Terrible Two’s! Tantrums in Full Effect.

With all the advice you get as an expecting parent and as a new parent, nothing prepares you for the tantrums. They’re just tiny, cute, angry AF people with the rage of a million Spartans looking for vengeance. RAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! You try to reason with them. NOPE. You try to bribe them. NOPE. You try to…

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US vs UK: National Lipstick Day Deals at MAC Cosmetics

Okay folks, it's National Lipstick Day, and the deals are flowing in all over the world. Okay, let's be honest. The best ones are in America. I'm getting emails from my American accounts letting me know that I can get a free lipstick at MAC stores and retailers (including Bloomingdales, Macy's, Nordstrom's) and select ULTA's…

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Etude House Sunprise Sunscreen SPF 50+ {Review}

I sweat. I sweat a lot. It's why makeup in the summer has almost always been a no-go for me. It's also why I don't look forward to summer. Sweating profusely on your face isn't cute. Growing up in California, I can vividly remember giving up on wearing makeup during the hot days of summer.…

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Porcini Mushroom and Cavolo Nero Linguini {Recipe}

This bowl of deliciousness is actually a pasta I randomly made out of necessity for lunch one day. It was the day before we went for our weekly shop, and the fridge was looking sparce. I was out of most things except for a bit of cavolo nero (black kale) and leftover raw red bell…

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Butternut Squash Lasagna {Recipe}

Okay folks, ask and you shall receive. I’ve now pretty much perfected this dish to my own preferences, but obviously, you can do whatever you want with it. While I use spinach, you can always sub for kale. I wouldn’t sub the butternut squash though – there’s really nothing like it.  If you’re in England,…

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INNISFREE – It’s Real Squeeze Mask {Aloe}

My mostly dry combination skin is going crazy at the moment. It’s become oily and there is redness and breakouts galore. I blame it on my fluctuating hormones. UGH. I needed to balance my skin, but clay masks just aren’t doing enough at the moment. Although I probably shouldn’t have, I decided to take a…

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INNISFREE – It’s Real Squeeze Mask {Rose}

I’m really enjoying this line of INNISFREE masks. I really loved this one in particular! Used it last night as I noticed a lot of redness on my cheeks and even some pimples. Fully removed my makeup and toned my face before putting this mask on. My face was a lot less red and irritated…

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Business Review: Osteopathy in Colchester – the bad, the worst, and the absolute best. 

This is a rather long story, but it’s worthwhile if you’re searching for an expert back cracker! When I first moved to England from California, I searched for a chiropractor to continue my care. I was really confused because the term “osteopath” was widely used, and I was unaccustomed to hearing the terminology. Turns out…

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Sunlight and Scarves? YAS!

Sunlight in the UK is rare. When it does pop out to say hello, all of England goes abuzz in a good mood. I mean, who doesn’t love a little Vitamin D? Savya and I soaked up some sun in the back garden, but not before I bundled him up. I bought 2 new scarves…

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Jungle Adventure: Surrounded by Wild Animals – Err, Cute Kids? {Soft Play Centre Review}

This past weekend, we headed toward Stanway’s famously clean and well-lit indoor soft play area, Jungle Adventure. Whoah, was it an adventure, alright! Lots of high energy kids running about everywhere. Slides, ropes, climbing areas,  while all exhausted parents gave each other equally exhausted looks of “in solidarity” and allowed our kiddos to commence exhausting…

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