November 6, 2019

For Old Times’ Sake… Sephora Sale Clean Beauty Recommendations 2019

Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations 2019 | Clean Beauty Edition

So, word on the street is everyone’s sick and tired of Sephora’s ‘promotions’ and rewards program. It keeps getting less and less enticing to shop Sephora when their rewards are minuscule in exchange for what customers are paying/buying/investing in, and they keep taking away perks.  But for old times’ sake, since there IS a 10-20% sale going on right now depending on your status, I…

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October 7, 2019

Clean Beauty Dupes For Traditional Favorites

15 Clean Dupes for Traditional Beauty

If you read my previous post about exploring more clean, safer beauty going forward, you’ll know I decided to become a brand consultant for Beautycounter. I felt so strongly about partnering with them because the mission, advocacy work they do to change regulations in the industry, and most importantly… the products TRULY PERFORM. I figured it’d be fun to do a little dupe-finding for some…

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October 3, 2019

Stitch Fix Unboxing Fall 2019 Must Haves

stitch fix unboxing fall 2019

Hello, everyone! It’s crazy… we’re in October! I don’t know where you may be reading this from, but the weather has been strangely warm here in the northeast and this summer-lovin’ girl is actually READY for the cooler temps. Thankfully, I got this latest Stitch Fix in August and have had some time to test run the five items in my box before sharing them…

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September 30, 2019

Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation Review

beautycounter tint skin foundation review on combination skin | tint skin shade honey

As soon as I knew I enjoyed several skin care items from clean, safer beauty brand, Beautycounter, I knew it was time to delve into MAKEUP… my true love. It’s only natural for me to gravitate towards complexion products first – particularly foundation – since that is one of my favorite makeup products (hello, gimme that flawless face) and something that covers a big percentage…

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September 13, 2019

All of My Favorite Hair Care Products – 2019 Edition

All of my favorite hair care products for blonde ash platinum hair | favorite hair products for healthy voluminous blonde hair brighter darling | R and Co Television Hair Products

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Since I was a little girl, I’ve received compliments on my hair. I don’t know WHY… because it’s basically a horse’s mane and the usual bane of my getting-ready routine, but for some reason… many people think I have nice hair. Who knows. But I’m here today to share my top favorite products to keep my thick, coarse hair…

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September 2, 2019

Currently Testing… Skin Care For Dull Tired Skin

Currently Testing... Skin Care For Dull, Tired Skin | Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Ole Henriksen PHAT Facial, Erno Laszlo White Marble Dual Phase

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. It’s been awhile since I shared what I’ve been testing lately and that’s mainly because my threshold for BS is super high so I don’t even bother trying things that don’t fit my skin needs or that I think would be high quality for my readers. Not that I didn’t do that before, but my standards for products and…

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August 24, 2019

Making Cleaner and Safer Beauty Choices…

Making Cleaner and Safer Beauty Choices on Brighter Darling

I think we all can agree no one wants to put products on their faces or bodies that have harmful or not-so-good-for-you ingredients. Ever since dealing with years of infertility and autoimmune issues, I’ve been much more aware of these things. I’ve spent the last 10.5 months analyzing ingredient labels of all products that go IN or ON Savannah’s little baby body, but only recently…

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August 21, 2019

My Experience Using the Saalt Soft Menstrual Cup

My Experience Using the Saalt Soft Menstrual Cup hero | Saalt Soft Cup Review

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Today’s post won’t be for everyone. And that’s totally fine with me! Skip it and come back another day 🙂 But we’re mostly ladies here and biologically, this is a truth we all have to deal with every month: our periods and how we manage them. We all know about pads, tampons, liners and pills we can take to…

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August 19, 2019

My Favorite Makeup Brushes For Everything

All Of My Favorite Makeup Brushes by Brighter Darling

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Oh makeup brushes… they can be pricey (or just FEEL pricey because it’s that initial investment) but they’re SO imperative for beautiful looking makeup. I’d say a solid 50% of the time, people ask how I get my makeup to look a certain way even if they’re using the same products I use, but it’s because they’re using the…

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August 17, 2019

Makeup Junkie Bags… Do You Need One?

Makeup Junkie Bag Review_Large Size_Brighter Darling

Another topic best shown in a YouTube video, today’s post is all about Makeup Junkie bags. If you’re wondering what these even are… they’re innovative makeup bags designed to hold way more than a traditionally shaped cosmetics bag, take up way less space, fit massive palettes and have the ability to be cleaned without making a mess when traveling. Sound pretty awesome, right? Let’s talk…

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August 16, 2019

Hello Bello… Clean Baby Products | An In Depth Review

Hello Bello Review of Diapers, Wipes, Sunscreen, Diaper Cream

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. This is one of those blog posts that has an accompanying YouTube video where I go into much more detail, but for the gist of it, here’s my thoughts about Hello Bello in this in depth review after trying a lot of the line. I comment on my must tries and items to pass on, as well as, some…

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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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