quickly with Completely Bare’s ctrl+hair+del Facial Hair Removal Cream. I was sent this product to test, and I didn’t have facial hair to test it on. I realized the targeted applicator was the perfect design for touch ups. I am horrible at shaving and always miss spots.  This product removed unwanted hair quickly and easily. It is infused with Argan Oil, Aloe, and Cocoa Butter to help moisturize and condition skin. It does have a pungent hair remover smell though. So take it off with Completely Bare, and leave it off….

but when you’re in a rush and want salon looking nails, use Static Nails. They have the coolest press on nails I’ve seen. I have not tried them yet, but I will be getting the black ones with red underneath for Winter. For the Summer, I have been using their nail Liquid Glass Laquer in Coconut. It is designed to look shiny and strong like gel, and said to last 10+day. They last a solid 6 on me. Most polishes last 3. It is made with Antioxidants, Rosehips, Marula Oil, Balm Mint, and is non toxic (8 free). Coconut is the perfect sheer pink with a hint of white. So fake a salon visit with Static, you know you’re faking other things….

when it comes to face masks. I love mixing them myself, and you don’t have to worry about them expiring and drying out. This week I started using Terra Beauty’s Matcha Sea Clay Dry Mask. Terra Beauty is a 100% natural, peta approved, vegan, clean cosmetics line. It is owned by 3 sisters that are first generation Brazilian Americans. They grew up on the farms of Brazil and Italy and took that knowledge into their beauty products.The mask uses microfined matcha, green tea, sea clay, white kaolin clay, and vitamin e. So mask up with Terra Beauty, and help renew your skin before you have to put that other kind of face mask on…

The Body Shop’s Tea Tree 3 in 1 Wash Scrub Mask is a great multitasker for your skincare shelf. You can use it as a face wash/scrub, or a mask.  It is designed to help with blemishes and excess oil. I used it as a mask and was surprised by how fresh my skin felt. It felt like I had a deep cleaning in 5 minutes. My pores were clean and my skin had a toned glow. Their organic tea tree oil is Community Trade from Kukoka Ardhini. So clean and mask your skin with this Body Shop treat, and check out the rest of their tea tree line.

Everyone loves Glow Recipe, because the brand is high quality, and fun! At Glow Recipe they believe “what’s not in the formula is just as important as what is.” The entire line is clean, cruelty free, free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. I have been using their Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask. It uses encapsulated retinol, coffeeberry, and niacinamide to moisturize, brighten, de-puff and fight fine lines. The use of encapsulated retinol allows less irritation for the delicate eye area. It releases slowly so the benefits work longer. You can use it during the day, but you must layer sunscreen over it. I notice an instant brightening when I apply it. This rich creamy lotion feels luxurious, not heavy. So put on some Avocado Melt, and get more out of your bedtime ;)….

for clean and soft skin. I’m on my third bottle of Formula 10.0.6 Smooth Me Over Moisturizing Body Wash in Grapefruit and Coconut. It smells amazing, and gives major lather. It is designed to not strip skin of natural moisture. The Grapefruit nourishes while the tropical coconut hydrates. This is from a great small company that has been in business for 87 years. It’s a very affordable line. I get it at Ulta, and you can shop their website as well. So get with Formula 10.0.6. and maybe share it with someone else ;)….

and my Apple Cider Vinegar. I’m so happy about this new find, called Squeeze Dried! I’ve tried for years to take ACV in the morning for it’s health benefits. No matter how much water I’d add to a tablespoon- it made me nauseas. I hated the taste, and after taste. Now I’m able to take it and it tastes good. This is thanks to Squeeze Dried. They created a super powered ACV powder you just add water to and drink. It includes lemon, cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, and probiotics. Most importantly they include the mother. They have other superfood powders that taste awesome too. So get with Squeeze Dried, and take care of your health, and taste buds….

when it comes to skincare. That’s what they say at Ayele & Co, and I couldn’t agree more. I have been happily using their Match-Honey Cleanser. Matcha green tea, honey, and fankincense are combined to cleanse, calm, and hydrate the skin. The honey is antibacterial and great for acne, as well as being a general complexion boost. The Matcha is brightens, and the Frankincense reduces appearance of large pores, wrinkles, and blemishes. It is said to help lift and tighten skin as well. I love when natural products work as well as the mass market chemical ones. So get with Ayele, and don’t play dumb with your skin….

in my skincare. My current daytime moisturizer is so luxurious. I am using Chantecaille’s Flower Harmonizing Cream. It is “a unique and rich assortment of essential oils, botanicals, seaweed, and vitamins nourishes and soothes skin promoting a more youthful looking complexion.” It is designed to prevent loss of moisture. Chantecaille is made in Switzerland. The moisturizer is 95% natural and has a rosewater base. So get with Chantecaille, and buy your own flowers ;)…


better skin. Every 24 hours a new layer of dead skin makes it’s way to the surface says Dr. Dennis Gross. So I tried his Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel. His peels are said to give you smaller looking pores, fewer wrinkles, radiance, and clear and even complexion. The 2 step daily peels are individually wrapped. They are packed with 5 AHA/BHA’s, antioxidants, and vitamins. The peels are designed for daily use, so don’t worry about sensitivity. The steps are simple. Step 1 exfoliate with the packaged cloth. Wait 2 minutes. Then wipe with the 2nd cloth which delivers powerful antioxidants and antiaging actives. Your skin is then prepped to absorb your serums and moisturizers. So reveal better skin with Dr Gross, and reveal some more…