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Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

I come from a long line of sun spot avoiders. In my 20s, I never had a skincare routine that I followed religiously. It wasn’t until I hit my 30s that I really used sunscreen (by the way you definitely should – just like eye […]

BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

Beach weather is just around the corner and my beach body is a little behind schedule. Although I’ve been going back to the gym and spending some time at Lagree, I still don’t feel brave enough to sport a bikini. Thank goodness that we are […]

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

Color Block Bags Hellonance.com

This season’s hottest bags and purses comes with a splash of color. Modish and Color Blocking inspirations are perfect for spring and summer! I love mixing monochrome clothing with a hint of color in accessories. It is classic and still very put-together! What do you think?

 

 

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Gucci – Ophidia Patent Leather-trimmed Suede Shoulder Bag – Green • Gucci
Yuzefi – Pablo Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Pastel pink
Danse Lente – Lorna Mini Color-block Leather Bucket Bag – Blush
Gucci – Ophidia Patent-leather Trimmed Suede Shoulder Bag – Red • Gucci
Wandler – Hortensia Medium Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Baby pink
Gucci Brown Small Suede Ophidia Bag • Gucci
Yuzefi – Biggy Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Yellow
Paravel – Crossbody Capsule Leather-trimmed Canvas Shoulder Bag – Red • Paravel
Danse Lente – Phoebe Mini Color-block Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – White
Paravel – Crossbody Capsule Leather-trimmed Canvas Shoulder Bag – Tan • Paravel
Gucci Ophidia suede mini bag • Gucci
Dolce & Gabbana – Lucia Ayers-trimmed Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Plum • Dolce & Gabbana
Loewe – Gate Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Tan • Loewe
Loewe – Paula’s Ibiza Puzzle Color-block Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Turquoise • Loewe
Marni – Trunk Medium Color-block Velvet And Leather Shoulder Bag – Blue • Marni
Loewe – Puzzle Color-block Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag – Green • Loewe
Marc Jacobs – Snapshot Color-block Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Gray • Marc Jacobs
Givenchy – Duetto Two-tone Smooth And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Black • Givenchy
Marni – Pannier Small Striped Leather Bucket Bag – Plum • Marni
Yuzefi – Tab Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Sky blue
Roksanda – Eider Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Blue • Roksanda
Yuzefi – Asher Small Color-block Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Army green
Yuzefi – Lola Color-block Textured-leather Belt Bag – Tan
Fendi – Kan I Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Light gray • Fendi
Yuzefi – Pablo Color-block Suede And Textured-leather Tote – Sage green
Roksanda – Weekend Mini Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Peach • Roksanda
Roksanda – Color-block Smooth And Textured-leather Pouch • Roksanda
Yuzefi – Tab Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Pastel pink
Yuzefi – Lola Color-block Textured-leather Belt Bag – Pastel pink
Fendi – Runway Small Color-block Leather Tote – Light gray • Fendi
Wandler – Hortensia Medium Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – White
Yuzefi – Pablo Color-block Textured-leather Tote – Tan
Bottega Veneta – Piazza Medium Color-block Leather Tote – Burgundy • Bottega Veneta

 

 

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NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER’s most anticipated SALE of the season is finally here! If you haven’t had a chance to grab your favourite designer bag, heres’s your chance! Shop now and save up to 50% off! I just picked up Saint Laurent Sac Université bag in BLACK and the […]

High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

Classic high waisted jeans are back in style and are hitting shelves super cute! I love the cropped wide leg, demi-wide leg and fringed hems. They elongate the legs and shows off what shoes you are wearing! These higher rise “mom’s jeans” has a sleek, […]

MOTHERHOOD | 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNT SINCE BEING A MOM

MOTHERHOOD | 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNT SINCE BEING A MOM

10 Things I’ve Learnt Since Being A Mom hellonance motherhood

A friend asked me the other day what I’ve learnt since becoming a mom and it got me thinking… What have I learnt the past ten months since baby arrived? So many thoughts rushed through my mind in that split second. Replaying like a carousel: the delivery room, her slimy body when we first touched, her first cry, her first smile… our first 30 days! One thing is for certain, this little human has changed our lives forever. I almost can’t remember how life B.C. (Before Child) was. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

To be honest it’s hard to narrow it down to just 10 Things I’ve Learnt Since Being A Mom, every moment is such an adventure; such a challenge; such a reward!

