Reviews

Reviews on beauty, spas, & clothing

Review – Pat McGrath Eyeshadow

I love Pat McGrath’s brand. My mother gifted me her Mothership II: Sublime Palette as a New Year treat. The packaging is very weighted, unique, and luxurious. I love the shimmer and iridescent quality of the shadows. This palette is super pricey and I would not recommend it unless you really wanted it. I personally…

Peppermint & Sugar Hair Scrub Review 🍭

Never Salty Hair Scrub is a product from a hair care line created by actress and entrepreneur Taraji B. Henson. I wanted to try this ever since I saw her use it during her Vogue ‘Beauty Secrets’ Get-Unready-with-Me episode. I’m unsure where to start because I adore this product so much. Firstly, the peppermint oil…

Rebecca Minkoff Bag Review

I recently got my second Rebecca Minkoff bag! The first bag I got was a tote bag I blogged about two years ago. I purchased a Chevron Quilted Jumbo Love Crossbody and a Leo Zip Card Case with Eye Stud. I had my eye on this bag for about 5 months but I purchased the…

Jo Malone Fragrance Review 🍇

I purchased Jo Malone cologne and body lotion and also got a body creme sample. The Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Lotion – I LOVE the smell of spices and fruit, if you also like that kind of scent you’ll adore this body lotion. The key notes are pomegranate, casablanca lily, and guaiawood. I like…

NuFace Trinity Review

Have you ever considered microcurrent face treatments at home? NuFace Trinity includes 3 attachments: (1) a larger microcurrent attachment that contours the face and helps “face-lift” larger sections of your face and the sides of your neck (pictured at the top). (2) an LED attachment that works as a wrinkle reducer for the face and…

Pat Mcgrath Labs Foundation Review

Pat McGrath Labs foundation has light-medium coverage. I purchased the foundation in shade # 17. PROS: I love the lightweight feel of the foundation and how natural it looks on my face. It softly blurs imperfections, but it does not completely cover them or suffocate your skin. I love the packaging of the product in…

Revitalizing Face Serum ~ 80s Beauty Resurrection Playlist 🎃 🍁

HAPPY MONDAY! ❤️  I made my first blog playlist devoted to upbeat self-care music. There’s a strong retro wave happening in music right now from American pop to k-pop. I thought an 80s style beauty playlist would perfectly compliment fall leather jacket weather and hydrating skincare recommendations. Here is my Cannabliss Revitalizing Face Serum review:…

c25 Cream Review

I purchased Dermaceutic C25 face cream a month ago from Elmes Skincare Clinic after an extraction facial. This face cream is very silky and light, perfect for summer. The best part is that it has 25% Vitamin C! I think using either this regularly, or Amazon bought Vitamin C serums on days I don’t wear…

La Crème Beautè Review -Update

Update after using these products for a month: The La Crème Beautè Venom face lotion helps smooth out the texture of my skin. So far, it has made my skin appear plumper. The lotion feels smooth and very luxuriating. I will repurchase in the future. But I do not think this is an end- all-be-all…

La Crème Beautè Review

I bought luxury skin care from La Creme Beaute! I purchased the Bee Venom face cream and Glow. I also ordered Bee Venom face cream for my mother as a surprise gift. Both of our orders came with five samples. I was blown away by this because the samples are very sizable, especially the eye…

Winter Ice, Ice…Rebecca Minkoff bag and phone case review

Christmas came early?! I feel extra icey now that I’ve gotten my navy and silver accessories from Rebecca Minkoff. I think navy is a great colour because it works all year long. It works in the winter with sliver/glitter looks and in the summer with tan or neutral outfits. I got this small navy crossbody…

Rebecca Minkoff Tote Bag & Wallet Review

I think the Rebecca Minkoff Washed Nylon Tote and Becky Continental Wallet are amazing choices for any graduate student! I purchased the tote because it has a zipper, and can expand at the sides. I also love the bag’s nylon fabric. It makes it easy to clean. I adore the fact that the bag is…

The Dark Edit 🌙 🌙 🌙

How are you all doing and feeling this holiday season? I’ve been a bit busy with my PhD and graduate studies planning however I still feel super grateful for so many things in my life. In this part of the two part series I have two recommendations for skincare Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant exfoliator and Elemis…

The Bright Edit

TODAY is a Beautiful day ~ This is the start of a two part series consisting of The Bright Edit & The Dark Edit blog posts. In this post I share reviews of morning related products. Here’s my morning playlist that consist of upbeat songs to sing in the shower and while getting ready. A…

The Spa at The Shelbourne Experience

10 out of 10 recommend visiting the Spa at The Shelbourne! I had a magical experience there as a birthday treat. Happy Birthday fellow Geminis. ❤ Customers of the spa are allowed to arrive an hour earlier than their appointment, no time more prior, to use the facilities like the steam room, sauna, and pool….

Inexpensive Saunas in Napa & Silicon Valley

A trip to the sauna is excellent for skin health because it helps flush out toxins and it can rid your skin of bacteria in sweat ducts and the epidermal layer. I’ve visited a few saunas in the Bay Area. I can confidently recommend two excellent places for private saunas rooms at affordable prices: St….

Portable at-home Steam Sauna

I purchased an at-home steam sauna from Wayfair. It is currently out of stock but there are similar ones on Amazon and Wayfair should restock soon. ***back in stock now Pros: This is the best purchase I’ve made this year thus far because the fact that I can use it at home makes the process…

Spa Shower pt 2

Body Product Time! I got some products from Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Here are my dry winter skin spa shower recommendations: Dr. Bronner’s Heal Soul Eucalyptus Soap – This soap is all-in-one in that is can be used on the face and body and in household cleaning as well. The Eucalyptus scent is…