Summer 911..five beauty products perfect for end of summer.August 26 2015, 0 Comments

As summer starts winding down you may find that you need to replenish some sun damage or change up an old product that gives you a bit of a beauty boost. 

Here are 5 beauty products worth giving a spin:

Rehydrate color treated hair

If summer has done a number on your hair and it is in need of a boost-I recommend this masque from Federic Fekkai. I have used it several times in the past with amazing results. Smooth, shining…one would never guess my hair was a crispy mess before this treatment. Fekkai Salon Tech Mask

Boost dull skin and lips

My skin has been feeling dirty (NYC is so dusty in August) and a bit dull. In comes Ever Skincare a line by the cool Stella & Dot peeps. So far the Biomimetric Pads pads are leaving my skin feeling nice and clean and with a slight glow…not that skin peel glow…just less tired. I also love that my skin hasn’t dried out form using these pads as the ‘peel’ in the title initially made me nervous. Ever Reveal Biomimetric Peel Pads 

Also from Ever Beauty ....The Smooth Lip Treatment is just but-tah for the lips...so soft. I also use it on my hands. A little goes a long way which is nice when beauty is priced in the higher range.

Cover Up

I had been testing a few products this summer, all with nice results however with this sort of hot and cool weather we are entering I wanted to try a product I can take into fall. I decided to give a foundation a try and see if itself me feel less sweat like (hot weather people will know what I mean). I had to look at the package as it feels more like a light serum. The coverage on this is pretty amazing. For not being heavy foundation it makes my skin look even and helps give it a light color boost as I tend to get a wee spotty in the sun. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Give your eyelashes a boost

I love this mascara. Love it! I had forgotten how great it was until I was away and perusing a massive grocery store that have every kind of drugstore beauty product and stumble upon this affordable mascara. It gives long and full lashes just the right beauty perk if you are not a big makeup person. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, Brown

 

 

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My 5 BTS musts...August 24 2015, 0 Comments

Forget the kids (for a minute). What do you want for back to school? Something about September sparks a wanting to start anew -almost like New Years Eve, I want to make this school year 'right' and by right I mean I like to not lose my sh*t. Both figuratively and mentally. I am not a naturally organized person however as most mothers know we have to keep it together like it or not. To start… I focus on a handful of things that will help keep me together.

An everyday bag

A bag that doesn’t scream baby, kid but can carry your and the kiddies things yet be stylish enough when you are amongst adults. This leather shopper is in a luxe color and is sturdy, perfect for drop off and work appointments.

Poverty Flats Bag (avail in fall)

Similar bag 

The ‘it’ clothing piece

I am really into shirt dresses lately as they are easy to throw on and help me feel put together in minutes. If a shirtdress is not your style, try a dress that doesn’t need heavy ironing , is versatile enough it can be worked into many capacities. For example, Erica likes her more fitted and tends to wear long maxis or fit & flare. If a dress is not your kind of go to look. Try a romper, jumpsuit. Basically any style that is one piece and you can jump right into.

Planning

I’m going app free this school year at least for a calendar at home. I have too much work not to rely on one at my office however it is old fashion desk calendar for me for my son’s schedule and my Motherburg tasks.

2015-2016 Paper Source Foil Confetti Planner

Digital mama

I’m not  going totally old school as I have just started using this flip in an attempt to make my life easier with my long list of to do's. When working from home I don't always want to be sitting at my desk as I sit at a desk all week. I need to move....sit where there is sun light so I do not go stir crazy. I have only used an airbook or ipad and I have been pleasantly surprised at how easy this ASUS Chrome book Flip is to use as it basically works off of my google account and has apps to help keep me organized. 

Don't forget a few essentials...

A small pouch to carry Advil, girl stuff, facial spray for my stress and tired skin…you can find these pouches anywhere.

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Happy Weekend.August 21 2015, 0 Comments

 

 

 

via Greenpointers

Worth The Read:

Brooklyns Best Diners and Greasy Spoons via BK Mag

Good for the older kids...Back to School Safety App

Now That Target Won’t Label Toys By Gender, Some Alternatives via Motherlode

Good To Know: 

Lice Are Now Harder to Kill Than Ever Before via Babble

6 Kid Friendly Lunches Yo Can Freeze via Project Eve Moms

 

Photo: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

 

 

 

 


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