INTIMINA Lily Cup Review

 

20160121_133712

The INTIMINA Lily Cup retails for $39.95 on Amazon prime.

The INTIMINA Lily Cup comes with your Lily cup, an instruction book, and cute little bag to hold your cup.

20160121_133804.jpg

Before I get to the cup, the instruction book that comes with is very informative, especially for beginners. (My daughter ran off of it, so I can’t post detailed pictures of it!) The mesh bag is amazing! It’s one of the most high quality bags that I have ever had come with a menstrual cup!!

20160121_133811.jpg

The design of the INTIMINA Lily Cup is fantastic! It has a slanted top, however, it has a leak proof top! So you don’t have to worry about it leaking when you take out! It does have an area to pour it out. The medical-grade silicone feels like heaven. It’s the softest and mostly lovely silicone that I have ever seen on a menstrual cup! The grips are on the stem of the cup. If you need to trim your stem due to low cervix, that may be a problem if you need to cut your stem.  Also, they’re the only menstrual cup that has spines, which is where the silicone is thicker to for your cup to open with ease.

On sizing of the Lily Cup, there are two. Size A that is recommended for women who have never had a child or a cesarean birth. Size B for women who have had a vaginal birth or have been diagnosed with a weak pelvic floor. However, I am going to warn you that on menstrual cups, one size does not fit all. I have been using menstrual cups for over a year. I can honestly say that even after having a vaginal birth that I wear the smaller size on all the menstrual cups that I have tried. You can always go to a gynecologist or a midwife to have them measure your cervix. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who has a long cervix.

You can use so many folds with the Lily Cup. My personal favourite is the punch down fold. However, the INTIMINA Lily Cup is the only one that you can roll up to the size of the tampon. This makes it a perfect cup if you are switching from tampons to a cup.

INTIMINA has an amazing list of why a menstrual cup is superior to a tampon. The first one that I am going to mention is that you only have to change it every 12 hours. (Maybe more on your heavy days, but still far less than what you have to with a tampon.) You will forget that you are wearing them, they are comfortable. If they are positioned right, you won’t even feel it.  So, no uncomfortable pad feeling or strings hanging out! One of my favourites is that it doesn’t cause dryness. For all you breastfeeding mums, you know the lack estrogen can cause dryness down there. There’s no way that I would want to add to more uncomfortable dryness down there. Also, your cup has no odors or fibers! Others include the Lily Cup is hypoallergenic, will not cause irritation, and will protect your intimate balance.

Over all, I love this cup. It was so comfortable. The Lily Cup was beyond easy to insert and get it open! When I had the Sckoon, I could never get it to pop open. This is definitely competition to the cup that I thought was my goldilocks cup!

I did receive this for a discount for my honest and unbiased review. These are all my own opinions. You can ask me anything you like!

 

Products Mentioned:
Intimina Lily Cup: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BL1137Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
Sckoon Menstrual Cup: http://www.amazon.com/SckoonCup-Made-USA-Registered–alternative/dp/B00DJU6AHA/ref=sr_1_13?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453660225&sr=1-13&keywords=sckoon+cup

 

 

GreBago Drawstring Backpack Review

After having my daughter and surviving three moves. My purses just didn’t make it out alive. However, I have never really been a purse person. I am more of a wallet, I hate carrying things around. If I do it, it has to be an across the body bag or a backpack. Having a child, though, means sometimes you will carrying loads of stuff. Especially during potty training ages. My lovely daughter has been almost completely potty trained since she was 12 months. However, we do still have those occasional accidents.

Like today, I went in to Ulta with my husband and my daughter to grab a couple things. Whilst, trying to decide which Nyx Suede Cream Lipstick to get. (If you are wondering, I went with Soft-Spoken.) My child, of course, had an accident. Please, tell me, I am not the only mother who has had that embarrassing moment.

This means I definitely needed a bag that matched my black winter boots!

