Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Oil-Free Cream/ Youth-Renewing Night Cream

As an esthetician taking good care of my skin is very important to me. I am in love with Origin's Skin Care products. I was running out of moisturizer and night cream...yikes! I love products that are plant based, and natural. The minute I applied Origin's Plantscription day cream I fell in love! My skin absorbed all this natural goodness and looked so plump. I also love the fact that this cream is formulated without: Parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petrolatum, paraffin, DEA, synthetic color, synthetic fragrance, and contains no animal ingredients. My skin is fairly sensitive so I try my best to use products that will calm the redness around my cheeks and be gentle on my skin. I also purchased the night cream which I'm in love with also. My skin has never felt so soft. My skin definitely retains more moisture as I've been using these creams. It's amazing how quickly these creams absorb into your skin and make you look more youthful and glowing. Both creams are $56.00 which is fairly priced.


Shea Moisture Leave-In Conditioner

Hi dolls,

Due to this harsh weather my hair is more fragile and frizzy than ever! Not to mention with all the coloring and straightening that I do my hair has become brittle. I recently made a trip to CVS on the look out for a leave-in conditioner that would save my hair! I love products by Shea Moisture because it's gentle on my skin and hair. So I purchased this leave-in conditioner which contains Shea Butter, Peppermint, and Keratin. Shea butter deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair, and scalp. It also contains Jamaican Black Castor Oil which is loaded with reparative omegas that promote healthy hair growth. It's sulfate free and color safe. 16 oz of product and fairly priced. It leaves my hair shiny and soft. I have noticed that my hair falls out less since I've been using this leave-in conditioner. I love it!

Naked Urban Decay Flushed

Hi beauties,

I recently ran out of bronzer...eek. :( If you guys know me you know that I love my bronzer!!! Lol So I was walking down the aisles of Sephora when I came across Urban Decay's Naked Flushed palette. Umm..yeah I'm obsessed with this palette!!! I have fair skin so I always have to be cautious to what shade of bronzer I can pull off. I love that this bronzer does not have shimmer in it because i love the natural soft glow it gives to my face. I am also crushing on the highlighter and blush that is also included. You can mix the highlighter with the blush or bronzer to give your face this beautiful and natural glow. I've never been disappointed by any of Urban Decay's products. If you constantly run to the store to purchase a blush/bronzer you might as well buy a set and it'll save you time and money. Not only is this palette gorgeous but it's made with quality. Urban Decay has 4 different palettes you can choose from. Mine is in the shades: Naked - bronzer (medium bronze satin)/ highlighter (soft pink champagne shimmer)/ blush (dusty rose w/ hint of shimmer)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Hi beauties,

Okay so I have naturally thick eyebrows, but I tend to have bald spots around the months of nov-dec. I've used different brands of eyebrow powders/gels, but none have really impressed me. I only fill in areas that need to look fuller. I recently purchased Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills and I am in love with this product!!! It has a very precise tip so you can fill in areas without getting too much product on your eyebrows. It lasts me all day without smudging or fading away. I love that it has a little brush on the other side of the pencil so you can tame your bold brows. I have really dark eyebrows so I got the shade in "granite." It blends in beautifully with my eyebrows and no one can really tell if I've applied this product to my eyebrows. I purchased my Brow Wiz at Sephora, but you can also buy this product from Nordstrom, Ulta beauty, and their website. It's definitely worth every penny. I will never go a day without this product.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara

Hi dolls,

I just purchased Dior's Addict It-Lash mascara, and I'm loving it so far. It feels like I'm not wearing mascara it's amazing. Gives your lashes volume and length without clumping your lashes and leaving your eyes irritated. I have very sensitive eyes and I have allergies so I have to switch to different mascaras all the time, but this mascara is so light on my eyes that I can wear it all day without my eyes itching. I love that this mascara dries up the minute you apply it to your lashes. Sometimes mascaras tend to have a very wet consistency which I don't like because of it smudging and getting into my eyes. I also love the brush on the mascara because it will coat every single lashes without clumping together. A must-buy for sure! xo

