My favorite antioxidant rich smoothie

My favorite antioxidant rich smoothie

Smoothies have been my go-to breakfast for the past 6 years.  I do occasionally like to switch things up and go for something like protein pancakes or oatmeal, but I always miss my smoothies- especially during this insane heat wave. When I make a smoothie, taste is obviously important, but I always make sure that they are jam-packed with health and beauty foods above all else. The smoothie that I am sharing with you today has been my favorite for several weeks now because it makes me feel good, makes me look good (well, better), and actually...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Odacite

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Odacite

Hi! I am writing this post tonight to calm my nerves as I watch the gymnastics portion of the Olympics.  It is far and away my favorite competition, but it puts me so on edge- although not to the same extent as Aly Raisman’s parents. There isn’t really a good way to segue from gymnastics to skincare, so I’m just going to jump right on in to it. I recently stumbled upon a lovely brand called Odacite Skincare.  It was founded by a woman named Valerie Grandury after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and sought to create a...

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July 2016 Favorites

July 2016 Favorites

Happy August! It has been another busy month, but I recently cut down on a few writing commitments which should mean more time for blogging.  I definitely have a lot of posts in the works, so you can expect to hear more from me this month. Here are the favorites from last month- and for once, none of them are edible! Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Eye Shadow in Cappuccino Ever since I bid farewell to my Urban Decay Naked Palette, I have been in need of a neutral, non-shimmery eye shadow that would work for every day.  Cappuccino certain fits the...

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June 2016 Favorites

June 2016 Favorites

This post is not sponsored.  However, I would like to thank Sun Warrior and BFree for their generous samples. As always, this post reflects my own true thoughts.   I have more food favorites to share this month than usual, so I guess that tells you where my head’s been at lately. I also have one household favorite, but because it is so good, I am going to dedicate an entire post to it next week.  I cannot wait!     Hynt Beauty DUET Perfecting Concealer Now that I have a little color on my face from being outdoors so...

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Why you need a serum & some of my favorites

Why you need a serum & some of my favorites

As a dry skinned girl, I have historically been pretty good about using moisturizer on my face and body, but I haven’t always been diligent about applying serums. In the past, using a serum just seemed like an unnecessary (and pricey) step in my skincare routine, but I got really into skin care a few years ago and, through much research, I was finally convinced that I needed a good serum (or six) in my life. Serums contain a high concentration of active ingredients (sometimes as much as 70%) making them highly effective, and they even...

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May 2016 Favorites

May 2016 Favorites

Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but the foundation was sent to me for consideration. As always, any reviews reflect my own true opinions.   Hi! May was a very busy month for me between the kids, kitchen renovations, and an awesome mini-vacation to Savannah which is why I didn’t get the opportunity to post as often as I would have liked.  I’m hoping that June isn’t quite as hectic, and I can get back on a better posting schedule. Last month, I didn’t have a ton of favorites, but this month, I...

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