I’m Terrified To Do it So…I’ll Do It

I feel like a punk, y’all. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I used to be fearless. Here I am at 31 years old and I get all anxious and nerve rack’y over doing something SO simple. Something that I’ve done a gajillion times before. Why am I freaking out over this? 

The Makeup Show NYC is coming up and I very impulsively booked a flight to go. I used to go to this show regularly and that whole  kid life + limited personal days due to work things put a damper on all of that. But now I’m self-employed and I’ve got a husband with a super flexible schedule who took the time off so that he could take care of home while I travel. I get to hang out with friends and brands, run up and down those New York City streets, eat fancy food and sleep. I get to sleep! I haven’t slept a good 4 hours straight in monthsssss. Leaving mommy duties and the babies at home means I can get interrupted sleep. This is exciting, right? 

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8 Naturally Based Skincare Items

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I’m pretty picky in the skincare department. I mean, yeahhhhh…I’m open to trying just about anything but when I am buying for myself, I tend to run to the skincare brands that use natural ingredients. Are “natural” and “organic” totally trigger words that make people feel like they’re using products that are better than the alternatives? Yep! But whatever. Here are 8 brands that have totally peaked my interest. And wallet! 

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Migraine Inducing Fragrances and Why I’d Rather Smell Like A Goat

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay, I’m kidding. For the record, I never really want to smell like a goat. No offense to goat lovers out there. But I’ll tell you what…fragrances make my head hurt. And not even a little. I’m talkin’, straight up passed out in bed don’t even know my name-type hurt.

I’ve suffered from migraines. Listen here. If I had to pick between giving birth and having a migraine, I’d pick giving birth. Call me crazy but you may know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had a migraine. 

Years ago I swore off of fragrances completely. Everything from my body products to my laundry detergent and dish liquid went fragrance-free. And the migraines disappeared. I can’t say that’s the reason WHY they disappeared but I’m running with it and will continue to live as fragrance-free as possible.

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I Don’t Mind Aging As Long As My Skin Looks Good

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

You are never too young to start implementing anti-aging practices, girlfriend. Yes, I turned 30 this year and have no problem aging gracefully. But I am also okay with getting into products that will work nicely with my skin for when I hit those 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with style.

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Because, I’m ready, baby. Aging is a sign of life and living and I am ready to hit each decade with fierceness, babe! 

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The Body Wash That Feels Like A Spa Treatment

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Sooo, it’s back. My eczema, that is. I should really blame myself because while I usually avoid dairy products, I lose my mind when I’m pregnant. For some reason, my hormones are actually kind to me and I can tolerate dairy better while pregnant. So your girl has been going crazy. Aaaand my skin has a problem with it. I’ve become twinsies with the Belle and we are both dealing with cracking skin, inflamed skin and rashes. Lovely, right?

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

It’s a good time to be exploring these Aveeno® products because this Daily Moisturizing Body Wash has been helping ease my skin a bit. And that’s probably because this baby has Colloidal Oatmeal in it.

Yes babes, oatmeal doesn’t make for just a yummy breakfast meal, it can also be an incredibly healing and soothing ingredient for us sensitive skincare folx. You can absolutely tell the difference when you’re using it. Because eczema has the tendency to dry the skin out, this Body Wash does a beautiful job at locking in that moisture – even after a hot shower! Yes, impressive, it is.

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Healthy Skin Over Makeup Everyday

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Cetaphil – a well known brand that I’m sure many of you skincare lovers have been gushing over for years. And years. I first learned about Cetaphil when I was a teenager. It has been FOREVER since I’ve tried anything from them but I’m in shock that their products are still rockin’. As much as they were when I was playing with them.

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And who knew they had such a wide range of products? I didn’t! From washes and cleansers to lotions and towelettes, there’s something for everyone. Cetaphil has always been known as a brand that caters to those of us with sensitive skin. This was me and this is STILL me. But, if you’re one of those people who have fabulous skin (grrr…LOL, just kidding) Cetaphil is for you, too. I love when brands cater to those of us with ALL skin types. These products will work for a 13-year old and for mature skin. Everyone wins.

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Feeling All Radiant and Glow Like with Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay look – I’m not always positively radiant. I try to be. I genuinely make an effort to embody that I woke up like dis spirit, but giiiiirl…some days it’s just so gosh darn rough. And it’s reasons like this why I can appreciate products like Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer

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All moisturizers are not treated equally. Some are really just watery lotion with very little moisturizing properties and efficacy. Some of those brands try to trick us. It’s not right, I say! While this Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 won’t transform your 60-year old skin into 23-year old skin (sorry love, and wouldn’t that be strange anyway?), what it will do is provide your skin with oil-free love and sun protection. This, you know, is important. Even more so for guys and gals like me who live in areas where the sun doesn’t stop shinning. Ever.

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Protect Yo Skin This Summer

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Summer is in full swing here in Florida and uh, we’re melting. Quite literally, actually. I’m a fan of this time of year, but it gets to the point where it is almost downright unbearable. But bear it, we must, because I’ve got a toddler who REALLY thrives being outside. Elle loves everything about the water and while we can’t always make it to the beach or pool, we’ve gotten her a huge inflatable pool that she can’t get enough of.

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