February 23, 2021

10 Clean Mascaras To Try 2021

Clean Mascara Round Up | Comparing 10 Clean Mascaras to see how they stack up

Mascara is a really tough formula to nail in clean beauty. There’s a few categories I’ve learned that are tough for clean beauty… neutral/cool bronzers, liquid foundation for oily skin and mascaras. I’ve tried a LOT of clean (or cleaner) mascaras in the past year or so and although I may not currently have them all in my stash, I want to compile my thoughts…

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January 27, 2021

Getting In Shape After Pregnancy C-Section Edition

Getting In Shape After Pregnancy C-Section Edition

I have to start this blog post off the bat with it’s going to be long. This is NOT a ‘lose weight quick’ plan and it goes a lot deeper than just what I did postpartum. It’s also some things I’ll be doing differently if/when I get pregnant again in the future. But most importantly, it’s a new way of understanding health and fitness for…

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November 23, 2020

Easy Order Online Holiday Gift Guide for All

Easy Order Online Holiday Gift Guide for All | Gifts for Home, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him at all price points

Guys… it’s the season of listicles… I cannot get away from them! I swore I would be able to have time to publish a couple traditionally photographed blog posts I have on deck, but I also would miss the opportune shopping window of this famous week! Particularly this year, with shipping carriers having major delays across the board, I think many of us are being…

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October 30, 2020

What to get from the Sephora Sale 2020

What to get from the sephora sale 2020 _ Foreo Luna, Olaplex, Lawless the baby one, biossance, sephora clean fragrance sampler

I don’t really *love* writing two ‘listicles’ back to back on the blog (where you use images from the website and just list products/items), BUT it’s also that time of the year (YAY HOLIDAYS!) when people just want to hear what’s good and order, am I right?! Plus, some of these items I don’t currently own (because I need to re-order myself and was waiting…

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October 22, 2020

Cleaner Self Care Products for Tweens or Teens

Cleaner Self Care Products for Tweens or Teens

I had a friend ask me about cleaner, ‘fun’ bath products for her ‘tween’ daughter recently and I realized this is a topic I’m sure many moms of tweens (and teens) may be thinking! So much of those face masks, bath bombs and soaps sold at Target and Claire’s are full of harmful ingredients that can really mess with young girls’ endocrine systems. They’re SO…

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October 5, 2020

Beautycounter Skin Twin Foundation Review [YouTube]

Beautycounter Skin Twin Foundation Review and Demo

When I first joined Beautycounter over a year ago, you KNOW I had to test out their foundation before saying I felt confident representing this brand. Back then, it was Tint Skin. Tint Skin was light/medium coverage with a natural finish in a limited range of shades. Almost a year later, Beautycounter gave Tint Skin a makeover. Skin Twin came out a few months ago,…

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September 22, 2020

NEW Clean Beauty Haul – Necessaire, Banish, Olaplex, NARS

NEW Clean Beauty Haul | Olaplex Hair Oil, Bite Beauty Yaysayer Guava Puff, NARS Soft Matte Foundation Stromboli, Ilia Skin Tint Foundation Matira

With the change of seasons, a ton of new products have entered my life – welcome to my NEW clean beauty haul! Some makeup, some skincare, some body care and some haircare… all with safer ingredients. I haven’t had much time to throughly test them out yet (some first impressions here and there) but I wanted to tell you what I picked up/why so you…

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September 3, 2020

One Year Later: Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

Wow, that went by fast! I officially joined Beautycounter as a brand consultant one year ago this month, August 18 to be exact. It was also, I guess, my unofficial start to a cleaner beauty lifestyle. Now, let’s get this straight… I am a firm believer in progress over perfection in this whole ‘clean living’ world. I am not 100% clean and I don’t judge…

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August 24, 2020

Reviewing SIGMA Cor De Rosa Eyeshadow Palette

Reviewing SIGMA Cor De Rosa Eyeshadow Palette

Those of you who watch my YouTube channel or have read my makeup brushes blog post know I have been a fan of Sigma brushes for years. They also offer a limited selection of makeup products, and recently have started to transition a lot of their color cosmetics to a cleaner formula. I was SO excited to hear this, since many of you know I…

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August 16, 2020

Managing Anxiety with CBD

managing anxiety with CBD highline wellness brighter darling

I don’t think anyone would be shocked to hear my type-A self has struggled with anxiety. These days, I think it has almost become the trend to appear anxious or that you have ‘so much going on’ in an effort to justify your life for some reason. It’s a real problem. We are constantly pulled in two directions – be successful but also create time…

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August 9, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation Review + Wear Test [YouTube]

charlotte tilbury flawless filter foundation review wear test

Oh wow, look, another giant block of time and I haven’t published a blog post! I know, I know. I definitely need a better system. But, if you’ve been with me awhile, although blog posts may not be as frequent as they’ve been… I am still very active on Instagram and Instagram stories, you’ll find YouTube videos go up, and also Facebook posts. It’s just…

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May 22, 2020

Spring Beauty Haul 2020

Spring Beauty Haul | Clean Beauty Haul | Brighter Darling Blog

*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details¬†here. It’s been awhile since I posted a beauty haul and I’m so excited about it! I think I just accumulate products over a short period of time and don’t really think of it as a ‘one big haul order,’ but I basically got these makeup, skincare and haircare products in the same month… so to me, that’s a haul.…

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