My Favorite Haircare Product

I haven’t loved my hair this much…maybe ever. It’s the longest it’s ever been, healthy and <gasp> shiny! Some of that love comes with the territory of growing older, and finally learning to “work with what I’ve got” instead of languishing after something else. And as I reminisce on my hair and my relationship through the years, oh the things I’ve done to it, the experiments I’ve tried, the fights I’ve had, and it makes it all the MORE surprising what item has become my number one favorite product. Β 

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BEAUTY GIVEAWAY! [closed]

I am so excited to be sharing this “home & beauty” green giveaway project that I have been secretly working on! It’s a collaboration with truly wonderful people and brands, and my way of saying thank you from the bottom of my heart, for joining me, sharing your thoughts, for being part of the olexaLOVE community. ❀

Here is what is included in the GIVEAWAY….

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My Everyday Makeup | Spring Edition

Perhaps I should start with: my relationship with makeup is in the love/hate category.

I thoroughly enjoy how a brush-blend of blush can liven up the entire face, or how mascara can give an alluring definition to my eyes. But oh, how I dislike fighting with my eyeliner, or fastidiously getting the correct coverage of concealer, or “did I blend this eye shadow too high/not high enough??” And most of the time I can’t be bothered to reapply my lip color <makeup enthusiasts everywhere gasp> πŸ˜‰

All that to say: I am a fan of the simple no-makeup makeup looks, and this spring-inspired, blush-hued look has been a favorite of mine recently.
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2014 Favorites

It was fun scrounging through my cabinets (drawers/desk/purse, etc.) and methodically determining what items have stood out from the past 365 days of life. True, not nearly as important as the lessons, heart-changes, treasured sights and sounds and tastes and peopleΒ but nevertheless a fun list to generate. A year encapsulated in things…favorites_of_2014_title Continue reading