Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Ugly Side of Retin-A And How To Survive It!

Retinoids, a double edged sword. They are AMAZING at treating acne, smoothing skin texture, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. However, in order to get to all that goodness you might have to endure the redness and flaky skin that occurs meanwhile your skin builds up its tolerance to the medication, a.k.a retinization. The good news is that not everyone goes through retinization; but if you are thinking about starting treatment, or even more-so if you are smack dab in the middle of the ugly phase, you need this post in your life. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Top 10 Amazon Purchases

top ten amazon must buy products www.MalenaHaas.com

I must confess, I have an addiction and the amazon prime boxes piling up in my garage are my tell. As a mom of two, it isn't always easy to get to the store and buy what I need. That's when I turn to Amazon prime, my hero!

I have always loved reading about others favorite Amazon purchases, so of course I had to share my amazing finds with you. I've compiled a list of my all time favorites purchases, items that I've found useful or just simply really enjoyed. I hope you like!

DETAILS

1. Tumbler Handle - I have never been one to drink a lot of water so I had to make an effort when I was pregnant. I had a large 30 oz Tumbler that I carried around everywhere but found it really cumbersome and uncomfortable to carry when I was juggling other things in my hands.

Naturally I looked for a solution on Amazon, and it didn't disappoint. They have handles for tumblers, y'all! I picked the one that had the most comfortable looking handle and it is a game changer. It is super comfortable to carry and helps me stay on top of being hydrated. Absolutely love it. 

2. Duvet Cover Set - I have two dogs who love to roll in the mud so all white sheets are essential. You might think that I'm crazy but I feel that white sheets are the easiest to keep clean because of good ol' bleach and Amazon has come through once again with THE softest duvet cover under $27. 

3. Color Changing Alarm Clock - attention all sleep deprived moms! If you have a child who keeps waking up way too early, you need this clock in your life. It has helped me change my child's internal clock from 5 am to 7 am. In short, the clock turns green at the designated wake up time and you tell your child that it is bedtime until the clock turns green. It also has a built in sound machine, sleep timer, and the clock's face goes from a sleep face to a happy smily face. Absolutely a must if you are also struggling with an early waker. 

4. Baby's First Spoons - If you have a baby who is learning to feed themselves, these spoons are a must have. They make it so easy for baby to get food onto the spoon and it doesn't matter which side they use because the spoon is able to grab food from both sides. Big bonus, they double as teethers!

5. Silicone Baking Mats - If you bake, you need these mats in your life. Silicone is my new obsession when baking. Everything releases so easily without falling apart and is so easy to clean. Not to mention you don't have to keep buying aluminum or parchment paper. My only suggestion is to NOT use soap when washing these as they can absorb scents and then everything you bake will taste like the fragrance of your soap. I mad that mistake with my first set but I love them so much I went ahead and ordered a second set. 

6. Microfiber Facial Cleansing Cloths - These cleansing cloths are game changers to my nighttime skin routine. I honestly look forward to removing my makeup every night because of these babies. I cleanse my skin with oil and then take one and soak it with steaming hot water and place it over my face for a couple of seconds before removing all of the oil cleanser. They are super soft, remove every trace of makeup, and feel like a mini spa session.  

7. Grape Cutter - Game. Changer. when it comes to cutting cherry tomatoes and grapes. My son adores both but it was such a pain to quarter every single grape or tomato. Naturally, Amazon had a solution. Simply put it the grape and push the handle through and you have a quartered grape in seconds. Amazing!

8. Apple Watch Stand - I love my watch but found I wasn't charging it every night and it kept dying on me. I went to Amazon for help and sure enough there was a little stand for the charger. Something about having an upright charging station made it easier to just remove and place my watch in its home every night. No more dying battery! 

9. Apple Watch Bands - speaking of my apple watch, Amazon also came through with the cutest and most affordable watch bands. I like to have a dressy one as well as a one for working out

10. Egg Maker - I love hard boiled eggs but I could never get peeling them or the timing right. Once again, Amazon had just the right product. This cooker makes my eggs come out perfect every time and peeling them is super easy. I just run them under cold water, crack and the shell peels right off. Love it!

