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Sneaky reasons you may be breaking out

  Skin issues plague us all from time to time. It would be great to wake up with perfect skin everyday but unfortunately that isn’t the case for most of us. We have all heard the tried and true methods for maintaining a clear complexion: you must cleanse, tone, moisturize. This trio of skin care… Continue reading Sneaky reasons you may be breaking out

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Sweet Potato Pancakes and Cinnamon Sugar Butter

I’ll find any excuse to make pancakes. It’s Saturday, let’s make pancakes! It’s Thursday, almost the weekend, let’s make pancakes! And it goes on. I’ve always loved pancakes and stopped using box mixes many years ago and concocted a staple standard homemade pancake mix of my own. However it is fun to change it up… Continue reading Sweet Potato Pancakes and Cinnamon Sugar Butter

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble Topping

I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin spice. To be honest, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are basically my blood type during the fall. I love muffins and really wanted to bake something off the beaten path from my standby muffin recipes. With Fall/Winter in the air, I’ve concocted my own version of a moist pumpkin spice muffin… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble Topping

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The importance of washing your makeup brushes ( and how I do it for less than $2)

For most of us washing our makeup brushes is quite the chore. Who wants to pay for an expensive brush cleaner,  stand at the sink scrubbing brushes, wait for them to dry..the horror! After quite a few years as a makeup wearer and having been a professional makeup artist, I learned a few tricks along… Continue reading The importance of washing your makeup brushes ( and how I do it for less than $2)

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Beauty Blunders to Avoid (and how to fix them)

Ok, now this picture is a bit extreme. And I don’t mean to disparage that misguided person in the photo, maybe that was the look she was going for…? To avoid looking..well, misguided, here are some common makeup mistakes and how to avoid them! Not matching your foundation to the rest of your body This… Continue reading Beauty Blunders to Avoid (and how to fix them)

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Easy Cheddar and Broccoli stuffed Chicken Breast

I have a love hate relationship with chicken breast. I love that on any given day when I may be strapped for dinner ideas I can always count on chicken breast to save the day. I hate that I always end up making it the same way, which usually tends to be a grilled lemon… Continue reading Easy Cheddar and Broccoli stuffed Chicken Breast

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Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette Review

 Any makeup enthusiast and eyeshadow buying veteran knows the importance of these 3 criteria for a purchase worthy eyeshadow palette: 1) There is a mix of matte, satin and shimmery eyeshadow. 2) You have a pigmented matte black so you don’t have to reach for another palette for a complete look. 3)  There are warm… Continue reading Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette Review