Downsizing My Skincare Collection

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Last week, I wrote about downsizing my makeup collection. I’ve also been downsizing my skincare collection in order to simplify my skincare routine. I’ve tossed a bunch of expired skincare products and products that I haven’t used in months. I’m all about having a minimal skincare routine that keeps my skin healthy and balanced, not about trying all the new skincare trends and products on the market. Less is more.

If you’ve been thinking about downsizing your skincare collection, these are the five products I really don’t think you need to have.

Eye cream. I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to use eye cream, because special creams can’t solve puffiness, dark circles or fine lines – no matter how much brands claim it to be true. If you have invested in a quality moisturizer that isn’t too thick or fragranced, you can apply it…

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This is L. Daily Foam Wash

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The Daily Foam Wash from L. that is designed for intimate skin is heavenly! It foams up so nicely and luxuriously and glides over my skin and my intimate areas so gently while effectively cleaning, deodorizing and refresheshing instantly. It’s pH balanced and perfectly balanced and designed for daily use. It’s absolutely the perfect choice for period care as well. It can be applied in the shower or bath to external intimate areas mixed with warm water and then rinsed thoroughly with clean water. It also contains flower and silk extracts making your skin feel soft as baby’s skin. It contains no fragrances, parabens or sulfate and is excellent for sensitive skin too. Plus the addition of Vitamin E adds an extra boost of goodness to your skin and intimate areas. I am also so impressed with this company’s mission. By purchasing L. brand products such as the daily foam.wash…

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My Valentine

The French Chronicles

You make me blush…

From the depths of my heart

I fell in like

Sorry I meant love

You see you make me lose my train of thought


The years spent together

Have never been in vein

You make me smile on my worst days

And even though we’ve hurt each other in the worst ways

We still find a way back to one another

So I guess this is just fate

From uncomfortable conversations

To draw dropping poetry

You’ve been the main muse my whole life

I’ve struggled to shake you out of my mind

So when we sit and enjoy this wine

Can we take a minute to just enjoy you!

Appreciate you!

And everything you do!

You see even if I couldn’t have you

I’d fight

Stage a coup

Chase you to the ends of the earth like I’m Bill and you’re Regina

I couldn’t ever…

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Dr Jart+ Dermaclear™ Micro Foam Cleanser

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Surprise, surpsie. Today I am actually going to talk about a product, as in, I am going to write an actual review. The product I want to tell you a bit more about today is the Dr Jart+ Dermaclear™ Micro Foam Cleanser. This is a product I started using a few years back, around the time I started this blog, if I were to guess and recently revisited. As such, I thought it would be a good time to share with you some of my thoughts and my experience with this product.

Dr Jart+ Dermaclear ™ Micro Foam Cleanser Review

The Dr Jart+ Dermaclear™ Micro Foam Cleanser is a creamy cleanser. In terms of texture, it is not something you see often on the western markets or rather western brands, this kind of creamy texture you get from Dr Jart+ is more common among K-Beauty/Asian Beauty cleansers. Estee Lauder tried…

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The Face Behind The Brand: Angel From BlogR

Monica Giuliani

When I started out as a blogger, it was just me, myself and I. I had no idea what I was doing! It wasn’t until I joined Instagram that I started to get to grips with the blogging world and what it had to offer. That’s when I stumbled across BlogR, and it really changed my blogging experience for the better.

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How To Start a Blog

Living the Blogging Life

For all the prospective bloggers out there, this post is for you!

If you’re here, I’m assumuing you know a bit about the blogosphere. So, if you don’t have a blog and you’d like to get one, I’m going to tell you how to get started.

So, the very first step is deciding what platform you want to use. Evin did a post here on Blogger vs. WordPress, but there are also other platforms like Wix or Weebly. I recommend WordPress for most bloggers, so I’m going to share how to start a WordPress blog.

First, you’ll need a WordPress account. It’s super easy to set up, so I’m not going to explain how to do that.

