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Hall of Fame: After-Shower Body Oils

Three heroes in my book. This is about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I've used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture and this…

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French Pharmacy

  Some goodies from my French pharmacy shopping spree.  Separate reviews coming.      

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10 Beautiful Things

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans 1.  The Guide to Non-Toxic Deodorant 2.  Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 3.  Fairy-tale Villages 4.  Why Attitude…

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Pharmacy: Korean Beauty

Excited to try more Korean beauty find!  I’m almost never disappointed.  Reviews on the way.

April Favorites

My favorites this past month. Crack Original Styling Treatment: Love this leave in treatment that reduces frizz, protects from heat, and adds shine.  Smells great also.  Available online or Ulta. Elnett Hairspray: The. Best. At drugstores. Dry Wax by AG Hair Care: This is a new product for me that I’ve incorporated into my daily use.  Used sparingly, I love the texture it adds to styled hair.  At Ulta. Koh

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10 Beautiful Things

Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland 10 Beautiful Things 1. The Only Guide You Need To The Best Flea Markets In America 2. Infographic: The Shelf Life of Food 3. The intrepid cats of Instagram 4. Scotland Has Been Hiding The Loveliest Little Rainbow Of Houses 5. 15+ Stylish Seniors That Prove Age Is Just A Number 6. IKEA launches the VIKTIGT (limited edition) Collection 7. 17 Women Talk About How to Make Friends 8. Outdoor Dining

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Pharmacy: UK Beauty Spree

I picked up some beauty and skincare products on my recent trip to the UK.  Reviews coming soon!  

Product Review: BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette + Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow

BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette – Magnet Eyes 3 Rich, luxurious, buttery shadows.  I’m in love with the many unique shades included in this palette. Limited edition, available online for a jaw-dropping price as is the case with all BY TERRY products.  BY TERRY is a cruelty-free brand and does not test on animals. BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette   Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eyeshadow in Brown Perfection Cream eye

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Product Review: Glycolic Facial Pads

NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Facial Pads What it claims to do?   “Radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.” Do I agree? Yes.  This pad is mild enough for daily use and it’s a good product for beginners

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10 Beautiful Things

Flooring in a cool bar in San Antonio 1. The Best Flower-Arranging Tricks & Tutorials on the Web 2. Rent Julia Child’s House in Provence 3. Cooking doughnuts in miniature – Adorable! 4. Baby Sees His Mom Clearly For The First Time 5. 12 Housekeeping Secrets to Steal from Grandma 6. Super Stylish Way to Store Your Homemade Sourdough 7. History meets high fashion 8. 25 greatest pieces of wisdom from Hunter S.

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Product Review: Tata Harper Mask & Cleanser

Tata Harper skincare is 100% natural and non-toxic.  Products are made on her rural Vermont farm and are cruelty-free. Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask What it claims to do?   “This rich mask treatment provides maximum hydration and long-lasting moisture to even the most dehydrated, stressed skin.  This treatment helps protect skin from moisture loss, delivering a dramatically replenished feel and restoring a dewy luminosity.” Do I agree? Yes.  It contains Hyaluronic Acid

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