Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Drinakable Sunscreen from Osmosis Skincare

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We have been having some amazing weather breaking sun and heat in the PNW. As the city was starting to cook we decided to hit the beach for a day of fun in the sun. The beach is always deceiving the cool wind can make it feel so amazing and you forget you’re a little piece of meat on the grill. Since we had a long day planned in the sun I figured it was the perfect chance to try out drinkable sunscreen. Yes, drinkable!!

So we set up on the beach I pulled out the bottle and my friends and I all took our shots of sunscreen. At first they thought I was kidding but then I explained it and we all took the appropriate dose.  I wasn’t sure how it would taste, but luckily there is no icky taste its just like drinking water. They have two formulas Tan Enhancing and No Tan Frequency. We all still had pasty winter skin and chose the Tan Enhancing Formula.


The results it works amazing, if you remember to reapply every 3 hours. My friends reapplied at the 3 hour mark and I was way down the beach exploring caves and swimming holes. (Yes, we swim even though its only 54 °F most days in our ocean). I did end up getting a bit of a burn on my shoulders from my failure to reapply. But the great thing is how well it worked with the right dosing. And even with my failure to reapply instead of missing spots with a spray or lotion and having a super painful burn I had a bit of red on my shoulders. Can’t wait to use this more this summer, and this time I’ll set an alarm to reapply.



Drinkable Option: Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer
Described at the world’s 1st drinkable sunscreen, this dietary supplement is available in two formulas (Tan Enhancing and No Tan Enhancing). Physician endorsed, no chemicals, non-toxic, this is simply purified water imprinted with unique, vibrational waves which isolate out the precise frequencies needed to protect you from UV rays. The frequencies that have been imprinted on water will vibrate on your skin in such a way as to cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays (similar to broad spectrum SPF 30 products). This results in 3 hours of coverage that can be repeated for extended stays in the sun. These two different UV Waters allow for increased sun exposure (30x more than normal), protect your eyes, do not wash off when swimming and can increase your tanning response.

$30, 3.38 oz from
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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


Introducing: Vivant Skincare

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On Monday I just started a daily regime of Vivant Skincare products with a custom designed care routine based on my skins issues and needs. I will be using this for the rest of the month and then will be sharing my before and after shots and my thoughts on the line.

I am hoping the Vivant Skincare line can help clear up some of the sun spots developing on my cheeks. I am a few days in and I have noticed my skin looks clearer and brighter. Stay tuned for the full review!


Vivant Skin Care has an interesting history.  Vivant’s co-founder, James Fulton M.D., Ph.D. was the co-developer of Retin-A, developer of Benzoyl Peroxide and many other skin care industry gold standards.  His life’s work was to find a cure for acne. Along the way he made a lot of interesting discoveries not only for the treatment of acne but also for anti-aging and hyperpigmentation.

For nearly 50 years, Vivant® Skin Care has been dedicated to providing potent, medically-proven dermatological therapies. There’s no fluff, just purposeful skin care solutions. Founded in 1990 in California by the late Dr. James E. Fulton, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., co-developer of Retin-A®, and his wife Sara Fulton, Vivant Skin Care is a clinical skin care line rooted in Fulton’s patented vitamin A therapies. The line was inspired by Dr. Fulton’s personal struggle with acne and life-long study of and research in skin care. The resulting 35 + formulations comprise our skin care products designed to treat skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation and aged skin.
Vivant Skin Care’s products successfully treat resistant skin conditions found in ethnic skin types such as hyperpigmentation (melasma) and acne, giving them a natural acceptability rate in the Latin American and Caribbean marketplaces. An estimated 45-50 million women worldwide live with melasma, a condition that presents itself as unattractive brown patches or uneven skin color. The Vivant Skin Care line provides a non-surgical alternative to achieving even and clear skin.

Hit a Bullseye this Mother’s Day with Jeffrey James Botanicals


Left all your Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute? Get it all done in one shot in the click of a button at, where you’ll find all of mom’s youth-preserving essentials from Jeffrey James Botanicals.

Avoid the ‘black hole’ that is the Target store (because who can bypass those cute bikinis that are now hanging?) and fill your online cart with Jeffrey James Botanicals’ luxury organic skincare. Deliver a spa experience right to mom’s door – the brand has everything she needs for an at-home facial, from serums, to masks and everything in between.

