July 2019 – Products I Love (or will love soon)

Hey everyone! Happy July! Here’s another list of products I’m loving this month. I’ll be adding more as the month goes on so check back once in awhile! Please follow my IG @because_mom_life and view my stories for product updates!

*If you’d like to support my blogging, the images and links below will take you directly to Amazon. I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you if you should decide to make a purchase. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money and I have mouths to feed. Thanks in advance for any and all support! Much peace and love.

View previous months of products here

May 2019
June 2019

Versa Brella 4-Way Swiveling Sun Umbrella


Versa Brella 4-Way Swiveling Sun Umbrella – Midnight Blue

Living close to the beach has it’s perks, yes, but it has never occurred to me until we moved here that we would have to carry EVERYTHING. In past years we would sit in a car for an hour or so looking for close parking and just walk straight into the sand with our belongings. This is no more, we tow everything and everyone on our bikes or walk with a wagon for a good 30 minutes before we reach the sea. Having shade once we get to the beach has been a struggle for me (especially if I’m going without the husband). Carry a canopy to the beach? With three kids 7 years and younger?

Oh, no thanks.

This clamp on umbrella is (I think) the best thing I’ve bought for the beach recently. The Versa Brella is Super light-weight and rolls up into a bag with a strap. You can change the angle of the umbrella to block the sun from pretty much any direction. Genius. I haven’t used it at the beach yet (still getting over the fear of taking my crazy kids to the beach by myself) but I’ll update asap.

David’s Tea – Feel Good Iced Teas

David’s Tea – Sample Pack

I’m not linking the actual item I have because I don’t see it on Amazon… Photo of the actual tea I have here:

I received this set as a birthday gift yesterday and I’m dying to try it asap… I’m just having a hard time getting over the fact that I’ll have to rip open the pretty packaging (anyone else out there like this?) Personally, I can’t wait to try the Mermaid Tea which is Spiruline Marine flavor that has a pineapple / butterfly pea / moringa flavor. This one has a really pretty mermaid blue color to it.

Starbucks Color Changing Cold Cups

Ok, So I get sucked into online fads once in awhile but I’m so glad I got sucked into this one. These cups are SO pretty… I just can’t. If you didn’t know already these cups are limited edition and sold out in all stores. If you want to get your hands on one you’ll have to pay the inflated price online… which is what I did… Because it’s my mo’f’in birthday and I can.

I’m linking the product into Amazon here but honestly you’ll find much better prices on eBay for this one. Tip: Try to find a seller who has sold more than one of this product and has a few reviews for this particular item already… because I can only imagine the number of people who might be selling fake cups on a platform like eBay. The seller I purchased from also bundled the marble hot cups into the order and I paid a total of $80 for all 5 of the color changing cold cups and 5 marble hot cups. Although this was the cheapest price I found for this product… Don’t tell my husband I spent $80 on plastic cups… thanks.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm – Sweet Violet

This product isn’t new what-so-ever but it’s something I’ve been using for YEARS. This is the only lip balm I’ve ever used to the end. The absolute end…as in I take a small brush and dig out the product from the base. This balm is my daily must have item and it’s perfect for daily use when I don’t feel like putting on lip stick. The sweet violet color is the only one I like and I feel it goes with pretty much any skin tone.

Crown Churroz – Korean Snack

Koreans? Making Churros? When I saw these at the Korean supermarket, I’ll be honest I was a bit skeptical because I just love Churros… You guys, They nailed it. These are amazing. Chunchy, cinnamon sugary, little sticks of joy. I’m pretty sure they’ll be cheaper at your local Korean market but I’m linking them to Amazon so you can take a closer look. Make sure you purchase the brand name “CROWN”. Knowing Korean brands there will be a few other companies trying to make a similar product right down to the packaging to attract customers.

Lowrey’s Bacon Curls Microwave Pork Rinds Chicharrones

Obviously, I’ve given up on any diets this month…

Ok, If you like pork rinds, you need this in your life. It will change you, I promise. I’ve gotten 3 people on Amazon subscription to this product just this past week.

