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The Five 8.24

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The 5 best beauty products I've purchased in the last month:

* Aveda Shampure...leaves my hair amazingly clean and the scent makes me say ommm... $10.50

* Beekman 1802 Tub of Butter in Autumn...I was lucky enough to pop by the Sharon Springs store last week. This all purpose balm is divine. $10

* Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Illuminator Instant Brightening Moisturizer...subtle glow and color with a dose of anti aging vitamins --- 'nuff said. $68

* Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool...triple tipped liner that enhances your lash line with a natural look OR a sexy cat eye! $22

* Nantucket Natural Oils fragrance oil in Fig...a delicious scent for Fall/Winter that will last far longer than traditional fragrances. $18

What's the greatest beauty product you've purchased lately? Tweet me @navigatewstyle!

Thursday Friday totes...

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These cheeky totes by Thursday Friday are hysterical and a harmless way to wear a design inspired by Chanel, Chloe, Balenciaga, because they're so obviously not the real thing. The canvas bags are lightweight but sturdy and the design is printed on all four sides as well as the bottom. They're fantastic summer bags in their own right.

Thursday Friday totes...

I'm currently carrying the "Diamonds Together" design in red...because it's probably the closest I'll get to owning a Chanel 2.55!

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picking strawberries...

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Right in the thick of strawberry season, I'm craving lush, pink shades for lips and cheeks. Plus, the fresh scent of ripe berries for body scrubs, shower gels and balms is light and innocent - perfect for sweet, sunny days.

fresh picked...

Strawberries are loaded with anti aging antioxidants! Here's my DIY Strawberry Sugar Scrub:

Mash 2 or 3 strawberries in a bowl then mix 1 tablespoon each of honey and sugar. Add grapeseed oil as needed to make the scrub less abrasive. Use on feet, body or face, depending on skin sensitivity. Rinse well and follow up with moisturizer and SPF.

Emailed tips & tricks...

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I loathe email forwards but every now and then I get a good one. The below tips are from one such email but I have no idea who to credit! Maybe the same Nigerian Prince that needs my money to free his fortune?

* Cut an apple then secure it with a rubber band in its original shape so it doesn't brown before lunch.

* Score x's in a box top for an easy cupcake carrier/holder

* Turn a muffin pan upside down to make cookie dough cups to hold fruit or ice cream.

* Hull strawberries using a plastic straw...easy & fast!

* Use egg cartons to hold delicate ornaments.

* Install a tension rod in your kitchen cabinet to hold spray bottles, giving you lots of room for other essentials.

* Bread tags make great tech cord labels.

* Rub a walnut over wood furniture to erase dings & scrapes.

* Store rolls of wrapping paper on the ceiling by installing wire from the wall to the door frame for easy organization.

* iPhones & iPads can be placed in bowls to amplify sounds without additional gear.

* Baby powder removes sand from feet in a snap. A travel sized bottle is the perfect addition to your beach bag.

* Use shower caps as covers for shoes to prevent dirty soles from touching clean clothes.

* Install magnetic strips inside bathroom cabinets to hold hair pins, tweezers, nail clippers, etc.

* Freeze aloe vera gel in an ice cube tray for individual sunburn relieving doses.

* Sheet sets are folded and slipped inside one of the matching pillowcases for easy storage and to keep the set together.

* Using a rubber band cover the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner with hosiery to sweep up lost treasures like earring backs, etc.