What are some of your favorite Amazon finds? 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

How To Grow Your Hair Long And Health: My Updated Hair Routine


 How to Grow Long and Healthy Hair After Damaging It With Bleach www.MalenaHaas.com


Once of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I keep my long hair looking so shiny and healthy, so today's post is dedicated to all the hair things. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

OCTOBER FASHION EDIT: Fall Transition

Sharing my version of fall trends in the October Fashion Edit www.MalenaHaas.com

Happy November, babes! I cannot believe we are almost through with 2018. In today's post I am sharing my take on the hottest Fall and Winter trends. Hope you like!

     
Chic White Coat with Black Buttons, faux leather leggings, and patent pumps, perfect date night outfit for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com



Chic White Coat with Black Buttons, faux leather leggings, and patent pumps, perfect date night outfit for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com

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The perfect pair of Riding Boots with Gold Hardware Detail, paired with faux leather leggings, comfy top and chic plaid blazer www.MalenaHaas.com
The perfect pair of Riding Boots with Gold Hardware Detail, paired with faux leather leggings, comfy top and chic plaid blazer www.MalenaHaas.com


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White or Ivory Faux Fur Vest with over the knee boots and Faux leather leggings www.MalenaHaas.com


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Super Cozy Waterfall Cardigan in a waffle knit, paired with a ribbed top, ponte pants and the perfect riding boots www.MalenaHaas.com

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Blush Toned Faux Leathe Biker Jacket with Ponte Pant Leggings and a Large Longchamp Neo Tote www.MalenaHaas.com


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Cute and cozy mom life fashion, wearing an ivory waterfall cardigan paired with comfy leggings and the cutest black riding boots www.MalenaHaas.com


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Mommy chic in distressed jeans, casual white t shirt, longline blazer jacket, and edgy booties perfect mom glam for fall www.MalenaHaas.com


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Similar Booties HERE and HERE

Cute, affordable, and comfy casual camo top, paired with slimming leggings and cozy ugg bailey boots www.MalenaHaas.com

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Comfy cozy long grey knit cardigan, paired with chic faux leather booties for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com

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Similar Boots linked HERE



The perfect lounge wear look for this fall and winter, cozy waterfall waffle knit cardigan paired with a casual T Shirt, slimming leggings, and cozy reading sock slippers with pom pom detail www.MalenaHaas.com

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Waterfall Cardigan |Top (Under $13!) | Leggings



Chic and comfortable all black outfit with a long sleeve knit top, the most comfy ponte pant leggings, black leather riding boots www.MalenaHaas.com


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Chic White Coat with Black Buttons, faux leather leggings, and patent pumps, perfect date night outfit for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com

Chic White Coat with Black Buttons, faux leather leggings, and patent pumps, perfect date night outfit for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com


The perfect pair of Riding Boots with Gold Hardware Detail, paired with faux leather leggings, comfy top and chic plaid blazer www.MalenaHaas.com
Cute, affordable, and comfy casual camo top, paired with slimming leggings and cozy ugg bailey boots www.MalenaHaas.com

White or Ivory Faux Fur Vest with over the knee boots and Faux leather leggings www.MalenaHaas.com


Super Cozy Waterfall Cardigan in a waffle knit, paired with a ribbed top, ponte pants and the perfect riding boots www.MalenaHaas.com

Chic White Coat with Black Buttons, faux leather leggings, and patent pumps, perfect date night outfit for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com

Blush Toned Faux Leathe Biker Jacket with Ponte Pant Leggings and a Large Longchamp Neo Tote www.MalenaHaas.com

Comfy cozy long grey knit cardigan, paired with chic faux leather booties for fall or winter www.MalenaHaas.com





Sunday, October 21, 2018

Free Toddler Routine Cards in Black and White

Free Download of Toddler Routine Cards in Black and White www.Malenahaas.com

Hello, friends! I'm sharing these adorable black and white hand drawn routine cards for your toddlers. Whew, that was a mouth full! I am typing this at 3 in the morning since lately this is the only time I have to do the tasks on my to do list... I think you mommas out there will understand. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Trend Worthy Booties Under $50!

 Must Have Trendy Booties that are affordable at under 50 dollars http://www.hautehaas.com/2018/10/trend-worthy-booties-under-50.html


Hello, lovelies! Booties can take an everyday casual outfit and turn it into something 'Gram worthy. I'm sharing some amazing steals, all under fifty dollars, which I know you are going to love!



Let me know if you have any finds of your own!