The Remington Pivot and Flex Personal Shaver Makes a Great Father’s Day Gift

If you are in the midst of making a few new beauty resolutions, why not also resolve to give the man in your life a better chance at good skincare? With the gift of a Remington Pivot and Flex Personal Shaver, you can show your man how much you care while making it possible for him to enjoy smooth facial skin.

Offering a close, smooth shave, the Remington Pivot and Flex Personal Shaver delivers a quality shave that doesn’t irritate or damage facial skin. Not only does the man receive a great shaving experience, but you receive a smoother cheek to nuzzle on those cold nights ahead this winter.

The Remington Pivot and Flex Personal Shaver features an ergonomic design, a 3-position pop-up trimmer, and a fuel gauge for the battery so you know how much shaving time you have left. Its pivoting neck and three titanium coated foils deliver a smooth, comfortable shave with fewer passes than less technologically advanced shavers can produce.

With its rechargeable capability, this shaver offers 20 days of shaving (approximately 60 minutes of shaving time) before your man needs to recharge it. Although the battery needs two hours to complete a full recharging session, it is possible to get a quick charge in only five minutes so that you can get in a single shave right away. One of the nicest features about this shaver is that it can be used with or without the cord.

Whether you are looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for your dad, grandfather, husband, or father-in-law, the Remington Pivot and Flex Personal Shaver is a great option. I received one for the purposes of this review and my husband couldn’t wait to try it out!

 

Muffinmeal: Innovative Meals and Desserts

What will you create with your set?As a product that is certainly the next big thing, Muffinmeal is going to wow you. As the next big Zing 2011 winner in the home category, Muffinmeal is recognized as a revolutionary bakeware accessory that will change how you bake from now on. This product creates endless opportunities for you to be innovative with your cooking and baking.

Muffinmeal allows you to bake cup-like holes into your muffins or cupcakes. This gives you the chance to fill your baked good with any filling you find desirable. Other products may scoop out bits of your dough, creating crumbs and a lot of food scraps. Only Muffinmeal creates a mess-free hole without wasting any mix.

Muffinmeal is a wonderful idea for any meal or dessert! Fill muffins or biscuits with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Try cornbread with chili for lunch or dinner. For dessert, make cupcakes and add fruit or ice cream. To get a look at some tasty recipes head to the website www.cupcaqe.com. While you’re there check out the videos about the product and find out how to order yourself your own set.The basic Muffinmeal set

Design your treat with easy to follow directions with the Muffinmeal. This product works with any size or brand of cupcake pan and are adjustable to a variety of heights. Muffinmeal locks into place, so there is no need to worry about any sliding issues during baking or any differences between individual cupcakes in your batch. The product is FDA approved and can be placed in the dishwasher.

For the best and most delicious results, get acquainted with the cup and base before using Muffinmeal. This will help you to flawlessly disassemble the piece in order to keep your cupcake or muffin from crumbling. Wait for your baked food to cool before gently removing the Muffinmeal pieces.

I received a set of six cups for the purpose of this review. I was really excited to get a product to kick things up a notch in my kitchen. I always end up in a rut creating the same dinners and desserts and seek out something new by eating out. Meals with this product is no more expensive than cooking in my own home. This product is a simple way to switch things up and make not only eating more exciting, but also the process that gets it to the table!

 

Boppy Pillow and Gia Breastfeeding Pillow Comparative Review

Boppy PillowMy husband and I recently welcomed our baby daughter into the world and we’ve been working hard to get into the swing of things as new parents. Breastfeeding is by no stretch easy, but it is very beneficial to baby and mom so I’ve embraced it wholeheartedly. In my experiences so far, I’ve used the Boppy Pillow, Simplisse Gia Breastfeeding Pillow, and also just sat and cradled the baby in my arms for feeding. Here’s a rundown of my personal opinion on each approach and on both breastfeeding pillows.

