Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Still the one!

complexion resuce

Perfection in a tube. I have been using Complexion Rescue since the Spring and I love it more everyday. It goes on so light there is zero “makeup” feel. It evens out my complexion and leaves it hydrated and glowing. With fair skin sun protection is very important to me. One of the big selling points of Complexion Rescue is the broad spectrum SPF 30.

How can I not love a product that instantly makes my skin look better while repairing it and preventing future sun damage? If you haven’t tried Complexion Rescue yet, run don’t walk to your local store this weekend.

complexion rescue swatch


bareMinerals Complexion Rescue™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream $29.00
Color: Natural
Description: For medium skin with neutral tones
Coverage: sheer-to-medium
Texture: gel cream
Finish: Naturally radiant
The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer…with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week,* this is a whole new way to think about makeup.


  • Powerful hydration: marine botanicals to help replenish thirsty skin
  • Dewy sheer-to-medium coverage for a radiant, soft, smooth finish
  • Non-chemical, mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 30

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue is available for purchase online at



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

New! Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pen


I will admit it, I am usually awful at brow pencils. I tend to find them too heavy and they overpower my eyebrows leaving me looking like I have stage makeup on. I has the chance to try the new Hourglass Arch Brow sculpting pen a mixture of a pencil,  powder and wax all in one. There was hope this might finally be the pencil for me.

First thing I noticed was the unusual triangle shape which made it much easier to work with and sculpt a shape into my eyebrows. The formula itself is fantastic, its very buildable and was easy to fill in my eyebrows and create definition without losing the natural look.

As you can see below my eyebrows have lots of light blonde and are fairly thin. So light they tend to dissappear in photos and heck daylight. The bottom look my “after” shows how great this pencil is for defining my brows but still mainting a natural shade. On top of being easy to use I love that this stays put all day, no disappearing eyebrows!

If you’re looking for a new brow pencil you have to check out the Arch Brow Sculpting Pen, you won’t be disappointed.


Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pen
A mechanical brow pencil with a unique triangular-shaped tip that combines the benefits of powder, pencil and wax in one product to create naturally defined brows. Available in 9 shades.

• Buildable formula combines powder, pencil and wax to create the look of naturally fuller, defined brows in one easy step.
• The unique triangular shape allows you to sculpt with broad strokes using the flat edge of the pencil, as well as fill in with fine lines using the pointed tip.
• Natural-looking shades allow you to customize your desired intensity: Layer and apply with more pressure to go dark and bold, or use a lighter touch and blend out to soften for a more natural look.
• Sleek double-ended component has a brush to groom brows into place.

Available in 9 shades:
• PLATINUM BLONDE – lightest cool blonde/platinum.
• BLONDE – light to medium neutral blonde.
• WARM BLONDE – dark blonde/strawberry blonde.
• AUBURN – medium to deep red tones.
• SOFT BRUNETTE – light to medium cool brown.
• WARM BRUNETTE – warm medium brown.
• DARK BRUNETTE – deep brown with warm undertones.
• ASH – gray/dark brown with cool undertones.
• NATURAL BLACK – darkest brown to black.

Available for purchase at Sephora stores and online at

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

Cool Weather Skin Protection


I love Fall its one of my favorite times of year. The one thing I don’t love is how the cooler temps and wind can leave my hands and skin dry, itchy and just downright icky looking. Here are two great products I have been using as the temps drop and winds have picked up. They will definitely be Fall and Winter staples for me.

kiehls hand salve

This ain’t your momma’s hand cream! Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is the cure for even the driest hands, and I don’t know how or why I lived through a winter before without it. When I first read the name I thought this was going to be a bit too heavy, but its a thick rich lotion that is easy to apply and absorbs right away and doesn’t leave a residue. The best part is how quickly it hydrates my skin and my skin stays soft and smooth all day even after repeated hand washing.

If you are prone to dry skin in the cooler months don’t miss out on this products. Its also would make a great gift for anyone in your life who works in industrial work, manual labor or the gardener in your life. It’s a must have for Fall and Winter. And when you purchase this limited edition tube 100% of the profits goes to AMFAR, the foundation for AIDS research.

kiehls hand salve swatch


Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve $28.50
Help fight HIV/AIDS with your purchase of this Limited Edition Customer Favorite!

  • Helps protect against and repair the appearance of severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labor, neglect, or exposure to harsh elements
  • Limited edition jumbo size tube is adorned with a commemorative red cap
  • Join the ride and support the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS with Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. For each limited edition sold, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits, up to $25,000, to amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. Total Kiehl’s donations to amfAR through this year’s LifeRide are $1,270,000, which have been used to fund 7 cure-related grants!

Available at


out of africa shea butter tub

Out of Africa’s Shea Butter has quickly become one of my favorite moisturizers. The formula is so thick and rich and provides great hydration to my skin without leaving any greasy residue. The vanilla scent is amazing, very rich and warm and leaves my skin smelling great all day. This works wonders on even the driest elbows and heels and all the spots in between. I love that its all natural so I can use it on myself and my kids without worrying about lab created ingredients.

out of africa swatch shea tub

Out Of Africa Vanilla Shea Butter Jar $10.99
100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter Guaranteed Fresh and Authentic

This natural formula penetrates deeply, to protect, moisturize and nourish your skin, without leaving a greasy residue. It will help shield your skin to prevent premature aging. Shea butter softens all skin, face, lips, elbows, heels or anywhere your skin needs hydration. Great for all skin types.

  • Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, E, & F along with healthy fatty acids and valuable phytonutrients
  • Helps prevent and reduce stretch marks during pregnancy and weight gain and loss
  • Maintains elasticity and tone while it moisturizes and softens the skin.
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles and scars
  • Excellent for many skin conditions, including dry and sensitive skin, cracked skin, sun burn, chapped lips, cuticles, psoriasis and eczema

Out Of Africa Skincare products are available for purchase at



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

New! Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

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With combo skin that tends to get very shiny I always have a pang of fear before applying any oil based product. While my mind knows the benefits of high quality oils I still get the panic of oil leads to more grease.  Kiehl’s new Daily Reviving Concentrate put my fears to rest and proved how great oils can be for even shine prone skin. I have been using this daily for just over 3 weeks and love the results.

First thing I noticed was how great this oil smells, a light citrus that is so refreshing in the morning. There is a small dropper you use  and just a drop or two is enough for full coverage, one bottle will go a long way. The oil is very light and absorbs instantly, there is no residue or greasy feeling. After the first use my skin felt hydrated and smooth and I noticed as the day wore on I didn’t get my usual mid day shine. After a few weeks  my skin feel amazing and looks much firmer and more radiant. This will remain a part of my daily routine.



Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate $46
Lightweight facial oil that keeps skin looking radiant all day

Strengthens skin’s defenses against daily aggressors to keep skin youthful and radiant-looking all day
Provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils, including Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu, to help skin feel fresh and look energized morning to night
Paraben free, 100% natural origin, Mineral oil free, Non-comedogenic, Non-acnegenic.

How to Apply:
-Lightly pat several drops all over face in upward circular motion, avoiding the immediate eye area. Use every morning, after appropriate concentrated serum and before appropriate moisturizer and daily sun protection. For optimal results, pair with the nighttime use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Available for purchase at your local Kiehl’s boutique and 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.