The Best Products of 2019 That I’m Bringing into 2020

As excited as I am for this new year, 2019 was such a great year for me! For a little life update: a few months ago, my long-term boyfriend and I moved to California together, I finished working on my first feature length film for Netflix, I spent amazing time with family for the holidays and much more!

2019 was great for movies, shows and the reason why we’re here, products! This was the year that I really took my skincare, wellness, sustainability and beauty seriously! With that being said, I wanted to share the products that I will continue to use this new year – even after my product clean out!

Let’s start with my favorite makeup product of the entire year. Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer. Guys, this stuff this my absolute favorite! I consider myself really not great at makeup. For some reason, I just can’t figure it out. But this bronzer is so easy and ends up looking flawless when you just need an extra boost on the face. I will continue to purchase this bronzer until I find something better – but that hasn’t happened yet!

image via Hey Dewy

For skincare, I still am holding onto my favorite products from Mario Badescu, Drunk Elephant, Dr. Dennis Gross, etc. that I’ve raved about in past posts – so I won’t repeat myself! But, I will let you know about my Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier. This was a Christmas gift that I have been using ever since I unwrapped it – I absolutely love it. It is not a facial steamer, it actually is more of a cold mist. I use it after a workout or a warm day, but I also love having it run in the bathroom when I’m doing my skincare routine or my makeup. It just adds an extra boost of hydration to your skin and is so cute & small & portable.

image via Baggu

If you guys haven’t read my post about my favorite sustainability products – check it out! I purposefully left out this product because I wanted to shine a bigger light on it. My Baggu bags are my very favorite. First off, they are adorable and second, we’re reducing our plastic use – yay! Baggu has such a range of designs for their reusable bags that I use for grocery store and farmer’s market trips! They are so spacious and have been my favorite for years now! Go get some to keep in your car – you won’t regret it!

image via Kush Queen

Now let’s dive into a couple wellness products that have helped me this past year. Some of you know that I work on a film set for sometimes 16 hours a day. My body pretty much constantly aches and nothing seemed to help. My boyfriend stopped at a wellness store after work one day and picked up a CBD bath bomb for me – and oh my goodness, perfect. It was from Kush Queen and not only smelled amazing, but really relieved the pain I was experiencing in my joints. I highly recommend checking it out if you have any sort of joint or muscle pain.

Last, but certainly not least, I became obsessed with another wellness product this past month actually that I can no longer picture my life without! I splurged and got a Theragun, you guys… This year, my boyfriend and I skipped Christmas presents and decided to take the leap and get a G3 Theragun to share (he has major back pain from corporate America life). If you’re not familiar, a Theragun is a high-powered massage gun that truly gets into any tight muscles or aches that come up. After sitting at my computer for hours, I get that little kink in my lower back – 2 minutes with this thing gets it right out! It definitely is pricey, but invest in yourself! We truly will get our money’s worth out of this thing!

Well, there you have it! I wanted to share some of the products that I loved during 2019. I of course have so many more skincare and wellness products that I fell in love with – but I tried to avoid repeating myself and wanted to talk about some things that I never have before! I hope this was helpful and that you learned about some new products to possibly try out this year! What were your cult-faves of 2019? Let me know in the comments down below!

I Tested KylieSkin for 3 Weeks – Here Are My Thoughts

Hi! You might be shocked to see that I am writing yet another post about skincare… Oh well! I am super excited to be talking about the newest skincare products that I’ve been testing out – Kylie Jenner’s new line: KylieSkin.

Because Kylie is one of the most talked about celebrities in the world, people had a lot to say about her starting her own skin line. I’ll admit, I’m a big Kardashian/Jenner fan, so I was super excited to test this out.

As you all know, I have a lot of holy grail skin products, so I didn’t feel the need to buy her entire set. But, believe it or not, I am in the market for a good cleanser, moisturizer & eye cream. So, as you can imagine, I purchased those items from KylieSkin!

The other items in her line that I did not purchase were the Vanilla Milk Toner, Walnut Face Scrub and Vitamin C Serum. As always, everyone’s skin reacts differently to products. These were just my thoughts and results after 3 weeks of use on my combination skin!

Foaming Face Wash, $24

Let’s start off by talking about some of the ingredients in this cleanser. It has kiwi seed oil, which has Vitamin E and C that brightens and hydrates your skin. Love that. It also contains glycerin, which balances the oils and moisture of your skin – making sure you’re not too dry or too oily. The last ingredient I’d like to mention is that this face wash contains fragrance. My skin is not sensitive, so this did not effect my skin. But if you do have sensitive skin, I would refrain from using any products that contain fragrance!

