“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Yves Saint Laurent

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Naturopathica Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream

Naturopathica creates performance-based skin care solutions by combining certified organic botanicals with clean cosmeceutical ingredients to improve the health and appearance of the skin. That’s why our credo is a better beauty ™ — naturally safe skin care products with active ingredients that produce visible results.

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Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream
This concentrated cream combines Black Currant Oil and Hyaluronic Acid to improve elasticity and promote vibrant looking skin.


Key Active Ingredients:
  • HYALURONIC ACID (HA): known for its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, this ingredient helps the skin to retain moisture
  • CASSIS (Black Currant Oil): This seed oil is a rich source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and other important polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3, known to soothe and improve skin resilience
  • VITAMIN E: a powerful antioxidant, this vitamin helps to fight free radical damage
  • VITAMIN B COMPLEX: B vitamins improve the skin’s ability to take up oxygen and help keep the production of sebum at appropriate levels.  Application of a Vitamin B Complex to the skin increases resistance to irritation by noxious chemicals and therefore makes this ingredient essential as a “Big City” protective cream
you can view the complete ingredients here.

.....My Thoughts

Website: I browsed the website and it seems that Naturopathica has a lot of interesting products, many that I wish to try. The website is very easily to navigate and understand, simple and clean. There are symbols on every product to show just what sort they are as you may have seen from underneath the photo I posted above, I like that! You can read about the company and get a lot of other information at www.naturopathica.com

Price: $85.00USD

Size: 50ML / 1.7FL OZ
Packaging: The Jar is a dark cobalt blue, transparent. It looks very pretty in the light. The jar clearly displays all information needed. The name, size, directions, contact, Targeted act & much much more! Very clean looking. The lid is black and twists on of course there was a divider between the lid and product when I first received it.

SCENT: Hmm it seems to me like..Twig & Sweet Soy Bean. I love it! It smells very healthy for my skin, very settle scent.

APPLICATION&TEXTURE: The application is simple, apply just a small bit "pea size" to the entire (clean) face. It smooths over the face easily leaving only the softest skin. The texture is not heavy on application actually just the opposite. It is a creamy soy like color and delicate to touch. I enjoy applying this product, I actually look forward to it every morning and night! I did find however using more then the recommended amount left my skin over moisturized in the morning so I continued to only use the recommended amount after that. I am sure over time this cream will show more of what it is truly for, age defense. I have been using it for about a good month or so and find that my makeup does not crease into my skin lines as much as before however to truly have them vanish would take a great deal of time! Ill keep you posted as always :)


I love love love it. I feel like after a clean face it keeps in and seals the cleanness and works on improvement to my skin as it does so. Sometimes you can tell when a product is worth your while by the difference it gives or performs on your skin. This Cream defiantly gives well at even first use. I'm sure i'll find myself purchasing another bottle when i'm close to being out of this jar. Very good indeed.

In this package sent to me by the company I was also given 3 samples to try, I plan to post separate reviews on them givin they were all very different as far as my thoughts on them. Until next time friends!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How To: Cranberry Mask

Cranberries aren't just for Thanksgiving, they can be used all year round for a relaxing facial. They can be found easily at almost any food market!! This facial treatment can be expensive at trendy spas, but you can make your own cranberry facial mask at home for just a fraction of the cost. The enzymes in cranberries act as exfoliants and will leave your skin healthy and silky smooth.

I use this when the season starts to get cold and my skin starts to get dry! At night I find it to work best for me, I like to apply firming cream at night right after my mask of choice and this helps my face feel moisture packed and amazingly smooth. It also is an excellent exfoliant for my dry skin. I've tried this out on the weekends early morning and I notice the glow it gives my skin and I just love it. I hope you all enjoy this delightful mask!

