30 Day Skin Transformation: Week One & Win a Free Facial!

Last week I started the Naturopathica 30 Day Skin Transformation Challenge using their Normal to Dry skincare kit (c/o). Surprisingly, I’ve seen some results in only a week.

So far, my skin has looked less red and inflamed. I didn’t even realize I had an issue with redness until I saw my face less red! I tried taking a picture to compare but the difference doesn’t show up well on camera yet.

Now that I’ve tried out the products for a longer period of time I wanted to give a more detailed description of them.

First though, I wanted to let you know that Naturopathica is giving away a free facial and three free facial kits for Valentine’s Day. Enter here. You have until February 9th to enter.

Now, onto my thoughts.

My absolute favorite thing about this kit is the Birch Tree and Ginseng Moisturizer. With only one pump (that yields about a dime sized amount of product) you can cover your whole face and some of your neck. But, even though it spreads really easily it also feels very thick on my skin. I have no clue how to describe it. How can something be thick and still so spreadable? It baffles me. Either way though, this product really stands out.

My least favorite product from the kit would be the Chamomile Cleansing Milk. It just has a very strange smell to me. In the long run though that isn’t a big deal. It also dispenses about a dime sied amount of product with one pump and spreads well across the face. It doesn’t take off your makeup so on days that I’ve worn a lot I do also have to use the Yes To Carrots Eye and Makeup Remover prior to using the Cleansing Milk. However, I can see how this is great for extremely sensitive skin types. It reminds me a lot of a natural version of the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser.

The other two products in the kit work well. I’ve used the Oat Facial Polish twice last week and I can see how some people use it daily. It exfoliates but not in a harsh way. I’ve been using the Plant Stem Cell Serum every night underneath the Birch Tree and Ginseng Moisturizer. It was light enough to wear under the moisturizer without feeling too heavy. I don’t have much to report on these two products yet though.

Have a lovely day! What are your plans?

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The Mascara Diaries: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Layered with Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara


Today on The Mascara Diaries I’ll be layering Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes in black and Physician’s Formula  Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Lash Boosting Mascara (c/o) in ultra black. The results were really impressive.

Pictures of the wands:

Physician’s Formula


My lashes curled with the mascara (shown without them curled in the video):

What is your favorite mascara combination? Share them in the comments!

Previously on The Mascara Diaries: Benefit BADgal Lash and Physician’s Formula Organic Wear.

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A New Take on “Tie a String Around Your Finger”

As you know, I am a big fan of setting goals. Sometimes though, I need a little reminder that I set them! Last week I decided to set another goal, to go to California in June. Wow. Not a lot of time to plan!

This June is going to be the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (fondly known as IMATS) as well as the first annual Beauty Con (a convention for the Beauty and Fashion Vloggers Alliance), both on the same weekend. I was invited to Beauty Con and would love the opportunity to network there. As for IMATS, I’ve been dying to go for years.

This would be a pretty expensive trip, especially short notice. To remind myself that I need to be even more conscious of my spending, I “made” a bracelet.

This is the necklace  strand from the JewelMint Fine Tune Necklace. I added the whistle to another necklace and took this strand to wrap around my wrist. I love how it looks!

When I put on the bracelet, I said out loud my intention to go to California in June.  Now whenever I look at it I am reminded of this intention.   I believe this is going to help me stay on track of this last minute goal.

Do you have any goal keeping tips?

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