Overall, I enjoy this cleanser! I currently have clear skin, so I’m unable to say whether or not this cleanser is good for acne or not. But I love the way this feels on my skin. The foaminess of it makes cleansing very gentle and leaves my skin feeling smooth afterwards. After toning, my cotton pad is makeup free – so it’s good to see this is actually getting that extra makeup off. I’ll definitely keep using this in my routine if I need a simple cleanse.

Face Moisturizer, $24

Like I mentioned earlier, I have combination skin. Meaning I’m not dry and I’m not overly oily. With that being said, and especially during the heat of the summer, I don’t need a thick and suffocating moisturizer. Which is exactly why I actually love this moisturizer. After using this, my face felt smooth and looked glowy and actually got rid of the dry skin around my nose.

The moisturizer contains shea butter, which you could imagine leaves your skin feeling hydrated. It also has glycerin and hyaluronic acid which plumps your skin. It’s important to also add that this product is fragrance-free, so sensitive skin folks don’t need to worry! I use this as my nighttime moisturizer and my skin feels great in the morning. I recommend testing this out if you’re just starting out with skin, or are in the market for something new.

Eye Cream, $20

Lastly, I need to talk to you about her eye cream – I love it. I’ll start off my saying that I do not suffer from major bags or dark circles under my eyes, but I do look majorly tired in the morning – like everyone else. I use this as my nighttime eye cream, paired with the moisturizer and I definitely see results the next morning. This cream has a yellow/banana tint to it, so it really does brighten and cancel out any darkness under my eyes. It also contains green tea, a little caffeine helps de-puff and get life back into those eyes! It also comes with a super convenient applicator, so you don’t need to stick your fingers into a dirty jar – you can just apply right from the tube.

I’ve only been using this for a few weeks, so I haven’t seen any differences in my crows feet – but I have noticed brightness and less inflammation!

I know I didn’t test out the entire set, but I really did enjoy the 3 products that I have incorporated into my skin routine. Again, if you have sensitive skin, please read the ingredients before using and make sure a product doesn’t contain anything that may irritate your skin. Were these the best products I’ve ever used in my life? No. But did they make my skin feel great and make it worth my money? Yes.

Have you tried any KylieSkin products? What should I try next?

AHA’s: What are they + Why are they necessary in your skin routine?

I am in no way claiming to be a skincare expert or professional, but I do take pride in being pretty educated on SKIN!

After years and years of testing out products and brands, reading up on my favorite beauty bloggers and keeping up with the trends, AHA’s have come up A LOT. Before I knew what they were, it was just some silly little acronym that I was too lazy to look into. But now, my skincare routine would be nothing without them!

Let me start off by explaining what the f AHA’s actually are. It stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid – I know, sounds a little scary. Although it sounds like a chemical, AHA’s are actually derived from natural occurring ingredients in our environment, like sugarcane, milk & even grapes!

Why are they so great, you may ask? You guys all know how much I love to exfoliate. AHA’s are the ultimate exfoliator. Not saying they are the harshest and roughest – that’s not the case. I mean they do a great job at actually turning skin cells over and rejuvenating your skin. After that exfoliation happens, you reveal your fresh and smooth skin and at the same time, hydrate.

There are many different kinds of AHA’s – like glycolic acid, lactic acid, even citric acid. But, if it is a main ingredient in a skincare product, they will most likely promote that on the packaging.

I want to share with you my favorites & recommendations for great AHA products. Depending on your budget, there are great choices at all price ranges.

Low Price Range: $10 and under

The Ordinary AHA Peeling Solution – $7.20, image via Sephora
elf SuperTone AHA Toner – $8, image via elf cosmetics

I’ve recently been trying out this toner and LOVE the way it’s making my skin look & feel! It has cleared my hormonal acne, made my skin glow & has removed any dead skin. Highly recommend as an inexpensive option.

Mid Price Range – $30 and under

Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector – $24
image via Glossier

These peel pads are seriously one of my holy grail products that I’ll never give up. They have transformed my skin and it’s texture. In just two minutes, your skin is left glowy and exfoliated – they’re my favorite on-the-go treatment.

