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T3 Twirl 360 Review

 

Hello all!!! So, I got to celebrate my very first Mother's Day yesterday. It was fantastic. We got to go to the Players Championship because my work had super special tickets and we took Nat with us because...well, why the heck not? I got her a super special outfit to wear JUST for TPC.

Anyway, I have another mommy-time-saving tool to show you guys today! It's called the Twirl 360 from T3. I have other automatic curling irons but this one is seriously fantastic!

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

Here's a little more information on it straight from the product page:

Our new one-of-a-kind gyroscopic curling iron features patent-pending motion-sensing technology and an auto-rotating barrel to create beautiful curls and waves with a simple turn of your wrist. The Twirl 360 senses the movement of your hand and automatically rotates in the desired direction, forming polished, perfect curls every time. With 5 heat settings, 2 speeds, and T3 Tourmaline + Ceramic technology, the Twirl 360 is ideal for any hair type or skill level and delivers shiny waves and curls that last. Curling your hair has never been so easy.
T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

So here is the Quick Start Guide to this curling iron. It actually pretty simple, but I recommend watching the videos they provide just so you get a feel for how it's supposed to work.

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

Below is the magical button. This is what will help you get fantastic curls in seriously no time at all. The great thing about this iron is that it takes no time to heat up and takes no time to create your curls. You'll see here in a second.

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

Since I've been going through the post-pregnancy-hair-loss tragedy lately, I don't have much hair to work with which is why I like to curl it every once in a while. I pinned the top half of my hair up so that I could work on the bottom layer without any trouble.

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

So basically how this work is you take a 1/2 inch to 1 inch piece of hair and clip it like you would a traditional curling iron. Then, you just slightly twist your wrist in the direction you want to curl your hair and bam! It rotates for you! As soon as it's done rotating, you can slowly unwind and release your hair from the barrel. It curls instantly!

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

This is literally after about a 2-second hold after I wound my hair. Doesn't it just look fabulous?

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

This is after finishing just one side of the bottom half. Look how amazing these curls are!

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

It was no trouble to get the top half of my hair curled. This tool saves so much time because I don't have to sit with the curling iron around my hair for very long and it does all the work for me.

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

This was my mother's day look. It's hard to see the curls but I promise you, they were full! Nat loves to grab at my hair so I didn't get to show off my curls for very long. Up into a clip it went!

T3 Twirl 360 | Kat Stays Polished

So tell me, wouldn't you LOVE to have a curling iron that does ALL the work for you? This would be great to take on travel too, which I might end up doing later this year.

This curling iron is available for $230 at Sephora and these following retailers:



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I received this product through the iFabbo program to review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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Missame Makeup Brush Set


 

Hello friends! I have a quick post on a set of makeup brushes. I'm slowly building up my collection and I'm happy to say that some of these brushes will be added to my "use daily" stash. These are the Missame Bamboo Handle Synthetic Brushes. The bristles are very soft and the handles are super sturdy.

Missame Bamboo Handle Synthetic Makeup Brush Set | Kat Stays Polished

In this set you get 5 face brushes and 5 eye brushes. They come in a very handy travel pouch with a place for every brush. Convenient for traveling and storage.

Missame Bamboo Handle Synthetic Makeup Brush Set | Kat Stays Polished

From top to bottom:
Kabuki Brush | Flat Top Brush | Oval Blush Brush
Contouring Brush | Foundation Brush

Missame Bamboo Handle Synthetic Makeup Brush Set | Kat Stays Polished

From top to bottom:
Angle Eye Brush | Concealer Brush | Dome Blending Brush
Tapered Smudge Brush | Angled Liner Brush

Missame Bamboo Handle Synthetic Makeup Brush Set | Kat Stays Polished

After washing, these brushes were still soft and worked just fine for makeup application. There were a few loose bristles that came out after washing but it wasn't so many that it affected the brush for normal use.

If you want to check these out for yourself, you can grab a set HERE for just $39.97.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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Erin Condren Life Planner - Work, Life, Baby

 

Hey guys! Happy Monday! Today I have a post all about my new Erin Condren planner! It's fitting for a Monday post, wouldn't you say? So, I know you see a lot of bloggers now getting into the whole planning thing but I used to be into this stuff way back in high school...15 years ago, haha. I still have all my old stationery, stickers, some pens...but my old planners I think are long gone.

When I saw how colorful and cute the Erin Condren Life Planners were, I knew I had to have one. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but I managed to get mine for 25% off. I'll let you know how you can save on one at the end of my post.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Okay, let's get into it! I immediately fell in love with the Platinum Turquoise life planner. It's just so darn pretty. I also got my first name and my blog name as my personalization (which is FREE, by the way). I love anything personalized and I think that after this, I am hooked for life.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

This is the inside front cover. I haven't put anything in it - I think I'll leave it blank. No need to ruin such a beautiful inside cover.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Now we're getting into the first few pages before the actual calendars. Don't you just love how colorful it is? Oh, and, who's with me on smelling brand new books/paper? I know I'm not the only weird one, right?

