Tag: moisturizer

Let Your Skin Take a Deep Breath with Philosophy

Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Oil Free Gel Cream & Oxygenating Eye Gel Cream

When the sun is beaming and causing a sweat, the best thing you can do is take a drink of water and a deep breath. That’s exactly the approach Philosophy took with the new Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Gel Cream and Eye Gel Cream. They’re like a breath of fresh air and splash of water for your skin. The Take a Deep Breath line is suitable for all skin types but it works especially well for environmentally stressed dehydrated skin. You’re probably thinking, “Environmentally stressed? What does that mean?”

The sun isn’t your skin’s only enemy when you step outside. Environmental factors like pollution, free radicals and even wind can cause signs of early aging, clogged pores and even dry skin. Who knew outside could be such a nasty place? Apparently Philosophy! The Take a Deep Breath skincare line is exactly what you need to add to your routine to moisturize, protect and replenish your skin.


Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist Review

Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist

Having thick hair is both a blessing and a curse. It’s nice to have lots of volume and body but it’s a lot of maintenance. My thick hair usually requires regular protein treatments and a lot of moisture to keep it healthy, shiny and frizz free. Keeping my hair moisturized has always been a struggle for me because my hair is so thick and dry that it soaks up everything like a sponge and begs for more. It seemed that I can never quite keep my thirsty hair hydrated long enough until I came across the Jane Carter Solution Restore Moisture Mist on clearance at Ulta. This stuff has changed my life!


My Secret Weapons for Brighter, More Even Skin

Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

Fighting those dreadful signs of aging is definitely high up on the skincare priority list but achieving a brighter, more even complexion is certainly right behind it! The only thing more annoying than dealing with fine lines, dullness and wrinkles is an uneven complexion marked with dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation (or dark spots) are common under the eyes, around the mouth and forehead for many people–myself included. For years, I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that dark spots were just a way of life because I had no idea that there was a way to diminish them. Boy was I wrong!

Through the years, I’ve been learning a ton more about skincare and I was shocked to learn how a simple tweak in your routine could transform the appearance and texture of skin. Even when it comes to dark spots. Hyper-pigmentation isn’t a skincare struggle we’re faced to deal with. It’s actually easy to treat and correct with the right products and lots of persistence. Less than a year ago, I introduced 3 new products to my skincare routine just to see what they were all about. After a few weeks of consistently using them I started realize a difference in the appearance of my skin. Not only was my complexion visibly brighter and more radiant but my dark spots were also beginning to fade leaving my skin looking more even and healthy. It would be totally selfish of me not to share my skincare secrets with you so I’m going to walk you through exactly how I achieved a brighter, more even complexion using my 3 secret weapons.


Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer Review

Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer

I’m always down to save a few bucks when it comes to makeup because some drugstore brands perform just as well as higher end ones depending on the product. But things are a little different for me when it comes to skincare. I usually prefer to spend a few extra bucks to make sure I’m getting quality ingredients that won’t irritate my sensitive skin. These days, however, drugstore brands have really been stepping it up in the skincare department offering some great quality products with some rather impressive skin-loving ingredients.


Éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner Review

Eprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner

Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like to do much to my hair on a regular basis. Which is why I’m almost always in a bun because it’s simple, quick and doesn’t take much effort at all. Just a little water, oil and leave-in conditioner. That’s it. For months, I’ve been using Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner with great results but I received the new Éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner in my gratis bag from Ulta and was curious to see how it would work for my thick, dry relaxed hair.

The Éprouvage haircare line is a new addition to Ulta that’s designed to help fight aging hair and hair loss using progressive plant technology. The line is color safe and free of sulfates, parabens and gluten so it’s great for women of all walks of life and all hair types. Including my thick, dry relaxed strands. At first, I was a little skeptical to try the Éprouvage Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner because I don’t have problems with aging hair or hair loss just yet. However, I was pleasantly surprised once I started using it because I noticed that the Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner works wonders for cutting down on shedding and breakage–which is a huge problem for relaxed hair. Relaxers weaken the hair shaft and causes hair to feel dry and brittle so I’m always on the hunt for a solid leave-in conditioner that help keep my strands moisturized and healthy. Surprisingly, I think Éprouvage has nailed it!


Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Review

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture

Sick of dry skin? Tired of struggling with dark spots and hyper pigmentation? Then you need to check out the Murad Essential-C line! Ever since I’ve won the Essential-C Environmental Shield Healthy Skin Regimen in a giveaway my skin has never looked better. Slowly but surely, I’ve eased product after product into my routine and they’ve become some of my go to skincare products for a healthy glowing complexion.


My Current Daily Skincare Routine

Morning Skincare Routine: Murad Essential-C Cleanser, Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner, Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream

Makeup will always be my first love but as I get older I’m starting to become more and more intrigued by skincare. A beat face is only as good as the canvas and lately I’ve been determined to make my face the best canvas ever. I’ve always had pretty clear skin but after working for Bobbi Brown I learned quite a lot about how to properly care for my skin and keep it healthy and clear.

As a result, I’ve beefed up my skincare routine quite a bit and if you follow me on Snapchat then you know it’s been working like a charm! So I figured I’d be a good beauty blogger and share the wealth by giving you a rundown on how I’ve been keeping my skin in tip top shape since I’ve last checked in.


New Hair Goodies!

Hair Haul: Miss Jessie's Curly Buttercreme, Shea Moisture African Black Soap Dandruff Control Shampoo, Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner, Olive Miracle Maximum Strengthening Moisturizer Lotion, African Royal Hot Six Oil

Finding old gift cards when you clean out your wallet is such a great feeling. It’s like a reward for your hard work plus a special excuse to go shopping. I could always use that. Last week, I discovered some Sally Beauty gift cards so I decided to pick up a few new goodies to help me on my hair journey.