http://mamistimeout.com ...because every Mami needs some me time! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:46:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Fun Baby Shower Gift Ideas & Giveaway! http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/20/fun-baby-shower-gift-ideas-giveaway/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/20/fun-baby-shower-gift-ideas-giveaway/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:19 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9314 Disclaimer: This post is brought to you on behalf of Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment. Diapers and baby clothes are great and definitely a necessity for the new addition but what about something fun for the mom? There are so many great ideas that could pamper mom and help her through those difficult first weeks. […]

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Diapers and baby clothes are great and definitely a necessity for the new addition but what about something fun for the mom? There are so many great ideas that could pamper mom and help her through those difficult first weeks. Here are some ideas that would be a great baby shower gift!

  • A maid service. Wouldn’t it be great to get a full hour of cleaning for a new mom? One less thing for her to think about!
  • A subscription to Amazon Mom. That saved me the first few weeks with baby. Especially when it’s winter, it’s just you and your baby and you need diapers! Mom brain is at it’s highest at the first few weeks, so getting a subscription for diapers and wipes with two day delivery is a lifesaver!
  • A diaper cake is always a good bet. It’s super cute and inexpensive. If you need a tutorial check this one out on Pinterest:

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What would be a great pairing with a diaper cake or to put in a diaper cake but Dr Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment? Although new moms would love it (and diaper duty dads as well!) since you don’t have to apply the ointment with your fingers, I think that moms of toddlers would love it too! My toddler doesn’t sit still and a diaper change has to go super fast. Dr Brown’s Rash Ointment helps me with that I just spray  like Pam on a casserole dish, change the diaper and done! It’s been a life saver.

How about a giveaway?!

Dr Smith’s is offering Mami’s Time Out readers a chance to win one of two prizes!

1st prize is a $100 gift card to Amazon (maybe you can try out Amazon Mom if you win!!) with a six month’s supply of Dr. Smith’s products

2nd prize is a 6 month supply of products.

This giveaway runs through Sunday, October 26, 2014. As always, suerte chicas*!

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*means good luck in Spanish!

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DIY Fall Hair Color http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/14/diy-fall-hair-color/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/14/diy-fall-hair-color/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:27:23 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10214 I have long hair so changing my hair at the salon can cost more than $200 to start. It’s ridic. My new hair color cost me $20. No joke. Let me share with you my new color: I’ve been a shade of red since April I went to the salon paid the $200 to get […]

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I have long hair so changing my hair at the salon can cost more than $200 to start. It’s ridic. My new hair color cost me $20. No joke. Let me share with you my new color:

DIY Fall Hair Color

I’ve been a shade of red since April I went to the salon paid the $200 to get my hair lightened and it wasn’t the color I expected it to be. Since that always happens to me I decided from now on I will do my own hair color. I was using a boxed red from Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Color Crème, R3 Light Intense Auburn for months. This one here. And my hair looked like this:

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But since it’s fall now I wanted to go a bit deeper. And lord help me as much as I complain about going light I totally adore my hair dark. But eff them grays  not about that life. So instead I made more of a burgundy red and I had to mix a purple to get it more violet. Yes you read that right!

Here’s what I used:

Ion Color Brilliance Brights Semi-Permanent Hair Color Purple Ion Color Brilliance Liquid Hair Color 41R-Medium Intense Red Ion Sensitive Scalp Developer 20 Volume 32 oz.

Just remember I was going darker instead of lighter so if your hair is dark you may have to lift it a bit before doing this. Color does not lift color. Just my small PSA.

I waited a few washes before taking a pic since it was so dark at first. I used a ratio of half a purple bottle to a full bottle of color. Again my hair is long so it took two bottles of color and two bottles of 4 ounce developer and one bottle of purple color.

Honestly I think next time I might use more purple because it’s not as violet as I’d like it to be. But I would have to bleach my roots to lift it a bit before adding the same mix of color again. What a PITA! But $20 vs $200? I will do the extra work!

Do you DIY dye?

