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News, Skincare

New In Beauty: Clarisonic Mia Smart

  Now, you guys know how much I love my Clarisonic brushes. It didn’t start off that way when I originally tried the original Mia years ago – I thought it was a little too harsh for my skin, and didn’t end up using it much. But between then and now, they’ve kept refining their product line. The Mia Fit (reviewed here) with the new-at-the-time Radiance brush head made my opinion on sonic cleansing do a 180, and the foundation brush (demo here) was a game changer. I  ...

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Lifestyle

40 Before 40 Bucket List

I’ll admit one of my guilty pleasures is clicking on all those “30 things you should do before you’re 30” articles that pop up in my facebook feed constantly. They’re fun to read, even if that particular milestone has come and gone for me. It really could turn into one of those situations where social media just makes me feel bad about myself, but I got to thinking. I’ll be turning 35 this fall, so why not be extra ambitious and make a 40 before 40 bucket  ...

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Featured, Skincare

Tattoo Aftercare: No Fancy Potions Required

  Did you guys check out my new artwork? I decided a while back to go for a (mostly) full sleeve on my left arm – with just enough blank space for makeup swatches – and last week I had the first session for it. All the line work is complete, and I’m SO EXCITED about it! Because peonies, amiright? When I posted a pic on instagram aftercare came up in the comments, and I thought to myself, that’s probably a good idea for a skincare post. I’ve been using the  ...

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Lips, Reviews

Buxom Pillow Pout Review

  When I first heard the idea of a powder lip color, I was a liiiiittle skeptical. It just sounds weird and wrong, ok? But then again, I’m also a sucker for something new. This month Buxom Cosmetics released their new Pillow Pout lip colors, and despite my misgivings, I couldn’t resist trying them out. They sent me a couple shades for a test run, and as it turns out, these are actually a really fun product! Applicator Right off the bat you can tell these are not your  ...

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Bike Commuting, Fashion, Featured, Travel

Ministry of Supply: The Ultimate Travel & Bike Commute Pants

  I’ve been writing a lot lately about bike commuting. Seriously, it has taken my quality of life up at least five notches. Sadly though, pretty much every pair of pants I own would beg to differ. I’m pretty hard on pants as it is – the inner thigh blowout struggle is real. Unfortunately all the movement involved in biking only speeds up the wearing-out process. End result: pants and shorts in my closet have a very short life expectancy. In my quest for clothes that  ...

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