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OlgaDavis30: December 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Friendship Bus Review

I received a free product from Crowdtap to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. 


My toddler Maddie is a huge fan of My Little Pony. Whenever we go shopping she always wants to buy a toy but they always come with very small accessories, which I think are not age-appropriate for her. That is why I am glad that Playskool has My Little Pony toys that are durable, soft, and great for little hands. The Rainbow Dash Friendship Bus is a great toy for her to use her imagination. She loves putting her little ponies inside the bus and taking them on road trips. Where will she go next? "To the park", she says. Maybe grandma's house will be next, we'll see what she comes up with.

I also received a My Little Pony Figure Two-Pack with Applejack and Daisy Dreams which are a great way to show her how to share her toys with her little sister. It is so nice to see them able to play with same safe toys and hear them laugh and see them smile. 



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WaterWipes - A Natural Baby Wipe Option Available at Mariano's

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Baby wipes are the one item I always have to have on hand for my baby Olivia. I use them for diaper clean ups, messy faces, and noses. I was recently introduced to WaterWipes. I was able to find them at one of my favorite stores, Mariano’s. I enjoy shopping there as they have so many unique items that I can’t find elsewhere. Plus the store is well organized so it is easy to find things. Finding out where to get WaterWipes is also easy with their store locator, click the link to find the closest location to you http://goic.io/AWYHzQ. I found out there were multiple locations around me where I could get them, making them a convenient choice.

So what makes WaterWipes such a good find? Easy, it’s all in the name. WaterWipes, a premium European brand, is a chemical free baby wipe that is made up of 99.9% purified water, and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.  Just two very natural components! Sometimes when we are shopping for baby items we don’t think twice about the ingredients, we think they are safe because they are made specifically for baby. But many products out there do contain some chemicals. WaterWipes are durable and effective without having any harmful chemicals. And I like products that are safe for baby, a plus when they are also all natural. It is sometimes hard to keep tabs on ingredients, but I do try and find any available options that will be better for Olivia and Maddie. They are both my number one priority.

Baby Olivia approves!
Here you go Mommy!
As you may already know my toddler, Maddie, suffers from a minor case of Eczema, this is good news for her sensitive skin. I don’t have to worry about any chemicals while I’m cleaning her face. I also love that she can use them while potty training, so we are sure to avoid the pesky diaper rash.

Because WaterWipes are chemical free, they don’t contain preservatives. The package will keep for up to 15 months before it is opened, so go ahead and stock up. Once you open your WaterWipes package, you should try and use the pack within 1 month. For me that’s not an issue with two kids.

Another thing I liked about the WaterWipes was that they are not inter-folded. So I don’t have to worry about accidentally taking out three wipes when I only need one (and for those days Maddie wants to use one her baby doll, she doesn’t take half the package). This also allows for the sterile environment within the package to be maintained. For the same reason, it is recommended that you do not relocate the wipes in an alternate container. So take a look the next time you're at Mariano's and give them a try!






Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hair Donation to Children with Hair Loss



A couple of months ago I was going to cut my hair about 3-4 inches when it occurred to me that if I let it grow a bit longer I could donate it. After many months, I was finally able to make a donation to Children with Hair Loss. There are many organizations where you can donate your hair to, but many of them of them have their own guidelines. With CWHL their requirements were something that my hair met. My hair is dyed, and many organizations only want non-chemically treated hair. They also only require 8 inches, as where others require 10 inches. My initial thought was to donate 8 inches, but after reading about the children who get the hair, I decided to donate 12 inches in order to be able to provide for a longer wig for a child who wants long hair.



I stepped into the salon, and with out much hesitation the stylist just chopped off my hair, really no time to react. She made sure I was also standing up and not facing a mirror. This was actually a great approach as I thought I was going to cry, but I didn’t. It felt quite liberating to let go of my hair. It really was a weight on my shoulders, and I’m glad that a child will get to benefit of the hair. It will probably take another 4 years for my hair to be this long again, and who knows maybe I’ll donate it again.



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