My Beauty Favorites — Week of May 2-8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fellow moms out there!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!

I have, although it has been pouring down rain for most of the day. Our weather’s been fluctuating from warm and sunny, to warm and rainy all week.  Spring weather is always crazy in Kansas City!

This week, I am loving multitasking skincare — many with SPF — from DDF Skincare and fresh spring leggings from No Nonsense.  I was sent the below items for my honest review:

DDF Daily Protective Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF15, ($43 USD) — A fragrance free, antioxidant enriched daily moisturizer that helps shield skin’s surface from UV damage and free radicals that can lead to premature aging.

DDF Protective Eye Cream with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF15 ($55 USD) — A lustrous, lightweight daytime eye treatment fortified with essential fatty acids and humectants to moisturize and help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Broad spectrum SPF helps protect the fragile eye area from future UV damage.

DDF Pro Retinol Complex 3 Moisturizer ($65 USD) — A moisturizer that mimics an in-office laser procedure by harnessing the power of Retinol, Vitamin C and Niacinamide (B3) for a smooth, even skin tone with a healthy youthful glow.

What I think: I have been using the Daily Protective Moisturizer and the Protective Eye Cream each morning, and I really love how quickly they sink in before I apply my makeup.  I always wear SPF, so it is so important that my day cream have it.  I love the Pro Retinol Moisturizer at night.  In the morning my skin is glowing and it looks fresh and smooth!

Purchase at and Ulta stores

No Nonsense Modern Length Denim Capri Leggings-24″ inseam ($16.99 USD) — No nonsense Modern Length Denim Capri Leggings feature lengthened inseam at 24 inches from 21 inches. Made with soft cotton/polyester blend for great stretch and easy comfort.

No Nonsense Relaxed Legging ($15.99 USD) — Style meets comfort with these Relaxed Leggings. Easy to wear, casual style that translates beautifully into today’s athleisure trend. Features relaxed legs with banded ankles.

No Nonsense Great Shapes Cotton Shaping Leggings ($15.99 USD) — Our No nonsense Great Shapes Cotton Shaping Leggings offer trend-right style with added shaping benefits. They feature a poly-spandex power-net panel to provide shaping support around tummy and hips.

What I think:  No Nonsense has lots of great, affordable leggings.  These are all so comfortable, and cute, too! The Great Shapes Leggings really helped shape my tummy and look great under a tunic.  The Relaxed Leggings are awesome for on-trend athleisure looks, or just lazing at home (me).  And the Denim Capri’s are cute with summer tops.  So many choices!

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What are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!


My Beauty Favorites — Week of November 23-29, 2015

I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving weekend! We’ve had freezing rain for days now, but that hasn’t stopped my shopping (online)!

This week I’m loving a variety of products from No Nonsense, wet n wild and Vita Liberata. They include fun tights and leggings, cool new makeup and products that will give me a glow through winter!


No Nonsense
No Nonsense

No Nonsense — I received a variety of No Nonsense leggings and tights for my honest review.  I haven’t tried No Nonsense in a while and was happy with the quality and variety of products that they have:

Zippered cotton leggings in Black ($14.99 USD) — These were really cute and comfortable.

Animal Print Cotton Leggings in Steel ($13.99 USD) — I wear these as PJ’s since I usually don’t wear animal prints and they are perfect!  Soft and comfy, not tight at all!

Great Shapes Blackout Shaping Tights ($8.50 USD) — These are very opaque and hold everything in!  Great with dresses and boots for fall.

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wet n wild’s new line of brushes (17 tools in total) are made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex, which is designed to mimic the small breaks and imperfections in natural hair, making these brushes as effective as brushes made of animal hair, yet PETA certified and vegan ($0.99 and $2.99 USD).

The wet n wild Proline Graphic Marker ($3.99 USD) features a soft, angled marker tip that delivers bold and sharp lines, extreme edges and modern contour for the perfect cat eye.

Amplify your lashes to the max with the wet n wild Max Fanatic Cat Eye ($4.99 USD) Mascara,  which instantly adds 8x the volume and 8x the curl for 35% longer lashes without clumping or smudging.

Get the results of a salon-quality gel manicure with the wet n wild 1-Step Wonder Gel ($4.99 USD) — no top coat or UV light required! wet n wild’s 1-Step Wonder Gel is chip resistant and 3-Free with no Formaldehyde, Toluene or Phthalates.

What I think:  wet n wild’s makeup is fun to use and so affordable.  The brushes are soft and pick up pigment well.  It’s hard to believe that they are so inexpensive, plus they are PETA certified! The Proline marker and Cat Eye mascara help create a bold eye!  The marker is so easy to use and can make a thick or thin line. And, I love that the mascara curls as well as adds volume!

I am wearing the nail polish in a gold color, All That Jazzy.  It is a pretty color that is perfect for the holiday season.  It went on extremely smoothly and has lasted for a few days without chips!

Vita Liberata Fabulous Tinted Self Tanning Mousse ($30 USD) — A super fast-drying tan mousse that gives a gorgeous instant color and then develops to a beautiful natural-looking tan that lasts for up to seven days.

Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt ($6.50 USD) — A tanning mitt with extra soft flock surface for flawless tan application.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals in Bronze ($55 USD) — A loose mineral bronzing powder that creates a tan lasting up to five days plus a luxury kabuki brush.

What I think:  Vita Liberata makes some of my favorite tanning products.  The Trystal Minerals are especially nice in the fall and winter to help keep a glow.  The mousse dries quickly for easy all over color.  The scent is nice, and you can barely smell the tanning chemicals.

Available at Sephora stores and

Did you do any shopping this weekend?  What did you get?