Okay…so there should be a button that says “Add new site”

For me, it’s under my current sites, but I don’t remember where it is when you don’t have a blog. It…

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Question and Answers with Me- My Answers

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I would like to thank the bloggers who participated in my Questions and Answers post. I enjoyed their questions. Please check out their blogs.

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Here are the questions, along with a link to their blogs, and my answers.

Herry of asked- Do you have a favorite childhood memory and what was it?

My dog was my best friend. She followed me around the house. She slept in my room. She is my favorite childhood memory.

Ryan Callahan of asked- Of all your trips to foreign countries, which is your favorite?

My second trip to Brazil in June/July 2015. I went to teach English at a small university in a city of about 65,000 people. I was the only American in the city for most of my time there. It was so much fun to experience the culture, improve my Portuguese, and live…

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Life without you is unthinkable still, but its going to happen, how do i deal with that, how do i cope with the loneliness, how do i fill the massive hole you left, how do i deal with not having you beside me when i wake up in the morning, HOW DO I DEAL WITH LIFE NOW?.

This is a question i have been asking and are still asking, I haven’t got the answer, I don’t know what to do, what I do know is that it will destroy me if I don’t find away.

People always say it will get better in time, how do they know it will? what makes them know how I feel and if i can accept this, time isn’t the issue here, time is irellevent, what Julie meant to me wasn’t some sort of hobby, she was my life, my soulmate, my best friend, how do i accept losing her? How do my children accept losing her, and how can I help them accept that. We deal with problems everyday as people, but this isn’t a problem, this is a life changing situation that can hurt so many people.

my story

Julie had been feeling ill for along time, the arguments we had because of it would of broken most relationships. She got so ill but when her dad died and it was time for the funeral she made a massive effort to go, it was so hard for her but she did it, and I was so proud of her.

A month before she died she got to the point of not being able to move, she couldn’t get out the house, she would cry without reason, mentally she was struggling, she suffered panic attacks, and she had pulled a lot of her hair out. I finally managed to get her to make an appointment for the doctors, but it was to little to late, her appointment was on the 12th of march at 2 pm , that was the day she died.

I rang her at 10 am as usual on the 12th, we went through the usual conversation and at the end I said I will be home by 12.50, and we told each-other we loved each-other. At 11 am i got a phone call from my youngest daughter telling me mum had passed out again, I told her to call an ambulance and I left work straight away, on the way home I got a phone call from my sister in-law who at this time was at my house, she said “Andy you need to get home quick, julie’s not breathing” I said I will meet you at the hospital, I was still believing she would be ok, she was in good hands, and anyway this sort of thing dose’nt happens to me

I was ushered to a seat in the hospital, after a couple of minutes i looked to my left as they wheeled Julie in on a trolly, a machine was pumping down on her chest, then she disappeared, a couple of minutes later we were moved to a side room, then a doctor appeared and began to tell me that they can’t save her, that’s the moment my life went into self destruct.

I was asked if I could turn off the machines that were keeping her alive, I knew with such pain in my heart that I had to say yes, and I had to say it in front of my children, and that was the most painful thing I will ever do. after a very emotional and heart-breaking good-by, I kissed her on the forehead and vowed that I will do my very best for my family, but now am so scared am going to fail her.

The truth is am not dealing with losing Julie, am drinking such alot, at least 2 litres of whiskey a week , but the worst thing is am drowning in self pity, I can’t stop crying, and I can’t stop thinking about her, I miss her so much, am struggling to live without her. But i will beat this , because I have to, because I have a life to live, because I have children that depend on me , and because I have a human love for life, and with that there is no deal.

As the months went by the days where a blur, things began to settle, they didnt get better, I just controled my feelings better, Its a start, It’s not the finish, It may never be the finish.



“I Want To Start A Blog But I Don’t Know Where To Begin. Any Tips?” – Let’s Talk

Monica Giuliani

Starting a blog was a huge milestone in my life, but I just didn’t know it at the time. It’s something that I always wanted to do, having loved writing from such a young age, but I just didn’t know where to begin and I was beyond nervous of what everyone else would think. I remember constantly googling “how to start a blog” or “blog ideas” for years before I actually made the move.

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