 

 

  1. How much love you can feel for this tiny human. The unconditional love for a child is unexplainable. I would bend over backwards for this girl. Things I would have never done before, I would do for this child.  I am so in awe of the miracle of life and the creator of it that it makes me realize how much more my Heavenly Father must love me when he knitted me together.
  2. Babies are expensive. Even before they are born we’ve spent so much money on preparing her nursery. Making sure she has all the essentials that she needs.
  3. How ridiculous you will act just to make your child smile/laugh.
  4. Parenting is not something you can prepare yourself for. Not one baby is the same and no amount of books / YouTube can prepare you.
  5. How tired and sleep deprived one can be. Even if your child is a good sleeper, you’ll be sleeping with one ear open.
  6. A baby’s smile cures all. A baby’s smile will make you forget all the negative things and how tired you are (or at least it makes you realize that it is all worth it).
  7. You and your spouse will fight. Especially during the first 3 months. Not one, but both of your are sleep deprived and adjusting to life with Baby.
  8. Suddenly the world is a lot scarier. I worry about how I can protect and shield my daughter from all the harmful and awful things in this world.
  9. It makes you fall in love with your spouse all over again. Watching my husband take care and play with Emily makes me fall in love with him all over again… and then more.
  10. Having kids is one thing. Being a parent is another. We want to nurture our daughter to be a strong independent woman that is God loving with morally high ethics yet has the empathy and compassion to care for another.

 

 

And of course…

 

 

They grow up much too fast!! I miss how tiny she was when she was born. The nights are long but the days are fast. Much. Too. Fast. Cherish every second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s In My Diaper Bag | Super Cute Cactus Backpack

What’s In My Diaper Bag | Super Cute Cactus Backpack

I recently across this super cute cactus print backpack in millennial pink! The stylish On-the-Go Backpack from TWELVElittle is perfect for toting around your essentials when out and about. The interior has the right amount of pockets for organization, and is spacious enough for mommy and baby items. […]

Baby’s First Vacation with InCase

Baby’s First Vacation with InCase

It’s been a long time since we went on vacation. We spent our last vacation in Asia for a month – before I was pregnant. We didn’t go on Babymoon. I wanted to be extra careful. I didn’t want to fly anywhere. While most of […]

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style recently launched their Spring 2018 California Edition. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer it’s time to update our wardrobe with glamorous finds! I love this subscription box curated for the busy modern woman! I love the trendy accessories, hard to find brands and custom collaborations that can’t be found anywhere else!

 

The Zoe Report Box of Style Includes

Each season, the box contains at least 5 statement staples (fashion, beauty and lifestyle) to elevate your everyday look for on $99.99 quarterly (or $349.99 annually). For a hundred dollars you get over $400 worth of this season’s most coveted fashion, beauty and lifestyle items.

  • 6 luxe finds all from California-founded brands
  • Includes 3 exclusive collabs found only in Box of Style
  • Statement-making pieces that epitomize effortless California glamour
  • Makes a great gift for any occasion
  • Members get exclusive access to the Box of Style Boutique, expertly curated with the best pieces at special prices including: beauty, home and entertaining, jewelry, clothing, and accessories that can be purchased a-la-carte or bundled for even more savings!

