Empties, Favorite Things

Empties 6.0

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Hi everyone I am back at it with another empties products review! Enjoy!

 

Alba Botanica Foaming Cleanser:

I LOVED this stuff! It worked really well on my skin and I hardly ever had a break out with it.  I am obsessed with this product line and ordering more soon!

Clinque Clarifying Lotion:

Not really a fan of this.  So many people love their facial line and I didn’t hate it but I didn’t like how it made my skin feel.

Revitalift:

Loved this stuff! I got it for free from Influenster but am buying another! I think it really helped with my fine lines and mama needs all the help she can get.

Elf powder:

I felt like this powder was ok.  Not a lot of coverage and had a little too much shimmer for my liking.  It worked for the cost though.

Lady Speed Stick:

Great deodorant.  After a workout I feel like the scent of the deodorant got really strong… guess it was working to cover up how bad I smell after a workout! ha!

Yes Face Lotion:

Another dud for me.  I feel like it left my face greasy.

Make up Forever Mascara:

Great mascara, I am not the biggest fan of the brush because I have smaller eyes but I make it work because I love this product!

Tarte BB Cream:

LOVE LOVE LOVE.  This stuff is great for everyday wear to not feel like you have makeup on but gives you that fresh finish.

Fun tip! Cut the top off and use a brush to get extra out.  I usually can get enough for another week or so.  Make sure to store in a ziplock bag!

St. Ives Scrub:

Always a go to scrub for me.  Love the scent and smell.

Up & Up Vitamins:

Another regular go to.  Post baby hair loss is crazy so I am still taking these to help out however I can.

What products do you think I should try next?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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SoapBox Review

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If you all have been readers for long you know I have a major passion for philanthropy, so when Soapbox approached me I was so excited to work with them on their campaign to reach 3 million donations.
Can you believe that just 7 years ago Soapbox started with the CEO making soap in his college apartment?!?!!? What an accomplishment he has made in such a short period of time!
If you haven’t heard of Soapbox they are a one-for-one personal care company that carries shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soaps. Which means for every product sold they donate a bar of soap to someone in need in the US or abroad. Another plus is they are vegan and cruelty free.
I was able to try the following items and here is what I thought:
The smell of this shampoo and conditioner is fresh and clean.  I feel like both men and women can enjoy it.  It soaps up well and leave a clean feel.  The conditioner really moisturizes but doesn’t leave a build up. &
This stuff smells so luxurious! It smells like something at a day spa and I love it!  The hand soap itself works great and isn’t drying on my sensitive skin!
This smells so yummy and sweet almost like bubble gum! It lathers well and doesn’t leave skin feeling dry!
This is my favorite smell of the group so floral and fresh! I love how well it lathers and that the smell is so refreshing!
I hope you can join me in reaching their  campaign goal of 3 million donations! To help I have a special PROMO code for you! gabbinggingerSbS3M. 
This code will allow you 10% off and the double donation credit! The promo code will expire on Friday, 10/13/2017.  
PS. One of the coolest thing is you can enter the unique hope code identifier and see exactly where your donation went!
Make sure to check them out on social media too:
XOXO Gabbing Ginger
Empties, Favorite Things, Shameless Plugs, Things I Love

Empties 4.0

Here I am again to give my yay’s and nay’s on this months empty products. Let’s get started!

St. Ives Scrub + Mask

Probably one of my favorite products.  You can use it as a mask or a scrub.  It isn’t as harsh as an exfoliator as some of the other scrubs I have used.

Baby Magic Calming Baby Bath

This smells SO good.  It really is calming and helps calm Tripp down at bedtime.

L’Oreal Shampoo [and conditioner]

I used up the conditioner awhile ago [seriously who finishes their shampoo and conditioner at the same time?!] I wish I could because it drives my type-A self insane…. anyway, I love this line because it makes my hair so smooth and shiny. I have very long hair and it help keeps my hair looking healthy in between hair cuts.

Garnier Fructis Conditioner 

This isn’t my favorite conditioner but I do like it.  It doesn’t smooth out my hair as much as I would hope.  It smells great though and doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy.

Happy Baby Puffs

Tripp LOVES these snack puffs when we are on the go.  There isn’t a flavor that he hasn’t love either.  I love keeping these in the car just incase he gets hungry and we don’t have anywhere to stop.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

Family, Favorite Things, Food/Drinks

My First Mother’s Day + Gift Ideas

I know, I know. I was a mother when I was pregnant but this year is so special having Tripp in my arms to snuggle and hug(he was born TWO days after Mother’s Day last year). These last few years Mother’s Day has honestly been very sad. It is hard watching so many people celebrate with their mom and you don’t get to do that.