I received the Boppy Pillow and a replacement slipcover as a baby shower gift before our daughter was born. We brought the Boppy to the hospital with us, but I didn’t use it a whole lot there. As I was learning the ropes of breastfeeding, I tried out the side-by-side position lying in bed, the football style, and cross cradle. In the hospital, the side-by-side lying position seemed easiest, but I haven’t really done that since I’ve come home.

Upon coming home, I do use the Boppy when I am nursing upstairs in our room. The Boppy is shaped like the letter ‘U’ and gives your arms a break as you are nursing your little one. There are many different colors and styles of slipcovers to enjoy for the Boppy. (I have a purple one and a multicolored one with pink and purple flowers and nature accents.) The Boppy fits snugly but comfortably around my midsection and gives equal support no matter what side you are nursing from, with a rather lightweight stuffing that makes it easy to remove or tote around. I actually keep mine upstairs since I also have the Gia Pillow. You can get the Boppy online at Amazon.com or at any of your favorite baby stores, including Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and even in Target’s baby section. The Boppy Breastfeeding Pillow retails for about $30.

Gia PillowI received the Simplisse Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow and a cute green monkey themed slipcover for the purpose of this review. This nursing pillow has its own unique shape, much like a comma or apostrophe – thinner on the one side and thicker on the other. This allows you to find the most comfortable fit for your newborn or growing infant. This breastfeeding pillow is denser than the Boppy, offering more support and cushioning. I like how I can position the Gia pillow directly across my tummy or off to the side if I’m going to do the football hold. The only thing I struggle with is putting the cover back on after I’ve washed it, but my husband thinks it is a piece of cake.

The Simplisse Gia Pillow is made from 100% cotton and it is designed to be comfortable for both mom and baby. The angle of the pillow aids with digestion for baby and takes some of the pressure off of mom as she nurses. The Simplisse Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow retails for $40. For more information, check it out on the Simplisse website.

 

John Frieda Products for Flawless Hair

John Frieda Definition & Curl, Tight Curls Curling IronThe John Frieda Tight Curls curling iron (model JFC8) is ideal for any curl lover. I received this product to review and I absolutely love it! This hair styling tool creates soft, beautiful, frizzless curls. The titanium ceramic-coated one-inch barrel has a cool tip to prevent any accidental burning of the ears. This feature has saved me many times trying to created a coif way before my brain has woken up in the morning!

When creating your perfect look, the professional swivel line cord prevents tangling the cord around your body or twisting your hand in impossible ways to get the iron out of your face or in just the right position. The product can rest safely on the counter and won’t roll around or burn the countertop. Although you should never leave a heat tool on and unattended, this John Frieda curling iron will automatically shut off after 60 minutes of being on.

This iron only takes 30 seconds to heat up. The digital temperature display shows which of the eleven high heat levels the iron is set at. The iron can reach temperatures as high as 400° Fahrenheit or 205° Celsius. Although you should always take care when heating your hair, this curling iron will protect your hair from heat with advanced ionic technology that will condition hair and reduce frizz.

Curls produced by the John Frieda Definition & Curl, Tight Curls Curling Iron

The best part about the eleven heat levels is that you can find the perfect fit for your hair type and adjust the level to whatever temperature you need for your ideal wave or curl. For delicate, thin, or easy to curl hair use a low setting like 220°F which the iron starts off at. Average to thick or treated hair should be curled at a medium setting around 310°F. Women with thick or wavy hair should use a medium to high setting like 330°F. For hard to curl hair, use the highest setting between 365°F and 400°F.

The second product I received was John Frieda’s Sleek Finish brush. This product offers you a chance at shiny, smooth, frizz-free hair. It uses deep-shine silicone strips to provide your hair with its best chance at the best hair day yet! The silicone strips are guaranteed to last for the life of the brush.

