Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Summer Beauty Must-Have: The Flex Brush #WelcomeSummer

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to The Flex Brush for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 


Guys, we just found one of the best summer beauty tools!  Check out The Flex Brush:


A has super thick hair that tangles easily and our ridiculous south Texas coastal humidity just makes things worse.  This means we are allows on the lookout for products to help combat the crazy tangles and "rat's nests" as my mom always called them.  Between hair products and brushes, we've tried tons of different things to help make hair brushing tearless over the years.  Oh, how I wish we would have found The Flex Brush sooner!


The Flex Brush is The Ultimate Detangling Brush.  It bends to perfectly meet the contours of your head, massaging your scalp and stimulating the production of natural oils; hence promoting hair growth, reducing static and preventing breakage.


A fan of blow drying?  With vents allowing heat to pass through, blow drying won’t damage your brush.  The Flex Brush is made from natural rubber; with a soft touch finish on the handle...very comfortable and easy to grip.


We tried the XL Mixed Bristle for A's hair and the Petite Mixed Bristle for my hair which is a 
tad less unruly than A's.  Soft bristles made from boar bristle and flexible nylon is perfect for sensitive scalps, so this worked really well for us.  Don't worry, the bristles are harvested humanly and sheared the same way wool is sheared meaning no harm is done to the animal.


The Flex Brush works wonders on both wet and dry hair, detangling without too much pressure.  It flexes to release knots, meaning no tears, just soft, smooth hair!



With all the time we spend in the pool, at the beach and just outside in general this summer, The Flex Brush is proving to be a summer beauty must-have!








Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

#FathersDayGiftGuide: Give Dad the Gift of Comfort with Marc Skid Undies!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Marc Skid for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 


Nothing beats a comfy pair of undies, except maybe a comfy pair of undies that give back! Marc Skid undies do just that and would make an awesome give for dad this Father's Day!


Skid Marc undies are uber comfortable since they are made from Organic Pima Cotton (which is sustainable and non-GMO, btw!)  One recycled plastic water bottle is used in the making of every waistband, meaning one less bottle in a landfill per pair!  But wait, there's more and it gets even better!

Philip Boxer Brief

$4 per purchase goes to Save, Feed and Cure the World.  What does this mean?   Based on the color of undies you buy, you get to have a hand in either Saving (Blue) Feeding (Green) or Curing (Red) the world by choosing one of three charities for each cause to donate $4 of your purchase to.  Marc Skid chooses awesome 4 star charitable partners that have proven to do good with the donations they receive, so you can feel confident your donation is really helping out just where it's needed.


Here's how it works: 
When I placed my order for 2 pair of Marc Skid undies, I got to choose a charity for each pair.  When you put in your size info, you'll also find a drop down menu that allows you to choose from three awesome charities for your cause.  Our cause was Saving the World and we chose for our donations to go to Water.org
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

How cool is that!?  

Joan Bikini

Marc Skid undies offer unparalleled comfort thanks to the Pima cotton.  I mean, they are ridiculously comfortable and the cuts are very flattering making them look great on!  


It really doesn't get much better than a high quality product made by a company that cares so much for the world.  My hat is off to the folks at Marc Skid for their amazing vision and follow-through on this wonderful endeavor.

Give Dad the gift of comfort this Father's Day with a pair of Marc Skid undies and help some of the best causes in the world!









Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

#WelcomeSummer Roundup!


Here at ABCD Diaries we are ready to welcome summer with open arms and bare feet!  We are searching for the best products for families to get the most out of their Summer and this is where we'll be featuring them, in our #WelcomeSummer Roundup!

As we find these awesome goodies, we'll be adding them to this post along with pictures and a link to our review of the product.  This listing will be updated daily, so check back often to learn about hot, new products all summer long!

Have a product you'd like featured in our roundup?  Contact me at christinbanda (at) yahoo (dot) com

Food




LivBars-Review coming soon!

Oogies Popcorn-Review coming soon!



GrandyOats-Review Coming Soon!

Pet

Fun

GoFloats Party Tubes and GoSports Water Polo Set

Not Parent Approved

Crayola CIY Box-Review Coming Soon!

Photo Gifts with Collage.com

FUJIFILM instax Camera-Review Coming Soon!

Grandpa Beck's Card Games-Review coming soon!


Apparel

LUGZ-Review Coming Soon!

Groove Life Rings-Review coming soon!

KUT from the Kloth-Review coming soon!


Yoga Berries-Review coming Soon!


Screen-Free Summer Boredom Buster: Not Parent Approved #WelcomeSummer

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Not Parent Approved for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 


Today we are going to share with you one of the most entertaining family games we've played in a while.  Are you familiar with Cards Against Humanity?  The game we are featuring today is like a tamer, family-friendly version of that adult card game.  We couldn't be more excited to introduce you to Not Parent Approved!


Not Parent Approved is an award-winning party game for tweens, teens and their families.  I would say ages 8 and up are best and a group of 6-8 makes the game really fun without being overwhelming.

If you're not familiar with this type of game, don't worry. It's super simple to learn.  One person draws the question card and all the other players search their hand for the best answer to the question.  The question asker gets to read these out loud and decide which is their favorite.  It doesn't have to make sense either...sometimes the most outlandish answers are the most hilarious!


Our kiddos, ages 10 and 13, loved this game and we thought it was pretty fun too.  What a great way to get them away from their electronic screens and have some quality time as a family.


The game comes with 455 durable, premium-printed cards and there are a couple of expansion packs available for when you start repeating cards.  Not Parent Approved is a take anywhere size which makes it great for parties, sleepovers, road trips, flights, picnics, and summer camps. Trust me, this game will be a hit with the tween and teen crowd all summer long!



There is a fair bit of potty humor (boogers, bodily functions, etc.) so if you don't appreciate that type of talk, I wouldn't recommend it.  If, however, you have a good sense of humor, this game will gift your family with hours of screen-free entertainment this summer!











Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, May 20, 2019

ABCD Diaries' Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide


Don't forget, Father's Day is June 16th!  We've gathered our favorite gift ideas for Dad and will be putting the whole list here for easy reference.  As we find these awesome goodies, we'll be adding them to this post along with pictures and a link to our review of the product.  This listing will be updated daily, so check back often to learn about hot, new gifts for Dad!  Happy Father's Day!

Have a product you'd like featured in our gift guide?  Contact me at christinbanda (at) yahoo (dot) com

Italian Goodie Boxes from Gusto di Roma

Durmen Boxes

Marc Skid Undies that Give Back

DAZI Skinny Ties-Review coming soon!

Wise Owl Outfitters Double Hammock-Review coming soon!

Mission Belt-Review coming soon!

BoldSocks-Review coming soon!

SprezzaBox-Review coming soon!

The Fishing Caddy-review coming soon!