With this blog inspiration post I shared with you some neutral colors which you can every time pimp up by adding a colorful lipstick for example. But further to that I also added some beautiful neutral baby items for you, I love to look for new styles every time!
BUT, do not only do something for your beauty from the outside but also for the inside and strengten your immune system. I love the products by terraelements on which I already did a blog post. With theGojiberries from terraelements – just take a handful per day, either mix them under your cereals/smoothie or just eat them pure – and do your body something good. One goal I set myself for the new year after we finished our house is to take care a bit more for my health again.
When it comes to my Emma Rose, my daughter, I am a big fan of planning things in detail for her and I love love love to get her all kind of cute baby stuff (I mean which mommy doesn´t ;-)). So there might be no surprise when Emma started to make her first little bites of food (puree of course) that I had an eye on several beautiful baby tableware on the internet but at this time I started first with the plates and bibs by Baby Björn. They were perfect for our beginning of eating and we started with different kinds of vegetable or fruit purees. I have to say at this point that the spoons aren´t the most practical ones because you can only take a very small amount of product on it because otherwise it would fall off while putting the spoon in the mouth of your baby. Emma Rose was and is still sometimes a very bad eater so she didn´t open her mouth wide. If you have such plastic dishes at home I would like to recommend you that right after feeding rinse it off with cold water first and put some baby oil on the items and gently rub over them and once again wash them off with cold water – that helped me to keep the white plastic “white” (please bear in mind that the plastic will not be that bright as from the beginning but won´t stay yellow). After doing that you can put them in your dish washer but make sure to separate the bowls first.
As you probably all know from my Instagram profile we moved in our new house at the beginning of December (what a great feeling it is!), I could´t wait to see our little girl sitting on our table and have her meals with us. Also now Emma has reached a level on which she wants to try different kind of food so these tableware by Done by Deer would be perfect for us. The products by Done by Deer are cute in every single way but also very practical when it comes to the plate as it has four different partitions, so you can vary the food for your baby. The whole tableware can be put in the dishwasher and what I also love is that the stains from the carrots don´t set in the dishes or spoons, so no more extra work for you, yeah for THIS. Thespoonsare nearly unbreakable so you do not have to worry if one falls down. Have a look at their cutebib as well as this is showerproof and perfect when baby drinks and the water doesn´t stay in the mouth ;-). Talking about that the feedingcupis so cute looking but Emma doesn’t manage it yet to drink out of it so I will try it again in one or two months – until then I love to use thisone. ThebowlI normally use for breakfast or for a snack in the afternoon when Emma has some yoghurt or fruit purees. Those products are also available in a set if you are interested. Theplacematin a form of a swan (still swooning of it) is non-toxic and easily to clean.
If you are interested in how I started feeding Emma and how our whole progress was (not always easy ;-)), leave up in my comments below or write me an email and I would be more than happy to tell you about it in a separate blog post.
I hope you enjoyed reading and got some inspiration for your perfect baby table setting.
Is it only me or also you who are getting a little bit sad as the holiday seasons goes by too fast every year? Well, this year it was the most amazing as our little baby girl was with us and I loved watching her exploring all the xmas deco and lights. With every end there is a new beginning, so in order to brighten up our days I put together some gorgeous items for you and I hope you like them as much as I do.
I am officially back :-)! I know there was quite a long time no post was showing up on my blog but as you might already know from my IG profile there were a few reasons for it: we moved into our new house almost four weeks ago and there were still a lot of things which had to be done, my hubby´s birthday, Emma´s first birthday party, xmas eve at our home and now I hope that things get more and more back to their normality and I can pursue my passion again and write some posts.
With this post I wanted to share with you EVERYTHING concerning Emma Rose´s first birthday! Yes, I can´t believe it but my tiny little baby turned one on December 23rd 2016 and it was a day full of emotions – this girl is a true blessing for our family! Time has gone by SO fast! During the last few days I tried to remember every detail of last year, when I was still pregnant, and I had such a wonderful time being pregnant. I always dreamed of being a mommy and was so happy when we found out I was.
