aden + anais® Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection Makes The Best Baby Shower Gift

This post is in partnership with aden + anais. All opinions are 100% my own. 
As a first time mom-to-be I really had a lot to learn and my oh my I have brought my brain back to college days over the last few months. I've dived into being as informed as I can in this new space of becoming a parent researching products and practices. I recently had my baby shower and it was magical to say the least. Our registry had items that I had fully researched and I find will be practical for our baby, my husband and our overall lifestyle. A few of the the items that were must haves on our registry were from Aden + Anais®. When I found out that they were launching a Harry Potter
 Limited Edition Collection, I knew I had to have it. Plus I was definitely going to gift it to one of my other girlfriend who is also expecting a baby. I knew it would make the perfect baby shower gift. The collection pieces are so soft and beautiful.
Let's get into the pieces I got for my dear friend shall we?
First up is this Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection light sleeping bag. How cute is the design? It 100% cotton muslin light sleeping bag that makes for a cozy night's rest. These are such great options for baby because you don't have to worry about loose blankets during sleep time. 
Ah this design is probably my favorite in the entire collection, Harry Potter™ classic burpy bibs. Can you blame me? This is also 100% cotton muslin burpy bib and it doubles as an absorbent burping cloth. It's an amazing design that snaps at the back of baby and also slips over shoulder for a non-slip burp cloth. I have to mention again, it's so soft. 
Lastly, I got these Harry Potter™ Limited Edition Collection swaddles in a 3-pack. It also comes as a single swaddle too. But with these cute prints, a 3-pack makes a much better gifting option in my option :). I love they they are versatile in that they can be used as a stroller cover, nursing cover, burp cloth, tummy blanket...It's perfect for playtime, bedtime or mealtime. I love gifting items that are useful and practical and not to mention oh so cute. 
Are you thinking about baby shower gifting anyone in your life? I highly recommend the aden + anais® Harry Potter Limited Collection. The collection also includes a dream blanket and a classic oversized blanket. It doesn't have to be a shower only gift as well. The holidays is coming up and I promise any parent would be so happy and thankful for any of the items form this collection.


Meet The Conair Cordless Auto Curler You Must Try

This post is in partnership with Conair & Shopstyle. All opinions are 100% my own.
  Hey Loves!

I'm so excited to share this post with you guys. I haven't done a hair beauty post in a while. Now, meet the newest breakthrough device from Conair -- the  UNBOUND Cordless Auto Curler I have been in love with this new device for the past few weeks. I am not usually one to curl my hair often because I get bored just standing there and it takes too long. Well, this Conair UNBOUND Cordless Auto Curler has changed my life and has taken all the work out of curling my hair! 

It’s a cordless, rechargeable device that makes getting long-lasting beautiful curls and waves more convenient than ever. It's super easy to use and I love that it is travel friendly -- because it’s cordless you can use it on-the-go without being plugged into a wall (or the hassle of adapters). I won't be taking another trip without it, that's for sure. Let's get into how to use it and how I created these beautiful curls in my hair. 
One it’s fully charged, you’ll get about 1 hour of cordless curling time. I fully curled my hair in about 15 mins. It has three control buttons which helps to set the heat temperature, curling direction (left, right, mixed).
  Step one: Prepare about 1/2-1 inch section of your hair.
Step 2: Choose your heat setting and select your curl direction. Press and hold the start button to begin curling. The cool thing is that the chamber will automatically wrap the hair around the inner barrel based on the curl direction you selected. So easy!  It also has a ceramic easy-glide coated surface, so my hair easily glides over the curl chamber. Hold it until the device beeps to indicate that you're all done. 
Step 3: Release the button and pull the auto curler down to reveal your beautiful curls. It’s like a pro stylist is just sitting in your hands without any of the effort!
 How simple and easy was that? I am so in love with this curler and I cannot get over it. I'm pretty sure you will be seeing me with more curls moving forward. I was thinking the other day, this is such a great tool for me especially since I am becoming a mom pretty soon. It will save time and keep me fabulous. Another thing I like is how quiet it is!, It barely has a low sound to indicate it is in use. I can see myself using this to curl my hair on the go and literally anywhere when I need a touch up in a pinch... in the car, at the gym, in a public bathroom... Ha!

