Monday, September 18, 2017

Givaway! New Baby Dove Line



I have an exciting giveaway for you guys from the new line
of Baby Dove!
Baby Dove was developed for babies with normal to dry skin and is super
mild and moisturizing.
For that precious baby, all products are hypoallergenic, tear free and the
sensitive line is fragrance free!
Fall is here this week, which means cooler temps and colder mornings (yikes!)
This line will deliver all the moisture your little one needs
that is lost after each bath.

I'm so happy to partner with Baby Dove to offer their brand new collection
for one of you!


Their new line offers a Rich Moisture line and a Sensitive Moisture line.
Each line includes a lotion, a shampoo, tip to toe wash and wipes.

I am really loving the Sensitive Moisture line Wipes and Tip To Toe Wash for
my little ones! It's so convenient to have wipes on hand for sticky fingers,
diaper accidents and after playtime!

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below!
Winner will be chosen next Sunday.
Don't forget to share with all the parents you know!

XO,
Taj

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Acne Skin Treatment: MD Complete By Dr. Brian Zelickson



 
If you struggle with stressful acne, or the occasional
"ruin my selfie" blemish, there is hope!
MD Complete by Dr.Brian Zelickson has a super
easy regimen to help heal and clear up skin.
I know it can be such a downer having acne,
and I love sharing products that I think will help
you heal.

I usually break out when I am stressed out and I have
too many things on my plate.
There is a guide on how often to use the products based on
your stress level which I think is really cool and useful.
Stress affects acne and taking a probiotic helps address
the effects of stress and also restores belly health.
I am a big believer in paying attention to your gut literally!
We can harbor unhealthy bacteria in our stomachs and this can
cause many issues. Juicing, prebiotics and probiotics can really
help with this.


The Clarifying Cleanser has Salicylic Acid and natural
 botanicals to clean and exfoliate.
For my skin, I only use this 1-2 a week. I get occasional
breakouts. My husband, uses it every night as he is prone to
breakouts all the time. 

The Healthy Skin Probiotic is something you take orally to 
nourish within and balance the bacteria in the belly.
This imbalance in the stomach can trigger inflammation, a root
cause of acne.  It contains a prebiotic and Vitamin B to treat the skin.
Again, depending on your stress level and skin issues, you will take this
according to those needs.


The Step 2 is a Breakout Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide.
You apply a light amount to areas you are prone to blemishes.

The 3rd Step is Healthy Skin Accelerator, a retinol and Vitamin C treatment
that helps skin recover from breakouts. It helps even out the texture of 
the skin.  I really like this because I feel like a lot of treatments forget to 
address the aftermath of acne, like scars and pigmentation.  This helps
to improve skin overall.

This system, along with healthy eating and de-stressing, can really
improve your acne situation! I don't think there is just one product
out there that can solve all of your acne problems, but I do know that
if you stay consistent, focus on eating more fruits and veggies and
add in some exercise and payer/meditation it will make a big difference!
Take a peek for yourself on the MD Complete site to learn more about
healing acne. 
I have a $10 off code for you too! BUY35SAVE10

XO,
Taj

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Healthy Hair Brand : Renpure


 I've found another favorite healthy haircare brand
by Renpure! 
The products that I've tried smell amazing and 
of course the ingredients are on point for green beauty lovers.
The Viva Curl Whipped Coconut Creme Cowash smells 
like a tropical vacation! This has coconut oil and shea butter to moisturize and hydrate 
hair.  It cleans and conditions, so no need for another step!
I love this after we've been to the beach all day. It really
replenishes the hair.

All of Renpure products are Free of: Sulfates, Parabens, Dyes, Gluten,
Phthalates, Propylene Glycol.

 This 100% Organic Coconut Oil has one ingredient! Guess what! Organic Coconut oil!
This has so many skin and hair healing benefits, everyone should have a jar!
Just warm in your hand and apply to skin or hair to moisturize and soothe.
Smells so heavenly!

