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Review: SOZO “Miracle” Hair Product

Well, I found out why it’s called “Miracle”! Watch my review below to see how SOZO Hair by Bajon Salon‘s Miracle product gave me some seriously healthy shine, and cuts through tangles like butta. 😉 Click here to order/learn more about it: www.sozoproducts.com

Here are some of my favorite things about it:

  • MIRACLE is a Leave-In and Conditioning Treatment for youthful, ageless hair!
  • MIRACLE saves, heals and protects your hair with intense botanicals.
  • It adds moisture and protein to the cortex (inner layer of the hair), which strengthens, then seals the cuticle which protects the inner layer and hair color molecules. By sealing the cuticle the hair is more reflective which adds shine, diminishes frizz and fly away’s, mends split ends, protects from sun and heat damage, gives light control/hold and….. smells amazing!
  • Makes hair incredibly soft, silky and shiny!
  • Best value on the market today.
  •  It only costs about 15 cents per use!
  • Buy the 7oz Luxury Bottle get the 2oz Travel Bottle free, a $10.00 Value!
  • Made in America! Unconditionally Guaranteed!

Review: WashClub CincyDay

As a mom of a toddler and newborn (with a husband who loves working on his car and in the yard), I feel like I’m LIVING in my laundry room… constantly washing, drying, folding, sorting, putting away, repeat. I was joking with one of my mom friends a couple weeks ago about how I wish there was a laundry fairy that would visit my house and take care of it all so I could finally have my life back… and she said such a thing actually exists (WHAT?!?)

Come to find out, it’s true (well, except they don’t have fairy wings! haha!). There’s a service called Wash Club, and it’s a full service wash, dry, fold, dry cleaning and tailoring service via an easy and super convenient pick-up and delivery service which they do for individuals, schools, clubs and businesses! It’s an on-demand service based on two daily pick-up and delivery windows serving all of Cincinnati, Dayton and NKY. Typically it’s a one day turnaround, but you can get same-day turnaround if you need it!

I personally love how they’ve leveraged technology to make it all so easy. You get started by going to their awesome app or website (or you can give them an old fashioned phone call too) to place your order. You have your choice of detergents, fabric softeners, and deep fabric cleaners. Their technology provides instant communication on the status of your order, notifications on where it is in the process, and you can track the driver so you know exactly how far away they are.

It’s more than just laundry and dry cleaning though. They have tailoring, suede and leather cleaning and garment preservation for special items like wedding dresses and military uniforms.

My favorite part has to be that they not only pick up, deliver, clean and fold, but they also SEPARATE everything out by family member so I don’t have to sort it once it arrives! SO amazing! HIGHLY recommended. To learn more about it, click here!

Review: Babysitease


It’s officially August. Yes, you read that right. Somehow, summer dwindled down to its final days and we’re entering the month that kids go back to school.

With all the things that have to be done before they re-enter those school doors, plus all the normal mommy stuff you handle on a daily basis, it’s overwhelming to say the least. So, if you’re now wishing you could clone yourself, there’s a less-sciencey option… BabysitEase!

Peggy Murriner, BabysitEase President
Peggy Murriner, BabysitEase President

My friend Peggy (click here to learn more about her) owns BabysitEase, Cincinnati’s go-to for household help that’s easing the burden of busy family schedules could use help with. It’s seriously BRILLIANT because you can use their database of awesome BabysitEase’ers not just for babysitting but just ANYTHING you might need help with… from after school childcare, driving kids to activities, pet sitting, tutoring, household help, regular weekly sits, watching the kiddos during your date nights, and even last minute emergencies.

Their team of fabulous babysitters have several years of childcare experience, have been personally interviewed, background checked and are all over 18. BabysitEase is SUCH a life-saver for thousands of families in Cincinnati!

Learn more about them at http://www.babysitease.com

Child Safety Tips, My Personal Story

Watch as our Editor In Chic Amy Scalia shares her personal message about child safety

About a year into being a mom, I joked that I could write a book about all the things mom-to-be books don’t tell you. That was before my daughter could walk, so now I feel like I could fill an entire library!

Here’s one of my biggest lessons learned, and I hope sharing my story helps you, too…

Like I said, I read all those mommy-to-be books, and I thought I had my house prepped for Lola’s arrival. But once she took those first steps, everything changed. She was all the sudden getting into things I never dreamed she could reach or open yet.

Thank GOODNESS, right after she started getting mobile, I saw a commercial that was my “a-ha” moment. The commercial was about everyday dangers in a home, and one of them were laundry pacs. At first, I thought “well, duh, who would just leave those sitting out in front of a baby?” And then I realized that I was essentially doing just that.