6 Tablespoons Fresh Cranberries
1 yogurt 2% or whole yogurt
1/3 Cup Water
(optional)  pinch of sugar, 1/2 grated apple

Mixture/ Application:
Boil the cranberries with the water for 10 minutes. Mash them up and let them cool. In the meantime, grate the apple (if using) and mix with the cooled cranberries & sugar & yogurt.When mixture is done apply for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and follow with your moisturizer. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Flip Book: Express Magazine

I got this magazine in the post on Friday! I had planned on going to express this weekend but didn't make it. The photographs in this flip book are just gorgeous! Beautiful pieces showcased with high quality gloss photos! Page after page I found myself wanting more then enough items. I shop a lot online and I ordered some of the items from the book as well as from the website. There is a lot of new items in because of the changing seasons of course! I thought sharing this would help you all be aware of the great fashion express has to offer. Please know this is not a paid post or I was not given free items. I am just sharing one of my favorite places to shop with you! :)
Keep in mind this is not every single page I only took a few pictures of what stood out to me!

Not only are the items to die for but the makeup and hair is very nicely done! Wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Makeup Vanity Collection&Storage

MAKEUP VANITY SETUP  *old update coming soon!!!

Occasional table, white

I love seeing everyone's setup and collection! I am going to share with you how my setup looks and the storage pieces only on the top of my vanity.... We will all see the drawers and whats stored on the wall real soon!. I'll be uploading a video within the next week or two to show what's inside!! A video seems easier or else i'd find myself needed to upload a ton of photographs! Look out for the upcoming video friends :)

P.S. I would love to see your setup so if you have one posted please link me below. Thanks Have a lovely Sunday night :)

Lovely glass rose that my mum gave me I put it right on top of my 4 drawer mirror storage :) Thanks mum!
I love the mirror pieces I have on my vanity I think they are stylish and hide within the unexpected all the while looking sleek & classy.
There are random bits and pieces... but some great things hidden within this space. 
Oh &&& I love NARS packaging most people hate it but I like the uniqueness of it. The little crystals surrounding are from the gem show I went to a few weeks ago with my sister and some friends. I think they are pretty. One is even shaped like a heart <3 Strobe cream is to the back right hand corner I'm trying to still yet decide if I like this on my skin or not? hmm
MAC Beauty Powders & MSF'S, yes please! I keep them all in safe keeping right on top of my desk in my mirror treasure box so they can  be showcased as they should be lid opened or closed!

.. du do duuu a peek inside the top drawer?
I'm keen on the idea of storage for everyday items to apply such as Cotton pads and Foundation touch up sponges. I placed them in these glass jars found at my nearest bed bath & beyond. I also leave one of my juicy tubes in there because while sitting at my computer I seem to apply it often and these jars are just to the left of my screen :) so I have easy access this way! ;)
I love the packaging and quality of Rock & Republic! ... the collection just grew and grew and ... grew! I hope to get some of the blushers soon as of now I only have shadows and face powders. 

As far as foundation... I find myself more willing to try different sort of brands no matter the price. I've been using this Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua SPF 15 foundation for about a month now and I love it. My skin has been dryer due to the chaining seasons but yet more so clear because of the hot days leaving. This is a very sheer foundation yet evens out my skin tone perfectly. It's light weight and makes my skin look smooth and flawless no lines or visible skin imperfections. This always makes it's way to the top of my vanity during the week days.

Oh! Not to forget these firefly jars! I have some of my favorite powders in them. They are at the end of my vanity/desk to the right of my computer.  the lid catches product and protects the product inside them swirling my brush in the lid seems to pick up just enough rather then placing my applicator into a pile of product. I think they look nice. Always looking for new ways to store products!
These beads happen to be the colors of this beauty room :) My starting point!

I love storage that is mirrored this clinique palette is camo next to it very cute! I have on top of my my desk mirror.

I really want a set of sigma brushes but have not got a chance to buy myself a set yet. I plan to get some in the near future but AI'm happy now with the few good brushes I have :) I have a MAC brush belt that they are all in this is wrapped around my vanity hair on the back. I think it a swell place for it.

***Well I think that's it! I have a giant "&" on my desk but other then that it's just my computer :) hehe Hope you like my vanity top! Oh! the giant mirror on the wall is lovely! I don't know how I ever went without it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


"Loving myself heals my life" 
- Viviana Martin


I got this palette as a gift from a friend at work. I was surprised to see it at my desk when I arrived in office. How sweet of her yes? :) I tweeted of it and a lot of people responded with wanting to see photos. I will be posting a review of it real soon. Its gorgeous and the color names are the following below.

