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My Idea of a Perfect Bath

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One of my favorite ways to wind down is with a nice, relaxing bath. Life as a working mama is nothing if not hectic, so being able to retreat to a private little oasis for my perfect bath a bit is clutch. TOKYOMILK bubble bath / Sea Goddess bath salts / Voluspa candle / Crate and Barrel flute / IT by Alexa Chung book / Lush bath bomb  I've been working on giving my bathroom a spa like feel and a good candle is a key part of the spa vibe. I nearly always light a special candle and, if...

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Glow and Go this Holiday Season with Conair

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I don't know about you lovelies, but when the holidays roll around, I'm always inspired to amp up my beauty routine. It's probably because I know the new year is headed my way and I just love the fresh start it brings with it. So, clearly I subscribe to the new year, new you philosophy. In anticipation of the new year that will be here before we know it, I'm working on putting my best face forward and that includes beautifying my skin and hair. I want to be able to glow and go! So, when...

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Natura Veda 5 Step Skincare Line Review

I had the opportunity to experience Natura Veda's 5 step skincare line this month (the 5 piece program includes a cleanser, toner, day cream, night cream and eye serum) and I'm here to share my thoughts on it! What makes this line special is the Moringa oil. If you haven't heard of Moringa, it's been used for over 2,000 years and has a ton of benefits. The oil contains more than 70% oleic acid which makes it amazingly moisturizing while it delivers antioxidants and vitamins to heal the skin. Something I loved right away...

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Four Steps to a Perfect Fall Lip

One of the hottest makeup trends for fall 2013 is the burgundy lip (as seen on the runways of Miu Miu and Derek Lam). When done right, it's outright elegant and can really make a statement. The look is very reminiscent of Chanel's Vamp which was made popular in the nineties! Here's just a few essential tips to make your bold lip color stay perfectly in place, as well as some affiliate links should you want to shop for a lippy to help you create your own burgundy lip! 1) Using a foundation brush, apply...

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Product Crush: High Shimmer Lip Gloss

My favorite lip gloss of the moment is Bobbi Brown's High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Oyster. It's a lovely, multifaceted shade that can be worn alone, or used to pump up the volume on your favorite lip colors! I especially love Oyster paired with MAC's Nearly Nude for a subtle look, or with Bobbi Brown's Cosmic Raspberry to make a serious statement! At less than $25, it's a total steal and an effortless way to change your look! Which are your favorite glosses? Do you use lip glosses to up the ante on your fave...

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Top 5 Summer Nail Polish Shades

Summer is in full swing. That means it’s time to transition your nail polish shades. So, bring on the brights, because summer polish is all about making a statement with a pop of color. With that in mind, here are my top picks for polish shades I’ll be keeping on heavy rotation. 1. Bright pink: My friends and family know I’ve got a soft spot for a pink nail polish. There’s something about this vibrant shade that puts a smile on my face. It’s girly. It’s fun. Plus, there’s just something about this hue that’s quintessentially...

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My Summer Beauty Routine

Here in Florida, summer-like weather starts WAY earlier than June when summer officially starts. So, while some of you are still playing in the snow, I'm starting my summer beauty regimen, whether it's officially summer or not. I'm by no means bragging. I would love to trade a couple of our HOT sweltering months for your cold ones.The grass is always greener right? Haha! Ok, back to my summer beauty routine. I typically turn my thick cream moisturizer in for a lighter weight lotion. Our beauty expert has been trying to sell me on trying out...

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Product Crush: Eden Allure Argan Oil

Eden Allure sent over some of their products for us to try just in time for summer. I am always a sucker for trying new oils, especially Argan! Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree and has been used for ages as a moisturizer. To restore moisture to your skin, apply 1-2 drops and smooth over face and neck at night. You can also use the oil on your cuticles, body, and hair! This is a product I’ll be adding to my travel beauty essentials list because it’s...

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Product Crush: EnvyDerm Lip Volumizing and Conditioning Plumper

The wonderful people over at EnvyDerm Cosmetics sent us a few of their favorite lip gloss samples to experience. I was definitely intrigued by this product, which claims to plump your lips, boost collagen and restore softness. EnvyDerm has a variety of shades from very sheer ones such as Coco, to deeper pigmented shades such as Je T’Aime, which is my fave! I used the EnvyDerm Lip Volumizing and Conditioning Plumper for several weeks and noticed that my lips were less chapped, had more volume and felt smoother. I also love that it's long wearing, has...

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