This hair tool also can transform your hair with Tourmaline (100% crushed gemstones) which releases natural ions to create shine and reduce frizz. This brush is ideal to use while blow drying with vents that allow airflow to reach hair quickly. Even with knotted hair after a sleepless night of tossing and turning in bed, the brush carefully detangles hair without pain.

 

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags Review

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags ReviewAs a new mom, I am certainly learning a lot about a lot. Breastfeeding didn’t come easy but it’s going much better now and our little one is doing great. I purchased a Medela Pump in Style Backpack to help me ensure our baby always has what she needs, even if someone else has her for a few hours. I have tried storing the pumped breast milk in sterilized BPA-free bottles as well as breast milk storage bags. I received a box of 25 Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags for the purpose of this review.

The Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags impressed me from the first use. I like the sturdy yet flexible BPA-free plastic bags and found them especially easy to fill, seal, and freeze. I did notice if I dropped a bag once frozen, or if one fell out of the freezer, sometimes the milk would leak when thawing or I might notice an “off” odor. This happened once in a while, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

I found it insanely easy to get the air out of the bags before freezing. These milk storage bags have a double zipper, which allows you to be very sure your milk is safe and secure, separate from everything else you have in your freezer, and protected from leaking everywhere.

The bags hold up to six ounces, making them ideal for a single pumping session, as well as for infants of different ages. These bags are also rated as the #1 storage bag for breastfeeding needs, and are marketed as the strongest bag available. Each bag has an outer tab that allows you to write the date and time you pumped as well as the name and number of ounces in the bag.

Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags are free standing and can be easily stored in your freezer either standing up or placed flat. The bags come in a tissue-pack style dispenser and they are all pre-sterilized. Thorough instructions make it easy for even the newest mom (like me) to get it right on the first try – no fuss!

I am very pleased with my experience so far. We haven’t had to defrost any of the milk stored in the Lansinoh bags just yet – right now we are working on building up our supply until we have to leave the baby with a relative for a few hours. However, the entire experience so far has been flawless, and I expect I will continue to purchase these bags unless we opt for storing in breast milk storage bottles instead. (Our lactation consultant at the hospital urged us to use bottles rather than bags, but that came with a lot of extra work and we are still trying to find out if there is a legitimate need to do so.)

These milk storage bags are recyclable as well.

You can buy Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags at your favorite baby store or baby department of various large retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com. Depending on the number of bags in the package, Lansinoh Bags retail for about $8 to $20 per pack. You might also find coupons available to reduce your cost.

Cute Baby Photo Albums – Baby’s First Photos

Pink Baby Photo Board BookOur family is a bit scattered across the States, and some of us are within driving distance but don’t always see each other even once a month. A baby photo album seems to be a great way to help a little one learn all the immediate family members – grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Of course, you wouldn’t want those precious baby books and matching albums to get destroyed by curious little fingers… thankfully the Take Your Pix® photo album is designed especially with these destructive adorable little hands in mind.

I received a gorgeous My First Photos Take Your Pix Photo Album for the purpose of this review. It is a very lovely shade of pink, perfect for our new baby girl. The book has a slot for a nice sized photo on the cover and it has a pretty, fuzzy font on the front that says “My First Photos.” The entire book is a board-style photo album, making it just perfect for little ones who haven’t quite learned “careful” yet. The board book pages are smooth with a protective clear sleeve to ensure each photo is safely tucked away from little hands. The pages have small curved cutouts that scale down the length of the book so each page is very easy for even a young baby to turn one at a time.

Take Your Pix Photo Albums are a product of Board Book Albums, LLC, created by Laura Miranti, a mom of four (with #5 on the way) who designed these creative albums to help with her daughter’s speech development. Miranti’s daughter Lucia served as the inspiration for the books. Lucia’s speech therapist of four years suggested that her mom make a photo album of important people, toys, body parts, and other items that could easily be named upon recognition. The first album Miranti created didn’t last long in Lucia’s hands, so she created a more durable, kid-friendly product that rivals the board style books that her daughter loved so much.

