http://mamistimeout.com ...because every Mami needs some me time! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:38:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Clutchette Charger Review & Giveaway! http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/27/clutchette-charger-review-giveaway/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/27/clutchette-charger-review-giveaway/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:18:54 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9309 I got another great product here to review and giveaway! Clutchette Charger by Chic Buds is an amazing product. It charges your phone whether it’s Android, iPhone or Windows as it has a USB port. All you have to do is connect the phone to it. Also it has really easy labeled cords. One “in” […]

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Clutchette Charger Review & Giveaway

I got another great product here to review and giveaway! Clutchette Charger by Chic Buds is an amazing product. It charges your phone whether it’s Android, iPhone or Windows as it has a USB port. All you have to do is connect the phone to it. Also it has really easy labeled cords. One “in” to charge your phone and one “out” to charge the clutch.

What I was totally impressed by was the face that it was already charged! Sometimes you get things like this and it needs a good charge first before you can use it. I went to charge it and looked at the status button on the side which said fully charged. FULLY ladies. Which means you can just grab your charging cord to connect to it and throw it in your bag.

And that’s exactly what I did! Also the colors are beautiful. It’s such a pretty option for your bag. You know what else is awesome? Chicbuds is a company of WOMEN! No wonder they made a product that understands our needs. I need something that comes fully charged, pretty enough for my purse and not bulky. Check, check and check! And if you think this is not thin enough and you like to pack light, there’s a slimmer option for you as well for half the price of this one.

I do have two complaints though. One is the L shaped zipper design. It doesn’t open all the way to lie flat which could be a bit of a hassle to get your phone and the charger in and out. Also, you can only keep your phone in there, it’s not like a wallet where you can put things in there say, like a clutch. But since you can take the charger our of the clutch, you can charge anything, like your tablet or laptop as well.

I tend to do everything with my phone. I mean seriously I wrote this blog post on my phone. So I can easily go through a battery in a day due to writing blog posts pinning on Pinterest using it as a GPS, taking pictures of the kids…there’s an endless list of what I do with it! I can take this with me while on long trips or when we are on vacay with no outlet in sight. This Clutchette charger would be perfect for beach days, picnic days, hiking, Disney, the airport…endless possibilities. So how can you win your own?

Enter the Clutchette Charger Giveaway Below!

This giveaway runs through August 5, 2014! Only available to residents of the US. Suerte chicas!*

*Good luck girls!

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Makeup Tutorial by a Two Year Old http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/25/makeup-tutorial-by-a-two-year-old/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/25/makeup-tutorial-by-a-two-year-old/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:20:34 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9295 I guarantee this will be the best minute and 52 seconds of your life today. This cute little two year old is giving a makeup tutorial. She gives you tips on how to make your eyes POP! Have a great weekend! J

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I guarantee this will be the best minute and 52 seconds of your life today. This cute little two year old is giving a makeup tutorial. She gives you tips on how to make your eyes POP!
Have a great weekend! J

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Product Review: Firmoo Glasses http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/24/product-review-firmoo-glasses/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/24/product-review-firmoo-glasses/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:28:13 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9288 I’ve been wearing glasses and contacts since I was a teen. After my second pregnancy though, it was no longer an option and definitely mandatory. I could not see a thing without my glasses or contacts! I mostly wear contacts, but I see glasses as an accessory and have two pairs. I’ve been wanting to get a new […]

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20140724-122701-44821357.jpgI’ve been wearing glasses and contacts since I was a teen. After my second pregnancy though, it was no longer an option and definitely mandatory. I could not see a thing without my glasses or contacts! I mostly wear contacts, but I see glasses as an accessory and have two pairs. I’ve been wanting to get a new pair of glasses, specifically one with the photochromic lenses for those sunny days I just don’t feel like wearing contacts. The photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV rays.

I received an email from Firmoo if I wanted to try out their glasses and review them on the site and I jumped at the chance! It was perfect timing! I went on their easy to navigate website and looked for my perfect pair of glasses. I had my prescription so that wasn’t going to be an issue. But if you don’t need prescription and just want a pair of glasses you can choose that option too at check out.

Their glasses are super affordable I’m talking less than $50 for a basic lens. I got a great pair of tortoise framed glasses with anti scratch coating (because with kids, you need that), the thinner lens type (because I’m blind ya’ll) and the photochromic lens with shipping for about $60. The only thing was the wait I couldn’t wait to put my hands on those babies and try them on. Considering they were processed and mailed from China, ten days was nothing. Especially if I got the pair of glasses I wanted, without spending over $200 for it.

