The beauty industry is a deluge of product launches and new brands at every turn. As a beauty blogger, fatigue is inevitable. But every so often something will come along to shake off the malaise and reignite my passion for beauty. This is exactly what the beauty brand, Kosås, has been able to invoke with its small line of eight lipsticks and six blush palettes. Though barely two years old, Kosås has established fervent fans in both green and traditional beauty circles alike by embodying an antithesis to the beauty climate’s current tone of excess: limited product offerings in essential colors –…

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After years of struggling to get pregnant (read about my pregnancy story here), it finally happened. My at-home pregnancy test read positive! I jumped for joy when I read that plastic little stick. Standing in my bathroom staring at that stick is a moment I’ll never forget and one that seems so long ago now that I’m in the middle of my second trimester. (Due May 2018 with a girl!) I can honestly say becoming pregnant has been the best thing to ever happen to my life, and simultaneously the worst thing to ever happen to my skin. Okay, FINE, I exaggerate;…

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Detox Market’s newly launched monthly subscription box is a MUST for 2018 if your goal is to cut back on beauty spending (I know that’s one of mine…). You’ll receive each month, for as low as $39.95 per month, the clean beauty retailer’s best selling products for more than 50% off!? The January box they sent me to review had a retail value of $95 and it contained two products I have become absolutely smitten for – a full size Tammy Fender Epi-Peel and a travel size of the Tammy Fender Rose Toner. Starting in January, Detox’s monthly boxes are going to…

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Dewy, radiant, youthful – it’s what we all strive for with makeup. To look enhanced and never overdone. The key to achieving this, IMO, is the right blend of cream and powder highlighters! You want the light to reflect in just the right places. The shades to contour those cheekbones. And a flash of flushed color to give the glow of pubescent days. All this can be easily had with a few swipes and a light dusting from Kosas’ new Color & Light highlighter and bronzer palettes. Like their line of creamy, hydrating, and long-lasting lipsticks the brand launched last year, these…

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When I flip through my memory’s library pausing at volumes on childhood or first loves, the images are fuzzy. The visual details feel obscured and out of reach, but visceral scents tied to those memories reverberate strongly. Like the time when I was five, my older sister pushed me in our wagon down the hill at the neighborhood block party and I violently tumbled out scraping my knees bloody. I can recall neither the terror I’m sure was on her face, or the pain I felt from my open wounds. What does feel salient is the scent of fresh cut grass, the…

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