These board books offer a safe and sturdy photo album option for young children and babies, but they also work great for craft projects the kids can do with mom or grandma.

Take Your Pix Photo Albums have received numerous awards, including: Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Children’s Product Award 2011, Kidlutions Preferred Product Award 2011, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards: the Best Book Gold Award 2009 and the Special Needs Adaptable Product(SNAP) 2009 Award.

Albums from Board Book Albums, LLC are available on Amazon.com, Sears.com, Diapers.com, TheBump.com and Overstock.com. A portion of proceeds goes to a variety of special needs organizations and events. Take Your Pix books retail for between $19.95 and $24.95. For more information or to buy an album, check out BoardBookAlbums.com.

Of course, I did also pick up a few pink baby photos books of my own, by Carter’s (it has an adorable pink bunny on the front cover), and you can bet these won’t be going into our little one’s hands any time soon. While precious for sure, they wouldn’t stand a chance against tiny fingers or tiny hands!

 

Baby Changing Pad Cover Reviews

Pink baby changing padThe sheer volume of baby products available in stores and online can be truly overwhelming. Countless brands, styles, fabrics, colors, patterns, and options exist to suit every taste and preference. Changing pad covers are no exception. You can find fitted changing pad covers that coordinate with baby bedding sets as well as plain flannel or soft and plush minky fabric, organic cotton, and many other options when it comes to changing pad covers. Here are a few of my favorites….

I purchased a few changing pad covers and also received one for free from Kushies for the purpose of this review. I recently discovered that changing pad covers can be quite versatile, also doubling as fitted bassinet sheets (we have the Co-Sleeper Mini Bassinet). This is amazing because the fitted sheets for the Co-Sleeper bassinet are very expensive compared to simple changing pad covers, and they fit about the same.

I currently own three changing pad slip covers but plan to pick up a few more to ensure something is available when I haven’t gotten to the wash yet. (Sidebar comment: I completely feel like all we do is laundry anymore!!) With the unpredictability of newborns and young infants, it’s common to have accidental spills while changing diapers. Changing pad covers can rapidly make it into the laundry pile, so it’s great to have some spares on hand. It’s also fun to change the design here and there so that you and your little one get to enjoy new colors or new animals, patterns, or designs.

I picked two of the Summer Infant Basic Comfort Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover, one in pink and one in white. These covers are super soft and fit the changing pad and the bassinet mattress perfectly. The fabric is soft as can be (100% polyester) and is machine washable and dryable. These changing pad covers are advertised as being the softest change pad covers available and I don’t doubt it.White Changing Pad

These covers by Summer Infant fit standard changing pads of about 16” x 32” and have openings to allow most changing pad safety straps to fit their purpose. The super soft fabric is also stain resistant, a parent’s dream! I found the fitted changing pad’s edges to be stretchy and very easy to fit over the changing pad or bassinet mattress. For more information, check out www.summerinfant.com. You can also buy the Summer Infant UltraPlush Changing Pad Covers on Amazon.com in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, ecru, sage, and white.

Natural and organic products for baby offer a major selling point as well. We certainly want whatever is best for our infant’s skin and health. The Organic Change Pad Fitted Sheet by Kushies offers a soft cotton flannel option for your baby’s changing needs. I received a white change pad fitted sheet (17” x 33”) for the purpose of this review. I am impressed with the softness of the flannel and the construction of the elastic fitted edges and the openings for the changing pad safety straps.

The quality of this organic change pad cover is excellent. The fabric is soft and the fitted change pad sheet has finished edges to help it last the test of time and many diaper changes. This change pad cover is machine washable and dryable, making it easy to maintain as well.

Kushies offers just about everything for babies and toddlers, from bibs to swim diapers, toys, layette, and especially washable diapers, among many other products. For more information on this changing pad cover and the many other Kushies products (and where to buy), check out www.kushiesonline.com or visit Kushies on Facebook at facebook.com/kushiesbaby for special promotions, new product announcements, and more.