I’ve gotten so many compliments on my glasses and have worn them non stop since I got them in the mail. It’s nice to give my eyes a break from the contacts. My eyes can get really strained and dry and it’s nice to just put the glasses on and go!

What do you think of my glasses? Have you tried Firmoo or any online glasses provider?

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Rita Moreno Graces Glam Belleza Latina’s Cover http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/21/rita-moreno-graces-glam-belleza-latinas-cover/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/21/rita-moreno-graces-glam-belleza-latinas-cover/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:28:53 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9273 Who doesn’t love Rita Moreno? I still watch West Side Story to this day. She paved the way for Latinas that weren’t really on the big screen back then. Some (like Rita Hayworth) had to change their names in order to sound less Latina?! Don’t believe me? Google it! Rita Moreno reminisces in this month’s Glam Belleza […]

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GBL Summer 2014 CoverWho doesn’t love Rita Moreno? I still watch West Side Story to this day. She paved the way for Latinas that weren’t really on the big screen back then. Some (like Rita Hayworth) had to change their names in order to sound less Latina?! Don’t believe me? Google it! ;)

Rita Moreno reminisces in this month’s Glam Belleza Latina. Here’s a bit of the interview below.

Check out quotes from Rita’s interview below:

 

Rita on her career-making March 1954 Life cover…

“It was very Latina.”

 

Rita on her 1962 Oscar win for West Side Story (a Latina first!)…

“I was so astonished that I’d won!”

 

Rita on her early typecasting…

“I hated the dark makeup, being barefoot – all of it.”

 

Rita on her small but mighty role as a call girl in 1971’s Carnal Knowledge

It was a brilliantly written and dark scene but very hard to do.”

 

Rita on one of her favorite icons, Elizabeth Taylor…

“I had no [Latinas] to look up to back then. It’s crazy that I’m a role model now.”

To read more, check out Glam Belleza Latina

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July is Breastfeeding Month http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/15/july-is-breastfeeding-month/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/15/july-is-breastfeeding-month/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:40:52 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9268 Did you know that July is National Breastfeeding Month? I know it’s already mid July and I’m just now realizing it! Did you breastfeed or plan to breastfeed your baby? I couldn’t do it exclusively because both my boys were super greedy but I did try! That’s why I’m all about this shirt right now […]

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Did you know that July is National Breastfeeding Month? I know it’s already mid July and I’m just now realizing it! Did you breastfeed or plan to breastfeed your baby? I couldn’t do it exclusively because both my boys were super greedy but I did try! That’s why I’m all about this shirt right now by Sili at My Mamihood. It’s super cute shirt and you’d be supporting Project Breastfeed. Sili will make a donations of the proceeds of the shirt to this great organization.

I still regret not being able to breastfeed as much as I wanted to with Pun*. Between my preeclampsia and the blood pressure problems I had afterwards I think it affected my supply. I wish I would have contacted Sili about that at the time and maybe I would have been able to go longer! He was just so hungry and I wasn’t giving him enough :(

Head on over to Sili’s blog to purchase your shirt and help pay it forward to Project Breastfeed! I know I’m going to. So many ways you can style that shirt!

*Pun is my last baby. Used to be called Little Face because he’s so tiny, he’s now Punisher just because he’s mean! ;)

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Looking for the Perfect Wallet http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/14/looking-perfect-wallet/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/14/looking-perfect-wallet/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:19:41 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9261 I can be a very specific shopper. It’s both my blessing and my curse. It keeps me from overspending and limits those unnecessary purchases. But when you are looking for something specific, it can take weeks to find. Case in point. This wallet situation. I wanted a new wallet. My old wallet just wasn’t working […]

