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Play! by Sephora: A Brutally Honest Review

- Beauty & Style, Featured, Reviews
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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Le Tote Review: Send Me All the Things!

- Featured, Reviews

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

- Beauty & Style, Featured, Reviews

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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June ipsy Glam Bag: Re-affirming My Decision

- Beauty & Style, Reviews

About two weeks ago I shared with you about my break up with ipsy. So imagine my surprise when I went to mailbox and saw that magenta mailer peaking out. Getting one last Glam Bag was kind of like seeing an ex after a break up: I was initially concerned that I made the wrong decision, but after spending 60 seconds with it, felt vindicated in my choices. Inside the June ipsy Glam Bag Each month, ipsy curates a bag…

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Stitch Fix Review: Summer Workwear Refresh

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Dressing for work in the summer is HARD. The temperature outside is creeping close to 90 degrees with a heavy dose of humidity and a side of random showers. In addition to that, our office A/C is set to sub-arctic temperatures. So what do you wear when it’s hot as you know what outside, and freezing inside? Well, like most hard tasks, I decided to outsource them and ask my Stitch Fix stylist for some help. I’ve had a bit…

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#OOTD: The Shorts That Look Good on Everyone!

- Outfit of the Day, Reviews

The makers of our favorite Margaret M pants now make equally amazing shorts too! I know, I know… you don’t wear shorts, right?! Well, those days are over! Not only do these shorts pull on like leggings, but they contain just the right amount of stretch to hold in the areas of your fabulous mom bod you want to keep contained and somehow magically lift the areas you want highlighted! Yes, they’re that good!  Plus the all over pattern adds a bit…

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Putting prAna to the Mamanista Test

- Beauty & Style, Reviews

I was provided with free products by prAna in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this article are my own and, as always, are brutally honest. #mamadontlie One of our goals is to always be brutally honest with our readers because let’s face it: as busy working moms, the last thing we have time for is some B.S. Mama’s got piles of laundry, emails to answer, and Housewives to watch, okay?! So when I first heard about…

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Living the Toddler Mom Life with prAna

- General Fabulousness, Reviews
prAna Swim top

I was provided with free products by prAna in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this article are my own and, as always, are brutally honest. #mamadontlie I need to make a confession. When Aimee sent the email about shopping prAna’s website for pieces to review, I was out on a rare girls night, sipping Texas margaritas and catching up with friends (i.e. talking about our kids and trading husband horror stories). So, depending on your perspective, my…

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I Tried Le Tote for a Month

- Beauty & Style, Reviews
Le Tote Review

Lately, I’ve been shopping like someone who makes a lot more money than I do and who doesn’t have a growing toddler to clothe everyday. Because I’m too weak to quit shopping cold-turkey (and because I still have several new trends I want to add to my closet), I started brainstorming about which belongings I could sell on an online yard sale. And then Le Tote sent me an offer to try a box for free. Bait taken.   Lately, I’ve been shopping…

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Margaret M Shorts 3 Ways

- Beauty & Style, Reviews

By now you probably know how much we love Margaret M pants but what you might not know is that Margaret M also makes shorts too! That’s right… these fabulous people have created a shorts with the same amazingly forgiving and equally stylish features of their famous Slimming pants! These shorts promise to pull on like your favorite weekend wear but make you feel fashionable and comfortable! Right now they only come in two patterns but we’ll keep our fingers crossed that the genius…

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