Dec 27, 2018

Best Beauty / Skin 2018

1.Retinol Serum – Anti Wrinkle Exfoliating Serum – currently at a discounted price. Everyone needs retinol in their routine. This serum is amazing.

2.S CLINICAL Active Serum– a combination of active ingredients. Apply at night for anti-aging. Your skin will glow!

3.Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater & Facial Spray with Green Tea Duo– These facial mists are unreal. I was introduced to them at the famous Mario Badescu spa in SoHo. One of my fav finds of the year.

4.Bamboo Activated Charcoal Peel-Off Mask– Spa night at home with these face masks. Grab these and pamper yourself with a refreshing mask. Really good for controlling break outs.

5.T3 – Singlepass Wave 1.25″ – 0.75″ Professional Styling Wand– The best wand for getting beach waves.

6.Lilly Lashes for Sephora Collection Lash Set– I love this collection of ashes and keep them in my make up drawer at all times. You never know when you need some good lashes.

7.SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense, SPF 50, 1.0 Fluid Ounce – The SUNSCREEN I wear constantly. Even to bed! Phone lights, alarm lights, and the tv give off harmful rays, fyi!

8.SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore, 1.6 Fluid Ounce– This flies off the shelf. It’s just so good. Your skin will drink it up. One of my most sold products this year.

9.Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum – I am obsessed with these retinol pink capsules. I’ve been using them every other night and my skin peeled a little the first week. Now it’s glowy and I can see it working every time I put it on.

10.Peter Thomas Roth – Max Complexion Correction Pads – The best break out pads to keep near by. Whenever I get a blemish or need a little extra help these do the job.

11.Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara – Get this MASCARA!!!! It’s true. It’s the best.

12.Bobbi Brown – Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick – I don’t like powder eyeshadow. These glide on your lids and you can complete your look in 10 seconds.

13.Olaplex – No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner– I can’t stop getting this conditioner. My frizz goes away after I use this.

14. MILK MAKEUP – KUSH Lip Glaze

15.Dyson – Supersonic Hair Dryer – This is all the rage right now. I really want to get this.

16.GLAMGLOW – Good in Bed Passionfruit Softening Night Cream

17.Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Cactus Flower & “Tibetan Ginseng” Hydrating Mist

18.Hourglass – Veil Translucent Setting Powder

19.Viktor&Rolf – Flowerbomb – The most sold fragrance of 2018

20.Beautyblender beautyblender – Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation

21.Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick – Game Changer – an assertive and feminine coral

22.Givenchy – Prisme Libre Loose Powder – An instagram filter for your face! I love the taffetas beige color.

23.Glow Recipe – Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

24.Antioxidant Super Serum – A vitamin c finally that is affordable and delivers all the ingredients I look for in a C product. It’s just as great as the expensive Skinceutical product.

25.Invigorating Body Wash & Bubbling Bath – The best smelling bubble bath in all the land!!

26.Urban Decay – Naked3 Palette

27.Bye Bye Under Eye Cream

28.Eye Cream (0.67 fl oz.)

29.Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin B5 Anti Aging Serum

30.Bliss – Makeup Melt Never-Greasy Eye Makeup Remover Gel

31.Rodial Vit C Brightening Pads, 50 Ct.

32.L’Oréal Paris Skincare Sublime Bronze Sunless Tanning Towelettes – Need a little color this winter? These are a great way to add color to your face without a mess or streaking.

34.June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque, 4 Fl Oz – This enzyme mask will change your life!! One of my favorite finds this year.

35.Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – Apply a dab of this on a breakout/pimple. Watch it dry out and disappear overnight.

36.Snow Fox Japanese Cherry Blossom & White Tea Smoothing Mask – One of my favorite sheet masks!

37.Finishing Touch Flawless Women’s Painless Hair Remover – Need a facial hair removal tool? This is under $20 and gets rid of all your peach fuzz!

38.BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Tool – The most talked about facial tool in 2018. This microneedling tool is top of my list. I use it every night. Roll over your wrinkles and areas of collagen loss. Your products will also penetrate deeper.

39.LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask ,Berry, Lip Treatment, 0.7 Qunce – My lips thank me for this every day. My kids use this lip mask too. We use it as chapstick, sleep mask and I keep it in the car and slather it all over them before school. No more chapped winter lips here. lol.

40.Algenist – GENIUS Sleeping Collagen

41.Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask 2.7oz/80ml – If you buy one product, GET THIS! Your skin will glow and look so hydrated. You can sleep in it or just wear it around the house for 20 minutes before an important event. It’s amazing!!!


day time:

–I always start with a fresh wash. I wash with thisLHA CLEANSER  with hydroxy acids in it. Gentle but keeps your skin from minor breakouts and keeps dull skin at bay. Always apply a vitamin C serum under your moisturizer. Let the vitamin c serum absorb into your skin for one minute before applying moisturizer on top. Next apply moisturizer. Then apply  Physical Matte UV Defense sunscreen on top of moisturizer. The vitamin C serum works as an extra defense against sun and environmental factors that cause aging. Vitamin C is so important in your daily routine to keep your skin from losing elasticity, collagen, prevents wrinkles and helps brown spots. I found a vitamin c that is affordable and delivers all the ingredients I look for in a C product. It’s just as great as the expensive Skinceutical product. I always complete my day time routine with eye cream(Bye Bye Under Eye Cream) before starting my make up. ps – for those that get melasma like me, use THIS SUNSCREEN. Formulated for melasma and hyperpigmenation prone skin.

night time:

-I always start my night skin care routine with 2 cleanses. WASH YOUR FACE TWICE! The first cleanse will clean off make up/impurities  and the second cleanse will actually clean your skin. Both important. I love this GENTLE FACE WASH and this FOAMING FACE WASH.

I apply retinol  Capsules (Line Erasing Night Serum) on my freshly clean skin. This is the correcting step. Use every other night while your skin gets used to the retinol. You will flake and be a tiny bit pink. I like these capsules because they are mixed retin-a and with a correcting serum. It’s not too strong. Some people make the mistake of using a Retin-A that is too strong, leaving their skin irritated, peeling and more sun sensitive. Don’t do that! Start out with a lower dose of retin-a. Next I apply moisturizer. Triple Lipid Restore first then my (Bye Bye Under Eye Cream). I use the OLAY REGENERIST on my neck and chest. So important!! Don’t miss your neck or chest. I started buying Regenerist because it’s an unbelieable product that I can always pick up at the drug store and it won’t break the bank. I can’t afford to use triple lipid on my entire body like J Lo. lol

things to remember:


2x a week MASK

or this Yummy PAPAYA ENZYME MASK when I need a little exfoliating. Enzymes help sluff off old dead skin cells to help increase collagen and new skin.

2-3x a week ROLL ROLL ROLL!!! REFA TOOL (over $240 splurge) found REFA DUPE TOOL for under $20 (found out about these rollers in Tokyo)

I’m using the retinol  Capsules (Line Erasing Night Serum)  on skin while Rolling or microneedling. I’m getting really good results with it.

2-3x a week Glo Pro Microneedle tool

using this PCA serum on skin while microneedling or the retinol capsules I love too!

products left to right


REFA TOOL (over $240 splurge) found REFA DUPE TOOL for under $20 (found out about these rollers in Tokyo)


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