Wear a (Cute) Mask!

It’s time to face the facts: we’re going to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future. When it seemed like more of a temporary thing, buying stylish face coverings was far from the top of our priority lists. Now, though, we might as well make our protective masks fashionable, right? I’ve rounded up some cute […]

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My Body Is Not My Worth

I’ve spent so many years battling my body. Let me put that another way. I’m only 28, yet I’ve spent more than half of my life critiquing the skin I live in.  When I type that out, it makes me so incredibly sad. Here I am, a strong, smart, kind woman—reducing my worth to the […]

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Book Review: Salt in My Soul

A month or two ago, I finished a powerful memoir that had been on my to-be-read list before it even came out.  But it was a read I needed to sit with. As much as it shook me to my core—tears during the last several chapters included—I couldn’t just run to my computer and type […]

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Concealer Wars

For years, I used the same concealer by E.L.F. Thick enough to provide full coverage but not cakey, I never strayed from it. I had it in different shades for different seasons of paleness. Then, one day, I went to stock back up…and it was gone! I gave a different concealer of theirs a shot […]

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Book Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish

Big Little Lies meets Gone Girl in Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish. A new woman is in town—a ritzy, gossip-filled Connecticut town, at that. And she’s here to shake things up. Amber Patterson feels virtually invisible. She wasn’t born into wealth and she’s sick of watching from afar as socialite Daphne Parrish rules the […]

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Book Review: City of Girls

This was one of my favorite reads in a long time.  Based on author Elizabeth Gilbert’s other novel Eat, Pray, Love and her creative living guide Big Magic, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a youthful period piece. But man, did she deliver. I tend to find myself drawn to any piece featuring New […]

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Lightened-Up Chocolate Chip Cookies

Editor’s note: I was tempted to title this “Quarantine Cookies” or “COVID Cookies” but I stayed strong. Now my bad puns are in regular-sized print instead of up in proverbial lights. If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you’ll probably remember how obsessed I was with baking when I first graduated college. Don’t […]

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