Nessa's World: September 2014





Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All opinions are 100% mine.
My boyfriend works six days a week outside. Even though it's finally cooling down here in Texas some days are still crazy hot. Before he leaves for work and when he comes home from work he relies on Old Spice to keep him feeling fresh and clean. I know how important it is to keep a good hygiene and my boyfriend feels the same way. I can't deny that I haven't used his Old Spice products a few times. They all work and smell so great. He loves trying a different scent each time and he's always satisfied with each product. His favorite products are the body wash, deodorant and body spray. I think it's super cute when Evan sees his dad spraying the Old Spice body spray and wants his dad to spray some on him. I'm sure Evan will love Old Spice when he's older like his daddy.

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I can't express how ecstatic I am about Fall. The weather if finally cooling down and the leaves are slowly transitioning colors. These next few months are going to be amazing. So many holidays coming up and all my shows will finally air (I'll finally have something to watch). Aside from so many other things you all know how much I love Fall fashion, especially kids. I narrowed it down to a few of Evan's go to Fall must haves. Summer was fun and all, but we waited so long for this time of year! Happy Fall! 

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I am not sure if every mom is like me, but I love trying all diaper brands. I have my favorites and my not so favorites. I always search for the best product out there for my son. As far as diapers we have a couple favorites that we purchase on a regular basis. I recently purchased Parent's Choice diapers and I am blown away with how long lasting and absorbent they are. Leaky diapers are such a pet peeve of mine. Especially during naps or overnight. I want a diaper that will be comfortable for Evan to sleep in and still do its job by staying leak free.
We no longer purchase diapers that cause leaks and ruin our good night sleep. Evan would toss and turn until I changed his diaper and on top of that I would struggle to put him back to sleep. It was stressful for me and uncomfortable for him. Luckily we have found great options and this past week we switched to Parent's Choice diapers. I really can't say anything negative about them. They are thin, comfortable, and durable. We haven't had any leaks or rashes since we have been using these diapers. Evan sleeps most of the night without waking up and naps a little longer, which assures me that Parent's Choice diapers have my approval. 
Many will say you get what you pay for, but not in this case. I honestly feel like Parent's Choice diapers are the best value diaper brand in the market. I can save $240 per year by using Parent's Choice diapers vs. other national brands. 3 out of 4 moms agree are the same or better than their current baby diaper brand of choice. See for yourself: save money, live better. Head to your local Walmart, print out this coupon, and give these new and improved diapers a try. I can't stress how impressed I am with this product.


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My allergies are kicking in meaning Fall is basically here. As much as I love this season my allergies tend to get a little out of control making me feel horrible. Zyrtec has been the only over the counter medication to keep them under control providing 24-hour relief. And now with their new ZYRTEC Dissolve Tabs, I can take them on the go without water, which is perfect for this busy mommy. I know how annoying allergy symptoms can be. It almost seems impossible to feel and look great with allergies. I dream of a fresh-faced and flawless look during during allergy season. Luckily, ZYRTEC has partnered with celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez to help women tackle ALLERGY FACE, the puffiness, runny nose and watery eyes. Jackie has developed a variety of celebrity-inspired looks that will help all women camouflage their allergy face. 

Going through each look I learned many tips that will definitely help me this season. A red nose is my worst symptom. Now I know exactly how to cover it up. Fall is my favorite season and I am so glad I have ZYRTEC to help me enjoy this time of year. I can go out and have fun with my family and not feel miserable. Thanks to ZYRTEC and Jackie's tips I am set. 

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NOSE: Use a primer with a green tint to minimize the appearance of a red nose, and then set it with a waterproof concealer for a long-lasting finish. 

SKIN: Apply bronzer all over the face- including the forehead, underneath the cheekbones and across the nose- which will help minimize the appearance of a red nose.

CHEEKS AND EYES: Highlight the cheekbones and brow bones with a shimmery gold eyeshadow to make your eyes appear radiant and give your face a nice glow. 

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As much as I would love to experience having a little girl I can't deny that having a boy is amazing. I could go on and on about how awesome my son is, but I narrowed it down to my top five. I have never learned and enjoyed life this much until now. Life with a little boy is indescribably perfect. I wouldn't have it any other way. Mamas with girls share with us some of your reasons! xoxo
1: Hair Care- Very little tangles and knots for us. Brushing and washing Evan's hair is super easy. I brush it and I don't have to worry about any hairdos. His hair is hassle free and low maintenance. Makes my life a little easier.

2: The Clothes- I am obsessed with boy's fashion. It's great to know that boys have options too and we don't have to spend way as much buying all types of accessories.

3: Boy Toys- No barbies for us, only balls, cars, trains, and sticks. I am so girly but playing with boy toys is so much fun.

4: The Energy and The Mess- I have never seen a calm little boy. They are full of fun and energy. Sitting down is not an option with a little guy. I never know what he'll get into. I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for dirt, bugs, and the beauty of nature thanks to Evan. I find it nerve wrecking, but absolutely love watching him run and explore the world.

5: Mama's Boy- No one can deny that every boy loves their mama. It's such a special bond that remains forever. The bond is just different between a mother and a son.


I can't help but obsess over black and white everything! I am beyond excited for Fall and the next few months. This is my favorite time of year, and favorite time to blog. I didn't realize all my items were black and white until I put them together. My closet is literally black and white. I always tell myself to stay away and try other colors and patters. It almost never happens. I guess I do my color experimenting on Evan, even though lately we both have been sticking to basic colors. It could possibly be that we are so over Summer and ready for Fall. Aren't you? 
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