September 17, 2014

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Review

I was lucky enough to get the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery* moisturizer from iFabbo, which can be found here.

This is a moisturizer with an SPF 50, which is awesome. It's supposed to fight the signs of aging while moisturizing and protecting your skin from sun damage.

This is more of a lotion-y moisturizer and even thought I typically prefer a gel, I love this moisturizer. It soaks quickly into the skin and leaves you hydrated, without that icky oil-y feeling that some lotion texture moisturizers leave behind.
It works perfectly under my makeup and of course, protects my skin from sun damage.

As you know, I've been tanning for a few years now, and recently (~2 months ago) quit tanning. I've been using this since and trying to keep my skin safe from further damage. I'm going to write a whole post about tanning and why I quit, so I won't go any further into it right now. But, what I'm trying to say is that this has been my go-to daytime moisturizer.

The size of the bottle is 1.7 oz and it has a pump. 1 pump will cover your entire face. I've been using this daily for around 6-7 weeks now and I've barely put a dent in the bottle, so it lasts quite some time. It retails for $65 and can be purchased from Dermalogica's website.

I totally recommend this moisturizer! I love it and I suffer from extremely dry skin.

*I was sent this product to review, free of charge. I received it from All opinions are honest and my own, and I received no compensation for this review.*

Thanks so much for reading!

September 11, 2014

Top Five Handbag Must Haves for Fall

Today's post is my top five handbag must-haves for fall, sponsored by U by Kotex and Wal Mart.
I'm pretty excited about the five I've chosen to share with you; all of these products are owned by me, so let's get started!
Number one is of course, U by Kotex Tampons*. These are the best, convenient and the packaging is cute. They're small as well, so if you're trying to be discreet, they will fit in your pocket or the smallest handbags!
Number two is Kleenex Slim Packs*! These are totally handy and also fit right in your purse. The packaging is adorable and this is the time of year where tissues are a must-have. For a limited time, you can pick up a box of the U by Kotex tampons with a free Kleenex Slim Pack, like the one pictured here.

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Any powder you like will work, but I personally love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. It's super inexpensive and gets the job done without caking up or looking over powdery. You can find this at Wal Mart in the makeup aisle.

4. Rimmel Kate Moss #107 lipstick. Fall is all about dark lip colors and you're going to want to take your lipstick on-the-go for touch ups throughout the day. This lipstick is deep, matte and doesn't dry out your lips. It's also located at Wal Mart in the makeup aisle.

5. Tide Stain Remover Pen. This is something a lot of people overlook, but it's so hand and totally necessary. Even if you aren't messy with food or drinks, accidents happen, makeup smudges onto clothes, i.e dark lipstick! This could totally help divert a crisis. You can pick this up in the laundry aisle at Wal Mart.

Those are my top five must haves for your handbag this fall!
Let me know what you think and what your must haves are!

Click here for U by Kotex coupons and free Kleenex Slim Pack from Wal Mart!
Also, the more times you share, the higher the value of your coupons!

Thanks for reading!

*This post is sponsored by Wal Mart and U by Kotex, but my opinions are honest & the love for these products is real.*
September 10, 2014

Fall Favorites

Fall. It's my favorite time of year. I'd love to have 10 months of fall with 2 months of summer on repeat. I can't even help myself. Everything to do with fall is perfect. That's why I decided to post a Fall Favorites. It's not just beauty, or fashion, but all inclusive. This could be a long post, kudos if you stick around to the end.
*Photo from my Instagram, almost a year ago!*
My most favorite part of fall? Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I know. Everyone says that, and it's a real problem. I think I'm addicted. I crave them all spring and summer long. I just can't get enough. I kind of need a second job to fund my Starbucks PSL addiction. It is that bad. Thankfully, the closest Starbucks is 15 minutes away, and it's totally out of my way or else I'd be bankrupt.
Another huge favorite? Bath and Body Works candles. This is another common one, especially in the blogging and youtube community. For me personally, they are stress relievers. Candles relax me, and I burn them all year long. That being said, Autumn is the only time I can get the Pumpkin Cupcake, Heirloom Pumpkin and Leaves candles, and I'm obsessed. Pumpkin Cupcake is my ultimate favorite. I'm currently awaiting another 2/$22 sale so I can stock up again.
As you can tell, I'm obsessed with anything and everything Pumpkin. Despite my love of Bath and Body Works pumpkin candles, (and scentportables...yes my car smells like a pumpkin cupcake), I don't like the pumpkin scented lotion. It smells nothing like cinnamon pumpkins, it smells like old perfume. No thanks. However, if you know of a good pumpkin lotion, please let me know! The struggle of finding one is real.
Fall 2014

As for fall fashion, I'm quite simple. I will live in boots, leggings, cardigans and scarves. They give me life. In case you were wondering, Aerie has awesome leggings, but Victoria's Secret leggings are my ultimate favorite. Looking for a less expensive alternative? Forever 21 leggings. $3.80. If you get the right size they're opaque, but cover your butt just in case. :)
My hair will always either be curled or in a bun. I rarely straighten it in the fall. It's usually just in a bun because I'm wearing a scarf anyway. I prefer dark hair colors in the fall/winter. Mine is currently dark purple.

I wear a lot of dark makeup. For some reason, I gravitate toward it. During the day, I'll keep my eyeshadow light and sparkly, but at night I'll wear darker, deeper shades. I typically use a lot of warm shades. Some of my favorites are Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Cosmopolitan, Cocoa Bear and Country Girl. I still recommend the Lorac Unzipped palette as well as the Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette. I've been considering purchasing the Urban Decay Naked 3. Talk me out of it into it.

I still wear winged liner. It will never be out of style, I don't care what anyone says.
I definitely prefer darker lip colors. Berrys, reds, burgundys...yes. I still tend to wear lighter shades during the day. A few of my favorites are MAC Vegas Volt and MAC Creme Cup for during the day.
MAC Rebel, Urban Decay Jilted, and Revlon Black Cherry are a few of my favorites.
I just ordered Lime Crime liquid lipstick in Wicked last week. Can't wait to get that one.
I'll wear my NARS Laguna all year long, I do change my blush some. I wear deeper pinks, purples and peaches. I'm dying to get Becca Wild Honey and NARS Sin.
I love dark nails. Anything in a deep almost black shade, I want it. Essie Wicked, OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments!

Outside of makeup, I also love to read. Give me a blanket, some candles, coffee/hot chocolate and a book, you won't hear from me for a while. And no, I don't want a kindle. I actually have a Nook and I never use it. I like real books. A Nook/Kindle just doesn't feel right.

The weather this time of year is perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. Not much rain or snow. The leaves are the perfect shades of orange, red and yellow. I just can't get enough of it. 
As you can tell, I love fall. It's the perfect time of year. I really hope you love it as much as I do.

Thanks for reading and if you stuck around to the end, THANK YOU!
If you have any fall suggestions with makeup, hair, food, anything, let me know!


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