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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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10 Links Worth Your Time

Tips on dialing in Zoom backgrounds, Caribbean beaches to visit, understanding UVA vs UVB, how to be bold, and more. Ten articles worth reading this week. How to Become the Most Compelling Person You Will Ever Know 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature Understanding UVA and UVB 5 Ways to Step Forward When You’re Scared to Death 70s Rock Stars In Their Parents’ Homes Super Cool Free Posters

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Makeup Favorites – July 2020

Some of my favorites in my current summer makeup routine include a buttery bronzer, a new mascara, and BB cream for glowing skin plus sun protection. It’s hot and we’re stuck at home but I do try to make an effort a couple of times a week. In the summer heat, I’m loathed to put on foundation so I reach for BB creams or tinted sunscreens with built-in SPF. No-fuss,

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Best Foundations For Dry Skin

Tried and true, best foundations for dry skin that give a satin or luminous finish without caking or settling into fine lines. As I go down the path of life, I try to avoid full coverage or powder foundations on my dry skin and choose instead to reach for creamy liquid formulations that give flawless texture and luminosity to the skin. Foundations that cake, oxidize or settle into fine lines

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Glossary of Skincare Ingredients & Terms

Your glossary of skincare-related terms and ingredients to help better decode all the ingredients listed on the back of beauty products and understand their uses. A ACNE The root of all acne is a pore clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum. Beyond that, there are many ways acne may manifest, such as whiteheads (also called closed comedones), blackheads (also called open comedones), and cystic acne (occurring deeper in

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10 Links Worth Your Time

Tips for success and confidence, avoiding travel mistakes, get inspired by cool photography, and a primer on manners. Ten articles worth reading this week. How To Make an Orange Julius Rules for Success From a Former Navy SEAL Rare Color Photos of Paris Shot 100 Years Ago Karl Lagerfeld’s Library The Ultimate Routine for a Perfect Work Day 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Checking In (and Out of) a

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Recreating Princess Diana’s Outfits

Princess Diana was able to communicate through clothes like no one else. Her style was always classic and impeccable. Her outfits were truly iconic. We find fashion inspiration and styling ideas all around us in films, photography books, fashion magazines, and amongst billions of online images. I was up late one-night scrolling through images of Princess Diana and decided to challenge myself to recreate some of her outfits from clothes

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