Hey Beautiful, As promised on my Youtube channel I’m here to update you on my Biotherm experience. I love skincare. It is after all our biggest organ and shows signs of aging first. It’s the first impression you make… on a closer look. It’s easy […]
Currently spending some family time in Ontario & wanted to check in with you guys. On Saturday we leave for the Caribbean and I couldn’t be more excited. Ocean, mountains and breeze! Whenever I am in beautiful places I feel like I can see […]
Hey Beauty, I was just looking through my Insta feed at all the gorgeous inspo accounts and travelling babes and was wondering how some of them take their photos. What camera and stuff because some images do look higher resolution than others. I figured maybe […]
Just got snowed in and it’s looking so beautiful outside. I never used to like wearing a big coat as a kid but now all I want to be is cozy wrapped up and warm when it gets cold outside. Living in Canada we face a lot of snow and some bitter cold days.
If you’re like me then you love saving money on clothes so you can just buy more often. I would search high and low for a cool winter jacket that not everyone has. I don’t like those generic stores at the mall. I prefer shopping online where I can take my time and check prices and feel inspired to get something a bit different looking.
I was so happy when I came across ASOS because I used to think it was pricey until I realized it actually has some great deals.
I found some cute and classic winter coats under $150 that will work for everyone. And I don’t think you have to spend $300 and up to look good. These jackets are good quality and you can make them last a few years. If you pick a basic colour it will be in style for a really long time.
What do you think of this faux fur cozy jacket? It’s so in right now and actually belongs to my mom. But I’m def going to have to snatch it up in those cold days. lol
Hey Beautiful, finally got some sun today. I re-designed my blog with a new theme. What do you think? I feel like it’s more interactive! And this way there is more photos to look at, instead of scrolling through each post! December 1st marks the […]
As promised on my Youtube channel I’m here to update you on my Biotherm experience. I love skincare. It is after all our biggest organ and shows signs of aging first. It’s the first impression you make… on a closer look.
It’s easy to retouch your insta photos but isn’t it discouraging when your skin is really not looking too hot and your only in your 20s? Are signs of parties and sleepless nights starting to show? Maybe even those fake tanning beds you underestimated, and forgetting to wear sunblock! So many things that all reflect on your skin. You can even tell how healthy you eat by how clean your skin is.
All these things I never used to care for until I hit my late 20s. Let’s just say I’m a bit more conscious now.
About a week ago I started using the Biotherm Oxygen Line. I have the melting gel cleanser, the strengthening serum, pore minimizing lotion and the cooling gel. It promises pore minimizing and anti aging within 7 days of using. Here are my results.
I LOVE all of them. I don’t normally use this many products but I have been giving it a real try using them all at the same
time except for the cleanser ( use it once/ day) the pore minimizing lotion is like a refreshing water that absorbs completely into your skin. Sooo nice. Serums are my favourite so this one is no exception. One pump will do your whole face and neck. The cooling gel is exactly what it promises, Cooling! Watch me apply it on my youtube below!
My skin overall has less redness and looks more even. When applying my makeup it feels hydrating all day and doesn’t leave my makeup crusty at the end of the day. My face is left with a matte finish so I am reaching for a highlighter to complement the daily look. I have no dry spots or breakouts after using it. Sooo happy. The price point of Biotherm isn’t always the most inexpensive but for how long this will last me I think it’s a great investment.
What’s your favourite skincare Product?
Hey beautiful, Winter came way faster than I anticipated and so did my dry skin! But no stressing over here because this year my skin will be so different. I have my little coconut oil secret that has kept my skin feeling amazing all summer […]
Fashion posts are my fav. I just love looking at pretty clothes.
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I’ve also fallen victim to this everyday easy bun hairstyle. The best choice in the summer heat.
It’s starting to cool down at night though and when it’s not super sunny the temperature can feel slightly chilly during the day and so it’s the perfect time to whip out Denim Jackets. Is anyone else super excited for fall? I have been guilty of fall shopping already. I just can’t resist envisioning layered outfits with some cozy boots. I think it’ll be time to bring out my Hunter’s again this Fall too. YAY!
