Essie Nail Polish Spring 2014

Essie Spring 2014 Mini Color Cube

I love Essie's latest nail polish collection. Six irresistible shades perfect for Spring. The collection features two shades of blue ("Hide and Go Chic" and "Truth or Flare"),  three shades of pink  ("Romper Room", "Spin the Bottle", "Style Hunter"), and one lovely pistachio green ("Fashion … [Read more...]

Healthy Essentials for Earth Day!

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In our kitchen, we have a recycling can right next to the trash can - its easy to just throw things right in there and recycle. But what about the bathroom?  Those shampoo bottles, body wash bottles and toilet paper rolls are recyclable, too!  Many consumers don’t even realize that most products … [Read more...]

Pinspiration: Essential Oils


I've been reading a ton lately about essential oils. I was doing some research on Pinterest about how to use them and where. I'm particularly interested in Lavender Oil - I've heard it really helps with sleep, something our family struggles with. But I see essential oils everywhere. And if … [Read more...]

Mistakes You’re Making in the Shower

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Our daily shower seems pretty straight forward, right? But you could be unintentionally leaves your skin or hair worse for wear. For anyone who’s ever gotten that dry, tight feeling, an itchy scalp, irritation or redness after a shower, these five common shower mistakes are likely culprits that … [Read more...]

Find Your Best Blush


We have exciting beauty news straight from one of our favorite shows to style watch... Mad Men! To add a flirty flush of color to the show’s sexy star Christina Hendricks, celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali used the new MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in shade #210. The new HD Blush ($26), launching … [Read more...]

Aquaphor to the Rescue


In winter, low temperatures, low humidity and strong, harsh winds deplete our skin of moisture. The dry air from furnaces and other heating sources also suck the moisture out of skin. By mid-February, my children have turned into  little sandpaper people. They are constantly complaining about … [Read more...]

Pinspiration: Hair Dilemma

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I'm looking for a new hair color. So where else to turn but Pinterest? Here's my hair color now... Medium-ish, light brown (with a few greys) I'm thinking about going with a rich, bark brown for a change. Maybe even chop a bit off? This pin is what inspired me. Its so simple, yet chic and … [Read more...]

Hada Labo Tokyo: Japan’s Popular Skincare in the US


I had never heard of Hada Labo Toyko when the items arrived on my doorstep, but I was intrigued immediately. I'm always up for trying new skincare products and this one looked different from any I've seen.  The entire line contains no fragrances, no parabens, no dyes and no mineral oils. So how does … [Read more...]

Get Date Night Ready with Neutrogena


This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.   Moms, how … [Read more...]