• Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    PYT Beauty Warm Palette Review

    Happy 2020, BittaFab Fam! 2019 was the year I made the full switch to clean beauty #cleanstreak . I’m so happy to share that I stuck to that promise and in doing so, had a chance to discover so many new and amazing brands. It was like falling in love with beauty all over again!! So for those of you who are debating making the change, I stay go full steam ahead and don’t look back! There are amazing, top quality products with good-for-you ingredients. PYT Beauty Warm Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette I picked up this lovely PYT Beauty palette during the Credo Beauty Black Friday sale and found myself reaching…

  • Beauty

    Beauty Closet Declutter

    If you are like me and derive pure satisfaction out of seeing organized spaces, stay tuned, you’re in for a treat! The Kondo-madness continues in the Bitta household and my latest conquest was the Beauty Closet. Before I shared this area on Instagram, I had no clue what to call this space in my Master Bathroom…Linen Closet/Toiletries Closet. Thanks to you guys, my #BittaFabFam, it’s the Beauty Closet now! This space was always awkward for me, I wasn’t sure how to arrange and display all of the skincare, haircare, and beauty accessories that I keep accumulating (it’s a problem, I know!). The worst is when I go out specifically to…

  • Clean Beauty

    Clean Beauty: Part 3 – Where to Start?

    The world of clean beauty and skincare can be a bit overwhelming. It’s one thing to pick a new deodorant, but now what? Making the change takes you away from the familiar comfort of all the mainstream products you’ve used and relied on your whole life and drops you smack into unknown territory. Between learning a whole new language of ingredients, getting used to and testing new products, the inevitable greenwashing, all the while trying to be sensible and shop smart, I’ve questioned why I’m on this journey more than a couple times. I know I’ve barely dipped more than my pinky toe into this venture and there are many…

  • Fashion

    Denim, Flared Sleeves & Boots

    My wardrobe was the first victim of my Kondo-induced, declutter craze early last month, where I cleared out nearly half of my closet. Truth be told, it was a long time coming. I had been holding on to pre-marriage and pre-baby clothes in hopes that they would fit or come back in style (nope and nope). I also made quite a few questionable purchases, all the name of getting a good deal, that simply didn’t suit my body or style. Side note: It’s so hard for me to resist a sale sometimes, even if I don’t have any real use for the product!! Adding items to my Shoptagr account has…

  • Makeup

    Epic Lash Combo!

    Happy National Lash Day, BittaFab Fam! Normally, I don’t indulge silly holidays, but this is one I can get behind. Mascara would definitely be one of my desert island products. Long, dark, curled, voluminous, fanned lashes really make a big difference by opening up your eyes and just instantly making you look more put together. Obviously a major concern when stuck on a desert island… 😉 My Epic Lash Combo: Lancome Cils Booster XL Mascara Enhancing Base + Cover Girl Clump Crusher Water Resistant I have been wearing this particular lash duo for the better part of a year (and the only way I may move on from it is…

  • Fashion,  Mommy

    Animal Print – Styled 3 Ways

    Animal print is all around and has been for some time now. In fact, it’s gone from being what I considered a statement print to practically a neutral. It’s literally everywhere: in stores, on TV, all over my Instagram feed, and even in my toddler’s closet (she’s a fashionista!). Up until recently, I struggled to find a way to make animal print work, and beyond that, be a practical and repeatable option, for my mostly casual, cute yet comfy, #momstyle (Is that a thing? If not, I’m making it one). I began collecting some leopard pieces here and there since last Fall and, after some trial and error, I think…

  • Beauty

    Morning Skincare Routine

    This post has been a long time coming, both because I have been planning on writing this for a while and also because it took me a long time to develop a skincare routine. Up until my late twenties, my routine, if you could call it one, consisted of two items: an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 15 and a jar of cleanser. While there is nothing wrong with either of these items, they stopped addressing my skincare needs long before I stopped using them. In my previous skincare post, I mentioned that I have dry skin. I had just about gotten used to the tight, stretched out feeling that comes…

  • Clean Beauty

    Clean Beauty: Part 2 – Natural Deodorants

    The very first place I started implementing Clean Beauty into my regimen was with natural deodorant. I probably started this journey in my early twenties, a time when I really didn’t know anything about beauty, much less clean beauty. I knew just one thing: antiperspirants did not work for me! Without getting into too much icky detail, I have sensitive underarms and suffered from the dreaded yellow, aluminum pit stains. I took to the internet to find a solution to this embarrassing problem and that’s when I realized that my parents are always right 😉 . I should probably rewind a bit as that may not be a very logical…

  • Makeup

    Makeup Declutter

    HIf I could give you one word to describe my January so far, it would be Kondo. As in, Marie Kondo. Yes, I have fallen into the blackhole of tidying and man is it joyful 😉 ! Now, I’ve always harbored a secret love for organizing, but after watching a few episodes of Tidying Up on Netflix, it was as if I had become possessed. I tackled two large storage closets, my kitchen, my closet, both of my kids’ closets and their playroom. My house must be at least 500 lbs lighter! Now that I am coming off of this organizational binge, I feel refreshed and excited for 2019! One…

  • Clean Beauty

    Clean Beauty – Part I: Intro

    #CleanBeauty is a pretty trendy topic nowadays. But what does it really mean, or rather, what should we really be looking for with clean products? In my web browsing, I wasn’t able to find just one definition for clean beauty by a regulatory agency or otherwise. I was, however, able to grasp the general gist: Clean beauty implies products that have been created without any known toxic ingredients, proven or suspected, and that have been sourced and created with our health and the environment in mind. As a consumer population who pays close attention to what we are putting in our bodies, giving preference to foods with ingredients we can read…