Fun Summer Finds for Active Women

As active parents, we are excited that warm weather has finally decided to visit us (and here’s hoping it stops raining for a few minutes so we can stay outdoors to enjoy it!)

Now that Spring has spring and Summer is on the way, here are a few of our favorites for moms on the go.

Sand Cloud, an environmentally aware company that donates %10 of it’s profits to #SaveTheFishes (help protect and preserve marine life) offers a wide array of items that are sustainable, adorable, and environmentally friendly. From super useful items mom will love like reusable glass bottles with beautiful and fun designs on them to metal straws that you can take anywhere (avoid those unnecessary plastic ones), soft towels with lovely artwork, to organic tees and tanks and more. Visit https://www.sandcloud.com to see what strikes your fancy.

yoga gear

Yoga lover? Me too, we hit the mat almost daily, it is one of the best ways to center yourself and have a few minutes of peace. Slightly Buddha is a yoga company for yoga lovers, by yoga lovers. The items on the site are simple, pretty, and express the ideas of living a zen lifestyle. They make, as they describe them, “well made, cute clothes” that offer value to the customer. As the owner describes the collection, “Slightly Buddha is a manifestation of my love for yoga, art and clothes.”  The clothing is soft and comfortable, and perfect for hitting a class or running errands. Pay attention to the photos and the reviews, they are honest and helpful when choosing a size.  Visit https://www.slightlybuddha.com and check out the graceful designs that are easy to mix and match.
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Poise and LBL #PoiseLinerLove @walmart

Disclosure- This I received compensation and / or samples in order to provide this review.  All opinions are my own and honest. For more information, please see “I Disclose”.

Light Bladder Leakage (or LBL) is a common occurrence for women of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.  This occurs in one in every three women and some of the most common reasons are;

Physical changes from childbirth, pregnancy, hysterectomy, or menopause, being overweight, complications from surgery, stroke, or chronic diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease. It can also occur from a bladder or urinary tract infection, or bladder irritants (certain foods and beverages).

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As a personal sufferer of LBL, it can be daunting trying to find a way to either cover it up or work around it.  Sometimes it’s just a funny joke or a silly life event occurs and I happen to leak a bit.  Other times I just leak.  Luckily for me, I realized the best way to go about this is by having a little protection during daily activities.  This comes in the form of Poise Micro liners and liners.  Micro liners are great for when you know you are going to have a ‘good day’ with little to no issues, or if you don’t leak all that much.  Liners are great for those “more then just a few drops” days.  With an absorbancy of 2 out of 6 these are perfect for the infrequent spurts and drips.
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Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs #Underwareness #IC #ad

Disclosure- I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Depend. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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Depend brand undergarments have been blocking leaks and accidents for years and their newest in the line of products is the Silhouette Active Briefs which not only protect from embarrassing leaks but also features a thin design cloth-like fabric that is smooth under clothes for complete comfort and trusted protection.  The briefs also come in two colors black and beige.  If you think these briefs aren’t for you consider a few facts.  Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage. That’s 1 in 3 American women. There are many common causes of bladder leakage in women including pregnancy, childbirth and even diabetes.
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Pitch Perfect 2, Schick® and Skintimate® are Perfect Together

In recent years, there has been an insurgence of music based competitions movies.  But there are a few gems which not only include music, but also poke fun at themselves.  One such film was Pitch Perfect, which was released on 2012.  Now, fast forward a few years later and we are on the currently on the cusp of Pitch Perfect 2’s release in theaters, May 15, 2015.  The movie follows the adventures of the Barden Bellas, an all female a capella singing group and their misadventures trying to get back into the a capella singing circuit.  This movie looks absolutely hysterical and with just the right amount of music, heart, and humor to keep everyone entertained.

shaving gel

One of the official sponsors of the new movie is Schick’s Women’s Shave.  As such, there are special limited edition Pitch Perfect 2 packaging for Schick Hydro Silk Razors, Skintimate Shave Gel Schick Intuition, Schick Quattro for Women, and Schick Xtreme3.  On select packages for a limited time, consumers can get a free ticket to see Pitch Perfect 2.  To get your ticket  just purchase 2 products with a minimum value of $10 at an Ahold store, including Stop & Shop, Giant, and Martin’s.  Then fill out the print out form received at the register to redeem the coupon.  This is a limited time promotion and runs from until 05/23, so be sure to act quickly.
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Lunsdale II Quilted Jacket

