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How I Found My Self-Confidence

How I Found My Self-Confidence

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The bullying began in middle school and continued through high school graduation. My smile in old yearbook photos may have concealed the pain I felt, but the photos awaken memories. I was determined to excel and to put on a happy face. Test scores and awards provided validation that I was capable and strong, even when I was feeling anything but. Pretending … Read entire article »

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Fall Skin Care Update with Bremenn Clinical™ Skin Care

Fall Skin Care Update with Bremenn Clinical™ Skin Care

* I was sent this product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* The leaves are starting to change color and the air is getting cooler- fall is finally here! It happens to be my favorite season :-) But with the cooler weather comes a whole new set of skin issues. What was once oily is now dry and flaky faster than you can say pumpkin spice. What’s a gal to do? Update … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Momma Gotta Have, Skincare

Summer Beauty with Birchbox

Summer Beauty with Birchbox

 * I received samples and items to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Raise your hand if you’re a closet beauty junkie! Ok, seriously who isn’t these days? With new cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and hair products coming on to the market in a steady stream, promising to fulfill all of your beauty wishes, it’s quite challenging to practice restraint every time you walk into Sephora or Ulta. Stress not my lovelies! Birchbox … Read entire article »

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Whiten Your Teeth for Less With Arm & Hammer

Whiten Your Teeth for Less With Arm & Hammer

When I see the celebs on TV, I’m sometimes blinded by their shiny, white teeth. Since I love coffee, red wine and many foods that stain teeth, I’m a bit jealous of their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is very expensive, and whitening strips make my teeth feel sensitive. What’s a mom to do?  I’ve tried whitening toothpastes in the past, but I’ve never noticed a difference. When Arm & Hammer challenged me to switch to their AdvanceWhite Toothpaste … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Contests, Featured, Teething

Getting Gorgeous

Getting Gorgeous

On Saturday, Candace and I attended a fabulous event called Getting Gorgeous, which was organized by two amazing blogger friends Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations and Vera Sweeney of I’m Not Obsessed, Lady and the Blog and Babyrazzi. It was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with fellow bloggers as well as surprisingly-approachable and down-to-earth beauty experts like celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa and fashion stylist Amy Tara Koch while sampling cupcakes, snacking on yummy guacamole and Mexican … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Beauty After Baby: Mamanista’s Best Beauty Buys and Favorite Products

Beauty After Baby: Mamanista’s Best Beauty Buys and Favorite Products

I’ve never been a fan of Desperate Housewives, but my mother persuaded me to watch the season premiere with her. For the first time, I could identify with one of the characters. Gabby, the former model, now has two children and a matching frumpy mom-style. Her old frenemy Edie is shocked by her new appearance, leading to this classic exchange: Edie: “So Gabby, I have to ask: What the hell happened to you? Carlos might be blind, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Body After Baby, Contests, Fashion, Pregnancy, Uncategorized