Quick Fix, Healthy Snacks

March 9, 2017
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So we all have those days when we are super busy and don’t have time to sit down and eat a proper breakfast or lunch.  But as the day rolls on, our energy starts to drain and we either fade or start eating whatever comes in sight, lol.  An effective way to break this cycle is to eat small meals or snacks throughout the day.  Not only will this keep you going strong, it will help prevent overeating later in the day.  A good tip is to try and sneak in some protein where you can as it provides a […]

Girl, Bat Those Lashes! ;)

March 6, 2017
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Nothing frames your eyes the way mascara does.  A couple of effortless swipes and you can boost your lashes and your confidence.  Finding a mascara with the right formula can be a challenge, but I’ve found my new favorite: MAC Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara.  I love the texture…not too dry, not too wet …it’s just the right creamy balance in-between (if that makes sense).  This mascara coats your lashes beautifully without clumping them together.  I also find that it helps my lashes look longer and thicker.  The deep, glossy black really makes your eyes stand out and this formula can […]

Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

March 3, 2017
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We all know that it’s important to remove our makeup before bed if we want to take good care of our skin.  But after a long day, it can feel like an irritating chore that stands between you and restful sleep in your comfy bed.  Yup, we’ve all been there.  Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water can make your life a little easier.  The name is a mouthful, but this product is amazing! In a nutshell, micellar water is composed of micelles (cleansing oil molecules) which are suspended in water.  The micelles cling to dirt and oil, thereby cleansing your skin […]

Be Kind, Eat KIND

March 2, 2017
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I am currently hooked on KIND snack bars.  I confess that the packaging often caught my eye while I was out grocery shopping, but I did not give in and try them until recently.  Not only are they a yummy snack, but they have some good ingredients too.  The company promises to deliver “ingredients you can see and pronounce.”  The snack bars come in a wide array of flavors spanning different fruit and nut combinations.  My personal favorites are the Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants bar and the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein bar.  Since KIND bars contain nuts and […]

Statement Lip: Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick

March 1, 2017
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I am late to the party with this one, but still wanted to say a few words for the fantastic Stila – Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks.  These were the first liquid lipsticks I tried and they have remained a staple in my makeup routine.  The collection offers a variety of gorgeous matte colors.  The shades range from neutrals and nudes to bold, vibrant colors that are perfect for a statement lip.  Compared to some other leading brands, I find that this formula does not dry out my lips much, which is a big plus for a liquid lipstick.  The […]

Great Products for Dry Skin

April 7, 2016
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One of the biggest challenges I face when looking for skincare products is finding something that will not irritate my skin. My skin (especially my face) has a tendency to quickly dry out if I do not use the right products. Some tips I can share with those who can relate to my dilemma are: use a good moisturizer regularly, dosage avoid harsh toners/exfoliators, sales and do not use products that contain alcohol. After experimenting with many different products over the years, here is a list of my go-to items. I think they would work well for combination skin as […]