Sell your bridal gown (wedding dress) on

December 30th, 2008

If you have a bridal gown that’s collecting dust in your closet, why not sell it and use the extra cash for something nice?

Right now is looking for used bridal gowns. Sellers post dresses at no cost (100% free, no strings attached!)

Smartbride –

December 1st, 2008

Recently I started a new website called SmartBride. It’s an online bridal gown consignment site which allows buyers and sellers to connect up for free. There is a lack of good used wedding dress sites online, and I thought this would be fun to use. Right now we’re looking for used wedding gowns, so if you have one and would like to sell it at no cost, please check out the site:

Easy Gluten Free Toddler Food

February 12th, 2008

Here’s a few of my favorite easy, fast, microwavable foods for our daughter:

1. Amy’s gluten free Mac & Cheese. Both boxed and frozen are great–though the frozen seems to have a more creamy consistency

2. Ian’s gluten free Fish Sticks

3. Bell and Evans gluten free chicken nuggets

4. Dr. Praegers gluten free frozen products: Spinach Littles, Sweet Potato Littles, etc

5. Peas of Mind puffets (there are several gluten free flavors)

And for on the go snacks, gluten free pretzels and the “Just Tomatoes” line of dried fruit is great (Just Strawberries & Bananas is great)

Too Faced mascara…similar to Kiss Me

February 12th, 2008

I recently bought Too Faced’s lash injection mascara and love it. It’s very similar to Kiss Me, though it’s not as oil proof as Kiss Me (it sometimes slightly smudges w/my oily skin), but the overall quality is great–it gives much thicker lashes than Kiss Me and can be layered. I’m super happy with it.

Great neck cream

February 12th, 2008

In follow up to my previous post of my favorite neck cream treatments, I’ve recently started using Bliss Spa’s Thinny thin chin and really like it. It’s much lighter than Dr Brandt’s V-Zone neck cream, so it’s nice for a change of pace.

Toddler 411

February 12th, 2008

As a big fan of Baby 411, I recently bought Toddler 411 and am equally as happy. Though if you’re having sleep problems with you child, sleep is covered in full in Baby 411, so I’d suggest getting that one, or going to the library/bookstore and reading that chapter. The sleep advice in these books has been priceless. Our 15 month year old sleeps 12-14 hours a night and all we do to put her to sleep is read books and then put her in her crib (wide awake) and kiss her goodnight and tell her we love her. I don’t know where we’d be if I didn’t follow the advice in these great books.

favorite sippy cups

February 12th, 2008

I’ve finally found a sippy cup that doesn’t spill (a necessity for us since my daughter loves to tip it upside down). Nuby’s sippy cups are great–they haven’t spilled yet and she loves using them.

Blackhead removal tool

January 4th, 2008

For several years now I’ve been using this great tool I got from Bliss Spa. It’s the Antoine de Paris blackhead extractor. As Bliss says on their website, “if you’re going to ‘pick’, you might as well properly equip.” So true!

I’m a picker–I admit it–I cannot stand the sight of a big blackhead on my nose. But unfortunately in the past (before I had this tool) I had broken some of those tiny capillaries around the crease of my nose–not good! So this tool is great–it’s the same thing they use in spas. I use it right after I shower, when my skin is well steamed and the blackheads are softened.

favorite anti-aging neck treatment

October 29th, 2007

Call me crazy, but I’m paranoid of a sagging neck when I get older. I wear sunscreen religiously on my neck and chest, but lately have been trying different products for night and under sunscreen. I’ve come up with two products I really like.

The first is called “Face and Body Nutrients, Anti Aging Mist” by Acqua. This is super light and moisturizing but not in a greasy or thick way. It’s totally compatable with oily/acne prone skin (mine!) I use this on my face (night only) and then neck and chest morning and night. I got this at Preston Wynne spa in Los Gatos.

Then at night on top of that I’ve been using Dr Brandt’s V-Zone Neck Cream. Thick, but not greasy. Really nice for the neck and chest. I got this at Sephora.

new favorite face sunscreen

October 29th, 2007

Just when I thought I would look no further than the Derma Doctor sunscreen, I was in NYC and the airline lost my bags, so I had to beeline to Saks 5th Avenue in the morning before my meetings! I went straight to the Laura Mercier counter to get make up, and came across their oil free spf 15 sunscreen. I love it! It’s very light–lighter than Derma Doctor–and has lavender, so it’s great for oily or sensitive skins. This combined with the Laura Mercier mineral make up line is pure face bliss :-)