reviews

  • Best Sunscreens of 2019, a Consumer Review

    What are the Best Sunscreens of 2019? First I must start off with the fact that I am not a medical professional, but a concerned consumer and I like to educate myself on the best products to you for all occasions.  In order to rank the best sunscreens of 2019 and all previous years, there are a three factors that I consider,  how they rank on the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen, then how easily they fit into my lifestyle (do they have a white cast, are they super expensive, etc), then the final and most important part….will my family and I use them. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am serious about sunscreen. Why am I so serious? Both my great grandmother and mother were advocates for wearing sunscreen regularly.  My mother had very fair skin and would burn very easily, while my great grandmother loved the sun, but… Read More

  • Easy At Home Teeth Whitening for the Coffee Lover PLUS Giveaway

    This week I’m doing a review of the Smile Brilliant at home Teeth Whitening system.  They sent me a free trial of their product to check out and review. I’ll admit that I was originally hesitant because if you’re like me, tooth sensitivity is the one thing I absolutely dread when whitening my teeth. I’ve had some whitening procedures in the past, including lasers at the dentist office, but it was either ineffective or my teeth were so sensitive it hurt to eat and drink for days….good for the diet but nobody wants to be in pain for days with sensitive teeth. Fortunately, Smile Brilliant has it all figured out, each kit comes complete with a proprietary whitening agent and a very effective desensitizing gel for post whitening sensitivity. At first I was worried that I would not be able to fit the whitening into my busy schedule. Smile Brilliant recommends… Read More

  • Onyx Youth Magnet Mask Review

    This week I’m sharing my Onyx Youth Magnet Mask review with you.   Thank you to Onyx Youth for gifting me this item and here is my honest review for you.  I’ve seen other magnet mask videos on Youtube and Facebook and I was intrigued, so whenOnyx Youth reached out to me I said “Yes!”. The mask is made in Korea and contains a unique blend of botanical oils, volcanic minerals and amino acids.  This charcoal magnetic mask is an iron-rich formula which is removed with a powerful magnet that lifts impurities and rejuvenates skin.  The kit comes with: Onyx Youth Mineral Mask, Mask Applicator, Magnetic Wand and  Magnetic Wand Covers What do I think of the Onyx Youth charcoal magnetic mask?  Here’s my honest review: This mask is different than the charcoal masks that rip off your skin when they come off, we’ve all seen the horrible videos.  The charcoal magnetic face mask was very easy and smooth to… Read More

  • Spending the Day in Venice Beach

    Los Angeles is synonymous with summer … living in the Hollywood Hills means sometimes you just need to add the beach to the equation. One of my favorite day trips is Venice Beach. It’s got a flavor all its own and only 30 minutes away …when there’s no traffic (which is never) … or 2 hours when the I10 is bumper to bumper. Nevertheless its always worth the trip. Here are a few of the sights I like to hit to get the very most out of my visit. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. First stop (after searching for parking) is a great latte or cup of coffee, I love Menotti’s.  I was strolling around checking out the little beach shops one morning when I smelled the delicious aroma of coffee in the air. I followed my nose and ended up at Menotti’s. It’s a small, charming… Read More

  • Rent the Runway Review

    Today I am going to be doing a review of the clothing and accessory rental service Rent the Runway.  Please note that this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to give an honest review.  I’ve used this service, the unlimited service specifically, for over a year now.  This really ties into my  Buy Less, Buy Better philosophy because basically you’re not buying anything.  It’s the sharing economy, but for clothing…..now wait, if sharing clothes freaks you out, everything is always very clean before it gets to you and you’re not sharing personal items like underwear or bathing suits, which would be very gross. Here are some pros and cons of using Rent the Runway that I’ve experienced during the past year. Pros You Get 3 Different Items at a Time– the 3 items can be anything from jewelry, handbags, dressed, to jackets and coats.  I use it mostly for dresses and outfits… Read More