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Skincare and Makeup and Target, Oh My!

I finally took the plunge this morning and threw out all of my old beauty products I was holding on to.  I have always love love loved beauty and skincare products, and I’ve always been trying to find that secret combination s to make my skin look flawless.  In doing so, I didn’t realize that… Continue reading Skincare and Makeup and Target, Oh My!

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Safe Skin Sunday – Makeup Free Selfie!

Sundays are made for family time, relaxation, and then rabid cleaning and getting the house together for the week.  As I’ve written before, to keep myself sane and be ok with being imperfect, I’ve given up trying to stay up on laundry, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, etc during the week, and catch up on (mostly)… Continue reading Safe Skin Sunday – Makeup Free Selfie!

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Safe Skin Sunday – Makeup!

As I’ve learned more and more about the unsafe products we put on our bodies and the lack of regulation in the beauty and skincare industry, the more and more surprised I am at how much of the horrible ingredients are continued to be used without the general consumer’s (moms, daughters, friends, grandmothers, etc) knowledge. … Continue reading Safe Skin Sunday – Makeup!

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Safe Skin Sunday – Lipstick!

Many of you probably notice that I always wear lipstick.  Harlow also notices that I always wear lipstick, and wants to be like Mommy and wear lipstick, too. Most conventional lipstick may contain an unsafe level of lead. The last federal law governing the cosmetics industry was passed in 1938 – more than 40 years… Continue reading Safe Skin Sunday – Lipstick!

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Safe Skin Sunday – Foundation!

As I have fully transitioned my skincare products to items that are safer for my health and have done wonders for my skin, I have also slowly started transitioning my makeup.  I used to rely on a popular foundation that had very full coverage to help even out my skin tone and hide any blemishes… Continue reading Safe Skin Sunday – Foundation!

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How I Manage to Fit Work Outs In

I worked out two days this week!  I know it’s only Thursday, and I have a few days left, but I feel confident saying that I am not going to work out anytime between now and Monday.  I know two days a week is not ideal, but it is better than zero days a week,… Continue reading How I Manage to Fit Work Outs In

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The Opposite of Health and Fitness

I am just going to put it out there.  In the past three days, I think I have eaten about 25 cookies.  Yes.  2-5.  Twenty Five.  Twenty Five Cookies.  That being said, it’s actually part of my job.  I work for a large CPG company on a very well known brand and I had to taste test some new cookie recipes that will be coming out for the Christmas season.  And when I say “had to test” I really mean that I had to take a bite of each and give my approval.  I did not have to eat the entire cookie.  But I did.  And I am ok with that…until I have to pass my gestational diabetes test in a few weeks.  Then ask me how I’m feeling.  But remember, I’m not perfect.  🙂 Continue reading “The Opposite of Health and Fitness”

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Working Out Isn’t What it Used to Be

I worked out for the first time today in about 5 months.  In February my Morton’s Neuroma flared up so bad that I had to be in a boot for 6 weeks, and then I found out I was pregnant again.  So, I fell out of the work-out routine.  Not to say I really had… Continue reading Working Out Isn’t What it Used to Be

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Go-To Summer Skincare Products!

I am always looking for safer skincare options.  Your skin is your largest organ so you should be just as concerned about what you put IN your body as what you put ON your body.  A lot of times, products that have a “better for you”  “safe” “organic” “natural” label to them don’t really work… Continue reading Go-To Summer Skincare Products!