March 2018 Beauty Favorites


It’s so crazy that it’s already April!  March went by so fast!  I did enjoy trying new products and I have lots more to test and review.  I’m always looking for new favorites. Here are the ones I used again and again in March:

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette in Newtrals 2.  ($7 USD).  I talked about this in an ULTA haul, and I still haven’t swatched and reviewed it.  My bad! I am going to try to review it in the next week or two.  I can say that this is so pigmented and the colors are gorgeous, especially the shimmers. I think that it is definately worth the price and am looking forward to trying more Makeup Revolution eye shadows.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads (12.99 USD) — I have been using this for weeks now and I have been loving how my skin looks!  It includes 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. Also includes hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin. I use this once or twice a day and love how smooth my skin is! It helps my makeup to apply more evenly, too!

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum — I recieved this in a TSV kit on QVC.  It is infused with butters, oils, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants.  It starts out very light pink, then adjusts to a bright pink on my lips.

Zoella Beauty Sweet Inspirations ($12.95): This is inspired by the sweet scent of macaroons.  To me, it smells like vanilla and is a warm scent.  It smells so yummy and I love wearing it for work because it isn’t overly floral or cloying.

Jane Iredale Limited Edition Snap Happy Makeup Kit ($58 USD) — This is a cute little makeup stack that includes:

PureMatte® Finish Powder – translucent
Whisper PurePressed® Blush – shimmery peachy pink
Brown Sugar PurePressed® Eye Shadow Triple – warm brown, shimmery peach, shimmery copper eggplant

I love all of these products and they work well together.  The powder is translucent and works well as a finishing powder.  The blush is light and a little sparkly, nice for spring and summer.  These are all shimmery and so nicely pigmented.  This kit will be good for traveling, too.

Julep No Limits  ($24 USD) — This creme can be used on face, hands or body.  I like to keep this in my purse.  It’s so hydrating for my hands.  I think it would be to heavy for my face.  I received this in my November 2017 Julep Maven box.

What were your most reached for products this month?



Nip + Fab Glycolic Pad Collection Review

I think exfoliating skin is so important at any age. I try to do it as much as my sensitive skin will allow.

I was recently sent some Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix products for my honest review.  Here’s what I think:

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads ($14.99 USD) — This is a very cool product!  It’s a wet, foaming pad that you cleanse the skin with, Then rinse off for smooth, cleans skin. Enriched in 2% glycolic acid and moisture-rich ingredients, switch between the textured side to exfoliate and the smooth side to polish skin and lift away dirt, oil and impurities.

These are thicker than the normal Glycolic Fix pads and the textured side is a bit rougher.  I find that they cleanse and exfoliate in one step.  Use a day or night cleansing pad afterwards for double exfoliation.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Clenasing Pads
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads (12.99 USD) — 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. Also includes hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.

First of all, all of these products smell very nice.  Mild and fresh.  These are easy to use after cleansing, swipe them on skin, moisturize.  Gorgeous!  Skin is ready for makeup. These really help the texture of my skin by making it smoother and pores less noticeable.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme ($14.95 USD) — A more potent version of the bestselling glycolic fix pads, these extreme night pads contain the ighest level of glycolic acid at 5% and have been further enhanced with the addition of salicylic acid, making these your ultimate night treatment to refine pores, brighten the complexion and de-congest the skin through the improvement of the skin’s natural exfoliation process.

This is not a daily product, I use maybe once or twice a week. I can really feel it re-texturizing my skin, but it doesn’t irritate it at all, and I have sensitive skin!

If you want an easy to use and not messy exfoliation at a great price, I highly recommend these.


January 2018 Beauty Favorites


Hi, happy Superbowl Sunday!  I’m not into football, but I will probably catch part of the game (halftime show), and my daughter wants to watch the kitten and puppy bowls!

I have decided to do something different with my favorites post this year.  Instead of posting a weekly favorites of new products I love, I’m going to post monthly about the products I have been using most.  I will still review new products, but this will let you know the products I have been loving daily!

In January, my faves are —

NIP + FAB Glycolic Gentle Pads ($14.95 USD) — These are are such a gentle exfoliator for my ! They keep my skin free from breakouts, love them!”

Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Body Butter — This is something I got at the end of last year, during the big semi-annual sale.  It’s no longer for sale on the site.  I am loving the scent, it’s not too sweet and has a little musk to it.  The formula is so hydrating that it perfect for the cold season!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette ($42 USD) — I purchased this at the end of December when it was on sale at Ulta.  I love the formula and pigmentation of these shadows.   Plus, the color range is amazing! You can see my full review here.

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder ($7.99 USD) –This is a nice, light powder that doesn’t settle in my pores. I use it to set my makeup, even under my eyes. I think the quality of this is so nice and I have been using it daily.

Gigi Hadid East Coast Glam Fiber Mascara ($12.99 USD) — I have been loving using this. One side is black mascara and one is fibers. You use the mascara first, then fibers, then mascara again.  There’s been a learning curve, but the fibers really make my lashes so long and thick!

DR. BRANDT SKINCARE pores no more® Luminizer Primer – ($38 USD) — I received this in my January BoxyCharm.  I have just started using primer again, because my skin needs a bit of smoothing help!  My pores are pretty large and this really helps blur them and gives me a little glow too.

What were your favorite products that you loved in January?


My Beauty Favorites — December 4-10, 2017

I tell you, the cold air is killing my skin!  It is so tight and dry.  And my makeup seems to stay in my pores.

