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Tubby Time for Newborns & Infants with Mustela

 

Hello all! Today I have a post for you on little Nat's bath time essentials. I'm going to start out briefly by talking about out routine before we could give her regular tub baths. It only took about 8 days for Natalie's belly button scab to fall off so we didn't have to wait too long before we could start having fun in the tub.

One of our baby shower gifts was this Mustela 4-Piece Newborn Gift Set. It contained a full sized Body Lotion, No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid, Vitamin Barrier Cream, Foam Shampoo for Newborns, and a trial size of Dermo-Cleansing.

During the very first week of Natalie's time at home, we would use the Foam Shampoo every other day and after that we'd give her a full body cleansing with the No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid. I'd pump a little onto a clean washcloth and then wipe her down from top to bottom. After we started her regular tub baths, we'd still use the no-rinse fluid a few days a week if she had really dirty diaper days.

Mustela 4-Piece Newborn Set - Hydra Bebe and PhysiObebe | Kat Stays PolishedMustela 4-Piece Newborn Set - Vitamin Barrier Cream, Foam Shampoo for Newborns, Travel Dermo-Cleansing | Kat Stays Polished

Okay, so now comes the fun part. I don't know who had more fun - me or Nat. All I know is, we LOVE Mustela bath stuff and it smells AMAZING!

Here is the Hydra Bebe facial cream. I use this on Natalie sometimes when her cheeks get a little dry from all her crying and drooling. All you need is a little bit. I did find that it improved her dryness within a day.

Mustela Hydra Bebe Facial Cream | Kat Stays PolishedMustela Hydra Bebe Facial Cream | Kat Stays Polished

The next 3 products I'm going to talk about are tubby time bath products. They're all different but serve the same purpose for your baby - to clean! The first one is a 2-in-2 Hair and Body Wash. It's soap-free and sensitive enough to not sting baby's eyes. Obviously it sounds practical for the busy mom. Anything that's multipurpose is helpful around the house.

Mustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash | Kat Stays PolishedMustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash | Kat Stays Polished

Natalie loves bath time. It relaxes her and she loves to be in the warm water.


This is all I used to wash her body. I poured some in my hand and then lathered it up in her washcloth. This was enough for a decent cleaning.

Mustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash | Kat Stays Polished

I used a slightly smaller amount to wash her hair. I was actually surprised at how little this lathered up. The scent was also not as strong. At this point, we're really getting into personal preference. I love bubbles and the Mustela scent so I definitely could have used more oomph.

Mustela 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash | Kat Stays Polished

Natalie seemed to be very satisfied with this product.


At Natalie's next bath time, we used the Dermo-Cleansing. This can also be used for the body and hair. Again, if I can use the same product for everything, I'm all for it!

Mustela Dermo-Cleansing | Kat Stays Polished

It's not as white as the 2-in-1 formula and it's a bit thinner in consistency. This is also soap-free, sensitive formula so it works well with baby. It lathered up a lot more and I feel like it may have done a better job at cleaning too. It also had that awesome Mustela scent that my entire family just loves!

Mustela Dermo-Cleansing | Kat Stays Polished

As you can tell, this was another successful bath for Natalie. 


Finally, we have the Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath. I was so excited to try this because...well, who doesn't love bubbles? 

Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath | Kat Stays Polished

This bubble bath starts out as a blue gel. I used a little to begin with but found myself adding two more squirts to the tub.

Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath | Kat Stays Polished

This was right after the first squirt and as you can see, there aren't too many bubbles yet.

Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath | Kat Stays Polished

This was after three little blobs of gel. It looks like so much fun and now I want a bubble bath.

Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath | Kat Stays Polished

Nat was pretty tired on this particular bath night. This happened as soon as she hit the water. I didn't even have a chance to wash her yet!


After her hair was washed, she was down for the count! It was so cute - I didn't want to take her out because I knew how comfortable she was. Needless to say, I think the bubble bath is a winner for the both of us!


If you have a baby or are having one soon, what bath items do you plan on using? This brand was originally recommended to us by my cousin who had her baby almost 4 months before Natalie was born. I'm so glad we had the newborn set to begin with though because it felt good to clean my baby, even though she wasn't even really dirty.