I love that this year has brought new meaning to this holiday. I am so thankful that God chose Tripp to be my little one. He has shown me unconditional love that I have never known. He has taught me to be more carefree and less uptight. He has taught me patience and understanding and that with one little grin that he can get out of a lot of trouble.

I can’t wait to spend this Mother’s Day with my little family. Really that is the best gift of all BUT if you were to ask me some fun gift ideas for moms here is what I would suggest!

Pampering is ALWAYS a good idea for mom so a massage or mani/pedi gift card are safe bets! Click to photos below for direct links!

For the clean freak like me
Roomba

For the techie:
Apple Watch

For the Fashionista
Tory Burch Clutch

For the jewelry lover
Kendra Scott Necklace

For the mom’s who need ALL the coffee
Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte System

What is on your Mother’s Day list?
XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Empties #3

Hi y’all! I am here again to go through some of my used products! Enjoy!

Babyganics Shampoo+Bodywash: I can’t find the squeeze version of this anymore.  Which makes me sad because we have the pump version and I hate that it falls in the tub and gets water in it. I love the smell of this and that it rinsed clean from baby.  I tried using it as bubble bath but it left a film in the bath tub.  LOL.  I would recommend this product.

Dial Body Wash: This body wash didn’t seem drying. For those who don’t like a strong scent this would be good for you.  I like strong scents in body wash so it wasn’t my favorite. This has a great price point and it foams up really well which I like. Overall, it is a quality product for a good price.

CVS Dry Shampoo: I bought this in a pinch and it was on sale.  It works alright.  I think sometimes it can leave my hair looking a bit dull.  Also, it doesn’t seem to be as long lasting as I would like.  I usually have to reapply it throughout the day.  I would splurge on a better quality unless you are in a bind!

Matrix Smoothing Serum: This is the OLD version but I have linked the new one.  This works great but honestly I like my Paul Mitchell better only because it seems less sticky when I put the product in my hand.  I think the Matrix version is just thicker.  It helps keep my frizzy hair in line though for sure! I would recommend this.

Mac Blush: This brand is my go to for blush. This one is on it’s last leg and it busted to bits the other day so it is getting retire.  I love this color and a little goes a long way.  I think this blends well with other make up brands and the color is pretty true! Recommend!

Motrin: We have used this for fevers (as mentioned above) and for teething.  Recommend having this on hand!*

Tylenol: We had our first fever not to long ago  (as mentioned above) and this was great to rotate with Motrin.  Seemed to give our little guy some relief. Recommend having this on hand! *

*Please consult your doctor before giving your child medication.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

Beauty, Favorite Things, Things I Love

Perfume Perfection

When it comes to perfume I definitely have my “go-to’s”.  I do lean towards certain scents depending on the season. I usually stick with one or two signature scents throughout the season. These are what I think smell good on my skin and that over and over again I get compliments on!

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Burberry: The perfect warm winter scent. This scent makes me feel relaxed and cozy!

Burberry Brit:I have the older packaging]:  Love the floral crispy vanilla scent of this.  Perfect for on the go and everyday.  I almost ALWAYS receive compliments when I have this one on.

Marc Jacobs Lola: My favorite Spring and summer floral scent.  It makes me joyful and happy when I wear it.

Chanel: Chance: A: I LOVE this twist up travel size perfume.  SO great for moms on the go! B: The scent is SO yummy and gives me a little pep at the beginning of my day.

Chanel: Coco Mademoiselle: My favorite date night scent and is very enticing and warm.

Fendi: A fruity but deep blend.  This is a really good all year scent.  This is what I keep in my handy Travel Sprayer above.  LOVE this sprayer because it is SUPER easy to fill and great for on the go moms!

 

What is your favorite signature scent?

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger

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Caress Love Forever Review

One of the items you saw me open in my Influenster video post was Caress Body Wash. Free stuff to try….I’m telling you this site is one of my favorite to find reviews of products I want to try and to post my thoughts on products I have tried.

This body wash smells AMAZING.  Very floral and berry scented which is a favorite combo of mine! I have the Love Forever scent.  It claims to have a 12hr fragrance release.  Now I will say I don’t notice a crazy strong smell 10-12 hours later but I still smell fresh and floral!

I think overall it is worth the cost and I would buy it again. I definitely discovered a new favorite with this product!

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XOXO Gabbing Ginger