My laundry room door was closed, but Lola can now open doors. If she did, all my products – including laundry pacs – were on a shelf she could probably reach, and the container was opened because it was easier to not have to fuss with opening it each time I needed one. Holy. Cow.

Like I said, this was my “a-ha” moment to make it safe if she ever did get in there (which you know she eventually would). I made a promise to myself to always keep all my laundry and cleaning products up and closed from this point forward. But, of course, with style. I took to Pinterest to find some cute DIY shelving that keeps everything out of reach for her but still within reach for me to grab-and-go when I need it.

I feel a MILLION times better with that little afternoon shelving project, and now, I want to spread the word so other parents can do the same. When it comes to laundry pacs, keep them up and keep them closed to keep your kiddos safe!

Watch the PSAs below I recently did on Star64 with an Injury Prevention Specialist from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and then please share this page with parents, grandparents, caretakers, and anyone with little ones at home! Click here to learn more great safety tips.

Back to School Pics (that are actually cute) at Spotted Goose

It’s funny how things change when you become a mom. Pre-Lola, my Instagram feed was all world traveling style bloggers. I still have them too, but now I follow kids clothing designers, boutiques and mommy bloggers. One of those kids clothing boutiques that I now follow is Spotted Goose in Oakley. They always post the cutest outfit ideas and just posted this event that’s coming up! What a great idea — because everyone knows that school pics never turn out well. This is a way to get lots of cute pics of your little one as they head back to another year of school! More details on their Instagram feed! https://instagram.com/p/6ajK-WSheN/

  

Little Lords & Ladies Boutique Closing, Liquidation Sale

I’m so sad! For years, I have loved shopping for my nieces and nephews in the Little Lords & Ladies Boutique in Montgomery, and looked forward to the day when I had a little one I could shop for in there! Well, unfortunately, I just got an email saying the owner has decided to close up shop and liquidate merchandise with a big sale starting immediately. So, if you have a little one who didn’t get spoiled enough by Santa this year, or if you want to stock up on some things that Santa will get them NEXT year (or if you have a baby shower, kid’s birthday party, etc in your future) now is the time to do it. They have the CUTEST clothes, accessories and gift items for little girls and boys.

Little Lords & Ladies Boutique
7816 Cooper Road
Montgomery, OH 45242

Little English Warehouse Sale This Weekend!

Want to dress your kids in super cute, unique, colorful, and classic looks … all for under $39? Look no further! Little English, a smocked southern inspired childrens clothing line, is one of our favorite websites that offer an assortment of pieces for your little boy or girl (click here to read a story we wrote about Little English on Cincy Chic!)

Luckily for us, Little English will be hosting a Warehouse Sale in Cincinnati this upcoming weekend! These sweet, seersucker gingham styles and cool cotton pima playsuits are totally irresistible.

Little English will be showcasing their Spring inventory in the Hyde Park Plaza on Friday, May 10th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 11th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.!

Make room in your schedule so you can get your hands on these adorable looks! Click here for more details about the Warehouse Sale!

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Thanks to my intern Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog post together.

 

 

Designer Diapers? Now I’ve seen everything

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limited-edition denim-style version of Huggies Little Movers diapers

I’ve blogged about a lot of designer wears in my day. Shoes, denim and even designer hair extensions. But never, ever, in a million years did I see this one coming.

Designer ….get this…. DIAPERS.

Now, I’m not a mommy blogger, nor am I a mom, or even close to being one any time in the foreseeable future (well, maybe in a little while… my husband is 10 years older than me). But when I saw these adorable denim print diapers I knew I had to post about them.

These limited-edition denim-style version of Huggies Little Movers diapers rolled out in May and they’re a HUGE success. Apparently, they’ve already sold more than 2 million packages of the diapers in North America (not too shabby considering there are about 12 million infants in diapers in the U.S. right now).

Not that I keep up on this industry, but according to this Ad Age article, P&G is countering with a limited-edition fashion offering of its own this month: A series of 11 diaper styles from designer Cynthia Rowley called “Pampers by Cynthia Rowley Collection,” available exclusively at Target and Target.com.

From the looks of it though, Cynthia shouldn’t quit her day job as a clothing designer for a future in diaper decor. The denim diaper is #1 in my book. Cynthia, that means your design gets a big ol #2. Get it? Oh, diaper humor is fun.

UPDATE: After I posted this, someone messaged me and said the Huggies designer diaper TV commercials were offensive and sent me a link. I think the commercial (note: it’s titled “I’ve got chic in my pants” LOL)  hilarious and not the least bit offensive. Video below. Tell me what you think!

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