Beauty on a Budget

Alexandra Kuykendall self

I’ve struggled with how much time, money and energy is appropriate for me to spend on my appearance. I want all areas of my life to reflect the things I hold most dear, and I don’t want anything superficial on …

The Day I Showered

Courtney Phillips honestly

“You smell like you used to smell,” my husband sighed gratefully into my freshly-washed hair when I greeted him at the door after work. As I felt his whole body relax into an embrace of forgotten familiarity, I realized I …

Carissa Gallo Photography

The Hello Dearest Team we love

In the Summer 2014 issue of Hello, Darling, we featured a photo from an amazing Portland, Oregon, photographer Carissa Gallo. She has a knack for capturing life, and we were honored to use one of her photos to capture the …

Priceless

Anne-Renee Gumley honestly

I just took inventory of my bathroom drawer. It is filled with all sorts of short-term solutions for my visible long-term problems: Eye cream: for those puffy, tired mama eyes Mascara: to elongate even the shortest eyelashes Toner: to cleanse …