This is a list of the VERY best things I have invested in over the years. I believe in women helping women. Everything from beauty, blogging resources, parenting tools, and MUCH MUCH MORE!
I am sharing this in hopes to encourage you to find those items that truly do make your life a little bit easier. Let’s face it reading countless reviews on Amazon that may or may NOT be real is grueling.
I hope this will save you some valuable time and money as you find useful products that can help you make your everyday life more fulfilling and productive. Enjoy!
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WOmen Helping Women: Beauty Products
Shiseido Eyelash Curler + Refill Set
It is really frustrating that my eyelashes or short AND straight. I have tried many eyelash curlers and have even used the ones that heat up like a curling iron!
None of them have worked as well as this one does and guess what? It’s the least expensive one I have owned!
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
My husband bought me this pallet for Christmas one year and I have never used any other brand of eyeshadows since. There are MANY pallets to choose from , but this particular one is my favorite.
COVERGIRL Perfect Blend Eyeliner Pencil, 110 Black Brown
Again I am giving you the BEST products I use that are on the CHEAP! I have tried all the expensive brands and these are still the best.
This eyeliner stays on all day and does not smear. It is also a nice shade that does not look too dramatic for everyday wear.
NassifMD Hydro-Screen Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum, Ceramide Moisturizer, Retinol Serum, Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide Serum, Anti Aging Face Moisturizer for Women Face
My aunt who is in her 60’s is the most youthful looking woman I know. She looks better than most 30 year old’s and has NOT had any plastic surgery!
One day when we went on vacation together I finally got a chance to look at what she used on her skin. These two items were what she swore by.
Of course I had to try them and I am glad I did. My oily combination skin looks wonderful and even my husband has said that my skin looks noticeably better.
Check out their website and read more as I think you will be quite impressed as well.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water with Rose Water and Glycerin, Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover, All-in-1 Hydrating
This stuff is like magic! I don’t understand how it works, but it DOES! A bottle of this will last me up to 3 months and it removes ALL my makeup. Plus, it is very inexpensive.
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original Volume Building Waterproof Mascara, Carbon Black
I truly feel as if I have tried hundreds of mascaras. I am one of those people who like to buy the big kits with all the new and best mascaras from the year. However, I STILL go back to this mascara as my all time favorite.
The cost is VERY cheap and it comes in a waterproof option as well. From all the YouTube video’s I have watched waterproof mascara is the best when you want your curled eyelashes to stay curled.
Women helping women: Hair Products
Professional Blowout Hair Dryer Brush, Black Gold Dryer and Volumizer, Hot Air Brush for Women, 75MM Oval Shape
If you have not tried this yet, you need to! I NEVER thought I could get my hair to look as good as it does when I leave the salon, I was wrong! This thing is a like a magic wand. My wavy thick hair is smooth and shiny after blow drying with this. I will never be without one because my hair just looks too good now LOL!
Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush – Aqua – Exclusive Ultra-Soft IntelliFlex Bristles – Glide Through Tangles With Ease For All Hair Types – For Women, Men, Wet And Dry Hair
If you haven’t tried this brush do yourself a favor and spend the $10! This thing really does work! My daughters knots after swimming in our pool are easily removed when using this and my color treated hair is not ripped to shreds when combing after a shower.
Great stocking stuffer gift too.
HASK Charcoal Clarifying Dry Shampoo Kits for all hair types, aluminum free, no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten or artificial colors
Lets talk dry shampoo…I use dry shampoo EVERY day. I have tried the cheap ones and the more expensive. This one is middle of the road and it is free of a lot of toxic chemicals that are in the other ones I have used.
If you are like me and only have time to wash your hair a couple times a week than you might want to try this out.
Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Mist | Ultra-Lightweight Thermal Protectant | Fine To Medium Hair
This is the smaller size bottle if you want to try it first. It is a bit more pricey, BUT I will not go without it. I like to splurge on things that really matter and heat protection on my color treated hair MATTERS.
If I do not use this I can immediately tell a difference in the texture and manageability of my hair. This spray feels like a soft silk mist and it SMELLS AMAZING!
Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo | For Damaged, Color-Treated Hair | Fortifies & Strengthens Hair | Sulfate-Free | Vegan
This is another one of my guilty pleasures. I love how my hair looks after washing with this and I do not think its a bad price because the large bottle will last me 1 YEAR!
