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September 2017

LaBella Flora Children’s Boutique Dress Review

About a month ago I was approached with an opportunity to review children’s clothing. Having two girls, this momma was all about that. When I saw the website, I was kinda shocked at what I was able to order. This website was LaBella Flora Children’s Boutique.

LaBella Flora has a handful of different types of girls designer clothes for sale, all gorgeous and they look like they came straight out of a magazine! They offer designs from Haute Baby, Doll Baby, Serendipity, Mustard Pie and more for their 2017 fall releases.

After going through all the designs, I wanted to find something that both my children would be able to enjoy on a special occasion. My mother in law actually brought up the idea of selecting something that they would wear to the father daughter dance or even just a daddy daughter date! Once that was decided, we knew what dress would be perfect.

So, fast forward to the day that I anxiously waited for, the day the dress came! Shipping was super fast, I was just impatient. I couldn’t wait to see this dress!

They had it wrapped so pretty! It came like a present!

If you’re wondering what could be wrapped so pretty, here’s a little peek!

The colors were perfect, the material was amazing. It’s soft, flowy and really well made. I was beyond excited about the head piece and belt. It really sets this dress off. However, I feel if you wanted to make it more of a casual and dress it down a little bit with some sandals, you can remove those two items and you have a whole other look. The quality exceeds every expectation that I could have even set. When I say it’s perfect, it is just that. PERFECT!

Okay, enough waiting. This is the dress we ordered

Oh My Goodness. I can’t even begin to describe how it makes me feel seeing her in this dress. I want to smile and I want to cry! She looks so precious and so beautiful. On top of that, she didn’t want to take it off! She felt beautiful and there is nothing better than your child telling you how pretty she feels! I love it!

While I had her all dressed up, we had to do a little fashion show!

 

She only had one complaint the whole time we were taking pictures! She didn’t like being barefoot on the grass!

I’m so glad I kept snapping because you can really see how the petals at the end of the dress just lay so nice and really add great details to the dress!

I was having so much fun taking pictures of her, I almost forgot to take a photo of the back! So, I quickly took one as we were heading back inside!

When I was ordering, I wasn’t 100% sure on the size. She normally wears a size 5 since she is tall. After getting the dress, I was really happy with my size choice. Even if she continues to grow, which she will, this would even look great as a shorter dress! The fabric is so giving even though it’s thicker. I have no doubt we will get a lot of use out of this dress for multiple occasions!

So, if you’re looking for some new doll baby dresses for fall, check out what LaBella Flora has to offer! You will not be disappointed!



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Madison Reed Hair Color Review

As a hairstylist, I love hair color. It’s my favorite service to do on my clients. You can get creative, use your imagination, and try new trends. However, I’m not a fan of all the not so great ingredients that comes with achieving that perfect color. To be honest, I didn’t know there were hair color companies out there that used better ingredients until I went to our last hair show in Columbus. It really opened up my eyes to using better hair color and got me wanting to know more.

Who would have thought, you don’t need ammonia to process hair color.  It can be free of phthalates and parabens. I was already making sure that all of my hair products and shampoos were like this, so why not hair color?

I reached out to a hair color company that met all the criteria I was looking for. This was Madison Reed! This company isn’t just for professionals either. Anyone can go to the website, answer questions about how their hair now and what the desired result is and they will give you their color suggestion. Easy peasy and that’s just what I did!  They matched me at a Level 4 NMG (dark mahogany with hints of gold). I like dark rich colors, so this is what I ordered!

It came with everything I needed. Color, developer, gloves, cleansing wipes, shampoo, conditioner and even a barrier cream (which I didn’t use, I like to live on the wild side).

As you can see, my hair was well over due for some color! The last thing I want to do after a full day in the salon is to sit down and have someone color my hair. Definitely, do as I say and not as I do situation.

 

I do have some blondish chunks through the front of my hair which I am keeping. If I can find a “healthier” lightener, I’ll use that, but until then I have to use what I got.

First, mix the two bottles together! 

GOOD JOB!

Now, apply the color to your roots!

Smush it through the ends!

Use a wipe and clean up any color left on the skin!

Time to process!

I processed mine for 30 mins and then jumped in the shower. The shampoo and conditioner helped get out all the leftover color from rinsing and left my hair super soft! The color is gorgeous!! I don’t ever want it to fade! Look at how pretty!!

Love it right? I do! I highly recommend Madison Reed! You get beautiful color without all the harmful ingredients. Non-damaging and so easy to apply yourself. Not that I want to put myself out of business at the salon, but this is an easy way to get professional hair color right at home!

 



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