Noodle & Boo Skin Care {Review}

If you haven’t noticed (or are a first time reader, in that case – hello!), BurritoBuzz loves finding and sharing new skin care products for baby. I look for products that are hypoallergenic for baby’s delicate skin and with no harmful chemicals. I recently found a fantastic, luxurious skin care line for babies and for mamas that I have to share! Noodle & Boo sent me several samples to try with my four month old and I am in love with every single one of them!

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Noodle & Boo is a skin care line designed developed specifically for ultra-sensitive skin. The founder Christine Burger worked with holistic and natural healthcare providers to create products that nourish, protect and replenish delicate and sensitive skin. The ingredients used in Noodle & Boo products are certified organic and derived from natural resources. I love that the products are made in the USA and are manufactured in a pharmaceutical-like environment so the quality is superb. Noodle & Boo also has a complete line just for those with super sensitive skin and eczema.

You can rest easy knowing the products are free from a slew of harmful ingredients:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • PPG’
  • Dyes
  • GMO’s
  • Triclosan
  • Formaldehyde Donors
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Essential Oilsgift_newborn_deluxe_detail

The first thing I noticed (and loved) was the smell of the products. It’s the epitome of what a baby smells like. They somehow bottled the smell of a newborn and it is fantastic. I received four amazing samples, Noodle & Boo Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Bodywash (8oz for $14), Super Soft Lotion (8oz for $14), Ultimate Ointment (2.5oz for $15) and Baby Balm (4.5oz for $16). I love all of the products I got to try. The hair and body wash gets my little babe clean, even in all of her rolls (and there are a lot!) and keeps her smelling great. The lotion keeps her skin hydrated, soft and smooth all day. She’s had a few dry patches on her elbows, I’m really hoping it’s not eczema (it’s not bad, so I don’t know if it is or not) and I applied the Baby Balm which provides long-lasting moisture and comforts irritated skin. I love that it’s super thick and after using for a few days, the dry patches have subsided for the most part! The Ultimate Ointment is perfect for diaper rashes, dry skin or eczema as gift_big_sister_brother_detailwell. It creates a moisture repellant to promote natural healing of rashes. I use it for the rash on my little one’s neck. Her rolls are trapping moisture and the Ohio heat has caused a heat rash. The ointment has helped tremendously.

I love Noodle & Boo products and I would love to try more, especially products for mama! The only issue, is the price. This is a luxury brand (so many celebrities swear by Noodle & Boo, check out their testimonials and who loves Noodle & Boo here!) so the cost is a little high but totally doable if you want high quality products. Be sure to check out Noodle & Boo’s website here. They seriously have so many awesome products to offer for both baby and mom!super_soft_lotion_detail

Don’t forget to follow Noodle & Boo on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook for new releases and sales!

– Casey

**Burrito Buzz received this product at low or no cost for the purpose of product review. No compensation for a positive review was provided. All product reviews are based 100% off of our personal experiences and we never guarantee a positive review.**

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Where are my abs?

warningI’ve struggled with my body most of my life, going back and forth between “I hate how I look” and “I’m so glad I have a functioning, healthy body.” Much of middle school and high school was marked with not eating enough and exercising too much. I was 5’7″ and weighing in around 102lbs for a while. I think it’s safe to say, I was not healthy. I could go days without eating a significant meal, and spent a lot of time dodging events with food. And in all honesty, my unhealthy eating stemmed from stress and body image combined. My parents had divorced, and everything I had known was just kind of… unknown. I can totally be the person that stress eats, but when I’m really stressed, I just physically can’t eat. I’m more than happy to say those days are long behind me. Give me a Chipotle bowl, and I’ll devour the entire thing. With chips.

It wasn’t until late high school that I really said “screw it” and learned to live a healthier life. Mostly healthy food, the occasional pizza and Taco Bell trip, a healthy amount of exercise. I’ve lived that life, contently, for 10+ years now. I’ve never had the urge to not eat, and I’ve been mostly happy with my body.

Until having a baby.

I was happy to be pregnant, considering Ryan and I had been off of birth control for nearly a year and a half before Lucas came around. I didn’t show much at all until around 5 months, which is likely somewhat due to my intense morning sickness for the first 5 months. I didn’t get a SINGLE stretch mark until 2 weeks before delivery. I really thought I was in the clear. HA. No.

So my post-baby body was extra-terrestrial to me, especially in those first few weeks after L&D. I still looked very much pregnant, and my stretch marks made me cry more than once.

The stress of having a baby kicked my brain into all-out stress mode. I barely ate. I gained 37lbs with Lucas, and lost all of it plus a little within a few short weeks. My fridge was filled with meals people had made for us, that I just had no interest in (other than the amazing scones that my grandma makes, which I could eat every meal of every day.) 

After my hormones settled down I was able to get back into a healthy eating schedule. (You have to take care of yourself to be able to take care of your baby.)FotoFlexer_Photodfga

Even after all of this- losing the weight, feeling less hormonal, I still had some major body concerns. I fit into my old jeans, but not in the way I used to. My stretch marks had faded into almost nothing, thanks to Bio Oil, but they were still there. It took me months to get to the point of being comfortable again (and feeling attractive again!) It only happened with the help of a few sites: 4th Trimester Bodies & Love your Lines (You can find both on Instagram!) Both promote acceptance in a way that is so freeing and beautiful. I’d strongly recommend finding and following them.

I am BLESSED to have carried this tiny human to full term, and to have given birth to a healthy, amazing little boy. My stretch marks and my new body I wear proudly now. It took time and adjustment. But oh man guys, do you know how many people would love to be able to carry a baby? To have a healthy baby? It’s not something that should be taken for granted ever. So many would be thrilled to have a few stretch marks make a home on their abdomen.

So I look at my little boy sleeping now, and I can’t even tell you how much the stretch marks and new body size don’t matter. He and I are both healthy.

-Katie