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…

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*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

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*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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December 18, 2018

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Wear Test + Review [YouTube]

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. If you’re a makeup junkie, you probably know about Sephora’s foundation finder quiz. If not, congrats, now you know there’s a quiz you can take on Sephora’s website to find the foundation of your dreams. …Or, at least one that fits your preferences. Out of all of the formulas that fit my preferences (medium to full coverage, natural finish),…

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December 16, 2018

My Labor and Delivery Story 2018 | IVF Pregnancy

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On October 12, 2018, we welcomed #BrighterDarlingBaby – Savannah Faith – into the world. She arrived two days early, after a CRAZY labor and delivery story that lasted 23+ hours. She was a happy, healthy 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 19 in. long. It was the absolute wildest few days of my life and a labor story I’ll never forget. Here’s a preview: I went…

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December 5, 2018

Maybelline Superstay Foundation Review + Wear Test [YouTube]

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love saving money. It’s especially exciting to me when I find a beauty product that performs on par with high-end formulas for a fraction of the price. I had heard a ton of praise for the Maybelline Superstay liquid foundation for months, but hesitated trying it because it’s always tough finding a shade…

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November 15, 2018

Pregnancy Files: 3rd Trimester Update [YouTube]

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Hey everyone! Long time no chat. If you don’t follow me on Instagram (what are you doing with yourself?), you wouldn’t know that I had #BrighterDarlingBaby on Oct. 12, 2018 two days before her due date. WAY more to come on that… but I figured it would be perfect timing to kick the blogging thing back off with ensuring you all saw the third trimester…

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October 11, 2018

Stocking Up: Health and Beauty Essentials at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Health and Beauty Essentials at BJ's Wholesale Club | Batiste Dry Shampoo, CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes, Dove Body Wash wholesale prices | Brighter Darling Blog

Thank you BJ’s Wholesale Club for sponsoring this post. It’s the final countdown! #BrighterDarlingBaby is scheduled to arrive in less than 30 days and I’m in official nesting mode. This means scrubbing the house spotless, doing tons of laundry, stocking up on frozen meals and paper products but most importantly, stocking up on health and beauty essentials at BJ’s Wholesale Club! Tons of friends recommended…

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