From skincare to haircare to cute baby duds – here are all the things we’re loving this month!
Summer’s on its way and we couldn’t be more excited for the warm weather (rain, rain, go away!). We’ve got something for mamas and bubs in this edition of What Sassy Mama Wants, including clothing, skincare, haircare (say bye bye to humidity frizz hair!) and even toys.
Sure, shopping for your minis is easy when there’s loads to choose from in HK. But the one thing we’ve found tricky to find is reasonably priced trendy collared shirts for our young misters, which is why we love this checked shirt from CIGOGNE BéBé. Available from 12 months up to three years, it’s made of 100% cotton and will keep your boy cool this summer. These Sassy aunties can’t wait to dress baby Jack up like a little dapper gent!
Available for $210 at CIGOGNE BéBé, Unit A1, 2/F Burlington House, 90 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: 2345 6164, www.cigognebebe.com
Mama, if you were floating around our super popular Mama Marketplace, you may have stopped by a certain booth offering up delicious morsels of cheese accompanied by wine. That was none other than Dalla Valle, an online gourmet shop full of indulgent things that you just have to have at the dinner table. Who doesn’t want shavings of 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano in a hearty summer salad? If your tiny tykes prefer a milder tasting cheese in their spaghetti bolognese, Dalla Valle also have Pecorino Romano on offer.
The 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano is $120 for 300g, Pecorino Romano is $165 for 500g; available from Dalle Valle, www.dallavalle.hk
It’s the season when everyone and their sister is having a tiny tot, so it’s only fitting that we share details of amazing maternity brand Mothers en Vogue with you, dear readers. We love the Anna Jane maternity and nursing dress, with a flattering empire waist, it’ll drape beautifully so you can rock your bump. If you’re a new mama, the neckline will give you the ability to breastfeed with ease. Here’s to functional and stylish maternity and post-maternity dressing!
Available for $689 from www.mev-hongkong.com
So you’ve snagged a baby carrier for your two-month old who will inevitably grow out of the infant insert, which means… another baby carrier in a different size in six months time?! That’s where Ergobaby’s struck gold: their Adapt baby carrier adapts for a growing bub, so you can use it for your newborn right up until they’re a toddler. It’s comfy for kids and can be used in three positions (front-inward, hip or back) and has extra padded shoulder straps so carrying your tot isn’t backbreaking.
Available for $1,290 from Bloom & Grow
We found a fun and funky Hong Kong keepsake that’s great for a mama who might be leaving the 852 (sadface!). Why have a single dose of happiness when you can have a double dose with niin’s Double Happiness bracelet? The symbol is an icon of good fortune for many in the ‘Kong – definitely something a soon-to-be ex-Hong Konger will appreciate for a gift and keepsake!
Available for $390 from www.niinstyle.com
Offering a world of creativity to your kids, these gems from Twoodie are the perfect toys for your kids. Let your minis go nuts with free play and stack ‘em til they fall! The best bit about these wooden toys is that they contain no paints, plastics, metals, magnets, colourants, glues or toxic varnishes… which makes them completely safe for your littles who are putting everything in their mouths! They also make beautiful keepsakes as your bubba grows up.
Available for $963 from www.twoodie.com
Lyanature Co. is a line of 100% botanical skincare products brought to you by the famous Korean actress Lee Young Ae who was inspired to start her own skincare line that’s safe to use on littles including her own twins. Lyanature Co. is pleased to share their new line called the Mom&Twins collection with the world. The Baby Washing Lotion & Oil is fresh, non-sticky and moisturising, perfect to soothe dry skin. Bubba will love being slathered in it at bath time and then massaged with a soft sponge – soft as a baby’s bottom indeed!
Available from Joyce Beauty counters around town, click here for store locations
Humidity hair is not a look we love rockin’, mamas, which is why we’re so in love with Living Proof, a haircare brand by none other than Hair Queen Jennifer Aniston. We all covet her envious locks, and were super excited to test out the no frizz range, including the nourishing styling cream. It’s free of sulfates, silicones and oils, and gets to work getting rid of the dreaded frizz. No one needs to look like Carrot Top this summer!