The top foods for beautiful hair, skin, and nails

The top foods for beautiful hair, skin, and nails

There’s so much talk about how we can look our very best by using makeup, creams, lotions, procedures, and whatever else.  It makes it easy to forget that the way we look on the outside is often a reflection of the foods that we choose to eat. Following a very clean diet will definitely help to improve our looks, but I decided to get a bit more specific today and made up a cheat sheet of exactly what foods have the greatest impact on our hair, skin, and nails. Notice how salmon, my very favorite food in the world, makes an appearance in...

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Beauty Spotlight: MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Beauty Spotlight: MyChelle Dermaceuticals

(Please note: This post contains affiliate links.  However, I have not been paid to write this review, and all opinions stated here are my own true thoughts.)   It feels like it has been ages since I’ve done a natural beauty brand spotlight.  I guess that’s because it has been ages. In all honesty, I’ve been pretty happy with the products I’ve been using, and I’ve been slacking a bit in the discovery department. But I do have a brand to spotlight today that I’m really excited about sharing with you-...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1/10)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1/10)

    1. During my first pregnancy, I went through a major nesting phase.  Well, I thought it was major at the time anyway, but let’s just say, it was nothing compared to what I’ve been going through lately.  I don’t think that I could stop organizing and decorating even if my life depended on it. 2. One of my primary organization projects has been my closet.  I have been cleaning it out like mad, donating and consigning anything that I haven’t worn in the past decade, and I have a grand plan in my mind for some...

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Things I’m loving lately & a bareMinerals giveaway!

Things I’m loving lately & a bareMinerals giveaway!

(Please note: Neither this post nor this giveaway have been sponsored.  I purchased all products, including the giveaway prize, on my own.)   I’m in a chatty mood today, so I’m just going to skip over a long intro and get right on down to business. Here are some of the many things that I am loving lately!     Yes to Carrots Super Rich Body Butter Several months ago, I found a small tub of this body butter on sale at Target for 98 cents.  It obviously would have been a crime to pass up such a deal, so I snagged...

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Pregnancy update (27 weeks)

Pregnancy update (27 weeks)

Hi there! It’s been a long while since I’ve written a pregnancy update, so I thought I’d show you what the bump is looking like these days and give you the scoop on how I’m feeling. So, here’s the bump…     I took this picture at my OB/GYN’s office yesterday morning while I was there to take my glucose test. Remember when I failed the first time around when I was pregnant with Michael?  Well, I did it again.  I failed with flying colors.  My doctor said that, for whatever reason, my body...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (1/3)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1/3)

  1. MT and I were very low key on New Year’s Eve.  After I put Michael to bed, I made a pot roast, and we enjoyed a nice dinner in the dining room.  Since I’m not exactly in any condition to be drinking at the moment, I drank what I referred to all night as “fake wine” (or sparkling grape juice).  It wasn’t the same as the real thing at all, but I’ll make up for it next year. 2. After our New Year’s Eve dinner, we made some popcorn (mine was drizzled in coconut oil of course) and watched...

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My Oiling Pulling Journey: Results & Thoughts After 1 Month

My Oiling Pulling Journey: Results & Thoughts After 1 Month

(You can go to my Oil Pulling tab for all of my posts on this subject.) Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 is off to a wonderful start for all of you.  We didn’t do much on New Year’s Eve, but I’ll give you a mini recap in tomorrow’s post. As I said in the beginning of my oil pulling journey, my intention was to stick with it for an entire month, and I did it! Well, I guess I technically have a few more days to go, but for the purpose of these recaps, I achieved my goal.   Image source   Before I get into my...

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Nightly Pregnancy Skin Care Routine

Nightly Pregnancy Skin Care Routine

Happy Monday! Since I promised that I’d deliver this post a few weeks ago, I figured that I should probably hold true to my word. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can also read all about my morning pregnancy skin care routine. That’s also where I explain how my skin changed during pregnancy which is why I updated a lot of the products I had been using previously.     1. Clarisonic Mia 2 I use this after I remove my eye makeup.  I switch to different eye makeup removers all of the time, but right now, I really...

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Christmas recap (in mostly pictures)

Christmas recap (in mostly pictures)

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas.  Here’s a little look into my family’s Christmas…   Snuggling with the best little Christmas present ever.   Michael absolutely loved opening all of his presents, and he was more aware of what was happening than I thought he would be. I am sure that next year is going to be even more fun! Not only was Michael spoiled by Santa, but both sets of grandparents completely hooked him up with toys and clothes.   We had a big Christmas...

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My Oil Pulling Journey: Week Three

My Oil Pulling Journey: Week Three

(You can go to my Oil Pulling tab for all of my posts on this subject.) I can hardly believe that I’m into my fourth week of oil pulling already.  As you’ll see by my recap, I’m completely hooked. Possibly for life. If you’re just catching up, you can read my initial post all about the whole process of oil pulling and my week one and week two recaps.   Image source   Day Fifteen Even though I’m completely into oil pulling, I had a difficult time that morning.  I think that I might have gotten a bit...

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