ROBIN’S PICKS and GIVEAWAY: Unique and Convenient


I wish I had had a Blooming Bath when my son was little.  This is such a cool product.  Available in blue, yellow, pink and white, it’s an extra soft, cozy, plush flower that you place in a sink or baby bath tub.  Then, lay your child in it, and they get enveloped and protected, so you can wash them safely and comfortably.

It’s naturally antimicrobial foam interior and fabrics – no chemicals, and it air dries or you place in dryer to dry.

Makes for a unique gift, and great for travel.. Created by four dads, it’s available online and at Buy Buy Baby retail stores. Visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

GIVEAWAY: Submit your name and full mailing address, and tell us why you’d like to win a BLOOMING BATH, and be sure to indicate your color preference.  Choose from pink, blue, yellow and white.  Write to  Winner will be notified via email.


MAMA MIO – Eye Know

Eye Know is a multi-purpose do-it-all solution for all your eye needs – 24 hour moisturizer, de-puffing, dark shadow zapping, wrinkle-fighting and brightening.  It is a refreshing serum, and I love using it particularly after a day out in the sun.  But, no doubt it will work great in the winter too as a relief from dry heat. 

I’m a fan of Mama Mio products. Founded in London by four beauty experts, they create products to solve the skincare issues that women want to overcome, using the very best ingredients at their highest potency to ensure that every product really works.     



MALLY BEAUTY – Three-Step Brow Kit

Enhance and emphasize your eyes with this three-step brow kit from Mally Beauty. The double-ended brow pencil shapes and shades brows with one end and adds color with the other. Highlight the results with the light-infused brow gel, which brightens the eye area.

If you’re like me (I’m big into tweezing), it’s great to have a convenient kit to help keep my brows in shape.

Mally Beauty features a collection of over 1,000 products designed to deliver what founder Mally calls “bulletproof” beauty: user-friendly, multitasking products that truly stay put all day. Created for the real woman who doesn’t have time to touch up her makeup midday, the high-performance products are developed to offer real results and ultra-glam looks.




The iTwist F129 is a 14.1-pixel digital camera with 4x digital zoom and a super wide-angle lens. Its 2.4” LCD screen has the ability to flip up and twist around  for all of the most functional photo capturing abilities.  Thanks to this feature, this camera ensures that you take a good shot.  I was in need of a new camera, but my son has also claimed partial possession of this camera.  It’s easy to use, lightweight and cute-looking.  My son’s favorite color is red, so you can imagine his delight with the i-Twist.  We look forward to using it on our next vacation.










Ever stash money, ID , credit cards or keys y in your bra when you’re on the run, or when you’re traveling  and you don’t want to carry a handbag?

Enter The Racktrap, a one-size-fits-all bra pocket that holds cash, ID, boarding passes, etc….keeping your essentials safe, dry and conveniently located.  Undetectable under clothing, it is sold online and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.  

I took mine on a walk around my neighborhood with my house keys, and it was a welcome alternative to bringing along a pocketbook.  It’s also great for the gym…and they make a sporty velcro-closing version.

The Racktrap was designed by a trio of marketing executives who got tired of choosing between lugging huge pocketbooks around for a night on the town or over stuffing already full bras.




Note: Thanks to the featured companies for providing product samples.


  1. One Response to “ROBIN’S PICKS and GIVEAWAY: Unique and Convenient”

  2. The Blooming Bath is also available at other baby stores. I purchased mine at Baby’s 1st in Houston.

    By Lisa Rea on Aug 10, 2012