Now, to the point! I received my GreBago Women’s Backpack a couple days ago. It came in this nice sack. I was actually shocked it was my bag that came in the mail, as I wasn’t expecting it to come in such a nice packaging that I can reuse for other purchases. The one I purchased is a dark purple faux leather and has a drawstring. I will post my pros and cons at the bottom, if you just want to get exactly to the point.

Design: It’s quite stylish. The bag has this fake texture in their faux leather to try to resemble a unique leather. At least, I believe it’s trying to resemble a type of leather. The stitching is beautiful. I love how it sticks out against the leather. The front pocket has a zig zag stitching.

On the side pockets, the GreBago Bag has these little metal accents. I find they add character.

20160123_205649.jpg

The buckles, zippers, and all the metal on it, is stunning and sturdy. However, I could not find any details on what type of metal it is. Sorry! I will update as soon as I find out!

20160123_205630.jpg

The GreBago Bag has a wonderful stylish zip up straps. I can’t decide if I love this or hate. However, if you love going from backpack to shoulder back, this maybe a nice option for you. The labeling of the brand Xiangyu is everyone. From your zippers, to the black label in the front, and on the buckles. (Ignore the fact I had paint on my hands!)

 

Lastly on design, I hate, I mean hate the fabric on the inside. It is supposed to be polyester. It’s loud as ****. You can hear it if you touch it, something moves in your purse. However, I will give it credit saying that I don’t think it would tear easy at all. I do not hear it when I am out and about, though.

20160123_205722.jpg

On to storage: With this back, you get your main storage area that every purse as. :p In that area, you have a zip up pocket and two other small pockets that you can stuff your goodies into. The front pocket that has the zig zag stitching is a nice size. On each side you get two pockets. One is a slanted pocket that you would only be able to fit something small. The other pocket with the unique metal studs are big enough to fit that old Motorola Rzr. Remember those guys! Lastly you get a nice size pocket on the back as well. It goes all the way to the bottom! Today, I had fit my Lennylamb Toddler Carrier and a couple sets of clothes for my daughter and I still had tons of room to spare.

Quality: I am not going to say that it’s a highest quality, it’s definitely not. The faux leather feels like faux leather. :p It will not feel as strong and sturdy as actual leather. I have only had one faux leather bag tear ever. It was after several years of owning the bag. My daily brown bag that I take when taking my toddler out is faux leather as well. It has lasted for almost 2 years by me. I bought it whilst thrift shopping. So, you knows how old that bad boy is. :p

Price: $48.00 on Amazon Prime

 

Pros: The GreBago is beautiful with amazing storage. If you aren’t hard on bags, it should last for a good while.

Cons: One of my drawstrings keep coming undone. The inside fabric is loud. The branding is everywhere! Lastly, the price isn’t a pro for me!

My verdict is that: I personally love and enjoy this bag. It’s perfect for lugging my stuff, as well as my kids when we’re out in about. I find it stylish and cute. For the price, you are getting a great stylish bag. However, myself not being a purse person, I wouldn’t feel comfortable spending so much on this bag. If you are a bag person, this maybe the perfect bag for you!

Disclaimer: I did receive this bag for a discount for my honest and unbiased review. These are all my own opinions.

 

Products Mentioned:

GreBago Back pack: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012EZQFLG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Nyx Suede Lipstick: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/liquid-suede-cream-lipstick/NYX_201.html

Motorola Rzr: http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-V3-Unlocked-Camera-Player/dp/B0016JDBYG

Lennylamb Carrier: http://5mr.com/products/lenny-lamb-ergonomic-full-buckle-carrier-poseidon-poseidon-on-panel-cotton

4Friends Whiskey Stone Set Review

20160122_105322

Whiskey Stones are the perfect gift for a whiskey lover, who does want his whiskey to get water down. However, it could also be the perfect option when you don’t have room in you freeze for an ice tray, your ice tray always gets spilled, or if you lack an icemaker in your freezer.

We’re renting right now. The house first came with this awful, crappy, old refrigerator that worked like a charm. However, one day it died and they replaced it with a refrigerator that lacked an ice maker. Yay, right? No, I am addicted to my drinks being nice and cold!