High Price Range – $80 and up

Alright, if you’ve gotten more money to blow – or you’re a luxury products kind of person, this is for you. I’ve tried Sephora samples of these next two products and I recommend you do the same before pulling the trigger – you never know how your skin will react.

Drunk Elephant Baby Facial – $80
image via Sephora

Well, there you have it! I hope you found some great options for your specific price range. As always, if you have super sensitive skin, AHA’s might be too harsh for your skin. Always patch test on your specific skin or ask your dermatologist! Since this is such an exfoliating product, I urge you to always apply sunscreen if you plan on getting any sun exposure after use!

Remember kids – getting dead skin off your face & turning those skin cells over is essential if you’re trying to prevent signs of aging. AHA’s have changed the game for me & I hope they do for you!

Until next time…

My Go-To Beauty Products Available on Amazon

Available with the click of a button.

Summer is coming & this is the time of year that I am always super motivated to take care of myself. Exercise, diet, skin – I love to be on top of it all when the weather starts taking a turn for the better.

With new routines, comes some amazing products that I want to give a shoutout to. Look, everyone’s busy. We don’t have time to run to the store anytime we need something. Believe it or not, some of my favorite beauty products in my routine are available to purchase on Amazon – making my life that much easier.

Without further ado, let’s get into my go-to beauty products available on Amazon…
Ice Roller, ~$10

If you already aren’t on this bandwagon, jump on in! Having a ice roller at my disposal for the past few years has been a game changer in my morning routine. We all wake up a little puffy after a night of drinking, salty foods, etc. Keeping an ice roller like this in the freezer to use while you drink your morning coffee, celery juice or tea is the most refreshing thing you can do to start off your day. It reduces inflammation, especially near my jawline and under eyes. Definitely a tool I’ll never give up!

Facial Steamer, $30-$40

Yes – this looks a little dramatic to be sitting on your bathroom counter, but it’s what we do for beauty, ladies! You know how fresh and dewy your skin feels when you step out of a hot shower? You can achieve that feeling everyday with this easy tool. A facial steamer will easily become the most relaxing component to your routine. The warm steam opens up your pores to allow products, especially serums, to absorb deeper and better into your skin. Pop on a podcast, your favorite album, or just enjoy some peace and quiet & add this extra dimension to your skincare routine.

Facial Spatula, $5

I’ve talked about my love for a good facial spatula before, but I need you all to know there are very inexpensive options available on Amazon! I use my facial spatula to apply masks, moisturizers, scrubs, anything to my face and it applies the product evenly without getting my hands covered in that, sometimes expensive, product! It’s such a simple tool that you may have never thought that you needed, but it makes application and cleanup so easy that I recommend you adding it to your cart during your next Amazon spree.

Silicon Face Mask, $10

Ok trust me, I know what this looks like – terrifying. But if you’re an avid-wearer of sheet masks, this may look like another Tuesday night to you. Why might you need this, you ask? I was struggling applying moisturizers and serums to my face, and 2 minutes later it seemed like they evaporated from my skin. Poof, gone. I then had the idea to research to see if there was anything like this, a mask you could use to allow that product to fully sink in. Apply your favorite moisturizer, serum, cream to your skin & then wear this Silicon Face Mask overtop for as long as you’d like. It keeps your skin moist and makes sure your skin doesn’t dry out or not fully allow the products to sink in. Yes, you may look like a serial killer with this thing on – but it’s the price we pay.

As for actual skincare products on Amazon, I usually steer clear. I’ve ordered moisturizers, lip care, etc. in the past, and sometimes they come from a different seller/supplier – creating the chance that the product isn’t legitimate or safe for your skin. As for tools, eat your heart out! Always check the reviews and take some of my recommendations & really spice up your beauty routine. Of course, none of these are necessary for perfect skin. Use what works for you!

Until next time,

What Was In My Spring FabFitFun Box?

It’s like Christmas 4 times a year.

If you have a FabFitFun subscription, you know how insane the excitement is every season when the perfect present shows up on your doorstep. I’ve had a FFF subscription for a few years now & I can honestly say I have never had a bad box! The value of the products I receive blows away the $50 price tag. It’s insane!