Eye Shadow: BELIEVE
Eye Shadow: STRENGTH
Eye Shadow: SUPPORT
Eye Shadow: COURAGE
Bronzing Color: RIBBON
Blush: PINK

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Skincare Tips: Fall


The seasons are changing and here in Colorado it's nearly fall! The leaves are changing to a golden color with vibrant reds and surrounding brilliant oranges! My skin is changing as well! I seem to have dry patches of skin on my face generally around my nose and around my cheek area. This is the time where some with oily skin might notice their skin turns a bit normal, or those with normal skin might consider their skin is suddenly dry.You might need to change up your skin care products and switch them accordingly. If you aren't sure whether your skin needs a new regime,try talking to a consultant at a cosmetics counter. Many times they can ask you simple questions to see what skin care type you fall in.

Oil-Based Scrub

I think oily based scrubs are perfect for fall and winter because you are getting the exfoliating benefits with the extra bonus of hydrating oils. (most people have dryer skin during the cold seasons) And when it comes to oily scrubs, the choices are endless! You can find scrubs that have a lot of oil swimming on top all the way to scrubs that are more of a solid consistency. I love skincare and there are so many great ones out there don't be afraid to venture out and find your additional holly grail products!

Moisturize Every Single Day!
I can't stress this enough; if you want to keep dry skin at bay, you must hydrate your skin on a daily basis. The best time to apply your lotion is right after you've dried off after your shower or bath. Seal in the moisture that's already been absorbed into your skin.

Sunscreen is a daily essential, so don't set it aside.

Dry or combination skin?Use a moisturizer with SPF 15 at the minimum and reapply with a facial sunscreen throughout the day as needed. One of the best facial sunscreens around is Clarins: UV Plus Day Screen with SPF 40. It's light as can be mineral base makes it soak in fast with a matte finish. I apply this in the morning before applying my makeup, it helps fight of the rays of the day and keep my skin looking great.

Oily Skin? Apply a light moisturizer to your body as soon as you leave the bath or shower. Use oil-free moisturizers with at least 15 SPF sunscreen for best results. These moisturizers are made to absorb quickly into the skin and last all day long without causing shine or exacerbating oily skin.

Indulge In Hand Cream
Your hands are in and out of water on a very regular basis, so you need to apply moisturizer more frequently to your hands than the rest of your body. That's why it's so important to have a hand creme in your handbag, I carry a few different kinds in my handbag at all times!

PLEASE view past posts within my blog. There are different posts to help you identify your perfect skincare creams. You can view posts about making at home cleansing and treating masks with items around your house all in which are natural! There is really just a ton with information packed in each!Enjoy I hope this was a bit helpful!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

St Ives Apricot Scrub is not tested on animals ♥
  No Parabens and No Phthalates!

stock photo  http://www.stives.com

Price: $4.00USD
Packaging: 6 fl oz / 170g

Product Description:
Swiss formula. Blemish & blackhead control. Oil free with Salicylic Acid. Gently exfoliated without drying to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can clog pores. Oily/Acne prone skin.

It smells strongly of apricots while applying and mildly after the rinse and dry the smell will vanish over a short time.I prefer anyways for my face not to smell of anything ;)

Mixture ,Texture &Application:
Moisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Rinse with warm water. Avoid direct contact with eyes. For best results, use 3 to 4 times per week. (I use it everyday!!)

Key Ingredients:
  • APRICOTS are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural power might seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing and they help make fresher, more nourished skin beautifully possible. 
  • CORN KERNEL MEAL is actually flour ground from dried corn. It’s a soft, but gently powerful all-natural exfoliant that promotes skin cell turnover and regeneration. Cornmeal makes softer-feeling, fresher skin possible. 
  • WALNUT is known for its hard shell, but when it’s ground, it becomes an amazingly effective, all-natural exfoliant ingredient in our scrubs. Not only are walnuts plentiful on the planet, they also help newer, healthier skin come to the surface. 

This scrub allows my skin to breathe and leaves is feeling very clean after application and rinse. I use it every day after a long day at work in the shower. I love how the mixture is perfect to clean and remove any dry skin esp since the dirt comes from the high heat of the summer! It has become one of my go to products!!

