STAR WARS: The Force Awakens COVERGIRL The Super Sizer Mascara


I was super excited when I stumbled upon the STAR WARS Limited Edition COVERGIRL section at my local CVS about three weeks ago. I got so caught up in the packaging and decided I must get my hands on this stuff and the first thing I grabbed was my beloved The SUPER Sizer mascara in very black. This mascara has become one of my favorite mascaras this past year and the STAR WARS packaging made it even better! COVERGIRL has compiled a collection of ten different packages, but of course the one I had to buy said: “INDEED YOU ARE POWERFUL” on the back of the tube.

Oh, so you want to know more about the mascara itself?  Well,  I love this mascara for many reasons. It makes my lashes look super thick and lush, doesn’t flake off and I love the style of the brush. It is definitely my go to mascara. It is also easy to take off at the end of the day. As far as drugstore mascaras go, this is my favorite. It’s one truly amazing mascara that is a FORCE to be reckoned with!

Secrets from The Red Carpet


Summer is here and we all know what it’s like to feel less than perfect for a day at the beach! I recently heard how a lot of celebrities do a very basic detox bath a few days prior to an event to reduce bloating and water weight gain. Now, PLEASE consult with your physician before doing this if you have any health conditions. Our bodies build up loads of toxins on a daily basis. From the foods we eat, to alcohol, lifestyle and environmental pollutants, we have a lot of toxins that can slow down and affect our bodies. I had read an article recently on the effects of taking a twenty five minute Epsom Salt bath to release the toxins in our bodies. You should never do this more than once a week, and most people are probably sufficient with one or two times a month at most. I run a bath and put two cups of Epsom Salt in warm bath water. I then set my timer for twenty five minutes, light a candle, sip my tea and listen to relaxing music. The strangest part about this detox is the toxins cause you to perspire rather profusely out the top of your head! The water is not even that hot. It is very important to drink extra water for the next few days following a detox bath so you don’t get dehydrated. I definitely feel like my body is getting rid of the toxins in my system and the days following my detox bath, I often watch my carb intake and eat a lot of protein and leafy greens. I can definitely tell the difference the very next day. Along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, you too can keep your body staying fit, strong, and beautiful from the inside out. After all, a beautiful spirit is the most attractive part of a woman.


So it’s true…MEN LOVE MYSTERY and apparently so do I!  Yes, I know, I’m continuing down this path of my my latest obsession of all things MAC. I have so many products to review but I just keep coming back to these great MAC products because they are perfect for Summer. Well let me tell you, MAC’s Men Love Mystery lipstick is a great electric lilac color. It reminds me of one of my favorite lipsticks by BITE Beauty called Violet, but it isn’t as creamy. The color is super pigmented and long lasting but it does not dry out my lips. I like to pair it with a neutral eye and a bit of rose colored shimmer eyeshadow rimming my entire eye. The combo is perfect for Summer. This lipstick works great with every skin tone and it definitely warms up my complexion. I have been a fan of MAC lipsticks for years and I love their prices too. Their lipsticks are the ICONIC product that made MAC famous. So as we dive right in to Summer, remember to always put your best face forward..Especially those LIPS!

NYX HD Concealer


With my super hectic schedule and lifestyle, I tend to have pretty dark under eye circles. I’m constantly on the hunt for a concealer that will hide my dark circles and NOT accentuate my fine lines. On a recent trip to ULTA, I was browsing the NYX section and it dawned on me that I was almost out of my concealer. Since of course I’m always up for trying new things, I quickly snatched up this NYX HD Concealer in the color FAIR. I had a coupon, so the total price for this miracle concealer was just $3.99. I will say, I’m in LOVE with this concealer. Not only is it the perfect color for my skin tone, it is super pigmented without being heavy or dry. It does not settle in my lines at all. After I apply the concealer I set it with my usual Dolce & Gabbana highlighting powder because it has a reflective property to it. The combo is pure perfection. I will be honest and say there isn’t a NYX product that I’ve met that I have NOT liked yet! I also want to give a shout out to Maris from PRIMLARK Jewelry. She sent me the custom initial necklace I wore during this shoot. Please check out her store. She creates beautiful pieces and can customize her jewelry to fit your needs. This necklace has quickly become a favorite piece of mine! Thanks again for sharing the LOVE. I love it when I meet other ambitious women following their dreams. BRAVO!


Sephora VIB: Nars Lip Pencils in Cruella & Rikugien


I have so many lipsticks that I can probably go an entire year without wearing the same one twice! I think it’s pretty well understood that I spend way too much money on makeup and skincare, but what the heck, you only live once! Every year around my birthday, I make my way to Sephora so I can spend MORE money on myself with justification ( Happy Birthday to me) and pick up my VIB Birthday gift. Some years are better than others, but this year they hit it out of the ballpark. I’ve been a fan on NARS for too many years to count or even want to publicly acknowledge, but I silently squealed with excitement when I realized the gift was a set of two Nars lip pencils. One is a classic but bold matte red called Cruella and the other a beautiful satin pinkish rose nude in a shade called Rikugien. I truly adore both textures and the colors are as different as night and day. Of course I’m a daily wearer of bold, bright hues, but still love a great nude lip paired with a smokey eye. I have had my eye on these NARS pencils for a while now and I can’t wait to try many more. Their colors are intensely pigmented, long wearing and a breeze to apply. I think I might just have to up my spending allowance. Sigh- Thanks to Sephora and Nars for giving me such a great birthday gift! xx