This month, in particular, was no exception. I got some pretty amazing products & I’m here to share them with you. Every season, I get to try so many new products which I fall in love with. The spring box contained a couple of my all-time favorite brands, so that made me very happy. Here are the killer products that I received this month…

Robe from Show Me Your Mumu, $84

You can imagine how pumped I was when this beautiful robe was included in my box. It’s lightweight, comfortable & perfect for springtime. I can imagine using this robe when I’m a little chilly in the morning and want to go downstairs to have my breakfast or even bring on a vacation. I cannot believe an $84 robe came in my $50 subscription box… I’ll always be grateful for amazing surprises like this!

Leave In Conditioner by OUAI, $26

I let out another little squeal when I saw a OUAI product in my box. I love other products from this brand but had never tried the Leave In Conditioner. I have been using this ever since it arrived in the mail & I love it. It smells amazing, leaves my hair feeling super moisturized & has basically eliminated the frizz in my hair! If you’ve been wanting to try this product out, I recommend you do! Definitely making it in to my shower routine!

Daily Detox Brush by Daily Concepts, $18

If you’ve never heard of Dry Brushing, I’m going to do a blog post all about it soon – so have no fear! This brush is considered a “detox brush” so it can be used dry or wet, which is great if you want to ease your way into it! You guys know I’m a huge fan of exfoliating, which this brush is great for, but the way dry brushing drains your lymphatic system is a whole other story. I use a dry brush before I jump in the shower to exfoliate away dead skin & stimulate circulation all over my body. If your skin isn’t used to the brush yet, you can always use it in the shower with your favorite body wash!

Vivienne Sunglasses by Quay Australia, $60

Quay Sunglasses? Are you kidding?! If you read my March Favorites post, you know I am currently obsessed with my Quay Blue Light glasses. So when I got home from California to see that I have yet another pair from this brand to add to the collection, I was stoked! Once again, an item that is worth more than the box itself is crazy. Super happy about this one.

Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub by Manna Kadar, $24

Alright, I just got to say this – this is probably the only product I wasn’t super excited about. Then again, I haven’t had the chance to try this out yet, so I could be completely wrong. You know I’m big on exfoliating, but I just feel like I have SO many scrubs – I have too much! But with that being said, the reviews on this product are great, I love most charcoal products & I shouldn’t knock it ’til I try it! Have you tried this before?

Palm Print Beach Towel by Summer and Rose, $50

This is different! With spring vacations & summer coming up, I love that they included a product that I always forget when heading to the beach or pool – a towel. Not to mention, this bright print is amazing. My favorite part of this towel, by far, is the fact that it’s made out of microfiber – meaning water and sand won’t stick. This is exactly what I needed.

Quartz Necklace by The2Bandits, $30

There’s nothing I love more than a simple white/silver necklace against my tan skin. Once I achieve that tan (hopefully soon), this will be my favorite spring and summer accessory. I’ve actually been eyeing this brand, The2Bandits, for a while now; their jewelry is amazing. So, I’m super excited to own one of their pieces now!

No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel by Dr. Brandt Skincare, $42

Last, but certainly not least, my favorite product of the whole season! Dr. Brandt is one of my all-time favorite skincare brands, so anytime I see something from them, I’m excited. But I’ve truly been searching for a eye product that actually worked for my morning eyes. This is it. Once I received this in the mail, I started using it that day. Within minutes of using it, my undereyes smoothed out & my bags vanished. I’m so confused how well this worked, but it did for me. If you have been in need of a solution to your undereye bags, you should give this one a try. Obsessed!

If this post hasn’t convinced you how amazing FabFitFun is, I don’t know what will! Just this box alone had products totaling over $300 in value. This is in no way sponsored, but if you’re inclined to sign up, you can use my link for 20% off your first box! Thanks for reading yet another post & I’ll see you in a few days!

✩ March Favorites ✩

Better late than never!

Hey ladies! So as you might’ve noticed, I’ve been gone for a couple weeks. I have been in Los Angeles working on a new TV show so I’ve been working 16 hour days. Now we’re back & better than ever and ready to deliver some of my favorite products from this past month! Let’s get right into it…

Quay Blue Light Glasses, $65

Alright, first up is probably my favorite product of this entire post. I finally caved and got some blue light glasses – I’m literally wearing them as I type this! If you’re not sure what they are, they block the blue light from our phones and computers from creating negative effects on our eyes. Extended exposure to blue light can disrupt your sleep cycle and create strain on your eyes. Nobody wants that! I’ve always seen the glasses on Amazon but when I saw this pair in the Quay store, I just had to. Not only are they stylish, they’re helping my eyes at the same time. Win, win!