I'm also thinking about gifting it to a few of my favorite gals this holiday. I love gifting my friends and family practical gifts that I know will change their lives. 
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you're looking for a hair curler to change your life, this is it



ICY Glam Halloween Makeup

Thanks to Walmart for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 
 Hey guys!
It's three days to Halloween and I wanted to share my Icy Glam Makeup look with you all. I love playing around with makeup during Halloween so much more than I do costumes. It's such a fun way to really look different and be creative. I love themed makeup looks too. This look was super easy to create and if you're into icy glam or somewhat fantasy makeup this Halloween, then pick up these three products from Walmart to get it done. Also, I love how Walmart has a breakdown of different types of looks and what products to use achieve the look on their website. It made it so much easier for me to order exactly what I needed. Let’s get into how I did it and how each item served it's purpose. 
First up you'll need an icy eye shadow palette. I loved the colors in this Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow palette in Velvet Crush color and I knew it would give the look I was going for. It blended beautifully and It'll be perfect on all skin shades. It has four colors and each color is labelled as to where to apply it. So, if you’re not confident in applying eyeshadow, this is a great palette that tells you where to put what. Plus, it's Halloween, anything goes right?! I added a little bit more of the darker shade to my upper and lower lids because I wanted it to be more profound. Try this eye shadow if you're going for a mermaid look, it's so pretty.

Next I went in and did a mini wing tip with this wet n wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner in Electric Purple. This really helped to compliment my lid and added an extra fullness to my eyes. I also lined my lower lids with this liner to compliment the eye shadow. 
 Finally, this NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter in Violet is a must for your fantasy/icy look. It served two purpose for my look. I added it to my cheeks to really take this look to the next level and I also tapped it all over my lipgloss (try this lipgloss), to finalize my lips. I loved how it shined beautifully in the dark. OMG I was glistening all evening and into the night. I didn't need to reapply and I wore the entire makeup for about 4 hours. 
I absolutely loved this look and the items are used are inexpensive yet quality. I ordered them from Walmart and got them on next day shipping, which is amazing. You still have time to do so, too.
Thanks for reading, loves. I'd love to see your Halloween looks so tag me in them on Instagram (@styleweekender). 
Happy Halloween.



Almost There: Preparing For Baby's Arrival

This post is in partnership with Walmart. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Hey guys!
I'm back at it again and I'm in full mama mode prepping for #BabyOliver's arrival. I still can't believe I call myself mom, mama, or even say the words, my baby! Pretty soon she will be here and I have to be ready. My brain is in full preparation mode and I recently shopped some additional items from Walmart.com that I know will serve our purpose. I figured I'd continue sharing and updating you all what I got and what we're doing in prep for her arrival. Walmart carries a lot of premium brands which I absolutely love and it helps me to keep all my shopping in one place. I'm also impressed and in love with their Parent's Choice brand. It's Walmart's exclusive baby brand and what's cool too is that they are celebrating 20 years of the Parent's Choice brand. That is pretty amazing. We've got a bath tub already from Walmart but I'm really eyeing this Parent's Choice Inflatable Safety Bath Tub for when she gets older. Also, this Cushioned Potty Seat is high on my radar. It's a little hard controlling myself and buying exactly what we need for right now because our condo is so small and we do not have a lot of space. While I do plan to breastfeed (hoping all goes well), I'm considering options such as this Parent's Choice Gentle® Non-GMO* Infant Formula Powder as a back-up and/or hybrid feeding options.

