5 Beauty and fash go to's for fall. September 29 2014, 0 Comments


Redken Windblown Finishing Spray This Wind Blown from Redken is a-mazing. The formula is a concoction of dry shampoo and hairspray, which gives your hair an instant tousled look. I use it when I have about 1 minute to do my hair. How addicted am I to this product? My beauty co-workers gave me 3 bottles just to shut me up for I kept asking for it every morning. I’ll be posting video of how it works soon but basically your hair is straight and you spray into it and it is instant texture and slight separation.

Davines Dede Conditioner Leave In Mist My hair seems to be at a permanent dry stage unless I constantly replenish. Wheter it is the environment, stress and heating tools or all of the above a daily spritz is a must even in cold weather. The grape extract works as a sun repellant and the Panthenol helps to moisture while adding shine.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Living in colder climates I always suggest a bit of a bronzer or a tinted moisturizer. I like to use Jergens Natural Glow, I  use it about twice a week. It’s gradual coloring is appreciated especially as the fall and winter months start to wear and show on the face a bit, the SPF an added plus.

2 minutes to get to get out the door Saturday morning? Get a hat. I have written about the benefits of hat wearing before and this season you’ll find options galore in the hat arena. Cool baseball caps, wide brims or just wear your favorite team cap but a hat provides an instant cover up where you can go make up free and little to no hair brushing is require.

My photo doesn’t do this knitted scarf justice but I sometimes forget I am even wearing one. I especially like the infinity for it is easy to throw on, frames your face and who doesn’t look good with some chunky knit color around the chin area?!


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3 moisturizers that help dry skin September 04 2013, 0 Comments


I always thought dry skin was only for the winter however I have definitely been going through a dry patch that started in June. This led me to try a few new moisturizers/lotions to combat this problem. Two are new products for me and one an old stanby that is affordable and reliable. Here are 3 of my favorites!

1. Trader Joe's Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion- This lotion is rich yet not heavy. When I was out of work a few years back and on a crazy tight budget this lotion kept my skin nice and soft. This is also Jessica's favorite lotion. Hope they have Trader Joe's in Texas (Jessica just move there, more on this later!)

2. Seventh Generation Booster Skin Serum Hydrating- Jojoba and Acai restore natural balance. Paraben free, hypoallergentic. My skin has never gone through a dry spell in the summer and I found myself needing to combat it before it became too dry. I'm not sure what caused it, getting older perhaps? I used this booster and the results were amazing. Within a week my skin didn't feel or look dry. I now use this at least twice a week.

3. Jurlique Sunscreen SPF 30+ - Ultra skin protecter, Vitamin E, avocado and jojoba combination promotes nourishment and hydration. After my dry spell, I started to use this daily. Not on the cheap side so I may just use it until it runs out and buy it again next summer as a rich sun protector.



Photo, Breakfast at Zara's

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Natural care for blemishes July 10 2013, 0 Comments

I grabbed this blemish lotion Indie Lee the other day for my husband (he’ll never forgive me for calling him a pizza face) who tends to get break outs from running. Lo and behold I ended up needing it the other day, used it before I slept, when I awoke the next morning my blemish was dried up and gone. Did you ever put toothpaste on your pimples when you were a teenager? If so this reminds me of the ole toothpaste trick however this is actually made for blemishes, is lightweight, made from natural ingredients and after some research I found many positive reviews on this product. The creator of Indie Lee also has a great story.*


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*I'm only recommending this for adults.