Simply Surfing with Summers Eve #SESimply

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A woman’s life, it’s never dull and certainly never full of free time. Whether young or old,  woman are masters of multi-tasking. We need products that help us feel great and be our best. It’s not easy to find brands that serve our mission to help moms feel fashionable and fabulous. When we heard about the new #SESimply products from Summer’s Eve we were ready to take action and spread the word.

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I don’t know about you, but I am all about using products that are free from harsh chemicals, dyes, alcohol and parabens – so you can feel good about what you are putting on your body! Simply by Summer’s Eve,  the new innovative gentle foaming body wash and cleansing cloths are my new go-to product for staying fresh and clean without the chemicals. Our job was to spread the word, so we gathered a bunch of active women to put the products to the test.

We gathered at Surfset Studio with our favorite NYC fitness and beauty bloggers to test our surfing skills and to meet the new line of feminine cleansers and cloths.  We’re all about having fun and getting the inside angle at new trends. We do the research to save you time.

First we surfed–it’s an awesome workout. Just the cure for the mommy brain. Note to self–You can’t think about your To-do list while you are surfing. After the session, it was time to freshen up.

Post-surfing the mandarin blossom and coconut water scented Cleansing Cloths by Summer’s Eve were on hand to erase the sweat and odor-causing bacteria. The wipes come individually wrapped for super easy on-the-go cleansing. They are small, convenient and ideal for on-the-go workouts or running from work to happy hour to meet up with friends.

But at Momtrends, we’re are all about living a well-rounded life. Getting a sweat on is great, but what about style? We took care of that too!

Guests were treated to a unique crafting experience with Crowns by Christie at the mermaid crown bar filled with sea life and beach elements. So cool! It was a creative way to tap into the inner mermaid inside of all of us.

Ladies, don’t forget about having fun and practicing self love. Life gets crazy, don’t forget to find moments to take care of you. With spring break and summer travel upon us, be sure to include some cleansing wipes in your travel bag. Nothing feels better than a quick cleanse after a long plane ride or a even a subway ride in NYC.

One more fun find: This season make sure you stock up on Simply Summer’s Eve foaming Wash. The body wash applies like silk and rinses without residue, leaving a luxurious, fresh and clean feeling. It’s also available in Coconut Water & Mandarin Blossom.

We think this trend is going to be HUGE: As soon as I got home my daughter raided my goody bag to find the wipes and of course open them, touch them, smell them and then steal them!  I guess they will be headed to school for a quick wipe off after gym.

Simply Summer’s Eve will be available at mass retailers nationwide in May 2017. For more information visit SummersEve.com

 DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post as part of the Simply Summer’s Eve campaign. All opinions are our own.

 

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How to Make the Holiday Season Extra Special With Baby

huggies diapers and wipesI had an epiphany recently—and it’s completely changed my seasonal outlook and altogether attitude…

Here it is: As a mom/blogger/human, I have been way too preoccupied with the idea of capturing the “perfect” parenting moments on camera… And it’s having negative effects on my family. Instead of stopping to enjoy the little things that actually create memories, I’m busy obsessing over having photographic evidence of our lives.

The reality hit me as we were decorating our Christmas tree a few weeks ago. I was so worked up about getting the best shot that a favorite holiday tradition suddenly became a chore—and not just for me. “Put that ornament down. Pick this one up. Pose here. Smile. No, smile normal…” My toddler picked up on the stressed-out vibe and instantly transformed into a ticking time bomb. And then, of course, his tantrum triggered Baby Sister’s meltdown; and, well, from there it was just one big cranky snowball effect… A happy memory turned sour—all in the name of an Instagram post.

And so I’ve made a few changes (early New Year’s resolutions, if you will!) to help me live in the moment with my children—especially during this hectic holiday season.

The ultimate goal is to feel less stress and more joy. I want to make the most of this fleeting time. My babies will only be babies once—so I’ve got to put down the iPhone and soak it all in. Here’s how I’m making this month extra special with and for my family.

penelope picking her noseI’m Keeping It Real
As a mom I’m always going to want lots of photographs of my children. But instead of focusing on making everything picture-perfect, I’m going to try to capture our actual reality—as messy and crazy and un-pretty as that may be. And if that means I’ll be makeup-free in every social-media post, so be it. If my toddler insists on wearing the same dirty, raggedy shirt in every photo—well, that’s just fine—at least he’ll be smiling. And if my infant is seen picking her nose in every last holiday shot—well, then I guess I’ll be compelled to remember history the way it actually happened. No more forcing a moment at the expense of our happiness.