I always see other Blogs post about their favourite fashions under $100 and I thought it’s perfect to share some cute denim jackets with you guys. I was on the hunt for so long until I came across this really cute one from Rosegal ( get it here). I def didn’t think spending over $100 was appropriate. I don’t like spending more than $100 on anything, Let’s be real! Haha
So excited, I was able to get a Coupon code as well for you guys to shop on Rosegal. They have some really good deals right now and my Denim Jacket was only $25.92 ! You can use code Rosegalxie !!! Let me know what you get!
Which denim jacket is your favourite?
- My husband bringing me coffee… he just gets me 😛
- Being able to watch my niece and her help me with my crazy babies
- Ny is walking so well. Any new developments are so exciting and I am so thankful for them
- M is learning to ride his bike and doing so awesome. Every time he falls he just gets right back up
- My social media following is continuously growing and I am so happy to share it all with you guys!
What are you grateful for?
I also filmed a haul ( linked below) where I mentioned some other clothes I got from Rosegal. You can find the links to everything in the description of my Video. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there.
xo, Tabea Aleida
Hey Beautiful, Finally my long awaited H&M package arrived at my doorstep. The shipping was fast, but when you’re used to Amazon Prime deliveries than anything longer than 3 days seems like too long. I was super excited for my espadrilles. Turns out they are […]
Today I am bringing you a post with my little angel Ny. She is growing so fast and is making huge improvements in standing and taking first steps. Still holding on but I am sure in a couple of weeks she will start walking on her own. Any mom can relate how bittersweet those moments are. I loved when M started walking. More hand space to carry everything else, lol. So I am excited but sad at the same time.
I have had the hardest time in finding good shoes that fit her and wouldn’t slip off by the time I put her in them.
Something that isn’t easy to just take off on her own. I came across Nina Kids Shoes and I love them. They have a section of shoes for early walkers so the shoes are perfectly designed for those first steps. They also keep her feet nicely on the ground to help balance herself. She has made such great progress since wearing their shoes. And they are so cute to top it off. We got the silver and pink snake skin sneakers.
She loves them, can you tell?!
Here are five things I am grateful for today
- BC fires haven’t come near our home yet
- thankful for my babies and husband.
- so happy we get to work with some great companies
- enjoying lots of playtime outside
- my coffee, as always, lol
What are you grateful for?
What an amazing summer we are having. It’s super hot and sunny for days. So lucky.
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I realized I don’t even have a proper pair of cute summer shoes anymore. I am always in flip flops and
I need to get some new cute ones. Not just casual ones. I am 98% casual so that’s hard. I have been loving the Espadrille trend so I have been searching and searching. I saw a fellow blogger post some photos with the Ralph Lauren Danitas and fell in love. I know the price isn’t high but I couldn’t help but look for a cheaper version and found something similar on the H&M site. They have them in Black and Powder Pink, so cute! To add to my order I put a couple more pink shirts into my basket. Here’s what I got!
Sometimes they have free shipping too, so that’s a help! Signing up for their newsletter can notify you when they have deals on. I only shop things that are on sale!
Do you guys love the blush pink trend?
I am so grateful for
- all the comments on my Youtube about my weight loss challenge. They make my day
- got to take some cute photos of my babies
- Ny will be 1 at the end of the month and I am so grateful for her little soul
- Had an espresso shot in my coffee. That did the job 🙂
- M always makes me laugh even when I am not in the best mood he makes it all better.
What got you excited today?
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Took my babies downtown this morning to shoot for an upcoming post on my Instagram. I love being able to show M new things. We walked along the dock and looked at the boats and he got to push Ny in her stroller. They’re honestly so cute. They have so much love.
My babies make me so happy. I am vlogging today. Starting a little challenge on my YouTube channel. You guys can do it with me. It’s a 10lb weight loss challenge and the first video goes live tomorrow morning.
I will try and stick with daily vlogging. This way i I’ll be able to keep you guys in the loop on all my progress. I want to be more active and healthy and lose some weight while doing that. Ny will be a year old next month so I am challenging myself to make it happen.
I picked a basic all black outfit with a denim jacket for today. Super comfortable with some Converse. You can shop a similar outfit here.
Today I am so grateful that
- My babies are so close in age … I pray they stay best friends
- Having M as my photographer has made my life so much easier
- The weather was perfect. A bit cloudy and cool after a hot day yesterday
- The Mango I had for lunch even though it was only half way ripe
- Found my fav wispie lashes at Walmart. Yay!
What are you grateful for?
