Whole30 Redo: Days 8-24

Day 8: I booked a boudoir session for the fall. I guess this is motivation? Day 9: 2 meals had beanless chili. I’m at the point in my Whole30 where food feels like it’s for survival and not for enjoyment. I hate this. Day 10: I’m so so so so close to eating goddamn popcorn….

Whole 30: A Redo (Days 1-7)

Starting a Whole30 pre-vacation feels a little silly. I got home last Friday night and decided that Saturday I’d start over. I’ve decided to keep a short diary to describe each day of the Whole 30. Day 1: You moody, moody SOB. Day 2: I’m hungry. Second dinner in my mouth. I had what I’d…

Whole30: Part I

I did about four successfully modified Whole30s in 2016-2017 (I quit my last one because I found out I was pregnant/suspected I was). The results were always great, but the process difficult. I’m not really into dieting at all, or cutting out whole food groups, but I did like the Whole30 solely for weight loss…

Dry Shampoo Extravaganza!

Going as long as humanly possible between washes is all the rage the last couple of years! And very appropriately, I washed my hair today (I managed to get 3 and a bit days between washes). Last March, I was at a friend’s house with an acquaintance who is a hairdresser. I mentioned I have…

Cleaning Out My Closet

For the millionth time, I’ve run into a slight dilemma with the closet situation: I have my pre-partum clothes (25 lbs less my current weight and could wear whatever I wanted – this includes fancy clothes and office clothes and a few casual pieces). And I have my post-partum clothes (office wear since I started…

Skincare Savvy: Spousal Edition

I finally had the opportunity to trade in several years worth of Lush pots for a complimentary face mask. Rather than enjoy the spoils of my hard-earned victory by myself, I asked my husband to join me in the process. And rather than blog about my experiences with the face mask, I thought I would…

Review: Naked Reloaded Palette

The Naked palettes have always been on my radar but never in my collection. I’ve waffled between Naked 2 and Naked 3, loving the shadows but never being able to justify the cost. A neutral palette, in my humble opinion, should be affordable and include shades ranging from highlighters to black. Every neutral palette should…

Review: Essano Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water

I made a point of traveling with an abridged version of my skincare routine this trip. I should know better by now: there are ways of shortening the process I’ve established, but certain products are essential to maintaining my complexion and overall health of my skin regardless of how much they weigh in my bag….

Sarah’s Beauty Favourites 2019

Hello again! Happy New Year! Our hiatus has finally reached an end, and Pragmatic Beauty is getting back on track with new posts about skincare, cosmetics, and lifestyle for the year 2020. Sara and I had a very busy 2019, some of which we’ll probably be talking about here. But I thought it would be…

Temporary Hiatus

Hello, all! Sara and I are very sorry that the blog has been silent for the past couple of months. We’re both busy with our own projects: Sara, with her baby and her business, and me with school. Sara would like to add that she has been so busy, she has not brushed her teeth…