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New from Green People: Quinoa & Artichoke Haircare

20 Jul

Green People Artichoke and Quinoa Haircare

There is a brand new product from one of my favorite cosmetic lines Green People you need to know about. The Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner. Yes, I received testers for the both but I would honestly not write about them if I didn’t like them. Plus I know I never ever have to worry about the nasty stuff we all need to be afraid of nowadays like parabens, artificial perfumes, phthalates, colorants, and other chemicals I can’t even pronounce and/or write whenever I use their products. Green People’s products are as natural as they get and that’s why I’m always super excited whenever a new “member” is born.

So. Back to the shampoo – the first thing I noticed is the smell! I could swear I smell ginger but apparently not – it must be the mix of artichoke and quinoa then that smell exactly like ginger! Did anyone else try it and notice that or am I the only one? It’s delicious! Plus the shampoo contains proteins from the quinoa and eight essential amino acids that coat your hair and gives them volume. If you’re looking for magic you definitely need a magic wand to go with but I can tell you that the shampoo alone will make your hair first smell like ginger and definitely give you some extra volume and beautiful shiny hair! Are there any organic products you swear by?
 

Beautiful Prints from Poppy & Hester

19 Jun

Poppy & Hester

I received the sweetest email from Kate Alsanjak, a designer of Poppy & Hester children wear as she wanted to present me her lovely collection and she also kindly sent a few pieces for Tila to try out and needless to say we both love them!

Poppy & Hester

Poppy & Hester

I can’t get over the gorgeous colorful Multi Block Print Top and the lovely Coral Stars Top with the sweetest frill detail.

Poppy & Hester

She has also sent Tila these sweet Bow Hairclips that go perfectly on her little side buns and make her look deceivingly sweet and peaceful and the softest and most gorgeous Cardigan made from bamboo and lambs wool I’d love to own.

You should also check their other two darling Agnes Ruffle Tops and this Ada Skirt – isn’t it beautiful? And look at this little girl in their violet Flowers Print Dress – couldn’t you just eat her up?

Poppy and Harry is all about beautiful, fun but practical clothing for girls between 6 months and 8 years. They are committed to being ethnical as possible and they use only the best materials like organic cotton and an extra soft blend of bamboo and wool and they even have their fabric designs printed in the UK. Rare but so appreciated features in this kind of business today
 

New Nadadelazos SS15 and a Huge Sale on Their Previous Collections

9 Apr

Nadadelazos SS15

I won’t even start on how amazing the new collection from Nadadelazos is. Simply because pictures speak louder than words. I love their simple, fun and so kids appealing prints and colors just perfect for the summer.

And the thing I love the most is that their clothes fit for several years. I still have a few pieces left from their first collection that I bought for Tila and even though they have been worn and washed a lot they still look like new. Most of them are waiting on Talan and there is one pair of pants she actually still wears! So a brand definitely worth the investment!

And all their previous collections are reduced by 50% or more, did you know that? I have already robbed most of their stocks. Have you seen baby T in their Leaf Jumpsuit already?
 

Piupia: New Spring/Summer Collection and SALE

30 Mar

Piupia tee and shorts

Have you seen the new spring/summer Piupia collection already? I seriously don’t understand how they do it but every single collection of theirs is so different (and even cuter) than their last one! They don’t really have signature styles or patterns (expect for their brand logo, the Piupia chick) they just surprise us with a brand new range every single time. I love that and I’m always so excited and very impatient to see what are they cooking up next.

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I just went to check their site last week and couldn’t resist grabbing some stuff off of their sales shelves! I’m just so so mad at myself for missing their leggings and and onesies (do you rembember them?) – they are all gone! All! Arrgh!

Piupia Skirt

Talan got this cute sweater and I can’t wait to show it to you – do check my Instagram *wink wink*. But I think we need more pieces from them before the summer. I can just see him in their super darling culottes (how cute is this word? I could say it all day long!) and their mexican inspired tees and what about this donkey vest? I could literally have every single item from this collection. The only thing that bothers me is that Tila is too big for their Donkey Skirt already. What a pitty.
 

NEW Tinted DD Moisturiser from Green People

16 Mar

Green People DD Tinted Cream

I’m such a big fan of Green People products as you can see from my previous reviews here, here and here. Their products never leave me cold so I’m always so excited when I get a chance to try out something new from them because I know it’s going to be amazing. And this time is no different.

