Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stocking Stuffer Guide for Him

One of my favorite parts about buying Christmas gifts is the stockings!
 I love finding small but sweet treasures to wrap.  Useful things are always on my list, 
like socks or a toothbrush, but so are sweets like chocolates and candy. 
But I love including a wow gift that is unexpected and sure to surprise my guy. 
These are a few of my favorite things for him this year.  Are you done with your 
Christmas stocking gifts yet? What are some of your go to gifts for the guy in your life? 
Stocking Stuffer Guide for Him

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stocking Stuffer Guide For Her

 Pretty baubles, luscious lotions and lipsticks are always a good idea for stocking stuffers for her!
I have to admit my husband does a pretty good job of filling my stocking with great gifts for me every
year. He always puts very thoughtful things that he knows I will enjoy.  Or should I say, Santa always
fills my stocking! Here are some things on my wish list this year Santa!!
Stocking Stuffer Guide for Her

Friday, December 5, 2014

Loving: Infusium 23

My hair has been amazing lately and I had to share the reason with you!
I color my hair and it really damages it. I've tried oils and cremes and leave-in products and
they all work within reason, but they never really make it as soft and healthy as I would like. When I found the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Avocado and Olive Oil Conditioner and Miracle Therapy Conditioner with Moringa Oil I was amazed at how soft and healthy my hair became right away! It smells amazing and for the price, I feel like you get a lot of product.




If you've got really dry, damaged, and tangle prone hair you will love this stuff!
I hope you will give it a try and let me know of any products that work for you! I love
trying the products you suggest!

Xo,

Taj

*This is not a sponsored post

Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY Memory Album Cover & #RegaloDeAmorPampers Giveaway!

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers 
and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.

One of my favorite things to do for my daughter is to create keepsakes for her.
Our babies experience our love in many different ways. And those precious moments 
we share with our little ones make every day special and worth remembering. 
For her first birthday, we did a photo shoot that captured her in some precious moments. 
Digging into her first bite of cake and getting that frosting everywhere is priceless! 
For the birthday party invitations we used that very picture and I decided I wanted to
 capture that special time in a memory book that we could all enjoy over the years. 
One that was personalized and unique, and I decided to design my own cover with
 a crafty diy approach using that invitation as the focal point.

I gathered all my crafting supplies and the memory album that I found at 
Michael's in a gorgeous minty pastel color!


Then, I set the party invitation right in the middle of the front cover. 
I decided to use the picture on the back of the invitation because
 it was just her and her cake.


I played around with the different embellishments and came up with a layout 
before making any commitments with glue.


I used pretty feather adornments with pearls and lace to anchor the cover. 
Then I added her name in a pretty arrangement of decals.  I found these precious
 Martha Stewart tissue pom decals that added texture and dimension. 
I also used a felt pink number one to signify what the album was celebrating.
This whole part of arranging and adding the embellishments was my favorite part!

After I had my favorite layout setup, I started in with the glue gun and 
applied a small amount on each of the backs of all the items to ensure lasting power!  
That's it! Fun and simple!

#RegaloDeAmorPampers is giving parents a chance to receive a gift basket to help capture
 those special moments of love with baby. The gifts include Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes,  
The Crafty ChicaCollection Book, and a Michael’s gift card to create a DIY loving keepsake!

Pampers Swaddlers are the No.1 choice at local hospitals in Los Angeles and across the country.
 And now Pampers Swaddlers is available through size 6 to comfort and protect babies
 through many more moments of love! 



Giveaway includes:






  • $25 Michael's Gift Card
  • The Crafty Chica Collection Book
  • Pampers Wipes
  • Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway guidelines: 
Must be 18 and live in U.S.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Burgundy


(Skirt: Target; Blouse: F21; Necklace: Glameratti; Sunglasses: YSL; Shoes: Charlotte Russe)

It's been so hot here in L.A. that wearing my fall pieces
has been impossible.  So I've been pinning for
the weather to cool down at least a little bit and in the
meantime, incorporating fall colors into the mix.
This burgundy blouse is sheer and cool, but gives
that pop of fall color that I'm craving.