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Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias on Tour! Who’s Going? #STSA http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/13/pitbull-enrique-iglesias-tour-whos-going-stsa/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/13/pitbull-enrique-iglesias-tour-whos-going-stsa/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:24:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10222 Disclosure: I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Cricket Wireless. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias are out on tour right now sponsored by Cricket Wireless. Do you remember your first concert? The energy from the crowd and the artists on stage was […]

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Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias are out on tour right now sponsored by Cricket Wireless. Do you remember your first concert? The energy from the crowd and the artists on stage was electrifying! Now, concerts take it to the next level! Cricket Wireless are going to give you something to smile about if you are headed to the Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias concert. They are enhancing the fan experience by setting up some major items like:

A Cricket Stage. This is a 10 x 20 stage that you can find at selected tour stops. Fans can hop up on this stage and give their best pose to share on social media! Those photos will be entered into a sweepstakes where a winner and their 3 guests will get a trip to the Miami Latin Grammy Street Party. All I’m saying is, if you win…don’t forget about yours truly! Plus you get free ear buds courtesy of Cricket just for participating! Bonus!

There’s also going to be a backstage VIP area where you can meet and greet Pitbull or Enrique and take photos with them, a selfie station in the ladies room so you can snap selfies and post all over your social media! #WishYouWereHere I know I wish I was!

Not only can you win on the Cricket Stage, you have another chance to win a trip to the Pitbull and Enrique tour stop in Atlanta, meet Enrique in person and ask him all the questions your little heart desires!

Plus at high traffic spots in the tour venue, there will be holograms of Enrique and Pitbull you can take selfies with!

I’ve been to some concerts but nothing as fun as this! All the extras sound like a great time just don’t spend too much time doing all this, there’s also the actual concert to check out! They are both some great entertainers so you can’t miss that. I’d love to see Pitbull in concert, love his sense of fashion and catchy lyrics on great beats. Anyone going to the Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias tour this fall?

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Mani Monday | Nailtini Nailpolish http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/13/mani-monday-nailtini-nailpolish/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/13/mani-monday-nailtini-nailpolish/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:08:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10210 Disclaimer: Product sent to me for review. However all opinions are my own. Nailtini sent me a pack of nail polish to try along with two empty bottles I can mix the nail polish with to create a whole new polish! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Mani Monday, so I wanted to share […]

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Nailtini sent me a pack of nail polish to try along with two empty bottles I can mix the nail polish with to create a whole new polish! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Mani Monday, so I wanted to share it with you today.

I tried my hand at a little mixology but the color wasn’t as different as I’d hoped. But when I layered that gold color on the cobalt blue it was a completely different color! Check it out. But don’t mind my nail polish skills. After all these years of doing my own nails I still don’t do a good job. I clean the cuticles up while in the shower. It’s sad.

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My nail ended up almost a duochrome color which was pretty sweet! It’s a great effect to do on all nails or on one. I loved the cobalt blue color on its own too. I wish it was a tad bit shinier though.

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If you are into nail polish and subscritions in the mail then Nailtini’s Liquor Cabinet is for you. For $25, you get three limited edition nail polishes plus two empty bottles so you can be your own mixologist and mix up a new color. You can also shop for eyes and lips as well if you’re not a nail girl!

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Stylect App for iPhone http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/10/stylect-app-iphone/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/10/stylect-app-iphone/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:36:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10177 Part two of the fashion and beauty app series! For those of us still upset about Style Thief not having an option to search for shoes (Kate Bosworth needs to fix that) there’s an app for us! Stylect is all shoes all the time and it’s a Tinder type of app where it searches for […]

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Part two of the fashion and beauty app series!

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For those of us still upset about Style Thief not having an option to search for shoes (Kate Bosworth needs to fix that) there’s an app for us! Stylect is all shoes all the time and it’s a Tinder type of app where it searches for shoes based on your likes and dislikes. It also will tell you when they go on sale!

The only drawback to this app is that it doesn’t have many low end selections. Not all of us can afford $700 sneakers Amirite?

Pros to this app is that you don’t have to create an account (if I have to remember one more password I’m going to have problems) and it will still save your selections. Super easy swipe left for nope or right for yes please! This feature is easy when you’re trying to browse and your hands are full of kids running around. One handing it for the win! You can also go online to check out shoes. I do like those Lily Pulitzers for summer but I don’t know about spending $178! At least it would let me know if it goes on sale!

Another free app for you to check out and get your shopping on! To download and for other information on Stylect, check it out here!

Do you have any fashion apps? Which one is your favorite?

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L’Oreal New Foundation Visible Lift Blur http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/01/loreal-new-foundation-visible-lift-blur/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/10/01/loreal-new-foundation-visible-lift-blur/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:39:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10156 Disclaimer: This product was sent for review, however all opinions are my own. I received this L’Oreal Foundation to review and to be honest I was a bit afraid. I love their selection of colors to suit every skin tone, but the L’Oreal True Match Foundation has made me break out big time before so […]

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Loreal Visible Blur

I received this L’Oreal Foundation to review and to be honest I was a bit afraid. I love their selection of colors to suit every skin tone, but the L’Oreal True Match Foundation has made me break out big time before so I was a little hesitant to try this. I actually stay away from drug store foundation due to the lack of selection or the fear of breakouts.

