Bionova bn Science Age Control Neck Treatment with UV Chromophores

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If you haven’t been keeping up with my Bionova posts, make sure you go back and read Bionova: The Next Generation in Skincare, then come back here. I know, I know, you’re pressed for time, but this brand is SO… Continue Reading

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint: A Fab Choice For Oily Skin!

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Geesh, Mother Nature really needs some medication- I swear she’s bipolar!  I didn’t think I would get this post done because the air raid sirens went off in our area, and we had had hail, which usually results in a… Continue Reading

Sephora Play! Box: March 2016

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Well, it’s been a disappointing month for beauty subscriptions… until now! As always, Sephora’s packaging takes the cake and wins the prize for “best dressed.”  Additionally, I’m happy with each and every item this month! My March Sephora box contained… Continue Reading

Top 5 Scientifically Proven Skincare Brands

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Do you ever spend a ton of money on a fancy-schmancy skincare product, only to find out it doesn’t do diddly-squat?  I have, and it pi$$es me off!  Luckily, this hasn’t happened to me in a LONG time, thanks to… Continue Reading

February Makeup Faves!

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With tonight being the last home basketball game for my beloved alma mater, the Iowa State Cyclones, I almost forgot to post about my favorites for February! After an exciting and bittersweet win over OSU (the seniors’ last home game… Continue Reading

February 2016 Birchbox

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Lately I’ve been kind of meh on Birchbox.  There hasn’t been anything bad, but nothing has really stood out.  As an Ace, I’m supposed to get first dibs on boxes, and they’ve been doing a thing where you can pick… Continue Reading

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector: The Ultimate in Anti-Aging

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Exuviance is one of my fave skincare brands. After both my better half and I each having our own separate platinum memberships for years at Ulta, I’m very familiar with the line. So, when I found out Exuviance was sending… Continue Reading

Somme Institute Skincare: First Impression

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  I had heard good things about Somme Institute skincare from an esthetician, so I’m super-duper happy to have the chance to try their products! In 1994, a team came together that included research and practicing dermatologists throughout the United States. … Continue Reading

COOLA Face SPF 20 Rose Essence CC Cream

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The COOLA SPF 20 Rose Essence CC Cream has a tint that will work with almost all skin types. I have medium skin, and Jerry is light, and it was suitable for both of us. It’s very sheer, so it… Continue Reading

COOLA Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer

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This antioxidant-infused moisturizer from COOLA contains 70% certified organic ingredients, and is formulated with patented Oleosome technology. Oleosomes, which are derived from safflower, help boost the effectiveness of the UV filters. This, in turn, leads to a higher SPF value… Continue Reading