I really love this Extra Strength Argan Oil Luxurious Shampoo and
Conditioner.
I color my hair and I also occasionally get  Psoriasis and I feel like this really 
leaves my hair feeling soft and strengthened and heals my dry scalp.
It smells rich and feels luxurious like it says!
There are many more products to meet your own personal
hair needs and I see the line is sold at Target too. Yay!
Check them out for yourself here!
Cheers to healthy, non-toxic haircare!

XOXO
Taj

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Loving: Oil Diffuser with Bluetooth


I am all about the oil diffusers in my home! 
I have one in almost every room!
This one from Artnaturals is the best! It comes
with a set of 8 essential oils and it has Bluetooth!
So not only can I pour in my favorite scent and relax my senses,
I can put on my favorite sounds too!

It has 7 colorful LEDS and an alarm and clock.
This is a great starter set if you don't have any essential oils yet
in your collection. 


The Artnaturals 8 Piece Essential Oil Set comes with:
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sweet Orange
Lemon Grass
Frankincense
Tea Tree
Eucalyptus
Lavender

You just add water and a few drops and it can run up to 6 hrs!
It is super quiet, you can't even hear it!
I love the natural wood look, it adds an element
of outside into your decor.
This would also be a great gift for a college student going away
or a birthday/Christmas gift!


 Take a peak for yourself on the artnaturals site
It is also available on Amazon for a great price!
One of the reasons I love oil diffusers is that they
really help with stress and mood. 
I love how the different essential oils can bring healing
into your home in so many different ways that you never imagined!
Once you start experimenting and learning about the oils, 
you can't live with out the refreshing, invigorating feeling!
Happy diffusing!

XOXO

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Alkalising Greens Smothie


I make a healing, power smoothie everyday for the kids and I. 
They expect one, and they line up with their cups if I am running behind!
We have been on a cactus kick for some time now. We love to put 
our beloved nopales in everything from smoothies, to 
salsas, rice and soups! The healing benefits are tremendous!
It is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant.
prevents cancer, helps regulate blood sugar,
improve skin health, regulate digestion, improve heart health,
build strong bones, cure insomnia, chronic anxiety and optimize metabolic 
activity to name a few!

Today we made a smoothie with nopales and 
The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens powder
and we loved it!


I added frozen organic blueberries, papaya that I previously 
cut into chunks and froze, fresh 
strawberries, mint, bananas, black chia seeds, dandelion greens, spinach, cactus,
hemp seeds, 1 carrot, a spoonful of almond butter,  1/2 cup of cashew milk.
coconut water and a big scoop of The Super Elixir.

The Elixir is an organic blend of alkalising greens with vitamins, minerals and
trace elements.
There are over 45 key ingredients, with bioavailable alkalising 
greens and Chinese herbs, digestive enzymes and powerful maitake
mushrooms! 
Plus, I might add, it's supermodel Elle Macpherson's personal
creation! Beautiful on the inside, makes beautiful on the outside right!

Coconut water is so refreshing and hydrating first thing in the morning to 
break the fast of sleep. I like to add it to morning smoothies. 

The smoothie turned out a beautiful deep purple!
The kids approved and so did I!
We had lots of energy all day, especially for swimming in this 100 
degree weather! 
I hope you will give nopales and The super Elixir a try!
XO


Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Soiree Ideas

Summer is shinning strong and that means there
is still plenty of time to plan a little soiree with 
friends and family!
I've got some simple tips to help you get your creative 
juices flowing! Sometimes the thought of throwing a party
big or small can be overwhelming and stressful. 
With a little prep, we can throw an easy, breezy, get-together
that is as fun planning as it is attending!

1. PARTY TYPE
Let's think about what kind of party we want to throw.
For me, I want to have something intimate and chill.
So, I am throwing a Friday evening tapas party!
Everyone brings their favorite tapas dish which really
takes the stress off of me having to plan a whole meal. Check!