Peekaboo- I see a little munchie in my backdrop! 


Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Hair with Johnson's ® No More Tangles


*Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with 
JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® and Latina Bloggers Connect. 
As always, all opinions are my own. I only work with 
companies/brands I truly support and love.


Now that we are approaching the Holidays, it's time for dressing fancy! 
For me that includes my little one and her hairstyles of course!
First up is Thanksgiving, one of my favorite family gatherings! We
always like to take special pictures of the little kids during the holidays in
addition to the family pics. They are just so adorable all dressed up and
their hair done!
We want to capture all of that cuteness for sure! With all of the cooking
and prepping for guests I need a look that is going to last and be realistic for
my schedule.
So choosing a hairstyle that is fast, simple and adorable is on my wish list. 
Using Johnson's ® No More Tangles 3- step regimen ensures that
 I can achieve that perfect glam look without all the fuss! 
First, we cleanse with the Johnson's ® No More Tangles 2 in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
for curly hair. This is free of parabens, phthalates and triclosans. It is gentle to the
eyes just like water!

After bath-time we, use the Johnson's ® No More Tangles Leave -In -Conditioner
 and start brushing out her hair. This part helps control the frizz  and leaves her
hair really soft and smooth.

I always encounter tangles in my daughter's hair so the next step is a must: Detangling Spray! 
Johnson's ® No More Tangles Detangling Spray is awesome and I love this stuff
and use it everyday on her!

For this hairstyle, I simply combed out her hair, divided it down the middle,
and then into two separate sections where I could easily start twisting the sections.

Once I started twisting the first section, I just let it guide into the 
direction it wants to go into and then pin it back with a bobby pin.


After I've twist the other side of the parted hair, I pin it too, and then I just
add a pretty bow or clip to cover up the pins. That's it!! So simple 
but so cute! 

Let me know how you keep your little one's hair manageable and 
I would love to see your Holiday hairstyles too!

For more fun and easy hairstyles visit the JOHNSON'S Baby You Tube Page.

Follow the conversation in social media by using the hashtag #NOMORETANGLES


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Beauty Loves


I'm currently crushing on a few things for fall. Pumpkins of course!
But for beauty stuff I can't seem to get enough of the burgundy
lipsticks and nail polishes and I'm obsessed with
this Mary Kay True Dimension Lipstick  in Mystic Plum.
It's like a lipstain/lipbalm in my opinion.
 It has vitamin E and Shea butter, so it's very moisturizing.
It's the perfect fall plum shade. Staying power is great, and I
really love the glam silver case it's in! Like a pretty piece of
jewelry in my purse!

I love a lot of polishes, but I keep going for this OPI
polish in St. Petersburgundy - love that name too! It looks so
Pretty on toes trust me!
The only face product I'm including is this Pür Minerals Wine Exfoliating Mask. 
It gently buffs my dull skin and is supposed to fight signs of premature aging. 
 It has Resveratrox, Lactic Acid, and Peach Stones in it that creates this
 wonderful earthy smell. It has really helped with a few dark spots I inherited this summer! 
Plus I love that it is made with red wine antioxidants from Bordeaux’s finest vineyards!

I'm really excited about these next two makeup items from Boots Botanics line!
Many companies are finally getting the hint that we are concerned about the 
ingredients in our cosmetics.  All of their products are free of 
parabens, mineral oils, paraffin waxes, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and
 SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate), replacing man-made chemicals 
with natural ingredients where possible. 
I'm really excited about this because I've been using these and 
they are amazing!
The Lighter than Air Mineral Loose Powder in 005 Translucent
 is my go-to powder right now.
It feels so light and airy, I just love that feeling!
 I believe the entire Boots range is available
at Target here in the US.

The Mineral Eye Colour quad in 030 Golden Brown is just gorgeous! 
It's super pigmented and the perfect quad to have in your everyday makeup bag. 
I really love the two lighter shades, one is more matte and one is shimmery, 
they are super pretty with any eye look for fall.


(swatches from lightest to darkest- doesn't that lipstick go perf!)