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I can be a very specific shopper. It’s both my blessing and my curse. It keeps me from overspending and limits those unnecessary purchases. But when you are looking for something specific, it can take weeks to find. Case in point. This wallet situation. I wanted a new wallet. My old wallet just wasn’t working for me anymore. It was a super cute Hello Kitty wallet I got for Mother’s Day last year, but it was too small for all the crap I needed to go in there. So I decided I wanted a Michael Kors wallet. But I refused to purchase it full price because really have you seen how much those things cost? No way. I’d spend it on a purse but not a wallet. So I hit eBay and must have bid on at least four or five wallets. I was outbid last minute. On all of them. ALL OF THEM. If you are a hardcore eBay shopper like I am, you probably know the feelings I felt after losing wallet after wallet over a few dollars. A. FEW. DOLLARS. I was so pissed. So a friend reminded me of Poshmark. And I love me some Poshmark. I found a Michael Kors wallet that was cute. It was $50 but I asked the seller if she could lower it to $40. She quickly responded said ok, I purchased my purse and all was well in the world. Until a week went by and my wallet didn’t ship. WTF. So I got my money back. And decided that maybe me and Michael Kors weren’t ready to meet just yet. I shop by designer and I thought, hey check out Betsey Johnson. She’s cute and quirky at the same time. So I did and found so many cute options. Got a big ol wallet for $20 and it’s super cute! Check it out. online shopping That necklace you see draped over my super huge clutch-like wallet is a hamsa made out of opal that I got from Etsy. I love it and it came from Israel! It took a little long to get here but it’s so worth it considering it’s such a different piece of jewelry. It catches the light differently depending on how it hits it and I love it! What have you purchased lately? Do you shop online as much as I do?

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Mary Kay Review and Giveaway http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/12/mary-kay-review-giveaway/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/12/mary-kay-review-giveaway/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:03:13 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9256 Mary Kay sent me a great package full of fun goodies to try. One of those goodies were these lipsticks that I have fallen in love with!! These lipsticks are sheer, not like regular lipsticks. Also they are moisturizing. Oh so moisturizing! The best part? They last through breakfast and even after lunch! They are […]

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Mary Kay sent me a great package full of fun goodies to try. One of those goodies were these lipsticks that I have fallen in love with!! These lipsticks are sheer, not like regular lipsticks. Also they are moisturizing. Oh so moisturizing! The best part? They last through breakfast and even after lunch! They are the perfect hybrid of a lipstick and a gloss with the non sticky part that glosses tend to give. So many colors and I’ve fallen in love with lots of them!mary kay lip colors

Pictured above are from left to right: Tuscan Rose, First Blush, Coral Bliss, Exotic Mango, Tangerine Pop, Lava Berry. These were my favorite out of the collection. Yes I couldn’t pic just one. There’s pretty much one for every mood. Don’t judge me.

I also received some great skin care for those of us that are starting to get concerned about aging. I’m so frustrated because I am still breaking out yet I now have to be concerned with things like wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles and everything else. It’s bs I tell you! Thank goodness that Mary Kay has my back and has all the tools I need to fight the aging process. And, I’m gifting one of you lucky readers with a Mary Kay anti aging goodie pack of your own!

mary kay giveaway

  • TimeWise Anti Aging Mositurizer (normal/dry) $24.00
  • TimeWise 3 in 1 Cleanser (normal/dry) $20.00
  • Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover $15
  • TimeWise Microdermabraison Set $50
  • And some other goodies!!

Enter to win this Mary Kay Giveaway

Enter the Mary Kay Giveaway by using the Rafflecopter box below! This giveaway runs from July 12, 2014 through July 19, 2014. This giveaway is only open to residents of the US. As always, suerte chicas/good luck girls!

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Latest Shopping at KMart http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/10/latest-shopping-kmart/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/10/latest-shopping-kmart/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:09:49 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9238 Kmart has the best clothing selection for boys hands down! It’s been a while since I have been to Kmart but I prefer shopping there since they have such a fun selection for boys clothing. If you are a Mami of boys like I am you know my struggle. It’s so hard to find anything […]

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Kmart has the best clothing selection for boys hands down! It’s been a while since I have been to Kmart but I prefer shopping there since they have such a fun selection for boys clothing. If you are a Mami of boys like I am you know my struggle. It’s so hard to find anything cute for boys that is still cheap. I want my boys to be cute but they are always rolling around anyway so I refuse to spend too much money on name brand clothes. I had splurged once on a pair of jeans from Children’s Place and in a few weeks there was a hole in the knee. For some $30 jeans!! No way.

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KMart sells the cutest clothes for boys of all ages and I got a few short sets for my toddler for $5 each!! I also got some cool transformer flip flops for my seven year old that light up for $10! Even when I go for other things I always stop at the kid’s clothes section since my kids don’t stop growing and they have the cutest things at the best prices.

