Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Indulge with LAFCO Sea & Dune Nourishing and Reparative Cream


Winter has left my skin dry and looking haggard. Most lotions are either not nourishing enough or leave a greasy film and I can’t wait to wash them off. LAFCO has a pretty amazing duo with their Sea & Dune collection two lotions that are deeeply nourishing and don’t leave any residue. On top of that they smell amazing.

First off the Reparative Hand Cream, where have you been all my life?!?! My hands have been so dry this winter I swear half the time I look at them I swear I am looking at an old ladies hands. Not a pretty sight. I love how healing this hand cream is to dry skin my skin instantly looks and feels softer and younger. It smells fresh and beachy and leaves my hands smooth and hydrated even after washing them. Its free of any icky parabens of SLS and is comprised of essentail ols and all natural cottonseed, jojoba and olive oil to really nourish your skin. If you struggle with dry hands this is your new best friend.


FRAGRANCE: Fresh, airy and natural; the scent of sea grass, sand, summer sky and the ocean.

Our Reparative Hand Cream is uniquely emollient and protective due to its rich concentration of natural botanical oils. It is a nourishing drink for the skin. Free of silicone and petroleum. Made in Italy.

  • 100% natural cottonseed, jojoba and olive oils absorb quickly into your skin.
  • Added rice proteins create a lasting protective layer against daily stress
  • We use only natural essential oil-based fragrances.
  • Free of dyes, SLS, SLES and parabens.
  • Our 15 oz. bottle is made from fully recyclable PETG.


Not one to let your hands have all the fun LAFCO has a nourishing body cream that will moisturize, tone and smooth your skin. I tested this just using it on my left arm and left leg to really get an idea of the difference. Even after just a few uses I am loving the results. The side that got the Sea & Dune  Body cream is super smooth, soft and hydrated. It feels silky smooth and I’m very impressed it stays hydrated and smooth all day even after I shower. I compare it by the side that didn’t get the lotion and its far from smooth, a bit blotchy and is begging for cream. This lotion feels a bit like it turns back the hands of time on my skin. Looking into getting a tub full that I can sleep in at night. Soon they will be carding me for drinks again!



FRAGRANCE: Fresh, airy and natural; the scent of sea grass, sand, summer sky and the ocean.

Naturally rich but never greasy, Nourishing Body Cream is prepared from a base of argan, jojoba, and shea oils, and is infused with orange blossom extract to noticeably soften and tone skin. Free of dyes, silicone and parabens. Made in Italy.

  • Designed to help restore skin’s hydrolipid surface, reactivate microcirculation, and combat cellulite.
  • Leaves skin toned, resilient, and intensely moisturized.
  • Made from an omega-rich blend of argan, jojoba, and shea oils, and infused with orange blossom extract.
  • Naturally rich, yet rapidly absorbed.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Scented with essential oil-based fragrances.
  • Free of dyes, silicones, and parabens.
  • 12 fl oz. bottle is made from fully recyclable PETG.
  • Pump included.

You can purchase these Lafco products and many other great scents 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.

A Hair care Game Changer – Olaplex No.3

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So as I near the big 40 this year I have noticed along with my skin not being quite as youthful my hair is not what it once was. With fine, naturally curly hair my hair is prone to frizz and breakage add color treatment for the last oh 22 years or so and my hair was just not looking great. A bit limp, dry ends and more bad hair days then good I was on a mission to repair it and not have to chop it all off.

I recently was turned onto Olaplex No.3 by a friend, now generally this is used once per week between salon visits but I decided to get a jump on repair and start using it right away. In the month before my coloring appt I used Olaplex No.3 once per week to deep treat my hair. I like to apply it then wrap it and let it work overnight.

This is one of the few hair products I noticed an immediate improvement from, after the first use my hair felt and looked so much healthier from the roots to the tips. Even my fiance kept mentioning my hair looked exceptionally good (and not it wasn’t wrapped in bacon). Then comes my salon visit and instead of needing to chop off the ends my stylist thinks they look great and I just need a little trim. I had her do the No.1 and No.2 treatment along with my coloring and that right there brought my hair back to its thick, shiny youthful feel. As my stylist said its decades between hair care advances that really change things and Olaplex is the one.

