Truth be told, we have one to two months of warm weather here at most, but I cannot resist all these cute babies and kids summery outfits. Plus, children grow out of their clothes so fast, you get an excuse to indulge in adorable new attire each year! I don’t know about you, but I feel much less guilt when I shop for my little ones than for myself 😉
Thanks heaven for grandmas!
My mom bought this lovely girl’s dress from Jacadi and we’re obsessed with its vibrant color! I love bold colors on anyone really, but they look especially dashing on brunettes and darker skintones.
Faux-sailor suit, real swag
I might be jumping a little late in the trompe-l’oeil print bandwagon, but I lovethis H&M set:
The good thing about 18 months-olds is they don’t have their say on your personal stylist skills, HA!
Handle the super-hero thing with grace
What 4-year-old would resist a good superhero tee? I usually feel like superhero garments look cheap, tacky and I dislike the typical mismatched color scheme; but I tolerate this one from Mango Kids, because it has kind of a vintage vibe. Pair it with shorts and a cool straw hat and you should be able to cope with it. I think Mango doesn’t sell boys clothing online yet.
Now at preschool, my son’s classmates basically believe I’m one hell of a mom. I got a bunch of little boys’ requests to buy them the same shirt, haha! #askyourownmomdude #butshewont #imsuchacoolmomthough
What kind of summer clothes do you like to buy for the kids? Do you consent to buy outfits of their choices that you don’t really like?
Did you ever wonder why baby onesies have this neckline?
Well I didn’t for years. Or rather, I assumed it was meant to help pulling the onesie over the baby’s head, because everyone knows that babies’ heads are disproportionate.
Boy, was I wrong.
Not too long ago, procrastinating on this great moms blog Facebook page, I discovered that the point of this folded neckline was actually to take the onesie off downwards, and not up.
If you have ever approached a newborn, you know these little bundles of joy poop all day long, especially in the first months. And more often than not, it smears all the way up to their back and to the sides of their legs in the process – aka diaper leak. Taking the onesie off over the baby’s head basically equals smearing poop on their back/shoulders/hair/face – you get the idea.
Taking it off downwards sounds a better option, right?
Share with anyone you know has a baby, takes care of a baby, or knows someone who has a baby! The poopy-onesie-taken-off-over-the-baby’s-head thing must come to an end!
Hair can make such a difference in the way we look. You might have your outfit and makeup on fleek, if you’re having a bad hair day, you’ll end up looking like a not-so-hot mess. I’d go further and say that good-looking hair could lift up your whole looks.
Ever looked in a mirror and felt your heart sink in disbelief to how stringy/limp/greasy/straw-like/frizzy (insert hair woe here) your mane looks? And then every time you pass by a mirror, all you wanna do is hide under a rock or shave the heck out of it and wear a wig for the rest of your life, huh? Your day is basically ruined.
Girl, I feel ya.
For the sake of – maybe – saving you from those dreaded moments of despair, here’s a breakdown of tried, tested and girl-next-dork-approved hair fixes.
1. Dry shampoo
Yeah, it’s the latest fad, and you might have unsuccessfully tried some and decided it wasn’t your jam; but I’d suggest trying another brand before giving up. Dry shampoo is a life-saver not only for when you don’t have time to shampoo, but also for adding texture and volume – even on clean hair.
I’ve had good luck with Batiste dry shampoos, and the Original is by far my fave. Yes, it makes your hair white, but I found that it works better in insufflating that volume and life back in my fine strands. The Strength & Shine formula would come second, while the Dark & Brunette doesn’t do much for me.
Avoid anything containing silicones. I am no anti-silicone totalitarian, but I think covering your scalp with silicones isn’t the way to go when you’re looking for lightness and lift.
2. Fake it ‘till you wash it!
Another thing to think of when your hair doesn’t behave like you’d expect, is tying them up if they’re long enough. Ponytails, braids and high buns are among the most efficient camouflage to unruly hair.
I think messy loose buns are more forgiving than sleek ones when you’re having a BHD. If your hair is going to misbehave, it will, even in a bun.Same thing goes for ponytails and braids: messy is the way to go. Yeah, I’m a little bit lazy like that.
Of course you could (and should!) combine steps 1 and 2.
3. Waft craft
To be honest I have yet to try clip-in extensions, but I think they’re a great invention and obviously help in the luxurious hair department. Your hair is out of place? The clip-ins will do the trick. But be very picky about the extensions quality.
There are plenty clip-ins tutorials on YouTube or Pinterest, but I like this one by the gorgeous beauty blogger Teni Panosian, on how to get full, big, sexy, out-of-this-world hair:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaAYsPq7EVk
What I tried, and didn’t approve of, are these clip-in bangs. They’re way too shiny to look real. Give them a go if you don’t mind looking like you’re basically wearing a wig made out of your child’s dolls hair. Which you should mind.
Like I said: always seek quality. I obviously didn’t here.
4. Last but not least
If all else fails, put a cap on it. It’s just hair, after all.
Do you often have BHDs? What are your own tips and tricks?