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COVERUP: Somedays Lovin // TOP: Salt Swimwear // BOTTOMS: Salt Swimwear // SUNGLASSES: Gentle Monster

While in Utah for the Fourth I realized I needed to shave my legs but didn’t have a razor and we were in a hurry so I used the cheap disposable one the hotel had… BAD IDEA!!!! The rest of the day all our family members kept asking me what was wrong with my legs ha! It looked like I had a really bad rash and a million ingrowns that happened instantly. So I was super excited when Refinery29 asked me to team up with them and Gillette Venus. I have used Venus razors since I started shaving and as long as I get my legs really wet, use shaving cream, and a fairly new razor, I am good! I have tried men’s razors and many other brands but this has been what works best for me. I like the Venus Swirl best because it has a Flexiball that makes it less awkward to shave my knees and all those tricky areas that make me cringe when I think about shaving them. It especially makes shaving easier during pregnancy with my big bump in the way 🙂

I triple checked to make sure I had my Venus Swirl with me when I was packing for Bora Bora because I knew I would be living in a swimsuit. Here are some pictures from a day in Bora Bora and some pictures of our amazing tub in our villa! Atticus is at the age where he wants to copy anything we do… if we are brushing our teeth, he watches us and pretends to do the same… etc. So whenever I shave he is all about wanting to be right next to me doing what mom is doing haha. So he gets to play with shaving cream in the tub while I shave 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Kate!! I am so glad you liked the post 🙂 Thank you for following along!! xo

    1. It was perfect!! It’s such a great place to vacation!! Thanks for reading Emily!! xo

    1. I am glad to hear I am not the only one that struggles with this 🙁 Thanks for reading Mariah!! xo

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        1. Do you not realize that she and other bloggers have an agent and backing from an agency who handles contracts and makes sure everything is legal?

    2. Amber always used to say when posts were sponsored, so it is probably just the new layout getting sorted out meaning some recent posts haven’t been declared as sponsored. Anyway, it is pretty easy to tell when a post has been sponsored, so it doesn’t really matter whether Amber mentions it herself. And it is still a great blog that many people enjoy reading!

  2. A fan from Australia!! Massive fan and love your work. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE TO SEE A VLOG WHILST ON HOLIDAY and a pregnancy vlog????!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE ???????????????? sending love your way to you and your sweet little family
    Xxx Kaylee

    1. Thank you so much!!! That is so nice to hear!! 🙂 And thanks for the suggestions!! I appreciate it!! xoxo

  3. Hi! for some reason it won’t let me comment on Youtube even though I have an account.Can you tell me where A’s whale shirt is from? Love love love the vids keep it up!

  4. Oh man I have the same problem! My legs get the worst bumps and ingrown hairs if I’m not careful and of course lately having my son I have zero time! Haha! Venus has always been my go to for razors too! And this is totally random but ever since you updated your blog I haven’t been receiving your newest posts through my wordpress account? I still get the email subscriptions and replied but not actually within my blog account…? So weird! Anyways, loved the post lady!


    1. No way?! It’s the worst huh?? 🙁 I have to be soo careful!! I am glad to hear that you like Venus as well! And hmm that is weird! Let me look into it 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!! xo

      1. Yeah I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why you hadn’t been doing as many posts lately lol the last one I can view in my wordpress Reader is the video you posted of your sister’s wedding and that’s it? How strange! Not that I NEEEEED to know anytime you post but I do enjoy your blog so I was a little confused and concerned that perhaps it’s doing it to more of the blogs I follow but after looking into it, it just seems to be yours? Weird!

        1. Okay so I am pretty sure we fixed the issue!! You should be getting the notifications now 🙂 Let me know if not!! Thanks again Carly!! xoxo

  5. These pictures are so cute and that bathtub is AMAZING!!!! just wanted to share a little story: I was at lunch with one of my friends and she was scrolling through her twitter and I said “omg is that amber fillerup???” and she was like “yes I love her” and I was like “me too”. So we just had a little fangirl moment and talked about how perfect you and your little family is and how perfect your daughter will be. I know the Midwest is boring but sending my love from Indiana. Please let me know if you will be in town ever 🙂

    1. Aww thanks so much!! I’m glad you like the post!! And omg that is so cute!! That story made my day!! I wish I could meet you girls!! 🙂 Thanks so much for being so sweet!! I will definitely let you know if I am ever there!! Love ya!! xoxo

    1. Wow that is such a nice compliment!! Thank you so so much!! I appreciate that 🙂

  6. Bah, I totally know what you are talking about. I have very sensitive legs to as I have neurodermatitis and guess what – it likes my legs best! haha Unfortunately I could not find this razor in Germany so far but I will definitely look out for it! 🙂 I am using another Venus razor right now and they always worked best for me too (and also, this one has a nice color, too haha!). As for now I am trying my luck with several creams (but if you have some secrets for sensitive legs I would be happy to read about them in a blogpost with of course – a bunch of adorable pictures of you guys!).
    Thanks for always sharing your helpful information and beautiful pictures with us!

