Monday, 19 March 2018

#Mommymonday : Baby boy's fashion & food haul

Hello lovelies!

In today's episode of #Mommymoday , I'm going to share with you some bits that I got for my little son past week.
I went to Kiabi (where I often like to shop for my son's clothes, as the selection is nice, and the prices are affordable), Decathlon and Bimbo store.

I was looking for a sleeveless hoodie as I think it's great layering piece, especially for this transitional period of the year, when the weather can act a bit crazy... I couldn't find it anywhere, so I did some on-line research, and I found a really cute one available at Decathlon.
The price was € 7.99 and I was able to reserve it on-line and then pick it up in the nearby store the next day!

At Kiabi I picked a pairr of these cool, brown pants (the material is a bit more lightweight, so it's going to be great in warmer spring days.) I had some extra credit to use up so I ended up spending € 0.00 on these ones, but their retail price was € 9.

At Bimbo store (where I got most of the things from this haul), I stumbled upon this crazy sale of Primigi footwear! I couldn't believe it to my eyes! Primigi is one of the italian footwear leaders for kids, premium quality! Their footwear can be a bit pricey (40-50 €), and my son's first walking shoes are actually from this brand (we decided to get him only one pair but great quality shoes, instead of getting several "trendy" pieces, from highstreet brands.) When it comes to child's growing and developing feet, one should not pay attention on trends, but on the quality!
I grabbed this pair for only € 9.99 (which was incredible, and I didn't believe it was true until I actually paid for it, lol!). They didn't have any 21 sizes left, so I bought the 22 (he's now 20, pushing on 21), so these will wait a bit before he gets to wear them (maybe next fall?), but it was certaily worth getting them! Now I'll have to look out for the size 21 (maybe a bit more summery model!).
It wasn't a planned purchase, as I went to Bimbo store primarily to get some food and snacks for my boy, but I couldn't let this amazing offer go!

Next, here are some yoghurts and snacks that I picked at our local supermarket (and Hipp fruit purees I got at Bimbo store).
My son loves to have yoghurt for breakfast and it does good to his digestive system too! I like to but Teddi yoghurts as they're bio (organic) and super amazing.

As far as the fruit purees, I like to prepare them myself, with fresh fruit, but these Hipp ones are great and very practical when we're out & about and he feels like having a little midday treat!

As far as his daily meals are concerned, I steam veggies with Phillips Avent steamer & blender and then I mix it with meat (here I picked turkey, ham, rabbit, beef and veal.)
He now also eats small chunks by himself, of what we eat, but he does this more for fun than for fulfillment, so I tend to still blend main meals for him, and then let him "play" with smaller bits on his own.

These Plasmon, Mellin and Hipp meals based on milk are very easy and quick to prepare. I don't give these to him on a regular basis, but occasionally, for breakfast, or dinner.

These here are some snacks that he loves to snack on during the day...He has 8 teeth now (and 2 more on their way). We tried other forms too, but I ended up eating them, as he didn't care for them. These here are his favourites!

And here are some pasta, creckers and wholegrain cereal's flour (and corn and tapioca flour), that I also like to use when I cook his meals. The flours I use if I need to add a bit of density to the meal (and he actually loves when I add the corn and tapioca flour as it gives such a nice taste!). When we first started weaning, I tried rice flour, but it was making him constipated, so we switched to these other ones.

This was my little food & fashion haul! I hope it was interesting for all the mommas out there :-)

Happy names day to the light of my life, my little son! The great thing about having two names is that momma is gonna shower you with gifts :-)

Happy father’s day to all Dads ❤️ here are some memories from my Dad’s old photo album! My grandfather and my dad when he was just a baby! Today is also my Dad's Josip name day! And my son carries on his name😍

Saturday, 17 March 2018

How-To: Tone Yellow, Brassy, Orange Hair With Purple Shampoo | Toning Hair With Purple Shampoo

Hello beauties!

