Friday Favorite: Shoes of Prey
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Friday Favorite: Shoes of Prey

It’s frustrating when you see totally cool and unique statement shoes but they’re not available in your size or width. Whether you have narrow feet or wide, when you leave the land of M or B width shoes, selection diminishes and the options often veer toward Frumpville. And if your…

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Friday Favorite: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Friday Favorite

Friday Favorite: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Years ago, there was a big difference between drugstore beauty products and that of department and specialty stores. Consistency, longevity, ingredient list… you got what you paid for. No more, when many drugstore brands have better ingredients, better manufacturing practices, and make their products often in the same factories as…

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Friday Favorite: Adult Coloring Books
Friday Favorite

Friday Favorite: Adult Coloring Books

I’m a doodler. Look at my work notebooks and my paper planner and you’ll see squiggles, boxes, and flowers in the margins. My tattoo is of a swirl design I have been doodling since high school; that doodle I used to draw as a teenager on friends’ jeans and jackets…

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Friday Favorite: My Penny Bracelet from Coin Collection
Friday Favorite

Friday Favorite: My Penny Bracelet from Coin Collection

I didn’t have many long-standing female relationships during my school years. Sure I had plenty of besties, but things always faded away or crashed and burned royally. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing relationship with my sister who I have considered my best friend even when we…

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Friday Favorite: Silk Pillowcases for Face and Hair
Beauty

Friday Favorite: Silk Pillowcases for Face and Hair

A lifetime ago (well actually it was just last year but it was when I only had one good arm to blog with so it felt like a different lifetime) I had a series called Friday Favorites. I’d feature just one product or brand and write why I loved it…

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Friday Favorite: The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel
Beauty

Friday Favorite: The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel

From fall 2001 to the beginning of 20014, I was a trainer for The Body Shop stores. After many years in apparel and merchandising I desired a change. I was making a concerted effort to get out of debt, and it would be easier without temptation around me and the…

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Summer Hair Rave: OGX Coconut Water Conditioner
Beauty

Summer Hair Rave: OGX Coconut Water Conditioner

In the winter my hair is like a sponge, gobbling up as much moisture as possible yet still looking dry and dull. Come summer, my heavy moisturizers just make my hair look greasy by noon yet don’t seem to do a thing for battling frizz. And let’s not talk about…

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An Ode to Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Beauty

An Ode to Revlon ColorStay Foundation

All the magazines say summer is the time to lighten your makeup. Switch from concealer and foundation to a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. I say… who are these people who come June have shrunken pores, their zits disappear, and have invisible redness and dark circles? it’s 2014 and any…

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