With my 25th birthday creeping around the corner (September 30th), I’ve been doing more research about skincare. I’ll  be in my mid-twenties (when the hell did this happen?), and that means I really need to start the “prevention” stage. Prevent fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and aging skin. It actually stresses me out a little- but I don’t want to be one of those women you see with horrible sun-damaged skin! It’s not a good look.

So, with that said I’ve been on the hunt for a good face sunscreen. I’m totally one for drug-store products, but I think splurging for skincare is an investment, so I don’t mind spending a little more $$. I also want to start buying more products that are cruelty-free & don’t test on animals!

  • Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++

I have never heard of this brand until stumbling across it on Sephora. I was doing a “top rated” search on face sunscreens and this one came up. I looked into the brand & was impressed. They are a Japanese brand that do not test on animals. This bottle retails for $65.00 & when I get some extra money, I will be purchasing it.


  • Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen with Echinacea GreenEnvy™

I have used Farmacy products before, and I really liked them! They do not test on animals, which is a huge plus; and this bottle only retails for $36.00! If you don’t have a lot of money to splurge, this is a great option. It has 4.7 out of 5.0 stars on Sephora, I think it’s worth testing/trying out.


  • Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++

Another option that is cruelty free & not tested on animals: Murad. I have never used Murad products before, but have only heard the best things about them. This bottle retails for $65.00, and has 5/5 stars on Sephora’s website. If I don’t try out Tatcha’s product (see above, #1) then I will try this product out.


If you have any face sunscreen recommendations I’d love to hear them! I’d love to try anything with an SPF of 30 or higher! Or if you have tried any of these products- tell me what you thought about them, I’m super curious & want to buy the best one possible.



lip products i’m loving.


I’m obsessed with lip products. I probably have too many lip products for my own good. Here is a list of SOME of my favorites (in no particular order):

  1. Dior Addict Lip Glow(Pink): I have heard so much about this lip product, and decided to test it out myself. So I went to Sephora and bought it, but you can also get it at Macy’s, Nordstrom (it won’t let me link it, sorry). I got it in the color “pink”, and at first I was hesitant spending $33 for this little tube… one might disagree with me, but that’s pricey! My final thoughts? It’s a new favorite of mine & I’ll tell you why: It’s so moisturizing, I love the way it feels on my lips, and it’s very hydrating. I have an issue with some chapsticks or lip balms leaving a white film or residue– this DOES NOT do that! I can apply it, and not have to worry about checking my lips to see if I need to wipe my mouth! The color is a nice sheer pink, but it’s meant to enhance the natural color of your lips- very pretty! I am almost done with my first tube and will be repurchasing!
  2. Lorac Alter Ego Lipgloss (CEO): This lipgloss is absolutely gorgeous. I got this from my local Ulta on a whim, but you can find it at Khols or Ulta website (it won’t let me link it, sorry!) Best decision! The color is stunning! It’s a dusty rose/nude that compliments any makeup look! The packaging is gorgeous, the price is $16 (not bad), and it smells really good! I will forever be buying this product in this color, so I hope it won’t ever be discontinued.
  3. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie (Best Dressed): Love the color of this lipgloss, it’s a beautiful rich plum. It smells divine, lasts a long time on the lips. It was my first time trying their marvelous moxie line, and I would definitely pick up more of their products. I tried to look everywhere for this (i’m guessing this color was limited edition?) and found that amazon carries it.
  4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Rose Velvet): I am trying to get more into lipstick, I love the way it makes a woman look more put together. But for some reason I gravitate more towards lipgloss. But Revlon has a lot of good color options, something more toned down (if you’re a newbie, like me) or you can go super dramatic! Get yours from Target as it’s cheaper than most places that have it. Click here. This formula is hydrating and very comfortable on.
  5. vbeaute lip spread anti-age tinting lip gloss: This is another great option if you want a clear gloss, something that’s very hydrating on the lips, isn’t sticky, but also enhances your natural lip color. I got this as a sample, but I found that you can buy it from HSN (it won’t let me link it, sorry). I’ve never really heard this brand before getting this sample, but it’s become one of my favorites!


beauty products i’m loving.

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you’ve been having a fabulous and productive week. I had an eye appointment today, and I’m so excited because I’ve been wearing the same eye glasses for two years now. I think it’s time to get some new ones, which I will post about later.

But for now, I wanted to share six beauty products I’ve been loving at the moment. I thought I’d start with the basics:



  1. Aveeno Absolutely Ageless daily moisturizer with sunscreen 30 spf:  I got mine from my local Target for a good price. You can find it here. But you can also get this from your local drug store like CVS or Rite-aid. I love this moisturizer because it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated throughout the day, not to mention it smells really good, and it has sunscreen (I want to stay youthful looking, so this is a must) I picked this up on a whim, looking for a new moisturizer and I’m so glad I did! It does not break me out, or leave me feeling greasy/oily. I definitely recommend trying this product if you’re looking for a new face moisturizer!
  2. Milani Rose Powder Blush: This blush is gorgeous! First off, the packaging got me! In the picture it doesn’t give it justice since I’ve used it already. You can find this product at your local target or here. The color I use is “romanic rose”. The perfect pink shade, and it looks so natural on!
  3. Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Powder Foundation: This is my HOLY GRAIL of powder foundation. I get mine from Ulta found here. Not only is this product inexpensive, but it’s amazing quality. It’s coverage is medium, but you can build from there. This powder does not cake up, or break my skin out. I gravitate towards powder than liquid foundation, so this is perfect for me. I highly recommend trying this out! If you live close to an Ulta, go get color matched. I have been using this powder foundation for almost 2 years now, and love it. If you’re interested in the color I wear it is: Petal.
  4. Real Techniques Powder Brush: I use this brush for putting on my powder foundation and love it. I also have other brushes from Real Techniques & cannot say a bad thing about them! Find it here. The price is great too!
  5. Brow Powder Duo Anastasia Beverly Hills: If you haven’t heard of Anastasia Brow products- where have you been living? Her products are AMAZING & a total game changerI can’t believe I only learned about this product maybe 3 years ago or so. CRAZY. Basically, brows are a topic of discussion nowadays… and you don’t want to have shitty eyebrows! Get this powder (she also has pencil and brow pomade) & give your eyebrows the loving attention they deserve! I buy mine in store or online here.
  6. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara: I got this as a sample years ago, and loved it. Then re-discovered it a couple months ago, and wondered why I never repurchased it! You can get it from Ulta, Sephora, or any place that carries Benefit Cosmetics. You can order online here. This mascara says exactly what it does: lengthen & volumizes lashes! It’s a winner in my books!

I hope you enjoyed this list of beauty products I’m currently loving at the moment! If you have a list of your own— share them with me. I LOVE trying new things! I hope you have a wonderful day.