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26 Nov

mood: daring

I GOT MY FREAK ON & GOT LASH EXTENSIONS. I GOTTA WORK IT! Here are before and afters. Thanks Missy Elliott for your song Freak On inspiration. As I left the salon in disbelief of how good it looked someone yelled "First time? It's addictive!" I was scared that I might look too extra and wanted the excuse that it was part of my costume so I had it done on Halloween. It took an hour and a half at the salon. Shedding occurred week two, but they still look great. With them I feel I need zero makeup which is the #1 reason to do it.  Magical best describes the effect. I don't look like a freak. Friends think...
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14 Nov

mood: cocooning

Try this 80% organic ingredients 100% natural origin tinted moisturizer for only $5.99 - Organic Wear by Physicians Formula, available at drugstores and HERE.  It blends well and disappears into skin with only a hint of color. I am transitioning from my summertime daily SPF 50 sunscreen + no foundation to Organic Wear. It has an adequate amount of SPF 15 protection for Fall, Winter when I am mostly cocooning with limited daily outdoor sun exposure (but still desire protection, help evening out skin tone). I just gave it to my mother in law who also likes it! Additional Physicians Formula product mentions HERE. Cosmetics Chemical Truth HERE. Moodsey is about sharing and does not receive proceeds from purchase of these recommendations....
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27 Oct

mood: mindful

You've got to try these! If you are feeling mindful like me and would like to take part in the healthy beauty movement, then here are two brands that have none of the polish chemicals you and your children may want to avoid rms nail polish and tenoverten.  Each available on Amazon and under $20.  My tenoverten manicure from their tribeca nyc salon was amazing and lasted. Orange is the new "it" nail color per Allure's Orange Nail Polish Trend For Spring 2017 and continues to be, but muted and darker for Fall. My pick; RMS Smile. Soon we won't have to worry and wonder what potentially harmful chemicals are in our products because we will stop buying those that have them and they will no...
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19 Oct

mood: sunny

Maybe it's the sunshine!  I am in the mood to wear color and eat candy.  Do you like French blue, pure white, and Junior Mint green? Here is a fun slideshow of past inspiration, with pretty makeup color products for each.  In The Mood For Color Moodsey is about sharing and does not receive proceeds from purchase of these recommendations....
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22 Sep

mood: reflective

What do grandma curtain vibes and a book about fitness have in common? Summer, of course! Here are my two favorite purchases from summer which ended today, the first official day of Autumn. ☑ The MAJORELLE collection Rosebud Romper in vintage floral from Revolve  The floral trend continues into Autumn but head to toe maxi even midi florals are not easy to pull off. The trick, according to the 100 (I kid you not) fashion youtube videos I watched, is to keep the print small, break it up with a belt, jacket or sweater, and boots. Easy right? Lol. We shall see. ☑ Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza This novel is about our obsessions with getting fit, available on Amazon - From the bestselling authors of The...
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13 Jul

mood: chillin

This feels like I'm wearing pajamas and requires zero styling because everything goes and it looks great with no jewelry. Do you have a black romper? Here are options if you don't: sleeveless ruffle, cold shoulder, off shoulder, short sleeve scalloped, more cute options than you could ever imagine. On me: sleeveless ruffle,  L.K.Bennett leather wedge, also nice are these tan flat sandals that remind me of the Hermès Oran Everlane, vintage family Nantucket basket bag. Moodsey is about sharing not selling and does not receive proceeds from purchase of these recommended brands....
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29 Jun

mood: curious

This sounds interesting, can't wait to see if it's good. In beta is Amazon's convenient new Prime Wardrobe service - free 7 day try on, up to 20% discount, free returns and box pickup from your front door. I am curious for it to launch because my daughter and I've discovered new brands carried by Amazon like: Lilly Pulitzer, Michael Stars, Ray Ban, etc. Did you know that you may checkout of your favorite sites via Amazon for entire family and household items like Shopbop even IKEA (officially in 2018). Amazon is becoming a giant retail magnet of more brands (Whole Foods the latest), because brick and mortar stores are dead and someone has got to aggregate in a convenient...
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3 May

mood: practical

I just read "8 Pieces You Need To Pull Off Athleisure Like a Fashion Girl" and decided I must write "8 Pieces We Need To Pull Off Athleisure Like a Real (not foolish) Girl" so here you go! ☑ Black, navy, white, gray solid tops and bottoms that are comfortable and enhance our shape from Athleta, lululemon, or Bandier. For a tailored fit to your top experiment knotting in the front, on the side, in the back with a hair tie then tuck under. Another option is to turn your top inside out, grab the bottom or middle into a small bunch and tie with hair tie then turn the top right side out and lengthen if...
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14 Mar

mood: lazy

This skincare product is from the UK, costs $8 (NOT A TYPO), and makes me glow. Here is why I am in love: ☑ By the end of winter, I am my laziest about a lot of things including skincare. This is now my winter favorite because when I use it I feel I don't need much makeup. So by using it I actually save time and can continue to be my usual winter lazy self. This, SPF, concealer where needed, mascara, ILIA Polka Dots & Moonbeams illuminator on brow bone then nose tip then highest point of cheekbone, done. ☑ It is very stable. Why is this important? Many oils quickly decay when exposed to heat, air. Argan,...
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5 Feb

IN THE MOOD NON TOXIC SKINCARE & MAKEUP

As you know from several of my posts like Cosmetics Chemical Truth, I am a non toxic brand pioneer and champion, having started one 9 years ago. This makes me really picky as shown with my post about Gwyneth Paltrow's goop Juice Beauty being elitist in pricing. Now, there are many non toxic beauty product brands. Beautycounter products, for example, include none of the chemicals I avoid. They are priced lower than goop Juice Beauty, Tata Harper, Kjaer Weis; yet higher than W3ll People, Burt's Bees, Yes to Carrots, Shea Moisture, Dr. Bronner's, S.W.Basics, and similar to Jurlique, RMS, REN clean skincare, BITE beauty, ILIA makeup, Smith & Cult nail polish, Nonesuch, Makanai, Josie Maran, Honest Beauty....
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