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Best Summer Scents (For Body & Home)

Summer fragrances are the best: light, airy, and when you apply just the faintest mist to your skin or hair, they are so beautiful. Same thing for your home: scented candles can gently scent a room (or two) with a … Continue reading

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Megababe Rosy Pits Natural Deodorant

Let’s talk about one not-so-pleasant-but-essential facet of the beauty world: deodorant. The search for a natural deodorant that works for me seems to be never-ending. I’ve been trying various products for the past two years (read my previous reviews here), … Continue reading

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Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

In the past, I’ve gotten flack in the comments for not reviewing enough drugstore mascaras. I’ve got nothing against drugstore mascaras, but in my experience, they just don’t do as much as “luxury” mascaras. There are a few exceptions to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Brow Pencil

To fill in my brows, I prefer a pencil to a powder or a tinted gel. I had faithfully used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil for years–until I discovered NYX Professional Micro Brow Pencil (around $10). It’s a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Nude Lip Shades

If you’ve ever read my blog, you probably know I live for a nude lip. I pretty much exclusively wear a nude lip, as it goes with every makeup look. I also have a small mouth and don’t like to … Continue reading

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Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

I mentioned this in my post yesterday, and wanted to tell you more about this *amazing* product. This spray is my latest obsession. I thought it was too good to be true: a priming hair mist that protects against heat … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summer Hair Products

The long days, sunshine, warm weather, and vacations are some of the best parts of summer. But they also take a toll on your hair. I always switch up my haircare routine during the warmer months to help keep my … Continue reading

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Kristin Ess The One Signature Conditioner

Sometimes great things come in unexpected packages. Case in point: Kristin Ess The One Signature Conditioner ($10), part of her line of haircare products available at Target. I tried out products from Ess’s line because I love her work as … Continue reading

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Concealer Roundup

One of the most valuable things I learned as a teenager, when I first started doing makeup, is that a one-size-fits-all approach to concealer rarely works. People typically need different concealers for different skin issues, especially as they age. As … Continue reading

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The Greatest Concealer on Earth

I haven’t talked about this at all, but 2017 was the year my skin completely freaked out. I developed adult onset acne–persistent cystic acne that formed deep within my skin and lasted for weeks to months. It was the worst … Continue reading

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