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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#FeeltheWhip with Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 25

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Olay but all opinions are my own.

If there’s one thing I have learned from this beauty journey over the past 18+ years of blogging is the importance of wearing SPF. I mean, it’s the #1 way to prevent wrinkles! And I am really loyal to putting it on in the morning. My routine is: get out of bed, use the toilet, brush my teeth, wash my hands and splash cool water on my face. Then, I apply SPF! I don’t leave the house without it on; in fact, on days when I’m not even leaving the house, I put it on as the sun still shines into windows.

So I was quite excited when I heard about Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 25 available at Target. I’ve tried their regular Whip and am a fan and now I will be adding this one to my daytime regimen.


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Monday, March 05, 2018

Refresh Your Routine with Simple

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

It seems like winter has really lasted a long time this year. Then again, it feels like that every year! To say I am really ready for spring is an understatement but I know it’s on the way because Daylight Savings is coming up on March 11th.

A new season means a new skincare routine and this one has refresh and revitalize all over it! Temps will be warming up and I want hydrated and glowing skin this season so I’m using the following to get me there and I pick them up @ #SimpleSkincareRefresh

  • Simple Water Boost Micellar Facial Gel Wash
  • Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

EpiCeram-L Lip Care

I think there is actually one product we have all tried many versions of. Can you guess what it is? Lip balm! How many do you own or have you tried over the years? I have probably used about 15 different types and each time I think I might have found “the one.”

So have I this time? Click below to find out!


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Monday, February 26, 2018

Seriously Fab Zinc It Over

Here's a product that I've just been waiting to come out! Here's the issue - you put on your moisturizer, sunscreen and then face of makeup. About 2 hours goes by. Are you reapplying sunscreen as recommended? For me, no, and I've tweeted about this issue before and how it puts me in a bind. I want to protect my skin from the sun but at the same time don't want to mess up my makeup. But now we’ve got the answer ...


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Give #WinterSkinProblems the Boot with Olay

This post is sponsored by Olay. All opinions expressed are my own.

Each winter things take a drastic change in my house. The temps have dropped so I'm living with my humidifier on blast in my winter jammies snuggled under the heating blanket when I can. In addition to central heating zapping skin of moisture, the overall cold air outside doesn't help either. I am just constantly looking to boost my skin's moisture content! So each season I evaluate my skin care routine to see what I'll be using, and this season's moisturizer is the new Olay Regenerist Whip. It's the perfect time of year to use it as it's made just lower temperatures, like now.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Put Your #BestFaceForward with Olay & Sam’s Club

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine.


How confusing is the average skin care aisle? In this case, having choices is not so great. So how do you make a decision on what product/s to try for your skin? TV advertising? Magazines? Blogs? You want to look your best for the selfies and group pics that are inevitable since we all have cameras on our phones these days, right? Taking care of your skin is uber important in 2018!


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Sara Happ The Lip Scrub

I admit it, I thought it was crazy when I saw that a company had built their brand on just lip scrub. I mean, lip scrub. Really? It wasn’t until I tried them recently that I now get it. Enter that crazy brand that took a chance, SARA HAPP.

So what’s inside these cute boxes with the bows with the title The Lip Scrub? Each has a base of sucrose (sugar), petrolatum, grape seen oil, jojoba oil, rice brand extract, rosemary and sunflower extracts, and then a dash of whatever scent/flavor the scrub is.

After using a fingertip amount of this, my lips don’t feel as dry as they usually do this time of year. And since I like to wear liquid lipsticks almost every day, this is kind of a necessity in keeping my pucker perfect.

Choose from scents like Sparkling Peach, Pink Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, limited edition Caramel Latte, and Vanilla Bean shown here.


$22 @,

As a box collector, I can appreciate the quality of the box these scrubs come in but I haven’t found anything to use it for yet.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Paula's Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil

When it comes to cleansing my face, I love a cleansing oil and with the temps on the cold side of the spectrum, altering my skin’s pH too much is not what I want to do. Enter PAULA’S CHOICE Perfect Cleansing Oil ($25/4oz @,,

It’s made up of five plant oils, which are effective at removing makeup and dirt while keeping the skin’s moisture balance – sunflower, coconut, meadowfoam, jojoba and grape seed are individually great for the skin but combined together, they work wonders. No need for tugging or rubbing to remove makeup though it might not be the best for taking off waterproof mascara. But for everything else, I give this a thumbs up. And the price is so right!

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Pic by @nycfrog1408

Sunday, November 19, 2017

REN's Perfect Canvas is More Than a Makeup Primer

My job here on this site is to tell you if something works and usually compare it to products I’ve tried in the same category but wow, that’s kind of hard with this next one. It’s REN Perfect Canvas ($55/1.02oz @,, and there’s nothing to compare it to!

When I first looked at this one, the ‘Perfect Canvas” name meant to me, ok, it’s a face primer, but it’s much more than that. They call this one a finishing serum and with a name like that I would assume that it goes on after makeup but I would be wrong in that assumption too! It’s made to go over your moisturizer and before foundation and supposed to matte down the skin that the moisturizer can impart.


Here are some facts about it: The consistency is more like a serum than a primer, it’s silicone-free (instead it contains a faux silicone called Agave Tequilana), it’s a clear liquid, contains hyaluronic acid, Probiotic Extracts (for epidermal growth), and Glucans (keep the skin in balance), to name a few standouts.


I actually like the consistency of this one as it feels really slick like a typical primer with silicones but instead of slip, this one provides grip for the makeup, so it will make your makeup last a tad longer than your traditional primer.

This one seems a little pricey but I got full coverage from about 3 drops so it should last you a while and it does have some skin care benefits, so maybe that will help you balance out the cost.

Is this one you are interested in trying?


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Hello Sand&Sky!


When was the last time you came across a brand with only one product? In this case, the one product claims to have sold over 50,000 units in the first eight weeks of debuting. The brand is SAND&SKY and this is their Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask ($49/2.1oz @

The main ingredient with this mask? Pink clay. Beneficial for mostly those with dry or sensitive skin types, it is also helpful with inflammation from acne, which has been me lately. It’s rich in silica and will tighten pores and boost overall radiance, what is what I was looking for.


When this dries down in a matter of minutes, my pores seem to come through like the sand at the beach after a wave goes by. I look like an old lady but the results are worth it. I try out a lot of different products and feel like this one brings my skin back to basics. 

I’ve used this mask a few times now and like how smooth it makes my skin feel (I also put masks on my neck). I just wish a little went a longer way as I’m almost out now! The price is kind of steep for the amount but quality isn’t cheap, right?

This does come with its own cute brush to apply the mask, which is a very nice touch.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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