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Loving Lately: Skin to Coat

I want to start by saying mea culpa for not posting sooner!  My sister is visiting from Jakarta, so I’ve been busy with family, and we just got back from a trip to Mexico.  Now let’s get down to business. New year, fresh start.  I want to share what I’ve been loving lately as part of my “loving lately” blog series launched in Nov (which you can read here).  No surprise that the series is being continued with skincare products.  But, in case you haven’t noticed from my Instagram stories — I’ve been on a coat buying binge so sharing that too. I’m a self-proclaimed skincare product junkie.  Perhaps it’s the byproduct of age.  I hear turning 30 makes you do crazy things… like seeing fine lines where there aren’t any… #guilty.  Anyhow, you know…

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#2018

Happy day 3 of the New Year!  I know I’m a little late to the party, but we have had a busy few days with the kids.  Anyhow, I hope you had a fabulous NY celebration.  Ours was low key.  Solaiman and I decided to stay in, eat good food, and relax.  So perfect for us. At this point, you have probably been inundated with posts about New Year’s resolutions.  You know — the posts about how to make 2018 yours, to better yourself, to make vision boards, so on and so forth.  My two cents.  You don’t need a new year to be a new or improved you.  We have the option to reset and reframe at any point during the year.  I always wondered about the go-all-out resolution-setting on December 31.. even…

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Me at 30

Today is my 30th birthday.  Thirty… wtf.  I’m actually having trouble starting this Post and I rarely have trouble finding my words.  Ask my husband… or anyone that knows me.  I thought about writing a reflection piece on 30 things I have learned by age 30… but realized no one wants to fcking read all that.  So let’s keep it short-ish and sweet. Not sure if this is a Capricorn thing, but my birthday feels like the most important holiday of the year.  Christmas what?  I like to think I’m not alone and all Capricorns want everyone to know it’s our birthday and how they can help us celebrate.  Right? So let’s get started.  I have obviously discovered, realized and learned a lot for the last 30 years of my life as basic as…

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Loving Lately: Kiss That Dry Skin Goodbye

I’m starting a new blog series: loving lately.  In a nutshell, this will be a series of posts about things I have been trying or doing, and loving lately.  The series’ inaugural post is all about my latest skincare finds that combatted my dry skin woes during the seasonal transition to fall. First up, is my new favorite cleanser.  Once upon a time, I used Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser — which I loved.  But as I have mentioned before, I like to try new things.  I switched to Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser.  Loved this one too.  The silky texture of the Kiehl’s cleanser is my favorite part.  It gently cleanses skin without drying it out.  I used it for a couple years, and then decided to change it up again. Introducing new products into…

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Skin Secrets

Something happens when you are getting close to the big 3-0 (gulp…).  Well something is happening to me.  I have been obsessing about my skincare regimen increasingly over the last couple years.  So, when I learned about this skin tip, I may have done a couple back flips. First thing’s first.  Credit on this one goes to my sister. (If I don’t give her public credit, you better believe I will get a text from her that will read something like:  “I told you about that!  That was my find!!!” So, now that that’s taken care of… ha ha love you, Z.) Anyhow, I get a random Snapchat message from my sis one day that she’s been using hyaluronic acid serum for the last year and as a result, she believes her skin looks younger and…

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Pearls Are Back

Pearls are back, and not just for ladies who lunch.  All year long we have seen jeans, blouses, sandals, hats — you name it — encrusted with pearls.  Not complaining about this trend at all because pearls do have a way of instantly turning a basic item to wow.  What’s even better about this trend is pearls are timeless.  They’ll always be in, and Chanel has made sure of that.  Now this jumpsuit, pearl embellished and all, is the mother of all jumpsuits.  And, since it made its premiere on my Instagram, I have been getting one inquiry after another about it.  Rachel Zoe, you should totally sponsor me. Wink wink. I fell in love with it as much as you did when I saw it last year.  Yep, I bought this baby in…

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Red is the New Black

Red is the new black.  Or maybe red is the new neutral.  Whatever your take is on this critical global development, red is the new it color.  You heard it here first, folks.  Well, not really.  Fashion industry experts have been calling it since the spring.  I mean everyone at the 2017 Met Gala was wearing red. I am going to pepper some politics into this fashion post.  Bear with me.  Red was associated with A Day Without A Woman movement.  Remember that, circa March 2017.  The movement called on women to wear red and protest against gender inequality for a day.  Social media and Instagram feeds were dripping in red.  Activists sporting red ensembles were marching on the streets of metropolitan U.S. cities.. actually, it was a global movement.  According to the group,…