Sephora Sale Picks💄

The Sephora sale only happens a few times a year and I use it as a time to stock up on all my essentials and to also try out some new products since this is a HUGE discount for makeup items especially. I will name a few of my favorites and why I love them below. I am VERY selective when it comes to makeup and skincare so I really only talk about my absolute favorites in this post- most of the products in the first image are products I have been using for over a year most of them I have used for 3+ years and have tried out other products but keep coming back to these. I linked all my favorites below!

Hourglass Bronzer: I have literally tried 15+ different bronzers all at different price points. This one is not cheap but its the only one that does not make me look orange and I can use it all year long. This layers really nicely so if you want a little more color in the summer I can easily just add a little extra.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: These is another splurge item but it smells SO good and it also gives me hair a textured almost messy (but still neat) look. I usually flip my head over and spray on my roots after I curly or blow dry and it adds a ton of volume.

IGK First Class dry Shampoo- this stuff is GOLD. I have tried every drug store dry shampoo and some dry bar ones and none of them even come close to this one. It doesn’t leave a white residue and it actually works. This has helped me go days in between washes.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation: this is a relatively new product for me but I absolutely love it. I wanted something I could wear daily and had a more buildable coverage and also something I could feel good about wearing on my skin daily. THIS IS IT! I have noticed such a huge difference in my skin after I started using this and I don’t worry about wearing it daily since it doesn’t clog your pores and is actually helping your skin.

These are just a few of my favorites! I linked some others below along with some new products I purchased to try out! The sale runs through April 19th so stock up now!

xo Tara

Nursery Reveal 👶🏻 🍼

I am SOO excited to finally share this room with you guys! This has been a work in progress for the last few months and I am so happy with how it came out 😭. I will say getting furniture during these times is not easy! We waited several months for most items to come in. Most of the larger pieces are from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child linked HERE. I loved these pieces because mostly eveything (minus the glider) can be used for years and years.

Some other items we picked out like our rug was from boutique rugs (we actually got all of our rugs from here and they are amazing quality and the designs looks super expensive for the low price tag) The one we decided on is linked HERE. Some of my other favorite items are THIS lamp linked here. I also linked some of the other little decorative items below!

Rug linked below. TNSTYLED60 will get you 60 percent off all rugs

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Spring Kitchen Update🌷

So I may say this about every season (maybe not Winter) but Spring is one of my favorite times of year! The weather starts to warm up and flowers start to bloom. It also Easter time! I love getting my house ready and adding some pops of color and pastel florals.

I wish I had time to always have fresh florals in my house but there are so many options for fake flowers and they are just so much easier. I picked up some fake tulips to do some table decor with and some florals to put on my island the other day from Michaels and they were all on sale for 40% off. I linked everything up below as well as a few pretty spring dresses that are on sale right now! Hope everyone is having a good week we are almost to Friday! woo!

Leopard Skirt Styling Ideas 🐆

Leopard Skirt (Amazon Find and works well with or without a bump wearing a size small) | Band Tee | Leather Jacket | Denim Jacket | Steve Madden Sneakers | Golden Goose Sneakers (Similar less expensive linked HERE | Black Booties | Valentino Pumps (Similar less expensive linked HERE |

I absolutely love leopard print and I honestly consider it a neutral now LOL. The print is so easy to mix and match and you can easily add a fun pop to your wardrobe with a leopard skirt or even shoes or a belt. I found this skirt on Amazon a few weeks ago and I first of all thought it was at great price point and the quality is great for the price as well. Another thing I love about this skirt is it is comfy to wear if you have a baby bump (if you don’t follow me on instagram I am 7 months pregnant). I have struggled finding cute maternity clothing that I like so I was exciting to find this skirt.

I styled this skirt a bunch of different ways (photographed above) and I plan to continue to wear it as the weather gets warmer. It makes the perfect transition piece! Everything is linked!

Easy & Healthy Yogurt Bark Snack Idea 🍓

I always find myself reaching for a late night snack and I need something easy and fast most nights. I love greek yogurt and wanted to find a way to mix it up a little! It is still freezing here in New Jersey but this would also make such a good treat in the summer since it is frozen.

