Feature Brand of the Week: Moody Sisters ( Get Your Free Samples!)

I love love love their motto: Rock Your Moody Skin.  If your skin is anything like mine, you know why I love it. For those of you with perfect skin – gtfo here! šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚  The other thing I love about the Moody Sisters is their products are all hand-made, natural, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, and safe for your entire fam.  The Moody Sisters, who grew up in Washington State, hand-craft each one of their products using ingredients that are derived from the Earth – pure, fresh butters, oils, and extracts. And, while I’ve heard that the sisters are 10 years apart, and totally … Continue reading Feature Brand of the Week: Moody Sisters ( Get Your Free Samples!)

Beauty & Psychology (Instagram Tips)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes.  However, if you take psychology into account, there is much more to how we perceive beauty than the superficial stuff that our eyes can see. While we have our life experiences, our individual viewpoints about life, and our cultures, our brains are biologically hard-wired from a young age to perceive certain physical characteristics as beautiful. No matter what we say about beauty being about the beholder, we still rely heavily on what we visually see. That is why having an eye-catching Instagram is a large part of … Continue reading Beauty & Psychology (Instagram Tips)

Niacina-what??? Why You Need to Add Niacinamide to Your Beauty Routine

If you’re anything like me, you’ve turned your face into a scientific experiment, per se. You might even consider your face your personal guinea pig of sorts for skin care products and makeup.  The truth of the matter is, I love trying new skincare products. I mean who doesn’t, right? But, sometimes that…addiction, shall we call it? Sometimes, our addiction to skincare products (amd makeup, too) causes more trouble than the products are worth! Often, it’s because of the ingredients in the products we are subjecting our faces to. There is one very special ingredient that is worth seeking out … Continue reading Niacina-what??? Why You Need to Add Niacinamide to Your Beauty Routine

August Target Beauty Available NOW!Ā 

If you’ve been paying attention, you already know how fast these boxes go. This month, surprise surprise! The Target Beauty Box is available on the first as opposed to the fifth of the month.  Here’s what you’ll get for $7: Dove Clear Finish Dry Spray Deodorant – 3.8 ozAntiperspirant spray goes on dry; offers up to 48 hours of odor and wetness protection.Hint: Did you know you sweat at night? Apply before bed to wake up fresh the next day.SpaLife Nourishing Facial Mask – 1 ctLoaded with natural fruit extract, this facial mask nourishes skin and brightens complexion.Herbal Essences Argan Oil Shampoo … Continue reading August Target Beauty Available NOW!Ā 

How Do I Wash My Makeup Brushes? A Few of My Fave Products!

This question is so frequently asked. While there are so many possible answers, there is really no right or wrong way to do it. Well, there are wrong ways, but…  Just because Suzy Q spends two hours each weekend hand washing and hand drying every single one of her makeup brushes doesn’t mean that that is what you or I need to do. (In fact, most of us simply don’t have time to do that!) How do I wash my makeup brushes?  I use a combination of techniques, because not only do I want my makeup brushes to be clean … Continue reading How Do I Wash My Makeup Brushes? A Few of My Fave Products!

Brand Ambassador vs. Affiliate Marketer – Don’t Get Used & ConfusedĀ 

I am utterly frustrated, perturbed, and even a bit disgusted, with the recent crap I’ve been hearing, seeing, and even experiencing in the beauty community. It seems that Indie brands, smaller companies, and start up beauty brands have decided to make a new description for the title Brand Ambassador. Even worse? They think we are stupid enough to buy it! Even worse than that? There are thirsty and naive newbies who do buy into it! If you aren’t aware, I’ve been in the blogging world well before brands even started working with bloggers and vloggers. I was considered, at the … Continue reading Brand Ambassador vs. Affiliate Marketer – Don’t Get Used & ConfusedĀ 

A Dupe For Hourglass Foundation Stick! (Sadly, It’s Only For Lighter Skin Tones)

I am so excited! On a whim, I purchased a stick foundation because I just happen to love how easy and waste-free applying stick foundations can be. Additionally, I fell in love with the formula of the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Stick Foundation when it came out.  If you haven’t had the $46 to try it out, don’t fret, I have some absolutely awesome news for you!  Take a look at this picture and tell me if you can pick out the Hourglass from the dupe. I obviously didn’t blend them or do anything else but draw a line on my hand … Continue reading A Dupe For Hourglass Foundation Stick! (Sadly, It’s Only For Lighter Skin Tones)