Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bath Time with Johnson's® Head-to-Toe™ #littlewonders

This is a compensated post in collaboration with Johnson's® Baby and 
Latina Bloggers Connect, however all opinions are 100% mine.


 Bath time is one of my absolute favorite times with my little ones!
Today I am partnering with Johnson's® Baby to share their new HEAD-TO-TOE™line.
I am super excited about this new line because they have
changed their formula and it is now free of parabens, dyes, phthalates, it is
hypoallergenic and not tested on animals! 
That is so important to us parents!
Bath time is not just a routine in our house,
it is fun time! We load up on bubbles and laughter!


Johnson's® HEAD-TO-TOE™ Extra Moisturizing line is good for babies
with sensitive skin and it is super moisturizing.
The Extra Moisturizing Baby Wash hydrates and enriches baby's skin
in the tub with 10 times more moisturizers than HEAD-TO-TOE™ Wash.


Johnson's® HEAD-TO-TOE™ line is perfectly pH balanced and is infused with 
vitamin E and baby oil for baby's tender skin.
These products help prevent baby's skin from drying out no matter the
weather.


Johnson's® HEAD-TO-TOE™ Extra Moisturizing Baby Cream leaves 
skin moisturized for up to 24 hours!
After bath, we always have a little massage and
the HEAD-TO-TOE™ Lotion and Cream are perfect for relaxing baby. 
It has been shown that massage for baby helps improve skin health
and overall development. 
What a great way to spend a little extra 
lovey-dovey time, as we call it with baby!
Baby needs your touch and this is a
wonderful way to show how much you love them!






Johnson's® HEAD-TO-TOE™ Extra Moisturizing line is mild and was developed for babies with 
sensitive skin, and the beloved HEAD-TO-TOE™ line is trusted to be gentle enough
for newborns! There is also the quick and easy HEAD-TO-TO-TOE™ Baby Cleansing Cloths
that I love for gentle all-over mini-bath. You don't need to rinse, just wipe and baby
is clean again for outings and trips! This sure makes life easy for parents!
Check out the line for your little ones! 

xoxo -Taj



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOHNSON’S® Baby. 
 The opinions and text are all mine.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Skincare Essentials

Summer is in full swing here in California and that means lots of outdoor activities.
We usually go to the beach at least 1-2 times a week because I just can't get enough
of the sand and sun!
With being in the sun more, there a some essentials to keep
my skin looking and feeling healthy and glowing.
Here are some new sun care items as well as some favorites!
Nios Shield Leave -In- Conditioner SPF 15
I started using this last year and I really like it.
It has Argan Oil, Vitamin E & B5 to help protect your hair and keep 
the frizz at bay.  It is free of chemicals & smells just like summer!

OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
I love this for sexy beach hair!
It is infused with Sea Salt, Sea Kelp, Argan Oil and 
the smell is addicting! I have been reaching for this non-stop
to give shine and soft waves to my hair. 

Aqua Carpatica Natural Sparkling Mineral Water
I am super in to Sparkling Mineral waters and this one tastes
great. It is sodium and nitrate free and it
 has minerals magnesium and calcium.
Summer skin needs lots of hydration, so make sure
you always have a bottle of water at hand wherever you go!

Ola After Sun Healing Bath
This bath soak is 100% natural and is so soothing
and good for you!
It has 20 active ingredients like Coconut Milk, Hawaiian Seaweeds, Passion 
Flower, Kukui Leaf, Noni Fruit, Aloe, just to name a few!
One of my favorite new skincare finds lately!

Follow up with Ola After Sun Healing Remedy
This line is made in Hawaii, my favorite place!
They use organic tropical plant
based ingredients.  So of course, 
everything smells out of this world! 
This lotion is soothing after a long day in the sun.


 LAVANILA The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 Face Cream
This has been my go to face sunscreen this summer. 
It has no chemicals and is lightweight, doesn't leave a white residue,
and is moisturizing. It is infused with antioxidants, botanicals & amino acids.
100% natural =Yes please! Love it!

Malin +Goetz spf 30 Face Moisturizer
This is a new brand of sunscreen I am trying out, 
it has vitamins E, A, C, D & B to protect against free radicals. 
White Green Tea antioxidants
and aloe to soothe.
It is great for when you will be in the water a lot as 
it is water-resistant.
It dries to a clear finish and absorbs really well. 


