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21 Jun

IN THE MOOD FOR HEALTH & BEAUTY

Here is an easy quick way to get on the healthy cosmetics bandwagon. Click HERE and you may order the first EWG "Birchbox" like collection of 8 products (moisturizers, cleansers, brighteners and more) that meet the Environmental Working Group's strict requirements for good health. It is a great way to donate to a good cause and try some feel good about what your body is absorbing new brands. $65 donation includes a cosmetics bag, supplies limited. For those who missed my post about how under regulated the cosmetics industry is and what to do about it, check it out HERE, Cosmetics Chemical Truth. Dermstore image...
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14 Jun

IN THE MOOD FOR ITALIAN CHIC Vol. 2 (GUCCI MAKEUP & STYLE)

I am seeing this Gucci bag in photos of many celebs and it is so similar to my 80's bag (minus the bee web). I do have a soft spot for Gucci as it was my first luxury brand purchase made while in Italy for the first time. Gucci had a successful year under Alessandro Michel's new creative direction. I like the return to a classic Gucci stripe. Click here Gucci for a quick peek at their Fall, Cruise and SS16 clothing and accessories. Gucci's crossover slide style shoe has already been copied for Spring/Summer and looks very comfortable. The Gucci beauty look for the season is no makeup with a natural flush - by applying this, then this, and a light dusting on...
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14 Jun

IN THE MOOD…2016 Teen Slang

This is dedicated to moms with graduating teens. Don't worry if you don't understand any of this. Neither do the Youtubers in this video. Also, don't admit you know this slang. Your teens will hate that. Don't tell your teen that you are a stan (hardcore fan) of them. They will roll their eyes and think you are extra (over the top). However, if their grades are not good you could describe them as sus (suspect, sketchy) and they may be impressed with your slang sis (the new bro). We woke (being aware of pop culture) to teen slang because we want to know if our teen drags (gossips negatively) about us. I am sharing this to ensure our famsquad...
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9 Jun

IN THE MOOD…DRUGSTORE MAKEUP

I don't wear a lot of makeup in summer and usually skip face makeup like foundation. But now, as I've aged, I do have the dreaded dark under eye circles and some pink spots that can use help. While I do like tinted moisturizers, sometimes I still need a bit more coverage than those deliver but a non-existent feel and look is a must. I read about this concealer that is similar to YSL's Touche Eclat (which I love) and new compact mineral foundation with cushion sponge - supposedly great for being on the go in summer. So I had to try them (and share my thoughts). They are Physicians Formula: New Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 Cushion Foundation...
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3 Jun

IN THE MOOD…KEYHOLE CHOKER TOP

Here is a nice affordable lightweight sleeveless keyhole choker top - in two colors that may be dressed up or down. Kendall-Kylie for Pacsun Keyhole Choker Top. $29.95...
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3 Jun

IN THE MOOD FOR PREP

Adding some edge has kept me from feeling my age, but I am a prep at heart and still love my classics. Vineyard Vines, J.MacLaughlin, LLBean, Lilly Pulitzer, Jack Rogers are go tos. A new one is Sail to Sable. For their above pictured cute red fit and flare dress click HERE. Also, an online prep store that I love is Tuckernuck. New for Spring: Jane straw clam and Mia clutches, Tortoise and Horn link necklaces, Striped bass needlepoint hat, Pom Pom basket and Pink Ibiza totes, jigsaw flats that look just like Chloe ballet slippers. Click here to browse at Tnuck. My friend and I were talking about her upcoming summer in Nantucket and while I was admitting that...
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