Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SO COZY- HUSH Sensitive... New Children's Hair Product Launch

Hi All,

It's Hope, TheBlessedMomOf3 and I am back with some wonderful news! I have partnered with the brand So Cozy and am excited to share their recent children's hair product launch.  This launch showcases a new collection specifically designed for children with a sensitive scalp. Yes, that's right, a hair product collection that will simplify your child's hair maintenance routine and nourish their hair in the process.



If you're in the market for children's hair products that are safe, gentle, nourishing and PERFECT for your little one's sensitive scalp, the HUSH line is just for you! I am super excited to share my honest review with you so let's begin with the 4 products that make this collection special...

HUSH
Sensitive 2in1 Soothing Shampoo + Conditioner
$14.50 6.7 fl oz
DERMATOLOGIST TESTED



This 2 in 1 Shampoo plus Conditioner  comes with a soft brush attachment that gently massages your scalp during the application of the product. This brush worked great for massaging my daughter's scalp while lifting away dead skin and product build up.  Jaida, my little one, always complains of having an itchy scalp while becoming frustrated with irritation in sensitive spots surrounding the crown of her head. She also suffers from eczema so I've had to give her scalp a little extra TLC in times past. She absolutely LOVED this product and the application was a breeze. She was so relaxed while I applied this to her scalp and hair and did not want this to end.  The Sensitive 2 in 1 left her scalp nicely cleansed, irritant free and prepped for step 2, the Sensitive Scalp Serum.

Pro's- easy application, LOVED the massaging brush, a little goes a long way, great price, very moisturizing, detangles the hair, penetrates the hair

Con's- NONE

*Fragrance Free, Contains NO parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene, glycol, gluten, wheat or nuts*

Hush
Sensitive Scalp Serum Balancing Treatment
$14.50
DERMATOLOGIST TESTED



This Sensitive Scalp Serum is designed to reduce scalp irritation by providing moisture without the build up.  I really wanted to see if this non greasy serum helped to replenish and nourish Jaida's scalp while encouraging ultimate health. It comes packaged in a petite 4oz sized bottle with a concentrated spray nozzle that allows you to apply the product directly to the scalp. It is a non-greasy leave-in serum that can be reapplied to irritated areas as often as needed.  Jaida really liked how the serum immediately relieved her of an itchy scalp.  She had no dryness or irritation which we were pleased to see. Her scalp was moisturized and she enjoyed a wonderful fruity fragrance that left her hair smelling great. We give this product two thumbs up.

Pro's- relieved her itchy scalp, non greasy, mess proof, easy to apply, chemically safe, nourishing
Con's- would like more product for the cost

*Fruity Fragrance, Contains NO parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat or       nuts*

Hush
Sensitive Detangler Ultra-Gentle Leave-In
$12.50 8 fl oz
DERMATOLOGIST TESTED


This Sensitive Detangler worked like a charm! It is a gentle leave-in spray that comes in an 8oz bottle with a spray nozzle for easy application. It soothes and maintains scalp balance while allowing you to detangle the hair. We found this product to be quite nourishing as it left her hair moisturized with soft bouncy curls. After spritzing this product all over her hair, I sectioned her hair and lightly detangled with my fingers, followed with a wide tooth comb. This is the technique that works best for her hair. She had little to no shed hair and detangling her hair was a breeze! 

Pro's- easy to use spray nozzle, a lot of product for the price, affordable, a little goes a long way, smells great, left her hair moisturized, no stripping, no build up or residue

Con's- NONE

*Fruity Fragrance, Contains NO parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat or nuts*

Hush
Sensitive Styling Foam - Natural Hold
$12.50 6 fl oz
DERMATOLOGIST TESTED


This Sensitive Styling Foam

The last and final step is the sensitive styling foam. The styling foam comes in a 6 oz bottle with the same wonderful scent as the serum and detangler.  My daughter said it smelled like fruit loops! She couldn’t stop smelling it because it smelled so good.  The foam is a light weight mousse that provides a natural hold without build up.  Although it left her hair very soft and manageable without a sticky residue, it didn’t work as well as a final styler for her hair texture.  Her hair was a little frizzy and not as defined.  Now, I must add that the product never promised to define her curls so that was not my expectation.  I simply wanted to test the product to see how it worked for her hair. We typically use some sort of holding gel or a hair butter (such as shea butter) as a final styler for her hair. This was definitely something new for us. I feel that this product works great for less defined, care free hair styles.  


