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Four Better Beauty Brands

I recently decided to make the move over to cleaner skincare and beauty products. When it comes to what I eat, I always try to buy organic and read labels, so I figured it was time to do the same with the products I put on my skin!

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Photo: @Glossier via Instagram

New natural skincare and beauty product lines launch every day, and it can be tricky to find high performing products that are also safe, so today I’m sharing four of my favorites!

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Treat Yourself While You Travel: Sheet Masks

At this point, you all probably know I’m on board with the treat yo’self movement. One of my absolute favorite ways to relax is an at-home facial, mask, eye treatment, hair treatment…you name it. Thanks to my Birchbox subscription I have a steady stream of samples arriving on my doorstep on a monthly basis (dangerous).

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Chicago – one of my absolute FAVORITE cities!

However, when I travel for work, the at-home options aren’t always available. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite (and for the most part, carry-on friendly) beauty treatments. This trip’s theme: sheet masks. If you follow me on Snapchat, you already know that I’m a big fan of these babies. They’re easy to execute, feel amazing, and come in enough varieties for me to spend entirely too much time perusing the aisles of Sephora. Do they look awesome on? No. But that’s okay, because you’ll get a laugh out of my sheet mask selfies too.

In this post, I’m featuring:

Oh and don’t worry, I’m including plenty of non-sheet mask pictures from the trip – including deep dish.

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Give your Skin Some Love this Valentine’s Day + Giveaway from Rodan + Fields

One of my favorite things to do on Valentine’s Day (or any holiday, for that matter) is treat myself.

Spending some time lounging in a facial mask and using products that make my skin feel healthy and hydrated usually does the trick. I’m also a firm believer in the fact that the foods you eat make an impact on not only how good you feel, but how good you look. Needless to say, the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday I was looking and feeling pretty rough. This Valentine’s Day, treat yo’self and spend some time taking care of number one.

My dear friend Deanne with Rodan + Fields sent me a “Glow on the Go” mini facial kit to try out, and is offering each reader who takes the Solution Tool Quiz the same thing (plus, one lucky winner will get an eye cream!) Keep reading for my feedback on the products, more info on how to get your free mini facial, AND a skin glow smoothie recipe.

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