The day before her birthday I did all the decoration and baking and loved to prepare everything for her first birthday, literally I could say that I was a bit nervous as I want to do EVERYTHING for her the most perfect! When I finished up with everything is was quite after midnight, I looked at all the decoration and flowers for her and had tears in my eyes because I was filled with so much love being her mommy!
As a birthday theme I choose my favorite colors for her with what you can do nothing wrong: blush and gold :-). The party with only our family turned out great and this girl was happy on her big day – a real birthday girl!
I liked everything I bought for her below and in case I missed something please let me know and I will add it immediately.
Thank you all so much for your kind words to her birthday and for stopping by again!
Two good reasons to start off the weekend right! As huge sales are going on right now, I linke you a few favorite items of mine with which I am obsessed with and love the way the are reduced so it doesn´t hurt as much ;-)!
There is nothing better than getting in the festive mode and with that I love to wear colors like red, black and gold. In my opinion you can never go wrong with them and that´s why I found some pretty nice items for you which I linked above and hope you like them!
Xmas season is slowly approaching and we are all on our way to look for pretty xmas gifts for our loved ones.
Well, as a busy mommy and also with the last final touches to our house (we are supposed to move in in two to three weeks, can hardly wait :-)) I want to start this year quite early and be prepared. Last year, at almost the same time, I wasn´t prepared at all and wanted to conclude everything in December. I was pregnant with my little Emma Rose and was busy with packing boxes for our move in January and wanted to do the wrapping for my xmas gift on December 22nd/23rd in silence with xmas music BUT Emma had other plans and she was born four weeks ahead on December 23rd ;-). My husband´s birthday is on December 20th, Emma´s birthday on December 23rd and xmas on December 24th, so, mommy has a lot to do and is quite busy at the moment. While searching in the internet I found these adorable pieces above and wanted to show you them – I am pretty sure there will be one or two pieces which you love.
This year we will have a xmas tree which we will put up in the first week of December, after our move to our house. I am also on my way to get all my xmas deco and love that in a few weeks I can decorate our house.
What is a top baby gift idea? I am sure almost everybody of you have faced once this question. Since being a mommy and even before I gave birth to Emma friends or family members often asked me on which baby gift I would be thrilled. As this question is so much asked and so many thoughts are being made, I wanted to write a little blog post about it and share with you my personal top baby gifts ideas.
There are plenty of baby items when walking through various shops or scrolling through plenty of online shops. On some online shops when searching for newborn gift ideas there appear mainly the same gift ideas and the chance to et something twice as a present is of course bigger. I would like to recommend you as well, before buying a newborn gift, to check out with the daddy to be first, I am sure will be able to have a quick look in the nursery and see if your gift idea is already there ;-). Well, I can truly say that I also had the same matter because before becoming a mommy myself I had to deal with this question/newborn gift idea as well. To find something adorable can you nearly bring to the level of fully stress out because you do not know the SPECIAL online shops to look through :-).
Everyone of you who already follows me over my instagram profile knows my addiction for bows for Emma Rose. Lou Lou and Company is such a cute little company and offers nice things for newborns and babies and there I almost order my bows for Emma. A bow is always a great gift idea!
Have a look at the product number two above, I linked you an incredibly awesome product of Aden + Anais, they just launched their new metallic collection. You can never have too much swaddles.
What is also a great gift idea are the organic care products of dasBoep on which I already wrote a blog post about it. Head over to learn more, also this company offers samples of the product so this is a perfect side gift idea.
Every mommy needs thousands of diapers 😉 and I personally love the ones of Lillydoo which are also organic. You will find a review of mine under the following link.
I also found this cute website on which you should have a closer look, super cute proms available there, just order mine for Emma´s birthday there :-).
What I also would recommend you is not to buy only things for newborns itself which means for the first weeks but of course to buy a teether (baby needs it before and with coming teeth) in combination with a newborn product like care, swaddle or something else. I loved to have a few things in petto which I could take beside and could take out a few months later.
A little tip by myself, be careful with the color choice of an item which you buy. Try to think of the mommy and her wardrobe, is it more classical you can never go wrong with neutral colors or rose/blue but be a little bit more careful with stripes or bright colors when you do not know the mommy to be better because it would be a shame if the gift of you would never be used ;-).
