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L'Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Mask

When it comes to beauty, skin care is my number one priority.
My philosophy is, instead of covering skin imperfections with makeup, why not treat them?
Moisturizers, toners, serums, peels, masks, elixir's, creams, oils and anti-aging everything.
Every brand from La Mer, Chanel, Josie Maran, Sunday Riley, Clinique, Lancome, Glam Glow and everything in between.
So I was very curious when I received a box from L'Oreal with their new pure clay masks.
At first glance, the packaging is very chic and simple. The directions were on the side of the box so anyone can use them.
All three are made for any skin type, from oily, dry, sensitive to combination. Of course you would choose the product meant for your problem areas.
Another thing I liked about these masks based upon first reaction is the smell. They smelled like a per-fumy/fragrance instead of earthy like I expected.

I was very intrigued by the green mask, the Purify and Mattify. It promised skin to be cleaner, less oily/shiny,…
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My first Influenster box

You know those ads you see on Instagram that say "totally free stuff by mail!",
Yeah, I ignore those too. But a beauty guru friend was raving about free makeup she recieved through mail, totally free through Influenster. So of course I had to check it out and the company is very legit and have several opportunities to earn free stuff monthly.
And yeah, their is a catch- you have to promote the products sent to you, but isn't that what we do anyways?
So after I downloaded the app, I filled out all of my info, connected my social media accounts and in about a week I received my first box.
To my surprise the products were full sized and from a company I actually love, L'Oreal Paris.
They sent the Color Vibrancy Intensive system to use for color treated hair. So of course I used all products right away and I was very satisfied with the results. Not only did it make my hair much more visably shinier and softer, it brought back life to my color treated hair. This is the o…

Favorite books of 2016

My idea of a perfect Saturday would be spent at home wrapped up in a good book.
My love of books is nothing new, growing up as an only child I had to entertain myself and since I came from a family of readers there's no surprise how easy my love of books began. Books allows the reader to travel to places you have never been to. You can vicariously experience situations that you may either only dream of (or loathe). But however which way, Iyou would still gain invaluable insights.Reading also enhances your brain, is a great counseling aid and tool for personal growth, not to mention a wonderful boredom buster. Ok, enough with my personal reasons for reading. I read so many books last year from the Kindle store and on hard copy that I compiled a list of my favorite books, you know the ones that's impossible to put down.
1. The Butterfly Garden by Dot HutchinsonOnce I started this book, I could not put it down until I finished. It's one of those haunting stories where the chara…

3 years later

Wow. I look at this old blog from time to time and I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted.
So much can change in so little time. So I've decided to revive this blog that I spent so much time on way back.
Of course it will still be beauty and style based but since I've grown and my audience has, I'm going to be posting different articles too.
Things like, books I'm reading, TV shows, life lessons, being a mommy, and things that spark my interests.
Thank you to all of my readers!!!!
Love,
Summer

Bare Minerals Beauty and the Beach Review

Last week I cashed in my beauty points on Sephora.com for this lovely sample set by bare minerals. The set is called Beauty and the Beach and it includes 5 pieces for a summer look. The set included marvelous moxie lip gloss in party starter, ready bronzer in the skinny dip, bare minerals ready blush in the natural high, all over face color in pure radiance and a sample of their lash domination mascara. So here is my take on the set: Here it is ladies!
Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Party Starter- this is a darker, coral and peach color. It was very sticky but it lasted for a few hours. It matched the blush perfectly.
Ready Blush in The Natural High: This blush is a nice peachy pink color, it looks really shimmery in the package but looks more matte when applied. I loved that the color matched the gloss!
Ready Bronzer in The Skinny Dip- I used this to contour and sculpt my face and it turned out beautiful. It matched my skin tone very nicely. Its very similar to the too faced bronzers.
All …

Review: Too Faced Teddy Bear Brush Set

By request, here is my very first beauty product review.

This lovely brush set is the Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set by Too Faced Cosmetics, $65 on sephora.com. I've always been a fan of Too Faced, there products are great and I love how they package and market their products. So of course I was very excited to receive this brush set. This set comes with 5 makeup brushes and a bag to carry them. I love tge bag, I see myself using it for something else; i dont like tge idea of makeup brushes being loose in a bag. The set includes a large powder brush and 4 brushes for the eyes, contour, blender, all over shadow and liner.


The brushes as expected, are super soft. They really feel like a soft teddy bear! I also loved that they printed the name of the brush on the handle, so you could always know what each brush is for. So after using the brushes to apply my makeup here are my thoughts:


Powder Brush: This is my new favorite big brush! I don't wear powder but I used it for a blush brus…

Beauty Favorites For June

As much as I love fashion and clothes, beauty products are my one true loves. There's not much that I love more than trying a new beauty product. I have literally spent my whole paychecks at sephora or ultra. And Ive been known to spend all day on sephora.com. I am really and truly obsessed with beauty. With that being said, here are the products I'm loving this month. 
Glam Glow Super Clearing Mud Mask- This is the holy grail of all face masks. As the label promised, all blackheads and breakouts magically disappeared. My pours also appeared smaller and I noticed a huge difference the next day when I applied my makeup, it went on much smoother. 
Hourglass Ambient Glow Palette- I have yet to own this gorgeous palette but after sampling it, its definitely on my wish list. I applied it as a highlighter one morning and later that night it was still on. My husband said it made my iskin glow in dim lighting! I've never tried any other products from hourglass but if the quality is…