2. DECOR and THEME
Now that we have our type of party, let's think of decor and theme:
This is the fun part!
I think a cactus theme would be super cute or
 beach colors like turquoise and blue linens.
Set some gorgeous tall candles and lanterns around the
 table for easy affordable glamour! 

For my tapas party I am going with an outdoor table scape.
 I love summer dinners outdoors!
I have this beautiful table runner that is inspiring me for my theme!
It has dark blue and turquoise ethnic designs and I 
will add lots of candles and lanterns.

3. INVITATIONS 
I always love the idea of sending beautiful invitations for a party.
It's the little details in life that really make it special and memorable.
For my invitations I want something fun and cheeky so I chose this super
glamorous Charlotte Olympia design from Paperless Post below! It
was so hard to choose as they have the most fabulous designer
collections!
https://www.paperlesspost.com/cards/group/charlotte-olympia?card=30767

4. MENU
Now that we have that out of the way, let's get to our menu!
Since we are going to ask everyone to bring a dish, that means
we can whip up a few easy tapas that we can prep the night before.
I went with one of my favorites, 
Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Pesto and Goat Cheese!

I love this recipe because it takes less than 15 min!

RECIPE:
1 Bag of organic sweet bell peppers
2 tbs of pesto (I use the fresh one from Trader Joe's!)
1 cup crumbled goat cheese or Feta

Directions:
The night before: cut tops of peppers off and remove seeds/membrane.
Mix pesto and 1 cup cheese in bowl (reserve a little for topping)
Stuff peppers with mixture. Cover and store in fridge until party.
Or put them directly in oven safe dish and put
under the broiler for 5 min. 
Remove and serve!
I like to add a little extra cheese to the tops after they 
cook for extra creaminess!
Enjoy!

For drinks & cocktails we'll stock the bar and also have a delicious
Watermelon Aguas Frescas!

 RECIPE:
Cut and Cube a medium watermelon.
Add to blender and puree.
Strain into your serving pitcher over lots of ice.
Add sugar to taste. Delish and refreshing! 
You can also add alcohol to this!

4. OUTFIT DETAILS
We'll have our music list on our phone set up to auto play. Easy!
Now for my outfit!

Like the party, I want to keep it easy and chic!
I'll pair some accessories that pop with a casual jean skirt and
a neutral top.  These shoes are perfect for adding a pop of glam!

Time to party! 
Hope you are inspired to try out a summer soiree yourself!

XO


 
(This is a sponsored post by Paperless Post,
ALL opinions are mine!)

Monday, July 24, 2017

SoCozy's Summer Must Have's


We are super excited over here about our new SoCozy #SplashHappy
Summer Essential Box!
  SoCozy is now on Amazon, whoo-hoo! Easy shopping for us busy parents 
is a must!
 With lots of swimming going on the daily for the kids this summer,
The SoCozy Swim line is our best friend!
In our box we got the SoCozy Swim 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Wash, the 
Swim Leave-In Treatment + Detangler and the SoCozy Curl Conditioner.
There was France Luxe Grab and Go Ponies in the prettiest of colors and
something for Mom too with 37 Actives Skin Care samples!
A mini High Performance Anti-Aging Cream and Cleansing Treatment.

I like to wet the kids' hair before they go swimming or to the beach and
 then spray some of the
SoCozy Swim Leave-in Conditioner to help protect 
it from the chemicals in the pool.
As soon as they are done swimming it's straight for a rinse with Swim 3 in 1 
Shampoo + Conditioner + Wash.  Easy, breezy, safe ingredients!

These France Luxe hair ponies were a big hit with Alaia and oh so cute! 
I love how textured they are and super vibrant colors!

Check out all the goodies plus the entire SoCozy hair line for your specific 
hair needs on Amazon.
Get a special discount the rest of the month of July too!
XO
Happy Summer! 

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy & BrandBacker.
As always, ALL opinions are 100% Mine!)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Picks!



