Beauty Tip: The Perfect Makeup Brushes

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My odyssey to discover what has been causing my skin allergies (written about here) recently found me at the makeup counter trying to find some products with less irritants than the ones I was using. I figured my decade old makeup brushes were probably covered in germs and needed to be replaced. I stumbled upon… read more

Healthy Living: Simple Skin Care

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It’s been an interesting few months over here on the skin care front. Some massive allergies that left my eyes swollen shut the week of Thanksgiving had me rethinking detergents, creams, make-up and lotions. I feared it was our new pup who doesn’t shed (which does NOT mean she is hypo-allergenic I have learned!), but… read more

Summer Special: Favorite Sunscreen

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I often get asked what sunscreen I prefer for myself and the kids. I found this La Roche-Posay sunscreen at CVS and it was buy one, get the second half off. It rubs on smoothly, doesn’t turn your skin white (a major pet-peeve of mine is looking like a ghost once I’ve added my spf),… read more

Beauty: Laser Hair Removal

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Sophie Loren, beautiful. Sophia’s Loren’s hairy armpits? Not so beautiful. This is a public service announcement to any and all who would like to cut their shower time by a third and finally get around to laser hair removal. It’s bathing suit season so I thought this blog post was quite timely. My male readers are… read more

Best Hairbrush

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It’s been a long time since I have done a hair post. It’s hard to imagine that this somewhat sad looking hair post was the second one I ever put up on the blog just over three years ago. I’d like to think we have come a long way since then both visually and verbally…. read more

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for Her

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I’m feeling a little behind over here on the Christmas front. With just 8 days to go until the big day I am busy scouring the internet for something special for each person on my list. We are hug fans of stockings in our home and that’s often where I receive my favorite gifts. The… read more

Great Product: Color Wow

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  During the summer “Mommy Maintenance” hits an all-time low. With camp, and swimming, and crafting, and chilling there just isn’t time to highlight, paint nails, or blow dry much. Thank God for products like Color Wow that help to hide the lack of effort. A friend recently introduced me to this line and I… read more

Hair: Flower Crown

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Last weekend my husband and I attended a South Pacific themed event for Family Centers, a wonderful non-profit here in our town. I planned on wearing a simple dress and wanted to use flowers or jewelry to make my outfit feel more festive. With the theme being Bali Ha’i I had my heart set on a floral crown…. read more

Beauty: Just Browsing

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Over the last year I have been doing a major face project – reconstructing my brows. It all started with a vision. Much like the perfectly shaped brow below I wanted sleek brows with just the right amount of arch and a touch of edgy tossed in. I’d say I am 85 percent there.As they grow… read more

Jewelry Crush: Pearl Studs

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I started swooning over the Christian Dior “Mise en Dior” double-sided pearl earrings (seen above) when they hit the market last year but couldn’t decide if they were worth the price tag. Then I realized for a smidgen of the price I could get a pair just like them to try for a while and test the… read more