There are so many variations of this recipe another thing I love about it! You can use any flavor greek yogurt or even plain yogurt and add in a little agave or honey to add a little sweetness! For toppings, you can use any fresh or frozen fruit. I usually use frozen since I always keep frozen fruit in my freezer for smoothies. Next is the peanut butter, my favorite! I have also used nutella too and it is equally as good! Tip for when you spread the Peanut butter or nutella- microwave it for a few seconds so it it can be poured onto the yogurt a little easier. Some other toppings you can add are nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, and granola. Super simple and done with a minimal mess in the kitchen. My kinda recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt (any flavor Vanilla and Strawberry are my favorites but plain yogurt with some honey/agave to sweeten it is also good. I personally like full fat yogurt but you can use any type!)
  • Frozen or Fresh Berries
  • Coconut (you can toast is too!)
  • 2 tbsp Melted Peanut butter or Nutella

Directions:

Spread a layer of yogurt on wax paper and add in all your toppings. I usually melt the nut butter so it drizzles easier. Put in the freezer for 2-3 hours and crack into pieces. Store in the freezer until ready to eat.

Baby Registry Must Haves👶🏻

I have been meaning to get to this post for a while now but I wanted to makes sure I really looked into these products + had honest reviews from friends and other online sources before I recommended any of them. There are SO many products out there and it could be so hard especially when you have to pick items before the baby’s arrival. One of the best pieces of advice I got when making my registry is to register for the must haves for when baby comes home and also to think about what the baby will need 6 months from now so I included a bunch of different items!

  1. Duo Meal Station Food Maker 6 in 1 Food Processor with Steam Cooker- This was a very highly recommended product and it has some really cool features. I know I definitely want to make my own baby food and it can be time consuming and this system makes it so much easier. Everything you could possibly need is included in this. I know I wont need this until a few months after the baby is born but nutrition and health and always been very important to me and I want to make sure baby has the sam nutritious meals! This system cooks, blends, warms and defrosts all in one and it can also be used as a sterilizer so it will save so much counter space! The other thing I love about this system is (the XL) holds enough to make food for a week and the steaming and blender can be used at the same time to save even more time.
  2. Kiinde System – This is another item that will make your life 10x easier. I like this because it can be used for a while even after you are done breast feeding or if you choose not to breast feed you can still store formula in the disposable bags and have less bottle clean up! This system allows you to pump directly into the disposable bags and snap them into the bottle to feed directly from there or to store in your freezer for later use. The system also comes with a warmer. This can later be transitioned and used to store baby food on the go!
  3. Miku Baby Monitor– I did extensive research on baby monitors! This one is top of the line! This monitor allows you to track real time breathing without the use of wires or wearables (most monitors the baby needs to wear something while sleeping to track this and I didn’t love this idea) it also has real time talk, HD video and sound, lullabies and monitors humidity and temperature in the room. The brand also gave me a 20% off code to use on a new Miku Smart Baby monitor its “MPtnstyled20”
  4. 4moms MamaRoo Seat- the number of swings and baby seats out there is CRAZY. I must have looked at about 10 different seats and swings and had no idea which was the best. Every baby is different and some people have told me their baby loved the swing while others didn’t care for it. This swing had hundreds of 5 star reviews and also came highly recommended to me from some of my other mama friends. I also liked that this one isn’t huge and doesn’t take up a ton of space.
  5. Babymoov Lovenest Head Support Pillow- All I have to say on this is read the reviews! There are over 4k 5 star reviews on this product and people RAVE about it. Its only $20 and can be easily picked up and moved from bassinet to stroller or wherever baby goes. There are many reviews on this saying that Doctors told parents their baby may need to wear a helmet (which I found out is pretty common) and after using this any issue they had cleared up. This product was also designed by pediatricians!
  6. Snoo Bassinet– This was a major splurge item and I went back and forth with it for a while. We looked into the Halo bassinet as well, and decided to go with the Snoo for many reasons. We love that there is a built in sound machine, breathable mesh walls, and an area where he swaddle secures to the bed so baby can stay on his back without having to worry about rolling over. It also has an app where you can track everything. We felt that this would give us a-lot of peace of mind at night since being a first time parent is stressful enough!

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