Thursday, April 22, 2010

Be Pretty. And Earth Friendly Too!

Product Image Toddler Girls' Hello Kitty Earth Day Tee - Green

Happy Earth Day!

Before I became a Mommy, Earth Day was soooo not relevant to me. I always pictured tree hugging, dirty haired, guitar playing, weed smoking, orgy having weirdos gathering in a field somewhere to sing songs to the air.

What can I say? I have an active imagination.

But now that I'm my new post-motherhood self, I've come to appreciate the significance of preserving the planet. I have a legacy now. My daughter will have children, and her children will have children, but what will their future look like if we continue to destroy their home? Can you imagine childhood withouth swimming, biking, and feeling the sun on your face? Its just so sad...and so preventable.                                            

Any changes we make are part of a collective effort to save our planet, and preserve our planet and way of life. For this generation and those to come after, we need to address the state of the Earth.

But what's a girl to do when she wants to be green and look cute too? Its not as hard as you think! Here are some quick tips on how to be green without sacrificing the pretty:

  • Try to buy products with sustainable packaging 
  • Buy organic products whenever you can
  • Purchase products with less packaging (plastic casing, boxes, pumps, etc.)
  • Recycle your empties. Empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cleanser can all be recycled. Just be sure to discard the cap before submitting for recycling services.
And here is a list of some green beauty and baby faves:

Look Good. Be Green. Save the Planet.

Enjoy your Earth Day Mommies!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Countdown to Sex and the City 2!

Can you tell I'm excited?


Let me tell you, people have been throwing me some serious hater vibes about my "Sex and the City" fanaticism, but I will not be discouraged. Nope.

I mean really, what's to hate about successful, fabulous, empowered women who love and support each other? Well everything, apparently.

I say let the haters hate, because I'd rather watch these women stomp fabulously in their Manolos along a trail  they've blazed for themselves than watch others shuffle around where they're told, ok?

I'm ready to "get Carried away"...

May 27th baby! Let the countdown begin! 35 days and 21 hours to go, Mommies!

Product Review: Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil

Good Mooooorning!!
Wake Up! Its time to talk eyeliner!

I found a cheap-o liner that I just had to share with you.

I must admit, when it comes to makeup, I can be a total snob. Don't get me wrong, I do have some epic loves that live at the drugstore, but they're few and far between. But ya know, we're in a recession, we're moms, and we're super busy. Anything that I can get at the same store as my dipes and wipes for a fraction of the cost is alright with me! Thankfully, drugstore beauty brands are stepping up their game, so we can look like beauty queens without the high maintenance budget.

When I heard that these babies were a good dupe for the Urban Decay 24/7 liners, I was thrilled! I've been dying to try the UD liners but I just cannot justify spending $17 for a freakin' pencil.

Puhleese, Mommy's got bills to pay.

Now I don't have to shell out the big bucks, because for a whopping $5.49, you get a soft, super black, long lasting product that makes lining your eyes a cinch. Here's a swatch:

The swatch on the left is the color you get with light pressure, the one on the right is with a little more. It takes almost no effort to get a rich, dark pigmentation. Once it dries, it won't rub off. Great for a busy mom with little time in the morning, and no time for reapplication during the day.

Some great things:
  • Lasts all day
  • soft and easy to work with. No tugging on your delicate eye area.
  • Great color payoff! OMG!
  • Cheap and accessible
  • Easy to remove
  • Available in 5 colors: Black, Silver, Gold, Aqua, and Brown (Black and Brown are not metallic)

Some not so great things
  • Needs a base, especially if you have oily eyelids. The color doesn't exactly fade, but it does travel and flake a little when it mixes with oil. If you don't have an eyeshadow base, just use a little foundation or concealer on your eyelids and set it with powder before applying.
  • It does not last on the waterline, which Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils are famous for
  • The tip doesn't stay sharp enough for me, so I have to resharpen with about every other use, which means I'm shaving away product every time and it won't last as long.

Milani has a huge selection of new products, and I've been hearing great things about them. If the rest of them are anything like this, I just might have to forgive their cheesy display situation and dive in head first!

Line those eyes, and enjoy your day Mommies!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mommy Style: Iman

Photo Credit: SplashNews

I don't need to introduce this tall drink of  fabulousness named Iman. She's an icon: model, entrepreneur, author, and most importantly, a Mommy!

Brittany over at Clumps of Mascara gushed about the Iman Cosmetics event she attended recently, and noted that Iman was fashionably late. Not because she preferred to make a grand entrance, but because she was coming from a parent teacher conference. Duh.

As modern women, we're all super busy and life can get hectic, but injecting just a tiny dose of fabulousness into your wardrobe can do wonders for your look and your self esteem. It doesn't take much!

Iman's outfit in this pic is totally fab and totally simple: Jacket, tee, yoga pants, tennis shoes, scarf, sunglasses, and bag.

So simple. So chic. Love it.

Be fabulous, Mommies!

Mommy Talk: Really Cute or Really Disturbing?


Ok, so I'll be the first to admit that I think its super cute when a little girl imitates her mom. I've taken plenty of pics of my Lovebug painting her face, talking on her plastic cell phone, and swaddling her little brown baby dolls. Not to mention that every opportunity she gets, she dons jewelry, lip gloss, and nail polish, and I'm more than happy to oblige. There are plenty of people who would disagree with this kind of practice, but as long as its just for playtime, I'm totally cool.

But where exactly do we draw the line between really cute and really raunchy?

Take a look at Exhibit A...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mommy Loves Lacquer: Chanel Nouvelle Vague

Posted by PicasaHappy Monday, Mommies!
I'm really excited because today I'm kicking off "Mommy Loves Lacquer", which is a series dedicated to nail product reviews and polish swatches. Funky nail colors and designs are all the rage right now, so enjoy!
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