Feeling a bit tired. Maybe I can sneak a little nap in.
xo, Tabea 💕
Keeping super busy with the babies, and working from home and cooking and cleaning. I wonder how other moms do it all? Do you ever feel overwhelmed?
Having a new routine and all the changes aren’t always easy to juggle. Trying my best. I took a bit of a break over the weekend. sort of. I didn’t do as many things as I do on an everyday basis. I am sure you know what I am talking about. Tomorrow I will have to make a To do list so I can stay on top of things without distractions.
I hope you are all having a great day! Stay positive! Tomorrow is a new day!
Im so grateful for
- my kids… they are so full of energy and keep me going
- the bible app on my phone – anytime I need a pick- me-up
- cut some roses for a bouquet – nothing better than the smell of fresh flowers.
- my coffee… that i am still drinking… I’ve gotten used to cold coffee by now. lol
- our everyday walks – super refreshing and cleansing
What made your day today?
Don’t forget to share my post with your friends, you’ll make my day!
Spent a great day with the babies and got some groceries done, did my everyday cleaning routine. Continued with Ny’s sleep training. That has been the hardest thing recently. Her going to sleep on her own will be the best for her in the long run, so I just have to suck it up and get through it. Hearing her cry, because she is used to me rocking her to sleep, is rough. Today is day 3 of sleep training and its gone so well. Huge improvement!
I was looking through my closet and once again noticed how I am a huge fan of basics. I tried to find a ruffled blouse or anything more playful and romantic and I literally couldn’t find one piece. I like the idea of cute blouses and girly clothes but then always catch myself buying more white T’s and crop tops. It just always looks better on everyone else. I thought I would share some pieces that I like during Nursing. Basics come in handy and you don’t have to spend crazy amounts of money on nursing friendly clothing. Having a baby is already pricey as it is, so having to buy nursing bras just adds to the burden. I found some pieces I like that you may already have in your closet.
- Crop tops – super easy to lift up without a lot of shirt in the way
- Camis make it super easy to fold down – some even come with a nursing friendly clasp
- Low cut shirts
- Kimonos – great for covering up in public
- Sports bras
Today I got a lot accomplished on the Blog and that made me so happy. I launched some new pages so it’s all more organized. We know I am a declutter freak as you can tell from my Youtube Videos. I think you will love the Shop I added as well.
I got the kids dressed up so we could go take some photos over by the beach but was more than disappointed that all the rain has all our beaches closed off from the high waters. So sad! Hopefully the whole summer isn’t ruined. We ended up getting some Old fashion glazed Timbits ( M’s fav) and a Tim Hortons Iced Coffee ( my fav) which made it all better, lol. My other half is currently away and I am missing him so much even though I just saw him yesterday.
Ny got some cute new bows from @pearls_and_studs in the mail that I just had to show you guys. You can get them here. I love these headbands so much because they fit so perfectly and she never tries to take them off. I love adding a bandana bib, especially over white clothes just to make sure they don’t stain because I am terrible at washing whites. How cute are her bloomers? I picked out some similar pieces so you can recreate her outfit.
Five things that made me happy today…
- Spending time with my family
- My new apartment
- the mail lady 😛
- finished decorating my babies room
- the time I have to work on my blog
What made you happy today?
Don’t forget to share this post with your friends, you’ll make my day!
I am thinking of starting a posting schedule on my Youtube and Blog. What do you think?
Dear Diary, Ever since I ditched the fake lashes and the heavy foundation my skin has recovered from my seasonal dry patches. I have been using coconut oil as a moisturizer. It’s greesy but nothing beats natural. Here are my current everyday favourite products to […]
Feeling pretty refreshed after an uninterrupted sleep of 6 hours. It’s been a crazy few days of Ny not sleeping in the evenings and essentially me not getting to bed till 1am only to get up again around 4:30am.
Today I was thinking of videos I could film and what might be helpful to my viewers. If anyone is in the same boat as me as a stay at home mom then they know what it’s like to wonder how you can contribute to the family income. I came up with a list of things that I will explain more in my new video. Thought I would share them here on my blog with everyone as well.
