Mini-Episode 12: Butt Seriously

Though Kate and Doree are NOT sponsored by "Big Bidet," they do answer a few listener questions about butt care in this week's mini-episode. Kate reveals her secret to getting rid of hemorrhoids, while Doree elaborates on post-bidet drying options. In non-butt news, the women are touched by a voicemail about a listener's mom getting inspired by the podcast to finally take time for self-care. 

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Mini-Episode 10: Periods and Pranks

This week, Kate and Doree talk about their husbands' reactions to their skin care routines and respond to a listener who's going through multiple life changes all at once. Then, they discuss period self-care and Kate almost gets fooled by an excellent voicemail prank.

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Amber's Candle Corner: Paddywax Library Collection

Whenever I’m on vacation, I spend at least 5% of my time perusing candles in cute shops of the towns I’m visiting. On one such trip, I came across Paddywax Library Candles and fell in love.

Now, I don’t remember the shop. I don’t remember where I was. I only vaguely recollect my husband being there. But I do remember the 30 vivid minutes of smelling the whole collection and trying to decide which candles I would buy.

After a fretful few moments, I decided on Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Mini-Episode 9: Bidets and BFF Birthday Gifts

Kate and Doree get right to an email, where a listener asks for THE self care product to give a cherished friend on her 40th birthday. Then, the women talk about non-app dating tips and help a listener deal with anxiety and betrayal during her semester abroad. Lastly, they go into the ultimate form of self-care –  butt-care and bidets.

Plus: we're running a survey that will help guide upcoming content and guests! Please fill it out at

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Forever 35 Facebook Collection: The Best Serums and Sheet Masks from Target

Every other week, we round up some of the brilliant recommendations from the private Forever 35 Facebook group. Wanna join? Click here. Hint: The secret word is “serums.”

In addition to their charming home decor and exclusive Ben & Jerry’s flavors (it’s true!), Target also has an impressive collection of skincare. They’ve particularly upped their game lately when it comes to cruelty-free and natural products.

We’ve compiled ideas and recommendations from multiple posts from the Forever35 Facebook group and determined that these are the very best serums and sheet masks you can buy at Target right now.

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Mini-Episode 8: Travel Skincare and Party Snacks

In this mini-episode, Kate and Doree hear about a listener's experience with OCD and anxiety, give advice on the best way to travel with your skincare routine, and talk about the best snack setup for a party. Then, the women find out how one listener accidentally recruited new Forever35 fans in the middle of an important work meeting.

Plus: we're running a survey that will help guide upcoming content and guests! Please fill it out at

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Amber's Candle Corner: Spireside - Smell Disney All Day

I’m a Disney person, i.e., a grown adult who happily goes to Disneyland sans children. Do I sing Disney songs to myself all the time? Yes. But I’ve evolved from “Part of Your World” to “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” so I’m showing signs of growth.

Previously, my Disney love didn’t go past visiting the parks and rewatching the opening on Beauty and the Beast on a loop. I never thought “Oh, if only my apartment could smell like ‘It’s a Small World’ water, churros, and waiting in line.” But when I saw that Spireside made Disney Parks themed candles, it was as if my heart had made a wish and that secret dream came true. In less lyrical words - I wanted to buy all of their candles.

In the past year and a half, I’ve sampled quite a bit of their inventory and want to share my very favorites with you (and a couple to possibly avoid).

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Mini-Episode 7: Hobbies and Helping Yourself

In this week's mini-episode, Kate and Doree discuss a listener question about finding hobbies in adulthood (and yes, Netflix should be considered a hobby). Then, Kate gives a listener advice about caring for yourself while you're caring for a terminally ill loved one. Later, both women respond to a voicemail about the conflicting feelings that occur when you're the recipient of sexual harassment in the workplace. 

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Amber's Candle Corner: Grandma's Kitchen

Candles are a huge part of my self care. Honestly, when I start feeling depressed or over-anxious, I light a candle and feel a little better. I’m not saying to head to Yankee Candle instead of your therapist, but candles can be surprisingly soothing when things get hard.

So, every week I’ll talk about a candle I love and I’ll try to give you some deep cuts from the fragrant wax world. Like, I’ll go way beyond Bed, Bath & Beyond. And all my recommendations will cost $40 or less (usually a lot less), unless my life is truly changed by a costlier candle.

Okay, let’s get to the good stuff! My candle of the week is:

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Facebook Roundup: Best of the Sephora Sale

The Forever35 Facebook group is abuzz with anticipation for the bi-annual Sephora VIB sale, and listeners have been sharing advice, wish lists, and filling their carts to make the most of the 15% discount. (If you haven't checked it out, come join the self-care party! Hint: The secret word is serums.) So today, we're rounding up the best of listener reccs and picks for the sale.

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