Posts in the ‘Maternity/ Pregnancy’ Category

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Saturday, September 24th, 2011
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Skincare for moms & babies

Monday, September 12th, 2011

When I travel abroad the first think I shop for is shoes. The second item on my list is always cosmetics. I love to see what sorts of make-up, lotions, perfumes and cleansers women all over the world are using. My bathroom is full of sun block from Thailand, lotion from the Caribbean, and nail polish from London.

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Some of the best Korean skincare products for moms and babies are now available in the US so you don’t need to fly around the world to try out some wonderful cleansers and lotions. Plagentra is a market leader in Korea and was voted the 2011 best luxury skincare brand by the Korean Government’s Department of Ministry of Women and Family. Plagentra also ranked #1 in stretch marks in the 2011 Korea Satisfaction Consumer Index, and in 2010 was the #1 ranked brand in Korea for moms and babies. Needless to say – Korean women love the product so I think it is worth giving it a try.

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I have been using the Plagentra cleanser the last few nights and it has done an amazing job with my large pores. This fragrance free foam cleanser is made up of fine micro beads that gently remove make-up, dirt, dead skin and oils. It leaves your skin feeling and looking incredibly clean, fresh and renewed.

 

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I have also tried the Ato Plagentra cream which is a moisturizer made especially for dry, sensitive skin. Ato Plagentra cream is specially formulated to form a protective barrier to lock in skins natural moisture. With no steroids, colorants, alcohol or perfumes, this cream helps nurture skin while relieving irritated skin. I am incredibly sensitive to perfumes and this cream left my skin feeling soft without leaving a noticeable scent.

For over 10 years CA Pharm has been committed to developing effective & gentle skincare products for moms and babies. Their safe & effective formulations focus on solving common skin problems, such as stretch marks and eczema. Please visit www.myplagentra.com to see their complete line of products.

Note: CA Pharm is a sponsor of Sweet Peas & Stilettos. They supplied me samples and compensated me for my time to write this post.

Best Diaper Bags

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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I have no idea why it took me so so long to create a page completely dedicated to the best diaper bags. I was buying diaper bags before I was even pregnant! Every year the designs, fabrics and selection just keeps getting better. Above you will find the classic Gucci baby bag as well as a great bag from Skip Hop. Come check out the rest of my picks for the best baby bags. Please let me know if I have missed your favorite.

PetitNest

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

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Beverly Hills 90210 alum Tiffani Thiessen (she dropped the ‘Amber’) has partnered with award-winning designer Lonni Paul (the reigning female finalist from HGTV’s “Design Star”) to create a gorgeous line of cribs and bedding. PetitNest is all about elegant style, and modern design. I was lucky to be able to see a number of pieces from the collection at a recent event and I must tell you – they were gorgeous. The colors and prints of the bedding are a sheer delight and left me feeling so peaceful and calm. Just the kind of environment you want for your little angel. The dressers and gliders are so lovely you will want to put them in your own bedroom. To top it off, the PetitNest collection is also eco-friendly and certified by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

Please check out the Sweet Peas & Stilettos Nursery resource guide if you want a little more help in creating the perfect nursery.


PLUSH Show

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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Sweet Peas & Stilettos loves PLUSH and not just because they are giving away a FREE Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag to one lucky Sweet Peas & Stilettos fan. How fabulous is that! I am so excited and I really hope you win.

Here is the scoop. What I love about the PLUSH show is that is features so many of my favorite companies including Layla Grayce, PetitNest, Bebe Au Lait and Project Nursery just to name a few. It is the best party in town for moms who want nothing but the very very best for their little ones.  On top of that you will get a chance to rub shoulders with some of your favorite celebrity moms….

So if you consider yourself a chic modern mommy and you want to join the girls for a great afternoon – you can purchase tickets for as little as $20. Attendees will receive wonderful swag bags so you can get a taste of the best baby products and services on the market.

I also love the fact that 10 percent of all proceeds go to Generosity Water – an organization dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. All children deserve access to clean water and it is cool that these companies are trying to help.

Now back to the FREE Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag...Here is what you need to do to enter.

