Wednesday, April 5, 2017

♥ skincare review with NATURA BISSE!

ever since i saw john mayer's funny skincare routine snaps last summer,
i have been wondering what the natura bisse brand is all about.

according to john, its "mainly used by people in their 60's and 70's,"
but i would argue that this skincare line is actually for anyone looking
to brighten and revitalize the skin their in!



i was recently sent some of the latest products from
natura bisse's essential shock intense line, and i must say that they
 have been a welcome addition to my ever-evolving skincare routine.


the essential shock intense mask smells delicious and has me looking like
a geisha for 10-15 minutes, before washing it off for a smooth & polished glow!

the essential shock intense complex is a fabulous serum that layers on lightly
underneath my everyday moisturizer, and has been helping to maintain my skin's
hydration and clarity- even in the dead of winter! it is great that i can apply
my makeup right over it, without feeling like i have too much gunk
on my face.
 

ps. did you know that for the first time, natura bisse will be coming to MA
to introduce their "mindful touch" spa experience (usually reserved for celebrities during
the past 12 academy award ceremonies!) to the public?

NEIMAN MARCUS BOSTON
Dates: May 17-20
Address: 5 Copley Place Boston, MA 02116


with the purchase of 4 products, you may receive a free facial inside the Pure Air Bubble-
making appointments right on their website!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

♥ GIVEAWAY: CourseHorse comes to Boston!



a few years ago, i hosted a giveaway for coursehorse- a website dedicated to discovering and booking
local education. with classes ranging from art to academic, professional to cultural- you name it, 
and coursehorse will pretty much have it on offer, at an amazing value.


last time around, the closest market for this site was new york, but since then, the site has
expanded to other cities, including our very own boston :) yay!!

here are a few classes i wouldn't mind trying:


fashion trend forecasting at mass college of art & designs

being a visual stylist and blogger, i feel like i have a pulse on many of the latest trends-
but i am always intrigued by how designers focus on a few select trends each season-
how far in advance do are trends forecasted? what is the secret??


i have always felt like i could have a knack for floral arrangement, but i have never tried!
this class could give me the inspiration i need to discover a new passion!


i love to write, but i feel like i need a topic to be handed to me from above,
like it was back in school- perhaps a class that is totally devoted to writing would be
the best antidote for writer's block.


because after 33 years on this earth, i still have no idea how to quiet my mind or relax.



because i am eating for two, after all :)


because henry's father is a drummer- which means henry already has his toe in the musical gene pool!


and now is your chance to WIN A FREE CLASS (valued at $50):

to enter: please leave a comment letting me know which local class you would be interested
in taking through coursehorse and why- as well as an email address!!

the winner will be chosen by april 4th!!
GOOD LUCK!

UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS JENNIE, YOU ARE THE WINNER!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

♥ earth mother// a visit to ASH & ROSE.



if you follow my instagram- you may have noticed that made a little announcement
 a few weeks ago: i'm pregnant!! the boys and i are expecting a baby girl in 
early june and we could not be more excited :) 

photos by lei ann!

at 26 weeks, my bump is definitely poppin'- looking much fuller (and feeling a whole lot heavier)
the second time around! i am not sure if this should be attributed to it being a girl this time
or it being the second pregnancy, but either way- i am enjoying my changing shape
and the lively kicks and jabs i get throughout the day. i feel so blessed.
tired and blessed, ha!


anyway, last night i had the joy of attending chic beat's  blogger mix & mingle 
at the south end's lovely boutique, ash & rose. a brimming jewel box of  sustainable/ethical 
clothing and accessories, many of which are made by nea--half of the mother/daughter duo
who own the shop, ash & rose is nestled among design showrooms and art galleries 
in the famous sowa district. the shop is managed & curated by mary, who is coincidentally 
expecting a baby girl in june!!, and who also made this rad floral selfie wall for
our picture-taking pleasure!

pictured here with my favorite gals, lei ann & bridgette