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02 September, 2015

Rebecca Asks | What's your TV guilty pleasure?

 Happy Wednesday, everybody!

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You may or may not have noticed, but I was pretty absent from this blog a lot more than usual last month... I intentionally took a mini hiatus at the beginning of the month, but afterwards I got kind of sick and ended up spending several days dozing off to crappy TV instead of writing. Oops? Life goes on. Anyway, that brings me to this week's questions:

What's your favorite "guilty pleasure" TV show? The one you love watching, but don't necessarily brag about to others.

Let me say this first: I think the term "guilty pleasure" is sort of funny, because I never feel guilty about watching shitty TV. But when I meet someone new I'm not necessarily going to lead with the fact that I watched every single episode of Big Brother 9 UK, you know? (And what a productive summer that was!) Anyway, while I was out of commission in August I discovered that many, many seasons of The Real Housewives franchise are on Hulu. Not sure if they've been on there for a while or what, but I hadn't seen any of them before so down that rabbithole I went. (I may or may not be half-listening to an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as I write this.) Crappy TV really is the best when you're sick or distracted: Zone out for a while and you probably haven't missed too much.

OK, now that I've shared my current favorite form of mindrot—what's yours?

01 September, 2015

6 UNDER 6: A collective review of six low-pH body washes (plus tips for finding more!)

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Bodies are weird. I spent a lot of time taking care of my face, but the skin on my body has its own issues too, so lately I've been trying to give it some extra TLC. One of the ways I've been doing that: Switching to slightly acidic, low-pH body wash instead of harsh soaps.

6 UNDER 6: A collective review of six low-pH body washes (plus tips for finding more!)

Some of you may be wondering why I care so much about the pH level of my body wash. There's been a lot of buzz in the beauty community lately about using low-pH cleansers on your face as a means of maintaining healthy skin. (Your skin is naturally acidic, at around pH 5.5.)

A couple of other bloggers already wrote really good posts on the subject, so rather than try to rehash and summarize I will leave these links below—I recommend reading them if you're curious about skin health as it pertains to acidity.

31 August, 2015

My biggest haircare mistake (plus how to transition your hair from summer to fall)


I've been thinking about my hair a lot lately. Not in the sense that it's keeping me up at night, but I've been trying to figure out how to make it look as great with as little effort as possible. (Such is the struggle with most areas of beauty, I suppose.)


Rise and shine! This is my favorite easy summer breakfast—what's yours?

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Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

There's less than four weeks left to go until the end of summer, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Even today, the last day of August, there's a high of 92° F forecasted for my area... ouch. And by ouch I mean sizzle.

My favorite easy summer breakfast with  #GevaliaIcedCoffee

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