Finding Beauty Brands That Are The Perfect Fit

It's rare to find beauty brands that perfectly fit all of your needs and preferences, but when you do, it's hard not to buy up everything they offer. This tends to happen most for me with bath and body products, with my latest must-have brands being Aveeno and OGX. I've been showing these two brands a lot of love lately because they're both affordable, easily accessible, and always get the job done. Luckily, they're also both available at Rite-Aid, which I tend to do a lot of online shopping at to order my everyday essentials.

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Quality Is King, But What Does That Really Mean?

If you've ever read a post about improving your blog, I'm sure you've come across the phrase "quality is king". It's probably the most important piece of blogging advice you could ever receive (it's something I've always preached), but what does that really mean? What determines quality these days, and how do you know if your post has what it takes to deliver the kind of payoff you're hoping to see? It's easy to say "write high quality content that your readers are going to love!", but today I'd like to go a little deeper than that and explain a few key elements that high quality content must have.

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LaFlore Skincare | The Benefits Of Using Probiotics

Skin can be a fickle thing, especially when we put so many different products on it every single day. Sometimes it's best to simplify things and go back to the basics when it comes to ingredients. Enter, probiotic skincare. LaFlore recently released a 3-part skincare line that focuses on repairing the skin using probiotics, and it could possibly be one of the best things you ever do for your skin. The way these products work is by combining active biomolecules at clinical strengths with the perfect blend of natural ingredients, creating a balanced and glowing complexion. By harnessing the power of probiotics, LaFlore works with your own "good flora" (the microbes that live on the skin) to improve it's defense system. Once skin flora is restored, it is permanently healthy, which means you can transform your skin into a glowing, radiant complexion by switching to a probiotic skincare routine.

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5 Ways I'm Embracing Hygge This Season

One of the things I really want to focus on this season is cultivating more hygge in my life. I became introduced to the Danish term last year when it became kind of trendy for a few months, and I quickly fell in love with the entire concept. If you haven't heard of hygge, it's the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. When I think of hygge, things like coziness, being content, and finding joy in the little things comes to mind. It's such an enchanting way to live, so I've decided to be more intentional with living a cozy life this season.

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The Essential Essie Polishes For Autumn

One of my favorite ways to wear my go-to colors for fall is with my nails. It's a great way to add some color to my usually minimalistic style, plus I always feel super festive with a fresh fall mani. Over the last couple years, I've collected a great little assortment of Essie polishes that are absolutely essential for the season.

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A New Way To Eat Fresh (+ a giveaway!)

One of my goals for the year has been to eat healthier meals and to cook more often. Busy schedules and lack of preparation have made this a little difficult, but luckily I've been able to find a solution that has really been helpful, not just for me but also for my little fur babies. Freshpet is teaming up with HelloFresh, the meal kit delivery service that puts the fun back in cooking, to bring the power of fresh food to you and your pet for the next 30 days. The #FreshWithYourPet Meal Plan is a way to change your perception of how easy it is to cook delicious and easy meals at home, but also bring the same benefits of a fresh and well-balanced diet to your pet. I've always wanted to try a meal subscription box, and this one turned out even better than I expected!

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The Lazy Girl's Guide To Nighttime Skincare

Skincare is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of any beauty routine. If you don't wash your face morning and night, your pores will get clogged up with dirt, excess oils, and makeup, which will lead to major breakouts and blotchy skin. If you're anything like me though, by the time you're getting ready for bed, you're super tired and don't feel like going through all of the steps to remove your makeup, wash, tone, moisturize, etc. But we're supposed to get our faces clean before bed, right? Right. So, I've created the perfect compromise. I present to you The Lazy Girl's Guide To Nighttime Skincare!

 

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Quick Ways To De-Stress When You Don't Have A Lot Of Time For You

Stress is a normal part of life. As much as we'd all like to just drop everything and head to a spa for the week when feeling overwhelmed, we usually have to power through and keep on working (unless you're a Kardashian, of course). Most of us don't have a ton of time to focus on staying stress-free, so here are some quick ways to help de-stress when you're busy or don't have a lot of time to devote to relaxing.

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      Cozy H&M Home Wish List

      While shopping the home section of H&M last week, I found so many items that would make the perfect autumnal abode, so I decided to create a little wish list of cozy goodies. I love changing up the decor of my home during this time of year. Since it's so chilly outside (at least, it will be soon), all I want to surround myself with are snuggly blankets, festive candles, and endless cups of hot cocoa. H&M always has such a great home section - here are the items I'm currently lusting after.

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      Glossier's UK Launch + My Recommendations

      If you've been on social media, you've probably heard the exciting news regarding Glossier. If not, allow me to share it with you - on October 9th, Glossier is officially launching in the UK! I have so many UK readers that have been dying for Glossier to become available in their country, so I'm super excited to be able to share this news. Since I know so many of you will be doing some shopping this Monday, I thought it might be helpful to share my favorite products for you to consider. Also, be sure to check the end of this post for my Glossier link so you can get 20% off your first order!

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      Makeup Favorites That Don't Require A Mirror

      When it comes to beauty, the more effortless the better. Of course quality is something I always look for, but I also love products that don't require much work to do the job. If I can just throw some things on and look perfectly put together, then I'm definitely a fan. Luckily, I've found a few products that are so effortless, they don't even require a mirror to apply (an absolute dream for rushed mornings).

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      3 Ways To Live A Little More Green

      Ever since wanting to go vegan, I've discovered so many different things I can do to not only live a little healthier, but to also help make the planet a happier place to live. I used to feel like there was nothing I could do to help the environment because I'm just one person, but that's actually all it takes - just one person deciding to do what they can to help. As more and more people make the decision to live green, it will make a bigger and bigger impact...but it all starts with one. Me. You. Us.

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