So I was so glad to be sent the following skin care that helps exfoliate and clean the gunk out of my pores:

Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Detox Mask

Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Detox Mask ($30 USD) — A powerful mask that moisturizes, brightens and evens out skin tone while tightening pores. Essential oils work to extract impurities from deep within the skin. Key ingredients including Peppermint Oil Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf and 100% Organic Cotton Sheet.

Designed for all skin types, Snow Fox products do not contain any artificial colors, dyes or fragrances, parabens, SLS, phthalates, sulphates, mineral oils, silicones, phenoxyethanol, and petrochemicals.

What I think:  I think this is the first sheet mask I’ve used that smells like peppermint.  I have sensitive skin so I was afraid it might irritate it.  When using it, it did cool and tingle on my skin.  I left on for about 15 minutes or so.  I removed it and rinsed my face, per the instructions.  My face was so smooth and soft afterwards!  It did irritate parts of my face a little bit, but that went away.  The results of the mask were so nice!  My pores appeared smaller, which I love!  I will be using this again!

Snow Fox Skincare is available for purchase at

I wanted to reach out with the exciting news that Sofia Richie has just been announced as the new face of NIP + FAB!

We love Sofia’s style, energy and confidence. She perfectly embodies the NIP+FAB woman with clean skin and on-trend makeup for a fresh and effortless style. We are the first beauty brand to work with her and we welcome her to the Nip+Fab family!

Here are some of Sofia’s top Nip+Fab Picks:

NIP + FAB Glycolic Gentle Pads ($14.95 USD) — “These are amazing! They keep my skin free from breakouts, love them!”

NIP + FAB Dragons Blood Fix Plumping Mask ( $14.95 “This is my go to. I travel loads and I like to use this mask to keep my skin really hydrated, I like to sleep in masks.”

NIP + FAB Glycolic Scrub ($9.95 USD) “I use a scrub every morning, I love this one as it really exfoliates and leaves my skin feeling super soft.”

What I think: These products help gently exfoliate and hydrate my skin.  The Glycolic Gentle pads don’t irritate my sensitive skin, and leave my skin so smooth.  The scrub is great for daily exfoliating.  And the mask hydrates and leave skin so soft!

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My Beauty Favorites Week of May 11-May 17, 2015

It’s getting close to summer in Kansas City.  Hot, humid and stormy!  But, I am still loving trying new products, especially ones that will make me look and feel fabulous to and through summer.

This week I’m loving a new holistic makeup brand, a fast new hair dryer, and skin-smoothing skincare and an amazing smelling bath oil.

Geri G. Cosmetics
Geri G. Cosmetics

Geri G. offers a whole system of products that offer a holistic approach to nourishing and hydrating the skin, including foundation, a multi-purpose canvas, plush mascara, lip-gloss creme, and even complimentary nutritional components.

What I think: I have been testing the Transceutical Canvas, the Innocent Foundation and the Lip Gloss Crème. The canvas is like a primer that leaves your skin glowing and keeps makeup looking fresh all day.  The foundation is a little sheer for me, but the canvas keeps it on all day.  I think it will be perfect in the summer when I don’t want to wear heavy foundation.  And, I love the lip gloss!  It is very moisturizing and stays on for a while.  The color is sheer, but very pretty!

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Jose Eber Quickshine Infrared Blow Dryer
Jose Eber Quickshine Infrared Blow Dryer

Jose Eber Quickshine Infrared Blow Dryer ($159 USD) — Get dry lustrous hair fast with this portable, professional grade dryer. This versatile blow dryer uses the gentle hear of Far Infrared light to dry beginning deep within the hair cuticle, decreasing drying time safely by more than 50%. The days of dry damaging heat, burns and hot spots are over with the Quickshine and you can say hello to shiny and smooth hair, fast!

What I think:  Love this blow dryer!  It is compact so it’s easy to use and dries my hair very fast. The very red light at the mouth of the blow dryer is a bit scary, but it is not as hot as it looks.  Plus, there is a cool air button that you can use to add shine to your hair.

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New NIP+FAB's Glycolic Fix Products
New NIP+FAB’s Glycolic Fix Products

NIP+FAB Glycolic Instant Fix Mask ($12.95 USD) — Resurface, retexture and renew instantly with this gel like mask to leave your skin radiant, blemish free and visibly smoother. A favourite of Kylie Jenner’s, NIP+FAB’s highest level of glycolic acid combines with EVERMAT™ technology to gently smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, whilst clearing and reducing the look of enlarged pores.

NIP+FAB Glycolic No Needle Fix Serum ($19.95 USD) — No Needle Fix is a revolutionary, intensive plumping and volumizing serum that fills fine lines, smoothes wrinkles and reduces the appearance of imperfections, improving skin’s overall tonicity and elasticity.

What I think: I’ve found that both of theses products work to smooth skin tone.  My pores and wrinkles appeared smaller as soon as I first tried the mask.

Available at CVS, ULTA and Target stores nationwide

Rituals Fortune Oil
Rituals Fortune Oil

Rituals Fortune Oil ($15 USD) — The shower oil becomes a silky soft foam, leaving your skin beautifully soft. The ingredients Sweet Orange & Cedar produce a wonderfully warm fragrance. The shower oil helps you keep your summer tan for longer. The oil hydrates your skin in the shower, so that you lose less pigment.

What I think: This oil is really fun to use.  In the shower it turns in to a foam and after you wash, it rinses clean.  My skin is left soft and smooth.  Plus, the scent is amazing it is both warm and sweet.

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