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20 Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Today And Always

Twenty black-owned beauty brands in the skincare, haircare, and makeup space you should know, keep on your radar and support. The things we have witnessed over the past two weeks have left most citizens of the world overwrought with raw emotions. Sadness, anger, despair come in waves. We are at a tipping point yet I feel hopeful when I see these powerful images of peaceful protests, a surge in activism,

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Decluttering Cookbooks: 152 Cookbooks In My Library

Quarantine panic baking, decluttering my cookbook collection, and eating a lot of carbs during these stressful and uncertain times. We are living in some very dark times. There is a lot of pain in the world right now. When I feel anxious, I eat. I’ve been baking quite a bit and I’m at least 70% of the way through my cookbook challenge to prepare at least two recipes from every

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Hall of Fame: Best Eyeliners

The best eyeliners in liquid, gel, and pencil formulations that will last the longest and best color selection for you to choose from. My favorite eyeliner formulations and shades must meet my criteria: be creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Best Color Selection Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – I love these pencils and have the purple, green, blue, and

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Spring Makeup Favorites – May 2020

Some of the things I love in my current spring makeup routine including some very old favorites as well as a couple of new discoveries. My spring makeup declutter continues. I have tossed dried up eyeliners, lipsticks in shades that I will never wear, and a couple of eyeshadow palettes that were well past their expiration dates. My makeup drawer is looking clean and organized, and I rediscovered a few

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10 Essentials For A Killer Vintage Wardrobe

Looking to incorporate vintage pieces into your look but don’t know where to start? Here are ten essentials every vintage collector has in their closet. Whether you are just beginning your journey into vintage clothing or you’re well on your way and wondering which vintage pieces you should look for as you browse vintage stores or online, here is a guideline of closet essentials from a 25-year vintage collector. 1.

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5 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums Under $35

Hyaluronic Acid is a clear substance that works to keep skin hydrated, visibly plump, and fights fine lines and wrinkles when used routinely. It is naturally found in the body and absorbs water like a sponge leaving skin fuller, plumper, and glowing. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000x its weight in water helping skin to retain moisture. Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate) serums come in six different molecular weights which penetrate the skin

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Vintage Metallic Red Leather Jacket

Normally, we would be in the height of flea market season right about now where one could score such things as this vintage red leather jacket. This week would have been the Brimfield Flea Market Spring 2020 show and the main event that kicks off the flea market season for me and thousands of others. As with all events, it’s canceled. The July show is still on the calendar but

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10 Links To Inform, Entertain & Inspire

Lessons from the Great Depression, gratitude, creativity, COVID-19, and taking care of ourselves in these uncertain and stressful times. A few articles to inform, entertain, and inspire. What Americans Who Beat The Great Depression Can Teach Us Today 7 Types Of Broke You Need To Be Before You Can Appreciate Being Happy 14 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative 31 Best Dance Movies of All Time Nature Winning The

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Wardrobe Management Tips & Tricks

Wardrobe management tips and tricks to help make your closet more functional, organized, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Is your closet an anxiety-inducing cluttered mess? Do you have enough clothes to open a small boutique yet feel you have nothing to wear? Have you forgotten what you own? Do you have a few go-to outfits for work or a special event ready at a moment’s notice? Whether you’re a

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5 Excellent Cleansing Balms

Cleansing balms break down and remove makeup, dirt, oil, and pollution at the end of the day and leave skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Once you’ve adopted a cleansing balm into your cleansing routine, they will likely always have a place in your regimen. I prefer to use a cleansing balm as a second cleanse. After I remove eye makeup and make one pass over my face with micellar water

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