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I never told you girls, but when I decided to change my diet and become vegan there was one thing that was a total nightmare to deal with: my skin. After I gave up all animal-derived foods (especially dairy) I started breaking out like never before, in an uncontrollable, kind of embarrassing way. It was so bad that I even considered Accutane. I felt frustrated, annoyed and worried that I was perhaps doing something wrong…I mean, where was the “vegan glow” everyone talks about?

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Now that the World Cup is over and our minds aren’t focused on soccer, I have to tell you about this new line of hair products that I was anxiously waiting to arrive. (I was waiting since February!).

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I am no expert when it comes to hair tools. I have owned a couple of flat irons in the past and currently possess an inexpensive curling iron (I can’t curl my hair with a flat iron for the life of me), but none have gotten very much use. Whenever I have to style my hair myself, I always, always end up turning to my hair dryer. You can’t mess up with a hair dryer, can you?

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Can we talk about the stiletto nail trend for a moment? Is there anyone out there who was just as baffled and confused about this trend as I was? I mean, I can’t be the only person who thinks these nails are incredibly unattractive and flat out scary. (They look like claws to me.)

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Hi girls, today I want to share with you some of my can’t-live-without foundations and BB creams—products I literally rely on day after day. But first, I want to apologize for not posting anything yesterday. I needed a day for myself to rest and get some things in order…I hope you understand.

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As I’ve mentioned to you before, I am not the kind of girl who makes frequent visits to salons. I tried going once/week when I first moved here four years ago (the prices are nothing compared to what I used to pay in the US), but the truth is, that didn’t last very long. That, and I just didn’t have the three hours it took to get my hair and a manicure and pedicure done. Besides, no one can do my nails quite like me—yes! I’m pretty good at it! Because in Boston weekly “manis and pedis” could get quite pricey, I decided to teach myself how to do it so I could save a buck or two.

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It’s crazy how fast my hair grows! Not very long ago I cut about three inches off of it and now it seems that those three inches have grown right back. I like long hair and I wish my hair was thick enough so I could have long, healthy, Gisele Bundchen-looking waves, but the truth is, that is just not going to happen. The amount of care and maintenance required for healthy-looking long hair is, sadly, simply not realistic for me.

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If you follow me in Instagram (@barbaramarsicovetere) you know that my husband and I left to Dallas last Thursday in order to attend our niece’s first birthday, which took place on Saturday. As you’ve probably noticed, every time we travel I come back with a number of new beauty products, some of which I get very excited about and just have to share with you. This time, I want to proclaim my love for Acure’s Brightening Facial Scrub.

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I am having a little love affair with the latest hair products given to me to try. After over 8 years of being completely loyal to the same shampoo and conditioner, I must admit that I’m really, truly having a lot of fun with these latest “experiments” (and so is my hair!). By now, I have enough hair products to last me an entire year- which gets me thinking…maybe I should do a little giveaway one of these days, just so you can get to try them as well. What do you think?

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I think we can agree that spring has officially arrived here in Guatemala. Although we are blessed with spring-like temperatures mostly all year round, our chilly “winter” months have thankfully passed. Now, the sun is out to play, the flowers are blooming again, and we can take out our light and flowy dresses from the back of our closets.

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