BIRCHBOX April 2018—Feed Your . . . .

You can reboot your beauty routine for Spring with Birchbox’s April samples.

HAWAIIAN TROPIC Silk Hydration weightless face

With the hopes of sunny skies on the horizon, and winter being over, you may start thinking more about sunscreen. Truth be told, I wear sun protection on my face all year round, regardless of the weather. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration weightless face has been around for a while, and has even gone through a […]

#BIRCHBOX August 2017—easy does it

I’m a few weeks behind schedule posting the items I received in August’s BIRCHBOX, themed easy does it. So, before the September box arrives I wanted to share the samples I received from August.   The easy does it theme for this box refers to sample products based on having an easy beauty routine during the […]

ANDALOU NATURALS Beauty Balm and Color + Correct, both with broad spectrum protection

With summer coming, or even just the wish to escape winter weather with a tropical vacation, you may be thinking about amping-up your sun protection regime. I recently decided to move on to products for the face with SERIOUS broad spectrum protection from the sun – very important with any sun exposure. I found that Andalou Naturals […]

TRISH MCEVOY Beauty Booster Tinted Moisturizer – Shade 1

Trish’s BB Tinted Moisturizer comes in a pump dispenser tube. It is offered in three shades, a light, medium and dark. I purchased Shade 1, which is the lightest shade. A heavy weight multi-tasker, this moisturizer provides build-able coverage, continuously hydrates with hyaluronic acid, guards against sun damage with Octinoxate to provide SPF 20 and […]

CLINIQUE Moisture Surge CC Cream – light

Recently purchased this CC cream during Nordstrom’s Clinique gift with purchase deal – the best time to try new items. About a year ago I was loving the BB (Beauty Benefits) creams, so was eager to try the new CC (Color Correcting) creams as well. While BB creams try to correct imperfections more so with […]

SHISEIDO Advanced Hydro-Liquid Foundation Compact

I primarily use this product as a concealer because it goes on fairly thick, provides good coverage. Its SPF15 with the active ingredient of titanium dioxide. Refills are sold separately from the case that hold a refill of the product an the sponge applicator. The packaging is sleek and the space below where the sponge […]

MIRACLE SKIN Transformer, skin enhancer

I LOVE this product!!! I bought it after noticing the beginning of fine lines around my eyes, even though I have used a sunscreen on my eye area since I was a teenager (age catches up with you). My main concern was hydration but also a full range of skin defenses – UVA and UVB. […]