Seasonal Shine

Though the weather still feels like summer in some parts, Fall is soon upon us. I must admit it is my favorite time of year. Nothing helps shine in a new season like the right candle. My latest collaboration is with my favorite candle company: Twelve21 Candle Studio. They were nice enough to gift me […]

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NOLASKINSENTIALS SUMMER FAVORITES

Warm weather is here and I’m fortunate to have been gifted some of my favorite summer skincare by NOLASKINSENTIALS. These faves all help keep you hydrated & glowing from head to toe.

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Winter Evening Skincare Routine

My first time sharing a #skincare video! Here’s a skincare routine for nourishing skin during the drier winter months featuring products from Nolaskinsentials, Naturium, Dieux Skin, Topicals, and Hereme. What are some of your favorite skincare products right now? Some products were gifted but all I genuinely loved enough to use in this video. Some […]

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DUENDE DARLING HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2020

Here we are at the close of 2020 and Holiday Shopping has indeed commenced. When it comes to gifts I think it is most important to consider the intent behind it. I’ve always been struck with gifts that show how much someone pays attention. Whether it be function or a reminder to take care–gifts can […]

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Cleansing Ritual

A major component to any good skincare routine is having a cleanser. Cleansers are a way to dissolve the grime and grit after a long day and can be a great way to unwind. Like a lot of aspects of my self care routines, I’ve made an effort to slow them down and treat them as rituals. By acting with this intention, the act of cleaning off the day is more than just physical, it becomes a way to check in and wipe the slate clean at the end of the day.

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Lighting the Way

As you may have gathered, I’m a very sensory person. Look, touch, feel, taste and sound affect me on another level. It’s something that comes from many parts of who I am. Grounding my senses by focusing on each of them has become a huge part of what keeps me bright in times of darkness. Today’s post is about creating that light both physically and mentally.

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My FAVORITE Face Masks

I’m talking about the me-time kind. The “Well this has been a week–I better just relax now” kind. One of the first things I think about when it comes to skincare is spa type treatments like face masks. From pre-teen land on, the most self indulgent moments are usually pictured with a nice mask treatment […]

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My Favorite Vitamin C Serums

I thought I’d start my first of many skincare write-ups about the wonder skin booster: VITAMIN C SERUM. You may have read or heard the many claims this potent antioxidant has under its belt. Now I’m no scientist nor do I claim to know more than an esthetician or dermatologist on the matter but it […]

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Smooth

These past few months have taken some getting used to. I know, understatement much. Everyone is finding ways to cope and adapt. Depending on where your head was at in time “pre-pandemic” you may be finding it hard to unwind. I’ve taken various methods to heart. From scheduling my days to finding ways to reconnect […]

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And You See Me

One of the concepts I’ve been learning to navigate over the past few years is being “seen”. Those in the entertainment field are forced to reckon with this more than most and even develop ways of curating or “branding” themselves. When tackling issues of authenticity and anxiety, this is no easy task. Sure, if self […]

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