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Lipstick: MAC lipstick in Brick-O-La. Must Have Product: High SPF sunscreen My Grandmother Style Influencer: My grandmother, Mimi.  I learned manners, how to properly set…

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Favorite Thrifted Decor: Art Edition

I've been decorating my living space with thrift store art since I moved into my first apartment many, many years ago. Since my entire home…

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Happy New Year! 25 Things To Declutter Right Now!

A new year is upon us and there is no need to wait for spring to clear out clutter. I find it incredibly gratifying to…

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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – January 2019

My current morning skincare routine. Step 1: Cleanse Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – I like to begin each morning with a mild scrub. This one from Murad contains the main three; salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid yet it’s not too harsh. Available where Murad is sold. Step 2: Treatmen0.5 mm Derma Roller – I’m trying to use my derma rollers more frequently to get all the

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I Wore My Vintage Wranglers To Key West

Recently, I visited the Florida Keys for the first time. It truly is a special place. My brother and I rented a car and spent a couple of days exploring the islands, and Key West. It’s not difficult to fall in love with the history, deeply-rooted culture, and beauty of the place. It was paradise to me. I dressed myself in Miami on the morning we headed out and didn’t

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Hall of Fame: Eye Shadow Primers

Where were these back in the day when I was younger? I’ve suffered my share of bad eye looks from creasing between the time I left the house in the morning to walking into work. Using a primer under shadow helps your eye makeup last all day and/or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. I’ll never be without one. Below are my fail-safe favorites. Urban Decay

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10 Beautiful Things

The Best & Worst Store Bought Mac ‘n Cheese Where To Buy Black-Owned Beauty Brands 50 Lists for your Bullet Journal 3 Hiring Strategies Will Land You the Best People 12 Bookstores Worth Traveling For Apartment Therapy’s Favorite Living Rooms of All Time Protect Yourself From Online Trolls Seven Ways to Make New Friends 12 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze 39 Cheap Things That’ll Make You Look More

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190 Cookbooks

When I moved apartments at the end of 2017, I counted all of my cookbooks and was surprised (not surprised) that I owned 219 cookbooks. Wanting to possess only cookbooks to be used and cherished, and not wanting to move that many cookbooks ever again, I presented myself with the challenge of cooking a minimum of two recipes from each cookbook followed by an informed decision whether or not to

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Modern Renaissance

I’m in the process of editing my wardrobe which means trying on everything I own. This has given me the opportunity to reminisce about some of my earlier vintage pieces. Vintage beaded tops make up a high percentage of my wardrobe. I’ve been collecting them for over twenty years. For the beginner collector, they are affordable and easily found in thrift shops and vintage stores. As a seasoned collector, I

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Hall of Fame: Eye Creams

The eye creams I’ve included here in my Hall of Fame focus on anti-aging meaning that they deliver some form or forms of active, anti-aging ingredients aside from mere hydration. I’ve been testing more affordable eye creams as of late and will include some of them in an upcoming post but none to date deliver the results of the following eye creams that come at a higher price. I will

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Pharmacy: Vancouver BC

I’ve been traveling to Vancouver, BC for decades. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit. While my main objective is usually to visit friends, explore the city and surrounding area, eat good food, and hit the shops on Robson Street, a beauty run to the nearest pharmacy is always on the list. It goes without saying that there are numerous skincare and makeup brands available in Canada that one

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