Winter 2020 beauty bag

winter 2020 beauty bag

New in my winter 2020 beauty bag from top left: Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask  / Garnier Water Rose gel / Glossier Generation G sheer matter lipstick (color shown is “Cake” I have previously purchased in “Like” love this lipstick!)/ Glossier Boy Brow / Glossier Lidstar / black face towel by Chanel / Glossier Futuredew / Glossier Super Bounce  / Glossier facial cleanser / Garnier water rose moisturizer cream /

New year, new beauty! As you know, I am a huge fan of Garnier’s products, so when they sent me a fw new products for the new year, I was excited! If you have been following, you may remember my daughter recently introduced me to Glossier. When they reached out to see if I would like to try a few new products for the new year, I jumped at the chance! And yes, my daughter keeps trying to steal my new Glossier products from my beauty bag! haha

In the fall season, I was wearing Glossier’s Generation G sheer matte lipstick in “Like” which I purchased when my daughter went on a Glossier shopping spree. For winter, I have added “Cake” to my beauty bag which is a little bit darker, but still in line with my love for lighter pink hues. This is a great color!

The winter season causes dry skin due to indoor heaters, and less humidity in the air outside. I love adding moisture with Garnier’s water rose cream.  I use this cream at night since I wear spf during the day. It adds the moisture I need in my skin which has been robbed by winter!

Sometimes moisture cream alone cannot repair dry skin; especially for those of us who are GenX, and are experiencing maturing skin. I love Glossier’s Superbounce which contains hyaluronic acid and reinvigorates my skin. I’m kind of addicted to it!!

You might be wondering why my new face towel is so chi-chi. haha, well, it goes on my face. So while my bath towels might be from more affordable brands, the towel I use to wash my face needs to be soft, luxurious, and something which does not contribute to wrinkles. So yes, it’s Chanel.

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Which products are new in your winter 2020 beauty bag?

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spring 2020 lipstick

Perricone MD no makeup lipstick

perricone md lipstick

pictured: six new lipstick shades of Perricone MD no makeup lipstick c/o Perricone MD /

Happy National Lipstick Day! To celebrate this fun day, let’s take a look at the six new lipstick hues from Perricone MD’s no makeup collection! There are six new exciting colors from the collection; Rose, Berry, Red, Cognac, Original Pink, and Wine. Original Pink is my favorite color from the collection, it’s perfect to wear now and into the fall season.

As we head towards fall, the new lipstick colors from Perricone MD are perfect to pick up now. Perricone MD lipsticks are packed with powerful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid which offer all-day hydration and neuropeptides which can visibly improve skin’s appearance. Love that!

Perricone MD lipsticks have also been boosted with mineral-based  broad spectrum SPF 15 which deflects harmful UVA and UVB rays. Love that too!

You can find the Perricone MD lipstick collection online here. Which color is your favorite?

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New in my summer beauty bag

spf beauty products protect from sun

Summer beauty essentials from top left: straw sun hat / (The following products are c/o Elizabeth Arden) red and white canvas beach bag / Hum Glow Glow / All-Over Miracle Oil / brow pencil / cheek stain / lip gloss / SPF lip balm / eight hour daily defense SPF / Corkcicle canteen /

Are you having a heatwave in your neck of the woods? It’s been low 90’s here all week! I am seriously melting away! Since I can’t spend all day, everyday, inside the swimming pool keeping cool, I need to ensure my skin is protected from the harsh sun; especially when it’s hot, and my kids want to be outside!

When Elizabeth Arden sent me a fun PR package filled with summer beauty essentials to test out, I was thrilled! I have been searching for a lip balm with SPF, and this one is fabulous! It feels like lipstick, but it’s a balm with SPF. That is really hard to find. I am so tired of gooey SPF products for lips, or products which are drying. It’s so hard to find something in between which moisturizes, protects and feels normal on the lips. Elizabeth Arden hit a home run with their SPF lip balm. It’s my newest summer beauty addiction! I can wear it alone, or under lipstick. Either way, it performs well. Love it!

I also want to give a shout-out to this eight-hour daily defense cream. It’s an amazing facial sunscreen with SPF 35 which I can wear alone, or under my face powder; I don’t wear foundation since I am acne prone. Speaking of acne prone, this sunscreen does not clog my pores or give me acne. That’s a key feature of something I put on my face since my face loves to break out. Love!

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We still have two more months of summer, plus this weather will continue until October; at least here in the San Francisco Bay Area. That being said, summer beauty essentials with SPF are a must-have for right now, and for the months to come. What are your favorite SPF products for the summer season?

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*thank you to Elizabeth Arden for gifting these beauty products, beach bag, and Hum Glow Glow. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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