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

Friday, September 26, 2014

Purple Purse Campaign

This a compensated campaign in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® 
and Latina Bloggers Connect. 




October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 
women – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and 
lung cancer combined.
As an advocate to end any kind of abuse or violence against women, I am more than
 passionate about sharing this information about the Purple Purse Campaign by Allstate.
 Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence. 
Yet, financial abuse happens in 98 percent of all cases of domestic violence 
and is one of the most powerful ways to control a survivor.  Financial abuse is 
just as effective in controlling an abused victim as a lock and key. 
If her credit has been ruined, she can’t get an apartment. If her abuser constantly 
harasses her at work, she can lose her job. And, crushing debt run up by 
an abuser means it could take a survivor and her children years to fully recover 
from abuse. These are terrifying examples of the realities many 
women and their children face today. 

With that, The Allstate Foundation responded by 
creating Purple Purse – the Foundation’s national symbol for domestic violence
 and financial abuse to raise awareness and getting people to openly talk 
about this important issue. Purple Purse was chosen because a purse 
represents the center of a woman’s financial domain 
and purple is the national color of domestic violence awareness.

Please join me in encouraging women around the world to speak up, 
know there's hope and there's help and to 
stop this violence against women. 
Allstate Foundation is also distributing purple charms that can be
 attached to any purse to show support and join the 
movement of empowerment like the one you see above on my purse.

Supporters can visit PurplePurse.com to make a donation through October 3.
The site has tips and tools to help you recognize the signs of domestic violence
and financial abuse. 

Together we will make a difference! 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Loving

Just a few of my current favs that I'm loving...

 For hair I've been using the new V05 Salon Series for Frizz control. It's been so
humid in L.A. lately and this has really helped. It has vitamins E,C,H, B5, & B3! Wow right!
It smells amazing and is budget friendly. I have the whole line and I absolutely love it.

Next is dp Hue Oil Therapy.  This is like liquid gold for your hair! It's a blend of argan oil,
Liquid Shea butter & vitamins A & E. I use it after I wash my hair and it leaves my hair shiny,
Soft and frizz free. Like all things important to me, it smells heavenly!

Skin: Lierac Paris Magnificence Day & Night Velvety Cream
I love Lierac products, they are made in France and are always super
glamorous! I've been using this thick but velvety cream on my neck, face & the backs
of my hands. It says it reduces wrinkles and fine lines, firms, plumps &
smoothes texture. I usually use it at bedtime since it's so thick and when I wake up
my skin feels soft and radiant.

Venox Anti-aging Serum by Beverly Hills MD
Used before your moisturizers, serums pack
a punch of nutrients into the skin. This serum contains palmitoyl peptides which
aid in activating collagen development. It also has ginkgo biloba tree & aloe extracts.
I read that many people used this instead of Botox, so I've been giving it a try.
I don't have any wrinkles yet, but some fine laugh lines and this seems to keep them
at bay so far.

Pearly Wipes
These little one-time use packs are perfect for your purse. They help with coffee and tea stains, bad breath & smell like peppermint!

Mally High Shine liquid lipstick
Love!! This glam little snake print tube is wonderful! It has great pigment, isn't sticky and lasts
forever! I tried orchid and will definitely try some other shades for fall.

Jimmy Choo Flash parfume
I've been obsessed! It smells so chic and sexy I can't get enough!

Freeman Facial Brightening Mask Golden Rain
I love masks and I've used Freeman products since I was a teenager!
This mask is a gel that contains vitamin c and helps keep dark spots at bay.
It firms and brightens skin and smells heavenly!

Freeman Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal
This purifying mask is one of my all time favorites.
Clay, avocado, vitamin E & oatmeal moisturize , nourish and cleanse
my skin to perfection. I use this once a week religiously.

DSP Vitamin C Peptide Skin Mist
This mist is just fabulous. I spray it on my
face and neck every morning. The antioxidants
build up the vitamin C levels in the skin and
encourage new collagen formation and help
brighten my complexion.

Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Day
I've been using this everyday. It contains
Argireline a natural Botox,  cucumber, carrot, aloe, sweet almond oil & avocado!
My skin feels so soft after I apply it, I love that it doesn't feel greasy before I apply makeup and sunscreen.

Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind
This is a peptide tinted lip treatment with SPF 20.
I've been using this when I run my daily errands. It has a pretty pink tint & smells minty.
It has vitamin E, peptides & anti-oxidant rich butters that condition.  Love!

Please share or tag me with any of your current loves!! Xo -Taj

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pampers Celebrates Bebe Con Ritmo! #BebeConRitmo #BabyGotMoves -Giveaway!!

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


I have to admit, mornings are one of my favorite special moments 
that I share withmy little one.  First of all, she is always in a happy mood 
and ready to give kisses and  bailar!
I always look forward to her smiling face and sweet little voice singing 
her songs! Right now she love's the ABC's song, as soon as I start singing it 
she starts dancing!! It really is the sweetest thing ever. 
Then after the ABC song we move right along to 
Baa Baa Black Sheep! It's a never ending singing and dance party before 8 am!! 


Pampers is celebrating those fun morning moments when baby wakes up 
happy, energetic and ready to “bailar” in their crib after a good 
night’s sleep!  So, if your little one is "bailando" in his or her crib, 
you definitely want to join Pampers in celebrating your baby's first moves. 
Pampers is asking parents to take a short video of their little one's best 
morning dance moves and share it with Pampers!

From August 18th through September 24th, parents can upload videos 
under fifteen seconds by using the hashtags #BebeConRitmo or 
#BabyGotMoves. Parents can tag @PampersBabyGotMoves on 
Instagram or @PampersLatino and @Pampers on Twitter or even
 share their video on Pampers and Pampers Latino Facebook walls. 
Pampers will pick a few of its favorites to appear in an upcoming video. 
Your baby can be a little star!

Then on September 29, Pampers will share the final mash-up video 
on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels. 
You can also join Pampers on October 9 - 9 to10pm EST on 
Twitter for the #BebeConRitmo Twitter Party where you can chat with 
others about watching the final mash-up video and chatting
 about joyful morning moments.

Take out your phone and start shooting those wonderful and joyful moments! 
Make sure to share your little one with all of us! I know I want to see them! 
Remember, you can like Pampers on Facebook
Follow Pampers on Twitter and Pampers Latino on 
Twitter as well. I also have a great giveaway for one of my readers. 
Pampers is offering this cute prize pack! The gift pack includes:
* Jam Plus Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
* Gray
Baby Einstein Octoplush

* Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

* Cha-Cha-Cha En la Selva (The Animal Boogie) book

* Pampers Sensitive Wipes

* Pampers Baby Dry Diapers

From August 18th through September 24th, parents can upload videos under fifteen seconds by using the hashtag #BebeConRitmo or #BabyGotMoves. Parents can tag @PampersBabyGotMoves on Instagram or @PampersLatino or @Pampers on Twitter or even share their video on the Pampers Facebook pages www.facebook.com/pamperslatino or www.facebook.com/pampers.  Your video could be in Pampers next video!  Be sure to enter, you just may be one of the lucky chosen ones! On Monday, September 29th, Pampers will air the final mash-up video on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels. So be sure to see if your happy dancing baby is in the video, wouldn’t that be amazing? - See more at: http://www.susansdisneyfamily.com/2014/09/post-clip-of-your-babys-morning-dance.html#more
Does your little one like to dance, have fun and show off their moves? I remember when my daughter was younger she simply loved music, she loved to dance and was such a happy baby. Waking up my little darling, was always a morning person. I may not have been sunny and bright eyed, but my little girl was, so this made me smile, and start the day on the right foot.  - See more at: http://www.susansdisneyfamily.com/search?updated-max=2014-09-04T07:34:00-04:00&max-results=5&start=25&by-date=false#sthash.zLH4oVCU.dpuf
Does your little one like to dance, have fun and show off their moves? I remember when my daughter was younger she simply loved music, she loved to dance and was such a happy baby. Waking up my little darling, was always a morning person. I may not have been sunny and bright eyed, but my little girl was, so this made me smile, and start the day on the right foot.  - See more at: http://www.susansdisneyfamily.com/search?updated-max=2014-09-04T07:34:00-04:00&max-results=5&start=25&by-date=false#sthash.zLH4oVCU.dpuf


 This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.
- See more at: http://www.susansdisneyfamily.com/search?updated-max=2014-09-04T07:34:00-04:00&max-results=5&start=25&by-date=false#sthash.zLH4oVCU.dpuf
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