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Play! by Sephora: A Brutally Honest Review

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Full view of the July Play! by Sephora bag

Editor’s Note: This Brutally Honest Review of the Play! by Sephora July box is NOT a paid or sponsored post. I spent my own hard-earned money on this box. Recently, I wrote about my break-up with ipsy Glam Bag.  It was just time for us to go our separate ways – there’s only so many times a Mamanista can update her beauty profile to say no black eyeliner and then continuously receive black eyeliner before she throws in the proverbial…

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Five-Step Beauty Routine for Tired, Busy Mamas

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Note: I received a free sample of Onomie Bright Concealing Elixir to try. All opinions expressed in this article are my own and, as always, are brutally honest. #mamadontlie This morning, I had twenty minutes to get out the door on time to make a 9am meeting, because the snooze button is just too damn tempting. And I had to wash my hair, shave and dress my toddler. The odds were against me, but I did it and felt good…

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Le Tote Review: Send Me All the Things!

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There’s no question I love clothes and call me old-fashioned but there’s just something about buying them versus renting them. When you love clothes like I do though, that philosophy isn’t always budget-friendly! When fellow Mamanista, Liz told me about Le Tote I’ll admit I was skeptical.  Liz encouraged me just to add things to my Le Tote “closet” on the app and try 1 or 2 boxes just to see what I think!   So add to my closet I did…

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BoxyCharm: A Brutally Honest Review

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When Aimee finally broke things off with Ipsy, I wanted to help her find a new monthly glam bag to make Ipsy jealous. And, if I’m being brutally honest, I also wanted to get a little revenge (because it’s what good friends do). Birchbox had already let me down years ago, and this Ipsy drama brought back those feelings of hurt. So, after researching reviews for beauty boxes, I discovered BoxyCharm. With a promise of receiving 4-5 full-size beauty products…

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What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mom

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We welcomed our daughter into the world on a Tuesday night at almost 10:00 p.m. As I watched the doctor catch my baby and hold her up to me, I stared at her with wide eyes, completely breathless. I didn’t know what to say, what to think, what to do. So, I held her awkwardly and cried the proudest, happiest tears of my life, and then I waited for my next instruction from the nurses. I have never in my…

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5 Summer Beauty Hacks You Need to Know

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Summer Beauty Hacks

During the summer, I want to look like a swimsuit ad: tousled beach waves, highlighted to perfection; a sun-kissed complexion; and glowing, bronzed skin. Unfortunately, even models need a team of beauty pros and a few hours in the stylist’s chair to perfect that “natural” look. And mama ain’t got time for that. So, here are a few tricks I’ve learned over the years to save time and money and look my best when enjoying a day in the sun. Look for a…

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