My husband and I discovered this these pork rinds at the DOLLAR STORE. Yep… The 99 Cents Only store to be exact. These aren’t in the usual chip aisle so you’ll have to search for them. I thought a dollar for 1 bag was a good deal – it’s so much cheaper on Amazon! If you’re hesitant about buying a whole pack of 18 just try your local 99 Cents Only Store. If you like pork rinds I promise you’ll love these.

Imagine this: You have a microwave popcorn bag. You microwave it for a couple of minutes and when you rip open your bag there are hot, crackling and popping pork rinds. My life is complete ya’ll.

June 2019 – Products I Love (or will love soon)

Happy June everyone! It’s that time again. I’m starting my list of products I’ve discovered or loving this month. I’ll be featuring these products in more detail throughout the month of June so please follow! @because_mom_life

*If you’d like to support my blogging, the images and links below will take you directly to Amazon. I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you if you should decide to make a purchase. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money and I have mouths to feed. Thanks in advance for any and all support! Much peace and love.

Products from May 2019 <- Check out this link to see the list of products I’ve purchased last month

MyBite Multivitamin Chocolate Chewables

I actually purchased the kids version of these at Target the other week and my kids LOVE them. My oldest always reminds me to grab them for him every morning! What I found interesting is that each bite (or serving) has less sugar than many of the gummy varieties of vitamins I took a look at the store that day. Kids love these, we don’t forget to eat them and they taste good!

Besiva Sand Free Beach Blanket

I still haven’t gone to the beach with this mat. After receiving it, i’m not too convinced it’ll even work as advertised. We’ll see I suppose, stay tuned!

SECRET KEY Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel Exfoliater

A dear friend of mine has been raving about this product for awhile now and I’ve been fortunate enough to try it out (again) on our recent trip to Palm Springs. Yes, It was as good as I remember it to be! It’s a scub peel that exfoliates like CRAZY. I didn’t even know I had so much dead skin on my face before I used this stuff.

Directions: Use on a dry face and lightly scrub your skin. You’ll start to see literal chunks of dead skin come off your face (SO gross but amazing and oh so satisfying at the same time!) Wash off with warm water and gentle, I repeat: GENTLE face wash. It’s a peel; Don’t use it with other exfoliants. Skip sunbathing and other harsh chemicals on the skin for a couple of days afterwards. I’ve only tried this a few times but I would advise using this peel face wash once every 1-2 weeks.

Kristen Ess The One Signature Shampoo & Conditioner

I’m not adding any links to purchase this product because the Kristen Ess products sold on Amazon seem to have some bad reviews (possibly a counterfeit/expired item)? Besides, it’s half price at Target – $10.00 each! Smells amazing + feels amazing. I’ll update my review after a few weeks.

Trader Joe’s Mint Watermelon Tea

Current Mood: Trader Joe’s Mint Watermelon Tea is LIFE

I have this product linked to Amazon just in case someone wanted more detailed info on it. If you do plan on purchasing, go straight to Trader Joe’s! A close friend of mine came over with a tin of this stuff and I instantly fell in l o v e.

Straight out of the tin this tea smells like watermelon bubblegum. You get a taste of mint on your first sip that gradually turns into a watermelon bubble gum-ish after taste. I’ve been brewing the Mint Watermelon Tea and mixing in Milo’s No Calorie Famous Sweet Tea and a handful of ice every afternoon and it’s life changing. (Milo’s sweet tea is available in SoCal at Walmart and Sam’s Club if anyone is interested.

Dashima (Kombu) Dried Kelp – For my hair

Dashima (Dashi Kombu) is AMAZING as a hair pack!

I know this product looks really random on this list but, just listen. I’ve been using this stuff I can’t even believe how much smoother my hair looks in just a couple of uses. I’m dedicating an entire blog to this within the week so stay tuned!

May 2019 – Products I Love (or will love soon)

Happy May everyone! I’ll be posting all the products I feature on my IG here. Will update with a review asap once I use them. Or, you can just follow me on Insta and check out my stories from time to time for quicker updates.

My Instagram—> @because_mom_life

If you’d like to support my blogging, some of the images and links below will take you directly to Amazon. I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you if you should decide to make a purchase. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money and I have mouths to feed. Thanks in advance for any and all support! Much peace and love.