Here are some other need items I got from Walmart premium brand section. 
I got this Delta Children Deluxe Water-Resistant 4 Pocket Hanging Wall Organizer. As I mentioned before, our condo is small and so saving space is so important to us. This is perfect and I love that it is water-resistant plus it goes well with our grey wall and a few grey storage bins I also bought from Walmart last month.
I also got this 3 pack Baby Brezza Natural Baby Bottle. I read that these are easy to clean because of the wide mouth. A friend gifted us a Baby Brezza Sterilizer so I figured I would keep it in the family and get these. 
We've also been gifted a changing pad from a friend and when I spotted these Hatch Baby Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, I knew I had to get them. I'm just so impressed by Walmart for carrying all these amazing premium brands. 
Finally, I got this Seventh Generation Thick & Strong Baby Wipes because it is a brand I use and love in my home. I hope our little girl will love it too. 

Overall, I  am happy with my preparation progress, even if it means I'm up at 3am while she is up and kicking up a storm in my tummy, shopping all my favorite brands, and baby products from Walmart.com. I'm still so blown away that their in house baby brand, Parent's Choice and that they are celebrating 20 years. They must be doing something good and I am happy about that because I know I can trust and use them for our family. 
Thanks for reading, loves. If you have any recommendations for me as a new mom, please comment below or send me a private email (styleweekender@gmail.com)



Pixi Beauty October 2019 Make-Up Giveaway

Hi Guys,
I haven't done a giveaway in a while so I wanted to gift one of you, my readers, the chance to win this Pixi Make-Up set worth over $100. This a new set with some of the items from the Pixi Pretties collection. This package includes:

*Bonus Entry: Comment on this blog post your favorite lip shade (Nudes, Pinks, Reds, Berries, or Brights). 

*USA & Canadian Residents Only*
Giveaway will close on 10/17/19. Winner will be contacted & announced on this post by 10/18/19. Winner has until 10/21/19 to claim or a new winner will be selected. 


Good Luck, Loves. 



Ideas to Transition & Style Dresses For Fall

Hi guys!
I want to talk to you today about transitioning your Summer and also Spring dresses into Fall. I'm a huge advocate for shopping your closet first, then shopping in the stores. If you've shopped or have a few dress (short, midi, or maxi) sitting in your closet, then it's time to take them out, lay them down and see how you can restyle them for Fall. First go for the maxi dresses and those especially with long sleeves. You can wear these types over denim, leggings or style them with tights for lower temperatures. You can also add a cardigan, trench coat or a light coat to warm up the feel of the look. 
Next go for your shorter dresses. Even if they aren’t long sleeve, they can still easily be styled. Simply add collard or turtle neck blouses under short sleeves dresses, pair them with tights, denim or leggings. You can also style them with skirts (midi or maxi) add a belt to create a clear divide between the top and bottom. 

Coats & Belts

I'm currently in my third trimester of my pregnancy and I've been shopping my closet a lot, looking for pieces that will work and I've been so surprised and elated about what I have been finding. 
I've created a widget below with a few add on pieces to help amplify your outfit after you've shopped your closet. I've also added a few fall appropriate maxi dresses should you be in the mood for shopping some new pieces.

Thanks for reading.


Our Baby Registry

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY. All opinions are 100% my own. 
 Hi Loves!
Ah, I cannot believe our little peanut will be here soon. I feel like time is flying by so fast. I remember finding out we were pregnant and feeling like wow we've got a long way to go. As my second trimester came to an end, I figured, it's time to get the baby registry going and so we did. Lincoln and I spent a few evenings picking out items for our baby registry online at buybuy BABY. We were a little confused and unsure about a few things and decided to set up an appointment to go in and see for ourselves. Thankfully we did because we learned so much. Our consultant spent about 1.5 hours with us as we went through the aisle. She helped us decide on items that would fit our lifestyle, ones that came highly recommend and, customer faves. We are trying our to best to be intentional about what we really need, when we'll need it, and how much we need and she really helped us narrowed everything down. We touched, felt, tried on, and saw most of the items we wanted in store. It was also so clean and organized that we felt confident after and told our consultant, we will stay another hour after our appointment was over. There were just so many amazing baby brands and selections for us to choose from, we really wanted to take our time and do it right. Our registry comprises of items that we know fit our lifestyle and our home. We want it to be suitable and perfect for #BabyOli. Once we were done scoping everything out, we met our consultant at the registry desk to finalize what we had on our list. We can continue to add items as we go along in store or online and I love that option. We've been doing so as we learn of or realize there is something else we'll need. We also got a free goody bag with actual useful samples. Also, whatever is remaining on our registry, we get 15% off the items. Oh and free shipping for a full year if your registry exceeds $1500 (restrictions apply). 
Continue reading to some shots of shopping in store and some of the items we put on our registry as well as ones we've have already received. 
 Here are some items we've gotten so far:

