Beauty, SkincareDiary of a Skin Regenerist

pad I’m on a mission! With the wedding of an old classmate of mine coming up, I am suddenly feeling the anxiety of an approaching reunion and the pressure of looking just as good (or better!) than when we graduated a decade ago. So I decided to go into full-out cram mode, focusing on getting rid of the dull, both inside and out. It’s high time that my skin reaches it’s potential for being as smooth and bright as possible! Culling invaluable knowledge from beauty experts and tips from girlfriends, I’m embarking on a month-long journey with one of my favorites, philosophy. While I get inspired by their pithy messages on each package, my face will be uplifted as well.

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Mom & KidsOh So Darling!

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As a new mom, I appreciate every little moment with my baby – but it can become all to easy to forget all the first moments between sleep deprivation and all the hundred other things on my plate. Having heard rave reviews of the baby memory books by Lucy Darling, I was so excited to check them out and begin documenting special moments. READ MORE

Beauty, SkincareSummertime

encantoFresh off a getaway weekend in Santa Barbara, I’m missing the clean breeze mingled with sea salt and organic fresh food. We spent a lot of time in the sun, and I brought along Kiehl’s Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30 to keep my skin hydrated and protected from the California rays. The rich cream hits two birds with one stone, working on existing dark spots (so pesky!) and fine lines while protecting against future damage. I made sure to coat my face, decolletage and shoulders with it before eating al fresco or going for a swim. I could feel the cream hugging my face and nourishing it while keeping harmful rays away. The absence of heavy scent was appreciated, and it also doesn’t have that unpleasant “sunscreen smell.”

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Mom & Kidsaden + anais layette

adenI’m so excited to break the news that aden + anais, my fave brand for baby swaddles, blankets, bibs, and more has finally launched a line of layette clothing (available on the 27th)! The only thing better than being all wrapped up in the sweet cotton muslin is wearing it all day. I’m absolutely in love with the adorable shapes and prints for both tiny boys and girls. I’ve trusted both my babies with aden + anais products, which are uber-soft and absorbent, and hold up amazingly well to constant washing and drying. They only get softer with time and use!

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Mom & KidsChewbeads: Must-Have Toys for Baby

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Most mamas know about Chewbeads, who are best known for their 100% silicone teething necklaces. But did you know they make a slew of other fantastic silicone teething products for babies?  READ MORE

MakeupGo Nude for Summer

With 90 degree weather and hot sun every day, I don’t want a lot of fussy color and makeup running down my face. Fresh, bright and youthful is what’s called for this season with a focus on facial contouring. It’s easy to be intimidated by the concept, but in a few simple steps I’m loving the new “no makeup” (wink, wink) look while making the most of my facial shape. A neutral but dynamic visage goes with any outfit, from summer whites to wedding wear, so you only have to pack one palette to take on travels!

contourContouring is the ubiquitous topic du jour it seems, and I confess I’ve never considered it too seriously until now. The idea behind contouring is to shape, highlight, and bronze in the most flattering way for any shaped face. The concept is so simple yet appealing, so I can’t think of any more excuses for putting it off. I was immediately hooked by Smashbox’s Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio which transforms my face in seconds, and is incredibly easy to use. The set comes with a guide detailing recommended custom application for any face- it covers anything from oval to heart-shaped faces. Lines and shapes are strategically placed under and over cheekbones to highlight, and the lighter color on the forehead and chin. Blending is a cinch since the creamy pencils glide on, and it’s actually pretty fun to draw shapes on my face before smoothing the lines with my fingers.

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Beauty, NailsBrighten Up Your Summer

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How ready are you for summer?  Because while I’m not particularly craving sweating the second I’m outside of the AC and going through sunscreen like it’s my job, I am excited for beach parties and more margaritas than usual.  So I was super excited to get my hands on Zoya’s new shades for summer.  There are two new collections – Island Fun and Paradise Sun – and both of them will make you giddy for the sun and fun of warmer weather.

All of the Island Fun shades are super pigmented (so make sure you wear a base coat to avoid staining your nails) and have a cream formula.  My favorites in this collection are Demetria (sooo pretty!) and Cecelia, but if you like greens, Jace is really interesting and different than anything already in my (vast) stash of polishes.  Here are the shades you’ll find in it:  READ MORE

Mom & KidsNursery Must-Have: Aden + Anais

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Say the brand aden + anais to any modern mom, and she’ll immediately tell you how it’s a must-have for any baby’s  nursery. Every mom I know raves about their 100% cotton fabric, sharing how the soft fabric doesn’t irritate baby skin and comes in a range of prints that fits numerous aesthetics. Here are our favorites:  READ MORE

Accessories, Insider's Obsessions, ShoesInsider’s Obsessions: Christina Durante

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For our latest Insider’s Obsessions feature, we’re chatting with Christina Jean Durante, the Founder and Creative Director of up-and-coming luxury footwear brand, Femmes Sans Peur! With a deep fashion background, designing for brands such as Dolce Vita, Pour La Victoire, Kelsi Dagger, House of Harlow 1960 and others, Durante recently stepped out on her own by launching Femmes Sans Peur. The brand showcases her innovative approach to design, keen eye for color and unique mix of worldly details inspired by her travels. Check out the line at the Femmes Sans Peur website, and see what she’s currently obsessing over below!  READ MORE

Makeupbrow down to eylure london

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Cara Delevingne. Jacquelyn Jablonski. Brooke Shields. Lily Collins. All of them have big, bold and — most importantly — flattering brows. While colorful, accessorized brows are taking center stage in high fashion this summer, it seems most people are rocking the natural, full-brow look off the runway. And why not? Full brows are easy to maintain (grow, baby, grow!), and they give you reason to try Eylure London, my favorite brow makeup products from across the pond. READ MORE

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