Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday! It has been a long time since I shared a few of my favorite things. Life got in the way of blogging - having a baby and adjusting to having five kids will do that. BUT...I figured it was time to get back into posting my favorites regularly!

Life lately has been very busy. Our Summer Break just started, but it doesn't feel much like a break at all. We're in the midst of dance recital week, and it's all we can think about right now! Next week should be a bit more calm!

I discovered so many new favorites over the past few weeks. Some are for me, some are for my kids. I'm taking advantage of the quiet time in my house (AKA the middle of the night), to list my favorites for all of you!


The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush 

This is my first time using an electric toothbrush, and I absolutely love it! I've been using the cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush for about 6 weeks now, and I'll never go back to a manual toothbrush.  I actually partnered with Smile Brilliant to give one away to one of my readers. You can click this link to enter! 

Smile Brilliant cariPro Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush

Capture the Flag

Is there anything more fun than playing Capture the Flag with a group of friends in the Summer? Capture the Flag Redux makes it even more fun by adding a glow factor! The light up game pieces are reusable, and we have so many kids that they don't even have to recruit their friends to play! 😂 Stay tuned to see it in action...

Capture the Flag Redux - Glow in the Dark

Ever Pure Shampoo & Conditioner

I received L'Oreal Ever Pure Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and Conditioner free for review from Influenster, and it really works! I've tried other brands, and they never worked for me. My hair needed some help after a Summer at the pool and beach, followed by a pregnancy. I use these products every other day, and there was a noticeable result within a week of use!

L'Oreal Ever Pure Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and Conditioner

Blankie Tails

My kids received these new Blankie Tails for review, and they LOVE them! I'm not going to lie - I have even used Liam's blanket because it's so soft! This new line is sold exclusively at Walmart to match their Your Zone bedding lines, and includes adorable new designs. Each of the blankets my kids received matched their personalities and interests perfectly. Plus they are plush, super soft, machine-washable, and the tiger and shark have glow in the dark eyes. They are a hit with my crew!

Blankie Tails at Walmart

Tiger Blankie Tails

Rocket Blankie Tails

Shark Blankie Tails

Blankie Tails Walmart

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Shark Blankie Tails

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Tiger Blankie Tails

Rocket Blankie Tails

Raw Sugar Living 

I am obsessed with Raw Sugar Living products! I've worked with this company in the past, but I fully stand behind their products. The body butter, body lotion, bath fizzers, and body wash are my favorite, along with their lip balm. I have quite a few favorite scents, including Lemon Sugar and Vanilla Bean. Just give me all the RSL!

Raw Sugar Living

Bare Republic & Sunski

This one is a two-fer, and perfect for Summer! Our favorite sunscreen is from Bare Republic. Their mineral sunscreen is reef-friendly, and free from harmful chemicals. My kids are especially fond of their neonsticks and shimmer sunscreens! I was introduced to this brand when I worked with them last Summer, but we loved the products so much that we're using them again this Summer. Lexie has really sensitive skin, and these products are gentle on her skin, so we use them for the entire family. My girls were thrilled to find out they had shimmer sunscreen this year, and sparkled their way through all the outdoor events at school!

Sunski is my go to brand for sunglasses! Their polarized sunglasses are made from recycled plastic, and they are super lightweight and comfortable to wear. Lexie loves mine so much that she stole my newest pair!

Summer Essentials

{Swimsuits - Target}

I have so many more favorites to share, but they involve baby products and fitness products, so I think I might have to lump them together into themed friday favorites posts over the next few weeks! This week was more of a random mix, but they are  all things that we use regularly and love!

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What are a few of YOUR favorite things right now? Share them in the comments!


  1. Those blankie tales are PRECIOUS! Olivia has a mermaid blanket that's similar but I love how much detail these have!

  2. You got to try a lot of things! I loved the bare republic sunscreen I got too.

  3. Ooh shimmer suntan lotion sounds awesome. My nieces would love that. And those blankie tails are so cute! I entered the toothbrush giveaway - I could really use an electric one!



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