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Lake Tahoe Interlude Part I

Travel Photos

Less than five hours away, tucked into the border of California and Nevada, lies Lake Tahoe, the United State’s second deepest lake and the largest, after the Great Lakes. In late September I had to pleasure of staying in a…

Preparing for the #Whole30

Food, Personal

Starting on Thursday September 29, 2016 I’m going for round two of the Whole 30 challenge, or plan, or “diet.” The first time I tried it was also about a year ago. While I experienced amazing health results such as…

Alternatives for Cult Beauty Products: Budget Edition

Beauty

In my first post on this subject, I researched the safety of several popular luxury beauty products and recommended safer, toxin-free alternatives from the Beautycounter line. This time, I’m recommending even more affordable alternatives, most of which can be found at…

BareMinerals Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion

Beauty

I apologize for the longest product name ever, but I thought it was finally time to write up a review of the face moisturizer I have been using the longest – several years, which for me really says something. I almost…

Little Owl Italian Kitchen, Aptos

Food, Local Life

A new restaurant has opened up where Kauboi (and before that, Britannia Arms) was on Soquel Drive. It’s called Little Owl Italian Kitchen & Bar, and though they’re just getting started it seems like a promising addition to our local…

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer Review

Beauty

Beautycounter products are all about moisturizing and protecting. Their lightly tinted moisturizer with sunscreen is no different. Dew Skin is a super-sheer, hydrating gel-cream with SPF 20. It contains the safest mineral sun protection and skin-loving ingredients. It also comes in…

Packing For Lake Tahoe

Style

I’m heading up to Lake Tahoe for a week and I cannot wait! It’s been about a year since my last vacation, and I’m extra excited to be going somewhere so unbelievably beautiful and also nice and mellow. We’ve rented a…

Beautycounter Matte Bronzer Review

Beauty

I think I’ll keep going on a Beautycounter kick now and review their Color Contour Matte Bronzer No. 01. It’s a great natural-looking bronzer and is cool-toned enough to work as a contour powder as well. It comes in two…

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