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Clean Beauty Gift Guide

- Beauty, Featured, Gift Guides, Holiday, Skincare

  Maybe you need to snag some good-for-you beauty products for her, or maybe you need a gift for the clean-beauty guru on your list.  Either way, I've got you covered. Green beauty often gets a bad rep for not being as "effective" as mainstream beauty products. While that probably used to be the case, green beauty has come a long way. This gift guide includes some of my favorite items that are in my own makeup bag and next to…

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Do Good Do Beautiful // Alba Botanica

- Beauty, Skincare

    When it comes to skincare, there are loads of options. To cut through the clutter and find what works, I try to find brands I love instead of just products I love. Alba Botanica is definitely a favorite, and has been for a super long time.   Not to get all sappy about skincare, but Alba Botanica has been with me since the awkward early high school years, when acne was my sole skin concern and I'd try…

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No Filter Needed // Facial from I Heart Skin

- Beauty, Skincare

FALL FACIAL at I HEART SKIN Part of my pre-NYFW prep was a little professional  skincare to give my complexion a fresh start for the oh-so-busy, photo shoot packed days. I stopped in to I Heart Skin Denver for a custom fall facial with Jenny.  Her treatments are completely customized to your skincare concerns, lifestyle and budget. She has a range of services to pick from with a few great add ons.    To get my skin NYFW ready, we…

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Beauty Faves // Busy Girl Edition

- Beauty

    It's no secret I like getting done up, and I've been know to do a multi-step skincare routine, but there are just some days (or even weeks) that all you've got time for is the bare minimum. My bathroom counter is stocked with potions and serums to turn me into a beautiful goddess, but if we're being honest I rarely have time to sit down and methodically go through each recommended portion of a 10-step Korean beauty routine.…

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Mini Spa: When Masks

- Beauty
when face mask | skin care | skin treatment | paper face mask | korean beauty treatment | korean skin care

I love a good at-home spa treatment. Being able to pamper yourself in your comfy clothes (with some wine) at home is just the perfect way to end the day. One of my favorite mini spa treatments is a good sheet mask. Not only is it a quick way to get in a little self-care, it's amazingly simple and doesn't take much effort - which is just the type of thing I need after a long day. The fact that…

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Hairstory + New Wash

- Beauty, Reviews
new wash | shampoo | all in one | sud free shampoo | nopoo | hair care | best shampoo | best hair products | oil based shampoo | all in one shampoo and conditioner | hair repair

Confession time. I don't wash my hair everyday....ok, many times not even every other day.  I know, I know, you're probably thinking, "Ew, why?" And honestly its a mix of things. My hair is super thick and awkwardly curly...like, not the kind of cute bouncy curls that look effortless and perfect. No, these curls are in all the wrong places and go all the wrong ways. It's a lot of effort to deal with the whole wash-dry-and-style cycle on a…

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Harrys: a good shave isn’t just for the boys

- Beauty
harrys razor | best razor | close shave | mens razor for her | pink tax | better razor for her | skincare | why i use a mens razor | ditch venus razor | cheaper razor blades

Ok ladies, it's time for a little real talk. It's hard to be a girl. We have to put up with a ton of sh*t guys don't. For example, the 'pink tax.'  If you're not familiar, the pink tax is basically the idea that products which are made for / marketed to women (for example, self care products) oftentimes cost more than the same product when marketed to men. The name "pink tax' comes from the fact that the items…

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Does Lipsense live up to the hype?

- Beauty, Reviews
lipsense | long lasting lip color | best lipstick | lip color | matte lipstick | red lipstick

First things first, and that's a little honesty: I'd been avoiding lipsense a little. It was mostly because everyone I barely talked to in high school had been messaging me on facebook asking if they could sell me some, but it was also a little bit because it seemed like it had too much hype.  Everyone was raving about it just a little too much, to the point where it seemed too good to be true. Let me just tell…

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Photofacials, Spin for Perfect Skin & my summer beauty routine

- Beauty, Reviews
vanity planet | exfoliator | spin brush | exfoliating brush |dry brush | spin for perfect skin

It's officially feeling like summer with all this sunshine and warm weather. Since I did a whole skincare series (No 01 | No 02 | No 03 | No 04) back in January with a post all about my skincare routine and tips for how to load up on moisture for the dry, cold weather, I've reviewed a ton of messages asking whether my routine has changed and if I do things differently for summer. It's time to talk about my…

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My Smile Story

- Beauty, Lifestyle
teeth whitening | at home teeth whitening | Smile Brilliant | Custom teeth Whitening trays | whitening gel | best teeth whitener | At home custom whitening

Time to talk about smiles. Cue all the cheesey smile quotes here about how a smile is the best thing you can wear, they never go out of style, they're the best first impression you can ever leave, etc. But in all honesty, my smile is one of the main things that helps me feel confident and beautiful. As a little bit of an introvert, I find myself hiding behind my smile when meeting new people. I'm also one for…

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