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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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Vintage Yellow Ruffled Blouse

This pretty and feminine ruffled blouse is a vintage find from last year’s A Current Affair vintage exhibition in Brooklyn, New York. Last week, I took my first trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit family since the pandemic began. I hadn’t realized how bored I was isolated in my apartment these past four months and just how much I missed my friends and family. I’m grateful to have this

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – June 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routines include a few new discoveries and old favorites packed with active ingredients. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser – One of the best drugstore cleansers on the market is this one from CeraVe. Most importantly, it’s fragrance-free, affordable and one bottle will last for months. Available at drugstores. Key Ingredients:Ceramides are lipids that are good for hydrating the

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10 Links Worth Your Time

Exploring travel destinations, managing anxiety, feeling inspired by art and houseplants, useful kitchen tips, and four cute bear cubs. Ten articles worth reading this week. Encyclopedia of Houseplants Famed Yellowstone Bear Emerges From Winter With Cubs A Dynamic Collection of Black Art This Stunning Hotel Room In The Swiss Alps Has No Walls 7 Reasons To Be Proud Of Being A Night Owl 5 Smart Tips For Remote Performance Reviews

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Eyeshadow Palette Q&A

I’ve been watching the eyeshadow palette tag videos created by Samantha March and Allie Glines and felt inspired to audit my own stash. At the beginning of 2019, I embarked on a low-buy year purchasing replacements only of bath and beauty products as a means of using up the product inventory I had on hand. When in came to makeup, I bought items once I ran out such as mascara

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Collecting Vintage Decor & Accents

Some of the things I look for when roaming yard sales and thrift stores for unique vintage decor to incorporate into my collection. Decorating with quasi-one of a kind vintage finds gives my space the sense of creative individuality that I strive for when decorating. Not only do I enjoy the experience and process of hunting for decorative treasures, but when I get something at a bargain price to boot,

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Vintage Hat & Blazer On The Last Cool Day Before The Summer Heat

I took one of my favorite outfits comprising of this vintage hat and blazer for a final spin on the last cool day before the summer heat arrived. We’re in it now. It’s hot and humid in New England. I mourn cozy fabrics and layers that are now put on hold until fall. I’ve been styling up some outfits for the next few weeks. Summer is my least favorite season.

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Road Trippin’: A Guide to Vintage Clothing Stores

A guide to some of the best vintage clothing stores that I have discovered throughout the United States and a few in Europe. Updated June 2020 Aside from eBay, Etsy, and the occasional vintage clothing fair, I source most of my vintage clothing finds from the honey holes I’ve discovered over the years, locally and through my travels. Below is a directory of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores that

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