 

BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 RACHEL ZOE 0902

The Spring 2018 Box of Style Includes:

 

Exclusive: Rachel Zoe Collection Palm Print Duster, retail value: $150
Nothing epitomizes California glamour like an effortless caftan in a playful print. This is the ultimate ode to West Coast cool,

Exclusive Choice Item: Lili Claspe Rope the Moon Lariat Exclusive, retail value: $115 (Members choose gold or silver.)
This simple yet stunning lariat was designed exclusively for members as the ideal finishing touch—it complements everyone’s unique style, worn alone or layered with your favorite pieces.

Exclusive: Bonnie Clyde The Hill Sunglasses, retail value: $64
A little bit Audrey Hepburn and a little bit Twiggy, these playful sunnies suit a variety of face shapes.

Kopari Coconut Rose Toner, retail value: $24
Winter depletes moisture from skin, so a gentle toner is a must in your spring skincare arsenal. Feels like a spa with each spray

Kopari Lip Love, retail value: $12
I never leave the house without an ultra-moisturizing lip product. Treating your pout throughout the day is an absolute must, because parched lips are so not chic.

Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Headwrap and Choker, retail value: $48
Designed by my dear friend and hair genius Jen Atkin, this works perfectly styled in your tresses, around your neck, or on your wrist.

 

 

♡ Use code BOSPALM10 for $10 off the Select Edition or code BOS20 for 20 off an Annual subscription.

 

♡ Free gift with purchase: New subscribers can use code LSTN at check out and receive Lstn Sound Co. wireless earbuds, valued at $130, free with first order.

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin / Eczema

Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin / Eczema

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]


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Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin
Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first time mom (parent), it is so important to get only the best for Baby. Researching what to buy is laborish. There are so many products!  I would like to buy everything if space wasn’t an issue (we live in an apartment); or if money wasn’t an issue (I hate buying things that goes to waste).

 

Now that Emily is 6 months old (omg just like a blink of an eye!), I like to share with you our handy checklist of items we purchased, things we recommend, things we wished we never bought – our tried and tested (broken down my categories) – to make sure you don’t have to!

 

To be honest when we first registered at our baby registry at our local baby store, we were given a list that’s even longer than this one below.

 

While most items were very Pinterest worthy – however merely decorative or not very useful. Because honestly baby could care less whether the walls are pink or white. All baby cares about are boobies (or formula milk), if she sleeps comfortably and has a fresh change of diapers.

 

 

Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin:

 

Newborn babies tend to have dry skin, rashes, pimples and eczema. When Emily was born initially her skin was fine, however; after a weeks she started having very dry skin. None of the over the counter creams seemed to work. We wondered if we should talk with the doctor about my child’s dry skin.

 

We were frustrated. Baby was frustrated, uncomfortable and very fussy (who can blame her with dry itchy and cracked skin). Doctor suggested we wait it out before using prescription medications.

 

Her skin started to improve almost immediately after we started using the following products.

 

 

La Roche Posay: This LIPIKAR Baume AP+ cream is anti-Itching, lipid-replenishing, soothing balm. It is non-greasy and absorbs very quickly. I love that it is fragrance-free and paraben-free. It relieves very dry, irritated skin prone to itching, extreme dryness, sensitive and atopy-prone skin. Suitable for babies, children and adults.

 

Also on the list is La Roche Posay’s LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+ shower cream. Dryness starts in the shower and this shower cream reduces severe dryness.

 

Aveeno Baby: This is a heavy nighttime balm designed for soothing dry itchy skin. This colloidal oatmeal nighttime balm helps care for your baby’s skin with eczema. This unique balm intensely moisturizes however I find it to be very greasy. It also strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps soothe and prevent recurrence of dry, itchy skin, so your baby will feel relief when applied at bedtime.

Polysporin: When baby’s skin is cracked and I’m afraid that she will get an infection I will use a little Polysporin Complete. Our pediatrician says it is ok for babies, however; if you are concerned please consult with your medical professional first!

 

 

 

Is there anything you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below please! Thanks!

 

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