August 26, 2014

Bring a bit of Disney to Bath Time with Creations by CC

*Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Two things you should know about me- I love Disney (of course) and I am super picky about my bath products. By picky I don't mean they have to be the most expensive brand, but I am picky about how they feel, smell, and work with my hair and skin.

I have heard a lot of good things about glycerin soaps. Like how they help moisturize your skin, lather and rinse nicely, and are non-toxic. Knowing all of these benefits, I was excited to try out the Mickey shaped Glycerin Soaps from Creations by CC.

The first thing I loved about these soaps is that they were wrapped so cute! If you are giving the soaps as a gift, you can even request a custom tag to go with it. 

That isn't the only way you can customize it though, you get to pick the colors of your soap and the scents. The list of scents is HUGE! You can check them all out here under the product description. I couldn't help but try out the scent Monkey Farts (it smells really good actually). So these soaps are totally customizable from color to scent to even the size.

I started using the soap and the first thing I noticed is how well it lathered and that it didn't feel caked on. It rinsed off much better than my other soaps and body washes. I hate the feeling of soap still being on my body after I rinse so that was awesome.

After a few uses, I noticed that my skin was not as dry as it had been. I have awful dry skin and so seeing a noticeable difference was huge.

I even decided to let the soap give my shaving cream a run for the money. It worked pretty well, though I still prefer shaving cream for my legs, if I ran out and had this soap, I wouldn't hesitate to use it in place of shaving cream.

The biggest selling point for me on this soap was the scent though. I already mentioned how the scent is customizable. What I didn't mention is that it is nice and subtle. I have a hard time with strong scents, even if I like them, so I love that I don't feel like I bathed in perfume or body wash after I get out of the shower.
The only downside to this soap is 1) since they are glycerin, you need to keep them where they don't get hit by the water a ton. This can be easy depending on your set up, but it is something to be aware of. Otherwise they will shrink in size a lot faster. 

My family has loved having these Mickey soaps in our home and it has helped us keep the Disney spirit in between trips. They would make great birthday or Christmas gifts. I am thinking of ordering some to give to family for Christmas. 

You can find Creations by CC on Facebook and on Etsy.

*I received free product in order for me to give my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.*

August 20, 2014

Night Photography at Disneyland

With summer coming to an end, I know some are hoping to head to the parks one last time. If night photography is something you want to try, here is a post I did about my first go at it back in March that I thought would be fun to revisit.

This trip, one thing I knew I wanted to do was get some night shots at the park. I was so excited while doing my Disneyland 101 series to find compact tripods were allowed in the park. I decided right then and there that I wanted to take my tripod and get some of those amazing night shots.

Night Photography Disneyland
I am excited to share the shots I took with you, and not only that, but I will share some of the settings that I used to get these shots.

August 6, 2014

5 Under-Rated Disneyland Attractions You Don't Want To Miss

Today I was thinking about what attractions I did not do during my girls' trip to Disneyland, which made me think of this post. So I thought this might be a good time to bring it back.... Enjoy

On our recent trip to Disneyland, I had a goal to do some of the attractions that we often pass by. I didn't get it all in, but I did do several of the items we haven't done before. We just ran out of time. (That is right, we ran out of time. See how long you should plan to spend at Disneyland here.)
I have realized though, that some of the attractions at the Disneyland resort just do not get the credit they deserve. So here are my Top 5 Under-Rated Disneyland Attractions.

August 4, 2014

Is Your Child To Young For Disney?

In facebook groups, on pages, and all over the web, I see the questions a lot- how young is too young to take a child to Disney. Sometimes I see "I would never take a baby to Disney" or "I won't take a child until they are 5 years old."

So how young is too young for Disney?

There are a lot of different opinions on this, and of course nobody will agree 100% on when is the right time to take baby's first trip to Disney but if you are on the fence, we have some advice to help you decide.

July 28, 2014

Best Shoes For Disney Vacations

One of the biggest questions I see asked on Disney pages, forums, and groups is "what are the best shoes for Disney?"

Well, everyone has their own opinion on which shoes are best, but I am here to tell you how to pick the best shoes and keep your feet happy in Disney.

The question everyone asks- what are the best shoes for Disney? ANSWERED!
In order to understand why this question is asked so often, and why it is so important, we need to look at how much walking is done at Disney.
On a slow day at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure I can walk at least eight miles, if not more. Now at Disneyland Resort, attractions are a lot closer together than they are at Walt Disney World so you will get even more miles in there. It is not uncommon to get 15 or more miles of walking in one day at Disney.

All of that walking can really do a number on your feet. If your feet hurt, than you will not have a fun vacation.

Now that you know why it is important to have good shoes, let's answer the big question "What are the best shoes for a Disney vacation?"