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June 20, 2019

How I Clear My Skin When I’m Having a Breakout

How I Clear My Skin When I'm Having a Breakout | Skin care products used to heal breakouts from Paula's Choice, Tatcha, Drunk Elephant and Biologique Recherche

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. As someone with crazy sensitive, acne prone skin that tries a LOT of beauty products, I often break out. Why I do this to myself? No one can be sure. It’s a problem. But after nearly 34 years of my life, I have finally figured out how to quickly calm my skin down and heal the breakout fast so…

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June 4, 2019

13 Baby Must Haves for 3-6 months

13 Baby Must Haves for 3 to 6 month olds | Must have baby toys for 3 to 6 months | baby must haves for 3-6 months

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Alright… I’m past the half way point now that Miss Savannah Faith is nearly eight months old! I cannot believe how fast the year is flying. I know they say time flies, but my goodness, they’re not kidding. The first three months are a complete blur, especially, but we’re definitely in a little more of a routine these days.…

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May 16, 2019

OMG! …Loving Lately / May 2019 Beauty Favorites

May 2019 Beauty Favorites Brighter Darling | Rodan and Fields Lash Boost Lash Growth Serum, Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. My Favorites posts majorly lacked in 2018… I literally don’t understand because they’re some of my _favorite_ posts to write. Quick and to the point. Anyway, lately I was looking around and really LOVING some products and realized it was time to write it down. Here we go with my May 2019 beauty favorites……

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May 2, 2019

Shopping The Sephora Sale Recommendations Spring 2019

Shopping The Sephora Sale Recommendations Spring 2019

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. I take these two yearly Sephora sales – November and April – very seriously now that I’m blowing tons of cash on diapers and baby clothes! So when Sephora released the dates for their annual spring sale in late April/early May, I was instantly curating my cart for items I’ve been dying to try, and things I just really…

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April 30, 2019

Spring Stitch Fix Unboxing and Try On [YouTube]

Spring Stitch Fix Unboxing and Try On Haul | New Mom Style | Brighter Darling Blog

Hey everyone! I haven’t shared a Stitch Fix unboxing and try on in awhile and I really want to get into more fashion try on’s lately… especially as I’m rebuilding my new, postpartum wardrobe (and trying to do so on a budget/with convenience… is that an oxymoron?). Anyway, this was quite a great box so I’m excited to share my spring Stitch Fix Unboxing……

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April 14, 2019

bareMinerals BarePro Long Lasting Lipsticks Review and Swatches

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Yay for new makeup from bareMinerals!  I love that over the last year or so, the brand has revamped and released so many new products that have been (mostly) all huge hits for me and these long-lasting lipsticks are no exception. Available in 20 beautiful neutrals and pops of color, there’s definitely a shade for everyone in every skin…

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April 8, 2019

Best Baby Bottles 2019 | My Favorites For 0-6 Months

Best Baby Bottles 2019 | Newborns to 6 month olds | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. First of, let me start out by saying not all babies and bottles are created equal. What worked for your first, may not work for your second. What works for my baby, may not work for yours, etc. What I have learned in this bottle experiment/experience in my first six months as a mother is that there are WAY…

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March 9, 2019

Project Pan 2019 Kick Off (and 2018 finale) [YouTube]

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I did my first EVER Project Pan in 2018 and it was a pretty good success! Project Pan is when you commit to finishing certain beauty products within a specific amount of time. It helps justify purchasing NEW products and ensures you’re not wasting items you already have in your collection. I decided to do one again in 2019 and wanted to share the line…

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March 5, 2019

Sensitive and Dry Skinned? Pixi Rose Infused Skintreats Are For You…

pixi rose infused skintreats review | affordable skincare for sensitive dry skin

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Oh the joys of discovering affordable skin care that actually works!!! I find it so funny how everyone in the northeast is so shocked that March is looking like our coldest month of winter. NEWSFLASH:  it usually is! I feel like people assume the worst of winter is December to February, but no. I recall many snowstorms love to…

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February 10, 2019

better late than never… My 2018 Beauty Favorites

My 2018 Beauty Favorites | Brighter Darling

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Ugh it’s been TOO LONG! I can’t even give you a reasonable explanation as to why this post is so grossly delayed other than… #babylife. Here’s the big thing though:  as crazy as being a new mom is, I have no guarantees ( nobody does, I guess ) that I’ll ever have another little one again after what we…

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January 18, 2019

Newborn Must Haves To Keep You Sane

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. When I was about to give birth, I thought I had everything I could possibly need to get through the first three months (at least). Then, baby was born and I was placing 45,000 Amazon and Buy Buy Baby orders left and right spending easily hundreds more on items I didn’t think about or replacing things that didn’t work…

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January 5, 2019

Stitch Fix Unboxing | September and November 2018

Stitch Fix Unboxing Post Partum Style | New Mom Fashion | New Mom Style | Brighter Darling Blog

I’ve dabbled in Stitch Fix through the years off and on, but really got back into it during pregnancy when I tried out Stitch Fix Maternity (they also do Stitch Fix Men and Stitch Fix KIDS now, too)! After baby, as any new mom can attest to, it’s near impossible to get out of the house and getting things delivered is your saving grace. So…

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