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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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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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