snugfitI’m Keeping It Comfortable
Don’t get me wrong—I love a frilly baby frock as much as the next girl-mom. But my little one is not quite as enthusiastic about wearing tights and tulle and lace and bows. She’s got sensitive skin and, first and foremost, she wants to feel cozy. That’s why I’m such a fan of Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers. They keep my sweet girl feeling dry and comfortable with a GentleAbsorb liner. It offers a cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows to draw mess away from her delicate skin—and a unique stretchy SnugFit waistband provides a gentle, secure fit. (Doesn’t she look cuddly?) Plus, the wetness indicator has been a total game-changer. It helps me know when it’s time for a quick change. And when it is, I reach for Huggies Natural Care Wipes. They’re made with 99 percent water for a soft, gentle, and effective clean that’s perfect for my love-bug’s sensitive skin. Because, like I said, it’s ultimately about comfort—which begins with soft skin.

I’ve also mainly been dressing her in lots of cozy knits and cute Christmas pajamas this month. They might not be as fancy as a tutu and a matching headband, but her sweet smile is the only accessory I need.

grant and pen snugglingI’m Keeping (Some of) Our Traditions Alive
I know I’m not the only mom who feels like they have to pack the month of December with all sorts of special trips and parties and plans and treats and traditions. We have to make gingerbread houses and bake cookies and watch movies and do crafts and see the lights and go shopping and wait in line to visit Santa—One. Million. Times. It’s all very exciting, but between school, work, and everything else, our lives have become way too over-scheduled. It’s taking the spontaneity and joy out of the season.

Case in point: I panicked on Nov. 30 because I realized I didn’t have an advent calendar… I woke up in a cold sweat the other night when I remembered that I forgot to move the Elf on the Shelf… I had to pay extra to rush the shipping on our annual holiday cards… There’s just too much to do and so much to keep track of.

And that’s why I’m editing out some of the nonessential activities and traditions. I want to “curate” my family’s holiday experience to make it less frenzied and more festive. The Elf on the Shelf has caused me way too much stress—next year, he’s gotta go! (My kids are young enough that they won’t care or even remember.) We’ve done most of our shopping online and we’re limiting the number of play dates and parties and plans we commit to this year. I’d rather use my time and energy doing the things we really want to do together… In short: More is not always more (whether you’re talking about holiday plans or family photographs!)

To sum it all up: I’m going to make this holiday extra special for Baby (and all my loved ones, for that matter) simply by being there and being present—which I’ve finally realized are two very different things.

This post is sponsored by Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers.

 

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Momtrends Celebrates the Launch of the New HUGGIES Clutch ‘n’ Clean* Wipes

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Yesterday Momtrends hosted an intimate breakfast with some of the top editors and bloggers in NYC for the launch of the New HUGGIES Clutch ‘n’ Clean* Wipes.

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New Huggies Clutch 'N' Clean

Held at David Burke Kitchen, this delicious and personal event was a way to introduce this innovative new product and share how they are super functional and fashionable. Featuring a yellow handle and gorgeous prints such as dots, stripes and florals. The clutch easily opens up where you can place your wipes for a quick way to grab-and-go whenever you are out and about with your baby or child.

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At the event, Nicole spoke about the evolution of the diaper bag and how much it has changed from the basic bags to the options that we have today, including the new  HUGGIES Clutch ‘n’ Clean Wipes.  She also shared some fashionable looks and how the clutch can effortless fit into your life. She showcased looks for date night, a day at the playground, those for a working mom and casual day – all incorporating these beautiful new clutches. As a part of their ad campaign, the breakfast was also a way to ask us what we thought about the looks that were picked out as we gave our input and feedback. These looks will be featured on Huggies in a lookbook so that you all can see how fun and easy it is to put them together as well as still be fashionable as a mom.

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Additionally, the event showcased various fashionable looks from Destination Maternity where myself, Accessories and Style Expert, Pamela Pekerman and Scherrie of Thirty Mommy modeled three different looks that we could wear during our pregnancies. This included a flowery yellow dress on Pamela, chic white jeans, a striped top and a jean jacket on Sherrice and a long orange dress that I wore. We all held on to our new HUGGIES Clutch ‘n’ Clean Wipes as Nicole talked about how these looks can be enhanced with accessories and worn for a date night, work or to the playground.

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Huggies Clutch 'N' Clean

After the delicious breakfast and a fun conversation about fashion, editors and bloggers left with ideas for spring trend stories as they were excited to try out these new bright and functional clutches.

The fashionable HUGGIES Clutch ‘n’ Clean Wipes will be available in March – starting at $3.99 per clutch.

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSOR: HUGGIES

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Are you a brand, editor or writer in the NYC area? To find out how to get involved or invited to a Momtrends event, email Sherri (at) momtrends (dot) com.

 

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