DD Cream Green People Ingredients

I received a bottle of their new Tinted Moisturiser and from a girl that didn’t use any foundation at all(except on special occasions) I became the one that doesn’t leave the house without it. But I have a great excuse: organic Age Defy+ Tinted Moisturisers from Green People is as natural as it gets and contrary to other foundations it’s actually beneficial to your skin thanks to the Sea Fennel stem cells it contains that supposedly stimulate cell renewal, reduce age spots, firm and renew your skin. It also contains the natural SPF15 protection which defends your skin against harmful sun rays. And the natural Earth Mineral Pigments are the ones that give you a lightweight soft coverage.
I love it how it gives me a super quick put-together look every morning before taking Tila to her kindergarten so I don’t scare all her little “classmates” to death! It doesn’t give you full coverage but when I need that I just use their Multi-Active Pencil Concealer underneath – it’s perfect to cover those under eye bags and any red spots.

Foundation comes in two shades; medium and light toned but you can also order try-out sachets to test it out first
 

Ellie Fun Day: Blankets That are so Much More

25 Nov

Ellie Fun Day

I don’t know what took me so long to write this post but I have Ellie Fun Day in my bookmarks for ages (well moths but still far too long). They design the most beautiful baby blankets made by marginalized women in India in order to help them become self-sustaining.

Ellie Fun Day

Ellie Fun Day

The blankets are made from the softest organic muslin cotton and hand-embroidered to perfection by hand by the same women.
The Ellie Fun Day is named by the founders own baby blanket that gave her the sense of warmth and security when she needed them the most. And she wants to share that same cozy feeling with her heirloom blankets.

Ellie Fun Day

Ellie Fun Day

They have eight different motives to choose from (what’s your favorite?) and they have also recently added the most gorgeous swaddle wraps that can be easily used as scarf and the most darling bibs I’ve ever seen and Talan needs in his life!

Ps. How cute is the sleeping baby on the first photo? My eyes are literally popping out hearts!
 

The New Collection from Piupia: As Cute as Can be!

21 Oct

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Piupia Talan

Have you seen Piupia’s the latest collection? I’ve been their fan since their first one but their current pieces are just ridiculous! Ridiculously cute I mean. Talan received this super darling Rain Jumper and the matching Rain Hat and I would make him wear them all the time if I could or if he wouldn’t be drooling all over his clothes like a… well… a baby! But he needs more. Ok, I do. For him.

Piupia AW14

Something like their Furry Leggings (in ALL four colors). And they also have the most adorable Animal Bodysuits to match those cute Leggings. Now, I just realized my poor baby boy doesn’t own a Layered Onesie and the temperatures are dropping all the way down to 8°C this week (!) so he needs something as cute warm as this, right?

Piupia Bear Dress

Do you have a baby girl? Try to look away from these two Bear Dresses! They almost make me want to dress Talan up in one. Would that make me a bad mother? If I made sure he’d never find out I did it?

If you don’t know about Piupia already you should know that all their garments are made from 100% organic cotton and produced under high quality standards and with locally produced materials to ensure only the best and the most gentle for your baby’s delicate skin. The brand is based in London and all the cute graphics are made by Claudia Carvalho, the owner of Piupia
 

Smart Bamboo One-Piece from Panda and the Sparrow

15 Oct

Panda and the Sparrow Baby Grow

Didn’t I just say that baby Talan has enough of pajamas for a while? Well apparently he needed just one more pair! But I just couldn’t resist this one from Panda and the Sparrow for a few good reasons. For a start it’s made of bamboo and organic cotton that make this sweet one-piece super light, breathable, soft and thermo regulating.

Panda and the Sparrow

And what I love about it the most are the super smart fold-back hands and cuffs that can be slipped over and cover those tiny hands and feet which is such a handy feature especially during the upcoming cold winter nights and especially if you have a baby that pulls off all the socks like mine does!

Plus you get some extra months of wear if your baby starts to outgrow the length of the footies (that must be the reason why they’re called Baby Grows). And the mitten feature is an absolute must-have for the newborns since these must be the only kinds of mittens in the world that are impossible for babies to take off.

ps. Isn’t this colour combination just the coolest one you’ve seen? It kind of reminds me of the footies from the 80’s
 

BAM! Nadadelazos AW14 Collection

7 Oct

Nadadelazos AW14 BJ

Oh I have such a soft spot for Nadadelazos, the Spanish kids brand around since 2011! I’ve been their number one fan since their very first collection. After a year-long pause last year they came back with a bang this spring and yet again they managed to outdo themselves! Their new AW14 collection is more gorgeous than ever! I love how effortlessly cool their pieces look and how easy it is to mix and match them with just about anything. And don’t even get me started on their extremely comfortable designs!

Nadadelazos AW14 BJ2

What I also love about their pieces is that you can easily buy them a size larger and simply roll up jumper sleeves or pant legs and extend the life on clothes this way without compromising on the style!

One of my favorite brands for sure and I bet you feel the same
 

Raspberry Plum: Fun, Vintage, Stylish and Comfy

3 Oct

Raspberry Plum

I noticed these cool girl tights and socks from Raspberry Plum over at 1965 Kids and I couldn’t understand how I haven’t heard about this London-based brand before! It’s new, that’s why!