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Live by these words: Work hard, play hard. It's a constant reminder to just keep on doing what I'm doing. Little Nat definitely makes sure I work hard, haha.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Here is a look into the months at a glance. Again, look at the bright colors. Doesn't this make you WANT to get organized? It sure helps me stay motivated to write things down!

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

True statement right there. If you're not into inspirational quotes, I totally understand but it's nice to get a reminder like this every day. I'm sure you've had days where you think that life could be better and just perfect. Now that I've had my daughter, I definitely feel like my life is perfect AND wonderful.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

YAY, planner pages! So this is my first full week of planning. I find that on Sunday nights, I jot down all of the constants for the week like Nat's bath days, my work meeting times, and my checklist for the week. I bring it to work with me every day and add things as they happen. I also was very sporadic in my sticker placement for this week but the next week looks a lot better. I'll also list the shops I got my stickers from. You'll want to check them out for sure!

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Welcome to my 2nd full week! As you can see, I've added hydration tracker stickers to my pages. I also got custom Bikini Body Mommy Challenge stickers for my daily exercises. I do feel like having to check things off physically give me more accountability for my actions each day. There's something to be said for the satisfaction of seeing my success each day, even if it is for getting all 8 glasses of water in each day. Love my owl sticker?

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

At the back of each book there are a number of "freebies" like these blank note sheets. I haven't used the note sheets yet - I can't decide what I want to use them for. In any case, there are enough pages for anyone to use for miscellaneous things. There are also pages of stickers for events, birthdays, and blank ones to write your own events on. LOVE them!

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

After the note sheets, there is a little folder to "keep it together" and I use these to hold some sticker sheets and my budget book/address book.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Yep, my budget book and address book. Again, seeing out budget in person, on paper, makes me more accountable for things. I also get to see every month what things cost. I have "Bill Due" stickers too and last week I had a bill due on almost every single day. I would not have realized this if it weren't for me physically tracking it each day. I don't use the address book just yet. It's still blank, haha.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Yep, there's more stuff! This planner also comes with a little zip pouch to keep stickers, clips, pens - anything you want! Again, love my owls? =)

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

With each planner purchase, you get FREE custom stickers as well as general gift tag stickers. They're too pretty to use!

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

I purchases a set of 8 coil clips for my planner. They basically allow you to add anything on any page to your planner. It's got a sticky side (which is permanent) so whatever you want to place in your planner stays put.

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

Yay, the end! This is the back of my planner. I absolutely LOVE this planner and I don't think I'll be switching brands anytime soon. So now let's get on with how you can get yours!

Erin Condren Life Planner | Kat Stays Polished

As of today, life planners are still 40% off. I have a referral link you can use to get $10 off your purchase. That makes the life planner only $20! The foil ones are sold out for now but there are PLENTY of cute ones left to buy! Click HERE to sign up today!

For my stickers, I used PlanWithPolish and Stickeriffic on Etsy. I absolutely love both of them and you should totally check them out!

Thanks for checking out my planner post! Let me know if you get one! Don't forget to use my referral link to get your $10!


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Little Green Baby Bath Products


Hi friends! Time for another Nat bath product post! This time we've got bath items from Little Green. Little Green is a collection of safe, gentle and pure skin care products that are free of parabens, sulfates and allergens for babies and children. The Little Green line consists of all-natural, yet effective body washes, shampoos and lotions for children and baby ($6-14).

I'm all for natural stuff for my baby, especially if it gets her clean and doesn't react with her skin. Today I have the Essential Set for Baby. This set includes a travel size Little Green Baby Shampoo & Body Wash and Nourishing Body Lotion along with a full size Soothing Balm in a cute little travel bag. This set retails for $22.

Little Green Essential Set for Baby | Kat Stays Polished

Okay, so let's start with shampoo/body wash. Like all of her products, I put a little in my hand first and then lather it up in a washcloth. This wash has very little scent - what does come out of it is very fresh smelling. It didn't lather up a lot for her hair but it was easy to wash her hair with. I do feel like it got her pretty clean. After I rinsed her off, there was no residue leftover. She was squeaky clean!

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Little Green Essential Set for Baby | Kat Stays Polished

Next is the body lotion. I've noticed that Nat has a few dry spots on her legs so I always try to moisturize her skin after her baths. Again, there was little to no scent for this lotion but it went on smoothly and absorbed quickly into her skin.

Little Green Essential Set for Baby | Kat Stays Polished

Finally, let's talk about the soothing balm stick. It reminds me of a big glue stick, haha. What I ended up doing was rubbing some on my fingers and then applying it to some of her dry spots on her legs after the lotion. This method works well for babies. There is no scent to this and I may end up using it for myself every once in a while. It's not a greasy formula but it does keep the treated area moisturized.

Little Green Essential Set for Baby | Kat Stays Polished

Overall I am super impressed with this line of baby products. Nat seemed to enjoy it, though the expression on her face is deceiving. She's always so relaxed and chill in her tub.

Little Green Essential Set for Baby | Kat Stays Polished

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*Products were sent for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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