I was super excited about this palette, i predominantly use nude shadows. The packaging is beautiful and the colors look beautiful but I personally was not impressed with the quality. I expected a smooth, buttery, long lasting application but I felt more like it was a dry, chalky, uneven application. I feel like this is more a nude and metals mix, rather than strictly ‘nude’, that being said, the color lame’ is gorgeous and probably my favorite (which is one of the sparkly more metallic colors). I did receive this product free from Influenster in exchange for my review.
I loved the idea of this bottle as we also breastfeed but it didn’t end up working for us. I thought it would be a necessity to have such a bottle (as it is recommended for breastfed babies) but our baby took to other bottles without issue. What I did not like about it, and why we didn’t not try it further, was the inability to see through the bottle like common, clear bottles. We are pace feeding and if it is night time I could not see how much milk was in the bottle to be able to monitor. [email protected] have used the bottle longer if it were not for this.
I don’t know if our baby is picky about bottles as this was the first bottle we offered her and she took it. We have used them from day one. We actually tried a more expensive bottle, Comotomo but ended up not liking that bottle as we needed to pace feed and could not see the milk through the bottle to be able to monitor it. Rarely have issues with leaking and those might be user error.
The concept of this bottle is amazing. Super easy to use, pretty easy to take apart and clean. Feel like it does a great job keeping the water and formula separate. The button in the bottom is easy to push but not so easy that you will push it on accident (well maybe that could happen in a purse). Worked great for us in the middle of the night when baby would cry if not fed immediately- all seconds were precious! Only compliant is it would leak when we would feed her. Sometimes if we would rotate the bottle it would stop, but was still a pain.
Hard to tell how this worked for us. We used a few different formulas for our baby, she took them all equally as well, and has spit up the same with all of them. She spits up a small-moderate amount after most feedings, does it with breast milk too. Anyways. I had read online that the ingredients of this are identical to the Up and Up brand and so we switched. Even with the best coupons, the Up and Up brand is significantly cheaper.
So it’s a cold winter here in Minnesota so I haven’t had a lot of big sweat opportunities to truly test this out, nor have I been wearing any tanks! But for regular day to day use, this has worked well. I can’t say that I have ever had a deodorant really blow me away, and can’t say this one does either. The smell is nice and fresh, not old lady like and not like a baby- the two scents I like to avoid with deodorant! It does feel nice and smooth going on without feeling overly wet. I don’t know how quickly it is supposed to dry as I could still feel the moisture of the product a couple minutes later. Overall, a nice product, will have to see how it stands up to a good sweat soon! I did receive this free from Influenster.
Honestly I only tried this once because I wanted to make sure I knew how to use it. I have not tried any other manual pumps. It feels like it would take a lot of work and my hand would get tired haha but I will keep it for emergencies/ times when bringing my electric pump is really not an option. Fits well in my somewhat large purse.
It’s the only electric pump I have used so I have nothing to compare it to. I think it works just fine! It might be a little loud but not necessarily problematic. The parts are easy to find replacements for if needed, such as they are carried at Target.
I think the wipes could be half the size and they could last longer and feel more cost efficient. I do think that these wipes stay nice and moist so I will usually put one in a ziplock with the pieces I wiped, and use the same wipe while at work until I get home. Prevents me from having to wash my pump pieces when it really isn’t convenient such as at work. I think you can also get a discount code and free shipping if you order from medela’s website!