Its founder is Aleksandra Stasic, born in Serbia but has moved to London as a child where she gratuated at a prestigious Royal College of Art. The Raspberry Plum ethos is a mix of vintage, quirky, timeless and comfortable pieces made from high quality knitted fabrics, when possible organic.

They decided to have their collection manufactured in Serbia to help re-establish their apparel industry which has suffered greatly over the past 20 years. Raspberry Plum leaves absolutely nothing to chance – even their packaging is made from recycled materials and in order to maintain a low carbon footprint they make sure to keep their production within Europe.

Raspberry Plum

They have started out with a line for girls between ages of 1-12 but you can already see their SS15 collection which is full of amazing pieces for boys and babies too!

ps. Everything is 25% off until the end of this week only with a code 21324677!
 

Light and Timeless Clothes from NUN

9 Jul

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I love more than just one style for my kids but if I could only pick one it would be simple, vintage clothes made from natural fabrics like cotton and linen. If you’re not sure what I mean, just check NUN.

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Their clothes stun me every single time. The quality is beyond amazing and their beautiful timeless designs make me want to keep each and every single piece from them – even when they don’t fit my kids anymore! Do you also keep some clothes that you want to pass on to your kids’ kids (grandchildren just sounds too weird too say yet) later in life someday? I wish my parents kept more of my clothes and toys that I could use with my children now so subconsciously I keep a little more than I probably should…

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But look at these photos – how could I get rid off anything? Isn’t the one-piece (the second photo) on baby Talan just the most darling thing you’ve ever seen? And the linen towel he’s sleeping on is something I decided to keep for myself – it is so gorgeous and light and dries out in a matter of minutes! The tunic and shorts the garden gnome is wearing are my favorite pieces for Tila this summer and they are so simple to match with anything. Did you see these onesies yet? I need the grey one for Talan!

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There are a few more pieces from NUN I’d love for you to see on my Instagram
 

Toy Tent from DEUZ

6 Jun

Play Tent DEUZ

How cute is this toy tent from a French brand DEUZ (remember their super cool baby play mat?)? Such a smart twist on the old-fashioned dollhouse! The tents are made in India under Faritrade terms from 100% organic canvas cotton and painted with non-toxic inks. The structure of the tent in made from beech by craftsmen in France and the wood is obtained from local thoughtfully managed forests.

It’s available from DEUZ online boutique from yesterday and it costs €56

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Organic Cotton Baby Range from Lola & Stella

4 Jun

Lola and Stella

There is hardly anything cuter than a baby wearing a set of leggings with cute prints all over his chubby legs. Maybe only a baby that’s wearing a matching hat! Something like these from Lola & Stella – how cool are their geometric animal prints? So baby and parent-friendly at the same time! And there are also blankets and baby teethers (I so need one of these so my baby doesn’t eat one of his socks or swaddles one of these days), everything made from 100% organic cotton
 

PIPUPIA: Soft Organic Baby Clothing

3 Jun

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There are so many organic cotton baby clothing brands already but not all are the same. Some have great quality but boring designs and others can brag with lovely looks but poor quality. But Piupia is one of the rare ones that has it all.
I received a few pieces from their sweet baby collection and the first thing I noticed is how incredibly soft and thick they all were. And the super cute prints made me use my high pitch voice. I just love their adorable bright-color illustrations and the contrasting pattern combinations. So fresh, unique and baby appropriate.

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The graphics are made by Claudia Carvalho, the founder of Piupia and all materials are locally sourced. A lot of effort is also put into providing the best comfort possible by using soft elastic bands, non-scratch tags (there should be a rule about that!) and comfortable designs that are easy to dress and undress – one of my favorite features these days as timing is everything with a super wiggly snail baby that needs to be changed about one hundred times a day. Ok, maybe a little less but it certainly feels like that many.

Ps. There are a few designs on sale right now but hurry up as they are selling out super fast!

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New Mom Design House Pillows

5 May

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I have already blogged about New Mom Design Etsy boutique and their beautiful organic range of home textiles but I wanted to show you these two house pillows Elvina most generously sent me. Unfortunately for me, a tiny person came along while I was opening the package and stole them from me! But to her defense – she generously gave one to her baby brother. But who could really blame her? They are so so cute, big and super soft just screaming for the cuddles and they look great anywhere you put them – our big one travels from Tila’a bed, trough all the chairs in the house and ends up on the couch at the end of the day. I kind of wish it would end up there for good but I don’t think that’s really going to happen anytime soon. Oh well.

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And the little one is actually a tooth fairy pillow with a tiny pocket on the front side just big enough for the tooth to be replaced with a tiny gift or a Euro (or a Dollar) bill. What a great idea!

Thank you so much Elvina!