Modern Day Mama

Pregnancy is a time of major changes in a woman’s life. Its a transition into a new phase and the physical transformations take a toll on an emotional level. I have been there myself, and its hard to find maternity wardrobe that doesn’t make you feel like a whole other species. The good news is, designers have become aware of this fact, and frumpy, formless clothing are a thing of the past. I searched for some new maternity styles that flatter your bump while still being comfy, and found some tops and blouses at PreMaman shop that I would like to share with you. read more

Midday Makeup

I’m not a big fan of makeup during the day, especially in the sunlight where every little detail is exaggerated. Eyeliner smudges, contouring is too defined and foundation is thick and heavy. However, I had a lunch at the country club’s outdoor terrace yesterday, and wanting to bring my best face forward, I opted for fresh, light makeup, neither over doing it nor going au naturel.

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To achieve this look I used the following:

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector – Light for my skin tone, also available in dark. read more

Red Rules

You think you can’t pull off wearing red? Well think again. Its only a matter of choosing the right shade of red for your skin tone.

To illustrate this, I put some red paint on my palette, along with blue and yellow paint on each side.

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If you have pale, light skin, then you have blue undertones. If you have medium to dark skin, then you have yellow undertones.  I mixed red with each of these colors, and the result is the shade of red that suits your skin.

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Keep in mind that this is only ONE shade of many, depending on the percentage of yellow or blue versus red which results in various hues when mixed. Use it as a guideline for your future red purchases. read more

Decorate to Donate

Message De Paix is an NGO that works with mentally challenged adults, allowing them to become responsible contributors to society by helping them develop manual skills and craftsmanship. The result of their work is exhibited for sale and is especially highlighted during the holiday seasons. The adults in this organization have currently on display, a wide range of Easter decoration for the home, Palm Sunday candles made of various material, all colorful and each unique. By buying an item, you would be helping the members feel empowered, have faith in themselves and continue to be productive. read more

Crop Tops in Winter

One of my pet peeves is crop tops in winter. I have seen this so many times the past season, even when the temperature is around 10°C. I’m not talking about the tops that cover up when you wear high waist pants; that trend can be tastefully done while being season-appropriate. I mean low waist pants with a top that’s just under the bust. Regardless of whether its in style or not, it is more suitable for warmer weather. We all know the aftermath of having our belly exposed in the cold, and it ain’t pretty. read more

Easter Dress Hunt

With Easter season approaching, dressing up our children becomes THE priority. I gathered a few pieces from the new spring collection for baby girls to give you some ideas. The colors range from classic beige and pale pink to neon orange to suit each baby’s character. Who said children can’t stand out as individuals?

Sergent Major dress for $45

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Monsoon dress for $73

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Sucre D’Orge & Cie 2 piece set for $77

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Eliane et Lena dress for $125

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Catmini dress for $131

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Shady Business

When buying new sunglasses, choosing the right frame is not always an easy task. Not every trend suits everyone, so check out my sketch of four face shapes with their preferable shades as a guideline. If you notice, each frame complements the corresponding face instead of creating edges outside its outline. Keep that in mind and you will be rocking the right shades for you this season!

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For the Square face, try these Roberto Cavalli at $425

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For the Oval face, try these Dsquared2 at $995

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