Tag Archives: Skin

Sephora Play! October 2016

21 Oct

I love when the beauty boxes come back to back like that.  It’s like make-up Christmas for me!


Look at that huge size for the Christophe Robin masque!

I got this last night, and today I wore that Smashbox lip product.  I’m in love .

This is my 3rd or 4th month of Play!, and I love it.  It’s $10.00 a month PLUS tax, so it ends up being about $10.66 or something for my area.

Bonus – you earn 10 Sephora points for each month when you sign up for the subscription.

I can’t wait to use all these and review them!

Are you a Play! fan?

Thanks for reading!



Review-POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

28 May

POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a daily moisturizer formulated with Formulated with AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and collagen,  to help reduce wrinkles with regular use.  POND’S claims results to be visible in 2 weeks.  You can buy it for under $10.00 at a drug store in the US.


Does it work?

Yes, but NOT in 2 weeks as the company claims.  I picked this up and set it down for months before I committed to using it twice a day for over a month.  That’s when I finally noticed that I was seeing some slight results.

So what did I see?

I saw a small improvement in my skin.

More moisturized and smoother.  Smoother around my eyes. Better skin tone.

How long did it actually take to see results?

Over a month.  So, easily double the time the company claims.  Probably closer to 6-8 weeks.

Additional thoughts

I think this works very well as a daily moisturizer.   I didn’t feel like I needed additional products even during February and March.  I don’t think it would work really well if you have deep wrinkles.  It does help with uneven skin tone, but if you are dealing with serious discoloration, this may not be enough.

On the plus side, if you have sensitive skin or your skin doesn’t tolerate high levels of  AHA’s, this may be the product for you.

Would I repurchase?

Maybe, to use as a moisturizer.  But I wouldn’t purchase it to fix any aging issues.

Have you Lovelies tried any drugstore anti-aging products? Have you tried POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream?  What are your thoughts?



Korean Skincare – Sample Stash

26 Feb

Dig on this


What you see here is a sample of Korean BB creams! SO MANY KINDS.

The site Cosmetic Love – a Korean Beauty Shop sells and delivers to the American market.For $6.38 USD you can order a sample pack of 12 BB and CC creams.  I received mine in about 3 weeks from order.

I am slowly making my way through the stash.  Just finished my second sample.  I am able to get 2-3 uses out of each packet.

So far, love them!!!


What I’m into – Suave Moroccan Infusion Lotion

21 Jan

I saw tweets about  Suave Moroccan Infusion Lotion and was intrigued.  The blogger who tried it, fell in love.  As a result, I needed it.

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My Review – This smells AMAZING.  I can’t put my finger on the scent, but it smells what I imagine an Arabian Princess from a fairy tale smells like.


It moisturizes very well and makes you skin very soft.

The consistency is a bit more runny/watery than the Vaseline lotion I recently gushed over.  However, this doesn’t impact it’s skin loving effects.

Repurchase?  HECK YES.

My skin loves this.


Glamour Beauty – 16 Amazing Oils for Skin

20 Jan


Sale Alert- 100% Pure Vitamin C Serum half off!

15 Jan




Testing out Silk Pillow Cases For SCIENCE!

14 Jan

Anna is the best – she bought me a silk pillow case for xmas!  This sounds like some kind of ‘lovers gift’ but it’s for beauty!  (of course)

We are both growing out our hair and in doing so are remembering how much long hair tangles, especially if you roll around in your sleep like a complete psycho.

In our research, we stumbled upon a remedy for this (AND WRINKLES) – Silk Pillow cases!


Does’t this bitch look cozy?!  SILK PILLOW CASE!

So here is the ‘science’ behind it.

First off – you know how sometimes you wake up with ‘sleep lines’ on your face or arms.  Well that is from the material you are sleeping on being mooshed against your skin.  This means that fabric is pulling at the skin – and hair – creating lines.   As you get older your skin gets thinner and more fragile and these sleep lines can be damaging.  So unless you sleep on your back, you are creating lines.  100% silk doesn’t pull at your skin.  It glides against your skin, thus no sleep lines.

Most of us sleep on cotton pillow cases.  Cotton is very absorbent which is great in theory unless it’s absorbing off your really expensive night creams.  Silk still absorbs, but much less so.  This means face cream stays on your face not your pillow.

Here is the one I have – very affordable and 100% silk and it’s black!  My hair stains everything!

Here has been my experience thus far:  

Hair – Less frizzy in the morning, less tangles and looks cleaner.  I can’t explain this cleaner looking thing.  It could be coincidence.

Skin- In the morning my skin feels softer and more moisturized than normal.  Totally necessary as it has been so dry in my apartment.

Other –  My live-in boyfriend likes to keep our apartment rainforest hot.  At night I end up waking up from being too warm.  I have noticed that the silk pillow case has helped with this as it never really gets a hot as a normal pillow case.  Also, my 18 lb cat that shares a pillow with me isn’t leaving his furr all over the pillow.  SUCCESS.  Oddly, his fur feels softer today.  Hmmm.  #catlady


Review – Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash

16 Dec

I received a sample of this from Clearasil a while back, and liked it so much I bought a full size bottle.


As you can see, I have put a good dent in it with regular use.

I personally really like drugstore cleansers.  I don’t think you need to spend major bucks on a cleanser, I think  better investments are creams and treatments.

Kassi’s and I could not have the most different skin.  This probably works well for the blog though 🙂  You lovelies get to read the woes of two very different girls.

My skin issues are that: 1) it’s crazy combination  – really oily on my forehead and really dry on cheeks and nose.  So dry it peels.  So I  exfoliate a lot. 2) I get blackheads and clogged pores really easily.  Dirt just likes me, yo.

So I look for cleansers that get rid of the gunk on a deeper level, especially on my nose.

Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash has been really good to my skin.  I was afraid it would be overly drying as the weather gets colder, but that is not the case. My skin still feels comfortable after a cleansing.  It also helps with keeping my nose free of blackheads.  I LIKE THIS A LOT.

I don’t repurchase cleansers super often because I am always searching for something new and/or better.   However, this may be the exception.  I am happy that it is still working for me through 2 different Seasons.   Normally, I can’t use the same product in summer that I do in winter.

HG?  Maybe!


Have you tried Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash?

Product I Can’t Live Without in Winter…but wish I could.

12 Dec

Chicago is freaking FREEZING right now.  Which means everyone’s heat is set to “Tropical” and means my poor skin is super dry.

Like as in, so dry that I’m super itchy and am scratching myself raw while sleeping.  No lotion I own is helping and its been over a week.  So this means it’s that time of the year that I make my trip to the LUSH store.  Woe is me.  😛

The only thing that has ever helped me survive Winter is Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.  It smells amazing (like roses) and it seriously makes my skin feel amazing and stops all the itching.  The problem – it’s $33 a 7.9oz Tub.  [LUSH has free shipping on everything until the end of the day, so act fast.]


Here is the story:  LUSH product inventor Rowena made this decadent, rose-scented shower ‘lotion’. She noticed how much she liked the sultry soft feeling hair conditioner gives her hair, so she thought how nice it would be if she could have the same feeling for the body too. With scoops of cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals, this is the most luxurious body softener that ever was (if we don’t say so ourselves!). After washing up, slather yourself all over with this new invention. Rinse, pat dry and revel in supremely soft, rose-scented skin.

An amazing way to use this product is to slather yourself with it before you take a bath and just soak away while it repairs your skin.

You can also use it to shave with…if you are rich.

What are your go-to Winter products?

Contour Guide

15 Nov