Unfortunately all seasons have to come to an end, and with those ends clothing options change as well. From summer to fall, then fall to winter- jacket and layers are necessities in many parts of the country. In mine it is absolutely necessary. Today we will be looking at a new jacket which is water proof and insulated for the perfect fall into winter jacket, the Lunsdale II Quilted Jacket.

products and ian snoring video 10 2 14 007The Lunsdale is built with some interesting technology involved, like the AquaDry Membrane mesh lining. This lining will not only keep you dry but also warm in all kinds of nasty weather. Along with the quilted construction of the jacket you will be comfortable and stylish in this jacket. The jacket also sports 9 pockets including 2 zipped hand warming pockets, 2 studded chest pockets, 1 mobile phone pocket, which can also be used as an mp3 player pocket, 1 Velcro credit card pocket for easy access during bitter cold days and 1 zipped inner pocket for those items you want to keep most safe. The storm flap and narrow inner zip guard help keep unwanted drafts out of the Lunsdale, keeping the jacket where you put it and most importantly wrapped around you.
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Having the Menopause 2nd Talk with #PoiseFab5 #Cbias

What business do I have talking about menopause? Too young, you think? Well, maybe- but lucky me- I get to go through a fantastic menopausal journey, courtesy of medically induced hormone treatment. (And NO, I am not trying to get pregnant, please!)

Poise Feminine Wellness Products #PoiseFab5 #Walmart

Are you now super jealous? Try not to be- one day, we all get to go through it, LOL. As for me- I get to do it twice! Once now, and once when I am actually supposed to- YAY ME! Hmmm….well…maybe not, but hey, what can you do, right? You can try the new Poise products to combat the side affects of menopause, take off the edge- at least feel less gross and melt-y, LOL. (Is it hot in here???)

Check out the new Poise Feminine Wellness products, which cover everything from personal hygiene to “intimate” matters. Mom may have talked with you about where babies come from- but did she ever tell you about hot flashes, night sweats, and wild mood swings? No? Well, then ladies, you need to ask!

If you have not had a period for at least 12 months, that is one way of knowing that you are in “the change”. But that’s not all- all those pretty side effects are usually a hefty tip-off. Menopause usually begins around the age of 45-55, but it all depends on your family and personal medical history.

My aunt has been dealing with menopause issues for as long as I can remember- she is always, ALWAYS hot- even walking around in the winter in t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops. The first time I had a hot flash, I felt like someone had “lit me” from the inside- it was sudden, unexpected, and I felt both insane and disgusting. (I sweat…..a lot…and felt really frantic- I had no idea what was happening!) All I wanted to do was peel my clothes off and jump into a freezer. When it passed, I immediately had a whole new respect for my aunt. That. Sucked. No nice way of putting that!
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Stillettos and Self Defense

Jennifer Cassetta is a self defense expert, trainer and nutritionist. Early on in her career, Jennifer was attacked while in high heels. Even though she was not dressed to fight, she was still able to ward off her attacker. Since then, she has run UFC test nutrition test groups and training guidelines, worked with celebrities, members of royal families, and even moms like you and me.

This exercise comes with empowerment and a touch of class. Jennifer Cassetta has released a brand new instructional DVD series titled Stilettos and Self Defense. This series was inspired by Jennifer’s own run in with a would be attacker using her experiences and training in HapKiDo, so these moves work! The DVD is broken down into parts, the first being the ABC’s of Prevention,:
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EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

With fall upon us, it’s the perfect time to try out a new makeup routine to freshen up your look. EcoTools, a leader in earth-friendly beauty products, has teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles to showcase a new makeup routine to get gorgeous in just five minutes. Made from 100% cruelty free, soft taklon bristles and recycled aluminum ferrules, it comes in a convenient natural cotton and hemp travel case- making it the perfect on-the-go kit for fashion forward ladies that care about the planet.
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