For Legs!
DS Laboratories Cellulite Reducing Gel
After two kids, a little help goes a long way!
With this gel, you apply a generous layer to the areas 
you feel need a little boost and just rub in! 
Sometimes I use my Clarisonic body brush and just gently massage 
it in for a little extra something and I like how it gives me a little firmer,
smoother appearance.

Svelta Luxe Coffe & Raw Sugar Body Scrub
This smells like heaven! It's 100% natural
and it leaves skin silky soft.  If you want your legs and feet
to look gorgeous you need to scrub weekly and this is one of my favorites!
Especially with sunless tanning, a scrub is a must to keep skin polished and refreshed.
 This infuses, sugar, coffee, olive oil & cardemom.

Sun Bum Natural Browning Lotion
A deep, dark tanning lotion with organic Coconut and Argan oil, Kukui Nut oil, 
Kona Coffee Plant extract & Aloe vera. I use this on my arms, chest and legs for 
a deep tan.  Make sure to exfoliate before applying to legs. 
This smells so good and not like a tanner at all! I love that it is free
of chemicals and is vegan.  

Sally Hansen Water Resistant Airbrush Legs in Medium Glow
I love this for going to events or parties to make legs look fabulous!
A simple spray and you've got instant tan legs for the day or night!
It doesn't rub off or transfer.  It covers veins and imperfections
for a flawless look.

  
 Bare Republic Milk & Honey Daily Recovery Serum
This serum is for after the sun to help the skin recover.
It has natural ingredients like Manuka honey and
 Oat Milk.  It has Tumeric, Carrot oil, Meadowfoam,
 Hemp seed oil, and Melon extract for antioxidants.
It really refreshes and soaks into skin like a drink
 of much needed water!

Livad Vitamin A & C Cream
This line offers Biodentical vitamins and essential oils for 
after sun and anti aging. 
It has a blend of Vitamins A, D & E to smooth fine lines
and limit free radicals.  
It has three essential oils distilled from sunflowers, 
cucumbers and soybeans to bring out the
skins glow. You can use this
on your face or all over your body!
If you are going to be in the sun or have been in the sun,
you definitely need some repair and this is a must try!
So far I have been impressed with how rejuvenated
it leaves my skin.  

Sun Bum Cool Down
As you can see I am really big into after sun treatments!
Whether you sun for ten minutes or for a day at the beach,
you can use any of these treatments that contain excellent
ingredients for your skin care.
This lotion contains Aloe, Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter.
It helps moisturize and also keep your tan longer. 
This lotion will really soothe dry skin and a hot sunburn!
Of course Sun Bum is a natural line and one of my favorite sun care lines!


Hope you will give some of these a try this summer!
xoxo -
Taj

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Loving:Bella B Natural Body Care


Calling all mamas and moms-to-be!
I recently discovered a healthy line of skincare products
for baby and mom by Bella B.

Bella B is a natural and organic company from 
Orange County California.
 
They are free of harmful chemicals and ingredients,
which you know I am a huge supporter of natural, healthy 
beauty and skincare.

This line is packaged so cute with a mama bee and her little baby bees!
Everything I have tried smells amazing!
  
The Silk and Honey Body Cream is made with organic shea, cocoa, mango,
 silk, honey, jojoba oil and wheat germ oil. 
It's hypoallergenic, paraben, petroleum and lanolin free 
and has a mild fresh scent.
It is very silky and moisturizing.  
Love this especially for my legs
as when I was pregnant my legs would get
super itchy and this really soothes.

helps minimize oily skin and 
blemishes with pharmaceutical grade tea-tre oil.
It's free of cleansers not recommended during pregnancy,
benzoil peroxide and alpha hydroxy
and salycitic acid.
As moms our hormones are all over the place
and that can mean blemishes! 
This gentle cleanser works great for keeping
skin looking clear and fresh.

It contains pomegranate, green tea, acai berry, 
cucumber, aloe vera and honey to name a few!




The Mama Soak is my favorite!
A Refreshing Sitz Bath Powder with antioxidants.
It has matcha green tea, acai, sesame, avocado, and jojoba.
I love baths, it gives me some me-time!
But a soak does the mama body good and this is soothing and smells
super good!

Lastly, is the Tummy Honey Butter
A stretch mark prevention, itch soothing butter made with cocoa, 
shea and aloe vera.
This is super moisturizing and doesn't leave skin greasy.
Of course it smells out of this world and a little goes a long way!

