One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

One beauty & health food you’re probably not eating

(Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.)   Did you know that you can eat the seeds of apricots? Up until about two months ago, I certainly didn’t have a clue.  I just happened to find out about them when I was searching Vitacost for some snack food ideas.  The reviews were all so glowing that I figured I’d take a gamble and order them, but it wasn’t until later that I learned about their powerful benefits. These little babies are so powerful, in fact, that it is recommended that you only consume 2-4 of...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#5)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#5)

(Please note: This post contains some affiliate links.) Hi! Before I get into my recent empties, I want to share that Vitacost (where you can find many of the products I’m about to talk about) is running a holiday beauty sale right now.  You can save $5 off a $30 purchase using the code HOLIDAYGLAM. i actually have way more empty products than I realized, so let’s dive right in! 100% Pure Mattifying Primer This is a really great primer, and I will definitely order more of it ASAP. I find that it helps my makeup to stay on longer,...

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Some of my skin care & hair care essentials for travel

Some of my skin care & hair care essentials for travel

Hi! My family and I took a little mini-vacation to Charleston, South Carolina this past weekend.  Much to my disappointment, I didn’t see any of the Southern Charm cast members- though I was certainly on high alert the whole time. I was pretty proud of myself for packing lightly, but there were some skin care and hair care essentials that I knew I had to bring…no matter what. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash I received a sample of this face wash in my last Petit Vour box, and honestly, I wasn’t overly excited to try it...

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Non-toxic beauty brand spotlight: ACURE Organics

Non-toxic beauty brand spotlight: ACURE Organics

It always makes me happy when more natural beauty brands hit mainstream stores.  Obviously, I like it because it makes the products easier for me to get without having to make a special shopping trip or online order. However, what really makes me so giddy about it is that it gives other people the opportunity to try a safer brand that they might not have purchased otherwise and hopefully paves the way for other non-toxic brands to enter these stores as well. Well, I am really pleased to announce that one of  my longtime favorite brands,...

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12 Tips for growing thicker hair & managing hair loss

12 Tips for growing thicker hair & managing hair loss

I discuss outer beauty a lot on this blog, but I also try to balance those posts out with lots of information about health and overall well-being. After all, there is more to life than makeup and good hair days. With that being said, it is often hard to feel good about ourselves when we don’t look our very best. Not to overgeneralize too much, but I think that women are especially impacted when they have a physical attribute that makes them feel self-conscious. Several months ago, I was personally dealing with some postpartum hair loss...

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Friday Favorites (11/7)

Friday Favorites (11/7)

Happy Friday! I hope that you had a great week.  Everyone in my household has been under the weather all week, especially Michael who has a double ear infection and strep.  However, I am pleased to report that he seems to be feeling much better this morning- just in time for the weekend. While I certainly didn’t enjoy living in a house filled with sickos, here are some things that I did like this week…   Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz I purchased this brow pencil several months ago, and it completely blew any other brow...

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