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Monday, September 18, 2017

|Review| Mrs. Patels Fenugreek Bars

Any breastfeeding mama’s out there?

Yes? No? Maybe so?

Well, if you are a nursing mama or know one this post could be useful. If you’re not one…well it might not be so useful, BUT since we’re friends you’ll read it anyway? Right? Right. (That’s what friends are for 😉!)

I’m a nursing mama to baby AJ who is our 3rd baby and just the sweetest!


But being a mom of 3 keeps me busy and I don’t always hydrate and eat the way I need to in order to keep up my milk supply. Apparently pizza and gummy bears don’t help, who knew!?

In comes Mrs. Patels to save the day! I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while now and finally decided to place an order to try out the fenugreek bars. I decided to order the combo pack so I could try all the flavors, which include original fenugreek, chocolate fenugreek, and my personal favorite peanut butter fenugreek bars. The combo pack comes with 12 bars and need to be refrigerated upon arrival. They can also go in the freezer for up to 3 months if you don’t plan on eating them all right away.



Each batch is personally handcrafted, so if you’re an Amazon Prime addict like me – you’ll have to practice some patience as these do not come within 2 days! The wait is worth it!
The bars have an earthy and sweet flavor to them and as I mentioned the peanut butter was my favorite flavor of the three though the original and chocolate are tasty as well.


I ate 1 bar a day and noticed an increase in energy and milk supply by about ½ an ounce when I pumped, though typically I just feed him right from the tap ;). He always seemed to be full and happy which is my goal. I will note that a side effect to fenugreek is that you can exude a slight pancake syrupy smell from your pores. I don’t mind this, although it did make me crave pancakes! But overall, not the worst thing to smell like!

So, if you’re looking for a product to increase your milk supply Mrs. Patel’s is definitely worth the money. It’s also great that your first order is 20% off and they have specials all the time with other discounts that they advertise on their social media accounts.

Finally, I’d just like to add that while I am a huge breastfeeding advocate, I am NOT a breastfeeding Nazi! I always say: Breast is natural, but fed is best. So whether you choose breast, bottle, formula…as long as baby is happy and loved that’s what’s important.

To all the readers who are not nursing mamas but decided to be a friend and read this post, give your boobs a squeeze and thanks for being a friend! :)


And, for all my nursing mama’s that read this post, DON’T give yours a squeeze! Can’t risk the leakage! LOL!

M. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

|Fashion| Back{pack} to School

Ok, close your eyes and think back to the 90's...hair scrunchies, Clueless, Dunkaroo's, Saved by the Bell and these awesome mini backpacks:

Teal | Plaid
Remember those?! I had like 3! Ah the good ol' days of Lisa Frank, Skip-it's and Polly Pockets! 

Well even though it's 2017, it seems as though the backpack purse trend is making a comeback! And I'm not mad at that! I've rounded up five of my fave + budget friendly bags. 

Receipt: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

I have my eye on the pink blush bag, but so far I've been able to resist temptation because you know...budgets + adulting, but I might have to throw caution to the wind and add 1 (maybe 2) to my closet. ;0)

M. 


Monday, September 4, 2017

|Beauty| Kailijumei Lipstick


Have you all heard about jelly lipsticks?

Maybe I am behind on the trend, I was pregnant and on bed rest for most of last year so it's possible I missed the train! But I am ALL ABOARD right now and decided to buy one and try it out.

These lipsticks are almost too pretty to use with their golden flecks and beautiful dried flower. I decided to go with the Dream Purple {Or 'drem' according to the picture above 😉}.



I'll be honest, I ordered mine off eBay because I was a little nervous about how the lipstick would look and feel on my lips. I didn't want to invest too much, but I was pleasantly surprised!

The lipstick was very easy to put on, it glides on smoothly and it was so neat to see the color change and adapt to my PH. The color was no where near purple, but instead a very nice pink. I could definitely see myself using this as an every day color.




One of my favorite features is the tube comes with an attached mirror which is so convenient for quick touch ups!


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