    1. Ahh no way?! Sensitive skin is so hard to deal with 🙁 I am glad I am not the only one suffering haha! And I love the color too, so cute!! That is a great idea for a post!! I will keep it in mind 🙂 Thanks for reading love!!! xoxo

    1. Awesome!! I am glad to hear you agree! Thank you for reading Effie!! xo

    1. It really is so frustrating!! 🙁 And oh my goodness you are so sweet!! Thanks so much beautiful!! xo

  7. I will have to try this because my legs are super sensitive as well. My underarms are also really bad though when it comes to getting bumps. Would you recommend this for that or something else? Thanks!!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. Yes, definitely give it a try!! Let me know what you think 🙂 And I use it for my underarms too!! I hope that helps!! xo

  8. I have the same leg issues and Venus is the only razor I can use that doesn’t make me look like I have been crawling around in pickers all day. I keep my legs really moisturized in between shavings and use my Venus when I do shave and it seems to help the situation. The other thing that has really worked for me is the sugar scrub that you posted a few months back. (Especially in the winter) I shave once with shaving cream and rinse, then I mix white or brown sugar with a little grapeseed oil, scrub, then shave again and my legs are so smooth, bump free and moisturized! I follow that with lotion right out of the shower and it does the trick!
    Did you make the flower crowns you at Atticus are wearing in the photos or are they purchased? Love them and I would love to wear one when we travel to the islands.

    1. I totally agree!! Venus helps my skin soo much in between shaves for sure!! And yay! I am glad you use the scrub as well 🙂 I need to start using that again!! And no, I didn’t make them, I wish!! We got them in Bora Bora 🙂 Usually there will be someone that makes and sells them on islands/tropical places!! I hope you can find some!! xo

    1. He was being so sweet in these pics!!! And thanks so much!!! I have an obsession over them too 😉 xo

    1. Aww thank you!! I love that pic too 🙂 And I am glad to hear that!! Venus has for sure been my favorite razor! Thanks for reading!! xo

  9. My legs are really similar to yours and I get those bumps so easily! I actually bought a venus swirl a few months ago and noticed that my legs looked significantly better after using that as opposed to other razors!


    1. No way?! Yay!! I am glad to hear that 🙂 I am obsessed with Venus!! I am happy you agree!! Thanks for reading Paige!! xo

  10. Haha A covered in shaving cream is seriously the cutest thing ever! I am excited that you did a review on this because I am the same way, I cant shave without getting razor burn, I am excited to try this. Thanks for sharing gorgeous!


    1. He was so curious about what I was doing and eventually he was covered in shave cream haha! And yes give it a try!! Let me know what you think 🙂 xo

    1. It was so nice!! I am missing it right now haha! Thanks for reading!! xo

  11. I have to admit, I usually just buy the cheap razors at the drugstore because the good ones are expensive, but I’m always so annoyed with the results of the cheapies. The Venus Swirl sounds like a good one, and if the results are worth it, I’ll take it! At least summer is almost over so I can shave my legs less often hahaha
    Monica – Mocha And Moccasins

    1. I know exactly what you mean!! I usually did that and then regretted it right after I used a cheap razor because I would get majorly bad bumps 🙁 I really love the results of the Venus!! It’s worth a try!! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

  12. GIRL, what on *earth* are you doing shaving your legs in this day and age of such advanced laser???? Laser that crap right off! I’ve had my legs, bikini line, and armpits done and let me tell you — BEST money ever spent. EVER. No regrets. It’s just beyond awesome to not have to shave.

    1. Girl I have been pregnant or breastfeeding the last couple years!!!! But trust me as soon as this baby comes out its first on my to do list!!!

    1. Thanks so much Adri!! It was such a great place, we loved it! And I do too!! I honestly need something fool proof I swear haha! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

  13. That looks like the most magical place on earth. Your son is just too adorable! I have sensitive skin, too. Plus I regularly cut myself. I am a mess!

    xoxoBella |

    1. It was one of our favorite places, we loved it!! And oh my goodness you are so sweet!! Thanks so much! And I am a mess too don’t worry 😉 xo

    1. It was amazing, we loved it!! And I agree!! If I don’t use good products my skin freaks out!!! Glad I am not the only one! Thanks for reading Courtney!! xo

  14. Atticus is adorable! I always love your family photos. This time my favorite picture is the one in which he is sleeping in your arms! He looks so cute while sleeping! Have a great week!

    1. Aww thank you!!! I am so glad you liked the pictures 🙂 I hope your week is going good as well!! xo

  15. I love it! Everything is so colourful and beautiful…! And you and your baby look amazing *-*