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Battle of the Concealers: Maybelline, ShapeTape, ITCosmetics


I have been looking everywhere for a long-lasting, pigmented concealer that will cover up dark circles and everything else I want to hide. I had been hearing about ShapeTape forever so I decided to buy a tube and put it to the test. I had Bye Bye Under Eye which I’ve used and liked for years, and I picked up…

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Low Oxalate Meal Plan


    My family can eat whatever they want and while I have always been a health-conscious eater, having food issues has made dinner time an incredible challenge. I was inspired to create a cookbook for others who have to watch their oxalate intake among other things. I have been seeing more about oxalates lately and hope people will learn…

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The Best Natural and Organic Beauty Brands


When I learned about the toxins and harmful chemicals in personal care products, I was really surprised. I went down a rabbit hole of finding information about how toxic ingredients were allowed in our beauty products (and household cleaning products) and this led me to throw out bags and bags of makeup, hair care, personal care products, and body lotions.…

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Proven Skincare: Personalized Products Made For You


Recently I had the opportunity to try Proven Skincare. This company is a little different than others because they design a very personalized routine and products geared towards your very specific needs. First, you fill out a detailed questionnaire about your skin (answer questions about your age, ethnicity, skin type, air quality where you live, how much sleep you get…

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My Favorite Spring Products


  The weather is changing and the sky has been blue, there are blossoms on the trees and spring is here. It’s a nice time to switch to some lighter scents. Here are some of my recent favorites! I have absolutely been LOVING this Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Radiant Body Oil. When I first applied it, I fell in…

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Botox and Fillers


Several years ago, I visited Laser Away in San Diego, California.  I had a really positive experience and liked the effects of the Botox in my forehead which eliminated a deep wrinkle that drives me crazy. It also gave my upper face a little lift, really only I noticed this! It was a very easy procedure: my makeup was removed,…

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My Favorites from Buxom Lips


    Buxom Lip Balm Smooth this lip balm over your mouth for moisture and hydration! This balm reacts with your lips pH to create a unique shade. It’s a very nice texture, soft and smooth like a chapstick. Not sticky at all! Lips might tingle the slightest bit, its not painful or irritating but a pleasant sensation. My lips…

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