Okay, I had to sneak in one pumpkin item!!  
Good Earth Beauty Pumpkin Chai Conditioner.
Omgee!! I can't even begin to tell you how heavenly this smells! 
I'm just so in love with my shower time right now! 
All of Good Earth's products are organic and 
naturally made. Yeah!
It's so amazing that I'm giving one away to you! 
All you have to do is leave a comment and
tell me your favorite thing about fall! 
Check out Good Earth Beauty for lots of amazing
products. They ship for free to US!

Lastly, I always change out my perfumes in fall from my spring/summer 
scents and I found one that smells so lovely and sexy!
 It's Guess Dare, which has pear blossom in it and I
just adore that scent! It's not a sweet scent though, it's really rich and sultry. 
Perfect for getting cozy and snuggling with the one you love! 
 Find it at www.guess.com !


I hope you will give some of these a try and please share your links to any
of your current favs!

XO-Taj


Join Us for Pampers’ “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Disclaimer: This is part of  a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers & Pampers

Babies experience your love in many different ways  and those precious moments you share with your little one make every day special and worth remembering. Pampers believes that when babies feel comforted and protected, all they feel is the love you have for them. Now, moms and babies can enjoy Pampers Swaddlers through size 6!

Join Pampers Latino and Latina Mom Bloggers on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a Twitter party to celebrate the love we feel for babies and all of the precious moments you and baby share together. We’ll be joined by KLVE’s morning radio show host, Argelia Atilano and DIY expert and author, Kathy Cano Murillo (aka The Crafty Chica) who will be sharing tips and ideas on how you can capture and document those special moments of love.

Twitter Party Details:

What: Pampers’“Regalo de Amor Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST
Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Who to Follow:

Co-Hosts:  @queenofswag4u, @mamalatina, @sassymamainla, @rockinmama, @pattiecordova

Moderators: @LatinaMomBlogs, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom

Brand: @PampersLatinoUS

Special Guests: @argelia_atilano @CraftyChica

Prizes:

Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:

Prize 1: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $50 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

Prize 2: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $100 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

Prize 3: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book & Mini iPad (RV: $250.00)

Prize 4: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book, and Canon T5 DSLR Camera (RV $499)

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules 
RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Time

Fall Makes me so happy! I love me some summer, but as
soon as it turns fall I'm ready for pumpkin everything!
First stop is Bath & Body Works for their fall candles and
hand soaps! My fav this year has got to be the 
pumpkin cupcake scent! Check it out if you haven't smelled
it, divine!

My glam dog Vida celebrates the 1st day of Fall every year!

Sparkly pumpkin hoarder!

My mantle has since been updated with a few more sparkles but, I just love
the sparkly black pumpkins this year.


Fall wouldn't be right without a stop at Trader Joe's. That pancake
mix with whip cream on top is heavenly, just sayin!
What are your fall favs so far?

xo, Taj

Monday, October 6, 2014

Check out Pamper's #BebeConRitmo Mashup Video!!

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pampers is celebrating those fun morning moments when baby wakes up happy, energetic and ready to “bailar” in his or her crib after a good night’s sleep.  When baby wakes up dry and ready to dance, mom can’t help but join in the fun too! All parents would agree that a dry diaper and a restful night’s sleep are definitely cause for a morning time fiesta!

Pampers asked parents to take a short video of their little one’s best morning dance moves and share it with them! From August 18th through September 24th, parents were able to upload clips of their little dancers using the hashtags #BebeConRitmo and #BabyGotMoves.  On Tuesday, October 7th at 6pm PST/9pmEST please join Pampers for a #BebeConRitmo Twitter party where we will be watching the final mash-up video and celebrating babies and moms fun morning moments. Of course, there will be lots of fun prizes to get you “bailando” too!  

You can check out the adorable video below to see this little one's dance moves!



Please join @Pampers, @PampersLatino and Latina Mom Bloggers for a #BebeConRitmo Twitter Party on October 7th from 9-10pm ET. We will be chatting about our baby’s happy morning routines and dancing moves. There will be lots of fun prizes! To be eligible to win prizes, you must RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers  Here
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