Vermont Village Vinegar Shots, $16 per pack

None of us like to take the god awful apple cider vinegar shots, but the benefits have us drinking them through the pain. If you’ve ever had ACV, you know how acidic it is – meaning it’s not great for your teeth. I found these vinegar shots from Vermont Village that have a little more tolerable flavor and are meant to dilute in your water. This way, my teeth can be spared & I don’t mind consuming ACV everyday!

Kopari Coconut Deodorant, $14

This deodorant has been a lifesaver for me this month. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been working in LA in the heat. I’ve been using natural deodorant for some time now, but this one from Kopari truly, truly works for me. This deo is aluminum-free which means you won’t have clogged pores in your armpits and prevents a harmful ingredient from getting into your bloodstream through those pores! I used to believe I would never find a natural deodorant that actually worked for me, until this one. It smells amazing, doesn’t leave white residue & is safe for your lymphatic system. If you’re wanting to make the switch, this is the #1 one I’d recommend!

Vital Proteins Collagen Shot – Glow

Speaking of wellness shots, here’s another one I’ve been loving! Vital Proteins is known for their collagen powders, but late last year they started selling individual liquid shots & I’m obsessed. I’ve been loving the “Glow” one because in just one little shot it has 7g collagen peptides, 60mg of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and biotin. To put that in clearer terms, it’s amazing for your skin! I find mine in Whole Foods so I don’t have to buy an expensive bulk pack. Tequila shots on the weekends, collagen shots during the week!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion, $6

Back in my January Favorites, I showed you guys my holy grail lip balm from Palmer’s. I discovered their Cocoa Butter Lotion this past month and my life was forever changed. This is the best naturally smelling & hydrating lotion I have ever used. I am pretty bad about regularly applying lotion, but I get excited about applying this stuff! It’s also super affordable and doesn’t contain drying fragrances. I’m obsessed.

There you have it – the products I’ve been obsessed with over the past month! These Favorites posts are always my favorite to write & I hope you were introduced to some new things! This month was all about wellness for me, so go ahead and get started with your self-care!

The Best Skincare Packing Checklist For Your Next Trip/Vacation

Spring has sprung & if you’re lucky, you might be jet-setting off on a vacation soon! In my case, I’m headed to California for some work so I need to make sure I don’t forget a thing.

Before anything, I start packing my skincare because it’s the most easily forgettable for me! Whether you’re flying or driving, going to a warm climate or cold, you have to be prepared for how your skin is going to react when you get yourself in a new environment. You could have beautiful & clear skin at home, but it may go a little crazy after traveling. Make sure you’re ready!

I put together a packing checklist that I use when traveling and I thought I’d share just in case you need to get more organized! When flying or driving for hours on end, its important to hydrate and protect your skin! I’ll start with the products I need in my carry-on or car bag and move on to the list of things I bring for daily use on a trip!

Travel Essentials

Alright, so you’re boarding a 5 hour flight or preparing for a 10 hour car ride, what do you need? First off, it’s important to know that it is important to take care of your skin during that time. Being in a confined space with other people and low air quality can attack that skin that you’ve worked so hard to get.

Airplane cabin air truly sucks all the moisture out of your skin. Make sure to pack your favorite moisturizing mask or creme. The most iconic mask for traveling is of course the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. It’s definitely pricey at $50, but it you travel a lot, it’s a great investment! Once you board your flight, slap this baby on and prevent your skin from drying out so you look glowy on that vacation! Speaking of hydration, I don’t go anywhere without my Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. A true essential for any flight.

Usually when I’m traveling, I get started very early in the morning. With early mornings, comes those not-so-cute eye bags. I always, always, always pack eye masks/gels when traveling to make sure I look fresh upon arrival. You don’t want anyone to know how tired you are, trust me. I love these Activated Charcoal Eye Gels from Blaq! Don’t be afraid to look a little different on a plane, skin is important!

While the first two products are the main things I always pack, I often forget the smaller items. Two more things you need for your next flight or long car ride are sanitizing wipes & a facial spray. Once you get in your seat, be that person and wipe down your seat and tray & whatever else you will be touching during your travels. Touching a dirty seatbelt and then touching your face is skincare suicide – don’t do it! I also always throw in a travel size facial spray to refresh and hydrate throughout the hours. Must have!

