Time flies with a new baby at home, when I am not preparing bottles, changing diapers or putting her to nap, I have just enough time to do what I used to take for granted before, such as take a shower, go grocery shopping, and everything else that seems as a given pre baby:) But this new life that is still taking a bit of time to grasp and accept as my new normal, has become so much more amazing because of my little baby girl! Despite limited time as I have mentioned, I am slowly trying to get my rythm back, and go to a few beauty events, such as the amazing Clarins Spring Beauty event I was invited to! We had the chance to learn about their new beauty spring collection, as well as their amazing skincare, so get ready to learn about all these amazing products they so kindly gifted me to try out and I am delightfully enjoying! My favourite lip potion is definitely their Eclat Minute lip balm perfector, as it is deliciously glides on my lips (seriously tastes amazing), it moisturizes your lips, and gives you a beautiful natural shine. I have been using all three colors, and I apply them alone, or over a lipstick (I love mixing colors, and textures when it comes to my lips). This lip balm is definitely going into my handbag this spring, it is that perfect beauty product that adds a little shine, and a pop of subtle colour to my every day look! I totally recommend Eclat Minute by Clarins as your must Spring beauty item.
Today it hit me, next Saturday it’s Valentine’s Day! Yes I know you were all more aware of it, since we are being reminded of it every day everywhere we look, and I have been aware that it was almost February 14th, but with my baby girl I really forget to look at the date, and keep up with the days! My clock and time just runs around her feeding, changing and napping times (in between I manage to squeeze baby yoga time, baby music class, and of course story time;). But yes today I realised I need to find the right gift for Jeff, and I am sure just like me many of you need to find a gift for the man in your life! Here are some of my favourite selections for him, and throughout the week I will keep posting ideas and Pinning ideas on my Be My Valentine board!
If you are anything like me, you cannot quite find that perfect leather jacket, there is always something wrong, either it doesn’t fit how you want it to fit, the leather feels too plastic like (assuming it isn’t real leather), the pockets stick out too much, it’s too expensive for it’s quality, and the list goes on and on (now you can kind of get how picky I am). Therefore I can never find the right leather jacket (except the amazingly expensive Balenciaga ones, always so perfect), which is why I have set as one of my (many) goals for 2015 to finally find and buy “MY” perfect leather jacket, in the process of doing so I will of course share some of my findings:) So here are a few I found on Asos.com, most of them are under $100!
These days as you can all see I have been able to get just enough time to sit in front of my laptop, and post a little more than I have in the past few months! And I can’t even put down in words how fantastic it feels, because in a way it means that I am slowly gaining more control of my day to day schedule, and I am figuring out this whole mommy thing with Shirel in little baby steps! Another thing I am still trying to figure out is my style post pregnancy;) And one of my favourite brands Sandro, has been my to go to for their beautiful silk blouses, that fit beautifully on my body and don’t accentuate my not so big yet not yet flat belly. The best thing about this Clarisse blouse is that it’s timeless, meaning I will wear it now, as well as when I am back to my normal body (let’s hope that’s sooner than later). Hope you like it just as much as I do, these photos were taken in beautiful sunny Barcelona at one of my favorite spots, San Telmo which was right around our place!
As a new mother I barely have time to take care of myself, let’s face it, I have to take care of this little angel who needs me every minute of the day and I am not complaining because she makes it fun! But I have had moments of realisation that I must do little things to take care of myself, and mostly it’s when you hear it from other people! Yesterday I went to Neiman Marcus in search of a Tom Ford lipstick (that will be my next beauty post), and the sales assistant looked at me and politely asked me, “do you have a lip balm or cream? Let’s get you that before we get you the lipstick…” At that very moment I looked at myself in the mirror, and YES she was very right my lips looked like they have aged, between this cold, and me putting on lipstick on top of lipstick and never taking a moment to care for them. I seriously don’t remember when the last time was I put on lip balm! She quickly came back with this Chantecaille Lip Potion, and made me try a little bit on my lips, and it felt like I had put magic on my lips, I didn’t even ask how much it costs, it was a quick “I’ll take it”. So ladies if you are looking to spoil your lips, and protect them from these cold days, and all that lipstick that dries them out, this is the lip balm you need! My lips instantly felt moisturized and soft.