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Weekly Favorites – part 12 and 13

on December 10, 2014

Hey everyone!

What a wild couple weeks! I’m so behind… again! But for good reason – Thanksgiving, lots of family visits and holiday parties. It all becomes a blur at this time of year. My weekly favorites are conveniently the same for 12 and 13 so I thought I would just combine and post.

There is one skincare favorite – my trusty Murad Balancing Moisturizer. I wrote about this in one of my very early favorites posts. After the Paula’s Choice experience, I’ve had a very challenging time concealing some extra large pores. This truly does refine the pores – doesn’t clog and minimizes their appearance. Since starting this product again a couple weeks ago, I’ve noticed a significant difference. It is a light, non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly and offers a light SPF. My friend Laura recently became a brand ambassador for Murad and I am curious about her feedback about this as well. This moisturizer and other Murad products can be found at Sephora or Ulta. The 1.7oz. tube runs about $35.

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The other favorite thing that I have been obsessing over is the podcast Serial. A couple friends mentioned it in passing and I finally caved. OH MY GOSH. I binge-listened the first 6 episodes in one day.

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This is a weekly podcast produced by This American Life (NPR, WBEZ). Narrator, investigator and researcher Sarah Koenig is revisiting a true case from 1999 – a Baltimore teenager went missing and was found buried in a park. There was no DNA, witnesses or actual evidence in the case, yet one man’s story landed the girl’s ex-boyfriend in prison for life. Each week, the listener is introduced to a new piece of the story – actual recordings from the courtroom, interviews with people who were friends of the teens, and review of the court documents. This story is so fascinating. If you have an iPhone, iPad or whatever, you can download through the podcast app. If not, you can listen online at serialpodcast.org.

I hope you all have a great week!

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