Mascara Base

Lancome's Cils Booster XL is a fabulous base coat before applying your mascara. This lengthens and thickens my lashes. Love this product!


For the Preggos

This Tummy Honey Butter has been something I have started using since I have been pregnant. It prevents stretch marks with natural ingredients and without a strong scent, which is good for me. They also have a convenient stick that is a little less oily. {Tummy Honey}


I love the holidays

For the holidays MAC has an incredible collection of antique inspired compacts. Any beautiful packaging is a must have for me.


Miss Oops!

Miss Oops is a line I ran across when shopping at Target online. What a cute line! It has just a few products but I can't resist the cute concept. This line has items such as blemish gel, pedicure in a bottle, and a great care kit for moms to be. I love it and hope my local Target gets it VERY soon! This line is also carried at other stores. See the website for more information. {Miss Oops!}


Great Spot Treatment

I have to share this ultimate spot treatment. With the humidity in the south this time of year, my skin goes nuts! My breakouts get major help in the evening with Mario Badescu's drying lotion. This product treats my blemishes with its blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid to dry pimples and soothe surfaced whiteheads overnight. {Mario Badescu}


GREAT Oxygenating Cleanser

Clean and Clear has made an oxygenating cleanser that helps kill bacteria which causes pimples. I love the way this goes on as a gel and turns into a foam but leaves the skin soft and hydrated. My face feels clean and cool after using this excellent drugstore cleanser. It's great for teens!


Great Travel Cleanser for Acne Prone and Oily Skin

For some extra help with breakouts this sumer, Therapy Systems Glycolic Cleansing Gel is an excellent choice. They are offering their 2oz. travel size for $6.00 normally $12.00. {Therapy Systems}


Bronze Me!

I just purchased my first bronzer of the year by Sugar. I love the super large compact that has an endless supply of bronzer for my face and body. After spending an obvious amount of time at the "bronzing station" at Sephora with several different brands, Sugar was the best. It has the perfect amount of pigment and the shade doesn't immediately turn me orange. I also purchased the fluffy Sephora bronzing brush that felt incredible on my face! {Sephora}


The Perfect Contour

This product by Benefit has been out for a little while, but now is a great time of year to use it! It is a bronzer/highlighter in one. The product placement is amazing. You simply use the brush to sweep the product and then place it on your cheeks. The powder is setup so the bronzer goes a little below the cheek bone and the highlighter goes above it giving you a perfect contour and highlight! Check it out! {Benefit}


Sun Safety

Sephora has a great sun protection bag with a variety of products to help protect your skin from sun damage. It includes products from Murad, Bliss, Clarins, Juicy and more! For only $22 (a $67 value!) you get a bag full of everything you need for safety and of course my favorite part is that 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation! {Sephora}


A Positive Mousse

So I haven't been a fan of "mousse" blush but decided to give it another shot. Maybelline's "Dream Mousse" blush actually gives me a natural look and blends quite well. Just be sure to use it over a liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. For the price, this product is fantastic! {Maybelline}

The Balm!

This wonderful lip balm by Caswell-Massey was given to me as a gift. I can't tell you how many lip balms I have tried and am thrilled with the results of this product. My husband is a huge fan as well. It leaves my lips silky smooth, protected with Vitamin E, and doesn't cake or leave a waxy texture on my lips. You must have one for your purse, car, and pocket! {Caswell-Massey}


I have been looking at this product for a while and finally made the purchase. It is Aveeno's Positively Radiant Eye Cream. It helps with dark circles, puffiness, and smooths lines. I love this eye cream because I can use it day or night and the price is great! It looks great under my makeup and makes the skin around my eyes look "radiant"! {Aveeno}


Spray Tan On Your Own!

In case you are looking to get a jump start on your tan, Fusion Beauty has come out with a rechargeable spray tan gun that dries on contact without the need for blending or blotting. {Sephora}


Sunscreen Tip

I recently spoke with Aesthetician Angie Isbell, owner of Isbella Institute in Miami, FL about mistakes regarding our skincare routine. Here is one of the mistakes she mentioned:
“Not wearing any sun protection or adequate daily protection... An example would be accepting that the spf in your makeup is enough. This is a huge misconception. You will never get the full protection from makeup unless you layer it heavy. Make sure you use a full-spectrum spf of at least 15. An spf 30 is even better. It should protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.”

Retexturize Treatment

About once or twice a week I really like to give my skin a treatment with a nice glycolic. One product I enjoy is Therapy Systems 10% glycolic treatment. It comes in a cream or oil-free formula. You may choose between a 10 or 15 % strength. I always recommend the lower percentage if your skin is not used to AHAs. I have used the 10% for about 5 years and it still tingles my face. {Therapy Systems}


So Many Skincare Lines, So Little Time

I found this website with over 2500 products from over 160 manufacturers of professional physician lines. You can search by category or by line. They have some items for discount as well as "deep" discount. Check it out. Also, a portion of the profits will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. {Skin Care Doc Shop}


Now available in the USA

Anthelios by La Roche-Posay - Anthelios SX SPF 15 - 3.4 oz / 100 g
It’s HERE ...Anthelios Sun Protection Products now available within the United States!
Finally, approved by the FDA. Anthelios SX is a daily moisturizing cream with an SPF 15 sunscreen.
The combination of these three UV active ingredients is complementary and their selection for the product provides continuous protection across the entire UV spectrum (290 - 400 nm range), with high protection in the UVA range, i.e., ecamsule (Mexoryl™SX) is the "gap-filler" in the UV spectrum between octocrylene and avobenzone curves.
* Octocrylene protects against UVB rays.
* Avobenzone protects against long UVA rays and is stabilized by Octocrylene.
* Mexoryl™ SX is photostable and protects against short UVA rays to allow the most complete broad spectrum protection with the highest UVA coverage.
What is MEXORYL™ SX?
MEXORYL™ SX is the most effective organic UV filter that protects against UVA rays (maximum absorption at 344nm) with high photostability, a key factor in sunscreen protection efficacy. This high photostability means the sunscreen will maintain a higher UVA protective ability longer and not degrade as quickly as other UVA filters when exposed to the sun.


Lipstick for our Earth

Cargo has come out with an environmental lipstick! The tube is made entirely out of corn which is renewable and emits less greenhouse gases. Best of all the outer layer is made out of flower paper embedded with real flower seeds that you can plant for wild flowers to grow. (I am guessing that is AFTER you use the lipstick?) Best of all, Cargo is donating $2 for every tube sold to St. Jude's Hospital. {cargo}


Shadow with Instructions

This beautiful smokey pallet from Stila not only comes with four fabulous colors, but instructions on how to put each color on the lid. What a great product that includes a lesson! Go to {sephora} to play the instructions.