Shop With Me: Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Event

Hi everyone! I hope your spring is off to a good start. I’m ready for thunderstorms and rain. I seriously love rain and I LOVE sleeping to a nice thunderstorm. I thought I would swing by and share what I’m picking up at the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Event!

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I grabbed this IT Cosmetics foundation brush! TRUE LIFE: I’ve never used a foundation brush…only a beauty blender. I’m excited to see how a brush works though, and I love the IT Cosmetics brushes. It’s already been on sale, but I’m still sharing it because at $22, I still think it’s a great buy.

(Today) Thursday, March 30th: THIS St. Tropez everyday body lotion is 50% off making it only $12.50. While I have yet to take the spray tan plunge, I like how this lotion applies evenly and provides buildable color. WHY do I love it? I can apply as few as 1 or 2 applications for a subtle tan, or I can use daily for a more pronounced tan.

Saturday, April 1st: NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE! The entire brand of Mario Badescu is 25% off. My two favorite products include this toner & this pink drying lotion. This toner has become part of my nightly routine. I use it after washing my face, and I can tell that it helps prepare my skin for serum/moisturization. It doesn’t dry my skin out which is awesome! I don’t have many breakouts, but when I do, I apply a dot of this drying lotion to the area. I wake up the next morning and my pimple is gone. It’s pretty much like magic! This Ulta sale is the perfect time to stock up.

Thursday, April 6th: This BLISS Triple Oxygen Cleanser is half off making it only $14. I’m loving the burst of moisturization that this cleanser claims to provide. I haven’t tried this product, but before summer hits, I would like to get my face in tip top shape.

Friday, April 7th: Peter Thomas Roth “Un-Wrinkle Kit” is marked down from $88 to only $44. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I have a major love for Peter Thomas Roth products. I have an entire mask collection. If I can get some help preventing wrinkles, hopefully I won’t have a desire to go “under the needle” later in life ;) ALSO, if you buy this kit, you will get a FREE water drench cloud cream. That’s a win-win! *while supplies last*

Saturday, April 8th: You will get a FREE Benefit Brow Wax in store with a $50 Benefit purchase. My favorite powder foundation of all time is THIS one by Benefit. I also love the new Benefit mattifying gel. We are talking bye, bye pores! Be sure to use this product before your face primer ;) Also, you will get a FREE Watt’s Up! Highlighter & HOOLA bag with any $45 purchase! *while supplies last*

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I hope you enjoy shopping my favorite Ulta event. Be sure to let me know what you are going to get! Thanks for reading ;)



See the Difference with Vitamin C + MyChelle

Hey everyone! I hope you all are enjoying this cooler weather. I’m so thankful that it’s not 80 degrees when I leave work at night. And how are enjoying the time change? I’m loving the extra hour of sleep I get; however, it feels like it’s SO late all the time when it gets dark at 5pm. I have found myself going to bed earlier which is KEY to a healthy body. My friends over at MyChelle sent me three products to try for healthier skin and I want to share them with you today. I can definitely see a difference with the Vitamin C contained in these powerful skincare products.

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If you know, you know that I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. I love clean, sleek packaging and MyChelle definitely fits the bill. But what I love even more is products that work. I love products that do what they claim to do.

First up, the “Perfect C Radiance Lotion” is a handy moisturizer that is best when used daily. When moisturizers are light enough to be used daily, they are a must-have in my opinion. I do not like putting on a heavy moisturizer that weighs my skin down.

About the Perfect C Radiance Lotion:

This velvety-rich, nutrient- and moisture-restoring lotion delivers a potent 12% dose of L-Ascorbic Acid combined with Plant C-Stem™ and Licorice Extract to help brighten and protect skin from the effects of environmental pollution for a smoother and more luminous complexion.

The “Perfect C Pro Speed Peel” is up next. When I can get spa-like benefits in an at-home peel, count me in. My schedule is demanding. I’m either usually at work on on the road, so this product is perfect for me. After cleansing my face, I apply this product.

