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September 22, 2020

NEW Clean Beauty Haul – Necessaire, Banish, Olaplex, NARS

NEW Clean Beauty Haul | Olaplex Hair Oil, Bite Beauty Yaysayer Guava Puff, NARS Soft Matte Foundation Stromboli, Ilia Skin Tint Foundation Matira

With the change of seasons, a ton of new products have entered my life – welcome to my NEW clean beauty haul! Some makeup, some skincare, some body care and some haircare… all with safer ingredients. I haven’t had much time to throughly test them out yet (some first impressions here and there) but I wanted to tell you what I picked up/why so you…

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September 3, 2020

One Year Later: Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

Wow, that went by fast! I officially joined Beautycounter as a brand consultant one year ago this month, August 18 to be exact. It was also, I guess, my unofficial start to a cleaner beauty lifestyle. Now, let’s get this straight… I am a firm believer in progress over perfection in this whole ‘clean living’ world. I am not 100% clean and I don’t judge…

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August 24, 2020

Reviewing SIGMA Cor De Rosa Eyeshadow Palette

Reviewing SIGMA Cor De Rosa Eyeshadow Palette

Those of you who watch my YouTube channel or have read my makeup brushes blog post know I have been a fan of Sigma brushes for years. They also offer a limited selection of makeup products, and recently have started to transition a lot of their color cosmetics to a cleaner formula. I was SO excited to hear this, since many of you know I…

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August 16, 2020

Managing Anxiety with CBD

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I don’t think anyone would be shocked to hear my type-A self has struggled with anxiety. These days, I think it has almost become the trend to appear anxious or that you have ‘so much going on’ in an effort to justify your life for some reason. It’s a real problem. We are constantly pulled in two directions – be successful but also create time…

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August 9, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation Review + Wear Test [YouTube]

charlotte tilbury flawless filter foundation review wear test

Oh wow, look, another giant block of time and I haven’t published a blog post! I know, I know. I definitely need a better system. But, if you’ve been with me awhile, although blog posts may not be as frequent as they’ve been… I am still very active on Instagram and Instagram stories, you’ll find YouTube videos go up, and also Facebook posts. It’s just…

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May 22, 2020

Spring Beauty Haul 2020

Spring Beauty Haul | Clean Beauty Haul | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. It’s been awhile since I posted a beauty haul and I’m so excited about it! I think I just accumulate products over a short period of time and don’t really think of it as a ‘one big haul order,’ but I basically got these makeup, skincare and haircare products in the same month… so to me, that’s a haul.…

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May 18, 2020

Glo Skin Beauty Stick Foundation Review and Wear Test [YouTube]

GLO SKIN BEAUTY HD MINERAL FOUNDATION STICK REVIEW AND WEAR TEST

Guys! I am so sorry I forgot to share this on my blog for you all! It was a YouTube video I did a few months ago, but I know a lot of you love mineral makeup *AND* I hope many of you are joining me on this cleaner beauty journey. It was a fairly popular YouTube review and foundation wear test and I’m happy…

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May 15, 2020

How To Wax Your Brows at Home [YouTube]

How To Wax Your Brows at Home Tutorial

I know many of us are starting to see the world return to a new normal. Even here in NJ, things are starting to slowly re-open next week! BUT I know many of you still may not be able to see your brow technicians and are struggling with maintenance. OR maybe you’re just sick of spending $10-20/month on your brows. I hear ya! That’s what…

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May 9, 2020

Beautycounter Products I’ve Repurchased [YouTube]

Beautycounter Products I've Repurchased | Clean Beauty | Beautycounter Favorites

Straight up… I KNOW this post and video isn’t going to be for everyone. Some people will never have an open enough mind to ever try a product sold through a direct retail business – even if it’s one that also has brick and mortar stores throughout the country and is healthier for you – and that’s ok. I have DOZENS of other posts and…

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April 18, 2020

Shopping the April 2020 Sephora Sale

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. I truly was NOT going to write this post. Over the years, I’ve (as many other beauty bloggers) have gotten frustrated by Sephora’s lack of PERKS. Their sales aren’t that great. Their free samples are not that great. Their incentives for reward members’ are not that great. BUT… I did have a few friends in real life ask me…

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April 8, 2020

Two Great Self Care Masks To Try | Primally Pure Soothing and Clarifying Mask Review

Two Great Self Care Masks To Try | Primally Pure Soothing and Clarifying Mask Review hero

Most of us are doing our part and staying home 99% of the time lately, but even if you’re considered ‘essential’ personnel and working, we all need a little extra self care lately. I definitely am not going all out with my makeup every day, but I certainly am taking advantage of the extra time to pamper myself with my skincare routine… and that includes…

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April 3, 2020

Clean Beauty… Curated For You | Trying NakedPoppy

Trying Naked Poppy | Testing out New Clean Beauty Skincare and Makeup Products | Brighter Darling Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon an article that said something like, “If you love Beautycounter, try these clean beauty brands!” Within the list was a newly founded, woman-owned website called NakedPoppy. The idea behind the site is that you fill out a quiz based on your skin type, coloring, and beauty preferences… and then NakedPoppy will use its sophisticated algorithm to give…

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