4Friends, also, recommend you using for scotch, tequila, vodka, rum, rye, and gin. They should have suggested wine if you ask me! Let’s face after a long day with a screaming toddler, a girl needs a drink.

20160122_105336

4Friends comes with 9 whiskey stones are made out of soapstone. Soapstone is a metamorphic rock that is primarily made out of talc. Here’s some wonderful facts of why you will love soapstone as much as I do: It is nonporous, heat resistant, acid and alkalis resistant, and nonabsorbent. 4Friends Whiskey stones are wonderful shaped in curved edged squares. They’re smooth and wonderful. 4Friends also claim that they are odorless and tasteless. Therefore, it won’t affect the taste of your drink!

You will also receive a felt bag, which is made out felt. It’s lovely and soft. However, as a person who struggles with dog hair. I am not really a fan of felt bags. They’re like lent and hair vacuums. You also receive these adorable small metal tangs that are not the easiest to squeeze. It requires a firm hand. So, it wouldn’t be something that I could have my toddler work on her Montessori activities with even though it is the perfect size. However, it was made for adults, therefore, I can’t really complain about that!

20160122_105453

Instructions are simple. They are: 1.) Wash them 2.) Put in the bag and freeze them. They recommend to freeze them for four hours 3.) Put in your drink and enjoy.

They are re-usable! Just repeat the steps and you’re good!

Now, the fun part the test!

20160122_130644.jpg

After following the instructions, I put them in a glass of water. It’s 1 p.m. here. I don’t think it’s the right time to drink whilst taking care of my toddler! My results were it cooled down my water and kept it cool. I, also, didn’t notice a taste difference at all.

Overall, my experience has been wonderful. I do highly recommend this product.

Product Mentioned:

4Friends Whiskey Stones: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018WNB5LY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

 

Disclaimer: I did receive this for a discount for my honest and unbiased review. These are all my own opinions.

Comfify Designer 4 Piece Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit

Comfify Designer 4-Piece Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit retails for $19.99 on Amazon Primer. Comfify Designer Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit comes with a liquid soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, tumbler, and soap dish. I purchased the Zen Garden in Alpine White.
20160121_134147

 

20160121_134143.jpg

The packaging that Comfify Designer Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit is simple, yet adorable. Each piece is wrapped in bubble wrap to protect them from damage.

20160121_134431

I find these are perfect for main styles of bathrooms. Mine is designed with mostly Ikea products. My shower curtain is their AGGERSUND. It’s white with beautiful blue ships on it. My rug is their TOFTBO Bathmat. The matt is dark blue beyond soft. The TOFTBO Bathmat feels like it’s massaging my feet! It’s heaven! It’s also made out of microfiber, therefore, it dries quickly! The Comfify Designer 4-piece Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit matches perfectly with all my accents! I am sure that it will look brilliant in your bathroom as well!

20160121_134339
20160121_134311
Now, my bathroom is really small and we only have one in our rental. Therefore, I only have two of the kit out right now. I have the toothbrush holder that holds my husband’s, my daughter’s, and my toothbrush wonderfully. I love the way it looks. Each piece has beautiful swirls all around them! The toothbrush holder is easy to clean. Let’s face it toothbrush holders always need cleaned, and if you don’t clean them, they look disgusting! I also have the soap dispenser on. I find how the lid is placed looks kind of cheese, but it’s a great product! The lid is so easy to put on and sturdy. In mine, I have Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint Soap at the moment.

20160121_134224.jpg20160121_134230

I hope you enjoy that if you purchase it. You enjoy it as much as I do!

Items Mentioned:

Ikea Toftbo rug: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60306719/

Ikea Aggersund Rug: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30264867/

Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint Soap: https://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/PEPPERMINT/OLPE32.html

Comfify Designer Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit: http://www.amazon.com/Designer-Accessory-Comfify-Dispenser-Toothbrush/dp/B014U51A7W/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1453485802&sr=8-11&keywords=bath+accessory+sets

 

Disclaimer: I did receive the Comfify Designer Ceramic Bath Accessory Kit for a discount for my honest and unbiased review.