About the Perfect C Pro Speed Peel:

An Industry First! This one-step professional Vitamin C peel, is formulated with a powerful dose of 10% L-Ascorbic Acid, 1% L-Lactic Acid, Plant C-Stem™ and Retinal to deliver youthful, glowing skin. Formulated with 25% Citrus Fruit fragrant puree, in only one minute, this fact-acting peel retexturizes skin while gently exfoliating to deliver youthful, soft, and glowing skin.

Lastly, I follow with “Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate” before I head off to bed. This powerful concentrate is one that helps skin to regenerate while I sleep! When a product works without much effort from me, I’m sold.

About Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate:

A concentrated 2% Hyaluronic Acid moisture-binding gel that melts to instantly smooth and fi rm skin. Packed with potent Alpine Nunatak™ Plant Stem Cells and Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract to help fi rm and provide deep nourishment and hydration.

What I really like about these products is the care that MyChelle puts into creating effective treatments without compromising on ingredients.  All MyChelle products are Vegetarian, Cruelty-free, and Free of Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors, Petroleum, GMOs, and Gluten.

For more information on these products, be sure to visit MyChelle here.

 Thanks for reading & following! XO,


Thanks to MyChelle for sending me these three products to try. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.

The One Soap-Free Cleanser You Need: Exuviance

Hey y’all! Temperatures have finally dropped around here where it’s not 80 degrees in the fall. This weekend the high is only in the 40’s! For Arkansas, that’s cold. I’m thinking Uggs & blanket scarf weather ;) I’m back today with another product that will definitely benefit your skin throughout the harsh fall/winter months. If you didn’t catch it, be sure to check out my “intro to fall beauty” post here. In today’s post, I’m sharing the one soap-free cleanser you need from Exuviance.

Take it from me, it is SO much easier to keep your skin hydrated before winter arrives. It is much harder to try to get moisture back into your skin after you’ve already lost it. I have made this mistake several times, mostly when I was younger and didn’t realize how important taking care of my skin was. If there is one thing that dries skin out, it is soap. Thankfully, Exuviance has developed a soap-free cleanser that works wonders on my skin.

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What I look for in a cleanser:


*safe for my sensitive skin

The most important thing for me in cleanser is that it deep cleans. It is a bonus if it removes makeup and doesn’t just smear it all over my face. I don’t like having to wash my face more than once, and this Exuviance cleanser works for me.

More benefits include:

*anti-aging properties through Alpha and Poly Hydroxy Acids

*exfoliation & clarification through Glycolic Acid (AHA) and Gluconolactone (PHA)

*safe for all skin types, even sensitive skin

How To Use:

This product is made to be used every morning and every night. If I can tell you one thing about skincare, it is super important to be consistent! I will notice that my skin can break out super easily if it’s dry or if I’m not consistent with my cleanser. One myth I’ve dispelled is the fact that moisturizer might make my skin break out. When washing your face with a great cleanser like this one, be sure to apply a nice layer of moisturizer on top. This step is important to keep your skin hydrated. And don’t worry, moisturizer won’t cause you to break out. The only thing that causes me to break out is going to bed with a full face of makeup on ;) Don’t be like me! Wash your face consistently each morning and evening.

Benefits I’ve Seen:

I’ve used this products for 2 weeks now. I didn’t realize how harsh other soap-based cleansers were probably treating my skin. I found myself looking forward to washing my face, because it felt so soft and clean afterwards. I think it’s important to use this cleanser morning and night to see the full benefits it can bring. My skin is hydrated, fresh, and bright. I have had a couple of comments stating how bright & alive I look when showing up at work. This is exciting, because no one wants to have dull skin in the fall/winter. My sensitive skin has found its match in this soap-free cleanser. I’m obsessed with the benefits and look forward to trying out more Exuviance products.

How To Purchase:

Head over to the Exuviance website and check out their great supply of skincare products. This specific soap-free cleanser can be purchased here.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the benefits of this cleanser. I only share products here that I’ve tried and LOVE. I would like to hear how you keep your skin healthy & hydrated this fall & winter. Let me know in the comments below ;)



Thanks to Exuviance for sending me this soap-free cleanser to try. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.