The Best Beauty Products From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (that are still in stock!)


Because I polled my IG followers and you guys still want the Nordstrom deals! (more…)
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The Best Beauty Products From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (that are still in stock!)

My SPF Essentials for Summer


Today I partnered with JAFRA to talk about the three types of sunscreen I use for, you guessed it, summer
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My SPF Essentials for Summer

The Best Beauty Buys From Sephora’s Spring Savings Event


It's that time of year again! (more…)
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The Best Beauty Buys From Sephora’s Spring Savings Event

15th Blogiversary giveaway: Here’s Why You Need This Azelaic Acid Product In Your Life


Welcome to day five (of five!) of my 15-year blog anniversary giveaway series… (more…)
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06.25.2021
My SPF Essentials for Summer

Jafra products SPF Essentials for Summer

Today I partnered with JAFRA to talk about the three types of sunscreen I use for, you guessed it, summer pool/beach days. 🙂

Now, we all know that I’m very pale (I burn in about 15 minutes!), but even if your skin is darker, it’s super, super important to still apply sunscreen every 2-3 hours.  Not all sun damage can be seen on your skin (at least not immediately), so SPF it up, k?

Now here are the three SPFs that you need, from head-to-toe… READ MORE

04.06.2021
15th Blogiversary giveaway: Your New Favorite Face SPF For Urban Environments

Jamie holding Shiseido SPF For Urban Environments

It’s hard to believe it, but today marks my blog’s 15th anniversary (“blogiversary,” if you will).  As I’m sitting here typing up this post and prepping the giveaway with Shiseido’s SPF For Urban Environments (don’t worry- getting to that below, lol), I’m honestly just SO appreciative of everything that this blog has given me over the past 15 years. From the ability to share my honest thoughts, opinions and favorite products with strangers to the job opportunities both in the writing and marketing worlds. I’ve also made REAL friends that I never would’ve met or bonded with if not for this silly little website I started on a late night whim. This blog will forever be a part of my foray into adulthood and it also served as a creative outlet for me during some really hard times in my life.

(Yes, the tears are streaming now).

15th Blogiversary giveaway: Your New Favorite Face SPF For Urban Environments

Reflecting on my life since I started this blog on April 6, 2009…well, let’s just say I never would’ve predicted that I’d end up where I am now and, quite honestly, I’m really, really happy that I still get to do what I love AND the way my life has turned out…and I owe a big part of that to not only this blog, but also to YOU GUYS.

I’ll never be the influencer with half a million followers on IG and I’m ok with that.

I have all of you. Some of whom have been reading this blog since 2009 (!), and that truly just warms my heart with joy.  To those readers – I’m honored that we got to “grow up” together.  Thank you for all your support over the last 15 years.

To new/newish readers – thank you for trusting me when there are soooo many other voices that you could trust instead.

P.S. don’t forget to check back every day this week (Monday – Saturday) for a new giveaway every day.

I’m really just a ball fall of love right now and I’m excited to share today’s giveaway with one my ALL-TIME FAVORITE brands, Shiseido!

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