Lifestyle Makeup Skincare

Hitting Reset on my Skin

October 26, 2018

My favorite treatment ritual for brightening-up dull skin. Back when I started my blog in January, I shared my first-ever Vanity Toppers post. I featured Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, a 30-day supply of a double-dose of facial treatments that pair together to deliver refreshed skin with consistent use. The treatments contain two steps: (1) an exfoliator and (2) an anti-aging neutralizer.  By sticking to the routine, and applying the peel pads once daily, you can expect…

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Vanity Toppers #9

October 12, 2018

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the cool breezes circulating in and around Philly this weekend. Is fall finally here to stay? I am ready to jump into sweaters and never look back. With that said, I realize that today is October 12th, but this post is dedicated to the products I discovered in September that quickly made their way to the top of my vanity! Coming out of the summer months, I felt ready to start incorporating some more…

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A Summer Product that is Now my Fall Staple

October 2, 2018

Not all summer products have to bite the dust once the leaves start to change. The weather this past weekend was something I had been craving for weeks. Crisp fall air and refreshing breezes sifting inside through open windows. Finding a reason nearly every day to light our pumpkin candle, that I admittedly purchased weeks before fall even started. Hot coffee on a cool morning with a blanket over my knees while I settled in to write on the couch.…

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What am I doing with Calbex Blog?

September 27, 2018

Everyone is trying to become an influencer these days.  I’m not. When I originally had the idea for this blog it was exciting to me because of how much I love writing and how much I love sharing my favorite things with other people.  I’ve always enjoyed recommending stuff I love to friends – whether it was a new clothing brand, a lip color, or even a great song I discovered.  Giving something that makes me happy to someone else,…

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Vanity Toppers #8

September 10, 2018

Today’s Vanity Toppers post is later than usual, but better late than never, right? I was admittedly selfishly busy taking in the last few weeks of summer and catching up on some much needed therapeutic travels with best friends from childhood. Gotta put self care first sometimes! That being said, I’m popping in today to share my August Vanity Toppers with you! Vanity Toppers #8 To be completely honest, I haven’t done a lot of product switch-ups this month in…

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Subtle Summer-Themed Makeup

August 20, 2018

Important question.  Why do Mondays keep coming around? I swear the weekends fly by way too quickly these days. On top of that, I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through August.  Fall is just around the corner, and as excited as I am — I’m a HUGE fall lover — I wanted to share with you one of my favorite summer makeup looks I’ve been rocking pretty regularly. I love this look because it’s great for the office or…

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Vanity Toppers #7

August 4, 2018

It’s the WEEKEND! And I am extra excited.  Yesterday at 5pm, my out-of-office went up for the week on my email — do not disturb this girl as I am in full vacation mode. I am heading to the beach for my family’s annual vacation and cannot wait to sink my toes in the sand, read by the ocean, and just do whatever I feel like doing without any expectations. Of course, I can’t leave without giving you my July…

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BECCA Cosmetics: Highlighting my Inner Glow

July 26, 2018

Hi there, lovely. How is your week going? Philadelphia has been dreary and extremely humid. What happened to the sunshine?! I’m over this. Anyway! I am popping in today to talk to you about BECCA Cosmetics. I recently picked up a new highlighter as well as two of their brand new lipglosses in their collaboration with Chrissy Teigen. Obsessed isn’t really cutting it to describe my feelings on BECCA, so let me see if I can describe it in this…

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Drugstore Finds for Keeps: L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints

July 18, 2018

Hump day! Something about Wednesday folks, I’m telling ya. Feeling the mid-week sensation of being oh-so-close to the weekend. Not to mention, I am just short of 2 weeks from my family’s annual beach vacation and I cannot wait for a blissful week of no work and plenty of sun, sand, and waves. The countdown is ON. One of the things I’ll be packing for my upcoming beach vacay? These fabulous lip paints I am about to tell you about!…

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Vanity Toppers #6

July 3, 2018

Hi there! I hope you have a shortened week or at least Wednesday off for 4th of July. I know this week of work will be extremely slowed down for me as most folks are out on vacation, though I did manage to get several meetings scheduled on me for today.  Having Wednesday off is a nice bonus, though, and I’m looking forward to celebrating the holiday with my husband, family, and friends.  A little parade action and some quality…

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