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Alyssa Hertzig
magazine beauty editor * blogger at thesparklylife.com * cool mom
magazine beauty editor * blogger at thesparklylife.com * cool mom
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My 2019 Health Resolutions
Since many of my resolutions always seem to revolve around health, I decided they deserved their own dedicated post this year! Here's what I've got planned to (hopefully!) make 2019 my healthiest year ever. Work out (at least) three times a week. For the pa...
My 2019 Health Resolutions
My 2019 Health Resolutions
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Here's How I'm Going Green For 2019 (Plus, FREE Stuff For You!)
I've been slowly but surely trying to be more "green" for the last few years, and I've made some definite progress. Plastic--in particular the single-use plastic--is what really freaks me out, so that's where I've focused a lot of my efforts. I  bring a res...
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The Best Beauty Products Of The Year
A huge perk of my life for the last decade-plus has been the fact that I get sent a lot of new beauty products to try. And even though I'm a creature of habit who has a habit of sticking with products I already know and love (so maybe not always trying as m...
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Happy New Hair!
We'll talk hair in a sec, but first, can I complain? It's the first day of 2019 and this is the first time I've been on my computer in three full days. And not by choice! That's because it took me three whole days to transfer everything from my old MacBook ...
Happy New Hair!
Happy New Hair!
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8 Awesome Toys You Can Still Get By Christmas
If you follow me on Instastories (and if you don't, uh, get on it !), you may know that we celebrated Christmas early this year. We're going to be out of town on the big day*, and there was just no way I could get all of our presents there and back. So we d...
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This Is My Go-To Teacher Gift For The Holidays
  Around this time of year, most of us are frantically buying presents for a ton of different people. And if you're a parent, that list includes teachers. And for whatever reason, teacher gifts can be easy to forget.  (Maybe because you have to give them a ...
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Holiday Gift Guide: The 17 Best Beauty Gifts
Beauty has been my job for the past decade-plus, so asking me to choose my favorite beauty gift is kind of like asking me to pick a favorite child. Especially because I literally saw hundreds of them this year! (Beauty gifts, not children...!) So, I narrowe...
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Gift Guide: Alyssa's Favorite Things
Oprah's "Favorite Things" show was always one of my favorite episodes of television. And the "Favorite Things" issue of O magazine is one of the only magazines I actually still buy. Well,  I also have a few favorite things of my own, an d while I'm not sayi...
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Talking Holiday Tummies
  Okay, let's just put it out there: Holiday eating and drinking--not to mention holiday stress--can lead to stomach issues. Or so I've heard. I mean, I don't ever have tummy troubles. But you know...I've heard some people do.  ;)   The fact is, people get ...
Talking Holiday Tummies
Talking Holiday Tummies
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You're Going to LOVE This Backyard Makeover
I'm excited to finally show photos of our backyard renovation! This overhaul has been a long time coming--and quite the ordeal. Part of the reason it took us so long to tackle it is that we actually felt guilty even doing it. See, we didn't have a "bad" bac...
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