Sensational New Serums at Ayla Beauty

Just…. Wow.  It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to face serums these days, but the Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Serums collaboration that Ayla Beauty recently picked up is pretty stellar.  Marie Veronique is one of Ayla’s best-selling brands; Kristina Holey is one of the most sought after aestheticians in the country.  Both Marie Veronique and […]

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12 Days of Giveaways: Tata Harper

‘Tis the season for giving, and I’m excited to say that today marks the first day of Bare Beauty’s 2nd Annual “12 Days of Giveaways”!  I had so much fun doing this last year, and it’s a great way to snag an amazing gift for yourself or someone special on your list.  Every day between […]

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Mama Mondays: My Prenatal Skincare Routine

Happy Monday!  Did last night’s supermoon keep anyone else up all night?!  I was, like, 10-20% conscious while I tossed and turned all. night. long.  A brutal way to start the week, but there’s work to be done!  A few of you have asked about my skincare routine during pregnancy.  There is no doubt that […]

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Vintner’s Daughter: Believe the Hype

Um, there are no words – no, wait – there are many, many words I can use to tell you just how incredible Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Face Serum is.  The first word that comes to mind is magical, because I’ve never had one product do so much for my skin. I have to admit, I […]

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Don’t Forget! Pacific Deal Ends Monday!

Last Monday, I reviewed Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20 by True Nature Botanicals.  Make sure you read it; this is the best daily tinted moisturizer with SPF I’ve ever used and TNB is offering an awesome deal through Monday, April 20! Purchase a Desert Island Duet, (which includes Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20 in […]

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Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20

It’s that time of year… When it comes to tinted moisturizer + SPF, there is a handful of Clean* choices out there.  To me, most of them seem more like “beach day” sunscreens; they just feel a little too thick and heavy for daily use, especially when applied over other skincare products and under makeup. […]

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Oily-Skinned Girls: Rejoice!

So, by now you’ve probably heard how bad sulfates* are for you, but I know many of you can’t live without a foaming facial cleanser.  I get it; you just don’t feel like you can get all your makeup off without it, you don’t feel truly clean unless you see bubbles, etc. I like a […]

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Reader SOS: Acne and Wrinkles. Seriously?!

This Reader SOS could not have come at a better time: Hello!! I read your True Nature Botanicals review blog post last month.  I have struggled with acne for years (I’m 37) and feel like I’m always looking for the product or regimen to really, once and for all, transform my skin.  :). I wanted to […]

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Which Toner is Right for You?

What are toners?  What do they do?  Are they really just a waste of money?  As you can imagine, I get these questions a lot.  I first wrote about toners almost two years ago here and now, more than ever, I am a big believer in toners/mists/hydrosols.  Not only do they prep and  moisturize skin, they […]

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