by Nickie Bagai


A Stroll in the Rose Garden

Top Zara | Shorts J.CREW | Bag Kate Spade Similar Here | Shoes Tory Burch | Sunglasses Kate Spade Current Style Here |


Embroidery // Espadrilles

Oh my goodness!!  We implant our two little embryos this coming Sunday! I am very excited and nervous. I am so ready for this and so is my body. I wear three estrogen patches, get daily progesterone injections in the rear (this one actually hurts and is sore all day), blood-thinning injections, and I’m on a steroid.  On top of that, I get an IV infusion to calm my immune system, and I’m going acupuncture today.  I won’t lie.  The meds are not fun and mess with my head and body, but if it’s going to get me pregnant and keep that little Bagai growing, I am all in!  When my husband (sometimes my supportive sister, Jessica) is giving me painful progesterone, I think, “baby, baby, baby.”  It sounds silly but helps :) 

Speaking of becoming a mother these pics were taken on Mother's Day and will be the last post with my hair extensions. That's right, I had them taken out. I am much happier then I thought I would be with the shorter hair and can't wait to share my new look. 

Once the weather heats up I love to dress like I'm on vaca  (don't you??) and I think this dress does the trick. Unfortunately, this dress is no longer available but I provided a link for a couple that are just a cute. Good new- The espadrilles and bag are still very much available! 

I am writing this at 10 pm, and one of the side effects of the meds is a very drowsy girl, so I need to wrap this up.  Oh…and a crazy appetite.  I mean who eats two lunches?  I need to get a grip, put the fork down, and just walk away.  If anyone has a tip on how to control a hormone-induced day long feeding frenzy, please advise:) Okay I am going to bed now zzzzzzz.

Dress Similar Here  and Here This one is under $30! | Bag Target | Shoes Tory Burch | Hoops Lauren Ralph Lauren |


Spring Beauty Roundup

Spring Beauty Roundup

Hello, hello!! Here is a roundup of the latest additions to my beauty regimen and why I love them.  So here we go:

Jergens Natural GLOW- I am really bad at applying self-tanner.  I seem to always end up with major streaks, but with this daily moisturizer (that allows you to build a natural- looking tan) I don't seem to have a problem.  This product also does not have that overwhelming self-tanner-smell which is a major plus.  I use “Medium to Tan”.  

Decleor Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum- I normally use Source Naturals Skin Eternal DMAE AM and PM, but now that it’s warming up outside, I am switching things up:  I have found the Source Natural is just a little too heavy under my makeup. My skin just seems to drink up the Decleor, beautifully, making it easy to apply sunscreen next, followed by makeup.  Decleaor makes serums for all skin types but Ylang Ylang is perfect if you are concerned about shine and breakout on hot days because this serum helps clean, purify, and reduce oil. 

NARS Pro-prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base- I love this product because it does what it says it does. It simply works!!

Smashbox- High Definition Concealer Anticernes in Fair- I have a lot of trouble with concealer. I have more mature skin, and that comes with fine lines around the eyes.  I have found that most concealers want to gather up into each line and settle in for the day…not cute. This one, with enough blending (I just use my finger and pat the product into place), stays put. 

R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray- What I LOVE about this hairspray is the fragrance. It smells soon good and it sprays a super fine mist which is key when needing flexibility. I use it when I add soft curls to my hair but still want my hair to look touchable.     

NARS Lipstick in Dolce VIta- Typically I am a gloss girl but this lipstick is lovely when I want a natural look.  It is just a  shade darker then my natural lip color. I wear it when I don't want to look “made up,” yet still want to look polished.



Blue Lace / Red

Hello! The beautiful dress above was purchased at the online boutique Lombard and Fifth founded by my friend/fellow fashion blogger Veronica Levy.  I would describe Veronica's style as ultra feminine with modern edge, and this comes across in her shop beautifully.  Not only does she carry show-stoppers like the one above, but pretty day-to-day pieces as well. 

Dress Lombard and Fifth | Shoes Charles by Charles David | Bag Similar Here |
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