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Over the last 3 years and having just turned 42, I can say I am the most fit I have ever been. That has been due primarily to being comfortable with being uncomfortable. I switch my exercise routine up all the time so my body never gets too complacent. On... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Rachel McNamara - Health Coach
I'm always up for a good sheet mask. They are tres trendy and everywhere right now from high end stores to mass retailers. They are soothing, easy to use, come in a range of prices and skin care concerns and kinda-sorta make you slow down for 20 minutes. Plus, Korean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at RMM beauty product review
Beauty confession: I am very inconsistent with using serums. I know they are crucial for the maintenance and protection of skin, however, I am oily, sensitive and acne prone (even on good days) and when I test out serums, I get nervous. I've experienced breakouts even with ones that match... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I am a fan of crème eyeshadow for the ease of use and lack of mess. Powder shadows tend to be messy for me, even with high end brands. I cannot stand trying to clean up fallout as it ends up spreading under my eyes, making it look like I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
Ahh..desserts, treats, sweet thangs. Let me tell you about them--I believe 100% in enjoying life and part of that is eating yummy things. Now, I am pretty healthy and definitely do not indulge every day of my life because 1) I want to eat things that nourish my body and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I subscribe to several food bloggers and was recently sent this recipe from Hummusapien which is a blog written by a registered dietitian. This recipe Vegan Tempeh and Kale Enchilada Casserole is incredible. I just made it the other day and there are no words...just grunts and moans of pleasure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I am not above slathering my face with mud in the name of beauty! I have been on a quest for years to attain nice skin and I've done plenty of crazy stuff already. I've put emu oil all over my face (don't ask), burned/lasered, scrubbed, cried to the heavens... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I purchased Flower Cosmetics Skincognito Stick Foundation ($8.98) as I'm very interested in second skin type foundations that look very natural and seamless on the face. Flower Cosmetics is a high quality, affordable brand that was created by Drew Barrymore and I have reviewed plenty of its products in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I have been doing a few new things on the regular in my daily routine that are making me feel pretty darn good. Here they are in all their random glory: Meditation: I am starting to incorporate this into my routine much more frequently and I notice the difference in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I simply could not resist this product Aqua Reveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel (3.4oz/$49)--it just sounds so...nice, so... refreshing, so...pure and light. I also love exfoliators to the ends of the earth! This one "effectively and visibly sweeps away dead skin cells without harsh acids, scrubs or enzymes." Suitable... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
Ah, yes..another post on a skincare product. Skincare is my true love. I never, ever get tired of reading about skincare. I also love the words associated with beautiful skin like glow, radiance, clear, clean, soft,'s poetry to me! Ren Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($55/1.7oz) came... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I purchased Tony Moly I'm Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet Skin Soothing ($3.00) at Urban Outfitters because A) I love sheet masks B) I love tea tree oil and C) Tony Moly is a very popular Korean skincare line that is starting to pop up here in the U.S. In... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I've been on the Retin-A train for about 2 months now and I have made some observations with its use: 1) I've noticed a decrease in oil production on my face. Thank you, thank you and thanks again! 2) I have way less breakouts especially during my week of hormonal... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I treated myself to a luxury beauty product and of course it was in the skincare category. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask ($70/2.5oz) caught my eye with its name alone. Goddess Skin? Where do I sign up? This mask is based on "an ancient Mediterranean beauty recipe" from when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I received a sample from Birchbox of Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (5oz/$25) and was intrigued from the jump. I like a product that will soothe the delicate eye area and make you feel like a fancy lady at the spa all at once. I am also a little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
rms beauty "un" powder (0.32oz/$36) has been on my radar for a long time as the rms beauty line is all about using pure, clean and natural ingredients. I'm all over simple beauty products. I've been off powder for several months as I've been using blotting papers instead to deal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
I received a sample of Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment ($110/10 single use packets) which is described as "a painless alternative to Botox" as it's a wrinkle smoothing mask. Now to be clear, I haven't used Botox and I don't plan to but.... one never knows, does one? I don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
Here is a list of my musts: the things I must do to feel and look my best or least keep me from looking and acting like a monster on the regular: *Exercise-at least 6-7 days a week for mental and physical well-being. Essential. It takes a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
My skin and I have come to an impasse--I cannot deal with its incessant oil production, various sensitivities, sebaceous hyperplasia, breakouts and texture issues anymore. Granted, my skin is not that bad has held me back my whole life. It makes me very self-conscious and I'm OVER IT especially... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
Eye cream is an essential beauty product due to how delicate and thin the skin is around the eye area. I have used eye cream off and on throughout my adult years with mixed results. Some creams are supreme: gentle, fastly absorbing and moisturizing. Others make my eyes sting, don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at RMM beauty product review
Come on--who doesn't love the classic beauty line Neutrogena? I've been using this line off and on since I was an oily, zitty teenager (sidebar: nothing has really changed other than I'm now a full-fledged adult). I love me a hybrid product and Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask ($5.99/4.2oz) caught my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at RMM beauty product review
I'm a big proponent of exercise and have been for years and years. Plain and simple: it's a lifesaver. Over the last year, I have really upped my workouts in terms of intensity and variety. All of this is great and 99% of the time, I feel fantastic. However, once... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at RMM beauty product review
Avalon Organics Shampoo Tea Tree Scalp Treatment ($10.50/11oz) caught my eye during a recent Whole Foods haul. I'm always interested in natural, free of scary chemicals beauty products. Tea Tree Oil is supposed to be sent from the heavens above for us oily scalped and oily skinned folks and in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at RMM beauty product review
Let me be clear about my lashes--they are straight as can be and oftentimes refuse to budge or even attempt to work with mascara. They are slothy little buggers so when I received a sample from Birchbox of ModelCo Power Lash Black Mascara ($20) the word "power" popped right out.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at RMM beauty product review
I received a sample of Borghese Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser ($30/3.5oz) from Birchbox and my first thought was "Fancy!" I am such a skincare fanatic that it made my heart beat a little faster with excitement. I have oily skin so anything that has clay in it that promises... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at RMM beauty product review