Monday, April 08, 2019

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer & Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer

just added five new shades of their Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer ($28/1oz @,,, Since temps are warming up, perhaps a heavy foundation is not in your wheel-well. The formula contains a broad-spectrum SPF 30 and is whipped like a mousse. It meets all the basic requirements for a tinted moisturizer like building up to a medium coverage, so if you’re in the market, this would be a good one to consider, especially if you have sensitive skin as all their products are formulated for it.


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Sunday, March 31, 2019

UZ Eye Opening Liner

This product had quite an interesting launch! Their Unframe the Beauty campaign was launched inside manila envelopes with Confidential written on the outside and given out to peeps attending NYFW this past February. Inside was a liner and a way to vote KEEP or DROP the liner. With some experience under the Flowfushi name in Japan, a successful launch in that region gave them hope for this side of the world.

I was contacted via email and sent a sample of the black and posted some Instagram Stories about it, though I admit, I was kind of confused by the campaign and the voting on it. .

What It Is – UZ Eye Opening Liner ($16 @ And there’s a lot of thought behind every aspect of these 13 available colors.

UZ-Keep Or Drop campaign


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sexy Hair with #SuaveGoldStandard

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Since everything is coming up roses right now, I wanted to share an easy hair tutorial using Suave Professional Shampoo Rose Oil Infusion & Conditioner Rose Oil Infusion.

My hair is pretty dull and flat this time of year, so I’m always looking to use products that will give it more volume and make it look healthy. The Suave Professional Shampoo Rose Oil Infusion uses real rose oil extract to make my strands soft to the touch and super shiny. I always try to use products that contain quality ingredients, so the rose oil in the Shampoo and the Conditioner is perfect to prep my hair for a wonderfully lightweight style And using the two products together are a nose-delight with the scent of roses that lasts long after I’ve turned off the shower water. Since spring is right around the corner, don’t you want to run out and pick these up for yourself? 


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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink


I was pretty fascinated with these when they came out and since these INNISFREE Vivid Cotton Ink ($12 @ are also from Korea, I was not too surprised when they kinda acted the same.

What It Is: Intense like ink, comfy like cotton! Matte yet moist liquid lip glides on easy, creating a velvety finish. Leaves behind a lasting tint in 13 vivid shades. Formulated with botanical oils that keep lips feeling moist, including: cotton seed, camellia, mango seed and avocado.



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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cannabis in Beauty

When I first started seeing CBD products and now hemp and cannabis, I thought it would just be a blip on the trend o’ meter but it’s really lasted longer than a blip. With more and more states legalizing it, it’s becoming more than a trend. And with products coming out with it inside and major beauty retailers like Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Barneys and ULTA getting on board, I’m interested. I mean, I don’t think the ingredient is a stranger in beauty but it’s literally exploded in the last year.

And it’s not just in a few things, it’s in edibles like gummies, tinctures (oil you take sublingually), makeup and of course skin care, the latter of which I’m most interested in.


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Friday, March 15, 2019

#LongLastingHealing with Vaseline

Even though I don’t think the West Coast had it that bad this winter, I’m sure welcoming the spring season into my life a big way! With the recent springing forward of the clocks, I’ve been giving a bit of thought to the skin that’s been hiding under clothes for the past 5 months and the condition it’s in. I admit it; I slacked a little this past season and I certainly know better, as taking care of skin should be a year-round practice. Needless-to-say, just as I thought, my skin is not in the best shape so time to get it there!

Moisture is so important when it comes to healing the skin deep into the dermis and I’m doing it with Vaseline® Clinical Care™ lotions available at Walgreens. This collection of three lotions are clinically proven to moisturize deeply into the skin with the first application and keep it healed for up to 3 weeks. They contain a Barrier Repair Complex™, which helps take very dry skin to very healed and moisturized skin in just 5 days. And each lotion is available in unscented, which is suitable for those with sensitive skin.


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Monday, March 11, 2019

JILL STUART Jelly Eye Color

Now this is a differently textured shadow! It’s wet. It’s jiggly. It’s Jelly. It’s JILL STUART Jelly Eye Color ($20 @ and is part of the K-Beauty storming out shores right now.

What It IsA fresh, lightweight and soft gel eye shadow that glides seamlessly on to the eyelids for the perfect wash of color. These single-color shadows  create a wet/glossy look with a long-lasting shimmer. The innovative formula locks in the pearlized finish while also moisturizing and hydrating eyelids to prevent creasing.


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Wednesday, March 06, 2019

MoxieLash Magnetic Lashes Round 2!

For me, it’s rare that I try a beauty product, report on it, maybe find some things that are not-so-great and have see the brand actually make improvements on it. And this is just the case when it came to MOXIELASH. I recently wrote this post after I bought and tried a pair out and while I like to think I was the sole catalyst to the changes, haha, I’m sure glad they seemed to have made the changes.

They actually liked my post on Instagram and DM’d me to see if they could send me some improvements they had made to the lash system. Oh course I said yes! And two weeks ago, a package arrived with the following:

  • Three different styles of lashes – Classy Lash, Sassy Lash, Flashy Lash
  • Liquid Magnetic Eyeliner
  • Cream Magnetic Liner
  • Pointed makeup brush

I’ve had a few weeks to try out each one and here are my thoughts.

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Monday, March 04, 2019

#TakeANewLook19 @ Albertsons & Unilever

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Even though I live in Los Angeles, every year I look forward to spring. I think it’s just been ingrained in me since I grew up in the blizzards, rain, and snow of the east coast city of Boston. I know the rest of the nation is having some really extreme temps but spring is right around the corner and I’m currently getting the house ready for the season. My SO says I’m pretty good at moving our family from one season to the next.

Besides going through the shoe and clothing closets to get rid of things we don’t wear anymore, I also like to clean out the beauty closet to get us into new regimens for the season, and what better way than with a new batch of products from Albertsons! I’m there every week picking up my family’s food for the week, so I always make sure to pop into the beauty aisle to see the latest products coming out.

Here are some tips on how I decide on what stays and what goes:


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

You gotta love the rise of the cleansing balm in the world of beauty. I’m pretty sure it started with this one back in 2014 (I first saw them at a trade show) and now, so many lines have them, and I’m delighted by that fact! The latest I’ve tried is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm ($64/3.7oz @ It contains extracts of English Rose Oleo, the key ingredient. Their oleo is made of 17 different varieties of English roses. Why so many types and why rose? Rose is a big ingredient in skincare not only because of its antibacterial and astringent properties but also for the way it calms skin and help with redness and acne.


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