Cleansers for Natural, Textured, Curly Hair

Right now my hair looks and feels dry, lackluster and just downright sad. I know that I could've taken better care of my hair, but sometimes it's much too easy to neglect my hair care routine and just disguise less than stellar hair with a cute braid or bun. Agreed? I Read more

Winter Skin Care DIY

From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator? Below are Read more

Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

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LORAC POREfection Foundation Review


Lorac POREfection Foundation #Review #makeup

I’ll be honest, I’ve stayed away from liquid foundation for a long time.

Typically combination skin doesn’t play nice with this type of foundation. From the oily t-zone to the drier patches towards the outer part of my face, I’ve always felt that liquid foundation basically put a magnifying glass on these problem areas. However, I also now have to combat aging skin and the powder foundations I was using have begun to make wrinkles and fine lines more pronounced. Not fun! Read more

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in anti-aging, beauty, foundation, Makeup 6 Comments

LORAC Pro Mascara Review

This Fall LORAC introduced a new line called Pro. It features a Pro eye shadow palette (review coming soon), Pro Cream Eyeliner (love!), Blush Cheek Stains and a Nude Gloss Duo. Being somewhat of a mascara maven I’m always willing to try a new brand or formula.  Bring it on! It’s rumored that mascara sales generate about $5 billion a year, hence all the new formulas on the market.

Statistics aside, on my newest mascara test drive I took LORAC Pro Mascara ($23) for a spin. As a mascara maven, I have some very strict criteria a new mascara must meet. It must NOT flake, smudge, clump or dry out my lashes. It SHOULD lengthen, thicken, deliver dramatic bat-worthy lashes and take 10 lbs. off my hips, thighs and butt. Alright maybe the last requirement is optional.   Read more

Posted on by Cindy in beauty, Makeup, mascara Leave a comment