If you'd like to purchase any of them items mentioned in this post, simply click on any of the links scattered throughout. Mustela products can be found at Target, Babies R Us, Diapers.com, Buy Buy Baby, Walgreens, and CVS. If you would like more information on Mustela and the rest of their products, you can visit all of their links here:



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Barielle Bling It On Glitter Collection


Barielle has 2 new glitter collections coming out in April and I have one of them to show you today - the Bling It On Glitter Collection! This is a 5-piece glitter collection and I'm sure you'll find one you love.

Barielle Bling It On | Kat Stays Polished

Sea Urchin is a sea foam green glitter polish and speckled with yellow-gold glitters. I applied 2 coats to get this look and opted not to apply a top coat.

Barielle Bling It On - Sea Urchin | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Bling It On - Sea Urchin | Kat Stays Polished

Shooting Star is definitely my favorite shade of this collection. I used 2 coats to get the look below. The combination of the tiny purple glitters and the bigger blue glitters just makes this polish so dreamy. I absolutely would wear this polish a lot.

Barielle Bling It On - Shooting Star | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Bling It On - Shooting Star | Kat Stays Polished

Golden Halo - well, that pretty much explains it all! This is a gold shimmer based polish with pink glitters scattered throughout. I used 2 coats for the swatch below and did not apply top coat.

Barielle Bling It On - Golden Halo | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Bling It On - Golden Halo | Kat Stays Polished

Angel Dust is a sheer iridescent glitter than can pretty much be applied on any color. I chose to apply it over Heaven Sent from the Gentle Breeze Collection. This is just one coat of Angel Dust.

Barielle Bling It On - Angel Dust over Heaven Sent | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Bling It On - Angel Dust over Heaven Sent | Kat Stays Polished

Lastly we have Amethyst, a polish full of hexagonal purple glitters. I applied it over Under the Sea from the Gentle Breeze collection. This is probably my least favorite of the collection. It was hard to get an even layer of glitter and it just seems unnecessarily chunky. Maybe I can find a use for it in some nail art.

Barielle Bling It On - Amethyst over Under the Sea | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Bling It On - Amethyst over Under the Sea | Kat Stays Polished

What do you think of these glitters? Will you be trying to get any of these?

These run $8 a piece on Barielle.comTo buy these or any of Barielle's shades, visit their Where to Buy page.

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Barielle Gentle Breeze


Hello friends! Ready for another Spring collection? Today I've got the Barielle Gentle Breeze collection. It's not all pastels which might be a relief to some of you. This 5-piece collection has a nice variety of creams and shimmers. I'm sure you'll find a favorite.

Barielle Gentle Breeze | Kat Stays Polished

This pretty pink cream is called Pink Parasol. It's similar to lots of Spring collection pinks out there but it's different enough that I don't mind adding it to my collection. As usual, it applied just fine in 2 coats and is topped off with Barielle Speed Dry top coat.

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Pink Parasol | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Pink Parasol | Kat Stays Polished

Heaven Sent is just dreamy. It's a creamy aquamarine shade and is simply stunning. I always love adding shades like this to my collection - mostly because I am obsessed! This is 2 coats for full opacity and topped with Barielle Speed Dry top coat.

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Heaven Sent | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Heaven Sent | Kat Stays Polished

Gray Sky is unlike any other gray shades I have at the moment. It's described as a creamy glacier gray. It definitely has that icy touch of shimmer.This color reminds me of a rainy day, but a sunny rainy day. Does that make sense? This is 2 coats and top coat.

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Gray Sky | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Gray Sky | Kat Stays Polished

Under the Sea is a scuba blue shimmer and is quite nice and refreshing. It has just a hint of shimmer and is a great color to wear to the beach! Where would you wear this shade to? This is 2 coats and top coat.

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Under the Sea | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Under the Sea | Kat Stays Polished

The last shade in this collection is Champagne Bubbles - a creamy tangerine. I thought maybe this one would have been shimmer because of the "bubbles" in the name but nope, it's just a cream. It's got a great formula and is pretty neutral despite its description of being "tangerine." This is 2 coats and top coat.

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Champagne Bubbles | Kat Stays Polished

Barielle Gentle Breeze - Champagne Bubbles | Kat Stays Polished

So, is this a nice change from an all-pastel collection? Which one is your favorite? Will you be getting these at some point if you haven't already?

These run $8 a piece on Barielle.com. Get yours now! To buy these or any of Barielle's shades, visit their Where to Buy page.

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