Friday Favorites (1/30)

Friday Favorites (1/30)

This week, I pretty much unplugged from social media, reading blogs, and blogging myself.  I even tried not to pick up my phone as much as usual- which clearly needed to happen since my 2 year old has started walking around imitating me with his pretend phone. Unplugging was an honorary favorite, and if you have not unplugged lately, you should give it a go.  It is amazing how much you can get accomplished when you aren’t looking at photos of your friends’ children or their cats on Facebook all day long.  In fact, I have been...

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Friday Favorites (1/23)

Friday Favorites (1/23)

Happy Friday! Thanks to my recent commitment to use what I already have and be more of a minimalist, my favorites from the week are mostly things that I’ve had and/or loved for awhile. After this, I am off to Addie’s 9 month old well visit.  She is growing up way too quickly! Obviously, she is a favorite of mine too.     100% Pure Luminous Primer Vitamins & Antioxidants with Resveratrol  This is a product that I rediscovered through my decluttering process, and I am so glad that I did!  I actually bought it...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one

Part of my decluttering/simplifying process involves using up things that I already own- especially when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products. Admittedly, it was sort of difficult at first. I wanted to try new lotions, thought I needed a new shade of lip gloss, and was positive that a different body wash would change my life.  But I forced myself to shop my existing arsenal of products and make use of what was in there, and now I am actually having fun with it.  It’s pretty satisfying to use things up, carry the empty...

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Friday Favorites (1/9)

Friday Favorites (1/9)

Happy Friday! Before I get into my favorites, I want to tell about an interview that’s up on The Mini Skirt today featuring Brittany of A Healthy Slice of Life.  I know that many of you probably read her blog and might be interested to learn more about her thoughts and tips on balancing motherhood, a healthy lifestyle, and personal hobbies and interests. And if you aren’t familiar with Brittany already, trust me when I say that you’ll love her! As for this week’s favorites, I have some really good ones (yes, I say that...

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Part One: 2014 All-Stars (Beauty & Skin Care)

Part One: 2014 All-Stars (Beauty & Skin Care)

One of the reasons why I love blogging so much is because I get to gush about all of the products that I am enjoying at the time.   I always feel like I am chatting with my girlfriends when I read your comments on what I’ve shared, and it is just so much fun! I thought it would be a blast to round up the best of the best of 2014 in beauty & skin care and food & health (split up into two posts). Let me tell you, I didn’t realize what a challenge that would be!  It was really difficult to choose among so many favorites, but...

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Makeup haul & a giveaway! (bareMinerals)

Makeup haul & a giveaway! (bareMinerals)

I know it is the season of giving, but I purchased a few new makeup items recently for myself. These things are (mostly) replacements for other items that I used up, so that is my justification for shopping. I think it is a valid excuse. After hearing so many raves reviews of Red Apple Lipstick and stumbling upon a coupon code, I finally decided to place an order. All of the products by Red Apple Lipstick are gluten-free, paraben free, and free of toxins and lead.  The lipsticks are supposed to be extremely moisturizing because they contain...

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