This baby right here though was amazing!! I actually wore it for a full week before I wrote this review. In the summer, I like to use a powder foundation to keep my oily skin from going out of control. In the winter, I tend to go to a liquid foundation or a bb cream. I hate heavy foundations but I also hate when the foundation wears away before I’m done for the day. Well L’oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation was the perfect medium coverage foundation and it does what it says, it blurred my imperfections to make my skin look great. The key though is that it did not make my skin look like it was caked up with makeup. I just don’t like to see my “face beat” on a normal every day basis.

I used a stippling brush (pictured above) to give it an airbrush finish. I chose the color Honey Beige and it was a perfect match. The first day I tried the foundation I went to work, went to the gym on lunch (of course I showered, taking care of not getting any on my face) and then came back to work. I took a picture when I came home after a super long day and the foundation stayed put!

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I love the natural look it gives me! I have quite a bit of redness to my skin and the L’oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation really evened my skin out. If you want to try this for yourself, you can get it at your local drugstore, or on Amazon online. Plus it’s eligible for Prime! $12.99 with free two day shipping? How can you say no to that!

I have a feeling this foundation is going to be with me for a while. Have you tried any of the L’oreal foundations? Which one is your favorite?

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Six Perfect Lipsticks for Fall http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/29/six-perfect-lipsticks-fall/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/29/six-perfect-lipsticks-fall/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:19:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10170 Disclaimer: Products purchased collected by me Fall is here! Let’s all rejoice by switching out our makeup routine and bringing something new to the vanity. In the past year I’ve finally shaken my fear of lipsticks, specifically anything that’s not on the nude spectrum. It’s been fun to play around with new colors and applying […]

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Fall is here! Let’s all rejoice by switching out our makeup routine and bringing something new to the vanity. In the past year I’ve finally shaken my fear of lipsticks, specifically anything that’s not on the nude spectrum. It’s been fun to play around with new colors and applying lipstick is sooooo much easier than working on a smokey eye.

Here are my 6 choices for the perfect fall lipstick!

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Aren’t they pretty and just scream fall? I’ve got a few different brands and price points here so starting from the two lip stains:

First one is Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin. These color sticks are hydrating while still giving you great color.

Right behind that we have Wet n Wild Mega Slicks Balm Stain in 2am Wake Up Call. Did you notice in the disclaimer that I called myself a collector? I have so many lipsticks glosses and stains that unless it’s Limited Edition I’m not purchasing anymore. I absolutely love this color, it is a limited edition from Wet n Wild and I also grabbed a nail polish that was LE. Still not expensive at all for around $2. I love the moisturizing and color pay off of this one too. It’s definitely more grape than the Rich Raisin above but for $2 I love that you’re not committed, in case you want to try a new color. Did I mention it was Limited Edition?  You may want to grab you a piece, I couldn’t even find it on Amazon at this point but Lady and the Vamp is pretty close.

Behind from Left to Right we have:

MAC Satin Lipstick – Rebel : I just returned my empties using my Back to MAC program-in case you don’t know what that is, read this! This is a beauty blogger fave and for good reason. It’s not as dark as say heroine but versatile enough for day or night and even the office! Love this color it’s so pretty! Here’s another angle of it…

MILANI Color Statement Lipstick – Uptown Mauve: I’ve recently found Milani and this is the first lipstick I have purchased. One thing that made me shy away from lipstick was the smell and texture. This lipstick smells lovely and is creamy! I love it! And it’s a beautiful color that stays on through lunch!

Wet N Wild Lipstick Cherry Bomb #918D: Another beauty blogger fave, this dark rich red can really compete with the bigger brands. The color is beautiful, great consistency but I wish it was a little more creamy. It’s a bit drying but for something under $5, you really can’t complain too much.

Last but not least is

NYX Butter Lipstick in Hunk: This lipstick looks dark in the tube but once you apply it, it goes on medium coverage. It’s perfect for fall and a great berry tone! Here are swatches for you guys!

6 perfect fall lipsticks

Even in the swatches you can tell how matte Cherry Bomb is compared to the other lipsticks. 2am Call Time is more grape than the others, Cherry Bomb is matte and the darkest, Rebel and Uptown Mauve could be dupes if you don’t want to spend the $16 on lipstick.

