Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Travel Size Must Haves

Hey everyone!

With all of my lovely readers heading back to school, I decided that it was the perfect time to mention a couple of my favorite travel sized items! I was lucky enough to receive these products to try out before my post. These two items are ones that I always have in my purse, backpack, or locker for those just in case touchups throughout the day.

Conair Detangle Wet or Dry Mini Hair Brush - I love these mini brushes, because they are small enough to carry around, but large enough to actually brush your hair. The Conair Wet or Dry Brush has super soft bristles, so it doesn't damage or pull out hair as you use it. Great for those gyms days!

Scunci Curved Bobby Pins - These bobby pins have a fun design on them, and they're curved! This means that they will lay better in your hair, and not stick out at odd angles. I always keep a pack of these on hand for me and my friends, because you never know when a bobby pin will be needed at work or school.


Note: I received these products to try and feature in my blog post. I am not associated with any company mentioned above, nor are they paying me to feature their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TATCHA Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 35 Review

Hey everyone!

TATCHA has just solved all of our facial sunscreen problems, with their new Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 35. This product is designed to tighten pores, protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and it can be used as a makeup primer. Now, that is what I call a multipurpose product!

Here's what TATCHA has to say:

What it is: Inspired by the geisha's iconic makeup, we created this invisible, lightweight sunscreen to perfect and protect skin, making it an elegant, everyday essential.

Why it's different: Provides broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Non-greasy formula tightens pores, perfect as a primer for makeup.

Who it's for: All skin-types. Non-comedogenic. Does not contain mineral oil, aminobenzoic acid, homosalate, oxybenzone or octinoxate.

How it use: Use liberally after moisturizer to lock in hydration, at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. If wearing makeup, use before applying cosmetics. Works as a primer that refines and minimizes the appearance of pores.   

My thoughts:

This is my new favorite sunscreen for my face! This sunscreen is very easy to apply, and I find that it just melts into my skin, absorbing instantly. My face is left feeling moisturized, my pores appear smaller, and I do not have to worry about my skin when I go out for the day. There is never a greasy residue left on my skin. Since using TATCHA products, I have personally stopped using foundation. I find that my skin looks great on its own, and I am embracing it to its fullest!

I love the beautiful packaging of this product, it looks elegant sitting on my vanity, next to all my other beautiful TATCHA products.

This product retails for $68.00, and can be purchased at


Note: I received this product to try and review on my blog. I am not associated with the company, nor are they paying me to review their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lauren B Cares A luxury Nail Collection That Gives Back

Hey everyone!

During the month of August, Los Angeles-based, eco-friendly, luxury nail care company Lauren B. Beauty is launching a donation program supporting Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization that helps put homeless and low income individuals on the path to self-sufficiency by giving them the resources and support they need to find and keep jobs. 

Beginning August 1st, the brand will donate 20% of the proceeds from the sale of the Lauren B. Cares Chrysalis Collection to the nonprofit organization. 

Over the past 30 years, Chrysalis has developed a nationally recognized program that offers services to low income and homeless individuals in Los Angeles County, helping them to prepare for, attain and sustain employment. They offer their clients a hand up, not a hand out, building upon their strengths and helping to reduce or eliminate any barriers to employment. 

All of Lauren’s nail polish shades are inspired by her hometown of L.A. With this set, she’s giving back to her community. Lauren B., a nail-polish fiend for as long as she can remember, earned her stripes in the high-end beauty world while working for Philip B. Botanicals, her uncle’s cult-favorite haircare brand. 

She leveraged that knowledge to achieve her dream: the perfect, safe, do-it-yourself manicure for busy women. The polishes swipe on expertly and easily, dry fast, and stay glossy and chip-free (truly!) for at least 14 days. 

 To find out more about the Lauren B. Cares Chrysalis Collection, click on the “Lauren B Cares” tab at 

For more information about Chrysalis Enterprises or to donate, go to

My thoughts:

I received a sample of Lauren B's nail polish to try out, and I absolutely love it! The polish itself is easy to apply, dries quickly, and has lasted on my nails for well over a week now, and it's still going strong! (And trust me, I am pretty hard on my nails for work).  Overall, I think that this nail polish brand is fantastic, and I love it even more because by purchasing the Lauren B. Cares Chrysalis Collection, you are not only getting a great kit, you're improving people's lives. 


Note: I received a sample to try for this post. I am not associated with the brand, nor are they paying me to promote their products. As always, my reviews and opinions are 100% my own!