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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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How To Get Your Life Back On Track In Three Days

I’ve had a busy couple of months with work, travel, and end of the year projects. I can get overwhelmed sometimes when things pile up…

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How To Survive Brimfield Flea (or Any Antiques Fair or Flea Market)

Brimfield Antiques Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusettes is considered to be the oldest outdoor flea market in the U.S. going back 50 years.  It runs…

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Empties: Hits & Misses

There aren’t any “misses” in this round of Empties or Products I’ve used up.  That means money well spent! Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Brow/Face/Bikni: Fabulous little home waxing kit.  This works.  You may still need to tweeze a couple of stubborn hairs but this $6 kit is perfect between salon visits.  Pick it up at any drugstore or Ulta. Clarins Advanced Extra Firming Eye Contour Serum: I’ve been using

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September Favorites

I’m still in Las Vegas and it’s still hot! Sebastian Trilliant Thermal Protection and Sparkle Complex Spray: I use a heat protectant every time I use a hot tool on my hair and rotate a few products.  The last couple of months, I’ve been using this one.  I doesn’t provide a ton of shine on me but it does give me some body and I like it as a heat

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Product Review: EFFACLAR DUO Acne Treatment

  This acne treatment by La Roche-Posay kept popping up in magazines I was reading and getting rave reviews.  I picked up a tube to have on hand for the occasional breakout.  Having used it for several months now, I see what the fuss is all about.  It definitely cuts the healing time drastically.  Contains 5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid, both essential in reducing the severity of acne and

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Empties: Hits & Misses

Fortunately another month of Hits in the products I’ve used up.  I really liked all of these products. Batiste Dry Shampoo in Dark Brown: My all time favorite dry shampoo.  This was my 6th or 7th can and I’ve bought a new one already.  I always have this on hand.  Available at drugstores and Ulta. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner: My 10th bottle of 3 Minute Miracle at

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Product Review: got 2b POWDER’ful

  For massive volume, go for got 2b POWDER’ful by Schwarzkopf.  I’ve gone through several of these little bottles.  It’s great on freshly washed hair for instantly grip and volume, 2nd day hair for lift, and for up-do’s too. Just sprinkle on your roots like a salt shaker and rub it in with your fingertips.  It has a slightly sticky texture.  It’s quite the performer!  Available at drugstores and Ulta.

Product Review: Something for our hands and feet

  A glorious foot balm and hand cream. Glysomed Foot Balm: This is a wonderfully rich foot balm that contains shea butter, olive oil and peppermint oil.  Glysomed is a Canadian based company that is easily found on Amazon and Walgreens. Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream: This rich, glycerin based hand cream comes in a tube or tin.  It’s mildly scented and moisturizes beautifully.  Herbacin is a German based company that’s been

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August Favorites

  I’m in Las Vegas and it’s hot!  Some of my summer favorites. RoC® Gommage Doux Lissant Soft Smoothing Scrub: I bought this exfoliating scrub in Canada and love it.  This is the French version which has a few more ingredients than the US version but the they’re very similar.  Not only does it work beautifully as an exfoliant, it smells incredible, like a combination of flowers and Love’s Baby

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Product Review: Spongeables

  Check out these pre-soaped exfoliating body scrubbers from Spongeables.  I usually keep one of each in my shower, the body scrubber and the foot scrubber.  I’ve turned my friends onto them by giving them as gifts and they love them. Find them at Ulta.

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