There are many different options to choose from according to your hair type. Maybe try the small bottle first and see how you like it.
Who knows you may become a PUREOLOGY addict like me lol!
Women helping Women: Stuff for the Kids
The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story
As a former teacher I have bought a lot of books for my kids over the years. To this day all three of my kids still love this bible the most and it has been the most read.
My son who is now 14 actually read through it 3 times throughout his childhood! If you are a christian mama this is a must have!
Bankers Box at Play Cardboard Building Blocks, 40 Pack, Large and Medium Cardboard Blocks for Kids
This is another item that has been passed down from one kids to another in our family. They are so simple and yet can be used for many creative adventures.
At one point this was made to create mazes for our little hamster, Jerry!
Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa
This was given as Christmas gift to our children a few years back and they use it EVERY day. This thing is very affordable and easy to use for most ages.
It can be used for an alarms clock, for their music, weather report when they are deciding what to were to school, games and the news.
Mt son who loves history plays history trivia games with this all the time! My daughter loves musicals so she listens to all her music while she does art in her room.
Poetry for Neanderthals by Exploding Kittens – Family Card Game – Card Game for Adults, Teens & Kids
This game is HILARIOUS! That’s all I am going to say, see for yourself.
Nostalgia RSM602 Countertop Snow Cone Maker Makes 20 Icy Treats, Includes 2 Reusable Plastic Cups & Ice Scoop, Retro Red
I originally bought this for my daughters birthday a few years back, but it is used by ALL members of the family.
We all love shaved ice and bring this out pretty often. Especially when we all want a sweet treat that is easy and fast. It is also great for birthday parties.
wome helping women: Baby Goodies
HALO Micro-Fleece Sleepsack Swaddle, 3-Way Adjustable Wearable Blanket
With baby #3 there were many more options for swaddling cloths than when I had my first two children. This actually made things more difficult when trying to find the best one for my baby.
After spending HUNDREDS of dollars on swaddles this turned out to be the only one that kept my baby sleeping through the night.
He started sleeping through the night at 2 months I might add. Now 12 months later he is still not waking up in the middle of the night.
Night Light for Kids, MediAcous Baby Night Light with 8 Colors Changing & Dimming Function, Rechargeable Night Light with 1 Hour Timer & Touch Control
I also attribute my baby sleeping through the night at such a young age to this gadget. When I needed to breastfeed or change my baby’s diaper I would simply touch this and the softest light would come on. It was just soft enough that I could see, but not too bright as to fully wake up baby.
Putting him back down was a breeze and he would go right back to sleep!
Marpac Dohm Classic The Original White Noise Machine Featuring Soothing Natural Sound from a Real Fan, White
Trick #2 was this thing! We bring this with us everywhere if we are staying the night. We have brought it camping, in hotels and even when we are at another persons house at the baby needs to take a nap.
This is also great if you have multiple children as it covers up all the noise they make as baby sleeps. I think GOD for this every day!
Twelve Hours’ Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success
Lastly, this book was wonderful for all the sleep training instructions I needed. I started reading it immediately after baby’s birth and am glad I did!
He is the best sleeper out of all three of my children, which I believe is because of this book.
Graco Modes Nest Travel System, Includes Baby Stroller with Height Adjustable Reversible Seat, Pram Mode, Lightweight Aluminum Frame and SnugRide 35 Lite Elite Infant Car Seat, Bayfield
I have owned many strollers of the years and have always been very pleased with the functionality of the Graco brand. However, there were always things I wished they would improve.
Now fast forward 14 years later from when I bought my first Graco stroller and I have FINALLY found my dream stroller! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stroller!
Check it out and read all about the many functions it has to offer.
Graco DuoGlider, Rascal
Another Graco win right here! We had a bassinet that attached to the bed before this one, but my baby needed some rocking or some sort of movement to get off to sleep at times.
I loved how it vibrated as well if rocking wasn’t needed. I ended up passing this on to my sister in law and her little one loves it as well.
Making Blogging a Success
By Sophia Lee Beginners Blogging Course
This was the very best blogging course I have taken so far. I spent ALOT of money on courses and even joined a blogging mentor group. Nothing I have spent money on has shown results like this has.
The way Sophia lays out a step by step process in video format is simple and effective. I saw my page views start to go up right after I started implementing her tips and tricks.
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