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Testing Beautycounter Makeup

Beautycounter Makeup

It's a hard job but someone's gotta do it! I'm talking about trying out new beauty products, something I'm enjoying more and more over time. Testing Beautycounter makeup had been on my list for awhile. So when a local Beautycounter consultant and friend invited me to an in-home party and experience I was excited to go. I of course enjoyed mingling with my fellow Annapolis ladies, but I really loved getting to see the products up close and personal. If you haven't heard of Beautycounter yet, you are sure to hear about them soon. While you...

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Simple Sugars: The Best Beauty Time Saver

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What is the one thing us busy moms always seem to be short on? Time! Am I right? Whether we're working outside or inside the home, we're, more often than not, hard at work while taking care of our broods at the same time. So many of us tend to neglect ourselves, but it doesn't have to be that way. We can be wonderful parents who are fully devoted to our families while focusing on ourselves too. And one area, I never try to skimp on is my personal skincare. I don't mind looking my...

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Full Size Product Purchase Worthy Beauty Samples

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So, I'm kind of a subscription box junkie, along with being a beauty product junkie to boot. And when those two worlds collide, like they do with Birchbox, I'm a very happy girl! In fact, I've been collecting all of the beauty samples that I've really fallen in love with the past few months so I could take the full product size plunge when the time came. And I thought perhaps you would be interested in hearing about some of the beauty products that have caught my attention as of late. Aren't samples great? It's...

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How to Get Your Lips Ready for Spring

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If you know me, you know for many moons I've been pretty loyal to one brand when it comes to lip color. Every season I get at least a few of their hot new shades and they never disappoint. That being said, for the past few years, I've also tried to branch out and include other brands in my lip color go-tos list and one of those just so happens to be a budget friendly brand. e.l.f Cosmetics won't cost you an arm and a leg and it seriously delivers. In fact, I tested out...

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Dewy Looks with Butter London Spring Makeup

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I've really started experimenting with makeup lately. I think I'm reverting back to my teenage years, lord help us all, and just having fun with different looks. For a busy weekend day I've been really liking pretty and natural looks. It feels fresh and spring like. But being in my mid-thirties means it still takes some work to get that dewy fresh face. I've recently added a few additions to my makeup collection with Butter London. Before this I had only used the Butter London nail polish and I loved it. The Butter spring makeup has...

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How to Refresh Tired Eyes

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There is one part of your face that will always give away how tired you are and it's your eyes of course. Lack of sleep wreaks havoc on your skin, especially around your eyes, but sometimes it's simply unavoidable. If you have a baby, a toddler getting used to a big kid bed or even a tween with sleep issues at home, you probably aren't logging an ideal amount of hours in the old rest bank. Don't worry, this too shall pass. But until that time, let's talk about how to refresh tired eyes. I...

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Three Hairstyles for Busy Moms

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It's time to get real. Like real, real. Lets talk hair washing and mommyhood and how hard it is for the two to meet. Before having kids I literally had the time to wash my hair every other day. Sometimes every day. And this included 30 minutes for blow drying and styling. Girl, my hair looked good! Now, that extra time to get primped just doesn't exist. I have to carve it out in my day and it is really hard to find. So I do what most of my other friends do. I stretch it...

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How to Give Life to Color Treated Hair

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I'm sure you've noticed that this girl has color treated hair. My greys started coming in fierce, and oh so strong, after my lil' lady was born and I've been coloring it ever since. At first I just covered up the grey, but in the past couple of years I've gotten a little adventurous with my hair and have done everything from full on highlights, to balayage and even the ombre look! And no matter how I decide to color my mane, one thing remains constant. I have to use products that will work best...

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Must Have Birchbox Finds

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Megan and I just love finding Birchbox surprises in the mail each month. For product junkies like us, getting a box full of new goodies to try out is kind of amazing. And, like with most subscription boxes, sometimes there are things that we absolutely love and sometimes we find a product or two that isn't so much up our alley. So, when I opened December's Birchbox, I was thrilled to find a slew of products that ALL excited me. I couldn't wait to try each and every one. And let me tell you...

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