Founded by former football player Jeffrey James, his namesake brand was created with the belief that true beauty comes from within and guides everything we do. All products in the Jeffrey James Botanicals line are formulated with over 80% certified organic ingredients, using all-natural scents and showcased in beautiful Italian glass packaging. Focused on giving your skin the finest minerals, botanicals and more that it needs to create beauty from within, Jeffrey James Botanicals delivers a truly luxurious, organic experience in the comfort of your own home.


Last week I spent a bit too much time in the sun, basking in the crazy warm Spring weather we are having right now. And when I got home I noticed my face was sunburned along the hairline. I washed my face then dropped two drops of The Glow oil into my hand and lightly applied to my skin and pressed in.

First thing I noticed was the gorgeous floral scent, very fresh and warm. As I patted the oil in, my face instantly absorbed it and felt amazing. And there was no oily or greasy residue. When I woke up the next morning my skin felt great and all I noticed the mark around my hairline that looked like the start of a bad burn was gone! Over the last week I have been using this in the morning and night and my skin is loving it. My combo skin now is properly hydrated and looks and feels more radiant and I’m not struggling with the mid day shine from skin overcompensating from dryness. Love this, can’t wait to try more from the line.

All natural preservative free oils, directly from the fountain of youth. The GLOW balances the skin’s ideal pH level for healthy, glowing skin. This powerful elixir of oils penetrates upon application to tone and energize. Skin looks and feels immediately refreshed, hydrated, refined and naturally “glowing.” Geranium essential oil stimulates circulation, helps to brighten skin and encourages regeneration of skin cells. Organic Jojoba oil mimics skins natural sebum production to help tighten pores, leaves your skin soft and silky. Combat skin dehydration with daily application.

Organic Jojoba Oil
Cold pressed and pure. Jojoba “oil” is more of a liquid wax mimicking your natural sebum (skin oil) more closely than any other compound in nature. Beautifully curbs excess oil production bringing balance moisture to your skin.

Tamanu Oil
Antioxidant and antimicrobial, filled with powerful healing and hydration properties for your skin.

Sea Buckthorn Oil
Rich in hydration and antioxidants. Orange in nature, this little berry oil is a potent healing antioxidant for all skin types. Skin is more firm and supple. Helps to diminish fine lines and even skin tone.

Geranium Essential Oil
The forte of this elegant flower lies in its incessant regeneration of skin tissue. Promotes circulation and healing.

Hemp Seed Oil
Rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids which are easily absorbed by your skin. Helps to protect your skin from moisture loss.


You can learn more about the Jeffrey James line and 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. 

New! Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette


Cargo has released a beautiful new eye shadow palette with everything you need to create a gorgeous eye look in three easy steps. I tried Palette 02, below you can see swatches of the colors starting with the cool light on the left and working down to the bottom right Shimmer base.

The base creates a beautiful canvas for the colors, I am definitely partial to the matte base. I found all the colors very pigmented and even more so when on top of the base color. On top of beautiful pigmented colors these shadows last all day and the great little palette makes it easy to take your look from day to night with a few sweeps of the brush. I wanted to show you one of these great looks but the pollen is outta control in Portland right now. My eyes go from tears to itchy and back again.

Check out this palette when you can at a great price and a beautiful way to update your look for Spring.



Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette
Lift, define, and highlight eyes like a pro in three easy steps!
Expertly coordinated light, medium and dark shades work together to make your eyes appear more even, defined and highlighted.
Classic and dramatic eye looks are simple to achieve with directions for the lid, crease and outer corner shades and placement.
Warm and cool tones enhance the eyes and flatter every complexion.
Velvety smooth formula applies effortlessly for easy blending!

Features and Benefits

  • Paraben Free
  • Includes 6 matte shadows, 1 matte and 1 shimmer shadow base.
  • Versatile, dual-ended eye shadow brush delivers professional results
  • Black eye liner pencil (sharpenable) completes the look.

How to use:

For a classic eye:
Apply base shade all over entire eye area
1. Apply the light shade on lid
2. Apply the medium shade in the crease
3. Apply the dark shade along lash line and in the outer corner

For a smokey eye:
Apply base shade all over entire eye area
1. Apply the dark shade on lid
2. Apply the medium shade in the crease
3. Apply the light shade along lash line and in the outer corner



The new Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette is available for purchase 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.