BITES

HEALTHY SNACK: RICE CAKES 5 WAYS

June 13, 2017
Healthy Snack Rice Cakes Recipes

If you take a look at my pantry, you will always find at least one bag of rice cakes. They are my daughter and my favorite snack, and we go through a pack each week. I started buying them last year as a quick and healthy bite that I can give Belle when I pick her up from school. She is usually famished, which means going to the grocery store to get something is not a good idea. All the…

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BEAUTY

THE NEW TREND: CHARCOAL IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

June 12, 2017
Activated charcoal in beauty products

Let’s talk about the hottest beauty trend out right now. USING CHARCOAL IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS Charcoal became huge in the beauty industry last year and it’s still going strong. You probably have seen all those charcoal face masks, cleansers, body scrubs, and toothbrushes. There is even a charcoal lemonade! Yes, you can even drink it. HOW DOES CHARCOAL ACTUALLY WORK? Activated charcoal or activated carbon is a natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body allowing them to be…

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LIVING

WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR HOSPITAL BAG FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY?

June 5, 2017
what to pack in your hospital bag for you and your baby

Throughout my first pregnancy, I relied on a couple of books to give me all the answers to my questions. This time around, I relied on books and some of my favorite blogs. One of the things I researched in advance was “what to pack in your hospital bag.” I wanted to make sure that I have everything I need. And after having to stay in the hospital for more than a month before giving birth I think I have…

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STYLE

MUST HAVE: BLACK OPEN SHOULDER TOP

May 26, 2017
Black open shoulder top

There is one trend I just can’t resist. I’M LOVING EVERYTHING OPEN SHOULDER, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S IN BLACK OR WHITE. When I was going through my purchases from last year, I realized that I bought so many open shoulder tops and dresses that I barely have anything else in my closet. Funny thing is I don’t usually do that. I’m not the type of person that will buy the same things over and over again. For instance, I wouldn’t buy one…

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SIPS

HOT PINK SMOOTHIE PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

May 16, 2017
Antioxidant hot pink chia smoothie recipe

Ok, I know. Another smoothie post. But hang in there. This pink smoothie is so much more than just a tasty drink. It is packed with natural antioxidants. IF SOMETHING IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN, COUNT ME IN. Antioxidants are major for your skin. Nowadays it is so easy to buy skincare products that contain antioxidants, there is still nothing better than feeding your skin from the inside first. So what’s so good about this pink smoothie? The ingredients. Raspberries are…

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LIVING

A LOOK BACK AT MY THIRD TRIMESTER

May 10, 2017
a look back at my third trimester

It’s time for the last pregnancy update – the third trimester. If you missed the previous posts in the series, check out the first trimester and second trimester posts as well. This last trimester was the hardest one for me. I hated that I could barely put on my shoes and I was out of breath after every little thing I do. Sleeping became quite challenging too. There was way too much pressure to sleep on my back, so I had…

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STYLE

BLACK AND PINK OOTD FOR FALL

March 27, 2017
Black and pink outfit of the day

Black and pink is such an unusual combination for me. With a few exceptions, you would rarely see me wearing pink. I do like soft and pastel pinks but I’m just not a huge fan of the bright and neon shades of the color. That’s why this sweater worked for me, the color is soft and delicate. The exact type of shade I like, a bit pink, a bit peachy. It also looks good on a fair skin like mine. On…

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LIVING

HOW WE LIMIT OURSELVES WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT

March 21, 2017
How we limit ourselves

Recently I came across a quote that stuck with me. “Your only limit is you.” It made me think how we limit ourselves without even realizing it. Our insecurities and fears are often the reason for our own setbacks. Yes, today’s post has nothing to do with style or beauty. It’s about figuring out our limits. A few weeks ago, I finished this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs some motivation and positivity in their lives. It’s about changing your…

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BITES

DARK AND WHITE CHOCOLATE STUFFED RASPBERRIES

March 16, 2017
Chocolate stuffed raspberries. Healthy treat

Anyone with a sweet tooth will love this easy recipe. You only need two ingredients to make chocolate stuffed raspberries – chocolate chip and raspberries. Simple and healthy. Rinse the raspberries, stuff them with some dark and white chocolate chip and put them in the fridge or freezer. A fresh snack to have at all times. You can offer chocolate stuffed raspberries as a light dessert next time you have a dinner party, and I’m sure everyone would love them. If you freeze…

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STYLE

WEARING NON-MATERNITY CLOTHES WHILE PREGNANT

March 13, 2017
Brown Ring Chain Accent Faux Suede Flap Bag

When I got pregnant, I was curious to see how long I can wear my regular clothes before having to buy any maternity ones. Honestly, the idea of purchasing maternity clothes seemed like a waste of money. So I wanted to find a way that I can be wearing non-maternity clothes during my pregnancy. During my first pregnancy with my daughter, I was not showing until the end of my 4th month, and even then it looked more like I…

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