October 24, 2022

Popular Clean Beauty Products I Hate

This is a blog post that I normally shy away from because I feel like it’s “mean,” but as much as I recommend so many products, there’s quite a few I do not care for and I would recommend saving your money on. This post is strictly covering the “popular” products (not everything… that would take me forever), and it also does NOT mean I…

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September 22, 2022

6 fall clothing pieces I’m loving

6 Fall Clothing Pieces I'm Loving | Fall Trends at Walmart | Brighter Darling

Can’t believe September is almost over! The temperatures in New Jersey are definitely starting to drop and with that, I’ve started to amass a few trendier items to throw into the wardrobe rotation this season. A good pair of casual sneakers, loafers, shackets and jewelry plus a few more are included in these 6 fall clothing pieces I’m loving!…

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September 3, 2022

My Super Easy Clean Skincare Routine

My super easy clean skincare routine fall 2022 | brighter darling

It’s been a few months since I shared my updated skincare routine and if it’s even possible (because that routine was simple), my regimen has gotten EVEN EASIER. A combination of just being SO TIRED and the IVF hormones taking their toll on my skin, I don’t have the luxury of making things complicated. So, if you also struggle with hyper sensitive, dehydrated and acne…

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July 27, 2022

My Two Favorite Reef Friendly Chemical Sunscreens

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Mineral versus chemical sunscreens… nontoxic versus toxic… reef safe versus not reef safe. What really does it all mean and what if you just DON’T like mineral sunscreen? Here to share some recent things I’ve learned about SPF and my two favorite reef friendly chemical sunscreens that are working for our family.…

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June 24, 2022

What Liquid Collagen Has Done For My Skin

What Liquid Collagen Has Done For My Skin | Modere Biocell Skin

Liquid collagen – and collagen, in general – is a controversial supplement, at best right now. So, I can only speak to my personal experiences taking it. I’ll also give you some facts about the specific formula I chose and why I believe it’s helped me. For the last six months, I have added a liquid collagen supplement to my diet for skin/joint/hair benefits, and…

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June 11, 2022

Beauty Products I Purchased Recently…

Beauty products I purchased recently | Summer Beauty Haul | Brighter Darling Blog

With summer in full swing, I’ve felt the urge to refresh some of my makeup items. Most products are new releases, some are very old favorites I wanted to try again, and some are just new-to-me. If you love makeup hauls, then let’s get into these beauty products I purchased recently!…

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April 12, 2022

Best Drugstore Foundations Clean Beauty Edit

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I’m a big believer in the clean beauty movement and watching the ingredients you use on your skin, BUT I also am aware most clean beauty is not the most affordable. Today, I want to share three beautifully performing clean beauty foundations for all different skin types and coverage needs. Consider this the best drugstore foundations – clean beauty edit.! Let’s do this……

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March 23, 2022

Going Through IVF A Second Time: Poor Egg Quality Good AMH

Going Through IVF A Second Time: Poor Egg Quality Good AMH | Brighter Darling

I am sitting down to write this post not because I haven’t been actively talking about going through IVF a second time… I have. I have been actively sharing about the journey on my Instagram. But I’m writing here because I need a place to vent and document it all this time. When we conceived my first IVF baby, I didn’t share ANY of the…

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January 31, 2022

3 Winter Skincare Products You Need for Boosted Moisture

Josie Maran Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter Review

This blog post is being written on the fly because I’m sitting here realizing the cold January weather is taking a toll on my skin. However, I have recently picked up three products that are ULTRA moisturizing and are MUST HAVES for anyone who is feeling that dry, tight skin feeling, too. These 3 winter skincare products you need for boosted moisture will help your…

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January 12, 2022

MERIT Beauty Review | What’s worth it from this clean beauty brand…

MERIT Beauty Review | Created by Who What Wear Founder

Months have passed since this new clean beauty brand from WHO WHAT WEAR founder hit the scene. My YouTube video gives you a great visual of how the products worked on my skin, but now that it’s been a minute, let’s discuss my feelings on the products and what I continue to reach for. The ultimate in ‘no makeup minimalist makeup,’ Merit Beauty gives you…

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December 5, 2021

Best Baking Soda Free Deodorants That Work | I tested 7 Baking Soda Free Deos…

Best Baking Soda Free Deodorants That Work | I tested 7 Baking Soda Free Deos

Making the switch to clean/natural deodorants can be a massive learning curve with a transition phase for many as the body adjusts to not using aluminum. Even if you’ve successfully made the switch, maybe you’re like me, and all of a sudden, as your body changes with time, your favorite clean deodorant stops working and starts irritating you. OR… perhaps natural deodorants have always irritated…

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November 10, 2021

November 2021 Sephora Sale Recommendations

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It’s the time of the year I love looking forward to – the November 2021 Sephora Sale and with that, comes November 2021 Sephora Sale Recommendations! If you’ve been eyeing stuff I talk about from Sephora, but prefer to wait for a time that you can save some cash, this is for you. Sephora does this two times a year (again in the spring) for…

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