Friday, April 22, 2016

Brace Yourselves, Sick Just Got Real

 This post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Facebook recently reminded me of something I said in an old post that I think still holds true. “Motherhood means going to bed at midnight. Being woken up at 3am to nurse a tummy ache. Going back to bed at 5, and waking up at 7am to start the day…”


Motherhood has many challenges, but nothing is more challenging for a mom than taking care of a sick child. Between the over-packed schedules and playdates, sticky messes and scraped knees, late nights and early morning wakeup calls, there’s barely enough of me to make it through the day. And then put a sick kid in the mix, well that's when things really hit the fan! Nothing is worse than seeing your child suffer or turn lethargic and zombie-like. I sometimes wish all moms could come with a magic wand that can make any ailments disappear. But let’s be real – I would also want it so it could also save me from some not-so-pleasant situations.

I remember one particular night my daughter had a fever and stomach flu and decided to reenact a grotesque scene from The Exorcist. You know the one. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination, but let’s just say I had a lot of cleaning up to do afterwards. It was one of those night you quickly knew, Sick Just Got Real.

As distressing as that was, moms know that sometimes they’ll be sneezed on, coughed at, or in my case, puked on, and we simply don’t care. We’ll be there to snuggle with them, rub their bellies, and make them feel better, because at the end of the day taking care of child is the most important job we’ll ever have.

As part of their ‘Sick just got real’ ™ campaign the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare have released a funny but very relatable video depicting a small glimpse of what moms may feel and experience when their child is under the weather. Watch it below and tell me you can’t relate?


That’s not all! Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is graciously giving one my readers a $25 gift card to pamper themselves because sometimes sick hits the fan and our needs come last. All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: The video and gift card have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mother's Day Brunch Essentials with Marshalls & T.J. Maxx

Mother’s Day is all about brunch, right? I mean what’s better than waking up to an egg white frittata with a side of french toast and mimosa? MMM... I can taste it already. But Mother’s Day brunch is not just about what you whip up in the kitchen, it’s also about creating a gorgeous spread that makes mom feel extra special. This year, honor her with unique finds from Marshalls and & T.J. Maxx. They’re two of my favorite stores to find stylish pieces for the home and perfect for creating a gorgeous tablescape for lady of the hour! From a delightful cake stand perfect for bite-sized treats, to a charming butterfly tea set to sip on - take a look at some of my favorite pieces that can be found online and in-store.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Best Waterproof Makeup for April Showers

The rainy season is officially here ladies. While that might be great for May flowers, it can be a disaster for our makeup. A heavy rain day can ruin a perfect makeup day in a matter of seconds. So having water-resistant products on hand can be a lifesaver in avoiding black tears and dreaded makeup meltdown. Check out my latest Mode.com post below to view my favorite products that brighten up even the cloudiest of days.

Friday, April 15, 2016

StriVectin's Ultimate Secret To Restoring Your Hair



The importance of maintaining a healthy head of hair has been drilled in our brains since we are little, yet there’s been periods of our lives that we’ve slathered on the crunchy gel, emptied out bottles of hairspray, crimped, blown out, and flat ironed the life out of our poor tresses.

I know, I’ve done my share of damage so I’m always on the hunt to find products that will restore my hair to its youthful state. Luckily for us, StriVectin researchers have spent the last 10 years identifying the 10 signs of youthful hair and harnessing the power of patented skin care science to rejuvenate the scalp and revitalize hair from root to tip with a revolutionary range of hair care solutions. The newly launched collections address 3 different hair needs:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How To Get J.LO's Famous Glow


If you think there’s no such thing as aging in reverse, just take one look at Jennifer Lopez. Defying age and gravity the singer/actress seems to have gone full-on Benjamin Button on us!! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE, PEOPLE??!! Sure, genetics might have something to do with it, but I’m also putting me money on some really great makeup. Luckily, her longtime makeup artist Mary Phillips gave Lipstick.com the scoop on what exact products she uses to create J.LO’s dewy complexion – and no, it’s not magic fairy dust. Here’s the breakdown:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Runway To Real Way: Michael Kors

Don’t you just love spring? The birds are chipping. The trees are blooming. And everywhere you turn there’s a sense of optimism and hopefulness drenched in sunny shades of daffodils and rose-colored tulips. As much as I love spring, I’m still a city-girl at heart and don’t wear a lot of crazy colors.. or floral patterns for that matter. But something about Michael Kors Spring 2015 collection really struck a chord with me. He’s brilliant at marrying both tomboy and ladylike styles, creating a sportier femininity than we’re used to seeing on the runway. I loved this look so much I decided to create a real way to wear it IRL.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Best Seasonal Perfumes To Freshen Up Your Spring

With a new season comes a much welcomed change. From the weather, to our mood, and our wardrobe - spring awakens a sense of revitalization in all of us. That means it’s time to ditch the eau you've been spritzing all winter and switch to a deliciously new scent that summons the rites of spring. From flowery mists to sexy scents here are latest fragrances that you’ll want to spritz on all season long.


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