I absolutely love this product. I never expect much while trying a new product but noticing my skin over time it is more so clear then before and breakouts are almost never around these days.
**I will be buying this product for as long as it is in make :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Apothica Gift Card [CLOSED]

Here's a chance for you to win a $25 Gift Card From Apothica!

About Apothica:
Apothica.com is an online beauty boutique, which carries the finest selection of skin care, body care, aromatherapy, and cosmetic products on the market today, including the most natural, organic products available. We are dedicated to providing you with high quality products formulated to promote and enhance your natural beauty.

Some of the popular brands they carry are:

  •    Stila 
  •    Urban Decay 
  •    Laura Mercier
  •    Too Faced
  •    Clinique
  •    Korres
  •    Clarisonic
   And many more!

For your entry to be valid, you can do 2 or more of the following:

This is a giveaway for readers of this blog, so you must be a follower through GFC.

Option 1: Facebook
1.       Visit Apothica.com
2.       Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter

Option 2: Twitter
1.       Visit Apothica.com
2.       Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account
Bonus: Retweet Apothica’s tweet about this giveaway

Option 3: Blog
1.       Visit Apothica.com
2.       Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Write about the brand I highlighted (Stila) and link it to Apothica

Winner selection:
  1.  Apothica will contact the winner to verify information is correct
  2.  After verification, Apothica will email the a code for the gift card to be used at SkinCareRx.com, Apothica.com, and SkinBotanica.com
  3. The contest is open internationally, but Apothica does not ship to all countries
  4.  Please save SkinCareRx as a contact in your email box so that the email doesn't go to the Spam/Junk Mail folder.

Contest ends on the 2nd day of September 2011

So, go ahead and submit your entries below. Copy & paste the following and fill in the following with whichever is applicable:

GFC Name 
Facebook Name 
Twitter Name & Tweet Link 
Email Address 

*This giveaway is sponsored by Apothica.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Winners: MAC / ULTA Giveaway

I hope all of you are having a lovely Sunday. I have got two winners after a long morning after reviewing all entries! I want you to know that I am very thankful for all my readers and your feedback. If you are not one of my winners today remember i'll have more content and future giveaway's (A gift card one in fact real soon!) I appreciate each and every single one of you! Thank you :)

**Jag hoppas att alla är att ha en härlig söndagHär är vinnarna i senaste giveawayHåll utkik efter mer snart och kommer ihåg att jag är så tacksam att du läser min blogg!

Jennifer!! I have sent you an e-mail already and I am waiting for you to respond with your shipping details! Congratulations!

EVA!! I have sent you an e-mail already and I am waiting for you to respond with your shipping details! Congratulations!

View the giveaway by CLICKING HERE

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ruche: Summer Resort 2011

Site Says: RUCHE is a modern women's boutique with a vintage touch. We try to find items that are new, in-style, trendy, yet still inspired by a vintage look. We handpick each product to give you the perfect selection of clothing, accessories and more. When you visit shopruche.com , we want you to enter a feeling of comfort and nostalgia. We can only hope that you enjoy your visit every time.

You will find our items reasonably priced. RUCHE believes that you don't have to empty out your pocketbooks to look good. We carry various small boutique brands. Chances are you probably won't find yourself matching with the girl next door.RUCHE is solely an online-based boutique. We are based in sunny California, USA, but we ship to almost anywhere around the world.www.shopruche.com

My Thoughts ....Ruche always delivers. I had a few lookbooks shared on my blog previous to this one. These are not sponsered posts i'm just so impressed by the company and the lookbook creative ideas. View the 1st lookbook shared on my blog& An Unending Love, or the Spring Lookbook. I'm sure more are posted throughout my archives just take a peek and you will find more of a little bit of everything you might be seeking. Back to RUCHE, as always they seemed to have done it again. There is something so gentle and beautiful about the items presented. I just love the palm springs summer feel and the brilliant colors used to contrast off the everyday life settings! I felt this was worthy of a post to make you all aware all of these beautiful pieces that are now up for sale at ruche.com To see all of their items and most fabulous little trinkets visit the website now :)