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Helpful Habits For Non-Morning People

Every night when I go to bed, I tell myself tomorrow’s the day I become a morning person and wake up two hours early. I fantasize about all the things I could do with the extra time: Bike down to the pool and go for a swim! Write a blog post! Do…
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How I Make My DIY Manicures Last

Tips, tools & the best products for your home manicure kit. I’ve taken my manicures into my own hands for years — I shared my DIY manicure tips in this post back in 2014 — so I’m really good at painting my nails, but it wasn’t until I watched this…
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My Planner Pick For the New Year

One of my favorite things about turning over a new year is the chance to buy a fresh new planner. I know everyone organizes their lives in their smartphones and Google calendars these days, but I will always be old-school in this department and prefer a paper planner that I…
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Finding Style Inspiration On Instagram

Despite my frustration with Instagram’s ever-changing algorithms — I have to search for my favorite feeds because they rarely pop up on my home screen these days — I just can’t quit it. One of my favorite things about the app is the abundance of great style inspiration. I follow…
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Quick Tip: A Hoola Hack

I’m filing this one under “Possibly Useless Posts” because it seems kind of silly to share, but you just never know when a simple beauty hack could be your Oprah “ah-ha!” moment. So here we go! Benefit Hoola is one of my favorite everyday bronzers, and one of my top picks…
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10 More Beauty Cheats Every Girl Should Know

10 Beauty Cheats Every Girl Should Know is one of the all-time most popular posts on my blog. I love that I’m not the only one who appreciates a good beauty hack! It’s been four years since I wrote that post (!!) and I’ve learned a lot of good tricks since…
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6 Shortcuts For Easier Mornings

I shared some helpful habits for non-morning people back in 2015, and my quest to conquer the start of the day is still a work-in-progress. Truth be told: I’m a mess in the morning. I love to squeeze in as much sleep as I can manage — every minute counts! — before…
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6 Tips For Dark Circles and Tired Eyes

Once upon a time, there was a girl who never fussed with concealer: she was bright-eyed and blissfully ignorant about dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines because she was oh so young and lucky in the under-eye department. Then she joined the ranks of the self-employed, turned 30, and developed a…
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How I Take My Own Outfit Photos With My Smartphone

For the first several years of my style blog, my husband took all my photos. We worked together in our flower shop, in a downtown historic district with lots of great places to shoot, so it was easy to pop out for 5-10 minutes each day to snap photos of my outfits with our Canon Rebel…