Feeling the end-of-summer blues? There’s nothing better to lift your mood than a spot of shopping, we say, and we’ve got you covered with What Sassy Mama Wants this month! From a cosy car seat for your bub to bright beachy towels to an ‘untippable’ coffee mug for your morning errands, here are our top product picks for busy mamas to add to their wish list!
1. Ruby and Ginger Cosy Car Seat Cover
Just imagine your little bub snuggled safe amongst this cosy cushion and you’ll see why we’re in love with this car seat cover that offers your babe warmth and most importantly, protection on a long car ride. The Ruby and Ginger Car Seat Cover has a 3+ tog rated elasticated cover that fits over a rear-facing car seat, ensuring your baby is safely harnessed in. The seat cover keeps baby snug while preventing overheating, and is easily fitted and removed with minimal discomfort to the little bundle strapped inside. They’ll be asleep in seconds, and you’ll be relaxed in the knowledge that your bub is safe and sound!
Find it: Available for $385 plus shipping fees at www.rubyandginger.co.uk
Made from high-quality organic cotton, these bright Turkish Towels from INSIDE are guaranteed to retain that feel of a tropical holiday at home long after the summer has gone. Available in a trendy range of pastel colours, the flat-woven towels can be used on the beach, at the pool, at home, or on your next tropical vacay! The towels use only organic dyes and finishes, guaranteeing a soft feel against the skin and no chemicals to absorb and release moisture. This is definitely a staple to carry in your beach bag – now you just need a fun-coloured swimsuit to match!
3. Repel Well Anti-Stain Remover
This anti-stain product has recently come to Hong Kong, and mamas, you’ll want to get your hands on this! Repel Well is a revolutionary new product that can be used on all products, including clothes, shoes, bags, furniture, etc. It’s that all-in-one product you’ve been searching for! Repel Well provides a breathable, long-lasting barrier against liquids, stains and dirt build-ups, so you don’t have to spend hours on end rubbing out stains or cleaning old furniture. Simply apply this product on all your clothes and furniture and nip the problem in the bud before the stains spread!
Find it: Family package (four 8oz bottles) available for $900 at www.repelwell.com.hk
Mamas, protecting your face is one of the most important ways to mitigate signs of aging, and we’ve found a stylish and practical way for you to do just that which doesn’t require slathering on loads of sunscreen. The Global Babe Strong Hat is the first ever hat to be validated by the British Skin Foundation, with an incredible UPF factor of 1,200+, making it more protective than any sun block while remaining 100% chemical-free. Not only do these colourful wide-brimmed hats offer enough shade to cover your face, neck and shoulders, they are super stylish as well and fold up neatly to fit into your handbag. The best part? They have a whole range of adorable mini versions for kids that offer the same level of sun protection. Now there’s a practical way to dress in the mornings!
Find it: Available for $735 plus shipping fees at www.globalbabe.com
5. Organic Belly Rub Balm
There are many beautiful things that come out of a pregnancy, but stretch marks isn’t one of them! Protect your belly against the unsightly marks with this Organic Belly Rub Balm which contains plenty of organic butters and and oils to make sure your skin stays soft and hydrated, thus minimising the build-up of stretch marks. The belly rub is made up of organic butters of coconut, cocoa and shea, and organic almond oil and olive oil which help to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, so you can focus on what matters most – your new baby bundle!
Find it: Available for $295 at www.capralatte.com
6. The Mighty Mug
If you’ve spilled coffee all over your table at work one too many times, you’ll be just as excited as we are to get our hands on The Mighty Mug, heralded as “The world’s first ‘untippable’ travel mug!” Built with patented Smartgrip technology, the mug is specifically designed to prevent spillages with a suction-style base that grips instantly to any flat, solid surface, but still lifts like any ordinary mug. The mug is car cup holder friendly and biodegradable with a 16oz double wall construction, allowing you to keep your coffee piping hot (and not all over the coffee table!)
7. Cath Kidston Reversible Folded Messenger Bag
We recently scoped out Cath Kidston’s new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, and they’ve got a handful of adorable items for both mamas and girls. What caught our eye? This super handy and practical Reversible Folded Messenger Bag which is spacious enough to carry everything you need for the day, whether it’s baby nappies, bottles or a spare pare of flats. The big zipped pockets allow for easy organisation while three handle positions and a reversible feature means it’s easily paired with different outfits for mamas on the go.
Find it: Available for $790 at Cath Kidston stores around Hong Kong