Life Love Beauty readers can take advantage of this code lifelovebeauty2012 for a 10 percent discount on any order from www.kushiesonline.com. Enjoy!

 

Eco-Friendly Computer Bags and Sleeves – GreenSmart Markhor Mac 16” Laptop Bag Review

Greensmart laptop bagWe can all do our part to help the environment, from turning off lights and electronic devices we aren’t using to carpooling and buying green products. Did you know that even your laptop sleeve or computer bag can be designed in an eco-friendly way? GreenSmart laptop sleeves, computer bags, messenger bags, and water and wine carriers are all comprised of eco-friendly materials and were produced as a result of socially responsible labor. We received a stylish and functional Markhor 16” black laptop bag for the purpose of review – here’s the scoop….

As a company, GreenSmart places great focus and importance on making the planet a little greener. GreenSmart uses a green manufacturing process as well as eco-friendly materials, green packaging and shipping, to name a few. Perhaps the most exciting and most interesting factor, GreenSmart Bottles 2 Bags products give plastic bottles a second life – they are derived 100% from recycled plastic bottles. To achieve this, bottles are recycled and ground into chips, then spun into yarn. The eco-friendly yarn is woven into fabric, which is then sewn into bags.

The Markhor 16” black laptop bag is perfectly sized for a 16” laptop or Macbook. The case is fully padded with additional padding on the corners to be safe. Even the handles are padded! Two zippered pockets on the front give you some storage space for small accessories or your checkbook and bills while a full-width open pocket allows for paperwork and more. This laptop bag also comes with a shoulder strap (not as padded, though) for easy toting.GreenSmart laptop black laptop bag

One observation is that this bag is designed to be slim and portable, great for commuters and those with other things they have to lug around. Depending on your laptop and its accessories, it may be a bit tricky to fit all your items, power cord, and USB mouse, if they are on the large side. It can be done for sure, but what you can fit in the bag is directly related to the size of your computer, charger cord, and accessories. If you are the type who likes to lug everything with you, you may need to cut back on a few things. This stylish and portable case is meant to be lightweight and eco-friendly, not a complete carryall for everything you own.

I love the look and feel of this lightweight, durable laptop case. It is conveniently sized for commuting on the train or subway, through the airport, or on your daily travels to and from home. The green mentality behind its creation is reassuring that some companies are moving in the right direction to help us sustain the health of our planet.

This may be purely a matter of personal preference, but I also love the orange interior fabric and how nicely it pairs with the black exterior. (I am a Flyers fan at heart, after all!) Of course, this laptop bag is also available in ocean blue or gray if you don’t prefer black.

The 16” Markhor laptop bag retails for $59.95. For more information on this bag and other GreenSmart products, check out www.greensmart.biz.

Alternative Sheets for Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper Mini Bassinet

Pink baby changing padThe Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper Mini Bassinet gives new parents a wonderful way to keep their baby close at night. The Mini Co-Sleeper can operate as a miniature crib or as an extension of your bed so that your newborn can be only an arm’s reach away. We received this bassinet as a gift for our newborn daughter and we’ve been using it for the past two weeks since her birth. We found the actual bassinet sheets for the Co-Sleeper Mini Bassinet tend to be rather expensive and we’ve read you can’t put them through the dryer. I started by trial and error in the hopes of finding a suitable (and more affordable) alternative to the Co-Sleeper Mini Bassinet sheets.

The mattress to the Co-Sleeper Bassinet is relatively thin and has Velcro underneath, making it a challenge to find a sheet that fits correctly. Since the reviews on the true Co-Sleeper bassinet sheets were not especially favorable, I opted to find something soft, washable and dryable, of high quality, and affordable.

