August Favourites!

I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been meaning to publish this post since June! Yikes. Well, it's here now so that is all that matters! This week we are getting ready to say good-bye to Kevin as he does his first work trip without us for 5 days. Thank god that Charles for the most part sleeps through the night, but I am going to miss sharing parent duties once dinner time rolls around!

So without further ado, here is our list of our August fav's!

1. The Rito Trike

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This trike has been a game changer for us. Charles recently has not been too fond of his stroller, which I can understand. He's now running around and loves exploring! When we came across this company it was a no brainer, the design was flawless and we had heard awesome reviews from other families. We received it within a couple days and when we got home to put it together I was very surprised at how easy it was to put together. The instructions were easy to understand and I even had Charles sit with me and watch! We strapped Charles' helmet on and took our first spin. The ride was very smooth and the straps made sure Charles was secure on the bike! There was a hook for my groceries and a bin at the back of the bike for water, wallet and my phone! We folded it up when we got home and we were so excited that it fit into our shoe closet, which is a total win when you live in a condo with not much room for storage!

One thing I wish the bike had was a larger turning radius! I found my first 10-15 mins of cruising Charles around was hard to get used to and bumped into a few columns in the underground parking, haha!

Overall, this bike is amazing. Definitely will be purchasing a couple to give as birthday gifts to my friends! 

If you're interested in purchasing a bike, use our code "COCO20" at the checkout and you'll receive 20% off your order!

2. Rose and Rex 

Honestly, the reason we love this company is pretty self explanatory! Have you seen their online boutique??! Not only do they give back with every toy that is purchased, but they have an amazing philosophy and message that really resonated with me! For those who don't know, I went to university and studied education, which has always been a passion for me and that passion didn't stop once I had my own baby! Play is so important in all aspects of childhood and Rose and Rex really makes sure that every toy they bring into their boutique is conducive to healthy and educational play! Click here to read more about the benefits of PLAY!

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Charles has been obsessed with these Dino Blocks from Rose and Rex. Building, stacking and learning about all different kinds of dinosaurs has been so much fun for both him and me!

Make sure to check these guys out and give them a follow on Instagram here! I've been loving their positive language tips!

*Disclaimer: The links provided in this section are affiliate links which means I get compensation if you do decide to purchase through Rose and Rex. I only recommend and partner with companies aligned with my beliefs and my personal brand.*

3. Beauty Counter

So, we've all tried or heard of Avon, Mary Kay, R+F, etc... which are great companies and I have friends who are reps and make some good money! When I heard about Beauty Counter I was interested but for me, I assumed they were all kind of the same. It wasn't until I started following a fellow Vancouver mama on Instagram that I learned what Beauty Counter was ACTUALLY all about! So after sitting on the fence about ordering for a couple weeks, (I really research when it comes products I put on mine or my families skin) I finally placed an order! I loved working with Candice because she answered ALL questions I had - she is very well versed in the products she is selling! I ended up getting a face sunscreen stick for Charles, body scrub (which smelled DELICIOUS) and Dew Skin which is a tinted moisturizer with SPF!

I loved that my order came SUPER fast, I had it within about 3 days. Now, anyone with a toddler knows how hard it can be to apply sunscreen, but with the sunscreen face stick, it was so easy it was kind of hard to believe! He had zero reaction and it was super effective. Yay for no sun burns! The Dew Skin was by far my favourite product. Not only did it go on super smoothly and evenly, it had decent coverage for basically a tinted moisturizer! It didn't clog any pores and gave my skin a beautiful glow all day long - AND I was protected from the sun!

So! If safer beauty is totally your thing, check out Beauty Counter website here and if you have any questions, message Candice (@thismamaloveslife)!

 

So there are our August Favourite's! What products and recipes are you guys loving this month! Let me know in the comment section below! 

Britt xo

*Disclaimer: For some of these products, I was provided with either free product, discounted product or money compensation in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by the company or it's affiliates in anyway.*