Shades of Summer: Savoring Summer with Pretty Pops of Color
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Shades of Summer: Savoring Summer with Pretty Pops of Color

The air has just started to cool, and I wonder if that telltale change in the air is permanent. I was thinking about why I enjoy summer: celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries is one big exciting part, but there are also more subtle feelings associated with summer. There’s more freedom to slow down and soak in experiences. Clothes … Continue reading

Looking for your GOOD Hair Day? Try these non-toxic options.
Adventure in Normal Life / beauty reviews / shopping / wellness

Looking for your GOOD Hair Day? Try these non-toxic options.

More than with makeup, I’ve gone through bottles and bottles of products that don’t work out. We have chemical sensitivities in our household, and in a perfect world, I would like to just have one set of shampoo + conditioner that we can both use. I’m dishing on the non-toxic plant-derived brands I’ve tried lately … Continue reading

Looking after your wellness – one way to “do well unto yourself”
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Looking after your wellness – one way to “do well unto yourself”

Perhaps some important summary points in achieving balance and wellness is realizing what you are looking for, getting the tools you need to get there, using them, and inviting some along to share that journey. Although I haven’t climbed a mountain (I’ve scaled some scary, slippery rocks that were mountains to me, though) I picture … Continue reading

Summer Refresher – Get Your Natural Glow on with Follain
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Summer Refresher – Get Your Natural Glow on with Follain

For your freshest wedding looks, travel edition, you’ve come to the right place. Wedding season is upon us, and we tapped out at three beautiful affairs already. I used to not enjoy getting all dressed up because traveling with SO MANY extra products through TSA was a headache (is this a liquid or a gel?). … Continue reading

Top Sun Care Picks for Summer Travel
Adventure in Normal Life / beauty reviews / Travel / wellness

Top Sun Care Picks for Summer Travel

We just got back from an epic journey through the Gulf Coast (#bluebootsgogulfcoasttour) and I knew it was going to be hotttttt. Coming from the Northeast, we aren’t used to being baked outside, so I packed strategically and brought along my favorite, easy-to-pack, natural sun protection that I knew would keep us sun safe on all the types … Continue reading

Bite Beauty – the Lip Pencil review
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Bite Beauty – the Lip Pencil review

Bite Beauty has quickly become one of my favorites because of the formulation, design, and ingredients which are food-grade organic but look and smell lovely. See how to recreate this natural spring-forward look, featuring the Bite Beauty Lip Pencil and Amuse Bouche lipsticks. Continue reading

GLOSSYBOX Beauty Box Review
Adventure in Normal Life / Beauty / beauty reviews / gift guide / Style

GLOSSYBOX Beauty Box Review

Living in an apartment building means I get to see the usual stack of subscription boxes (beauty, food, clothes…) amongst the packages in our entry way. I was SO excited to receive a new-to-me beauty box picked especially for me with products from around the world in the January 2017 GlossyBox! New year, new beauty goals? I think so! I’m reviewing @GlossyBox_US below, so have a look! Check out my #glossygoal. Cheers to new adventures! Continue reading