1. DockATot® Deluxe+ Dock in Pristine White. I've gotten so many recommendations on this an dhow much it helps baby to sleep so it was at the top of my list. Glad we got it and it's ready and waiting for our baby girl. 

2. 4moms® mamaRoo® 4 Cool Mesh Infant Seat in Dark Grey. Again, another highly recommended item that I am excited to use and hope our baby girl will love it too. It has bluetooth capability, interactive rattles, reclines, and it rocks the baby around in comforting motions. I love the meshed fabric especially for us living in California and will help to keep her cool and comfortable. 

3. Munchkin® STEP™ Diaper Pail Powered by Arm & Hammer®. What sold me on this was that it traps diaper scent. We want her nursery space to be comfortable for all of us and so this was a must. We stocked up on the Soda Cartridge and Pail Refills too. 

4. Safety 1st® HD WiFi Baby Monitor with Sound/Movement Detecting Audio Unit in White. We definitely had to have a video monitoring system. Our consultant in store really helped us narrowed it down to this one. We feel confident that we picked the right one for us. We are excited about this because when my husband goes back to work, he'll be able to check in and see and hear her. Also, most of our friends and family live internationally and with this we can give them temporary access to see and hear her. I also love that it's easy to check in on a phone. I mean, almost everyone has a smart phone. 

5. BRITAX Backseat Mirror. We got two sets of this for both of our cars. It's important for us to be able to safely see her while driving. We also loved that it's shatter proof for additional safety. 

6. Safety 1st® 2-Pack Deluxe RollerShade. We also got two sets of these for both vehicles because the California sun can be brutal. We want her to be comfortable and any shade to block some sun rays makes me happy. I also like that it offers push-button release. 

7. Burt's Bees Baby® 100% Organic Cotton Knit Terry Changing Pad Cover in Cloud. I love that this changing table cover is organic. I'm trying to my best to use a good balance of some organic products and items on our baby girl. I saw this and I knew I had to have it. I got three of these. 

8. Burt's Bees Baby® Alphabet Bee Organic Cotton Changing Pad Cover in Grey This is the same organic changing pad cover as the one above but in a different color. I actually got three of these as well. I love Burt's Bees Brand and pretty much everything they make. I was happy to see that buybuy BABY carried this brand. 

9. Just Born® Keepsake Deer Plush Toy in Ivory. There are so many toys to pick from but something about the crisp white color and that cute little bow made my heart smile. I had to put it on the registry. 

10. Colgate Memory Foam 3-Sided Contour Changing Pad (not pictured). I also got this changing pad, for which I got the covers I mentioned above. I completely forgot to take a few pictures of it. but I love how soft yet firm it feels. I also love the 3-sided contour which will be great in comfortable while changing her. 

11. Leachco® Snoogle® Chic Jersey Total Body Pillow in Heather Grey (not pictured). I'm now in my third trimester and literally a day after my 24 weeks mark, my whole body started to feel a drastic change. My back pain and stomach cramps intensified and I knew it was time for this body pillow. It's been a life saver for me. I love wrapping myself into it. My only drawback is that it takes up a lot of space on our bed because we have a queen. I'm totally fine with it though because it gets the job done:)

I feel so much better now that we've gotten some of the items out of the way. We're still adding more stuff to our registry as we go along and we'll have everything added by the time of our baby shower next month. We thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend buybuy BABY as the registry option for new parents. 
Let me know if there are any other must haves I am missing. Thanks for reading, loves.

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