At $28 it was spendy for such a small bottle and I was hoping when I bought it that the reviews were not all fluff. I can say this is worth every penny and after almost 2 months of use I have barely made a dent in the bottle. You need just the smallest dollop to really work it through all your hair. If you hair needs a little TLC look no further, you will wish you found it sooner.



No.3 Maintains your in-salon Olaplex service.
No.3 Hair Perfector is not a conditioner. No.3 is our at home bond builder that contains the same active ingredient found in all professional Olaplex products. Our patented technology relinks the broken disulfide bonds in every type of hair providing real, structural repair that works from within. For best results, please follow our instructions.

Repair Damage at home on every hair type.
No.3 Hair Perfector works dynamically to help repair damage to all hair types, and it can also be applied once a week between chemical services to further lock-in the results of any given salon treatment. Discover how fabulous it feels to have incredibly strong, totally healthy hair.


Available for purchase at salons or online at

New! Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque

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Spring is right around the corner and Kiehl’s wants to help you hand-pick your way to healthier skin with their new products. First up the Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque will help banish dry, dull winter skin and have you glowing when Spring finally decides to pop its head out.

This masque is gel based which is a bit different than I am used to and I really loved how light it was. With combo skin that likes to have a total meltdown with new products I love that this masque didn’t irritate my finicky skin. The masque feels like a thick jelly but with the smooth non-stickiness of aloe. I applied it and after just  5 short minutes rinsed my face with warm water. It felt great on and washed off easily. My skin felt so refreshed after the first use and after two weeks use my skin is looking healthier and feels perfectly hydrated.




Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque $45
Helps to soothe, hydrate, and reduce signs of distress.

This lightweight gel mask, formulated with hand-picked Calendula flower petals and Aloe Vera, bursts into a refreshing surge of cooling hydration upon application to instantly achieve hydrated and soothed skin. With continued use, skin is revitalized for a healthy-looking complexion.

Two Powerful Ingredients
Naturally Sourced From Around The World

Calendula petals are packed with soothing and anti-inflammatory nutrients leaving skin soft and refreshed.

Aloe Vera nourishes and hydrates skin by increasing the water content in skin cells.

Radiant Results
98% said skin felt immediately refreshed
98% said skin felt replenished in 2 weeks
98% saw healthier-looking skin in 2 weeks*
*Consumer perception study


Available for purchase at your local Kiehl’s shop or online at


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

New! IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+


It was like Christmas morning getting a package to try out the new IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact. A huge IT Cosmetics fan, I love how their makeup products perfect and enhance without looking overly made up. I was really excited to try this new line, I’m always on the lookout for a great foundation that can provide coverage but still feel like my natural skin, let me tell you it did not disappoint.


I tried a few shades and medium was right on for my fair skin, it added a bit of color while still blending well with my natural skin tone. I only used the Confidence in a Compact on the left side of my face. You can see the left side has a perfectly even skin tone, pores seem to disappear and any age spots, redness of discoloration is gone. Now if you look to the right you can see discoloration and dark spots on my forehead, cheeks and chin from too many years of sun worshiping.

This amazing new foundation does more than just perfect my skin tone it also protects my skin and repairs it every time I put it on.  It contains SPF50+ physical sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage and an anti-aging concentrate that will work to repair prior damage.  I am loving how great my skin looks and how great it feels on my skin.

The compact comes with a sponge but I find it applies even better with the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Skin Smoothing Complexion Brush. You just need a bit of the Confidence in a Compact and work it gently in circles to get amazing coverage. The formula comes in 7 shades so its easy to find the right shade for every skin tone.



Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ $38
Skin-Transforming Full Coverage Solid Super Serum

Why You’ll Love IT™
Developed with plastic surgeons, Confidence in a Compact™ is your first-ever solid serum foundation—and delivers all the skincare benefits of your best-selling Confidence in a Cream™, plus full coverage and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen, in one simple step! The groundbreaking solid serum technology combined with anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants and a super ceramide cream truly transform your complexion.

Perfect for even the most sensitive skin, Confidence in a Compact™ helps boost your skin’s natural regenerative cycle. The proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate™ is activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, restore visible radiance, reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and improve the look of firmness. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

*Medium is for you if you have a light-to-medium skin tone (this is IT’s most popular shade!)

Available for purchase at



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

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