Thursday, August 29, 2013

I visited a friend of mine last week at her house out in Long Island. She’s married, with two kids under the age of four. She left her job in real estate to be a stay at home mom. When I first walked in the door she led me to the living room where she’d put out drinks and appetizers. Her house was immaculate, her kids were tidy and quietly playing, and I could smell dinner being cooked. It blew my mind, and I have to admit, it made me feel less.

We chatted about our lives, and who we’d run into lately, people from the old crowd, current events, and the whole time she was just so calm and collected, even as the kids spilled their drinks and jumped on the furniture.
As the evening wound down, I just had to ask her how she did it all. She looked at me with a smile, and said, “I just have too.” She continued on, telling me about how she never had a minute to herself, and how sometimes she regretted leaving her job. She said it wasn't easy, but it was worth it to spend time with the kids.

I left feeling somewhat embarrassed that I wasn't doing as much as I could. I walked into my house, looked around and thought, I’m going to try.

Working a full time job, and taking care of the home is not easy. When I finish working the last thing I want to do is clean the dishes, or do laundry. But what I've learnt is that doing those things, is what makes a house a home.

So this week, I pushed myself to do a little cleaning everyday- by Wednesday it became maintenance really, and cooking something good for dinner. And can I say, I am so satisfied. Walking into my home now, to a clean house, and a full refrigerator makes me feel like I’m getting somewhere.

This may seem like a no-brainer to some women, but it’s not easy for me. I read blogs where women sew clothes for their kids, or make drapes, and clean the house, and cook three meals a day, and have time to participate in the PA. These women are superwomen. I am not, yet.

The meals I cooked this week:

August is finally over! I say that with much joy. As much as I love the bright colors, and the sunny long days, I grow tired of it sometime in mid July. The sticky heat and humidity of the north east is too much for me. I much prefer autumn. Thinking about it now has definitely put me in a good mood.

This is my first monthly beauty post, enjoy!

In the first box are my favorite skincare products:
1)  éclos Plant Stem Cells Instant Radiance Facial Scrub 
2)  éclos Plant Stem Cells Anti- Aging Facial Cleanser and Skin Prep
3) Vasaeline Spray & Go
4) Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2
5) Bio-Oil

I can't rave enough about the two  éclos products! It is hands down the best scrub and cleanser I have ever used. That's a big statement, but it's true! It's completely changed the texture of my skin, brightened it, and keeps any blemishes at bay. I will continue to re-purchase these!

The Vaseline Spray & Go, was perfect for dry days or days at the beach, the Clinique Clarifying lotion is amazing for blemishes or acne, and I use the Bio-oil for any dark spots left by acne scars. I don't normally get acne, but a couple of months ago I got a hormonal breakout, and boy did it wreck my skin. 

The second box are my favorite nail polishes of the summer I would say:

Left to Right:
Zoya Maya, Zoya Shelby, Zoya Minka, Essie Van d'Go, Essie Waltz

The third box are my makeup faves which I literally wore all summer:

Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey, Mac lipstick in Please Me, Mac Prolong wear blush in Stay Pretty, Bare Minerals powder foundation, and Elf mineral eyeshadow in Toasted.

The last box are both lip products swatched. 

I'm looking forward to doing these every month, and seeing my preferences change. 

Till next time!

Monday, August 26, 2013


My name is Dezzy, and I'm 28. I'm newly married to my long-time guy, and we live in New York.
My husband and I don't have children yet - and that's a big yet, hoping to try next year. So for me, it's all about the hustle and bustle of working, and finding the time to be a wife, sister, and friend. All of which, I would love to write about in this blog. 

I don't pretend to be an expert on anything. I'm still learning day by day, the ins and outs of life. Sometimes my girlfriends, and I will talk about something and I'll think to myself, I want to write a blog about that! So here it is, please enjoy!