Week in Review: Week of April 1

We had a great week here at Elizabeth Street! Celebrity makeup artist Sonia Kashuk told us about all the best makeup buys, the wonderful moms behind Big City Moms gave us tips for hosting the best baby shower, and we got to talk to hilarious Twitter sensation and author Kelly Oxford. Feel like you missed something? Check out our Week In Review below or flip through our slideshow to see our top stories from the week.

NEW IN BEAUTY: Sonia Kashuk lets us in on the best beauty buys for the season, we explore some pretty pinks in non-toxic forms, our moms dish on the best mascaras, and we get our beauty sleep in a surprising new way.
Best Beauty Buys from Celebrity Makeup Artist Sonia Kashuk
Spring Colors: The Best Non-Toxic Nail Polish
Beauty Secrets: Moms on the Best Mascaras
A New Way to Get Your Beauty Sleep

TIPS FROM MOMS: Heidi Powell shows us that even cardio can be quick and easy, Catherine McCord of Weelicious tells us all of her mommy must-haves, and Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur of Big City Moms spill their secrets for throwing the perfect baby shower. Our very own Gaia Filippi test-drives a tailored fitness program and is thrilled with the results, and Lindsey Lucenti found the best baby gifts at every price point.
Heidi Powell’s Five-Minute Workout for Busy Moms: Easy Cardio
Baby Shower Checklist: Everything You Need to Know
Mom Essentials: Catherine McCord
The Perfect Little Something
Los Angeles’ Best Post-Pregnancy Workout: Iobella

NEW IN MOM STYLE: Jeans and tees: is there a more classic combination for the dewy season?
Spring Style Alert: The Best Classic Tees
The Best Jean Brands According to Our Moms
The Best Perforated Bags

NEW IN KID STYLE: Suit your little ones up for spring! We’ve rounded up the best girls’ trench coats and boys’ suits. Our moms dress their little ones in H&M and let us know how it goes.
Best Girls’ Trench Coats
Best Boys Suits for Spring
Baby Style Diary: H&M’s Baby Collection

BABY PRODUCTS WE LOVE: Lunchboxes are an everyday thing, so eco is the only way to go! We’re also loving a new hooded towel that makes bath time a breeze, and new food products that make cooking your own baby food seem possible.
Going Green: The Eco Lunchbox
The Genius New Kids’ Hooded Towel
Munchkin’s Fresh Baby Food Systems Makes Cooking for Baby Easy Peasy

JUST FOR FUN: Fashion designer Jenni Kayne and interior decorator Estee Stanley face off on their favorite things. NYC Taught Me’s Sharon Beesley heads to the Carlyle with daughter Ella for the real life Sophie in the City experience, and Dianne Vavra of Dior tells us all about her typical Friday.
Mom Showdown: Jenni Kayne and Estee Stanley
The Super Adventures of Sophie and the City: A Review of the Sophie Experience at the Carlyle Hotel
Dior Beauty’s Dianne Vavra Shares her Favorite Friday

NEW IN BOOKS: We talked to hilarious mom and Twitter star Kelly Oxford, read a beautifully illustrated new children’s book about New York, and looked forward to some newly released and upcoming titles.
Q&A: Twitter Star Kelly Oxford Answers Our Questions—in 140 Characters or Less
Book Review: “All The Buildings in New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far”
Editors’ Picks: New Kids’ Books

WHAT WE ATE: Gwyneth’s Paltrow’s cookbook was released this week and we’re obsessed. Our foodie moms talked about the best spring produce and we scoured the web for the healthiest and tastiest granola recipes.
Healthy Meatballs from Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Cookbook
In Season: Spring Produce is Here
Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids: Granola

Nichola Hunt

Cocktail aficionado. Large dog breed lover. Fondness of summer dresses. Hater of pickles. Born in London, based in Bali.

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