VACAY/Trip Essentials

Alright, you’ve made it to your destination and you’re ready to spend a short or long duration there. When packing, I could bring an entire checked bag of all the products I feel like I would need. But in reality, a few good essentials will get you through. Here are the products I always need on my trips, no matter where I’m going:

When I’m traveling to a hot or cold climate, I always find the need to hydrate. Sunburn or below zero temperatures can desperately dry out your skin. My favorite go-to creme is my First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I know I’ve talked about it so much, but it’s my most universal product for any climate I find myself in.

Peach and Lily

There’s nothing better than a little “me-time” in your hotel room or Airbnb after a long day. That’s why I always pack sheet masks to indulge a little on a trip. I work in film which means I usually work 16 hour days of chaos. Having a hydrating or plumping sheet mask to throw on and relax at night gives my skin back some life after a crazy day. When packing for your next trip, throw in some masks for a little treat every once in a while.

This one is obvious, but make sure to pack your essential cleanser, moisturizing & exfoliator. Whatever your faves are, don’t switch it up. Keep your skincare routine as regular as possible so your skin doesn’t freak out! When you’re going through your routine the night or morning before travel, throw the products in your bag after use! It makes it way easier to not forget something that your skin is used to!

Last, but certainly not least: sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! If you’re not technically heading to the beach, sunscreen is something that I always forget about. In cold or hot climates, the sun can always damage your skin. Bouncing off the snow or beating down from the sky, those UV rays are after you. Find a sunscreen that works for you and layers well with your other skincare and makeup. I love the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen. It has 40 SPF and works well with my skin type!

There you have it, my travel essentials for all my trips and vacations! The next time you’re heading out on a flight or a road trip, take some of my suggestions into consideration. When I’m packing for my upcoming work trip, I’ll be referencing my list because I still always forget! Happy travels!

The Skincare Organizer You Need In Your Life

With the copious amount of skincare that you guys know I have, it would be a disaster if I didn’t properly organize all of it. Today, I’m sharing the product that truly made me feel less overwhelmed when it came to my skincare.

I have a one-sink bathroom with minimal counter space. You can imagine that that conflicts with being able to display all of my products and have them easily accessible. I was cramming cremes and cleansers into a tiny space which looked awful & simultaneously stressed me out to have to look at.

Anyway, let’s get to the point: I got a rotating, customizable beauty organizer off of Amazon and my life, and counter, was forever changed. It’s called the sanipoe 360 Rotating Makeup Organizer & I’m obsessed! The shelving on it is customizable so you can move them up and down to different heights for different sized products.

I now can display over 30 products in a 12 inch space!

As for the actual organization of my products goes, I like to group together similar products. Up top houses my moisturizers and larger tubs of product, since the shelving works best for smaller items. My cleansers go together, as well as my eye products, oils, etc. It sounds self-explanatory, but I know exactly where to spin when looking for a certain product at each step of my routine.

There are many great organizers out there, find the one that works best for you! I recommend using one with adjustable shelving like mine, so you can ensure that you’ll be able to accommodate for future products you plan to add to your collection!

I know this one was short but sweet, but I wanted to share a simple product that truly helped me declutter my life. If anyone has watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you’ll appreciate that a simple fix can change an entire room! If you have a cluttered countertop full of makeup, haircare and skincare, I highly recommend finding an organizer that works for your space!

ULTA 21 Days of Beauty: The Deals You Should Not Miss Out On

Start your engines & get ready to run. The ULTA 21 Days of Beauty event is now here!

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you celebrated yesterday with green beer & partying like you were in Dublin, your skin is going to need some rejuvenating. If you’re just makeup obsessed like the rest of us, this sale is for you.

ULTA’s bi-annual mega-sale has now begun and there are way too many steals you need to get your hands on over the next 3 weeks. There are tons & tons of amazing products on sale – but I’ll be elaborating on & adding a photo of the ones I think you need to throw in that cart.

I linked all my favorite products below & they are only on sale for their respected days! So make sure to jot down your favorites in your calendar. Let’s get started shall we…

Week 1: March 17-23

If you’re in the market for a new staple in your makeup routine, this contour palette is IT! Whether you’re a pro or a newbie to contouring, this palette has all the basic you’d need & it’s 50% off. Can’t beat it.

We all know eye creams can run high prices, so when I see a good quality one on sale, I have to let you guys know! I’ve used this product before and it has done wonders for my dark circles. Pick one up if your fatigue shows on your face.