You can find Bella B here and also at Albertsons, Vons and

These products are fabulous and I definitely recommend
for any mom. These are great for a shower gift too
as the packaging is just adorable!

xoxo -Taj 


Friday, July 8, 2016

Favorite Sunless Tan and How I keep My Sheets White!

 It's the weekend! Time to get my glow on!
I've been using a new tanner and you have to give it a try too!
It's Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter. She is known for giving the Kardashians 
their famous glow.  
This stuff smells amazing, and it is foamy so it applies super easily.
It has bronzer in it so as soon as you apply, you will look instantly tan.
In one hour you will have a glorious golden deep tan that is not orange.

So far, this has given me the deepest, darkest tan in the
shortest amount of time! It isn't sticky or greasy and
doesn't rub all over my clothes. 

 I found out about this line from Samantha Scheurman, she tries
out lots of tanners and highly recommended it. Love her too, check out her
Youtube channel!

As with most tanners, they leave a little trace on your 
sheets leaving them not so crisp and white!
I wanted to share that I've been using this 
Clorox Stain Remover & Color Booster to keep my 
sheets super white. It's been doing the job perfectly!

I usually pre-treat the fabric with a small dose of the detergent
and gentle rub it together in the stain area, leave it for 10 minutes, and then
pop in the washer. 
This is a must if you self tan to keep your sheets looking brand new
and it works fabulously!


 Hope your summer is going well and you have a wonderful
healthy faux glow! Definitely try out these two products and let
me know if you try them or if you have any suggestions!
xoxo -Taj



Favorite Sunless Tan and How I keep My Sheets White!

 It's the weekend! Time to get my glow on!
I've been using a new tanner and you have to give it a try too!
It's Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter. She is known for giving the Kardashians 
their famous glow.  
This stuff smells amazing, and it is foamy so it applies super easily.
It has bronzer in it so as soon as you apply, you will look instantly tan.
In one hour you will have a glorious golden deep tan that is not orange.

So far, this has given me the deepest, darkest tan in the
shortest amount of time! It isn't sticky or greasy and
doesn't rub all over my clothes. 

 I found out about this line from Samantha Scheurman, she tries
out lots of tanners and highly recommended it. Love her too, check out her
Youtube channel!

As with most tanners, they leave a little trace on your 
sheets leaving them not so crisp and white!
I wanted to share that I've been using this 
Clorox Stain Remover & Color Booster to keep my 
sheets super white. It's been doing the job perfectly!

I usually pre-treat the fabric with a small dose of the detergent
and gentle rub it together in the stain area, leave it for 10 minutes, and then
pop in the washer. 
This is a must if you self tan to keep your sheets looking brand new
and it works fabulously!


 Hope your summer is going well and you have a wonderful
healthy faux glow! Definitely try out these two products and let
me know if you try them or if you have any suggestions!
xoxo -Taj



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Snack Time with Baby & Gerber® Lil' Beanies™


We are so happy it is summer around our house because that
means lots of trips to the beach, the park, and special outings like the zoo!

Baby Max is starting to teeth (he's got two so far!) and he 
is all about his snacks!
I'm always looking for healthy treats for the kids, and I like
to try different things to keep snacks exciting and to help them to
try out new foods.
One that I recently discovered at Target 
is the Gerber® Lil' Beanies™ which is made of navy beans
and has 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber and 10 daily value
of vitamin e! We chose the White Cheddar & Broccoli and they 
sure are delicious and kid approved!! 

I love the little canister that they come in, as I can just pop that baby in the 
diaper bag and off we go to the zoo! 
Every parent knows, you can't leave home without an arsenal of
healthy snacks! This is the perfect snack to keep 
my kids happy this summer.



The Gerber® Lil'Beanies™ are baked and made with non GMO ingredients, just 
naturally flavored! They come in two flavors, Original & White Cheddar Broccoli
pick some up at Target for the kids, you will thank me! #GerberWinWin

What snacks are you loving for the kids this summer? 

xoxo _Taj











Friday, June 17, 2016

Rompe La Routina (Break Your Routine) with NESCAFÉ Clásico Affogato!



Summertime is upon us and I am so excited to break up
my usual routine!
With running my own business, raising two little tots and right now 
we are remodeling some of the house,
things can get into major routine mode to get it all done!
Every now and then I just need a special break to liven things up!
Everyday special moments make life wonderful!

