Have You Tried the Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Oil? (Video Review)

  I received a sample of the Biossance Squalene and Vitamin C Oil almost two years ago in a Glossybox. It has been part of my sample stash for a while. When I finally got around to trying the samples last year, I absolutely loved both the Revitalizer (the 100% Squalene Body Oil) and the Nourisher (the 100% Squalene and Vitamin C Rose Oil). The line has since dropped the names Nourisher and Revitalizer, revamped their packaging, and they are now available at Sephora. As far as I can tell,…

My January Skincare and Lifestyle Favorites (Video)

My January favorites range from La Mer to Herbivore Botanicals and quite a bit in between. I posted this blog in video form as part of my  28 in 28 Series on my YouTube Channel. Twenty-eight product reviews in 28 days. I hope you enjoy!

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Body Spray and Orchid Soleil Fragrance Review (Video)

Here’s the thing… When it comes to fragrances, I am pretty much from the if I can’t eat it, I don’t want it on my body school of thought. Now before you picture me spritzing mashed potato and gravy or teriyaki chicken scented fragrances up in the air and letting them land on me, please be assured that is not what I am talking about. I am definitely here for the lovely vanillas, and the sugary scents, and those spicy notes. Think baked goods, not Banquet TV Dinner. Do they still make…

Monday Confessions: How About a Vlog To Pass the Time? |Video

First off, I have to say that I hope everyone is having a very reflective and productive Martin Luther King Jr Day! Share love today, share hope today, share peace. So I have to say one thing… Perfection is the enemy of productivity. I am a perfectionist and I have to stop it. I spent the better part of the weekend editing a vlog that was supposed to be up on Friday. Can you see the problem already? I missed my deadline. Ugh!!!! I missed my own self-imposed deadline because I…

First Impressions Friday Blogmas Edition

So today I have 3 new products that I have tried and that look quite promising. Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder in Bronze Glow. This can be used as a highlighter, bronzer, or a setting powder. I purchased it on Wednesday and I used it Thursday and this morning to set my makeup. It gave me a nice glowing finish without being too glittery or making my face shiny and the particular color choice works really well on med to dark brown skin. Although it doesn’t give a matte finish, I have…

First Friday Favorites (Blogmas Edition)

It’s the first Friday of the month, a perfect time to share a few of my favorite beauty and lifestyle items from the month of November. So let’s start with Beauty Faves I am loving the Glossier Boy Brow. It is like a mascara for your eyebrows. There are lot of products like this on the market, but this one is unique in that it is thicker than mascara, so its not just depositing pigment to the brows, but it is also shaping them. I have nearly nonexistent brows. This…

Five Favorite Second Cleansers

I am a huge fan of double cleansing. I credit it with really helping to improve my skin tremendously. If you think its hype, look at it this way. At the end of the day, you have makeup and dirt and  life on your face. When you come home, you need to get that stuff off. Sure one cleanser can do it. Some people swear by wipes, micellar waters or just a simple cleanser. And if that’s working for you, that is fine. But if you are finding that you…

Dior Jelly Sleeping Mask Review

Sleeping masks are definitely moisture game changers. There is nothing like waking up in the morning with skin that feels like the bottom of a newborn’s soft little foot. Because water evaporates from the skin overnight, or in drier conditions, like flying, a sleeping mask is wonderful for drawing and sealing that water back in; it is the ultimate hydration.   My Thoughts Dior is the first sleeping mask that I have actually tried and loved. It is lightweight, not sticky and doesn’t overwhelm your face. You don’t feel as…

Huge High End Beauty Haul | Video

Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you find that you have accumulated quite of bit of stuff. For me, it is almost always stuff for my face. There are very few things that I love more than discovering a new and amazing beauty product. Its like Christmas all the time.Over the past couple of months I have sampled, played with, tested, sniffed and bathed in all kinds of awesome beauty products and I don’t think I should keep all the fun and goodness to myself. Here is a collective high end haul…