Empties: Feb 2018

R+co Bel air smoothing shampoo 1.7oz

R+co Bel air smoothing conditioner 1.7oz

Living proof. restore shampoo 2oz

it cosmetics your skin but better cc+ illumination “medium”

Juice beauty stem cellular cc cream “warm glow”

sampled: Living proof T.B.D. multi tasking styler



Mixing Two Things Never Worked So Well!

Sometimes I’ll try layering products whether its hair and makeup and it just works so well you wonder why you never come up with it sooner. So here’s what I do now with my makeup.

I spritz my makeup sponges with the Mario Badescu rosewater+herb spray then put 1 pump or 2 of the itcosmetics cc cream I use the illumination one then I put one small squeeze of the Juice beauty cc cream in it because its a bit darker than the it cosmetics one and it turns out amazing! I had to share that with people!

As for my hair I really dig the Living proof leave in I use 1-2 pumps of that and once its worked in and scrunch my hair or mess it up with the bumble and bumble brilliantine and my hair looks effortless and has separation and shine!

Those are my advice for quick but “I tried” look.

Review: it Cosmetics-Confidence in a cleanser

Funny I was just writing about going back to it cosmetics cc+ cream. I haven’t owned or sampled an item from the brand I did not like and the cleanser was something I was super excited to see being offered by Sephora as a big sample.

Here’s what I thought of the product:


-no strong scent

-thin texture

-lots of good ingredients

-rinses off quick

-no dry feeling very mild on skin



-doesn’t feel as gel like or foaming like I prefer but that’s really not a deal breaker


I’m rating this item a 9/10 because my skin looks better after each use. Very generous, Sephora! 5oz for $28 on a top selling brand? Not bad at all.


Full Coverage Might Be My Next Move.

Currently looking around for full coverage foundation. The sunspots I had have become darker and more obvious and I’d like to cover it. So maybe i’ll do the illuminating primer+full coverage matte foundation to see how it looks together. Its sad to think I’m running from the sunny window like I’m Dracula and yet I’m still burning. If you read this and know of a good foundation, I am all ears! I’ve decided to pull out my itcosmetics cc cream out today. Its been a while but when I read the line full coverage cream I was like I HOPE SO BECAUSE I NEED IT.

June 2017 Empties

Samples: erno Laszlo phelityl oil, malin+goetz peppermint body scrub, malin+goetz rum body wash, kiehls midnight recovery cleansing oil,

burts bees cleansing oil

dhc cleansing oil(travel size) officially gone! wa–

honest beauty magic balm

drunk elephant framboos and marula oil (smaller sizes)

ouai smooth conditioner

it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream

le labo cedar candle


So my favorite of the whole list was the peppermint body scrub and the kiehls midnight recovery cleansing oil. I just replaced my it cosmetics cc with the illumination version and its amazing!


Switching Up Routines

I used to start my day with either the eve lom morning cleanser or a cleansing water if not a cleanser with vitamin c in it. Right now after reading the one interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg I instantly had to have the evian water spray. She was talking about how she spritzes it on her face in the morning then wipes her face with cotton or something. Just really simple but cool so I started doing that in the mornings and I was still dry and I added a new non-alcohol toner the Mario Badescu aloe one. I am so happy with the MB aloe toner I had to write about it. that’s step 2 in the morning and then I finish off with a nice cream like Dr. Hauschka or Dermalogica.

Nights I will start my removing process with either burt’s bees or the sample of Erno Laszlo Phelityl oil. To my surprise they both smell similar like a more lovely version of J&J products. Very soft and almost powdery. Then I’ll wash my face with a white tea cleanser tone with MB aloe toner and slap on some dermalogica.

My makeup routine has changed too. I’m on my very last bit of the it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream (which I plan to repurchase)and I just recently bought a bottle of the Chanel vitalumiere aqua foundation. It has a strong scent to it but the thinness is nice to blend with my regular tinted sunscreens. I mix the two and then I tap on some tarte shape tape in medium and finish my look with some by terry cream blush. lip products I switch around but I feel like my summer products are going to be between 3 items: the Charlotte Tilbury light wonder in #4, the Chanel vitalumiere aqua, and the it cosmetics cc cream but I’m leaning towards the new illuminating one to cut me some slack of blending items. Oh I want the Charlotte Gainsbourg + Nars skin shimmering thingy. don’t know the official name but I want it….im still shocked she chopped off her locks.

It cosmetics CC cream!

Hi there. its been forever since I updated! I feel so guilty but between traveling and getting things done I was so tired. I also had issues with my computer! I was reading posts and trying products though! Today I’m posting about my current favorite face product the It cosmetics your skin but better cc cream. I got a sample through Sephora a while back saved it for a rainy day. That rainy day ended up being New Years because after all the delicious foods and gatherings my skin took a toll on me.

So here’s what I can tell you about the product:

-texture is like a serum not too thin(dry skin people may love it I sure do)

-there is a scent to the product don’t know what it exactly is but to me it smells like lemon a hint of lemon

-one pump and a half or less will give you good coverage(yes I bought the full bottle after I ran out of my sample haha)

-the active ingredients are titanium dioxide 9.0% and zinc oxide 6.3%! its spf 50!


I like to put this on with a MAC fix+ soaked beauty blender. The product is truly “your skin but better” I like to throw this in my bag and have it on me at all times. Its so good! I use medium its a tad darker than my own skin so I find it complimentary. People actually ask me if I’m wearing makeup!