Friday Favorites (4/24)

Friday Favorites (4/24)

Happy Friday! I have some beauty, fitness, home care, food, and fashion favorites for you today, so let’s get started…   First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 This was a gift from my friend Michele, and I really owe her for introducing me to it.  A lot of sunscreens don’t absorb well into the skin and give off that Casper-ish white cast. This one absorbs right in, and the bonus is that is doubles as a moisturizer.  It doesn’t make my face at all greasy, yet it is...

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Vitacost haul (food, skincare, & condiments)

Vitacost haul (food, skincare, & condiments)

Hello! I placed one of my weekly orders to Vitacost a few days ago, and since my box arrived today, I figured that I’d share what was inside. (Side note: I just subscribed to a farm delivery box for things like eggs, milk, and cheese since we go through those things quickly in this house with the kids.  I’m so excited about it and cannot wait to show you what we get!) Eden Organic Black Beans I’ve been loving beans lately in salads as a good source of protein, so I decided to stock up while they were on sale.  I cannot...

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Non-Toxic Beauty Brand Spotlight: Earth Science Naturals

Non-Toxic Beauty Brand Spotlight: Earth Science Naturals

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  I purchased all products mentioned below with my own money, and this post reflects my true opinions about them.)   I was doing a little product inventory in my bathroom over the weekend and realized that I use an awful lot of things by Earth Science Naturals.  It’s no wonder being that it is such an affordable brand (especially since I usually order my products from Vitacost).  In this instance, inexpensive doesn’t mean cheap quality.  I continue to go back to the brand because...

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5 ways to fight the aging process in the spring & summer

5 ways to fight the aging process in the spring & summer

I celebrated another birthday last Wednesday which is probably why I have the subject of anti-aging on my brain. While using certain creams, managing stress, following a healthy diet, limiting alcohol consumption, and not smoking can all help to slow down the aging process (or at least allow us to age more gracefully), there are some other non-surgical things that we can do to combat wrinkles. The 5 tips below can apply year-round, but they are even more crucial during the warmer months of the year.   1.  Always wear sunscreen. We all know...

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Friday Favorites (3/20)

Friday Favorites (3/20)

(Visit The Mini Skirt for some of my mommy favorites!)   Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from the week… Que Bella Purifying Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Mask The Que Bella masks are such an inexpensive and fun way to have a little pampering session at home.  I applied this mask the other night while I was doing some dusting around the house, and when I washed it off, my face felt fresh, clean, and rejuvenated. Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil & Argan Stem Cell Triple Moisture Shampoo I’m still a loyal fan of my...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#2)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#2)

I am still very much into using up my current stash of products before getting anything new, and as you’ll see, I even committed to finishing things that I didn’t even like all that much.  I’m really proud of how much I have decluttered! (By the way, you can see my first empties post here.) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E I used this lotion for years (obviously not the same bottle), and for a long time, cocoa butter was my signature scent.  I still absolutely love this stuff, but as you know, I’m...

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