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I also got for myself two summer dresses with a lace keyhole back. Very weekend friendly and for BOGO Free I jumped at it! Got one in all black and another in blue with teal lace. The length is also perfect for those days you don’t want to wear a maxi because it’s just like a sauna out there but I don’t wear shorts and I watch the length of the dress because again, mom of boys who roll around. I don’t want to potentially flash the neighbors as I run around with the kids.

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What have you purchased at KMart lately? Do you have any favorite stores to shop for boys?

BTW: Although I have worked with Sears/KMart in the past, this is a non sponsored post….I just love sharing my fashion finds!!

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Keeping Kids Busy this Summer http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/08/keeping-kids-busy-summer/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/08/keeping-kids-busy-summer/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:27:29 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9242 The kids are done with school and I’m scrambling to figure how to keep mine busy. There is definitely some summer fun to be had! Summer is my favorite time and is where most of my memories of my childhood have stuck. I have a shared Pinterest Board filled of ideas for Kids Summer Activities […]

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The kids are done with school and I’m scrambling to figure how to keep mine busy. There is definitely some summer fun to be had! Summer is my favorite time and is where most of my memories of my childhood have stuck.

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I have a shared Pinterest Board filled of ideas for Kids Summer Activities that some great bloggers contribute to as well if you wanted to check that out for some inspiration on bringing some summer fun to your household. I want to do some kind of calendar for them-mostly my seven year old, so that I can keep him busy with reading and writing all summer long. The newly DIY’ed command center should be a great help for that since he has requested a Spelling Week and a Math Week with tests on Friday. Let’s cross our fingers for limited tears! We are just finishing up first grade and I want to make sure he stays on track! I also have my personalized planner that I love but I do need to be better about actually using it. I can add things to that on what to do for the day, the week and if I do this right it could be my summer bible of sorts, to continue blogging, getting in shape, getting the house in shape….. Of course we’re trying to get away for the summer at least one or two long weekends but it’s much harder to plan fun around the city.

I check out Rochester’s Kids Out and About for great ideas for summer fun. I’m lucky enough to live in a very family friendly city with lots of activities and ideas for the weekend. We went to the Fairport Canal Days and it was the perfect weekend for it. We hung around, looked at all the vendors, had fried dough and just made an afternoon of it.

What do you do for fun?

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5 minute Makeup Routine http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/07/5-minute-makeup-routine/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/07/5-minute-makeup-routine/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:51:58 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9229 It’s morning. It’s morning and I have to go to work. I also have to look somewhat presentable and fake a good night sleep since a toddler kicks me all night (who’s idea was it to co-sleep??) and because I hate mornings I get up at the very last minute so all I have is […]

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Before and After five minute makeup

It’s morning. It’s morning and I have to go to work. I also have to look somewhat presentable and fake a good night sleep since a toddler kicks me all night (who’s idea was it to co-sleep??) and because I hate mornings I get up at the very last minute so all I have is five minutes at most to look presentable and fake this elusive good nights sleep.

The kids are out of school and it’s become tougher for me to look put together in the mornings. Picture a toddler attached to my leg at the same time as fielding never ending questions from my seven year old. It just doesn’t give me the best bathroom time. In case you are in the same boat I figured let me share my tips on getting you a five minute makeup routine! Four steps and you’re out the door I promise!

5 minute makeup routine

It’s summer! So make it easy on yourself and lay off the foundation a bit and just do a tinted moisturizer or bb cream. You can just apply either or with your fingers and you have a nice smooth complexion with some SPF benefit!

Go for a bronzer/blush duo. I just got one at Target from Sonia Kashuk and it’s amazing. Swirl with your favorite blush brush and apply on your cheeks. To make it easier on yourself as to where to apply just make a “duck face” and apply right on the cheekbone (not the hollow part).

Finish off with some mascara. If you wear nothing else, mascara makes you feel instantly awake. I’m going to be reviewing lots of drugstores mascaras to let you know which ones are truly good and which you can save your money for!

I love the Maybelline Baby Lips and own a few. It’s a great lip balm with the added benefit of a bit of color to them. I love Pink Shock it gives you a great “just bit a popsicle” effortless shine to your lips.

Four steps, five minutes and you’ve got a natural looking face for summer! Now you have more time to keep those kids from eating you out of house and home while complaining that they’re bored!

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