Friday Favorites & a giveaway!

Friday Favorites & a giveaway!

Happy Friday! I have some really good things on my favorites list this week, and I am also giving away a bottle of Skindinavia primer spray (a recent Friday favorite).  You can enter using the widget down below! Caramel Almond & Sea Salt KIND Bar If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I got a pretty awesome care package from the folks at KIND earlier this week.  The package was filled with lots of their new bars, and for me, it was love at first bite with this flavor.  If you enjoy the salty and sweet combo, I highly...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight: California Naturel

Beauty Brand Spotlight: California Naturel

(Please note: Although I did receive some products to sample, I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions below are my own true thoughts about California Naturel.)   Today’s beauty spotlight is on a brand called California Naturel. Based in Sausalito, California, California Naturel makes skin care products that are free of nasty ingredients.  All of their “formulations are naturally scented and free of: parabens, sulfates, and harsh synthetic chemicals”, which most of us surely appreciate. Of all the natural...

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Friday Favorites (7/11)

Friday Favorites (7/11)

1.  Radishes Until last week, I never ate radishes.  I just always knew them as the vegetable that Fraggles ate on Fraggle Rock, and that didn’t really make the seem appealing.   But for some reason, I decided to buy a pint of them when I was at the farmer’s market last week, and I’m now completely hooked.  I even made a special visit to the farmer’s market again this week for more of them. There are so many great health benefits to eating radishes.  They can help to control blood pressure, protect us from certain...

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8 tips for beautiful skin (& break up with your makeup)

8 tips for beautiful skin (& break up with your makeup)

I’ve always loved makeup.  I love shopping for makeup, looking at the pretty packaging, and choosing what beautiful shade of blush I feel like wearing on a particular day. Even when I was in high school and rarely wore a lick of it, I still enjoyed reading beauty books and wandering through the makeup aisles of the drugstore. Somewhere between then and now, makeup became something that I not only enjoyed wearing but something that I felt I needed to wear to feel complete.   All of the lip products that I found in my diaper bag...

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What to Try: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

What to Try: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

[Please note: This is not a sponsored post.  However, some of the products mentioned below were sent to me for consideration.]   The first time that I ever visited a LUSH store was many years ago in San Francisco.  After reading about how much celebrities loved their products, I was just dying to try them out for myself.  However, I felt very overwhelmed when I got to the store and left empty handed.  There were just so many fabulous scents, soaps, and creams, and I didn’t know what to choose! After lots of research (or...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight: Raisin Face

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Raisin Face

This is not a sponsored post.  When you’re a beauty product junkie, it is tempting to constantly try new things, and no matter how much you might love something, you can always be swayed to try something new… Until something amazing comes along, such as the product I am about to introduce. A few weeks before Addison was born, I felt like an ugly, old hag (to put it mildly). I am sure the feeling was mostly caused by pregnancy hormones, but regardless of what influenced my thoughts, I desperately wanted to refresh my...

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