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.

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Introducing Thrive Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner



So they got me, one of those darn Facebook ads I usually ignore drew me in. They sucked me in with the promise of a gentle but waterproof eyeliner. And not only were the reviews amazing for every product purchased they donate one to a woman in need. How great is that? Down the rabbit hole I went and out of the 6 shades I decided to go with the black. Shipping was pretty quick and I received my new eyeliner within the week. Now was the big question was it really that great or did I get sucked in by good advertising?

Well luckily for me the Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner lives up to the hype. In terms of coverage I would say it lies right between a gel liner and a pencil. It has the control of a standard pencil which is good for wobbly hands like mine. But it glided on like a liquid eyeliner and instantly made my eyes pop. I have been using it for about a week now and I can say I love it  more each day. The eyeliner stays put all day, no smudging, flaking or disappearing acts. It looks as great at the end of the day as it did at the start. But my favorite part is how gentle it is. I have the most wimpy sensitive eyes and I would say over half the products I try leave them irritated, red and watery. I have used this liner on my waterline above my lash line, with no issues at all.

You can see the photo below, top is bare eyes, 2nd is one line of Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner and the 3rd with a coat of mascara. They have me hook, line and sinker I have a feeling this is the start of a beautiful friendship/obsession. This was my first experience with Thrive Cosmetics and I can’t wait to try more.


Thrive Cosmetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner™
Semi Permanent Micropigments™ keep this eyeliner on your eyes for over 24 hours.
This waterproof, smudgeproof eyeliner powered by Semi-Permanent Micropigment Technology™ glides on smoothly to deliver highly pigmented color that brightens, defines and sets in 30 seconds. Our proprietary formula is packed with shea butter, hyaluronic acid and ceramides for younger-looking lids and strong, conditioned lashes.

The twist-up pencil includes a built-in sharpener for creating ultra-fine lines and an ergonomically angled smudge tip for smooth, effortless blending. Check out our expert tips and tricks.

  • Vegan + cruelty-free; paraben, sulfate, + latex free
  • Dermatologist, Ophthalmologist, Oncologist Tested tested + approved

Beauty with a Purpose™: For every product you purchase, we donate one to a woman in need.

Key Ingredients

  • Jojoba oil conditions lids and lashes
  • Sodium hyaluronate hydrates lids and lashes
  • Ceramide 3 promotes cell turnover for younger looking lids and conditioned lashes

Tips and Tricks

Strong, Waterproof Hold
Keep eye closed for 30 seconds after applying to let eyeliner set and keep color from transferring to your eyelid.

Fuller-Looking Lashes
Dot eyeliner between upper lashes, working color into your lash line. Blend lightly with smudge tip to create the illusion of lush, fuller-looking lashes. This technique is also called tightlining.

Cool Cat Eye
Starting with a freshly sharpened eyeliner point, draw a clean line beginning at the inner corner of your eyelid and follow the lash line to the outer edge, extending just past your last lash to create a wing.

Smoky Eye
Apply eyeliner at a flat angle along your upper and lower lash lines, beginning at the inner corner and working your way out to create a bold, thick line. Blend with smudge tip for smoldering color.

Sultry Shadow
Use soft, gentle strokes to apply color to your eyelid. Smudge with your finger or brush before color sets.


You can purchase this and other great Thrive Cosmetics at

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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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New! Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash

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The mailman had me as excited as Christmas morning last week when I saw a giant box from Dove. I pop open the box and a balloon floats out, made me chuckle. Such a fun way to share their new product, Dove Foaming Body Wash.

If you have ever been to my house or read this blog for long you will know one of my longstanding obsessions is Dove Body Wash. I regularly have two or more scents in my shower. I love how clean it leaves my skin but the best part is the hydration. Dove Body Wash is one of the few shower cleansers that leaves my skin smelling amazing and so hydrated.


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Enter the new Dove Foaming body wash, I was as excited to try this as if the box had been filled with chocolate and wine. Ok, maybe that would be a tie but so far no boxes of chocolate and wine have arrived so Dove wins. The new foaming body was is everything I love about the regular body wash plus foam! (Ok another obsession of mine, foaming products they just make me happy). The body wash smells amazing and the foam as you can see below is creamy and fluffy as whipped cream.

I think the foaming wash leaves my shower and skin smelling even better than the standard body wash and I like that it seems to go a little farther since the wash foams up so much. Can’t wait to stock up on all the other scents of the new foaming body wash, I think I need another shower shelf!



Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash $5.99
Help skin feel clean and moisturized with this gently cleansing and deeply* nourishing shower foam.

• Shower foam gently cleanses and cares for your skin
• With NutriumMoisture™ technology, delivers skin natural nourishment
• Nourishes deep* into the surface layers of the skin
• Helps support your skin’s natural moisture barrier as you cleanse
• Dove body wash instantly foams for a light, airy lather
• Suitable for daily use
Your body wash should nourish your skin with goodness, as well as cleanse. Providing an extra boost of nourishment, Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash gently refreshes and cares for your skin with its instant, lightweight foam with an airy texture. The result: skin that’s beautifully clean, soft and smooth.

Nourishing deep* into the surface layers of your skin, Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash is formulated with our NutriumMoisture™ technology. Made with skin natural lipids and moisturizers to help support a healthy skin barrier, this foaming body cleanser helps your skin look and feel more beautiful.

Enveloping you in a soft foam lather, this gentle body wash is the airiest way from Dove to get clean, smooth skin with every shower – just the results we’re all after.

*Within the stratum corneum


Available for purchase at your local drugstore or mass retailer (Target, Walgreens).



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

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