5 Best Buys for A Natural Beauty Look

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Earlier this week, an email from a work colleague (Subject: Good Different) took me by surprise. She had written to compliment me on my makeup that day.

Unlike most days, I hadn’t had much time to be meticulous with my beauty look that morning. With the help of my newly discovered beauty faves, I was out the shower and through the door in 15 minutes.

It was a good reminder that sometimes, less is more. It was also a good nudge to share my updated list of best beauty buys here on the blog.

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7 Days of Salads: Easy-to-Make Recipes

easy_salad_recipesAt the start of 2016, I got a medical wake-up call that revealed how flawed my eating habits were. I was eating way too much sugar and bad carbs, and not enough vegetables, fresh foods and the right kinds of protein.

To get things started, I challenged my self to seven days of eating healthy meals, including salads.

Just two days in, I realized how hard it can be to come up with ideas that are filling and taste great. So I decided to document my salad-making process in the kitchen and share the recipes here with you.

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Six Things to Think About Before Your Next Shopping Trip

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A couple days ago, I attempted to clear out my closet. It was more overwhelming than I expected and took longer than I planned (I’m still not done!).

As I struggled with what to keep, toss and give away, I realized why I had so many things in my closet but could hardly ever find anything to wear: bad shopping habits.

Today, this post isn’t just for my readers but it’s also for me–things I need to remember and pay attention to before I ever head out on a shopping trip or buy online again.

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