What better way than with a NESCAFÉ® Clásico™ Affogato (Coffee float)!
  I love to make a little coffee break
for my husband and I to share 
some special time together during our busy day.
Here is a delicious recipe for Affogato with
NESCAFÉ® Clásico™


1. Prepare NESCAFÉ® Clásico™
by adding 1 tsp to 6 oz.  hot water.

2. Add a scoop (or two!) of 
vanilla ice cream to cup.

I used coconut chocolate ice cream!
3. Enjoy a special moment!


See what happens when you dare to break the routine with 
NESCAFÉ Clásico here!


Another favorite treat of mine is iced coffee with milk and a touch of cinnamon!
So refreshing! 
A simple, but delicious way to savour moments on a hot day!

Let me know how you break your daily routine with something special!

 xo! Taj

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

May Favorites

Hi! It's my May favorites! I had so many things I loved, it was so hard to 
pair it down, but here are some fabulous favs!
Tea! I've had a hard time winding down, my mind has been racing with to-do lists
and ideas. So I started drinking this Hyleys Sleep Tea in Chamomile
and Mint and it really relaxes me. It is a 100% natural, Non GMO herbal tea that is supposed
to reduce stress & anxiety, enhance calmness and help you get to sleep.  
The mixture of herbs each play a specific part in relaxing you, naturally and healthfully.
Love them both! You can find them here

I've really been into beach waves for my hair and this John Frieda Wavy Curls Hot Tool is
amazing! It heats up to 400 degrees in 30 seconds! At first it can be a little daunting,
but use a heat glove and it's a game changer for your hair! It gives the perfect curls
that last all day. 

For hair, I've also been loving these Scunci Soft Krinkle Comfy Headbands.  
The texture on these guys is out of this world soft! If you follow me on
Snap @gorgeousglam1 then you saw me talking about these!
I love them for doing yoga or applying makeup, and also if I am doing 
a facial. 

I have a lot of skin favorites and I think I will do a skincare 
post soon since I've been getting lots of questions about that. 
I absolutely love anything refreshing and brightening and Lumene
has a whole line that is so fabulous you must try it! One thing I can't get enough of,
is the Lumene Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam. It is for all skin types and smells
so good! It takes off all my makeup and just leaves my face so refreshed just like it says!
Find this line at CVS.

Another refreshing scent is the Eucalyptus and Mint Body Mist from The Healing Garden.
I just love this, it transports me into tranquility! I love that this brand has no parabens, phthalates,
dyes, or propylene glycol.  It has natural essential oils and this particular scent is rejuvenating
and refreshing. 

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions 
Purifying Gel Cleanser.
I've said it before, since I've been pregnant and nursing,
my hormones have been wacky so once in a while
I will break out. I've been using this cleanser 1-2 a week and I really like it.
It has salicylic acid and willow bark to keep skin clear. It isn't drying either,
it just feels soothing and clean.  Recommend it you have any break out issues. 
As always Burt's Bees is a clean product and their ingredients are good for you!
   
For Beauty, I have been impressed with the Mineral Fusion Mascara that
 I received in my Whole Foods Beauty Bag.
This mascara is great for everyday wear. It is 
a lash curling mascara, it's hypo-allergenic with Aloe, 
it has natural pigments to coat the lash, and it is free of
parabens, talc, gluten, artificial colors, fragrance and not 
animal tested.
The ingredients are pretty great with beeswax, 
pomegranate extract, white tea and
vitamin E. It lengthens and gives ample volume. Love! #Natural Beauty!

BioRepublic has the cutest eye mask called Lost Baggage Under
Eye Emergency Repair Mask.
It revitalizes the under eye area in 15 minutes!
It has Hyaluronic Acid and a peptide blend to help banish 
those pesky dark circles, bags and wrinkles! 
These are perfect for travel too!

I have been using these Mally Shadow Sticks non-stop
since I got them. They are so easy to use and they last all day!
I love these for summer because you can just pop one on
and go to the beach or to an all day event and not worry 
about your eye makeup. The formula is creamy and
applies matte, the pigmentation is superb! Swatches below. Love.

  
  
For foundation I just love the Clinique Beyond Perfecting formula. It 
gives a medium to full coverage, doesn't settle into fine lines, lasts up to 8 hours and 
has great color selection. I use the Morphe E31 brush to apply it and it looks flawless!