Shiseido 'Pureness' Deep Cleansing Foam

Hi beauties,

I recently purchased a facial cleanser which I'm obsessed with. It's by far the best facial cleanser I've ever used. You only need a pea size amount to fully cleanse your skin. I add a couple drops of water in my hand and massage the cleanser in circular motions. Afterwards I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 to fully wash my face. It leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. It smells really good too. It's a little pricey but it'll last you a good 2 months. Less is more. It contains little beads in the cleanser but won't scratch or irritate your skin. It gives a nice glow to my skin. I am starting to fall in love with this brand of skin care. Everything I've bought from Shiseido I am happy with. xo


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Body Wash

Hi beauties, so I recently purchased this body wash hoping that it would be gentle on my skin. I am so happy!!! I've finally found a body wash that doesn't irritate my skin. It contains no fragrance or coloring so my skin doesn't itch or flare up. I even use it to shave my legs. It leaves my skin so soft and it smells so sweet. It contains coconut oil which nourishes and helps firm skin with vitamins E & K, iron and fatty acids. It also contains frankincense & myrrh (anti-inflammatory properties help calm, heal, and revitalize dull looking skin.) I absolutely love this body wash, and you will too. Go get yours now! xo


Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi beauties...so I have a confession to make...I have scalp psoriasis. Sucks right?! So with that being said..I cannot use every shampoo & conditioner. My scalp starts to peel off & tends to itch. Most of the shampoos and conditioners that I've used irritate my scalp and my psoriasis gets even worse. I recently purchased this shampoo and conditioner from Cvs and surprisingly my scalp doesn't flare up. It's gentle on my scalp and smells heavenly!! I've been using it for 3 months now and my scalps feels like it can breathe. I love it! If your scalp is sensitive to shampoos and conditioners I recommend that you try this shampoo and conditioner. xo



Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

Hi beauties! We're all guilty of overly coloring and styling our luscious locks. Thank goodness their are hair masks out there that bring back life into our hair. I am completely obsessed with this hair mask which I recently purchased at CVS. I cannot believe how amazingly well this mask works on my hair. I color and style my hair often and this hair mask saves my hair. It's an all-natural intensive treatment masque that deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged, or brittle hair. Perfect for transitioning chemically treated hair to natural. It contains sea kelp, argan oil, and shea butter which deeply moistures while conditioning hair and scalp. I use this hair masque once or twice a week and leave it in my hair for a good 5 minutes. Sometimes I leave it in for 30 minutes and rinse it off with cold water and lastly apply conditioner. I love the smell of this mask. It contains 12 oz of product so it'll last you about 2 months. I personally do not apply the mask on my scalp because my scalp tends to get greasy. I mostly apply the mask from my neck down to the ends of my hair. Since I have used this masque my hair seems shinier, healthier, and stronger. My hair used to break off and was very fragile, but now it seems much stronger. Whether you color your hair or not you should use a hair mask to keep your hair strong and healthy. This mask is affordable too..I paid $9.00 using my Extracare savings card. The original price is $12.99 Keep those luscious locks lovely. xo


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lancôme 'Définicils' High Definition Mascara

Hi beauties! Recently I purchased Lancome's Definicils' High Definition Mascara, and let me tell you...I'm pretty impressed! I have naturally long lashes, but this mascara adds a lot of length and volume to my lashes (to the point where the tips of my lashes touch my eyebrows.) It's a creamy formula, but it doesn't smudge or create a big mess. It dries up quickly and doesn't flake on you. I have sensitive eyes, and allergies so every now and then I have to switch to a different mascara. This mascara is gentle on my eyes. I also love how easily it washes off. The only thing that I dislike about this mascara is that when you pull the wand out a lot of product is left on the brush so often that I have to wipe the excess product off to get a clean and nice amount of product on my lashes. Other then that this mascara is truly a great one! xo