These gorgeous Steve Madden booties are so 
fabulous and a easy transition piece once the weather cools
down (which won't be until November for us SoCal gals!)
The color is a beautiful neutral that will go with everything!

This WAYF Portrait Lace dress is perfect for now and perfect for later!
Layer with a cute jacket or comfy duster and those Steve Madden boots!


Jo Malone Cologne Collection. Jo Malone is my bae! I love their
natural, heavenly blends. And a man or woman can wear the scents.
This would be a great item
to store for a Christmas gift too! But, I would keep it!

I am super excited about this one! Impressions Vanity Co. 
I've been wanting once of these for a while and I love that
this one comes with a magnifying smaller mirror. 

This two pack bkr water bottles in the prettiest, coolest shades!
That spiked one is just adorbs! This will definitely pump
up work out time!


These Adidas workout tights are only $25! So fab!


I absolutely love ponchos, wraps and capes for the fall, they are so chic
and easy to pair with everyday wear!
pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin patches!

That's some of my picks this year! I had to stop
and not even pick out home stuff
otherwise this post would be 10 pages deep!
What are you picking up this year? 
Happy Shopping!
XO




New in Haircare: L'Anza Keratin Healing Oil Line



If your hair is in need of some sweet TLC,
then L'Anza Healing Haircare has a new line of
Keratin Healing Oil products that will leave
your locks restored!
Hair that is damaged and frail, color and bleached worn,
or that has had straightening/smoothing/relaxing services can
benefit from these treatments.

to repair and rebuild damaged hair tissue.  Using plant oils like Abyssinian Flower Oil,
Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil and Babassu Kernel Oil, the entire line restores
shine and health to the hair.


The Healing Oil Cream Gel provides hydration and control. It creates volume and body while leaving a healthy shine.  
The Lustrous Finishing Spray gives long-lasting hold and shine.  It
fights frizz; is humidity resistant and flake-free.


The Keratin Healing Oil Cleansing Creme is lather-free and refreshes hair with Shikakkai Fruit and Calamansi Fruit extract.  Murumuru Butter rehydrates and adds shine. The 
Keratin protein fortifies hair and doesn't weigh it down.

The Keratin Healing Oil Combing Cream defrizzes, detangles and smoothes
rough, unruly hair!
It prevents hair damage and shortens drying time while protecting hair
from UV, heat, infrared and environmental aggressors. 
With Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil and Babasse Kernal Oil to replenish 
moisture and shine.

Learn more about the L'Anza Healing Haircare here and find
a treatment salon near you!
Happy Healing!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Healing Bath with Epsom Salts



One of the most relaxing and beneficial things I do for 
myself twice a week is a Epsom Salt Mineral Soak.
My Grandmother always took these healing baths and
gave them to us kids whenever we felt ill. 
Epsom Salts or Magnesium Sulfate are natural minerals that your body 
needs.
Most people are deficient in Magnesium (70-80% of Americans) so this is a great 
way to help absorb it into your system.
It helps soothe sore muscles and aches, relieves sunburn, itchiness and helps
heal inflammation. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
It can also help with detoxing the system.
The skin is a excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines.
When you take a salt bath, minerals penetrate your skin,
causing cell growth and activating body energy flow.
There is little research done on Epsom Salt other than 400
years of use! So, I'll rely on that for myself and leave 
the scientific part to others!


I always pick up a bag of Dr. Teal's at the drugstore and I recently found out 
they have some new mixes like this Pink Himalayan Restore and Replenish!
It smells so amazing guys! It has Pink Himalayan Salt, Bergamot, Sweet 
Orange and Spearmint Essential oils. I mean, if you want to be transported,
this will do the trick!

 They also have a new Coconut Oil to Nourish and Protect Skin.
My all time favorite is the Lavender one, it smells 
so fresh and relaxing! But the Pink Salt is definitely making
a move for a close runner up!


A simple foot soak or quick 15 minute bath can improve your overall wellness!

I hope you will give this healing salt soak a try and feel the blessings!

 


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