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Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

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 […]

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, vintage inspired vibe, sculpts, smooths and streamlines your silhouette even when its less than beach body perfect!

 

 

 

 

Madewell Cali Demi Boot Jeans • Madewell
Madewell Perfect Summer Ripped High Waist Ankle Jeans • Madewell
Madewell Gusset Crop Wide Leg Jeans • Madewell
Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Bronson Wash: Button-Front Edition • Madewell
Madewell Cali Demi Boot Jeans • Madewell
3×1 Higher Ground Crop • Club Monaco
3×1 NYC W3 Higher Ground Bleached Ankle Slim Fit Jeans
3×1 NYC W3 Higher Ground Fringe Crop Straight Leg Jeans
3×1 W3 Higher Ground BF Crop Jeans • 3×1
3×1 Shelter Austin Crop Jeans • 3×1
MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Dutchie Ankle Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Sinner Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Swooner Roller Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Insider Crop Step Chew Jeans • Mother/a>
MOTHER The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Dutchie Cuff Chew Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Sinner Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The High Waisted Looker Dagger Ankle Fray Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Tomcat Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Tripper Ripped Ankle Flare Jeans • Mother
Levi’s(R) 721 Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans • Levi’s
Levi’s(R) Wedgie High Waist Straight Jeans • Levi’s
Levi’s(R) Wedgie High Waist Ripped Straight Jeans • Levi’s

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

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

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: […]

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 my friends went on Babymoons, I know I was probably overly cautious. Now that Baby is 9 months old, we feel like we need a break. We are finally going on vacation. We are going to Hawaii for the very first time. This hotel has the best view! Plus we can’t wait to lay on a beach and do nothing. This would be Baby’s first vacation. But first, what are Baby’s first vacation: travel essential packing list?

 

For this vacation we got a new carry on suitcase that is dedicated only for Baby. Emily is so curious as to what we are putting into the suitcase. She loves “helping”.

Me on the other hand loves that this suitcase comes in a dusty Millennial Pink colour. It has a TSA approved lock – which means no more annoying locks with keys. Looking for keys to open a suitcase when Baby is crying is the last thing I want to be doing!

 

It also comes equipped with an app controlled, 10050mAh battery bank. The detachable power bank is capable of simultaneously charging USB-C and USB devices. This InCase NoviConnected 4 Travel Roller has a battery pack that conveniently charges our MacBook’s USB-C charger and included 1.5 meter USB-C to USB-C cable. Perfect for when Baby needs to watch cartoons (or when we want to Netflix). Don’t you hate it when you are waiting at the airport and all the plugs are spoken for?

 

 

This NoviConnected carry on suitcase is constructed from class-A makrolon polycarbonate shell, polyester jacquard interior liner and removable, smooth glide wheels. It also has a spacious main compartment that fits Baby’s pineapple swimsuit, sleeper, baby’s eczema cream, some diapers (we are planning to buy a box of Huggies Little Movers when we arrive instead of filling our luggage with diapers), Saje’s children’s calming spray and oil, couple sets of clothes, onesies, bottles, and of course Toothy Pig.

 

We will also be bringing out Ergobaby Baby Carrier with us when Baby is tried from sitting in a stroller. I really feels like we are moving when packing for Baby’s first vacation. There is so much to bring! That’s why we also got this 100L suitcase for our things. It also has a super spacious main compartment with interior mesh pockets, laundry bag and protective nylon covering! Let’s face it, this suitcase really is 80% for my things and maybe 10% for Dave. The other 10% I am claiming for shopping!

Plus I love the smooth glide wheels that rotates 360 degrees!

When you go on vacation with Baby, don’t you feel like you are moving? What are some essential items that you bring with you? My friend suggested a travel playpen also. Is that too excessive?

 

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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 […]

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 […]

Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials

Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials

Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms hellonance.com BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG
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 Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials:

Bottles: We tried a few different baby milk bottles from Philips AVENT, BornFree, Dr. Brown’s and Nestle’s NUK. Hands down Emily loves the NUK Perfect Fit newborn bottles and Philips AVENT. Both slow flow nipples help reduce colic and gas.

Bottle Warmer: Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, this fast bottle warmer is warms evenly warm evenly while preserving the quality of your milk. The fast warming gets your milk ready in 3 minutes.

Bottle Steamer: This bottle steamer steams and sterilizes in under 10 minutes.

Bottle Drying Rack: Yes you can probably get away with drying the bottles on the counter. But I like the flexible design to organize up to 8 bottles, as well as nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers, and other baby accessories. Similar here and here.

Pacifier / Soothie: Hospital trusted pacifier for newborns and babies. Its shape and size are designed to fit a newborn’s mouth comfortable and to support healthy oral development. One-piece construction which follows the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. If you breastfeed moms: they don’t experience nipple confusion!

Breast Pump: This double electric breast pump is light and portable. It fits in the palm of your hand and has a backlit display and quiet-ish motor – for those late night pumping. This kit with bonus bundle.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms (and things you don’t need)

Baby Shopping Guide Must Have Essentials for First Time Moms (and things you don’t need)

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 […]