Natalie Borton is a San Diego-based jewelry designer (natalieborton.com), blogger (thoughtsbynatalie.com) and Glitter Guide contributing editor who covers style, motherhood, wellness and life. She believes that beauty comes from who we are—not what we look like—and tries her hardest to live life accordingly.
Aside from her work, she’s married to her best friend, a new mama to the sweetest baby boy in the world, and a dog mom to a very scruffy adopted pup named Maggie. Her deepest desire is to help women live healthy, confident lives of true beauty and worth. A self-proclaimed minimalist, she is constantly striving to simplify and optimize her life. Follow her adventures on Instagram: @natalieborton.
Little’s Name & Age: Jack, 1 year old
Top beauty product you must have as a mom: Well, this is two products, but brow pencil and tinted brow gel! There’s something about filled-in brows that just makes me feel awake and put-together. I love the Maybelline Brow Drama products right now.
Favorite lipstick color: I’m currently addicted to Stowaway’s Cheek and Lip Rouge in Burnt Rose. It’s the perfect rosy shade that works on lips and cheeks—the ultimate multitasker for a busy mama!
Top 3 pieces of baby gear: Oh gosh, it’s so hard to narrow it down! But I’d say if I had to pick three it would be Jack’s Estella NYC knit blanket (which he uses as a lovey and sleeps with every single day and night), Tiny TOMS shoes, and the OXO Tot Roll Up Bib.
Favorite kids clothing brand: H&M! So many basics and neutrals and the price is nice as well.
Activity you love to do with your little: Now that Jack is a solid walker, we love to explore the neighborhood during that gorgeous golden hour in the evenings before dinnertime. It’s simple and sweet to watch him take in the world around him—he loves to be outdoors!
Your secret obsession when you get an hour to yourself: Watching video replays on Periscope! Hilary Rushford and Whitney English are my two favorites right now. Can’t get enough!
Closet staple that you can’t live without: My grey Madewell high rise skinny jeans! I probably wear them 3 times a week—they’re so comfortable and flattering, and they go with everything in my closet!
Go-to recipe that you eat all the time: The Best Vegetable Soup! Get the recipe here.