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]
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]
if you’re pregnant, now is the time to prep for success by making sure you have the right nursing products on hand before baby arrives, and prepping yourself psychologically. not every mother is able to nurse her baby. a tiny percentage of moms can’t physically produce milk for various reasons. but for the overwhelming majority of women, this is not an issue, and you can choose to do what is best for your baby. [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]
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.
It’s hot and sweaty, but you want to feel fresh and look delicious… how’s a girl ‘sposed to do that in this summer weather when your skin is getting funked up from sunscreen, A/C, and humidity? [read more]