The Clay Mask And Why It’s a Classic

My oily/acne-prone skin just loves a good clay mask.  Here’s a tip: In the summer months when the skin gets extra oily, you can use your favorite clay mask as a cleanser. GLAMGLOW capitalized on this by creating a spin off of their favorite masks and created these cleansers.  I have had them on my wish… Continue reading The Clay Mask And Why It’s a Classic

August “Try Outs”

Welcome to a new monthly feature post! “Try Outs” showcases products that I’m currently sampling.  I’m always trying lots of new products, as I showed in my last sample post.  Whatever their impact might be, good or bad, I keep a little mental review in my mind if it’s something I want to come back… Continue reading August “Try Outs”

All About Samples And How to Get Them

Who doesn’t love a good bunch of samples? I have become a sample hoarder.  I have enough that I can actually box them up into three different categories: cleansers moisturizers/eye creams masks From the various monthly beauty boxes I was subscribed to, to my many Sephora orders and purchasing some on Poshmark and eBay I… Continue reading All About Samples And How to Get Them

The One Week Topcoat You Should Own

Long before Shellac or gel manicures existed I had weekly clients and a secret for making a manicure last for one week with no chipping.  Part of that secret was the Hoof Lacquer Protein Treatment, the other is the application style.  Always make sure with the polish itself and with the topcoat to go over the… Continue reading The One Week Topcoat You Should Own

The Many Joys of Monthly Box Subscriptions

It all started with Birchbox.  It was affordable, which was the number one influence in trying it out.  Every month when it would arrive I would get so excited to get it opened  and see what was inside.  I was very rarely disappointed.  That’s when I thought, what’s even better than this? Having more boxes… Continue reading The Many Joys of Monthly Box Subscriptions

Rice Powder Cleansers And Why You’ll Love Them

Anything that’s held up over decades is always going to produce results.  It sounds obvious, but most times we become desensitized to certain ingredients after seeing them on everything from hand sanitizer to facial wipes.  Some of the most common: lavender witch hazel calendula rosewater shea

Trying Retinol For The First Time

I am not usually inclined to buying skincare products found at your local CVS or Target, but that doesn’t mean there are not brands out there that are worth making exceptions for.  I decided to dip my toes in the RoC pond.  I have seen many magazine articles lauding one product of theirs in particular,… Continue reading Trying Retinol For The First Time

Why AHA’s

What are they? What do they do? Why do I need them? All great questions with easy answers.  AHA’s or Alpha Hydroxy Acids are natural acids that are derived from food and plants.  They sound like something a chemist created in a lab, but some are actually found in things we can eat.  Here are… Continue reading Why AHA’s

Mario Badescu Did What!?

THIS is the affordable skincare line you should be using.  Forget the Aveeno, Oil of Olay, Neutrogena and other over the counter skincare lines, go right to Mario Badescu Skin Care.  I will gladly spend hundreds of dollars on one skincare product, that’s just me, but most either don’t want to or can’t.  Everyone has their… Continue reading Mario Badescu Did What!?

Spring Skincare and Beauty

After spending so much time focusing on hydrating the skin after a long winter, now it’s time to nourish.  I switched out my usual toner for one without the glycolic acid.  I love it for chemically exfoliating my skin, but I prefer to do that in the winter when my face is less exposed to… Continue reading Spring Skincare and Beauty