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  • August 2016 Beauty Faves

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    My content is usually themed around getting sweaty but today we're going to talk getting pretty. I'm sharing some of my favorite beauty discoveries of the summer. Get ready because I finally jumped on the dry shampoo bandwagon, joined the cult of BB cream and I'm pretty sure I've discovered the world's best hair dryer. Here's a [...]

  • Your Best Summer Ever

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    In case you've missed it any of the last six summers since I've been writing this blog...summertime is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it from the long days to the warm weather to the delicious food to the abundant social events. When I was growing up I lived for summer [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love, Volume 12

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    Hey, hey! I hope you're having a great Friday and are getting excited about the weekend. I can't wait for tomorrow's World Record Boot Camp attempt!!! This "Friday I'm In Love" post can be labeled the puppies and babies edition (but keep reading because there are some other more useful faves as well). On Monday [...]

  • Refreshing My Skincare Routine

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    Skincare has been an ongoing topic of conversation on my blog since I wrote my first "Face Matters" post back in 2011. Over the course of the last four years I have shared all of the ups and downs I've experienced with my skin on my blog and it's apparent that it's something that is [...]

  • 7 Sweaty & Summer Skin Care Tips + 5 Beauty Products I’m Loving

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    I don't know about you, but I definitely find that my beauty routine changes with the seasons. I recently received a question from a reader about my skin and body care specifically when it comes to exercise. Here's what she wrote: "Hello! I'm curious what kind of skin care you use for your body given [...]

  • After the Review: Follow Up on Results and Continued Use

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    Hi and hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I'm in Georgia visiting with my family. My parents are in town this weekend so I decided to come too. I was thinking that I do a lot of product reviews but not a lot of follow ups. I wanted to do a post today on [...]

  • Giving Up the Flat Iron, Pancakes & Winners

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    Hi there! I have loved your enthusiasm this week about froyo, Coldplay and Target. Read to the end of the post for the giveaway winners! :) I have a little more shopping to share with you + some delicious recent eats. Talk about stores that suck you in and make you spend more money than [...]

  • Final Blogiversary Giveaway: Carolina Facial Plastics Services

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    Hey, hey! It's time for the final four year blogiversary giveaway! It's been fun celebrating four years of PBR with awesome giveaways from Tommie Copper, Erin McDermott, Reebok and now Carolina Facial Plastics for my Charlotte area readers. As a token of my thanks to you for your support and for being awesome readers in [...]

  • New Beauty Products I’m Loving: Latisse, Jane Iredell & Vitamin C

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    I can't tell you how amazing it's been to meet with an esthetician monthly to talk about my skin as part of my partnership with Carolina Facial Plastics. I truly feel that we are on the path to a long-term sustainable skincare routine that I can stick with for years and years to come! Today [...]

  • Kicking Off My New Skin Care Routine with Carolina Facial Plastics

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    I announced one month ago that I'm partnering with Carolina Facial Plastics for one year to blog about my experience of "being the best me" in exchange for complimentary services. I'll be writing a monthly post updating you on my skin care routine in addition to other (non-surgical!) products and services that I try. Many [...]

  • Five New Beauty Faves

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    I like to keep you guys on your toes. In the span of three days we've gone from a salmon recipe to a yoga/personal growth story to a workout and now a beauty products review. :) I am not affiliated with any of these products...I just love them and want to share since I love [...]

  • Face Matters: Part Three – Beating Acne and My New Skincare Routine

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    I received a request recently for an update on my skin. I first blogged about my skin struggles a little over two years ago. I was dealing with frequent acne flairs worse than I had ever experienced in my life. For some back story check out this post and I blogged about the amazing feedback/suggestions [...]

  • Best Of Beauty

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    There was a time in my life when I was really into playing with makeup and buying fashionable clothing. Trips to Sephora were like Christmas Day for me and I loved going to the mall. I am pretty sure that I single handedly kept Express in business between the ages of 16-19. Somehow my interest [...]

  • CoverGirl LashPerfection Review {Giveaway}

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    From time to time I receive questions about my beauty routine - hair, skin, makeup. And while I have no intention of ever making beauty topics a main focus of PBR, I do think that it's fun to discuss on occasion! I have always loved playing with makeup. This started back in high school but [...]

  • Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line Review {Giveaway}

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    A few months ago I wrote a post about my struggles with acne as an adult. I was blown away by the response that I received so I wanted to give you an update on how things are going. Here is some background for newer readers. In late 2010 I began to experience breakouts on [...]

  • Beauty Rituals

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    I don't venture into beauty/fashion topics very often (well, really never) but my brow wax today got me thinking about my "no compromise" beauty rituals. My #1 must is my monthly brow/lip wax. I started waxing when I was in high school and have been faithful ever since. As someone with dark hair and features, [...]