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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I…

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA and London. California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A.…

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10 Beautiful Things

1.  The Guide to Non-Toxic Deodorant 2.  Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 3.  Fairy-tale Villages 4.  Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ…

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10 Beautiful Things

1. 12 Ways To Support A Loved One Who Has Anxiety 2. How Highly Effective People Eliminate Drama 3. Late 1890s – A Trip Through Paris, France 4. 24 Things to Do on a Plane When You’re Bored 5. How to Set and Measure Personal Development Goals 6. Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn 7. Vintage Coats From Old Hollywood For Fashion Inspiration 8. 10 Popular Fall Slow Cooker Recipes 9. 23 Things That Were

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Coat Of Many Colors

Last month I bought this vintage sequined jacket from Liz at THE GOODS vintage clothing (IG:busyladybaca).  She has a beautiful collection and this is the second vintage jacket that I’ve purchased from her.   I wear all black on most days and there isn’t much in the way of bright clothing in my closet but I was drawn to this coat in all its blazing intensity.  I think it’s fantastic.  I’ve

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Pharmacy: Prague

When I went to Prague this summer, I had high hopes of browsing Old World pharmacies.  I’m sure they exist but on this trip, my time was limited and I was melting away by the minute due to the sweltering heat.  I discovered Ryor, a Czech skincare brand and picked up a simple moisturizer to try.  I also nabbed a tube of A-DERMA Dermalibour Cream.  This is a French brand and

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Golden Leaves & Black Velvet

I recently visited Gillette Castle with my family.  Built in 1914 by American actor, William Gillette, the castle and estate is now a state park with amazing views of the Connecticut River and magical ponds and forests that make up the grounds.  We had a lot of fun exploring the place and taking photos of each other.  This vintage, black velvet sequined jacket is a favorite find of mine.  A few

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Makeup Favorites: November 2018

I’m putting myself on a “low-buy” for the next six months when it comes to makeup so I can use up what I have before I buy anything new.  For the most part, I’ve been sticking to one routine a month in order to make a real effort to use up makeup that I own and not waste it.  This routine is my current mainstay.  Tarte Rainforest of the Sea

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My Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora has two sales a year for their loyalty club customers (Beauty Insiders and VIB’s), one in the spring and one in the fall.  VIB and VIB Rouge receive a 20% discount and Beauty Insiders receive a 15% discount.  Loyalty customers know which category they are in based on how much they spend throughout the year.  If you are new to the program, you can still sign up online and

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10 Beautiful Things

Some days the Internet delivers.  Mesmerizing video of The House of Dior making a couture gown 18 Insta-Worthy Spots in Palm Springs Vintage Photos Of Women In Music 10 habits of mentally strong people How to throw a dinner party in an hour Why it’s so hard to let go of old items 12 Most Stunning Desserts A Woman’s Ideal Wardrobe, According to Coco Chanel How to Live a Long

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Hall of Fame: Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and when used in skincare offers a multitude of benefits.  It brightens and boosts the production of collagen.  It also fights free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollution.  Incorporating Vitamin C into your daily skincare routine works to prevent hyperpigmentation leaving skin brighter, and firmer with a more even skin tone.   I use a Vitamin C serum nearly every day.  These are

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