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! Advertisements

‘Tis the Season…Blah Blah Blah

When I started this blog, I said that I would be honest. So here goes. Christmas Time is here… (pretend like you hear the song playing over this sentence). Christmas time is here, and while everyone is fa-la-laing around, I’m just feeling all grinch-y. By the way, I’ve been known to make up words. I don’t know, maybe it’s anxiety about where I’m going with this blogging thing, maybe it’s hormones, maybe it’s climate change or more like Climate personality disorder. It’s 50 one day, 20 the next, ice in the morning, sun bathing by noon. It all just makes…

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 had no problems with oil breaking through. This pressed powder…

Monday Confessions Blogmas Day 5

So far, I have learned doing this daily blogging thing that you really have to be on your toes. One event or procrastination moment and you are behind one whole day. The Christmas party event that I wrote about on myl ast post was all I needed to slow down my momentum and end up skipping day 4. Actually it hasn’t been skipped, it has just been combined with today. So clearly all is not lost. But this process has been eye opening, especially since I’m daily vlogging too. Man, the pressure that we put on ourselves to achieve greatnesss!!!…

Christmas Party Get Ready With Me Blogmas Day 3

Last night we had the good fortune to attend my hubby’s company Christmas Party, which is always a really nice event. I wanted to look especially fetching. Fetching, such a cool word. It is a shame people don’t use it anymore. I decided that I wanted to make sure my skin was exfoliated, glowy and moisturized  so my morning skincare routine consisted of products that my skin loves. May Lindstrom The Honey Mud Indie Lee CoQ10 Lotion Chanel Le Weekend Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme Yeaux Josie Maran Argan Oil Daily Moisturizer SPF 47     I colored away the…

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 finds those hairs that I can’t see and leaves me…

Belif True Aqua Bomb Review

My Thoughts This product changed my view of moisturizers. I have become a fan of gel creams. I am definitely a combo girl. I’m a little bit oily, a little bit dry, a little bit country, a little bit rap. This type of moisturizer is perfect for all of that. I have been using the Aqua Bomb for about two months. First, a sample, then a whole full sized jar, and then a repurchase. My daughter also likes this. How I Use It I find it ideal to use after exfoliation treatments, in the evening or both evening and daytime…