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Where I've Been and Where I Am

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  Depression is a bitch, let me tell ya. It zaps my energy, motivation and desire to do anything, even the things I love to do, like taking pictures of beautiful things and writing about them. As the days get longer and it's warm I feel a little better and I'm beginning to get the urge to be creative, again and it feels good to be stepping slowly back into the light, back to being myself when I'm not swimming in deep, dark places.  I wish that I could give a solid timeline and set a schedule but I'm not quite there, yet. I have changed the appearance of this blog, a bit. I had to dump my old, added on template because it was a mess and nothing I did, within my limited capacity was helping make it any better. I'm using a Blogger template, for the time being until I decide what my new aesthetic will be, as I rebrand to expand the scope of this blog. Don't worry, if you come here for beauty content that will still be the main focus, now and always but I'd like

Farmacy Beauty Very Cherry Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

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Gentle reader, it's back! and I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm excited. Why? Well, because I'm a sucker for a good cleansing balm and I'm also a sucker for anything cherry. Cherry flavored, cherry scented, cherries printed on it... I'm here for it. 

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Review

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  Facial oils are an integral part of my skin care routine. I've tried many, fallen in love with few. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on a new to me face oil. Please read on to see what I think.

The Once and Future Foreo Luna Review

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Do I Still Love it Five Years On?  Five Years ago, much to my delight, I was sent an original  Foreo Luna  (link to original article, in case you're interested) for consideration and review. Here's the first pic I took of it - brightened to better fit my current #aesthetic yes, I am self mocking - fresh from my doorstep and still lovely and warm from sitting outside in the Arizona sun. Wow. That counter top, angle and lighting, taken on my prior-prior phone. What was I thinking????  Are you as blown away by the photo quality as I am? I knew that you would be. Admit it, you really want to be me.  Anyway, If you read my original review, you know that I fell instantly in love with my new skin care toy. The question I am answering in this article is, do I still use it and love it, five years on? 

Save or Spend | Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist or Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist - Which one Wins?

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Face mists are one of my favorite skin care products and in my  skin care fridge , milky, hydrating mists reign supreme. Two have risen to prominence, one is a savings sweetheart and the other is a boujie beauty. Both are splendid. Since I am a beauty on a budget, as much as I'd like to, I can't keep buying both so, I decided to put them to the test, head to head and choose the winner and that is the one that has earned it's place in my skin care arsenal. If you'd like to know which mist won, read on!

Known - the Alluring New Fragrance from A Girl's Gotta Spa!

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Prelude to a Blog Post They say that you should never work with children or animals but I disagree. I mean, what could be a better moment for a blogger than settling in to take a bunch of photographs of a product and have your cat jump up on your photo table, sit herself prettily down and start posing? I had so much fun firing off shot after shot of Daisy Adair and the gorgeous perfume that before I knew it, I had almost one hundred photographs. I decided that of course, I had to do this blog post in behind the scenes style and let Daisy be the model.  Daisy Adair and I would like to present to you the newest offering in a fragrance line that I have come to love. Please read on for all of the details. And, an astonishing number of cute cat pictures. 

Derma - E Skin De-Stress Calming CBD Skin Care

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As you no doubt know, Derma-E is my favorite affordable skin care brand. Not only is this brand accessible and affordable, their products are efficacious and there are lines for all ages and skin types from oily, acne prone to combo, normal and dry/very dry. Derma-E is created in a certified wind powered facility, cruelty free, vegan, non-GMO, soy free and the packaging is recyclable. What more could a skin care fanatic want?  How about... THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol - the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis) free, broad spectrum CBD that can help calm and de-stress your skin while Derma-E's proven formulas pamper and hydrate your complexion? Interested? Yeah, I thought that you might be. Read on.