My Latest Zit Zapper From Dermalogica


We have all had that moment that we just finished a fantastic workout at the gym and realize that now we have to wash our face with the dreaded pump soap because we left our face wash at home. Now we don’t have to!

It is no secret to our site that I struggle with having acne prone skin and this has been a constant battle since I had my second baby. I have established a pretty successful routine, but when I get set back the most is when I don’t have time or the ability to wash my face.  I break out for days if I don’t wash 2 or 3 times a day!

Dermalogica has created a pack of 20 remoistened wipes in the mediBac line that contain Salicylic acid and can surely help acne prone skin in a pinch. I keep these around my house, in my gym bag, and one in my purse. If I should ever find that I am somewhere that I MUST wash my face, I just use a wipe. It sure beats hand soap. The wipes retail for $18 per pack (20 wipes) and can be purchased at


New Year, New Palette! Laura Mercier’s Glamour Wardrobe



Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! I spent lots of time with family and received some great gifts. Best gift of all was finding out that it’s a boy I’m expecting in June! While I would love to have a mini me to do mani and pedis with, little boys are the sweetest :)

No holiday would be complete without a makeup palette! Mom hooked it up this year (as always) with this Glamour Wardrobe from Laura Mericer ($98). The two level palette holds gorgeous eye shadow shades on the top and lip and cheek colors on the level underneath.

Can’t wait to play and post the pictures!


Naked Cosmetics: What I’m Loving Right Now



Naked Cosmetics

Truthfully I was never a loose pigment fan. I always found them to be messy and so therefore I never took them out of my kit. When I was sent these I sort of changed my mind.

These are a homerun! First what I really like about them is that they are not so dusty when you open the container so loose powder doesn’t come spilling out. You can feel the high quality in these powders.

They are marketed as being able to use them as eye shadow, eye liners, blush , lips and even mixable with clear nail polish.

They sell mixing medium but I used my own medium ( either water or any liquid eye sealers and of course clear gloss for the lips)

These pigments are sold individually or in a collection  of 6.

Here I got the  Blushing Bronze Collection, Look how pigmented and rich they look!

Colors from left to right  on my arm :  BB1, BB2, BB3, BB4,BB5, BB6

Colors range from light pink to a rich brown in this Blushing Bronze Palette. This is a very soft natural color palette. Takes you from day to night, mixing is endless.

Check out their products  There are about 20 collections or individually over 100 shades  from shocking bright to neutrals.

They are 100% color . No waxes, fillers, talcs or oils.

Collection of 6 sells at $59.99 and or each individual pot sells at $14.99

Check out these colors and collections


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Author: Danielle Minnella

Get Your Holiday Eyes On



I love  this time  of year when the cosmetic companies come out with eye popping  palettes and exclusive holiday colors. I’m a big fan of palettes, I feel you get more for your money and you will also have several colors to play around with depending on your mood. I came across some fabulous  products to create gorgeous eyes this holiday season.  I’m a fan of mixing cool and warm tones on the eyes so I always have a cool (blues,  grays) colored  palette and a warm ( golds, greens) colored palette handy.

Here are 3 great items to get your eyes on this holiday season!

Laura Mercier :  Mini Baked Eye Trio- For those who like shimmery this palette is for you. Comes in a golden warm tone (shown  above)  and a silvery cool tone trio as well.. These will take you from day to night. I say get both!  Ps- if you slightly dampen the brush the color is even more powerful. {Retail $25}

Lorac :   Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection- These really cool retractable pencils come in 4 colors and you get the whole set!  Coal, plum, cocoa and licorice. All the colors you need to define your eyes are here. Packaging is fantastic! When can you  get 4 quality eyeliners for $28?? { Retail $28}

Dior: Grand Bal False Lashes- These are stunning eye defining  lashes lined with swarovski crystal {Retail $28}

Have fun with your eye makeup this holiday season!



Author: Danielle Minnella

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