For perfume, I love the Scentbird subscription! It offers a ample amount of 
perfume in a sleek, travel friendly bottle.  For May I used Chloe and it smells amazing!
I love that you can skip a month if you like and chose a scent or have them chose one for you based
upon your profile. It's such a great way to try fabulous perfumes out! Highly recommend!

For nails, I love this gorgeous pink/rose gold color in 
170 Rosie Rama from LIT NYC.  
These are super cool because they have a little light under the handle
that helps make application perfect. I also have a lipgloss from them
which has a light too and I just love this idea! Check out their products! 


 Lastly, these fresh to death soaps from Soaptopia!
These soaps are made with natural, herbal holistic ingredients! 
I really love fresh smelling soaps with natural, aromatic ingredients. It is 
such a treat!
Soaptopia offers a subscription which sends you 1-2 soaps every month
with a hand chosen beautiful soaps.  They have candles, balms, rubs, aromatherapy, 
skincare, perfume! I've linked this rollerball version of Plantfumes that looks amazing! Check
out their website for some really amazing, natural products I know you will love!

Hope you will check these items out and please let me know what
your favorites are too!

xoxo -Taj





Thursday, June 9, 2016

Father's Day Gift Ideas

We are excited to celebrate Dad on the 19th!
The Kids and I decided to make daddy some masterpieces with finger paints!
I've also got some ideas for gifts for Dad like this gift set
from L'Occitane in the scent Cedrat.  It smells so fresh and summery!
I love gift sets from L'Occitane because they are beautifully put together
in a nice box which makes life easier! 
This set has the shower gel, soap and cologne. 
It is spicy, woody and lightly citrusy!
There is free shipping right now if you can't make it into the store or 
want to ship it directly to a special Dad! Find more gift sets here!
A fun idea for the kids is to make dad a special finger painting!


Dad needs a perfect shave and this set from the Art of Shaving,
great shaving experience! 
I love that these are all travel friendly too!
This set will make him feel pampered!

After shaving Dad needs a great scent and Black by Kenneth Cole
smells so good! It has a fresh and fruity blend of sweet 
spice and woods. I love the sleek black bottle too for his side
of the vanity!
Scoop these great gifts up at FragranceNet.com  
They always have great coupons going on too!



Moms always get flowers for special days, but what about Dad? 
We chose this amazing succulent for him in this masculine nickel finish container
that we found at the supermarket! Dad will love to have this on his desk
and it requires minimal maintenance!

I always love to give a special fragrance that I've chosen
to Dad from me, these two smell so good I couldn't choose!
Eterno by Vince Camuto which has a Mediterranean feel
with citrus and mint notes mixed with
bourbon, cedar wood, and earthy patchouli. 
I like this scent for everyday, it's very refreshing.
Free shipping and a duffel bag with any purchase!

The other scent is St. Kitts by Tommy Bahama.
This scent says summer to me!
It has Kaffir Lime, mandarin, sea salt, cedarwood,
musk, driftwood and ambergris.
It transports you to somewhere tropical
and fabulous! Dad will love this to spray
and get summer started right!
Tommy Bahama also has a cool duffel bag that is 
free with any men's cologne right now & free shipping!

Hope you find some great Father's Day gifts for
your special Dad!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Lancome: Summer Essentials


Lancôme Petites Collection is here with the cutest travel size, TSA- friendly items!
I have a few here like the Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser,
the cult classic Deféncils Mascara,
Absolue Premium Sunscreen spf 15
LA Base Pro Makeup Primer,
Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate,
Bifacil Eye Makeup Remover
& La vie belle roller perfume (smells amazing!)
 These are great to have packed and ready to go for 
any upcoming summer getaways!
Find more petites here!

To make sure I have the perfect glow, I have been using the Lancôme
Flash Bronzer Leg Gel and Face Gel for sun-kissed skin.  
It has natural caramel extract and vitamin E to protect
against free radicals.
The face bronzer gives me a nice natural looking tan and
it applies evenly.  The color payoff is a light/medium bronze glow.  
This is perfect for someone who likes a very natural, everyday sun-kissed looking tan. 

The Leg gel applies so silky and evenly! It feels very moisturizing
and not tacky or sticky.  It has a light, barely detectable shimmer to it
that is pretty on the legs.  Loving it, however the scent is not my
favorite! 
It smells like a tanner and if that was fixed it would 
be absolute perfection! 
Give them a try and let me know how you like them!
xoxo -Taj

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