What Works: My Beauty Favorites Jan. 2017

The Goods in Skin, Hair and Beauty I’d like to preface this post by saying that I’m no beauty expert. I typically find something I like and then stick with it for a long time, or until it no longer works for me. However, one of the amazing benefits of blogging are the products that I’m sent to test and play with. Its truly opened my eyes to new things that I NEVER would have known about…
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The Truth About Aging with ROC Skincare

Oh, the thirties…the decade where you have to worry about breakouts and lines and wrinkles associated with aging. Supremely unfair. Things like lack of sleep or stress used to have little effect on my skin. These days, I can definitely notice a difference when I don’t get enough rest or don’t drink enough water. I can also see a marked difference when I’m going through a stressful time. 
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The Power of Scent With Mirada de Provence

While I often share tidbits here about my family and personal life, one thing I haven’t discussed is my battle with anxiety. I have suffered with sometimes debilitating anxiety since I was a child and wasn’t properly treated until I was about 30 years old. For years thought my anxiety was something that I could control. I believed I was strong enough to deal with it on my own.
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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

{products listed clockwise from top} Merona striped scarf || OZNaturals Vitamin C Serum || Boots No7 Shimmer Brick || Jo Malone fragrances {my favorite scent here} || Essie Gel Setter topcoat || Essie nail color in Minimalist || Fossil Q activity tracker c/ || Benefit Fake-Up hydrating concealer || Tula Probiotic Skin Care Exfoliating Treatment Mask c/o
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JOOJ Blow Dry

Let’s talk beauty and hair today! I’m so excited to introduce all of my Chicago friends to JOOJ Blow Dry, a mobile “at your service” blow out  and hair style hub, based in one amazingly chic Airstream trailer.  
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Committing to My Skin With Foreo

I know I can’t be alone in my quest for the fountain of youth and so far I am coming up empty handed.  If you’re a regular reader of Wishes & Reality you know that I’m no skincare or beauty expert. I rarely discuss my favorite products or my make up routine (or lack thereof). None of the women in my family claim an age past 25, but the fact is, I’m not getting any…
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