1) Leave a comment on the Sweet Peas & Stilettos Facebook page

2) LIKE PLUSH on Facebook

3) Join PLUSH and Sweet Peas & Stilettos on Twitter (if you haven’t already)

And I forgot to share the details – the event will be on Sunday, June 5, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Vibiana in Los Angeles.

Now go and enter to win the bag!! And tell your friends too….

Petunia Pickle Bottom Yellow Cake Bag

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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Is this not the best diaper bag for Springtime mommies everywhere? The pretty color of this Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Collection Diaper Bag – Yellow Carryall of course will remind you of yellow buttercream cake and you just might want to take a bite – or go to the grocery store and bake your own cake. I have always loved the wonderful velvet detailing in their Cake Collection bags. Also, what I love about the doctor bag style is that it makes a great transition bag to either a work tote or purse – after your baby is no longer a baby. The bag is full of practical pockets and includes a changing pad too. Be the biggest hit and the next baby shower you are invited to and wrap one up for a friend. She’ll love you for it!

Belli Skincare & March of Dimes

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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Help give all babies a healthy start and support the March of Dimes. I wanted to let everyone know about a wonderful promotion going on right now at Belli – the makers of top-of-the-line, super duper safe skin care products especially designed for moms-to-be, babies, and mommies.

Here is the scoop: Now through March 21st (the day before my wedding anniversary – in case you see my husband you can remind him!), when you shop Belliskincare.com a portion of the proceeds will go to the March for Babies. In addition, if you spend $100 or more you will get to pick a complimentary Belli Duo set (and not just a few .5 ounce bottles – real products valued between $19 – $40!) as a special thank you from Belli. Treat yourself to some amazing products, pick out a little something for your best friend, and help support a great cause too. Sounds like a perfect online shopping trip to me….

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Stork Vision

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

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So you are a little impatient and want to see the little miracle growing inside of your belly? Do you want to capture incredible images that you and your children will cherish forever? Maybe you’ve been looking for a unique way to share the news of your baby joy with family and friends? These incredible images are all from Stork Vision®, and yes, they are precious babies just hanging out in mommy’s belly.  Stork Vision® locations are prenatal imaging centers that offer elective 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound images. Their goal is to make the ultrasound a warm, comfortable and super safe experience where you can receive an elective ultrasound and capture priceless images (and find out if you should be shopping for trucks or tutus!). Check out their location map to see if there is one in your area.

Stork Vision® is committed to philanthropy and has joined forces with Operation Special Delivery, a non-profit International Organization that supports all branches of the military including Reservists and the National Guard. Operation Special Delivery provides trained volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners have been severely injured, who have lost their lives, or who will be deployed at the time that they are due to give birth.

Moody Mama Winner

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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I just wanted to congratulate Beth S. for winning the Moody Mamas for Target.com giveaway. Today was her lucky day. And many thanks to Moody Mamas for sponsoring.  Cheers!

Moody Mamas GIVEAWAY

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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I thought it would be perfect to celebrate all of the moms-to-be this Valentine’s Day since they will soon meet the greatest loves of their life. I am thrilled that Moody Mamas is joining Sweet Peas & Stilettos in this great celebration of moms-to-be by hosting a great GIVEAWAY. One lucky Sweet Peas & Stilettos Facebook fan will win a FREE floral top from the Moody Mamas for Target.com collection. All you need to do is ‘like’ Sweet Peas & Stilettos on Facebook and you will be automatically entered to win. It is as simple as that.

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Pictured above are the ‘moody mamas’ themselves. Marta and Elise aren’t mommies, and I doubt they are even moody, but these super chic women are “determined to “take the frump out of the bump” and restore style and confidence for all moms pregnant and post-partum.” They have even partnered with Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame to design maternity wear for pregnant fashionistas.

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Here is a Valentine’s Day dress from the Moody Mamas for Target.com collection. Everything in the collection is priced under $30 so you can shop completely guilt free. Go over to Target.com and check out the entire collection. You should also check out the Moody Mamas website and blog to see everything else the girls from Moody Mamas are up to.

And don’t forget to join Sweet Peas & Stilettos on Facebook to be entered to win. We will announce a winner after 12 noon PST on Sunday, February 27th.

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