Sunday, March 27, 2016

MINI MAC HAUL #3

For months I've been looking for a foundation brush after my Bare Minerals brush fell apart on me.  I checked out Sigma, Marc Jacobs and many others.  During a break at work I happen to run across a review of a M.A.C. Cosmetics brush, and I knew I had to go into a store to check it out.  But who can walk into a M.A.C. store and only buy one thing??!! I think I did pretty well with walking out with just four products.  Good thing for my readers though. . .so let's get into this mini haul.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

SKINCARE TRYOUTS

My skincare routine has become very minimal.  My skin is usually very oily and acne prone.  Lately, my skin has been quite normal and I can count how many pimples I've had over the last two months on one hand, with a finger or two to spare.  The majority of my skincare items are natural and a few are completely vegan.

I feel it is important to mention that I drink loads of water, take a daily multivitamin, and have been taking hormone supplements.  However, I really noticed the difference when I stopped using products that included salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.  I traded these acidic products in for natural products, oils and vitamins.  Now that I feel my skin is more balanced, I decided to try a few more things to make my skin more radiant and nourished.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

SWEETLIPS | BUBBLE GUM LIP SCRUB & AGAVE LIP MASK

It has always been a struggle to keep my dry, chapped lips smooth and soft.  Believe me when I say I have tried it all and my lips always end up looking like an alligator's back within a few hours or days.  Recently, I was in Sephora helping my daughter pick out her first bottle of liquid foundation,  and one of my favorite beauty associates suggested a lip mask. Naturally I was hesitant, so I settled on trying a sample before deciding to commit to a full size ($26).  As with everything beauty, I went home to start investigating and experimenting how it could work the best for me.

Bite Beauty prides itself on producing products that are natural, nourishing and restorative.  Bite feels that lip products should do more for lips than just color them.  And they don't disappoint.  With ingredients like jojoba oil, agave nectar, and resveratrol (an antioxidant produced by plants when they are fighting bacteria) it seems my lips had no choice but surrender.  I tried out the Agave Lip Mask in the color Champagne, which has slight pink tint with a little sparkle.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

SUNDAY BEAUTY | LUSH COSMETICS HAUL #1

Sunday is my day to relax, unwind and prepare myself for another week of working 40 to 50 hours.  It is also my beauty day which I feel keeps me from looking as though I spend my entire life working.  My Sunday ritual consists primarily of LUSH beauty products.  I'm so excited to tell all about the new, as well as the staple products, that I recently purchased that I feel as though I can't live without.  I do use other products, as you can see in previous posts, but this post is all about LUSH.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

EASY SKANKING | NO FUSS PRODUCTS WHEN I GOTTA MOVE

For the last four weeks I've been constantly on the move.  When I tried to keep up with my normal skincare and makeup routine, I ended up arriving late to places I needed to be or completely dissatisfied with my overall look.  I quickly decided to take Bob Marley's advice.  My skincare regimen still consists of many products, but those products are simple and more natural.  My hair regimen has went from a long, drawn out process to a simple 4-5 step process only twice a week.  And my no makeup, makeup has turned to barely there.