i admit it, i already bought myself my Xmas gift (isn’t buying yourself gifts wonderful? you get exactly what you need and want…). i was searching far and wide for the perfect laptop sleeve for my 11″ MacBook Air, as i had been using my old laptop bag which was ugly and far too large for my little baby laptop. [read more]
if you haven’t heard of Beautycounter yet, let me enlighten you. this upscale natural beauty brand dubbed the ‘Chanel of natural beauty’ has reached cult status quickly, in part due to it’s exclusivity – you can only buy the products online or through a consultant. and in part due to the luxe branding that distinguishes the products from the sea of Whole Foods body brands. [read more]
i discovered the cutest etsy shop called little pretties. the owner is a mom who makes a colorful array of gorgeous beaded bracelets right here in the US, and they come in baby, toddler, kids, and adult sizes, with adjustable clasps. did i go nuts and order four pairs – two for me and two for my girl? yes, and we’re in love! [read more]
spring is in full bloom and it’s time to smell the roses. i adore the natural smell of roses, but i can’t handle synthetic fragrance, so i’ve been on a mission to find the best, and most affordable beauty products that have the strongest smell of roses thanks to essential oils, not chemical perfume. it’s so disappointing when something is labeled as rose and then doesn’t smell like it… [read more]
i’ve been on a neverending mission to find the perfect comfortable, funky, colorful leggings i can wear to lounge around in, for yoga, power walking, and working out. my sister in law told me about Lineage, a mom-owned small designer legging business based in NYC that claims to make the #bestleggingsever. so i contacted them and got to test drive a pair of Kaleidoscope leggings. [read more]
planning my baby’s first birthday was so fun! her birthday theme was a winter wonderland Russian tea party, because i’m half Russian, and she was born in the winter. so yes, she is a snow princess, but luckily still unaware of Frozen, so i could keep it Disney-free, albeit the color scheme was very much Frozen, with an abundance of cream, teal, and blue, amidst pops of color. [read more]
i hate to say i had a flat stomach before i had a baby, but i did, i really did. and i didn’t even do sit-ups. i had a strong core from doing yoga, eating healthy, running, and trying on lots of useless, uncomfortable shoes, but then i had a very large baby, and my stomach muscles separated from being so far stretched. i didn’t even know this could happen. [read more]
my girlfriends always ask me what skincare products i’m using, so i’ve decided to share a seasonal snapshot of my current skincare esstenials. these are the products i have on my bathroom shelf and am using right now. because my skin gets drier in the winter from the cold and indoor heat, i switch things up seasonally, and i’m always trying new products and discovering new favorites.