I am a total sucker for the “free” gifts at Victoria’s Secret…

especially the totes.  I always convince myself that I need two new bras, or a ridiculous amount of underwear.

So of course I had to have this year’s Black Friday tote.  (Don’t worry, I never left the house…that’s the beauty of online shopping.)

It’s a great bag…black nylon and a little more sophisticated than the pink sequined one from last year.  (Although I love that too.)


It’s also coming in handy, since I’ve had lots of short trips lately.  So let me tell you about some of my other travel companions…

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I like to keep my posts short and sweet…

and this one is no exception.

You know the drill…I give you a quick tip to help you feel happy, healthy and hot.  Maybe I throw in a musical reference.  Or show you a cute pair of shoes.  You can read it quickly and get on with your day.

But sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper…and that’s exactly what I did in my recent convo with Elle Russ.

Elle is the host of the popular Primal Blueprint Podcast, and I was thrilled when she asked me to be a guest.


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Summer skin SOS!!

We’ve all been there at one time or another…that dry, dull skin after a trip to the beach.


Summer has been fun, but maybe a little too much fun.  Two beach trips and lots of pool time.  Even though I protected my skin I feel dry and a little less glow-y.

Here’s what I’m doing to help the situation:
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Despite a broken shoe…

I had a great time on my trip to NYC last week.

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Yes, my shoe broke.  As in, my favorite Sam Edelman black wedges.  The ones I wear every single day.  Right on 7th Avenue.

Which meant I had to hobble back to the hotel and put on the only other shoes I packed, which were a little crazy,

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Seriously, what was I thinking?!

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Exciting news and a quick review!

Let’s start with the exciting news!


Jenni Raincloud is a talented aesthetician who has created a beautiful lifestyle blog. Her focus is on natural beauty products, but she touches on many other topics including fashion and health.  And her makeup tutorials actually make sense!

Not only does Jenni give great reviews of natural beauty products you can buy, she shows you which ones you can make yourself.  She also has an Etsy shop for her own line of high quality, extremely natural products.  Her eye wrinkle stick is amazing!

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