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September 10, 2018

Pregnancy Files: Lavender and Grey Baby Nursery Tour

Lavender and Grey Baby Nursery Inspo | Brighter Darling's Baby Nursery Tour | Pottery Barn Larkin Crib in Simply White with Lavender and Grey Baby Bedding

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Ok… it’s about to get real. We’re in the final month, so #BrighterDarlingBaby can come at any moment now! I’m torn as to if I think she’ll be early or late, because most first time moms go into labor late, but most IVF babies tend to come early. For that reason, I made sure our nursery was ready to…

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August 30, 2018

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation Review [YouTube]

*Affiliate links and PR Samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Another quick post for you before we head into the holiday weekend [ Labor Day omg… where did summer go?! ]. I recently acquired a deluxe sample size of the new Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation from a Sephora order and knew it would be great to put to an all-day wear test…

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August 29, 2018

Pregnancy Files: My Simple Neutral Baby Shower

My Simple Neutral Baby Shower For Baby Girl | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. So the baby shower finally arrived! …and left as quick as it came. For those of you who have been married or had a baby before, you know that feeling where it all leads up to that one day and then it’s over in a split second and you’re left with that ‘now what?’ feeling. Well, now I’m waiting…

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August 27, 2018

Too Faced Natural Face Palette Tutorial | 10 Minute Makeup [YouTube]

Too Faced Natural Face Palette Tutorial | Too Faced Natural Face Palette Review | 10 Minute Makeup Routine For Moms | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links and PR Samples used. Full disclaimer details here. So it’s August (almost Sept.!) and HOT AF. I’m also nearly 8 months preggo. So you can imagine how not glamorous I feel. However, I am a glam girl at heart and just love applying makeup regardless of the weather. Too Faced sent me their Natural Face palette a few months ago. It includes two highlighters,…

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August 13, 2018

Babymoon In Wilmington NC + Maternity Shoot!

Babymoon in Wilmington NC | Babymoon in Wrightsville Beach NC | Maternity Shoot at Fort Fisher NC

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Babymoon:  ˈbābēˌmo͞on/ noun, informal – a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born. Now that we have that cleared up, Blake and I took our Babymoon during my 28th week of pregnancy in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC. We used to live in the area and got married there, so it’s a place we love to go back to and…

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August 9, 2018

Pregnancy Files: 2nd Trimester Beauty and Style Essentials

2nd Trimester Beauty and Style Essentials | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. I’m a couple of weeks into my third trimester (!!!), so that means I’m ready to share what items were (and are still) essentials for me during this summertime pregnancy. Let me tell you, being pregnant in the summer is NO JOKE and I’m really glad I don’t live in Houston anymore because I’d probably be dead. But regardless,…

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August 6, 2018

July 2018 Beauty Favorites

July 2018 Beauty Favorites | Brighter Darling Blog | Urban Decay Chill, Born To Run Palette, Too Faced Born This Way Concealer and Foundation

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. It’s unbelievable that we’re already in August. I saw a meme the other day saying “June and July literally lasted 4 seconds,” and that’s exactly how I feel. However, I have been pleasantly surprised with a lot of new beauty products on the market (and a coupe not-so-new) lately and can’t wait to share these five…

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August 1, 2018

6 Neutral Nail Polish Colors That Match With Anything

6 neutral nail polishes that go with anything | brighter darling blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. I’ll let you in on a little (personal) secret:  ever since my IVF embryo transfer back in January, I have religiously worn a pink nail polish on my hands or feet. Call it superstitious, but I’m committed to maintaining this practice until Miss Savannah Faith arrives in October. With that said, I’ve compiled 6 neutral nail polish colors (in mostly…

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July 24, 2018

Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Review

Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Review with swatches on medium tan skin | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. When I first saw the newly released Urban Decay Born To Run palette launch in July 2018 my immediate thoughts were, “This palette screams fall/autumn/winter. Interesting that Urban Decay chose summer to debut Born To Run.” I didn’t think it would suit my typical neutral looks with all the brighter colors, but I misjudged this collection.…

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July 19, 2018

10 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Baby Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Baby Picks hero | Brighter Darling Blog | Beauty and Lifestyle Blog Philadelphia | Beauty and Lifestyle Blog New Jersey

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. As I mentioned in my 15 Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale a couple of weeks ago, every year in the late summer, Nordstrom holds this MASSIVE sale that doesn’t compare to ANY other sale they’ll have the entire year. Now that I’m expecting #BrighterDarlingBaby, I check baby departments out just as often as I’m checking beauty/fashion deals.…

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July 16, 2018

Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer Review + Demo

Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer Review | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. The Too Faced Born This Way foundation has a huge following for a reason:  it’s a long wear, medium-full coverage foundation with a natural finish that’s literally created to look like you were born completely flawless. The brand recently expanded the Born This Way line to include 20 super-coverage concealers that can be used to conceal…

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July 9, 2018

Product To Try: Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Review

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Review

*Affiliate links and PR samples used. Full disclaimer details here. Last week in my June favorites, I briefly introduced/mentioned the new Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi serum and how I couldn’t wait to talk more about it soon. This is a brand new product released by the new-to-the-scene, clean skin care brand, Drunk Elephant. In a nutshell, it’s a bronze-tinted Vitamin D antioxidant serum that protects the skin…

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