Product Review: Lancôme 24H À Paris Day-to-Night Make-up Palette

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Lancôme 24H À Paris Day-to-Night Make-up Palette – Photo courtesy of Katrina Turnbull

What would you do if you had only 24 hours in Paris?

Would you spend a leisurely afternoon sipping lattes at your favourite Parisian café?

Kiss your lover for good luck on the magical Pont de l’Archevêché bridge?

How about taking a midnight stroll along the Seine?

Well you can scratch shopping for make-up off your list because Lancôme’s got you covered with its compact 24H À Paris Day-to-Night Make-up Palette. Continue reading

Prenatal Yoga in Paris

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For a great prenatal yoga class in Paris, check out Yoga Bija Paris taught by Sharon Bales. Sharon teaches several weekly pre- and postnatal classes at various studios across Paris. Continue reading

12 French Pastries You Must Try Before Your Water Breaks


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Now although this post is intended to inform pregnant women of the best pastries in Paris, let me be clear that you don’t technically have to be pregnant to try these French pastries. In fact, I would suggest that you sample a few of these desserts so you can sympathize with what pregnant women have to go through.
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Where to Shop for Scarves in Paris

Aside from the Eiffel Tower and croissants, nothing is more Parisian than a beautifully draped scarf. It is a staple in the attire of Parisian women young and old. But where do French woman buy their scarves? In this post, I’ll share my secrets on the best places to shop for scarves in Paris.

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How to Tie a Scarf the French Way

As mentioned in 5 Tips to Help You Pack for Paris When You’re Pregnant, when I started to show toward the end of my trip to Paris, all I wanted to wear was a maternity t-shirt and black leggings. I literally wore this outfit for days on end. I was in a rut, but I didn’t want to give up this easy and comfortable outfit. So I decided to add a scarf and wear it a different way each day.

I drew inspiration from the glamorous Parisian women sitting next to me at cafés or sashaying down the avenues. After much practise, I finally mastered three stylish ways to wear my scarf like a French woman.

Check out my video on How to Tie a Scarf the French Way.

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Easy 5-Minute Makeup for Busy Moms

During my pregnancy, I got a lot of compliments on my skin. “You’re positively glowing!” People would exclaim. Little did they know that my secret was my easy, five-minute makeup routine.

I created this quick and easy look when I was pregnant in Paris. And it is still my go-to look now that I’m a busy mom.

So whether you’re a pregnant mama who’d rather sleep in than get up and do your makeup, or a busy mom trying to get your kids ready in the morning, this is the perfect makeup routine for you!

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The Moment Shit Got Real: The Day I Found Out the Sex of My Baby

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Let me start from the beginning. I was four weeks pregnant, and my mom was in town visiting. A sweet little baby shop at the end of my street was going out of business, and for months I had been admiring these darling, pastel-coloured tutus artfully displayed in the store window. I finally had an excuse to buy a tutu. There was only one problem: I didn’t know whether I was having a girl or a boy.
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