Jan
21

Magic Balm

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

How is the weather were you are? We are having a lot of snow that may end up coming down as rain these last few days of the week or as snow. Apparently remains to be seen. Last night was a pj´s and take out Indian night in our family. Some days you just don´t feel like cooking. But I love a good take out and a cozy night in. I helped the girls study for some exams at school and had a long chat with my husband. I also did some self care and it got me thinking of these pretty packages and to share one of my ” beauty tricks” at the end.

If you or your kids get dry skin patches during colder winter days what do you use? I love the look of these two alternatives although I have not tried either. The Minois one has arnica that is the best for preventing bruises ( I learned this early on from my French sister in law). I ordered this to try, as on top of dry skin the streets are so slippery we keep falling down and it always feels so nice when someone at least tries to look after you and rubs some arnica on your poor knees. I love their shower gel and I use it for myself actually. And I am loving the new Bonpoint packaging. I think the SOS cream sound great. I also had to get my hands on that hand cream (pun intended) as it will look lovely on my night desk or handbag and come very very handy ( another on intended) these days. With all the hand sanitisers we use and the constant hand washing I think we all should pay a bit of attention to the skin on our hands. We actually had a hand conversation with my friend and she thought mine look ” young” so I will share my weird trick even if I´m not particularly sure I agree with her or know if it´s my trick that helps. I actually use the backside ( as in not the palm side) of my hands to work in my hyaluronic acid serum to my neck in upwards motion. That way my hands also get a daily moisturizing treatment as I have heard that you can always see the age of a person on their hand even if they do botox their face, so my mom always taught me to take good care of my hands as well as the skin on my face. I don´t use anything fancy, this one normally does the trick for me. Yesterday I actually bought this one to try. And by the way my mom is not a big ” believer” in fancy and pricy products just self care in general.

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Jan
19

Ski outfits

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

When we went skiing over the holidays and as the weather was not optimally sunny we realised our kids need brighter colours on the slopes to make spotting them easier. So I went looking for outfits with colour and warmth. I also asked you on Instagram for your preferred brands and many of you like Peak Performance, North Face and Reimatec for kids. We ended up with an “old” Italian brand that I used as a kid in the 80´s and 90´s and that our friends recommended, Colmar. But I will keep your  recommendations in my mind for the future. These are the outfits we ordered. I thought I might pair them with white Moon Boots for next year as my girls are always complaining how heavy their Sorrel´s are and how they want to go back to Moon Boots that they had as smaller kids. As I said earlier these were not on any major sale yet ( at -25% the bigger sizes were around 300€ each) but as we always need to buy two outfits even a little saving is nice. And by the way I did not necessarily want exactly the same ones for both but the other colour combo´s did not have their size left.

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Jan
13

Winter outfit

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

Have you been shopping the sales? I usually buy next year´s winter coats or ski outfits from the sales. We like fairly classic styles and nothing too trendy so they usually look almost or exactly the same year after year. I find that if you live in the North buying outdoor clothes for the winter is the biggest splurge but also the most important as you will want your children to be warm and dry. I do also buy pre-loved and for instance I have longer down jackets for the girls that were both bought pre-loved. I think this year´s regular down jacket´s that I bought last year on sale will still fit next year but I did buy both girls a new ski outfit for next year. No major sales yet but sizes were already running very low on most places. At least in our family where my kids are the same size and we have to buy everything in double even a smaller discount adds up.

On top of the ski-ing outfits we ordered I splurged a little at the Bonpoint sale this January but that is all I´m buying. I got Bubble Gum a very cute and versatile Liberty print dress that can be worn as a party dress but also to school. On colder days we love to pair skirts and dresses with the woollen Condor stockings and my girls also use their woollen sock with pants and love them.

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