If you have a Clarisonic electric facial brush, you need this. Having a massage head is key for lymphatic drainage every morning before makeup application. If you wake up with a puffy face, this massage head will help you with that real quick!

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dr. Brandt. I love all of their products, but not necessarily their prices. So, that’s why I will be picking up this “botox in a bottle” for 50% off! Amazing.

week 2: march 24 – 30

This is pretty much my favorite product from Kate Somerville. Whenever my skin is feeling dull, I slap some of this one for something special. My skin truly feels more plump and hydrated after use. This discount is MAJOR!

I’m always in the market for an amazing serum that actually does something. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum. Dr. Mona Vand uses it in her morning routine so if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for me!

If you have an active zit, this stuff will dry it up overnight! Truly a product I will continue to purchase over and over – definitely need to stock up with this major discount.

Week 3: March 31 – April 6

If Clinique products are one thing, they are moisturizing. This product is no exception. Moisture Surge goes on smooth but doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. This is the 72-hour one, which I love just as much as the original. If you’re wanting to try it out, getting it on this sale is smart!

If you’re a fan of the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads (I’m addicted), these are a pretty good alternative! If you’re skin needs exfoliation and some glow, radiance pads are the way to go! I love anything from First Aid Beauty so these will be making their way into my cart!

Thank goodness, this is finally on sale! Every single time I’m at ULTA, I want to pick this up. I’ve heard amazing things & I ran through my sample size way too fast. Add to cart!

This is one of my all-time favorite brow products. Let me tell you, Benefit knows what they’re doing when it comes to brows! If you’re new to shaping or filling in your brows, buy this. It instantly makes your brows look full and structured. Half off!

Obviously there are tons & tons of other deals going on during this three week event, these were just my suggestions! Do you take advantage of this sale twice a year? If so, what are you grabbing this time around?

Honest Review: Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser

Time to tell the people what they want to know: all hype aside – how is the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser?

Apart from being a mouthful to say, I’m here to give an honest review after testing this cleanser for about a month now. First of all, I’d like to preface this review by admitting that I am a big fan of this brand. I use all of their face masks and was introduced to this product by first falling in love with the Water Drench Cloud Cream. So when I saw that they made a cleanser under the same name, I had to give it a shot.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser, $28

When trying out a product for the first time, I like to use it exactly the way it’s directed in the directions on the packaging. That way, I can avoid basing an opinion on it without using it correctly – duh. It directs you to squeeze a small amount into your hand, add water & rub hands together. This actually isn’t the way I usually use my cleansers, so I’m glad I checked the directions prior. My first initial opinion was that I loved the consistency of this cleanser. It truly felt like marshmallow fluff in my hands.

The next reaction I had was one of the negative things I have to say about this product – the smell. I think it’s safe to say that we all like our cleansers to not be fragrant necessarily, but to have a pleasing smell. Since this product has marshmallow root extract in it, I was expecting a sweet & subtle smell. This cleanser had more of a medicinal smell. Since Peter Thomas Roth is a “clinical skin care” brand, this might be expected, but I have not experienced this smell with any of their other products before. Not a huge deal breaker for me, since the smell wasn’t horrible, but still noted.

With that being said, this product works. It directs you to focus on the parts of your skin which have makeup and it claims to melt that makeup away. After using it for a month, I can say that this cleanser makes your makeup disappear! With past cleansers, I always go back over my skin with a cotton pad & some micellar water to make sure I get all the makeup off, and the pad usually comes back dirty. With this product, I am always shocked to swipe my face post-wash and get a clean cotton pad back. This cleanser breaks down high quality mascaras, foundations and eye shadows. I am still always impressed every time I use it.

Cleanser removed my mascara, BB Cream, concealer & powder.

Since a cleansers job is to obviously clean the face, I confidently can say that my skin feels the cleanest after using this product. I believe it’s used best in the morning before applying makeup. It makes your face the perfect smooth & clean canvas which makes for the best makeup & skin all day. It claims to “froth” up, which I wouldn’t necessarily say is the case, but it does act as a great creamy & milky cleanser.

To sum it all up, I will continue to use this product when I’m in the need to get a deep cleanse & makeup removal. I would say that the scent of the product is more medicinal than pleasing, so if that is a deal breaker to you, there are so many other amazing cleansers out there. If not, pick up a travel size of this at Ulta or Sephora and give it a shot before committing!

Happy cleansing!