Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Ulitmate sun kissed collection!

I want to check this out I am plagued by indecision whenever I hit Sephora. This is a perfect set to try different bronzers before splurging on the full size.

Sephora Best in Bronze Deluxe Sampler ($113 Value)

What it is:
A sampler set featuring 10 of Sephora’s favorite bronzers and luminizers.

What it does:
Create believable, sunkissed color, year-round, with this one-of-a-kind sampler set stocked with 10 of Sephora’s most-loved bronzers and luminizers.

This set contains:
- 0.02 oz Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All Over Face Color in Faux Tan
- 0.17 oz Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil
- 0.04 oz Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer in Golden Bronze
- 0.08 oz Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder
- 0.16 oz SEPHORA COLLECTION Nail Polish in Bright Red
- 0.09 oz Benefit High Beam
- 0.08 oz TEMPTU RETOUCH Highlighter in Gold
- 0.2 oz Smashbox Artificial Light Illuminating Lotion in Glow
- 0.09 oz Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow Liner in Bronze
- 0.39 oz Korres Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder in Sunglow Light


Ava Anderson Non-Toxic

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic: At 14 Ava heard a report on the hazardous toxins in most makeup and skincare products and after cleaning out her cabinet and her mothers was frustrated to not be able to find safe alternatives.  So she worked to create a 100% non toxic line. I recently had the chance to review some samples from this line and was impressed. The packaging was a little plain but the products work great and I love that they are safe. My daughter is obsessed with trying products and its great to have something she can try that won’t hurt her.

Ava Anderson, a 16-year old Rhode Island Native, created the first ever complete line of skincare products that are 100% non-toxic. The line currently includes: Cleanser, Toner, Exfoliator, Moisturizer, Lip Scrub, and Eye Makeup Remover Pads.

Safe cosmetics and skin care

Do you know that there are toxins and unsafe chemicals in the cosmetics and skin care products that we use every day? Ava Anderson Non-Toxic can inform you of these dangers and at the same time offer you a safe solution. After months of research and work with scientists from a leading cosmetics manufacturers, founder Ava Anderson launched a line of cosmetics and skin care in which every ingredient in every product had a “zero” rating on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database.

A great cleanser, easily removes makeup and leaves my skin soft.

Apply to a pre-wet face with 3-5 pumps. Smooth on face in circular motion and rub gently, until foaming and cleansing begins. Wash away with a warm cloth. Our cleanser is enriched with anti-oxidants and skin softeners, it leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed. Can also be used as a substitute for soap and/or body wash. Use daily.


I am really loving this toner, the witch hazel leaves my face so refreshed and clean. This is the perfect toner for the warmer months to cool and refresh your skin.

Our non-drying toner gently wipes away dirt, oil and impurities. With closed eyes, spray on face 2-4 times. Has moisturizing ingredients and is the first step in the moisturizing process—do not skip! Yucca is a natural non-toxic antiseptic and witch hazel works to open pores to remove impurities. Use daily.
Your Price: $19.95

Check out the Ava’s story and see her whole line at

Tarina Tarantino Candy Cameo Fashion Collection

I was browsing Sephora yesterday when my 5yr old came upon the Tarina Taratino line and begged for the lip gloss ring. I was a little shocked to find out the tiny ring was $35 it was made out of a very light plastic and the actual gloss pot in the ring was pretty small.

Don’t get me wrong I think the line is very cute but$35 for a tiny pot of lip gloss in a plastic ring? I am all about the packaging but at some point I need a little more product. How much is too much for cute packaging on your makeup products?

Tarina Tarantino Candy Cameo Fashion Collection
“Inspired by recollections of my grandmother’s vintage jewelry box, this collection features neon-colored cameos with glossy hearts and bows embellished with black lacquer beads. Truly a playful vibrant assortment with a fantastical yet nostalgic feel.” -Tarina

What it is:
A collection by Tarina Tarantino featuring a chic gloss-containing cocktail ring, an exclusive pressed eyeshadow, and an ultra-light lip gloss, inspired by a fantastical-yet-nostalgic vintage vibe.

What else you need to know:
Taking a colorful inspiration from her grandmother’s vintage jewelry box, Tarina designed Candy Cameo around neon-colored cameos with glossy hearts and bows. This collection is playful, with vibrant colors mixing harmoniously.

Add a little sparkle to your summer!

I was just sent some samples of some great new products for summer and wanted to share my favorites.

My favorite from the new line is the Naked Beauty high lights cream cheek color. Its a great double duty product giving my cheekbones a little lift and the cream blush smooths on giving my cheeks the perfect flushed pink look.

Be summer-ready with Smashbox’s new Naked Beauty Summer Collection ($20-39)! From shimmering nudes to soft pinks, the collection is packed with nearly-naked shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. This summer, expose your natural beauty and create an ethereal, lit-from-within glow with these Smashbox essentials.

So Rodial Brazilian Tan has been a standout from me recent product reviews. Its one of those products you love so much you are scarping at the bottom of the sample to get every last drop. I just apply before my makeup it has a great tropical coconut scent and absorbs quickly. Then in a few hours my face has a great healthy glow I apply it every morning to my face, neck, chest and arms. It gives you a great healthy glow that makes everything look better and smells delicious!

Can’t make it in for a spray tan? Rodial Skincare allows you to get one from the comfort of your very own home! The Brazilian Tan line ($49) gets you the glow you want as well as nourishes your skin. Choose Brazilian Tan Light or Dark for an instant coat of color. You can also build up to that summer shade with Brazilian Tan Daily, which increases gradually.

A great and truly affordable primer, Sally Hansed Luminizing Face Primer gives you that little extra glow. I even wear it alone when I am in a rush and just need a little help with my skin. You will love how quickly it absorbs and how great your skin looks.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy’s Luminizing Face Primer ($9.95) will help you to shine and will emphasize your summer tan – faux or real! It smoothes and refines skin texture while hiding pores and fine lines. Micronized pearl creates a healthy glow when worn alone or as a smooth base under makeup. Skin-smoothing cork oak and olive leaf extracts nourish skin and boost radiance while vitamin E provides antioxidant protection.