♥ fun without sun.

never one for hosiery, i went bare-legged all winter-
garnering many of those typical "aren't you cold?" comments
but also some not-so-welcome comments about the state of
my pale, beat-up legs.

 i don't know if it was this particularly cold winter season,
my tendency to walk into things and fall down alot, or
 perhaps pregnancy messing with skin pigmentation-
but i must say, my legs are looking rough.

which is why when i was asked to review a few
sunless tanning products from irish skin-wear brand,
  karora, i jumped at the chance!

i was sent the express bronzing mousse, which promises an easy,
 sun-kissed look in only an hour! you can leave it on for up to three hours
 if you have the time and want a deeper tan. i was provided with an applicator mitt,
which made lathering on a dream, and compared with the tanning lotions i have
tried in the past, the bronzing mousse goes on thicker and more evenly
without leaving the crevices between your fingers and toes
looking like you're auditioning to be an oompa loompa.

...and did i mention how good it smells?
it's like i visited a tropical paradise for a few short hours-
the mousse blends into the skin well and washes off easily.

and here are my legs after a much needed color boost:

thank the sunless gods!

ps. find karora products now at ulta!
pps. here are some videos on how to apply the products.


♥ tomorrow's people.

my sweet baby henry is a multi-racial mutt.
a brilliant blend of chinese, french, scottish, italian and german-
he has become what my friend debbie and her husband affectionately
 call their mixed children, "tomorrow's people."

when i saw this national geographic feature on the future faces of america, 
i could not help but think of my own brother and sisters and the beautiful,
 racially-ambiguous children that we are adding to
the american population :) 

ps.chris noth speaks about a post-racial society.


♥ twinsies.

i just spotted the enormously adorable tumblr, zoey and jasper
on honestly wtf, and i can't get enough of how cute it is! 
photographer grace chon's rescue dog & her little boy 
make the perfect pair in their twin looks. 

i think i might have to make a copycat tumblr
starring my two babies: henry and talula!
what do you think? ha!


♥ white out.

being on maternity has afforded me a bit more time to

in this film noir, actress lana turner plays cora smith-
the unhappily married wife of an innkeeper, who falls
for a drifter named frank and together they plan to
murder her husband and make it look like
an accident.

throughout the film's many twists and turns,
the white costumes worn by cora remain consistently impeccable-
allowing her innocence to shine through in each scene,
no matter how devious her character is.

with summer just around the corner (fingers crossed!),
i am looking forward to wearing lots of white in the
coming months- here is a bit of inspiration:

costume designer:irene lentz
images via google
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