Category: beauty

Remember Us, Always

I take a small sip of this champagne, feeling it warm my senses as it travels down my throat, attempting to smile at each guest my husband introduces me to, all the guests he does business with. Most are men of course, their wives by their sides, smoothing their tuxes as they shake my hand…

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6 Self-Care and Beauty Products Under $35 That You Should Add to Your Fall Regimen

With the darker, colder months coming up fast, it’s crucial to keep taking care of yourself and your skin. We all know the horrors of cracked lips, dry breakouts, and dull complexions, but there are tons of products that can help counteract the effects of the cooler weather. Check out these six affordable options that…

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Gravity

I keep writing bits and pieces, leave a story unfinished, unpolished by man, a woman at her best. I believe this to be a metaphor, and a good one at that. I’m being rewritten at the dome, reconstructed by the bell, become a narrative unfinished at the workings of God, polishing my beauty with grace.…

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It’s Going to Be Okay

There are times when she would stand in front of the shower, just as she did as a little girl, and let the warm streams massage her shoulders. She would feel the water kiss the arch of her neck, the length of her spine, trickling down her torso until the water turns cold, until her…

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Target and Ulta Partner for New Retail Experience

COVID-19 precautions aside, your Target runs could look substantially different next year. Starting in 2021, select Target stores will include small Ulta Beauty shops in their beauty departments, featuring “new limited-edition products and show-stopping capsule collections, along with staples in skin care and hair care.” They may also integrate digital services like Ulta’s GLAMLab application,…

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Are We All A**Holes?

You know what sucks? A few days ago I was hit with the idea that, to someone somewhere, I’m the bad guy. Somebody has, or will, see me as a negative force in their life. No matter what I try to do or say, I will be the antagonist to their hero journey. Admittedly, that…

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Sephora Advent Calendar Series: #3 Bejewelled Beauty Chest Advent Calendar by Charlotte Tilbury

When it comes to luxury products, it’s safe to say that everyone wants a great deal or a heavy discount that doesn’t hurt your wallet maybe as much. At Sephora, at least, it’s pretty rare for luxury brands to be steeply discounted — with the exception of specific products not doing well. That being said,…

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Sephora Advent Calendar Series: #2 — Voluspa Mini Candle Advent Calendar

Although best known for their makeup, beauty, and skincare, Sephora offers slightly different variations in products sold at their stores. Among the lesser-known are hair tools, sunscreen, and even candles. Voluspa, a high-end candle brand based in California, regularly offers their products for sale at Sephora year-round. For the holidays, they have “luxuriously crafted and…

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“Rialto” Movie Review

I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of “Rialto”, Peter Mackie Burns, after watching the film. Before I share his answers to questions and insights from our chat, I’ll share with you a bit about the movie and how its unexpected journey of responsibility resonates from start to finish. (Free of spoilers, of course).…

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