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!

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…

Monday Confessions: I Am Now That Girl

This past weekend I did something that I never thought I’d do. I didn’t want to do. I didn’t even believe (at one time) anyone should do. My how we change our minds. I bought that moisturizer, you know the one, the one from the sea? Yes, that one. I closed my eyes, while the lady inserted my card (because I have that annoying chip now) and When I opened them up, she was handing me the green bag, complete with my moisturizer, samples and even a handy makeup travel…

Five Beauty Faves

Here are 5 beauty favorites that I have been loving lately. Dior Hydra life Jelly Sleeping Mask  Aside from the fact that it comes in a heavy, luscious blue glass jar that is like a throwback from a much more glamorous time than now, and it has a divine scent, this mask seals the moisture in throughout the night and I wake up with plump, hydrated, baby foot soft skin. It never occurred to me to add an extra layer more moisture at night until I received a sample of…

5 Ways to Step Up Your Skincare Routine

I have to admit, I am currently obsessed with skincare, not makeup, although I love the makeup too, but actual acne clearing, hyperpigmentation lightening, anti aging, I-don’t-have-to-wear-makeup-if -I-don’t-want-to-skincare. I actually look forward to taking off my makeup, in fact, I have become a little OCD about it these days. It is my ritual, my me time and I have made it a priority. There are two reasons I am obsessed with skincare, the first, I have had bouts with acne twice in my life, and now the remnants of that…

September Skin Challenge 

  I joined a challenge on IG. Another one. I’ve joined challenges before. In fact, there was a time when I joined a challenge every month, sometimes two, cuz I’m ambitious like that. I have joined photo challenges, bullet journal challenges, doodle challenges, regular planner challenges, even the 100 Happy Days Challenge. For the record, I have completed….drumroll…zero, zilch, ) challenges. Yeah… I’m just not consistent, not disciplined, and not regimented at all. I start off all excited and hung ho (that’s supposed to be gung ho, but autocorrect has…