Disney Fantasy Gown Nightgown Pajamas



These pajamas are SO flippin’ cute guys! I found them at Costco for $12.99 but there are tons of them on Amazon for less than $20. We just purchased an Elsa and Belle gown earlier today.

Melanie is OBSESSED with her Disney Elsa Nightgown.
Costco Find! Only $12.99 FTW

Update 5/8/19: The glitter on this dress irritates my daughters skin. She had severe Eczema as a baby so she has sensitive skin. Washed 4 times and still glitter coming off… I’m in a tough situation because Melanie is asking to wear this dress 10000x a day. We’ll try again in a few more washes.

Purple For Brown Hair By Overtone

So.. if you haven’t noticed already, my hair is red. Not ginger red but red, red. I had my hair bleached about a year ago and didn’t like the look of my roots growing out. I absolutely don’t have the time (or money tbh) to sit in a salon for 4 hours getting my roots bleached again. My solution? Add color.


I found Overtone in my FB feed and decided to give it a try… Fell. In. LOVE.

Overtone is a colored hair conditioner/treatment so it colors your hair on top of making my frizzy damaged hair smooth. I opted for the Extreme Red set that cost me about $50. I’ve been using this product once every 1-2 weeks since October 2018 (6-7 months ago) and I still have some left. I have long shoulder/mid back length hair. SO worth the money.

This time I decided to try the Purple For Brown Hair color. Overtone offers a custom color kit with the Extreme Red and Extreme Purple color together and it looks amaze-ballz.

Ok, so I’m using the Purple For Brown color which could turn out a little different than what’s pictured.. I’ll update as soon as I can 🙂

Following are not affiliate links: I just really like this brand

https://overtone.co/ – they offer a ton of color options! Super quick and easy to use. I leave on my treatment for 5 minutes or less. Make sure to use gloves. Also, wipe down your shower afterwards.

https://overtone.co/collections/custom-color-kits/ – This is the link to the custom color kits they offer.

Overtone Review:

You guys. I did it.. and I can’t. I love Overtone. I washed my hair last night and left on the treatment for less than 5 minutes. Check out my hair this morning:

Enjoyee Hair Dryer Brush""“>Enjoyee Hair Dryer Brush


This one was a little treat for myself on Mother’s Day! I recently cut my hair into long layers and I left the salon with silky smooth straight hair. Once I washed it, my hair went back to its frizzy damaged old self. I have a lot of hair, it’s just really thin. With years of at-home bleaching and years of perms and stuff, the ends are just always frizzy. I’m able to tame it down a bit with a straightener but it’s just not the same as getting a blow out from a salon. My hair looks a lot more polished when it’s curled but realistically, what mom of three has time for that? I’m tired of having my hair in a messy bun 24/7 so I’m trying this dryer brush. *Crossing Fingers*

Review: This brush saves me SO much time guys. It’s a dupe of the Revlon dryer brush which is currently priced at $47 on Amazon. I spent $35.00 on this and it was worth every penny. The ends of my hair are always pretty frizzy and this brush plus a small amount of defrizzing product solves all my hair issues every morning.

Bear Essentials Microfiber Camping and Travel Towel

I just received this lightweight travel towel from Bear Essentials in Teal. Saving it for this Memorial Day! Hoping to get some good use out of this at the pool. #ad

Furbo Pet Camera

Furbo was released in 2016 and honestly I don’t know what took me so long to get one. I just received mine yesterday and absolutely love it! Video quality is good. Audio is clear. App is easy to use and the Furbo is really easy to set up. Connect the Furbo to your wifi at home and you can watch your pet from anywhere. What I really like about the Furbo is that it has a “bark alert” and you can set your setting to high (sensitive to sounds) or low (not so sensitive to sounds. We needed this because our fur baby starts howling within 10 minutes of us leaving the house. There’s a 2-way speak and mic function and you can throw your pup some treats at any time. The only downside is the price. $200-250 is a little much for the average person – my suggestion: search on eBay, Craigslist, LetGo or somewhere similar for a gently used one.

7Senses Hanging Toiletry Bag

We travel quite a bit – nothing major overseas, just weekend getaways with the family to San Diego, Palm Springs, Vegas, and San Francisco. Ever since I discovered the hanging toiletry bag I can’t be without one on my trips. These types of bags can hang easily in the bathroom and can hold so much! (Kids, husbands, and my things). The exact one I have is pictured above!