We tried putting different sheets on the bassinet to see if we could get a good fit. Crib sheets were way too big so we skipped those. In a pinch we were able to fit Pack N Play sheets on the Co-Sleeper, but they were still a bit too big. When tucked in they worked okay, but they weren’t the ideal fit.Baby changing table

Finally in speaking with my sister-in-law, I learned that the best option she found for alternative bassinet sheets happened to be changing pad covers. I eagerly checked out her theory by putting a nice, fuzzy pink changing pad cover on the bassinet mattress and found it to be pretty much a perfect fit. Changing pad covers are more affordable than bassinet sheets yet they are soft and often still made of good quality fabric. (You can usually save a few dollars per sheet by purchasing changing pad covers instead of the bassinet sheets.)

I currently have three changing pad covers that I originally planned to use with the actual changing pad. I plan to buy a few more rather than ringing up higher costs on the true bassinet sheets and frustration in not being able to run them through the dryer. My favorite changing covers to use for bassinet sheet alternatives (for the Co-Sleeper) are the Summer Infant Basic Comfort Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover (available in a variety of colors), Kids Line Velour Changing Pad Cover Mosaic Transport, Kids Line Bella Velour Changing Pad Cover, and Kushies Organic Change pad fitted sheet.

If you have concerns about using other sheets besides the branded Co-Sleeper bassinet sheets, be sure to check with your pediatrician. You can find a wide variety of changing pad covers online at Amazon and in your local Target store, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and other favorite baby stores and mass market retailers.

 

Versatile, Trendy Swimsuits by Hapari for Women and Men

As soon as the weather gets a bit warmer, we often start to dream of trips to the beach, pool parties, and other exciting warm weather activities. Stylish new bathing suits come to mind, and many of us start working harder to get “back in shape” if we aren’t already at our ideal body type. Thankfully, so many colors, styles, and patterns exist in many diverse swimwear collections, allowing us an easy way to accentuate our best features while playing down those we’re still working on improving. Hapari – a swimwear retailer offering something for everyone from adult women and men to junior boys and girls – has a full line of swimsuits for any body type, including plus size and even mastectomy patients.

Hapari offers a wide array of gorgeous and trendy swimwear for women of every shape and size, with fun patterns and colors available in bikinis, tankinis, one-piece swimsuits, and coordinating bottoms that can mix and match with the different top styles. Bathing suit tops range from bandeau styles to halter tops, and more, while bottoms include tie bottoms, regular bottoms, sarong skirt style bottoms, hot shorts, swim skirts, and Tummy Tuk bottoms. A number of cover-ups, cover skirts and shorts, and other beach apparel items are also available to coordinate with your new swimwear possibilities.

I received a complimentary voucher code to select a swimsuit from Hapari’s website for the purpose of this review. In browsing the many fun and gorgeous swimsuits for 2012 on the site, I finally settled on a Black Classic Bandeau Tankini Top with a white border at the top and a coordinating white tie bottom. The Black Classic Bandeau Tankini Top comes with removable straps that are well constructed with metal hook-style clasps, making them very durable and easy to attach and remove. These straps can be worn as standard straps or in a halter style, or removed for a fully strapless look. The straps are white, matching the white strip of stretchy fabric at the top of the bandeau while the rest of the tankini is dark black. Sewn-in cups and a shelf bra make this a more supportive top for larger busts while the long and smooth stretch of black fabric offers slimming qualities to downplay any extra inches in the tummy area.

As for the white tie bottom, this classic bikini bottom makes the perfect complement to the white band on the tankini top. This bathing suit bottom is fully adjustable and the ties on the white bikini bottom are long enough to tighten or loosen the fit according to your needs. The side ties add a nice touch of feminine elegance and flirtatiousness while the bottom’s shape and style offer just enough coverage to complete the look of the black and white tankini top. A lovely hibiscus flower is embroidered on the back of the swimsuit bottom, right near one of the side ties. It is understated yet a perfect touch for this simple yet fun bathing suit.

