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]

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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

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*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]


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]

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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]

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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

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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

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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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March 29, 2020

My 5 Favorite Beautycounter Makeup Products

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As promised a few days ago in the skincare post, I said I’d share my 5 favorite Beautycounter makeup products. It’s been really fun exploring the clean beauty world for me. As a beauty enthusiast, I kind of tried it all. But this ‘whole new world’ of products has made the process fresh again. Without tons of reviews and thousands of YouTube videos on certain…

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March 26, 2020

The Lipstick That Has Every Shade You Ever Needed… bareMinerals Mineralist Review

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*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. bareMinerals is one of those brands that I know many of us know and love! For the last two years, they’ve been reformulating and expanding their color cosmetics line and I’ve been 98% obsessed with everything they’ve released! So you can imagine how excited and thrilled I was to receive the entire new Mineralist lipstick collection they launched recently…

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March 23, 2020

My 5 Favorite Beautycounter Skin Care Products

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Considering everything that is going on right now in our world to stay safe and that my family’s biggest income right now is my blog affiliate commission and Beautycounter sales (and that Beautycounter is currently running a 10% off SITEWIDE sale), I figured what better time than now to share my 5 favorite Beautycounter skin care products! May as well help get safer products into…

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