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Unleash Your Inner Cowgirl With Cowboy Boots

New or vintage, cowboy boots never go out of style. I love styling them street style with denim, skirts or dresses. Effortless yet intentional. Autumn is upon us. This is my favorite time of year. I could live forever wearing jackets and boots. It is also a chance to put my cowboy boots back into rotation. I have two pairs of vintage cowboy boots and two pairs that are more

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Night Time Skincare Routine Alternating Retinol & Rosacea Treatment

A night time skincare routine that incorporates Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide for treating acne, Retinol, and Azelaic Acid for treating rosacea on alternate nights. Night Time Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Cetaphil Gentle Makeup Remover – I don’t care for Cetaphil’s popular cleanser. It contains no skincare benefits. However, I do rate this makeup remover. Removes all eye makeup and it’s less than $10 at Target. DERMA-E Acne Deep Pore

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10 Links Worth Your Time

What life after COVID might look like, search for the meaning of your surname, peek inside studios of famous artists, and craft an email like Steve Jobs. Ten articles worth reading. How To Write An Email Like Steve Jobs Archaeologist Finds 16th Century Artifacts Under Floorboards Search For The Origin & Meaning of Your Surname Gorgeous Reality of Not Being Well-Liked by Everyone New Orleans Home With Vintage Charm 25

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Six Days, Six Vintage Skirts

Trying to stay cool yet manifest autumn at the same time. Styling six vintage skirts including five maxi skirts. As I’ve spent the pandemic decluttering the house including my closet, I’ve re-discovered some forgotten friends in the way of skirts. Styling skirts is a little bit daunting for me as opposed to say jeans. It requires a little more critical thought. Styling these six outfits around vintage skirts was a

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Best Red Lipsticks

Best red lipsticks ranging from the iconic, “Fire and Ice” from Revlon to more recent brands such as Besame bringing back vintage reds. One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. Red lipstick never goes out of style.   These are my favorite red lipsticks in no particular order.

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 146 Cookbooks In My Library

Decluttering my cookbook library while gobbling up Brussel sprouts, Blackberry Buckle, and the best Noodles Romanoff casserole I’ve ever eaten. Quarantine continues to serve as a great motivator when it comes to my cookbook challenge to edit my vast cookbook library and declutter recipe books that no longer interest or inspire me, or don’t perform the way they should. As of today, I have decluttered 73 cookbooks from my library

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Best Nail Care, Polishes & Treatments

Quality nail polish brands, the best top coat, and nail treatments for healthy nails for at-home nail care enthusiasts. Full disclosure. I do not have long glorious nails. I tend to pick at them when I’m stressed or nervous. However, I like to wear rings so I try to make a conscientious effort to leave them alone and implement a basic nail care regimen. I rarely submit myself to gel

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Morning Fragrance-Free Skincare Routine

This entirely fragrance-free, and mostly drugstore, morning skincare routine is intensely moisturizing without being too heavy for summer weather. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Your Good Skin Revitalizing Foam Wash – For foamy cleanser lovers, this lightweight cleanser can be used morning or night. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight. It’s uber affordable and fragrance-free. $6 at Walgreens. Step 2: Hydrate SUKOYAKA SUHADA Urea Moisturizing Toner

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4 Matrixyl Serum Recommendations

Top picks and recommendations for affordable Matrixyl 3000 peptide serums that you can find easily online or at the drugstore. Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. Matrixyl is a peptide combination invented and trademarked in France. Its development was a breakthrough in anti-aging technology. It is now found in hundreds of skincare products. There are three types, or generations: Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000, and

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 151 Cookbooks In My Library

Editing and decluttering my cookbook library while baking a lot of sourdough bread, Belgian waffles, and cinnamon rolls to die for. Nearly three years in, I’m at least 70% of the way through my cookbook challenge to make at least two recipes from every cookbook that I own. My cookbook library now stands at 151 cookbooks, down from 219 when I began this project in 2018. While I have been

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