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Knix Wear. Fashion. Function. Fit. June 13, 2014

Filed under: Beauty,Posts,Product Reviews — meanttobeamama @ 4:36 pm

Did you see that? And by that I mean the gorgeous underwear. This gorgeous underwear is also, (sit down, ladies.) functional. I KNOW! I know. The sumptuous lace of those boy shorts rivals the finest Parisian boutiques. Seriously. And there’s more… Oh my word y’all. It has a gusset that contains confidence.

Knock, knock.

who is there?

Fresh Fix Technology.

  No moisture. No odor. No panty lines. To me, that means no more panty liners. No more choosing between comfortable and lines. Let’s be honest. How many pairs of underwear do we own? Now, how many do we actually wear? I’m guilty of owning a ridiculous amount but only wearing a percentage of them. Why is that? Some are cut well for our body shape and so comfortable. Some don’t show under our tightest yoga pants. And others indulge us in our naughty side.

You can have all that in one lovely panty.

For real? For real! The stretch is made for real women curves. Check out the Real Women In Knix page. None of those are photoshopped. That’s when you know a company is committed to being innovative. It’s time for an underwear revolution. Who is with me?






DIY raw & organic body butter December 16, 2013

Filed under: Beauty,DIY,Posts,Recipes — meanttobeamama @ 10:08 pm


I have had a love of skin indulgent products, well, for as long as I can remember. I used to covet certain body lotion and shower gel stores that usually appear in the malls (and shall remain nameless, but you know a few I’m suggesting…). HOWEVER, I am as you already know an avid label reader. If you are a store that makes skin products, then why all the yucky extra junk added in? I’m no longer such a fan. Now that I have two sensitive skinned babies of my own I have turned to more direct tactics. Whole. Raw. Organic. Non-GMO. Words that I love. This is what I now slather on myself and my family. They happily oblige by the way. Which was not always the case when applying eczema steroid creams that burn on scratches.

  • 1 cup raw, organic Shea butter
  • 1/2 cup organic cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (Or apricot, jojoba, etc.)
  • Essential oils (Skin friendly!)
  1. In a double boiler, melt the Shea and coconut oil
  2. Once fully melted, set aside and let sit for 30 minutes
  3. Add in the olive oil and stir. At this point you could add 5-10 drops of a skin friendly essential oil. After that, place the bowl in the freezer for about 25 minutes
  4. Scrape down the sides and the bottom, so it’s all loose in the bowl. Otherwise your mixer may not fully combine ALL the ingredients.
  5. Whip that bad boy with a stand or hand mixer until fluffy and white. Mine looked like beautiful, freshly whipped cream.

Scrape out every speck and spatter or your lovely mixture and slap it into an air-tight container. You could totally use a glass jar. I’m packaging these little beauties into clean baby food jars for Christmas gifts! It doesn’t seem like a lot of uses in that little jar, but believe me, a little goes a long way. This seriously melts into your skin instantly. It liquifies immedietly. I’m POSITIVE you will never be buying store bought lotion again.



Mamas beauty tip April 17, 2013

Filed under: Beauty,Posts — meanttobeamama @ 8:23 pm

Got 3 minutes to shave your legs? Let me just offer up the tidbit. If you exfoliate first and shave second, those legs (or armpits) will be smoother longer. Who wouldn’t love that? I simply wet some body gloves, the body shop and even dollar tree sell them!  And pull them on my hands and rub my legs and armpits then lather up and shave. I have found the results are significantly different than not exfoliating first. I’m sure you’re sitting there thinking I’m probably some naturally hairless leg model like in the shave cream commercials. I ASSURE YOU I AM NOT! I am a mama with time for a 3 minute shave every few days. This really works for me and I hope it really works for you too. Let me know… 🙂