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Packing a Toddler for a Longhaul Flight

– Or, How Not to Lose Your Shit in 10 Hours – Dreaded and feared, the longhaul flight with a toddler. I don’t claim to be an expert on this, because this will be my first attempt, but I have a few qualifications: I have traveled internationally overseas since the age of 6 months straight through into my teens, every year to visit family in Norway I was the oldest of five children spanning a decade in age ranges, so…
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Our Kitchen Makeover

When our kitchen faucet finally broke (hip hip, hooray!)…I decided to condense the myriad finishes in the kitchen. We had: stainless steel, polished chrome, oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel….it was like someone had a mad dash through the hardware store ala Supermarket Sweep and grabbed whatever they could find. To reduce confusion, I opted to choose a matte black faucet. Of course, it had to be simpler (our previous Prerinse faucet required an engineering degree to wash your hands). It also…
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Living My Best Skin

Sponsored Post / Advertorial This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of being able to test drive the Triple Lipid Restorative Facial by SkinCeuticals. I went to Adara Medical Spa where I was greeted by a very amicable receptionist and the entire spa was white, clean and inviting. After the hour-long-plus facial, my skin felt plumped, hydrated, restored, protected, and youthful. I know the importance of lipid layers for the skin’s protection, so it makes sense to my medical mind…
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Luxe Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Tip: click/tap on the product you want to shop above and it will take you to the shoppable site! Sometimes the little gifts tucked into a stocking can me more exciting than the presents on Christmas Day! Any beauty-obsessed friend or family member can attest that sometimes the best things come in small packages! Here are a few splurge-worthy treats for that girlfriend or boyfriend who can’t stop shopping at the big beauty retailers. Get them now before these hot…
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The New M. Gemi Corsa Boot

M. Gemi is launching a new Italian-leather, Florence-made boot called the Corsa and it is gooooooorgeoussss. They asked me if I wouldn’t mind trying a pair to review prior to their release and I enthusiastically said yes (I was not compensated and I did not guarantee a review nor did I guarantee any mention or more specifically a positive mention–they shipped a pair of boots and I could either love them or hate them).  Well, the results are in, and I…
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Enzymatic Skin Heroes

There are a few things that getting older has taught me that is actually of some benefit…(1) Hold out for Mr. Right, not Mr. Right now, (2) if you’re going to drink at a party, alternate with glasses of water, and (3) my skin loves chemical exfoliation. That last tip is something that I’m a bit of a late bloomer in learning, but it has “made all the difference” (thank you Mr. Frost). I wanted to introduce you to a…
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What I Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I recently filmed a video walking you through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog before the sale went live. I provided all of my recommendations based on what I saw, the first time I saw it. I also included absolutely zero affiliate links, so if you’re interested in checking that out, you’re welcome to watch it below. I also wanted to include my purchases below (disclosure: I might make a few pennies from items you like of my recommendations and end…
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My Sephora Spring Bonus Sale Picks

Fresh antiperspirant Dr. Jart ceramidin cream Dr. Jart ceramidin liquid lotion Sunday Riley good genes Foreo Luna mini 2 Sephora’s skincare devices section NARS natural radiant foundation Fenty gloss bomb Fenty match stick amber (contour) Fenty match stick yacht lyfe (blush) NARS highlighter – fort de france Jo Malone Hermes Twilly 1.0 fl oz 1.6 fl oz 2.8 fl oz Drunk Elephant sukari babyfacial Dior lip glow Tatcha silk canvas primer Glow Recipe watermelon sleeping mask ABH soft glam eyeshadow…
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