Lifestyle

MY DRUGSTORE FAVORITES

I’ve never been a big spender on beauty products, so I’ve almost always turned to the drugstore for the bulk of my make up bag. And honestly, even as I’ve dipped into higher end products, these ones are still my favorite time and again. Jason Vitamin E Oil This is sold at the independent drugstore in my neighborhood, so I’m […]
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MY BEDROOM TOUR

In my fantasy house scenario, I have a master suite. One of those bedrooms people in movies inexplicably have, like huge walk in closets and a spare seating area to enjoy breakfast over the paper, there’s a fireplace. This probably has more to do with fitting a camera and lens into the location than projecting a realistic lifestyle, but still […]
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DIY EDIBLE FACE MASKS

I’ve been working on simplifying my skincare routine for a few years now, and not just by removing clutter on my counter. I’ve started looking at the labels and ingredients as well, and with sensitive skin like mine I’ve had to keep things pretty clean. One of the easiest, and cheapest, ways to do this is to turn to my […]
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MANICURE FAVORITES

I’ve never been able to invest in fabulous nail art and gel polish makes me break out in contact dermatitis, so I’ve always had to keep my manicures on the safe side. This is the biggest bummer of having my hands in the kitchen almost every day. But, when I get a break from cooking, and can pamper my hands […]
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MY OFFICE TOUR

One of my promises to Craig before we moved was that the next house would have a “man cave” of sorts. I’m pretty sure he optimistically hoped to hang up his “Wings” poster and framed Laker jersies, but you can only push a girl so far. The office and the hallway are Craig-friendly, in that it’s where the big screen […]
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HAIR FAVORITES

I’ve always had a bit of a mane, so for me, hair maintenance is a total chore. My arms get sore while blowdrying, styling it is annoying, and my goal with hair care is a combination of “what’s effective?” and “what’s easy?” These are some of my favorite tools and products to handle even the worst hair days. Dry Bar […]
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DIY SUNBURN REMEDIES

As a pale red head, I know the business end of an aloe vera bottle better than most. And this is despite my dressing like Diane Keaton or a face lift patient at the beach: big hat, high necklines, glasses, shade, a general vampiric vibe. Somehow, the sun finds a way to penetrate my skin, and I’m left needing to […]
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PINK DEPRESSION GLASS

With summer here, I dream of popping open a bottle of rosé and pretending I’m in the south of France, hanging out with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. That translucent blush pink is my favorite color in the world, mostly because it only exists in Rosé form.  Try to turn it into a paint or […]
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NAIL ART BY ERICA DAVIDSON

Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy […]
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DIY BEACH SPRAY BY ERICA DAVIDSON

Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy […]
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