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Giovanni Purifying Facial Cleanser


I have been doing this fun thing where when I travel for a night I leave my face wash at home. I may have a billion kinds but I somehow don’t pack any. On a recent beach trip I realized I once again forgot my face wash and headed to the little market to grab something. I stumbled upon this Giovanni D:Tox System charcoal face wash and decided to give it a try.



With the weather switching between pouring rain and sun and the humidity my face felt icky. The face was is a dark grey which looks a bit scary but after the first wash I was sold.  I loved how smooth and clean my face felt and yet not dry. Since stumbling upon this face wash it has been my daily go to and its a really great facial cleanser. Gentle enough to not aggravate my sensitive skin but strong enough to get my pores and skin really clean. I have noticed my face is clearer with less white heads and spots popping up and the overall tone is better. The patchy under tone has cleared up and my skin looks much healthier, and smoother.

I guess sometimes its not a bad thing to leave your cleanser behind!

Removes makeup, including eye makeup, leaving skin refreshed and hydrated, pH balanced
Out with the bad: volcanic ash and activated charcoal work to extract impurities, rejuvenating skin, removing makeup and its traces without drying skin

In with the good: Includes hand-harvested super-antioxidants of acai and goji berry to help recharge and rejuvenate facial cells



You can find the Giovanni Purifying Facial Cleanser at your local drugstore or mass retailer or online at

Get the Look: Amy Adams at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party



THE LOOK: Braided side part and loose waves

THE INSPIRATION: Laini was inspired by Amy’s gorgeous and sexy Versace gown


· Step 1: Start with wet hair and create a severe side part with a thin comb

· Step 2: Protect the hair! Apply ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray from roots to ends

· Step 3: Next, work ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray from roots to ends to create a natural, brushable hold

· Step 4: Take a thin section of hair from the shorter side of the part, divide the section in three, and begin to braid. As you continue to braid, add small sections of hair into the braid

· Step 5: Secure the braid at the nape of the neck with a small bobby pin

· Step 6: Blow dry the hair. Then, begin wrapping small sections of hair around a 2” curling iron barrel

· Step 7: Loosen the curls with a flat brush

· Step 8: Spray ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray to secure the look

PRODUCTS USED: ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care – a line of vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free haircare products. Please let me know if you’d like to receive samples of any of the products used for this look!

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray, $22

WHERE TO BUY:, ULTA, Ricky’s, and professional salons

LAVANILA Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub

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Time to indulge yourself with the truly decadent LAVANILA Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub. The formula is thick and creamy and the scent is amazing, can’t stop smelling it amazing. The whipped texture makes it easy to work it all while indulging in the heavenly vanilla bean scent. And once I rinse my skin is left feeling soft, smooth and smells gorgeous.

vanilla bean scrub

LAVANILA Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub
What it is:
An ultra-creamy body exfoliator powered by pure, crushed vanilla beans.

What it is formulated to do:
The vanilla bean has been used for years to protect, condition, and repair the skin. The essences of this plant are rich in polyketones and polyphenols that work together to deliver youthful-looking skin texture and powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This ultra-creamy, non-greasy body scrub is formulated with crushed Madagascar vanilla beans blended with whipped shea butter and five nourishing essential oils. It whisks away dry, dead skin cells—revealing soft, hydrated, glowing skin.


You can purchase LAVANILA products online at and Sephora stores.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lights, Camera & Award Winning Hair!

Recreate Emilia Clarke’s voluminous, textured hairstyle with this design and sculpting lotion. This special formula adds volume without a greasy or sticky feel and provides a boost of moisture leaving hair healthy and shiny.


I have no idea what Obliphica oil is but I know I love it in a hair gel. With fine naturally curly hair its very tough to find the balance between a product that can provide hold, sculpting and not weigh my hair down or leave it looking greasy.

The Topganic Design & Sculpture Hair Styling Lotion is an amazing match for my hair. Very soothing and hydrating for my fine, dry, color treated hair and it gives my curls shape without weight or greasiness. You can see from the photo below this is a night light, clear hair gel. It has a slight scent that is warm and sweet but  light enough it  won’t bother the most sensitive of noses. The gel feels so light either for heat styling or air drying my hair looks and feels healthier and I love how well it tames my frizz. A great product and the bottle is huge for the price.


Topganic Design & Sculpture Hair Styling Lotion $11

Design and sculpting liquid lotion for fast and easy styling that lasts. Enriched with Obliphica oil, Vitamin A & E and Jojoba seed oil. Nourishes your hair, providing an extra boost of moisture. The lotion has a sculpting feature without leaving a greasy or sticky feel. Your hair looks healthy and shiny. The special formula adds volume to your hair for a great look. Wonderfully fragranced.


You can purchase online at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.