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lush Cosmetics Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Hi beauties,

I hope you're all doing well. Who loves rough/cracked lips? Not I! I recently ordered Lush Cosmetic's Bubblegum Lip Scrub, and let me tell you...I just want to eat the whole jar. Seriously, this product smells so sweet and tastes like bubblegum. I've tried so many lip scrubs before, but I was never happy with these lip scrubs because they were too rough on my lips. This product on the other hand is very gentle on your lips. My lips feel so soft and luscious. I will never buy another lip scrub again!! This is my holy grail of lip scrubs. I love it and so will you! After I remove the lip scrub I apply Dior's Creme de Rose Plumping Lip Balm and I have smooth lips for days! 


Dior 'Crème de Rose' Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm SPF 10

Hi beauties,

This hot weather can really dry up those luscious lips of ours. Sucks right?! Well, no worries because I found an amazing product which will help bring some life back into your lips. I am completely obsessed with this product because not only does it leave my lips soft and hydrated but it plumps up my lips. Dior's Creme de Rose Smoothing Lip Balm is just scrumptiously amazing. "It is enriched with a rare and precious Damask Rose essential oil extract, an anti-aging complex, energizing vitamins A and E, and shea butter for a long-lasting regenerating and smoothing anti-wrinkle effect. It leaves the lips optimally soothed, moisturized and nourished. Soft and beautifully plump, the lips are more radiant than ever!" Seriously...it smells like a garden full of fresh and beautiful roses packed into an adorable container. It's a little bit pricey but completely worth the buy. I love the way it feels on my lips. My lips have never felt so soft and luscious. I hope you guys give this product a try. You won't regret it. xo


Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment

Hi beauties,

So I was running out of eye cream..yikes! I wasn't too happy about that. I recently bought this eye cream from Kiehl's skin care line..it's a creamy eye treatment with Avocado. We've all heard about avocado being a great natural moisturizer for our skin. I even mash it up and apply it to my skin. I love this eye treatment because it really does make your under eyes look pump and hydrated. The consistency of this eye cream is thick, but you do have to give it a couple minutes for your skin to absorb the product. I bought an 0.95 oz of this product which will last you a very long time! A little bit goes a long way. It has a nice scent to it. Definitely worth the buy! xo


Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Hi beauties,
So, recently I made a trip to Nordstrom in search of an exfoliating/hydrating facial mask. I have heard wonderful reviews about products from Kiehl's skin care line from beauty bloggers to makeup artists so I decided to buy a mask from their line. Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is amazing! The minute I applied the mask I felt this warm/tingly sensation on my skin. A little bit goes a long way. You have to apply a thin layer and let it sit on your skin for 10 mins. It hardens on your skin, but it's very easy to remove. My skin felt so soft and plump. My pores looked clean and less noticeable. This mask is great for women with normal to oily skin because it absorbs all the excess oil leaves your skin soft and glowing. It's totally worth the buy! It comes in a 5 oz container which will last you months to come! I use this mask twice a week and my skin has never looked better! People have been asking me what skin care I've been using because they say that I have that "goddess glow" to my skin. I hope you guys give this product a try! I am totally love with this mask. Link is below if you want to purchase it.  xo


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kate Somerville Exfoliate Treatment/Dermal Quench Liquid Lift

Hi dolls, so recently I ran out of my exfoliating scrub..true story. I made a trip to Nordstrom to find an exfoliating scrub that would be easy on my skin. I didn't want to purchase a scrub that would irritate my sensitive skin. I came across Kate Somerville's exfoliating treatment. I actually tried a sample of it and loved it so much that I decided to purchase it. This exfoliating scrub is very gentle on the skin. It has a grainy texture to it. I use it twice a week since my skin is oily. Afterwards my skin feels so soft it's amazing! I leave the scrub on for 2 minutes then rinse it off with cold water. (the scrub hardens on your skin but no worries)You might feel that this product causes the skin to tingle but it's perfectly normal. If your skin is extra sensitive you might want to leave it on for 1 minute. It's totally worth the buy! Hope you guys give this product a try. You can even ask for a sample if you're not too sure about it. It came with an anti-wrinkle moisturizing spray which I absolutely love! This treatment keeps my skin hydrated all throughout the day. "- DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment (2.5 oz.): an advanced treatment that utilizes HydraFill complex to boost radiance while delivering superior levels of oxygen to your skin. Use morning and night twice a day." I spray this product onto my face and then apply my shisheido lbuki moisturizer over it. These products come in a beautiful clear bag. You can purchase these products together or separately. You actually save a lot more money if you purchase the kit. xoxo


Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer

Hi dolls, so can I tell you how obsessed I am over this moisturizer that I recently purchased from Nordstorm?! It's probably the best moisturizer I've ever purchased. My skin tends to get oily around noon. This moisturizer glides on easily and absorbs very quickly into your skin. Since my skin is oily some moisturizers will make my skin look shiny instead of glowing. One pump is literally all you need for your whole face. The formula is so light I love it!! It gives my skin this beautiful glow. It's $45 at Nordstrom, and let me tell you...it's worth every penny! xoxo


Yves Saint Laurent 'Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll' Mascara

Hi beauties, so is anyone else struggling with eye allergies?! Seriously finding a mascara that's easy on the eyes is so difficult. My eyes get so itchy and irritated when I apply mascara. I recently made a trip to Nordstrom to purchase a new mascara. I decided to try out YSL's babydoll mascara, and I am very pleased with it. It's surreal that I can go out without wanting to pull my eyes out. This mascara is amazing! My lashes are naturally long so I usually purchase a mascara that gives my lashes volume. I've worn this mascara for 2 weeks now and my eyes are not itchy or irritated. I will definitely hold onto this mascara. It's a little pricey but it's well worth it especially when you have really bad allergies and you cannot go a day without wearing mascara. I hope you guys give this mascara a shot. xoxo

Laura Mercier Red Amour Lipstick

Hi dolls, I hope you're all having a fabulous day! I recently made a trip to Nordstrom because a girl can never have too much make-up right? ;) I went through all my make-up and realized that I have all shades of pink lipsticks and lipglosses and not a shade of a red lipstick in sight. Not every red lipstick matches with my skin tone. I tend to look more pale if the lipstick has orange tones to it. I decided to try out this beautiful cherry red lipstick (Red Amour) and I am in love!!! I've found the perfect shade. It's a universal shade and has blue tones to it so any woman can rock this lipstick. I paired this lipstick with a beautiful lip glaze. I also made a post about the lip glaze if you guys want to try it out. They go perfectly well together. xoxo


Laura Mercier Lip Glaze Poppy

Hi dolls, I hope you're all doing well. Recently I made a trip to Nordstrom in search of a new mascara, but I couldn't help myself from drooling over Laura Mercier's lipglosses and lipsticks. haha My skin is pretty fair so not every lipgloss or lipstick works with my skin tone. Sometimes I look even more washed out. I decided to try out Laura Mercier's lip glace (Lipgloss) in the shade Poppy. It's a beautiful cherry red lipgloss. Now the only thing I dislike about lipglosses is that they tend to feel sticky and come off very easily. This lipgloss does not feel sticky at all and it stays on for a very long time. This shade is universal so any woman can rock this lipgloss. Hope you guys give it a try! xoxo


