Celebrity, super mom, and entrepreneur, Jessica Alba, just gave birth to a new baby boy. Born on New Year’s Eve, Hayes Alba Warren is Jessica’s third child. Cash Warren and Jessica Alba are already parents to two daughters: Honor and Haven. In celebration of their newborn son, we put together a list of the 10 best gifts for moms and their babies.
These are the gifts we’d give Jessica Alba, but they are fit for any new mom and her child. We’ve covered the basics like cozy socks, bathrobes, and monogrammed blankets. As well as the must-have stroller and bassinet that is celebrity-mom approved. Check out the full list to see all of our gift suggestions.
When you are not used to the frigid cold temperatures that come with winter in colder climates like the Northeastern United States, it can be challenging to learn what to wear. Layering your clothing is an important basic step to keeping warm and trapping in body heat. Learning the appropriate fabrics to select is another important method of dressing for the winter. You need fabric that will warm you up while also allowing your body to expel sweat and not trap moisture in along with the heat.
When purchasing winter attire, be sure to buy accessories that will keep your extremities covered. Newer clothing technology makes it possible to wear jackets, vests, insoles, scarves, and more with battery-powered heating elements. This advanced high-tech clothing is sure to keep you warm even in the coldest of temperatures.
Having a blissful sleep requires easing your mind and body into a state of relaxation. In order to do this, you need to make your bedroom a space intended for a blissful sleep. Ensure that your room is dark and cool. Carefully, select the right bed sheets, pillows, and mattresses. Keep pets and other distractions out of the room as well.
Get your body prepared for sleep by slipping into the most comfortable pajamas and cozy socks. Keeping your extremities warm will lull you to sleep quicker. Also, stop eating, drinking caffeine, and exercising by the afternoon to start unwinding. Try to maintain a strict sleeping schedule for a better sleep.
Putting your mind to rest early will also help you sleep. Process your day in the early evening before entering the bedroom. Use essential oils and practices like meditation or yoga to keep your mind calm. These tips will ensure a perfect night’s sleep.
It used to be considered a fashion faux pas to wear your socks with sandals. It was a look reserved for embarrassing fathers or those who didn’t care about being stylish. Lately, though, celebrities seem to have waved their magic wands and deemed this now a fashionable look.
Celebrities like Rihanna have been spotted all over town wearing their socks with heels and sandals. Socks now come in brand new options that were never available before. You can buy socks with sequins, ribbons, lace, bows, and more. Designers are even sending models down the runways wearing socks, and many merchants report their sales of socks doubling from last year’s sales.
On the red carpet at Cannes, Kylie Jenner wore a pair of gold Jimmy Choo heels with semi-sheer anklet socks. Even Beyoncé has been spotted wearing embellished socks this season, as well as other celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Selena Gomez, and Suki Waterhouse.
The trend most likely started with the sock boot that was made popular from designer Stuart Weitzman and Kanye West’s footwear and clothing line, Yeezy. Rihanna took this trend up a notch recently when she posted a picture of herself wearing crystal-encrusted Gucci socks worth quite a pretty penny. Many fans loved the look.
If you can’t wait to rock this season’s hot accessory, consider a more affordable, cotton sock option that can be paired with metallic sandals, or even embellished by hand. Create your own elegant socks by adding lace, ribbon, or sequins to a pair of cotton socks. This will leave you looking stylish while also feeling comfortable.
Most consumers do not realize that the clothing industry is not overseen by a government agency like foods or drugs. This leaves the trillion-dollar clothing industry open to unscrupulous practices, particularly when clothing is manufactured abroad. A little-known fact is that there are over 8,000 synthetic chemicals used in the industry that contain toxins and are perfectly accepted by the majority of companies.
Most of this toxic clothing is produced in China with pesticides and other chemicals that have been proven to harm your health. Sadly, as clothing technology advances, the use of chemical processes in clothes increases. It is more important than ever that consumer stay educated on how and where their clothes are being manufactured.
Clothing comes into daily contact with our body’s largest organ: skin. When toxins are present, they are absorbed into our skin cells and into our body’s lymphatic system, which then leads to the liver. Each day, our skin works hard to remove these harmful chemicals, expelling nearly one pound of toxins daily.
Some of the most toxic clothes are made of nylon, polyester, and other synthetic fabrics that make it difficult for our skin to breathe. The worst offenders are those that promise wrinkle-free, stain-free, anti-static and anti-stain fabrics. These fabrics are harmful no matter whether they are used in apparel, linens, bed sheets, or towels.
This is usually due to their high content of formaldehyde. Some Chinese companies even place false FDA-labels on clothing. It is important for consumers to be vigilant and not fall for such phony clothing labels.
If you are one of many women who only get pedicures during the summer, you are seriously missing out. It’s a little-known secret that the winter is one of the best times to enjoy a relaxing pedicure and keep your feet feeling soft all year-round. Think about how great it would feel to slip your soft feet into a pair of beautiful Turkish cotton socks after a cold day outside shoveling snow.
Your well-pedicured feet will also help you seem more attractive and confident, as someone who pays attention to their grooming even when no one is watching. You can even enjoy this indulgence without spending boatloads of cash on nail appointments. Since your feet as less visible in the wintertime, you can give yourself an excellent pedicure at-home and no one will care if your polish is slightly smudged in the corner.
To begin, you need to gather the right tools. Grab a nail file, cuticle cream, pumice stone, moisturizer, clippers, a foot scrub, and some nail polish remover. Make sure you prepare your feet properly before your pedicure. Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and remove any traces of old nail polish. Then shape your nails with a nail clipper and file them into your prepared nail shape.
Then get ready to relax. Fill your bathtub with warm water and dip your feet in for about a half an hour. Use cuticle oil, pumice stone, and a file to flake off any dry skin on the bottom of your heels. If preferred, select your favorite nail polish colors, and paint away after applying a clear base coat.
These days, everyone seems to be obsessed with the hygge lifestyle. What began in Denmark as a cultural practice of being relaxed and comfortable at-home has quickly become one of this year’s biggest wellness trends. Celebrities throughout the United States and England have been tagging their social media posts with #hygge all year-long.
This Norwegian concept is meant for individuals to streamline their lives and focus on what really matters. The goal is that doing so will result in you living a more joyous life that leaves you feeling warmth and comfort. Much of this practice revolves around the home. To truly indulge in the hygge life, you need to make your space is more welcoming and cozy.
Wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket, a soft cotton bathrobe, and a thick pair of socks is definitely a staple of the hygge lifestyle. Prepare a comfortable spot within your home that is a space where you can indulge, read a good book, and just enjoy some quality time by yourself or with loved ones.
Hygge isn’t meant to be reclusive, but it is meant to filter out negativity and that means only allowing positivity and friends into this sacred space that you’ve created. Up the ante, by disconnecting from technology and common day distractions. Although, you can cozy up on the couch and watch your favorite film.
Bake cookies, drink chocolate milk, or have a cup of tea, and enjoy the peacefulness that exists within your home. Light some candles for an enhanced relaxing atmosphere, and take comfort in this newfound way of life.