Here we go
- WRITE AN EBOOK ( fitness, nutrition, food guide, motivation, kids, etc)
- PERSONAL TRAINER AT HOME – make a gym in your basement
- AESTHETICIAN – do nails, eyelashes, offer services
- HAIR DRESSER – self explanatory 😛
- SELL THINGS ON KIJIJI – USED CLOTHES, FURNITURE, THRIFTING
- OFFER SKYPE/ PHONE SESSIONS AS LIFE COACH, MOTIVATION, FOOD
- START AN ONLINE SHOP
- START AN IN HOME DAYCARE
- BE A VLOGGER
- START A BLOG
The first 8 I think are things you can make money fairly quickly with. The last two may require quite a bit of time and effort but for anyone who has the time and interest it’s definitely worth starting a Blog or Youtube Channel.
Here is the video where I explain everything a bit more. Hope you enjoyed this post. It would make my day if you shared it with your friends 🙂
And again here are my five things that I am grateful for
- You reading this blog post!
- my computer that helps me work on my social media business
- the baby monitor so I can watch Ny sleep as I get some sunshine outside
- The avocados that are finally ripe and ready to eat after sitting on my counter for days lol
- Listening to the birds sing and seeing Gods amazing creation
What are you grateful for today?
Dear Diary, Feeling pretty accomplished today. Went for a walk with the babies, ate pretty healthy – until I couldn’t resist those caramel drumsticks in my freezer, uploaded a Youtube video, completed some emails and collabs, reorganized some storage items in the house, did my […]
just wrapped up our first Camping Trip as a Family of four! Originally we were supposed to stay in the trailer but then decided to tent for the fun of it. More for the kids, not so much for me. Who would have thought one day I would complain about a sore neck and back after roughing it on an air mattress in the cold?! Lol
We spent such a great time with family and got to go to this little beach and throw rocks and watch the waves go by. Being outdoors and taking in this earths beauty is what life is about.
So here are five things I’m grateful for today
1. Spending time with my family
2. 7 years of marriage to my best friend
3. Listening to the birds chirping as I write this post outside
4. The beautiful weather today • 27 degrees Celsius and sunshine
5. Tanning my really pasty white legs
Life is great!
What are you grateful for today?
Oh Spring, as much as I love it. It’s a hard season to get used to. Rain, Sun, Rain, more Rain, then some sun and then some more Rain. But I guess the Flowers need it to grow so I will be ok with it, since there is nothing better than some beautiful spring flowers. Speaking of growing, a change of season can bring on some personal growth too. Those are my favourite. Change into a new direction. Finding something better. Improving your life. This is where Adulting comes in. I’ve done my fair share of Adulting so here are some bare necessities to complete if you want to be taken serious as an adult!
- Wake up early! Adults have things to do and don’t have the luxury of sleeping in till 2pm.
- Get a job! – financing yourself is essential
- Move out or start paying rent – having bills teaches you responsibilities
- Do your own laundry – stop relying on mom to do it all
- Make a budget – learn not to overspend so you stay out of financial trouble
- Pay Bills on time – having bad credit can ruin a big chunk of your adult years
- Cut out negative people from your life, they won’t help you move in the right direction
Check out the video I filmed talking more about my Adulting Tips!
Tabea Aleida ❤︎
Ever since I have had babies I am all over the Holidays. I love the traditions and surprising them. Seeing the look on M’s Face is priceless as he gets to open presents for two… until Ny is bigger. Then they will probably argue about who got the better gift. As much as I love the commercial side of everything I grew up as a strong Christian and I think it’s important to pass on the true story behind why we celebrate this holiday. I want my kids to grow up knowing Jesus and what he has done for us.
On Good Friday M got to do his first Egg Hunt and he could barely wait all day. We coloured some eggs in the morning and hid them later on. That was a tradition I grew up with. It’s one of my favourite memories. We would colour eggs with my Oma and then have an egg hunt with all my cousins. The basket you see him carrying is actually my mom’s and she was egg hunting with it already in 1959. lol unbelievable that she has kept it all this time. Things were still made to last back then. haha
Today is Sunday and we had a traditional German Turkey Dinner and spent some quality time with my side of the family. I am staying with my mom for a bit and the kids are having a great time since they don’t get to spend much time with their Oma and Abuelo. This morning I got M and N dressed up for some quick Easter shots. I think they turned out so cute and I hope you like them.
M’s sweater is from Old Navy and Ny’s dress is from Winners.
I am thinking about making them their own Instagram. What do you guys think I should call it?