At What Stage Do You Anti-Age? Creating an Adult Skincare Regimen

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It started happening to me when I was 28 or 29. One day it occurred to me that my skin was somehow…different. Not on the outside, but from within. I’d gone through my twenties with oily, acne prone skin. Now my skin could best be described as oily combination. Some parts of my face were […]

What My New Media Expo Experience Taught Me

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One of the things I’m learning about blogging as a career – there is no set road ahead of you. Many of us are figuring things out as we go along and finding opportunities in unexpected places. Take for example, my recent trip to Las Vegas. I was brought to Vegas to speak at the […]

Afrobella Film Review — Django Unchained

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Let me begin this review with something of a disclaimer – I am a Quentin Tarantino fan. I’ve seen Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, True Romance and both parts of Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn and Jackie Brown and Death Proof and Ingloruious Basterds. I’ve seen them all, many of them multiple times. So […]

Last Minute Luxury Gift Suggestions

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Isn’t it crazy how Christmas just crept on up on us? I feel like yesterday it was Thanksgiving and I was working on a delicious menu for an at home celebration. And now there are 5 more shopping days until Christmas Day. Photo of woman with gifts via Shutterstock It’s enough to make a late […]

Skincare Confessions

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A big part of being a beauty blogger is the process of trial and error. This is how we learn what works and what doesn’t  right? It’s basically my job to try out beauty products and tell you how they work. But even at 6 years in the game, I’m not a beauty saint. Even though […]

Sending Love to Newtown, Connecticut

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When I saw the headlines, I felt nauseous. Words escape me to even convey the sadness that the people of Newtown, Connecticut – particularly those affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary – must be feeling right now. Normally this blog is about beauty and light, joyful things, but my heart isn’t there right […]

All I Want For Christmas…

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It happens every holiday season. I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying gifts for everyone else, that I forget to think about myself. The other day my husband asked me, “so…what do YOU want for Christmas?” and I seriously had to stop and think for longer than you’d expect.   […]