Category Archives: skin

moisturizers, lotions, masks & cleansers

beauty essentials4

  i get a lot of questions about my beauty essentials. inquiring minds want to know about the must-have products that i can’t live without and the parts of my routine where i tend to splurge instead of save. when it comes … Continue reading

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lush tea tree water7

in a word, this toner from lush is gorgeous. tea tree water is designed to keep oily and spotty skin clear, and while most toners making these claims smell medicinal and can be drying, this one borders on aramoatherap-eutic. the … Continue reading

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weekender essentials0

i may have just a few short weeks left before our little chickadee makes her debut, but you had better believe i am soaking up every drop of summer before she arrives. on a day when i’m planning to sweat … Continue reading

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mum+bub soothing ointment4

let’s just say that change is afoot around here (i mean, there is a box of nursing pads nestled in among my hanky panky collection…) and today i really have babies on the brain because the two women who i … Continue reading

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skin-saving duo from first aid beauty9

  do you ever feel like the skincare cocktail you’ve been using religiously to the tune of beautiful results will sometimes turn on you suddenly and just stop working? it’s the worst and i’m always torn between staying the course … Continue reading

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ren evercalm gentle cleansing milk4

on my weekly lap through sephora last week, i was on a serious hunt for a new pm cleanser. i was contemplating this one and this one, reading online reviews mid-aisle when a cast member asked me if i needed … Continue reading

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summer skin refresh2

the temperature has (finally!) crested above 80 twice in the last week. not only did this glimpse of summer have me banishing all of my coats to the faraway closet, but it also signaled that the time has come to … Continue reading

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4 fab little lip balms6

it’s no secret that pregnancy is just plain weird. (beautiful, yes; a miracle, definitely; but still very, very strange!) of all the symptoms that i was prepared for, swelled-up, bee-stung, brigitte bardot-like lips were not on the menu – and … Continue reading

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the product that started it all12

  as i near this here blog’s five year anniversary next month, i find myself reflecting on the crazy amazing ride that it has sent me on – and one that i am not ready to get off of anytime … Continue reading

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first aid beauty age delay dual repair eye cream2

i like a no nonsense eye cream. i’m lucky enough not to be suffering any major woes – just a minimal combination of dark circles, crow’s feet, and fine lines underneath. (par for the 32 year-old course, i suppose) to … Continue reading

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