It's already March and spring is knocking on our doors, It's time to awaken from that long winter's sleep, just as nature does. This goes for our skin and hair too! That's why I decided to dedicate my posts this month to skincare and hair care related topics.
I often get asked how I tone my hair after coloring it at home and which products I use.
I tried some products that weren't that effective but then I discovered that toning hair with purple shampoo actually gives great results!

In this video I share with you how I tone my hair at home using silver, purple shampoo.

This is, I would call it "a hair vlog" about how to tone yellow, brassy, orange hair with purple shampoo. I currently use Bapp Silver Shampoo from a local drugstore. I got it some time ago together with a purple mask from the same line.

Has anyone ever tried it?

I thought that purple shampoos are pretty much all effective in the same way, but when I googled it I found out that this particular one did not get good reviews online, so next time I'm going to try using a different brand, hopefully to get even better results!
If you have experience with using purple shampoos let me know is there a significant difference from one brand to another?
Which one would you recommend? I heard that L'Oreal has a great one!

Anyway, the difference is still visible, even with this Bapp one!

BEFORE- unflattering, brassy roots :-/

AFTER -  several treatments later, nice shade of blonde :-)

How I Use Purple Shampoo:

I usually mix it with a white mask or hair conditioner, apply on dry hair, wait for 30 minutes or longer (if I have time) and then proceed with washing my hair as usual.
Otherwise, if I don't have time to apply it as a mask, I'll shampoo my hair with it, leave it on for a few minutes (as I do with a conditioner) and then I'll go on and rinse it.
I find that the first method works more intensely and in a few sessions I can get my hair from brassy to lovely blonde.

I hope this was helpful!

xo from Italy,

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Catwalk By Tigi Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask For Dry, Damaged Hair Review

Hello lovelies!

You know that I often write reviews of hair care products and document my hair coloring journey. Well today, I have one fantastic hair care product to share with you!
I discovered it not that long ago and I already ordered my second one!

It's Catwalk by TIGI Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask for dry and damaged hair.

This mask is very nourishing and it smells of honey. I swear, there's a note of cinnamon in there too!
I just love it! I think I'm getting a bit addicted to it.
Jokes aside, I know it's good to switch up hair care products from time to time, as otherwise your hair might get too used to a certain product and not respond to it anymore.

You guys know my obsession with Kerastase products but Catwalk TIGI products are just as appealing!

At and online beauty store, they have extremely good prices (In fact, I couldn't believe it when I saw it! I paid more than double the amount for the same product at one beauty supply store in Croatia that sells TIGI. I was upset for having paid that much, but also relieved that I found a place that sells one of my favorite hair care brands at such low prices!)
I got introduced to TIGI products way back, more than 10 years ago, when I still lived in Croatia. I always loved using them: They have amazing fragrance, cool design and are always very pampering for my hair! I haven't used them that often, because of the quite high price point, but now I can really indulge and treat my hair with them, without sense of guilt that I spent too much on a beauty product!
This Oatmeal and Honey mask contains 200g / 7.05 OZ. and it retails at € 10.08 at feelunique.

That's really good! I believe you can also get sets, shampoo, conditioner and a mask, and that is even more convenient option! (Something to consider after I'm done with my current shampoo and conditioner).

Sometimes I'll skip the conditioner and use only this mask and it's very hydrating, nourishing and it detangles my hair perfectly! Some people even use it as an overnight treatment and then they wash it off in the morning and they swear it's super nourishing and restorative for colored and damaged hair but I haven't tried out this method yet.

This mask is very indulgent indeed: It contains acacia honey, wheat protein, vitamin e and fibre- penetrating ingredients. It helps nourish and repair, leaving hair soft, smooth and full of shine.

If you're interested to hear what else do I have to say about it, check out my video review:

I have only the best words about shopping at, in case you want to see one of my feelunique beauty haul and shopping experience, check out this video:

Have you ever tried any of Catwalk / BedHead TIGI products?

Let me know which one was your favorites? Do you have any recommendations to share?

xo from Italy,

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