Pro's- light weight, no build up, great fragrance, left her hair soft and manageable
Con's- not very moisturizing, left her hair a bit frizzy, a bit pricey for the amount of product

*Fruity Fragrance, Contains NO parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat or nuts*

These products can be purchased at your local Target or online by visiting their website by clicking HERE

So Cozy is currently offering a cartwheel deal through 3/18/17 for 25% off the Hush collection at your local Target.

To see a video review of this product line please visit my YouTube Channel by clicking TheBlessedMomOf3 YouTube


*This is a SPONSORED blog post*

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Update!

Hi All!
I know it's been a while since I've uploaded, updated or posted.  Things are on the go with the kiddos and their sports/extracurricular activities. They are now ages 9, 12 and 15!!! Unreal at times to think about how quickly they're growing. I thought it best to share a few updates via video since that's mostly how I try to capture their lives, moments and achievements. You can see a few updates via the videos below. I hope to be back soon to share my experiences concerning a new hair product for children's hair care so stay tuned. Also, follow me on instagram (theblessedmomof3), facebook (The Blessed Mom Of 3 Natural Hair) and on YouTube (youtube.com/theblessedmomof3).

Just a few recent hairstyle videos:

Tweens Natural Hair Update

Kids Natural Hairstyle Series #1

Kids Natural Hairstyle Series #2

Updo Special Occasion Hairstyle- Mom


Kids Sports Highlights:

Jaida- Soccer at Disney World

Jaida- Youth Basketball

Jaida- Tumbling

Joi's Goal- National Championship

Joi- Regional Championship (soccer)

Joi- Middle School Basketball

Josh- Wrestling for the first time











Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PERFECT Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

Soooo, I gave these delicious buttermilk pancakes a try this morning (with some personal tweaks to the recipe) and they were a HIT!!!!  Soooo good, super fluffy and nice & thick! The kids licked their plates and begged for more tomorrow but with added chocolate chips :-) Here's the recipe... feel free to add your own touches to make this recipe complete!



PERFECT Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup melted butter or cooking oil
  • butter for griddle or skillet
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, and melted butter or cooking oil in a 2-cup measuring cup. Pour buttermilk mixture slowly into the flour mixture, stirring to combine as you pour. Allow to rest for about 3 minutes.
  2. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Add butter to griddle or skillet to make sure well coated. Scoop pancake batter onto prepared griddle or skillet by about ⅓ cup. Allow to cook until the edges of the pancake have lost their sheen and bubbles have formed in the center of the top of the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancake and allow to cook about 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove from griddle or skillet and serve warm or place on a rimmed sheet pan in a 200ยบ F oven to keep warm for serving.
  3. Add a fruit topping, whipped cream OR just good ole maple syrup with a dab of butter.... enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Creamy Chicken, Potato & Vegetable Chowder



Creamy Chicken, Potato & Vegetable Chowder






Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 carton of chicken broth (32 oz)
  • 5 small to medium size Yukon Gold potatoes (or Russet Potatoes), peeled and cubed
  • 1 package of frozen mixed vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, carrots)
  • 3 medium boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes or chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (I use light butter)
  • 1 cup 2% milk, divided into ½ cup servings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  •  parsley, optional
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend, optional
  • Paprika, optional
Directions
  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook cubed chicken breast in olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter  until cooked (drain but keep 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan), stir in chopped onions heat until tender. Add broth, ½ cup of water, 2 bouillon cubes and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2. Stir in the frozen corn/peas/green beans/carrots, ½ cup of milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk flour, 1 tablespoon of corn starch and ½ cup of  milk until smooth. Stir into soup; return to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4. Serve in a bowl… Sprinkle with parsley, top with shredded cheese and a dash of paprika if desired. Have crackers or tortilla chips on the side and enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

It's been a while... Updating you with videos :-)

Hi All!
It's been quite some time since i've uploaded any content to this blog. I've had a mix of a busy schedule, hectic life, kids' sports, holiday seasons, traveling and just plain laziness... So, to keep you all up to date as to what has taken place over the last 3 months, I'll post a few videos i've recorded and uploaded on youtube. I figure this is the best way to bring you all up to speed on my life's happenings. I have posted updates, videos and etc... on other streams of social media (YouTube, INSTAGRAMPINTERESTFACEBOOK ) so if you're not following me there, feel free to click on the link and follow me! Hopefully, i'll do better with updating on my blog more regularly throughout the year. Take a moment and watch a few of my recent videos (below) and get caught up :-)

Thanksgiving Family Reunion


How to make my Homemade Whipped Shea Butter


How to make Homemade Flaxseed Gel


Two Strand Twist Updo


Crystal Swain Bates Book Review


Medium Two-Strand Twist Out


Quick Chat


Flat Twist Out with Homemade Flaxseed Gel


Girls' Soccer Highlights