With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d put together a list of presents that I would love to get on February 14th! I realize every lady is different, but I feel like the individual products I’m wishing for are broad enough to relate to anyone. I believe it is really important to spoil yourself during special occasions. Spoiling yourself can be something as simple as taking a thirty minute power nap while someone keeps the kids. However, there are actual products I have been eyeing and cannot wait to get my hands on. I feel like my style is complex and goes in many different directions, so I always end up being surprised at what my actual gifts turn out to be. Derrek always pulls through with incredible presents because he knows exactly what I like (especially now that it is a blog post)
I do not need to justify my need for another pair of shoes, but having a pair of booties is such a gamechanger. A neutral colored bootie is a shoe that can be worn over and over and look like a new pair of shoes with each outfit. They go with everything! I am currently crushing on two pair. The caramel (my favorite color leather) wedge booties from Lila Rose Boutique are so comfy for mamas on the go like me. I can transition them from a business meeting to a playdate at the park.
The other pair I am dying to get is from Solace in Lake City. They posted these on their Instagram, and I fell in love. Suede, fringe, peep toe…what else could one girl need? When I walked in the store and saw them in person, I made sure to point them out to Derrek.
3.YOGA MAT—La Vie Boheme Yoga
For my morning yoga, I’ve been using a plain pink mat I purchased from Amazon. Now that I am practicing yoga constantly I want to invest in my hobby, so I started searching for a printed yoga mat a few weeks ago. I stumbled across a dreamcatcher yoga mat on Instagram, and I fell in love. The mat is from La Vie Boheme Yoga, and they have a range of beautiful printed mats to chose from. The ‘warrior’ and ‘mandala’ mats caught my eye, but the ‘dreamer’ won my heart. Dreamcatchers remind me of my dad because of the ones that I have in my room at his house.
4.PHONE—Samsung Galaxy s5
Since my phone of almost two years decided to go to phone heaven and my upgrade date is right around the corner, figuring out what phone I want to replace it has been on my mind. After polling my friends and family about what is better, the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy s5, I decided to go with the Galaxy. Everyone talked about how amazing the camera is, and I definitely need that. With two active kids and a business to run, a great camera is a must.
5.BATHING SUIT—Triangl Swimwear
With our L.A. trip coming up, I knew I needed to get a new bikini. Taking our littles to the beach while we are there is something we really want to do. Every year I order out of the Victoria’s Secret catalog, but when I saw this swimwear line on a blogger’s fashion post, I had to get a better look. With bright neon colors, flattering styles and supportive tops, they fit my requirements as a breastfeeding mother of two kids. I gravitate towards pink. So the peach and pink combo- poppy peach soda is the one I choose as my first suit of many.
6.USB ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER—Young Living
I cannot get enough of essential oils, you can read more about my love for them here. Every month I restock things we are out of and try new products. This month I treated myself to a USB diffuser for my tablet. I love diffusing because I don’t waste my oils and I am constantly inhaling what I need. Working from home calls for a lot of work being done on my tablet. Sometimes business can be stressful, so inhaling cedarwood and valor are necessary for my sanity.
7. MICRO.MINI- Beauty Blender
I am so thankful that Alexandra Garza showed me what a beauty blender is. I have been hooked since I saw her applying her makeup with it in one of her vlogs. I can see the difference when applying makeup with it and without it. You can read more about it here. They recently came out with a smaller blender for contouring and applying makeup in smaller areas. Every month I get a new beauty blender, and this month I added the contouring blender with my shipment.
8.LIP SHEER—Beauty Counter Scarlet
Every girl needs a great red lip. When my friend and Beauty Counter rep previewed the new lip sheer color Scarlet I knew I had to have it. I love Beauty Counter products because they are non-toxic. You can read more about them here. Their lip sheers are so soft, long-lasting, and most importantly, not sticky! The Scarlet red lip sheer is perfect for all skin colors; I challenge you to try it. You would be surprised what a great red lip can do for you.
9.CERAMIC BOWL—Heart bowl
As a foodie, I love to look at great food posts. I have noticed this really beautiful red heart bowl on different bloggers’ Instagram feeds. When I post photos of my food. I want the presentation to blow you out of the water. I might be guilty of watching too many Top Chef episodes, but I think taste and presentation go hand in hand. I have grown a liking to smoothie bowls for breakfast, and I cannot wait to use my heart bowl for breakfast.
A good hat is a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. Sometimes an outfit is just missing a little something, and a hat can complete the look you are looking for. In other cases, your hair might not be working on your side, and you need to look put together. In this case, you can add a hat and your bad hair day is covered. Post-partum hair loss is something I am dealing with right now. When my baby bangs get the best of me, I just throw on a hat and go about my day. A neutral Panama hat is an accessory that can be worn with many different outfits many different ways. I love this one from JCrew. I can transition it from Spring to Summer.