7.10.2014

Swimwear for little girls

You know what I realized this morning while packing my daughter's backpack for a day camp?
My poor baby does not have a decent swim suit!
After taking swimming classes twice a week during the whole school year, her 1-piece was mercilessly eaten by the chlorine in the pool. It is now a stretched-out, pale pinky thing that barely resembles that cute little bright neon pink/white striped swim suit with a saturated navy trim, I purchased just last year.

"My little princess deserves beauty"- I declared, and started a search on a mighty Internet.

I needed something stylish ( of course!), not too childish, not overly sweet or cutesy, NOT anything with Disney characters on it, and not expensive.

Here is my round up of little girls swimwear that are cute, bold and most importantly AFFORDABLE!
Because you know you going to buy her a new one next year!

Tell me your favorites in the comments below ;)





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7.08.2014

Organic Skin Care you will want to eat!

My good friend Romana, a certified make-up artist and cosmetics guru, just recently introduced me to a new line of organic skin care - Eminence.

This is something out of this world, you guys!

Just browsing their extensive collection of divine cremes and moisturizers, and masks, and serums, makes my mouth water!

Literally.

Persimmon & Cantaloupe Day cream, Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, Citrus & Kale Masque...

Hmmm.... Yummy...

Are you hungry yet??

If you are not sure where to start, here are a few TRIED and APPROVED products YOU WILL LOVE!!






  • Clear Skin Probiotic Masque- for oily skin 
  • Yam & Pumpkin enzyme peel, 5%
  • Pear & Poppy seed microderm polisher



    They also send you small samples of other products to try, along with your order. So follow a good advice I once received from someone :

    "Don't be stingy on products that touch your skin, especially your face"

    I am ordering a few things right now and let you know my favorite.

    Please share your own experience in the comments below!

    Disclosure: All opinions are mine only. No gifts or money has been exchanged for this post. Simply sharing my experience.






    7.01.2014

    Mojito - Turks and Caicos style

    Sweet and tart wave of mint and lime slowly brings the long awaited coolness...
    Hmmm... I can still feel the breezy warm air, and the hot sand stuck under my fingernails...

    Every time I take a sip of a good Mojito, I get transfered to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos.

    It took a few days of stalking our beach bartender, but I finally had a receipe for this divine drink that I am sharing with you today.

    Perhaps, this weekend, when the grill is finally taking a break, and everyone is so stuffed -they can't move, this refreshing drink will be just what you need.




    Turks and Caicos Pineapple Mojito

    You will need:

    • Lime
    • Ice
    • White rum ( Bambarra Silver is what he used)
    • Mint
    • Special sugar syrup
    • Juice of your preference
    • Shaker

    First, prepare the Special sugar syrup ( you can keep the rest in the fringe, indefinitely)
    Combine white sugar+brown sugar+honey with water ( 1:1 sweet mixture to water)
    Slowly simmer until everything melts into a slighly thickened laquid/ syrop

    Cool.

    Now, you are ready to put the drink together!

    1. Combine in a skaker:  8 leaves of mint + 1/2 lime juice+ 2-3 ice cubes 
    2. Shake, shake, shake to break up the mint with ice
    3. Add another1/2 lime juice, 5 tsp of syrup, 4 tbsp rum
    4. Shake, shake, shake to mix all together.
    5. Fill the 3/4 glass with ice
    6. Pour the mixture from the shaker over the ice ( up to you to strain or not, I actually like the pieces of mint in my drink, so I dont strain)
    7. Top of with a splash of Pineapple juice 
    ENJOY!