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

Hi dolls! Can we talk about my newest obsession? Okay, so recently I stopped by ULTA Beauty to purchase a highlighter. I couldn't decide if I wanted to purchase a highlighter in powder or liquid form. I went down the Smashbox aisle and came across this beautiful highlighter wand. I asked the beauty advisor if she could apply the highlighter on my cheekbones, and the minute she applied it I had to grab one for myself. I absolutely love it! I am pretty fair so I needed a highlighter to give me a little color and glow to my face as well as brighten up my complexion. The great thing about this highlighter is that it's very slick and you can always slip it into your purse wherever you go! I bought the shade in "pearl." & although it's pricey ($32.00 to be exact), it's worth the buy!! I received so many compliments when I did my makeup and applied the highlighter to my face. Keep in mind that this highlighter is not a concealer. So please do not apply this highlighter all over your face unless you want to look like a pixy doll. I applied it on my brow bone, dapped the highlighter on my cheekbones and right above my lip. A little goes a long way. This shade is definitely for girls with a fair complexion, but they do have the shade "luminous gold" which will work perfect on anyone with a slightly darker complexion. This product is definitely one of those holygrail products that I won't stop buying. Go get yours and let me know how it works for you! xo



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wen Hair Care

Hi beauties, I'm pretty sure all of you ladies have seen the commercial on Wen Hair Care...but have you tried it yet? I was hesitant at first...but I'm totally hooked on it now. I love the fact that I only have to wash my hair twice a week and not every other day. Before I started using Wen my scalp was very dry, flaky, and itchy. I didn't know what to do with my hair. It was frizzy and just a mess. Ever since I started using Wen my hair is shiny, soft, manageable, and stronger. No more hair falling out and clogging up the bath tub. It usually takes about one to two weeks for your scalp to become nourished and balanced. At first my scalp was really oily but then my scalp thanked me 2 weeks later! haha My order came with the cleansing conditioner (which contains 30% more product) the anti-frizz styling creme, wen sixthirteen ultra nourishing cleansing treatment, replenishing treatment mist, and two travel size cleansing conditioners. Once you start washing your hair with Wen you'll realize that you do not need to wash your hair every single day. I hope you try Wen and love it just as much as I do! xo


Elizabeth Arden Radiance Blush

Hi beauties,

I hope you're all doing wonderful. Recently I splurged on this gorgeous blush by Elizabeth Arden...I usually don't spend too much money on blush, but I walked by the aisle and my eyes locked with this beautiful blush. It's a peachy pink blush with a hint of golden shimmer to it. The shade is called "Romantic Rose 06." It contains a lot of product and the packaging is so gorgeous. It's $26.00...you're worth it! It feels great to splurge on something once in a while. It adds a nice color to your complexion without making your cheeks look too pink. It comes in 10 beautiful shades that you can choose from. I am excited to try more makeup products by Elizabeth Arden. If you are looking for a blush that'll make you look like a glamorous goddess then this blush is for you. xo



Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Hi beauties! I finally got my hands on UDN3! I'm so excited! I absolutely love this palette because you can do a neutral look, or a smokey eye for the night out. It's a universal palette so whether you have a fair complexion such as myself or a darker complexion the pink tones really bring out your eyes and don't wash you out. A colleague of mine works at ULTA Beauty so she picked it up for me. I waited patiently to get my hands on it. It's definitely worth the buy, but I do have to admit that if you want more colors to work with you're better off with the Naked 2 palette. I love this palette because I usually do a neutral eye and a bold lip so it's perfect for me. Go get yours! xo


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara- Messy.

Hi beauties,

Recently I bought Clinique's high impact extreme volume mascara & it's sad to say that it's a total disappointment. This formula is too wet & too much product builds up on the brush. I literally spent 5 minutes trying to clean excess product off of the brush. I had high hopes for this product especially because it's hypoallergenic & easy on the eyes... Save your money & opt for another mascara.

Smooth Skin for days! -Golden Sugar Scrub

Hi dolls,

Happy New Year! So I've been using this body scrub by Bath & Body Works it's called "Golden Sugar Scrub Twilight Woods..." It really is a golden buy! Smells heavenly & really gives your skin this beautiful smooth feel. I've been using it for the past 4 months & I love it! I use the scrub before I shave my legs. I then shave my legs and once more apply the scrub onto my legs. That's the way to achieve smooth legs. It contains a lot of product so this body scrub will last you months. Give this body scrub a try and you'll see how amazingly soft your skin will become. Enjoy! xo