Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Clean Makeup

Without even realizing it, I have switched almost all my
 skincare to clean skincare. I had been hearing it so much and
 all my friends had started to make the switch. Along the way, I did too.
  It wasn't intentional, it just sort of happened. 

 Today, I'm sharing my new skincare favorites which 
are all clean. 

After my bad eye infection, my eye doctor recommended that
I use baby shampoo as an eye makeup remover. It is by FAR
the best eye makeup remover, I have ever used. It takes
off all my eye makeup including my waterproof eye liner.
It doesn't sting my eyes, it doesn't leave any residue, nothing.
Literally, it's like water but better. I know you are thinking, 
come on, but it's true. Try it. It is sulfate free, 
dye free, paraben free and phthalate free.

Face Wash
Oh I love me some Tata Harper. Her products
are all clean and I really like them. However, they 
are a bit pricey. I really like this face wash. I still
use this one  from time to time as I have a big
tub of it and don't want to waste it. 

I got a sample of this in my Play box and just love it.
It's one the few brightening products that actually
brighten. I buy the travel size at Sephora as this
is also pricey. 

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

Face Lotion
I also got a sample of this in my play box. 
I use this more at night as it's pretty heavy.
I wake up with nice soft skin. 

Tatcha Dewy Skin

This primer, is like wow. It literally makes
your skin look flawless. Sometimes, I just wear this with 
some concealer and I'm good to go.  I also buy this
in the travel size. I also think that buying the travel size,
means that the product doesn't get stale by the time you
get to the bottom of it. Kwim?

Tatcha Silk Canvas

Honestly, I still use "unclean" makeup. But.I am more careful
 with what I buy.  Especially, after my eye infection, I had to throw
 most of my makeup away. And we all know, it is not cheap to
 replace it.  It killed me to throw out my brand new 

Also, I just cannot quit my La Mer, wish I could but I love 
love love it.  It works so well on my skin. Trust me, I wish 
my skin didn't like it so much because it is such
 a pricey product. 

I'm not sure if I will switch all my makeup to clean. But, I'm 
trying to find a good balance and be more mindful
of what I use and what I'm putting on my face. 

Life is all about balance, right??

Have you made the switch to clean??
Let me know, I love hearing from you!

Best, Maire 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wish List Wednesday

Truth be told, I actually have not been shopping.
 Haven't had much free time,which is good for
 my wallet. 

Here is what has caught my eye.

Utility Jacket

Kate Spade Floral Scarf

Phillips Dress

Stripe Wrap Top

Gibson Ribbed Cardigan

Wide Leg Pants

Crop Jeans

Everlane The Day Market Tote

Cloth and Stone Liane Blouse

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer and Hydra Prep

Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

Dewy Silk Cream

Leopard Strap Flats

Seeing as I haven't had much free time, my wallet
 is happy as is my closet.It's spring time and I have been
itching to do some spring cleaning in my house. I actually
am going to schedule a few days off of work to do so.
I feel like if I schedule a cleaning time, I'm
more liking to do it. Anyone else 
like that??

What's on your wish list?
Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Link Love

Happy Monday! Hope you had
a fabulous weekend. 

Today, I'm sharing some articles that I came across while
perusing the inter-webs. They were too good not to share. I love
 posts that have links to articles,
as I may not have come across them if it wasn't
 for a blog post. 

Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2019

Do You Keep a Failure Resume

I have to say I really would be lost without
the blogging world as I have learned so much
and well, it's just awesome.
So tell me, have you come across
any good articles lately. 

Let me know, I love hearing from you!!
Best, Marie 

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Monday, March 4, 2019

TBB Asks...The Shop til You Drop Edition

One of my goals this year was to get better about blogging.
 At least, post once or twice a week.  As you can see, I have somewhat
failed at that.  Truth be told, I'm still working a project at work, that
was suppose to wrap up in October (2018). It is still on-going and has
somewhat consumed my life. Basically, I'm working non-stop with
no days off. Oh and then I got sick but still had to work. In any
event, I'm slowly, very slowly, getting back into a normal routine. 

The twins are back today with the The Blended Blogs for 
a little  Q&A: The Shop 'til You Drop

Do the twins like to shop?? 
Yes, yes we do!!
London, 2017

Top Three Shops.
Marie- Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Barney's.
Jenn- Torrid, All Saints, and Bloomingdales.

Where is the majority of your shopping done in-store or online?
Marie- In-store.
Jenn- In-store.

What's your favorite thing to shop for?
Marie- Handbags!!
Jenn- Sneakers.

What do you just HATE to shop for?
Marie- Bathing-suits.
Jenn- Bra's.

What's your most favorite thing you've ever bought?
Marie- My Mulberry bag I got in London.
I had wanted one for years and decided
last year, I was finally going to get one.
Jenn-My Louis Vuitton Messenger bag.
I got in Paris.

Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
Marie- Both, depends on my mood.
Jenn- I love shopping with Marie, because she’s brutally honest 
and has the best eye for stuff. 
Note-I did NOT pay her to say that!!

Best Bargin?
Marie- My Givenchy Antigone bag.
Working part time at Neiman Marcus has some 
nice benefits!! 
Jenn-   I got a pair of Jimmy Choo’s in Vegas for more 
then half off. 

Thrift Store Shopping: Yes or No?
Marie- Yes! Who doesn't love a good bargain.
Jenn- No.

Best cities for shopping?
Marie- London, Paris, and NYC
Jenn- London and NYC

Who'e your style or fashion icon?
Marie- Coco Chanel.
Jenn- Kat Von D.

Oh this was probably one of our favorite q and a's.
The twins do love to shop!! In fact, maybe a bit 
too much. haha. Truth be told, I work two jobs
so sometimes I do over indulge as, "I think oh I deserve it,
I get a discount", blah blah blah. However, the older I get
the less "stuff" I want. Except for handbags. They are
my weakness.  But as my Grandmother says, "You can't 
take it with you!" haha. Trying NOT to shop is hard
but we are getting better. We are a work in progress!!

Now, tell us, are you a shopaholic??
Let us know, we love hearing form you!!
Best, Marie & Jenn
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