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As a little girl, I remember always getting the free gift-with-purchase items that my mom would get from the Clinique makeup counter. The fun, colorful bag filled with lotions and potions, different shades of lipstick (that would be far too dark for me today, let alone a 10-year-old), blush palettes and more. This love of makeup has stuck with me since those early years — though I’ve pared it down to 5-minutes most days. And I’ve learned that it’s what’s underneath the makeup that requires the most care. Today, taking good care of my skin while using quality, healthy products is more critical than ever.
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Over the years, I’ve become pretty attached to my hair care regimen, but motherhood has completely changed the texture and thickness of my hair, even causing me to lose some of it… and not just because I’m pulling my hair out some days! There are many products that I continue to swear by but I’ve also been trying out a couple of all natural, herbal options with Rapunzel’s Potion to make my mane stronger and healthier.
To say life has been busy lately would be the biggest understatement of the century. Between work deadlines, motherhood, travel, home projects and everything in between, May was just the busiest month! And on that note… how is it already June?! I’m gearing up for the months ahead and getting my wardrobe ready for lots of days in the hot summer sun. Since having my son, I’ve now lost a total of 50 lbs (thank you paleo!) — which is AMAZING for my health, confidence, energy level and overall habits but it’s also a challenge when it comes to getting dressed everyday. Some of my favorite pieces are now too big or just fit awkwardly so I’ve found myself grabbing new silhouettes off the racks. It feels good to feel good about the way I look again and I’m grateful to have taken the time and effort I needed to put myself first.