Products I Love April 2019

Hey everyone! Hope April 2019 has been treating you wonderfully. I get a lot of questions about the products I post on my IG and IG Stories so I decided to make a page dedicated to just that on my blog. I’ll be updating this section of my blog as much as possible so please bookmark or follow me on Instagram (www.instagram.com/because_mom_life) for the latest. Click on any of the images below for the direct links!

Triple Cream : This stuff is one of the thickest lotions I’ve ever used. Sticky? Yes, but great for my kids eczema flares. Just lather on as needed! $24.99 on Amazon
Update: I’ve been using this cream for a little over a month now and after 3 tubs, I’m still happy with it!
Seat cushion by Purple: So if you haven’t been living under a rock you’ve seen the countless ads on your Facebook and Instagram feeds for a Purple Mattress. Unfortunately I’m not baller enough for the mattress but I DID get myself the seat cushion… and it’s amazing. $79.00 on Amazon
Update: My husband says his butt feels awesome 🙂 He sits on the computer for hours at a time to work and this seat cushion has been doing wonders for him.
Parenting Let’s Make A Game Of It: Great, easy and entertaining to read parenting book! I hate reading, but this was good. The Amazon Kindle version is only $2.99! No brainer.

Project Sunscreen: A ROLL ON sunscreen for kids and baby! No harsh chemicals, easy to apply, easy to carry… Seriously, one of my favorite products I’ve bumped into so far this year! $14.99 on website below


https://projectsunscreen.com/collections/all
Use code: HAVEABALL15 for 15% off

Update: After a month of using this product we still love it! Its just so easy to apply and carry around. Since it’s always strapped onto my baby bag we never forget it!



Natural Eyelash Growth Serum By Match Lash: This one I’m still in the process of using and getting results from. Tbh I haven’t been able to be consistent using this product but I wanted to add it here just in case anyone else had any input or experience using it before. $49.99 on Amazon
Update: whompwhompwhomp 🙁 Don’t like this product. Didn’t do much for my lashes and my eyes burned the next morning after application.

Medline Remedy Olivamine Calazime Skin Protectant Paste Cream: I was introduced to this product through a close friend and am really impressed with the results! I’ve been using this on areas of my kids skin that are really effected by eczema. It does have a “dry” feel to it almost like it could dry out the skin but it has quite the opposite effect! Only downside I’ve experienced is that it gets on clothes and leaves a white-ish residue. I’ll be going over this on my IG stories soon so stay tuned! $6.92 on Amazon
Update: Because of the color of the lotion it’s difficult to apply all throughout the day. But yes, it helps with the itching. If you try this lotion, prepare to have lotion residue on everything it touches.

Slime Bonanza Slime kit: I haven’t opened this one yet but I’ll be doing just that with my kids the first chance we get. (Most likely within a week or two). It has good reviews and has a decent price. $19.99 on Amazon
Update: I still haven’t opened this with my kids! Will add this to the May 2019 product list and finally review it.

Gellen Gel Nail Polish Top and Base Coat: I recently invested in a UV led lamp so I could do my nails at home. Saves so much time and money! This base and top coat has been absolutely perfect and my nails are now going on a week and half with no chips or peeling. (note: I do a lot of chores, dishes and bottle washing without gloves!) The set is only $7.99 on Amazon
Update: With this top coat and base, my home cured gel nails lasted almost 2 weeks. I don’t use gloves when washing dishes so 2 weeks is pretty good in my opinion.

Burt’s Bees Baby footed sleepers: I love Burt’s Bees because they use organic cotton. In terms of my youngest Maverick and his eczema, putting on massive amounts of lotion and keeping the area COVERED seems so help immensely. He’s old enough now where he can pull regular socks off so having footed clothing is a MUST. These are light enough so wear regularly, they have non-slip feet and are zippered. I purchased the 2 pack ( A Bee C/Stripe 2-pk ) for $27.00 on Amazon.
Update: So the bands around the wrists were a little too tight for Maverick so I had to cut them off. Whatever works I guess?