Category Archives: skin

moisturizers, lotions, masks & cleansers

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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pür minerals color correcting primer2

confession: i’ve never fully appreciated primer, or felt the need for it in my makeup routine. but alas, pür minerals color correcting primer has turned me into a believer. it’s super sheer and easy to apply. after i moisturize, but before … Continue reading

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vaseline cocoa butter lip therapy0

over the years, i’ve learned that the best way to combat lip dryness is to get into a cycle of prevention as opposed to reactive treatment. it seems to be all about what i put on them overnight that determines … Continue reading

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greening my routine with mario badescu5

 * my skin care routine has quite literally gone green. besides being perfectly fitting for saint patrick’s day, the truth is that this trio has saved my pregnancy hormone-ravaged skin. the team at mario badescu must be getting pretty used … Continue reading

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pixi glow tonic8

do you use a toner as part of your skincare routine? for awhile now, i’ve been using witch hazel as the first part of my routine in the morning and after washing my face each evening to remove excess traces … Continue reading

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clinique superdefense eye spf 202

i’ve always had the best intentions when it comes to eye cream, but i’m not the best when it comes to applying them religiously. i normally just concentrate a little extra night cream under my eyes and call it a … Continue reading

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clinique superdefense moisturizer1

i hate to complain about the cold, because really – what can you do? but, jeez louise it is cold. after the seventeenth day in a row of freezing my buns off running between appointments, errands, etc. it became clear to me … Continue reading

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la roche-posay giveaway!4

my beauty resolution for 2014 is to take a more serious approach to skincare – especially when it comes to sun protection and anti-aging. the very first product sending me on my journey to healthier, protected skin is la roche-posay’s … Continue reading

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