Category: Lifestyle

My 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions already get a bad rap. It seems both arbitrary and basic to equate a turn in the calendar with getting our lives together. New Year’s resolutions inspire hope. And I need that hope now more than ever. The little girl who loved the start of a new

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8 Gifts from Non-Problematic Beauty Gurus & Brands

The current beauty industry is a bit of a problematic cesspool. From beauty brands (Morphe) to gurus (Jeffree), many are just awful. Some beauty gurus are coming out with hairy lipsticks, or not vaccinating their kids, or making hate videos about teenagers that are definitely not about vitamins. We probably

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10 Gifts For People You Don’t Like

Adulthood means that, sometimes, you have to buy gifts for people you don’t like. Maybe it’s a family gathering and you’re assigned to buy for one of the difficult aunts. Or a work shindig where it’d be amiss if you gifted everyone except that jerk Chad who keeps taking credit

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QRxLabs Review: The Best Skin Care Brand You’ve Never Heard Of

QRxLabs brings affordable skin care to the masses. It’s me, I’m masses. Or, at the least, I’m a veritable skin care junkie. Keeper of half-filled bottles and those cardboard samples from magazines. I’m a sucker for anything offering that anti-aging trifecta: brightening, tightening, and smoothing. And QRxLabs is simply the

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e.l.f. The New Classics Eyeshadow Palette Review

 The neutral shades in the e.l.f. The New Classics eyeshadow palette set are just…classic. Like a well-tailored blazer for the eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I love colorful eye looks, too. But there’s nothing like the quickness and ease of a neutral eyeshadow look. e.l.f. The New Classics eyeshadow palette delivers a

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Myka Stauffer, Rachel Hollis, and Curated Imperfection

Myka Stauffer and Rachel Hollis are lifestyle/family/self-help gurus. Both have been rocked by recent scandals. Stauffer, a Mommy Vlogger with millions of subscribers between her YouTube channels, admitted to “rehoming” her autistic adopted son. Rachel and Dave Hollis recently announced their divorce. It’s my opinion that Myka’s abandonment of her

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The Most Affordable Skin Care Routine for Your 30s

Ah, the Dirty Thirties. Our 30s call for a targeted skin care routine. If you haven’t followed a skin care routine, the time to start is now, in your 30s. Why? The chaos of our twenties is (hopefully) over, but the effects of previous bad decisions are becoming visible now.

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Decorate for Christmas with Me 2019!

In terms of Christmas decor, I really came into my own this year. It’s the third Christmas in our house and I’m starting to understand what does and doesn’t work for our unusual 110-year-old interior woodwork. Feeling more confident, I’ve decluttered my Christmas decoration stash of some hand-me-downs and especially

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