Sheet masks are a pretty new thing to the western beauty world. Originated in Korean skin care, sheet masks are used because they pack such a potent punch of helpful skin care ingredients suspended in the serum-soaked sheet. I picked up this $6 Sephora Collection Honey Sheet Mask with travel plans in mind – I knew I was flying back to the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia for Christmas and the words, “nourishing” and “balancing” were exactly what I wanted for my face during travel time.
Facial toner is something that people either think essential or a waste of time. I’m of those who say they are essential. I’ve used some form of toner – whether it be straight rubbing alcohol in my young teen years (ouch), Sea Breeze, Clean and Clear, Proactiv, Mario Badescu Rose Water, Witch Hazel, Bioderma, you-name-it – since I was probably 12 or 13 years old. We’re pushing 15 years of toner use here. I have some experience. That’s the biggest reason why I was excited to write this Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water review.
To me, toner creates a balance and a fresh canvas for your moisturizer (which we all should be using daily). I find they remove that last bit of makeup left behind and can rebalance overly dry or oily skin. Also, if you’re using a good toner, you’re leaving good ingredients on your skin – so choose your toner wisely!
2014 was quite a year for me! I got married, finished my Master of Business Administration, moved across the country and started a new job. Identifying my favorite beauty products of the year was easy, simply because I
have restraint problems swiping my credit card at every store that carries cosmetics did my own makeup for my wedding and made sure I used the best products possible for my desired look. Because of that experience, my 2014 beauty favorites truly include some high performers I’m excited to share!
So the holidays are over and you have some gift cards burning a hole in your purse while fervently reviewing the plethora of options on Sephora.com and getting advice from your favorite YouTubers… or maybe that’s just me. Here’s my Sephora gift card ideas for what I plan to purchase and why. Let me know what your wish list items are in the comments!
If someone told me two years ago that I’d be raving about a moisturizing face mask, I’d probably punch them square in the face. I’ve always struggled with oily/breakout prone/sensitive/highly reactive skin. As I have learned, much of my struggles with my skin is solved by simply keeping it hydrated and my skin care very simple. I find I break out less and my hyperpigmentation even seems to lessen just by having moisture in my skin. Plus, it definitely makes applying makeup way more fun! Let’s check out what makes this product a must-try in my GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Review…
Glitter, sparkles, gold and silver nail polish and shimmery eyeshadow with a bold lip just scream HOLIDAY FESTIVE to me. It’s the perfect excuse to rock a red lip this time of the year, but if the idea of constant touch ups and spending $30+ on a lipstick/lip liner combo make you Grinchified, don’t you worry. I’ll take you step by step to create a wearable and memorable lip look with my favorite red lip from the drugstore…
Certain times of the year, there seems to be an onslaught of new, hyped up mascaras at the drugstores to the department stores. How am I supposed to make decisions like this!? Too many options. Due to all of my personal holiday shopping, I managed to collect sample tubes of three of the most-talked-about department store/higher end mascaras to make your decision a bit easier. Although I tend to lean more towards drugstore mascara, once it awhile it’s nice to feel fahn-cy. In this Tarte, Lancome, Dior mascara comparison.
There’s just something about December and the holidays that makes me justify purchasing too many presents for
myself everyone. This month, I have some serious love for my December 2014 makeup favorites and I hope you check them out and enjoy, as well.