For ease of purchase because I know you want to buy at least one, I have included all links to buy. But for those of you who like to see your makeup up close and personal before purchasing, you can find everything but MAC at your local drugstore or Ulta. MAC of course is sold exclusively at the MAC Counter or online.

Which of these six fall lipsticks were your favorite? Do you have any to add to the list?

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Product Review: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/24/product-review-too-faced-cat-eyes-palette/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/24/product-review-too-faced-cat-eyes-palette/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:48:15 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10149 Too faced Cat Eyes comes in the cutest packaging! I’m such a sucker for packaging. Fortunately the product itself doesn’t disappoint. I love the wet/dry option of the eyeliner. Although it’s separated by classic day and night options, you can easily mix and match the colors to get a custom look. I preferred the wet […]

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Too faced Cat Eyes comes in the cutest packaging! I’m such a sucker for packaging. Fortunately the product itself doesn’t disappoint. I love the wet/dry option of the eyeliner. Although it’s separated by classic day and night options, you can easily mix and match the colors to get a custom look.

I preferred the wet look since it had more of a color payoff than when it was dry. But the shadows were all long lasting and didn’t crease. Something I was surprised about since usually light colors like that don’t show up on my skin tone.

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The brush you see here is the brush I used to get my line on straight. For a wet look I wet the brush prior to applying the liner. Some of you may argue that this is a brow brush and you would be correct. I like the slant of the brush and prefer to use it as a liner.

Both shadow and liner stayed put all day and I’ve been using this Too Faced palette non stop since I’ve gotten it! This palette is $36 on the Too Faced website. It also comes with A little booklet full of tips which would be great for those of you just getting started with eyeshadow or makeup in general

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Louboutins…5 Shades of Nude http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/19/louboutins5-shades-nude/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/19/louboutins5-shades-nude/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:20:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10124 Louboutin’s have been seen on the feet of every fashionable celebrity for years! This trendsetting line has always made a mark in women’s footwear by being current trendy and of the moment. And now the brand has realized that not all nude shoe has been created equal. Usually the nude shoes you see are tailored […]

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Louboutin’s have been seen on the feet of every fashionable celebrity for years! This trendsetting line has always made a mark in women’s footwear by being current trendy and of the moment. And now the brand has realized that not all nude shoe has been created equal. Usually the nude shoes you see are tailored for the lighter skinned mamas. I end up going for the tan shoe because that’s my nude.

Louboutin has reinvented the term nude shoe by creating a shade for every skin complexion. Because my nude and your nude and her nude would be three very different colors.

They come in five shades and retail for $625 so if you can afford these purchase quick as a lot of them are sold out. Buget Fashionistas don’t cry too much! Usually budget brands always follow the expensive brands so I’m hoping it doesn’t take them that long to follow suit. I would love a pair of nude shoes!!

But if you are considering the purchase just think of it as an investment that could last you forever. Also think of the price per wear. They may end up being the best investment you make! So if you’re going to buy yourself some can you also buy me a pair? I’m a 7.5 thanks! ;)

To read more about Louboutin’s nude color spectrum, check it out here!

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What to Wear to a Football Game http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/16/wear-football-game/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/09/16/wear-football-game/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:36:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10138 If you are anything like me, you love fashion and you know a little bit about football. Enough to know that you should wear some type of jersey if you get invited to a football game or super bowl party but how do you style it? I created my perfect game day outfit using one of […]

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If you are anything like me, you love fashion and you know a little bit about football. Enough to know that you should wear some type of jersey if you get invited to a football game or super bowl party but how do you style it?

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I created my perfect game day outfit using one of Fanatics’ NFL Jerseys.  Now, I live in New York and I asked my hubby he’s a Jets fan. No lie, I have one football jersey to my name and it’s a Greenbay jersey I found that is pink and white and I could wear to work Smile. So I went to Fanatics and I found some great women’s jersey’s and here’s how to accessorize it!

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To be honest, this could be worn with any your favorite team jerseys. The tan peep toe booties are super cute and a great stacked heel is comfy but still stylish. Boyfriend jeans would be great instead of the usual skinnies and a bit more relaxed. Add to that some simple accessories (earrings, ring and bracelet) and you are done! Top it off with a great bright lip which has been my absolute favorite lately and you are perfect without trying too hard! A bright lip can brighten up your entire face and this raspberry shade is perfect for fall.

How do you style your jerseys? Check out another post I did as well about what to wear to a football game for more ideas!

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