Big Hair Waves with the HerStyler Wand

  I’m teamed up with HerStyler for this post and I’m introducing their 3 part curler styling wand. A styling wand has been on my wishlist for awhile. I had one a few years back but I didn’t use and I eventually sold it on PoshMark. If you don’t know what PoshMark is hop on over and check out my post about my favorite resale sites (here). I don’t know why I didn’t use the wand but it was probably because I didn’t know how. Well, times have changed and I really wanted a wand. My hair is the longest…

Dry Shampoo by HASK Hair

How cute is that bag and little poem? So cute. I’m teamed with HASK Hair for this post and I’m introducing their new line of dry shampoos. I’ve teamed with HASK before on a few really great hair products and I knew this product would be great as well (posts here and here). Most of the time I’m a wash my hair every day kind of girl. My hair is super oily. I envy women who can go more than a day without a shampoo. There are times that I wash my hair at night and the next morning my…

Amazing Cosmetics and Amazing Concealer

Amazing Cosmetics sent me these fun products to try and I’ve been using them every day since. I received the Amazing Concealer Hydrate (pink tube), Amazing Concealer (black tube), and Anti-Aging Face Primer (comes as a set with the black tube concealer). The brand focus is on concealer and they have nailed it! I’ve posted a few times about this brand on Instagram and I mentioned I’ve been using it to cover some acne marks on my cheeks. Every day they work great and I’m covering the pesky red marks as they heal. I mean it when I say this concealer…

Get a Grip with Kenra

Get a grip on your styling routine. Sounds like I’m yelling at you huh? I’m not, but it would be really fun to yell “get a grip!” at someone.  I’m all about hair care and even though I’m loyal to a few great products it’s fun to try new things. I previously collab’d with Kenra and I’m excited to collaborate again (post here). Pictured is the new Kenra Grip Collection I received c/o of Kenra. Kenra partnered with Steph Brinkerhoff to create the Kenra Grip Collection. Steph Brinkerhoff is a social media star (@hairandmakeupbysteph) and professional up-styling educator famous for…

NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum

True honesty, I used to be afraid to try new face products. Most of that fear is out the window. For the last several months I’ve been slathering (is that a word?) my face up with different anti-aging focused products. Basically, I realized I’m in my 30’s and I better start really caring about my skin. I want to care for skin and my body because I know I’m only getting one. I know that sounds vain but it is what it is folks. No shame here, I want to like my skin as I age. So far I’ve had…

Vibrastrait Flat Iron and Cloud 9 Styling Products

One thing I’ve discovered over the years is all hair styling tools are not equal. There is truly a difference between quality levels when it comes to hair tools. In my opinion, you get what you pay for. Especially in the world of flat irons. Over the years I’ve tried a ton of flat irons and they have been a mix of great, good, so-so, bad, and absolutely terrible. Some took forever to heat up, didn’t heat up enough, or felt like they got stuck to my hair. Let me tell you, that is the worst feeling ever. I don’t…

HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

  I’ve been talking serious skincare on the blog for quite some time now. I’ve also had the opportunity to try some great products that have really changed the way I care for my skin. I recently tried Nimni Cream c/o of HydroPeptide. This little jar packs some powerful claims. Nimni Cream contains an amino acid patented technology designed to improve the appearance of the skin’s tone and texture. The creme works to boost and optimize collagen production. Collagen production rejuvenates skin to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of fullness and elasticity. Nimni…

Exuviance Microdermabrasion Face Polish

Microdermabrasion, this is a new topic for me on the blog. I’ve collaborated with Exuviance before on a couple different face products and I’m excited to collaborate again on a new product. Exuviance recently sent me the Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish to try out. This face polish is their latest anti-aging product. It works through a triple action approach to skin renewal with a unique blend of physical, chemical and enzymes exfoliates. These ingredients work to deliver instant skin resurfacing benefits. Now, I’m not going to lie. Microdermabrasion scares me a bit. A year or so ago I was really…

Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex

   You probably know by now I’m really focused on improving my skincare routine. From my previous posts, you may remember I learned about hyaluronic acid through my skin care esthetician. I’ve been getting professional facials done over the last several months and I love it! She always uses a hyaluronic acid containing product on my face. The results have been awesome so I’ve incorporated a few hyaluronic acid products into my home skincare routine. After using products with this ingredient my face looks visibly hydrated and refreshed. My makeup applies smother and my makeup free natural skin glows afterward.…

Rodial Lux Makeup and Skincare

Hello Weekend! I’ve been super motivated this week and my to-do list is almost complete. There is such enjoyment in a complete task list. Ah, beautiful. My to-do list today is super easy, write and create. This is such a fun post for me because it is in collaboration with one of my favorite beauty brands. I’ve partnered with Rodial three times and each collaboration has left me with products that have been game changers in my beauty routine (previous posts here and here). For this collaboration, I received c/o of Rodial, The Smokey Eye Brush, Nude Eyeshadow Palette, Snake…

HASK Exotic Oil Collection

A few months back I posted about the HASK Greek Yogurt Shampoo set. You can check out that post here. HASK has some great products to chose from and they’ve launched an exotic oils line of shampoos and conditioners. Each set is formulated for a specific hair concern. I enjoyed using the previous products and I’m excited to try the new Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil collection c/o of HASK. Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil Collection The Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil collection is formulated with blue chamomile & argan oil. The blue chamomile nourishes and the blue violet hue…

Meet Ms. Pompadour!

I love having long hair and I love how confident and feminine I feel when my hair looks great. When I’m having a great hair day, I feel like I can take over the world. Nothing beats feeling confident. I’ve been growing my hair out over the last couple of years and it’s finally the length I love. I have one hair goal – keep it healthy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, great hair requires great products. I recently had the opportunity of trying some great new hair products that are set to launch at the…

D’OR24K and 24K Gold Skincare

Skincare, skincare, skincare – I talk about it all the time. Why? Because taking care of your skin is important! The older I get, the more I realize why when I was young, people said – don’t tan. I tanned, shhh don’t tell anyone. The good news, I haven’t purposely worked on a tan in years and I’m as pale as nature intended me to be. I’m all about embracing and loving the pale! I want my skin to feel good and look healthy for as long as I can. So here we go with another peak into what’s happening…

April Drugstore Beauty Picks

Many of my favorite makeup and hair products are conveniently available in familiar drugstores. For this post, I thought it would be fun to put together some of my current favorite drugstore beauty products. These are products I’ve recently tried and some I’ve used for quite awhile. They work, they’re cheap, and I buy them on repeat. Can’t beat that! Favorite Drugstore Shampoo & Conditioner Long hair care requires some work if you want your hair to stay strong and healthy. I’ve posted a few times about how I care for my long hair. I have long hair that tends…

The Benefits of Body Brushing

Body brushing has been recommended to me multiple times but I didn’t listen. I didn’t think something as simple as dry brushing my skin would produce results. I was very wrong. I started body brushing a few months ago and the results have all been positive. Overall, my skin feels refreshed. I’ve seen an improvement in the smoothness, hydration, and firmness of my skin. I’ve also seen a reduced appearance of cellulite on my legs since beginning body brushing. What is Body Brushing? Trust me, this will be the easiest part of your skincare routine. Body brushing is a process…