The Real Deal: Swimwear Care


When they’re splashing with chlorine, sweat, salt water and sand, it’s tough to remember that your swimsuits are less like activewear than we’d like to admit. They’re delicates, plain and simple, made with fragile fabrics and often ostentatious embellishment that requires a lighter hand–and rinse cycle–than their sports bra or volleyball short counterparts. You’re probably […]

Product Review: RoC SMOOTH PERFEXION (Sponsored)

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Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. Three weeks ago, the good folks at RoC sent me a free bottle of RoC SMOOTH PERFEXION Instant Line Corrector to try out. The promise on the package is pretty bold: […]

Spa Experience at Home: Luxury Shower Head from Aroma Sense

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Readers, Aroma Sense sent us a luxury shower head for free and asked us to check it out. I did, and I found it to be a unique and fun product–definitely worthy of sharing! Aroma Sense promises a high-pressure, scented, Vitamin C infused, clean water shower. And it delivers. I live in an old house, […]

Wearing Animal Prints: Dos and Don’ts


Edgy animal prints are always in style. But always being is style doesn’t make them easy to wear. Stripes, spots, and patterned prints can flatter or fail if you don’t know the rules. As most animal prints are the highlight of an ensemble, it’s important to choose your remaining attire and accessories wisely. Here’s a […]

Women Over 40: Real Beauty Guide (Sponsored)

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Readers, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador. This means RoC provides me with free product and other compensation so I can share my honest opinions with you. Rest assured, you’ll always get real advice and opinions from me. When I joined the RoC Skincare Ambassador Network, I knew I’d get a monthly goodie bag of […]

PINCHme Review: My Top 3 Picks of Free Health & Beauty Items


Readers: PINCHme sent us this package of products free of charge. We do not guarantee product reviews, and we only do them when we truly enjoy the product. Read on to learn how you can get free stuff from PINCHme too! What’s better than trying out new health and beauty products? Trying out new and FREE health […]

Clothing Resale: The Ultimate Guide

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You finally cleaned out the closet — now what? You’re left with a pile of pieces you just had to have, and look at them now, so defeated balled-up on the floor. You know deserved to be loved…but your time together has passed. Truth is, most of them could fetch a pretty penny for, and now that you […]

Budget Accessory Spotlight: Freshwater Pearls

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Readers: PearlsOnly sent us this pendant free of charge. We do not guarantee product reviews, and we only do them when we truly enjoy the product. I love black pearls. They have a deep, iridescent color that makes for a versatile accessory. Wear ’em with jeans and white T or to dress up your bare neck […]

Spring Clean: The Closet Cleanse

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When To Cleanse Your Closet There’s no time like the present, right? But really, cleaning out your closet twice a year should keep your closet fairly clutter free. When you’ve pushed more items to the back of the closet than what’s in quick range, it’s definitely time to reclaim the wasted space. Every piece — […]

Picture Perfect Color Tips for Your Engagement Photos

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Engagement photos are a lovely way to capture the chemistry and love between two people. They are also meant as a joyous celebration of a new chapter in your life. Ensure that your engagement photos represent your new-found happiness by taking the time to get every aspect just right. One of the biggest challenges for […]