Beach Trip :: What's in My Bag

This week, our family is at the beach for a vacation, but not just our immediate family -- our extended family, which includes mom, sister, niece, nephew, aunts, uncle and cousins.  We re-initiated the tradition last year after a two-decade hiatus (Below is the photo from our trip 20 years ago). We arrived yesterday and used the day to unpack and settle in, so today we're ready to hit the beach today, full of eagerness and excitement!

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Fall Beauty Favorites

With the changing of the season and the new fashions rolled out, the beauty companies also showcase their new products in colors and shades to match the season.  As a newcomer to the beauty industry and the elixirs, this is the first year I've discovered this concept.  I'm a creature of habit, and when I wear make-up it's always the same: tinted moisturizer, a swipe of blush, eyelash curler and 50% of the time, liquid eyeliner along the top lid.  I didn't wear lipstick (or gloss) until my dear friend Kate took me into Sephora last year to buy an "everyday gloss."  It's a process, but what a difference a year makes!

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