I hope with this post I could and can help you through with the every time struggle of what is a top baby gift idea.
Today I have a few incredible beauty products which I have been testing and wanted to share with you.
L.O.V cosmetics, Catrice and essence are three strong brands of cosnova. cosnova is an owner-run company which stands for innovation, optimism and responsibility. With the brand L.O.V which stands for the emotions of love cosnova has over 194 products and four seasonal collections per year. Under their product range can be found articles for your lips, eyes, face, nails which are awesome and further to that they offer four various collections per year (at the moment they have tools for a flawless make-up look, you can have a look here).
With this fall season and the xmas time to come there is all about warm colors like burgundy, dark and light red, brown and don´t forget the highlighters (these are an all time long MUST have for myself).
When it comes to my daily make-up I try to stick by my foundation, bronzer, highlighter, eye brow pencil and lipstick. The color of my lipstick varies from wearing a nude to a warm shade, depending on my mood and the clothes I would like to wear. When my lips are quite dry or I want to keep it simple I wear a caring lip gloss like this one by L.O.V in the shade “addicting rosewood”. When wearing a lipstick it is important to prep your lips with a lip liner first, these ones are perfect for contouring and perfectly define the contours of your lips. Wearing a lip liner for red lips is KEY! What I love about this one is that it is non-feathering and has a little pencil on the other end for blending the color out if needed. And please let´s have a closer look to their fabulous lipsticks: the LIP affaire color & care lipstickshave a semi-matte finish, are good pigmented and care for your lips with kendi oil. The burgundy one gives your lips a burgundy/mauve look with which I am obsessed with. Matte lipsticks are still very trendy for the fall season. The lipsticks don´t dry out my lips and leave them beautifully moisturized. The LOVful Shine & Care lip styleshave a creamy texture when applying them on lips and leave a shiny, natural finish.
When it comes to my evening make-up for example when having a date night with my hubby or just have the feeling of putting myself more together I normally use concealer, foundation, eye shadow, bronzer, highlighter, blush, eyebrow pencil, lipliner and lipstick. I also love to put some highlighter in the middle of my cupi´s bow. When wearing a concealer don´t forget to set it with a setting powder in order to maximize the long-wear effect and that the concealer doesn´t go in the lines.
Here you find a list of products which I wanted to show you (it is also the order how I use them):
primer serum: apply first before adding your foundation. It is perfect for a base in order to prolong your make-up and has SPF 15. It feels so soft on skin, I like the feeling and sometimes I just wear it without my foundation as it feels so soft on my skin
concealer: conceals dark circles and fine lines (set it with this powder afterwards). As an option when you would like to have a more powerful result use this serum concealer). These concealers have a rosy undertone in it, for my skin tone I prefer to take a light beige one
serum foundation: I am already obsessed with, it has a medium coverage (I normally apply two layers to become a more flawless look as I have freckles), SPF 20 and leaves a blowy finish – don´t forget your neck and décolleté. This foundation is a bit too light for my skintone, normally I use a color with a warm undertone
bronzer: bronzers are for sure a staple in my make-up products ALL year round. This silky finish bronzer (no shimmer in it) moisturizes your skin with Hyaluron and is perfectly to blend into your skin (summer not needed all the year as you have a bronzer :-)) – don´t forget your neck and décolleté. This bronzer is pure magic
blush: to get fresh and healthy-look put some blush on your cheeks and blend it into your skin in order to avoid any stripes
eyeshadow: gives the inner of your eye a light shimmer without setting in lines. It isn´t high pigmented so if you want to have a stronger effect than I would recommend you to go over with a highlighter at the end
eyeliner: I love the effect of wearing false lashes and an eyeliner because it gives the eye a much more intense expression. This one has a fine pencil and has a shiny formula
nail laquer: flat brushes with which you can paint your nails in one stroke, saturated colors and also matching to the lipsticks (I wear mine now since four days and I do not recognize any chipping)
lip gloss: what I also love about them is that they are non sticky on your lips
lipsticks & lipliner: have a closer look on their gorgeous colors, obsessed with and they match to the lipliners
I hope you guys will L.O.V their products as much as I do and make-up should be fun to everybody!
What are your favorite products of the L.O.V collection?