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I'm Christina

I’m a mother, a writer, a small business runner, a copywriter, and a potential farmer. These are a few of the things that I’m in love with or obsessed with.

I created a spot where you can find all the things that I find to make my life easier from beauty, and fashion to business and books and whatever else I discover. This is your cheat sheet for all the things that you didn’t know existed but were looking for.

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Beauty

I love all things beauty and skincare…I love makeup playing around with different looks and just being a girl. However, after the birth of my first child, I realized I needed to make changes to what I was used, as my body had changed.  I mean there is something wrong when your body repells organic foods…a story for another time. 

I spent a lot of time and money figuring out what works for me and what I should avoid. And I’m pretty proud of myself, because not only did I find things that worked, I noticed (actually noticed) a difference.

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Nuxe

I love the lip balms from Nuxe, my favorite is very rose. Thankfully, the balms have a hint of fragrance but it isn’t overpowering. My lips are softer, even when they are normally ready to dry up on me. I like to put this stuff on at night, right before bed. I wake up to lovely lips. I also recommend the fragrances.  Delicate & floral.

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Dose & Co

I love collagen that doesn’t taste like it came from rock scrapings. I love even more that Dose & Co. doesn’t have useless scoops or unnecessary packaging. This collagen was the first and to this date only thing to help my constantly shedding hair thicken up and look healthy.

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Typology Paris

Clean skincare made from plants. I love the anti-aging serums and night oils. If you put the serums and oils on as instructed, meaning 30 min before bed then you will be rewarded with amazing benefits. I noticed brightness and supple skin about a week into the routine. Did I mention that you get free gifts? And they have sunscreen!

FAVORITE READS

Books for everyone

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Unequal Affections

A Pride and Prejudice Retelling

I love this book, I’ve read and listened to it three times now.

It starts when Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth (the first time), and instead of rejecting and insulting him, she takes a couple of days to think about it. From there the pair has to work through the past events and decide if marriage is worth all the fuss. Such a good retelling, it tugs at the heartstrings.

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The lies you wrote

The Lies You Wrote

My current read and it is not a disappointment. Set in a small Washington town, the FBI investigates a double murder of a married couple. Ironically the murder is a mirror copy of one from 25 years ago. In a murder-suicide, Alex Parker murdered his parents before taking his own life, leaving behind a confession. I do not recommend reading this book when it’s raining outside.

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voices from the dark years

Th Voices from the Dark Years

The truth about occupied France 1940-1945

If you’re new here, I’m writing a deeply personal historical fiction book. With that, I’ve been doing a lot of research, and this was one of those books that was suggested. If you ever wanted to know what it was like during the occupation from the French perspective you need to read this book.

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