Thursday, September 05, 2013

mum + bub skincare review + giveaway!


Happy Wednesday to all of you!  It's my favorite day of the week. Today, I spent a lazy day at home with the girls and one thing we all enjoy doing when we get a little stir crazy is to hop in a bubble bath together and relax for a bit. I've always bathed with my girls, its an experience I know I'll cherish looking back on forever.

When the wonderful people at aden + anais asked if I would review their new mum + bub skincare line, I immediately responded with a resounding "YES!" If anyone knows me, you know that I've already purchased every single swaddle they've ever made because I think they are the best things ever. I use them for everything under the sun: nursing covers, sleep blankets, sun shields, carseat covers, play blankets, and yes of course to swaddle Alba up at night. Knowing how much I already loved this company, I just knew that any avenue they pursued would have to turn out amazing - I was right.

Today I'm going to highlight on a few of the items sent to us from an honest point of view. I am never compensated to write up a review, so we're keeping it 100% real.  Let's get down to the nitty gritty:

THE HAIR + BODY WASH

The first thing I noticed was how these products smell distinctly of sandalwood.  Not overly-woodsy like sandalwood can often be, but much softer with a hint of vanilla. Perfect for a baby, a toddler, (or mom!) I love this scent. All of these products are natural and made without parabens, petroleum oils, phthalates, gluten, soy and any other nasties we don't like to have in our household. Cleansing with mainly the pawpaw fruit extract, the shampoo and body wash combo was gentle yet effective. If you're looking for lots of suds, as with any natural cleansers, this may not be for you. If you're used to gentle soap, you will love this.

THE BODY + FACE LOTION

This lotion was amazing.  We've used it for a good month now, and a little goes a long way.  It's thick without being greasy, yet it absorbs like silk into the skin.  The scent isn't overpowering, and your baby still smells like, well, a baby. It's survived many tumbles and curious toddler hands pumping out way more than needed - another A+ in my book.

THE SOOTHING OINTMENT

How did I live without this product for so long? Out of everything we tried, this was the resounding favorite with all family members. We have used it for diaper rash, chapped lips, soothing ow-ies, dry skin, and even on some strange rash Erick got under his arm.  Talk about a multi-use product! This stuff is liquid gold. The scent on this is slightly more vanilla than the other two products and I like it the most. I will be recommending this to all mums-to-be and pretty much everyone I know.


So, the best news of all is that one lucky Diapers & Skinny Jeans reader gets to take home the entire line of mum + bub products: a hair and body wash, ultra-gentle lotion, and a tube of the soothing ointment. Hurray!  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below with a contact email (if not already linked to your blogger profile). We'll be leaving this giveaway open through September 5th, noon CST and choosing a winner via random.org and announcing it right back here on this post. For extra entries, see below:

• {+1} popping on over to the aden + anais facebook page and clicking "like"
• {+2} doing the same over on the diapers & skinny jeans page
• {+3} sharing this giveaway via your blog/instagram/twitter account

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Open to our international friends!  Best of luck!

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This giveaway is now closed.

Random.org chose comment number 5, Justyna from Justyna and Tyler.  Congratulations! I will be in contact via email soon.

Thank you all for your entries.

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33 comments

  1. Great review lady! I had no idea they had a skincare line.

    kristen@gulush.com

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  2. I liked the aden + anais facebook page

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    1. also my e-mail: jslutow@gmail.com :) Thank you!!!

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  3. I liked the diapers and skinny jeans facebook page :)

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  4. I shared this on my facebook page :) thank you!!!

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  5. Ohhh, this sounds great!

    (jessicamayspiteri@hotmail.com)

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  6. I've been wanting to try their lotion-I already love their swaddlers so much.

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  7. wow! I'd love to Win these, i'm pregnant and my baby will arrive in february - so i'm searching for the perfect products :)
    norrlandsguldtjej (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Oooh, lovely! Love the name, too. Thanks!
    philandlacy @ gmail.com

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  9. love love love everything aden + anais...thanks!!
    amyholmes857@gmail.com

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  10. I've heard such great things about their swaddlers. Curious to see how their other products are! ;)

    My email is linked with my blogger profile*

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  11. I love these, I actually had them until we lost two in the park :(
    victoriashhh@hotmail.com

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  12. So, excited to try these products! Hope I win!

    julie.florida@gmail.com

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  13. Liked aden + anais on facebook!

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    theswedishwife.blogspot.com

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  14. Liked diapers & skinny jeans on facebook!

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  15. Shared on Instagram!

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  16. Liked Aden & Anais on FB!

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  17. I'm not a mom yet, but I love natural products like this!

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  18. I liked Aden & Anais on Facebook!

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  19. I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/theamymichaels/status/373892472360824832

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  20. I would love to try their line of products
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  21. I like aden + anais on Facebook as ET Pruitt
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  22. Thanks for the giveaway, futuremrsschmidt AT yahoo DOT com

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  23. I liked diapers and skinny jeans on fb

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  24. tweeted the giveaway, https://twitter.com/SchmidtKarla/status/374372145700155392

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  25. Thanks for the product review--It's nice to hear about natural products like these. We could use some magical lotion for the winter days ahead!

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  26. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

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