The black and white color scheme creates a classy look that works well with the style of this tankini. The top retails for $49 and the white bottom with side ties sells for $31.

I had a little bit of money left over on my Hapari voucher that I decided to treat my husband to a swimsuit, too. I had him check out the selection on the website and he selected the Men’s Blue Hawaiian Tribal Board Shorts. These boardies are currently on sale for $19, down from $23.  They feature a true blue, white, and black pattern that has a wave style and intricate patterns reminiscent of Tiki masks and surfboards. The HAPARI name is embroidered on the one leg and “Aloha” with a symbolic depiction of the Hawaiian islands on the other leg.

The fabric is soft, smooth, and comfortable. The board shorts have one side pocket that has two small eyelets to allow water to drain freely. In full disclosure, there does appear to be a faint blue stain on the white fabric on the back of the swimsuit, but I plan to see if it comes out in the wash, or with a little hairspray in case it is some kind of ink.

I am really looking forward to wearing my new tankini swimsuit on vacation this summer, whether we make it to the beach, the mountains, or even to someone’s pool. I honestly could have selected five or six different women’s swimsuits that I just loved, so I am confident anyone else browsing Hapari’s collection will find a great new bathing suit for this summer and any subsequent excursions.

For more information, please visit http://www.hapari.com.

 

Finally – Pink Doggie Clothing for Baby Girls! Margery Ellen Baby Gift Set

Ever since I found out my husband and I would be having a little girl, I’ve been stuck on finding puppy and dog themed baby outfits for little girls. You couldn’t possibly imagine how difficult it is! So many things come in blue puppies or outfits that say “tough guy” with a little doggie, or something along those lines. Pink puppies and pink doggies just didn’t seem to exist for baby girls…. Finally I stumbled upon the Margery Ellen Baby Gift Set, which has its own collection of adorable pink doggies on super soft pima cotton garments for baby girls.

The Margery Ellen Gift Set is beautifully packaged in a pink and white patterned box with handle, much like an old-fashioned lunch box. Polka dots and stripes add just the right feminine touch to your very first impression. Opening the latch and lid of the gift box reveals a too-cute-for-words set of pink puppy themed baby clothes, including a soft pink hat, pink footie pajamas with snaps all the way down from neck to ankles, and a wonderfully soft and gorgeous pink puppy dog blanket. The pink hat has a very cute stitch around the edges and a small, two-tone pink dog embroidered on the front.

The same little pink dog appears spaced throughout the super cute footie pajamas, which are sized for 3-6 months. The pajamas offer impressive attention to detail, with lovely stitching and trim on the neckline, all the cuffs, and edges. The snaps are shiny and click together with ease, but they stay fastened just as well. Even the long sleeves of this cute baby sleeper have the pink dog embroidered for all to see. If you could only imagine the cuddliest, cutest baby girl in the world, she would surely be even cuter and cuddlier in this adorable pink puppy pajama set by Margery Ellen, available at Michael C. Finain Manhattan.

The soft pima blanket features three rows of pink dogs embroidered on a baby pink pima cotton background. The quality of this item is evident, as well, with the pima cotton taking on a heavy enough weight to keep the baby cozy and warm while still light enough to enjoy using it in the warmer months of the year. The pink doggie baby blanket boasts a lovely stitching along all the edges, with cute rounded corners that add a feminine touch.

If you are lucky enough to receive this item as a baby gift – or if you happen to order it for yourself – you may want to bring along the blanket and hat to the hospital with you when your baby is on the way. This set is honestly one of the cutest I’ve seen and you’ll be sure to love storing your little girl’s keepsakes in the sweet gift box while she stays cozy and cute in her jammies, hat, and blanket.

The Margery Ellen Baby Gift Set with pink puppies retails for $135 at Michael C. Fina in NYC. This is an unforgettable baby gift set that would make the perfect present for a baby shower or a hospital welcome. The entire set is machine washable and features only the finest pima cotton. All garments are made in Peru.

I received this item from Michael C. Fina for the purpose of review. This adorable and cuddly gift set is just one of many wonderful gift items available in Michael C. Fina’s baby department. Michael C. Fina is a 75-year-old, family-owned retailer located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NYC. For more information on this adorable pink puppy baby outfit gift set, please visit Michael C. Fina online.

 

Bestever Baby Mats – Lamb Baby Mat Review

Bestever Lamb Baby Mat ReviewI’m in love! From the first glimpse I caught of Bestever’s Lamb Baby Mat, I knew I had found a very special product that our little girl on the way is going to absolutely adore. When it arrived in the mail, I couldn’t even believe the little lamb is even cuter and even softer than I imagined. Excited to get my husband’s opinion, too, I waited till he got home from work and showed him the adorable plush lamb baby mat. He expressed that this is one of the best baby items he’s seen so far! (And trust me – he isn’t the type to get excited about baby gear!)

I had the pleasure of corresponding with Sandy, the vice president of Bestever, Inc., as I was looking for some unique baby products to share with our readers this spring. Sandy put Bestever Baby Mats on my radar and I’m so glad she did – these adorable products are just want I was hoping to find and share as one of the true baby gear must-haves! Sandy kindly sent me my very own baby mat for the purpose of this review, and has generously decided to extend a special giveaway for one lucky Life Love Beauty reader to win their very own lamb style Bestever Baby Mat!

The lamb style Bestever Baby Mat is a plush, creamy off-white, cuddly mat for your baby or young child to lounge or nap upon, crawl over, and enjoy for a long time to come. The mat is about 31” and has a circular belly as the majority of the mat portion, with an adorable lamb head, arms, and legs. The head makes a very soft pillow even an adult can enjoy. I adore the ultra soft fabric used for the entire baby mat, with the cuddliest part being the belly where your little one can lie and rest.

Every detail of the Lamb Bestever Baby Mat is meticulously designed, resulting in a product that you would be proud not only to own, but to gift as well. The lamb baby mat has adorable pink insides to its ears, and a different cuddly fabric for its face as compared to its head and ears. The face has lovely chocolate brown eyes with eyebrows and a cute pink nose and mouth. The underside of the mat has more of a canvas texture on the belly portion, giving better durability for longtime use. Baby mats are machine washable but should dry flat.

I so love this lamb style Bestever Baby Mat that I believe it may be my go-to photo prop for taking pictures of our baby girl during her “month birthdays.” I think it will be nice for context, to see how small she is at first and how she grows in size and finds new ways to enjoy lounging on her lamb as she gets older. I can already picture how much she will love resting upon the lamb even as a toddler or a young child. These clever plush animal mats are suitable for kids of all ages, so I am sure she will love it for many years to come! I know I will. And, I’m pretty sure my border collie saw me sneak this lamb mat up into our guest bedroom to await the little one’s arrival. She loves all things plush as well, and the fact that it is a lamb, well, you know border collies. Guess we will have to wait and see how hard it is to convince her that this lamb is for the baby, not for her use as a new dog bed or plaything! She’s a sweet pup and a good dog, so I’m not at all worried… (famous last words).

Bestever Baby Mats retail for $50 and come in a wide variety of animal styles that are perfect for little girls, little boys, and even when the baby’s gender is a surprise. Some of the styles include bears, puppies, a hippo, owls, a giraffe, a monkey, and a lion, to name a few. These items would make the perfect gift for a baby shower, a new baby, or a young child, and they are unique enough that you shouldn’t need to worry about multiple gifts of the same type. Even parents should enjoy these adorable baby mats – I am sure it wouldn’t be the first time an adult thought about resting their head for a quick catnap on these super plush and adorable animals.

For more information about Bestever Baby Mats, please visit http://www.shopbestever.com.

Stay tuned for your chance to win an identical Bestever Baby Mat in the lamb style!