SKINN Matte BB Pro Made Me a Believer

BB Cream

Remember when the BB and CC creams first hit the scene and it was like the best thing since red lipstick? I was all into it because anything that saves me time by combining multiple products into one gets major brownie points from me.

So I looked, bought a couple, and looked some more but nothing could give me what I needed. For starters, the right BB cream needs to be in the right shade. It can do all the magical skin care things it wants to but if the color is off none of that matters. Second, it needs to give me a matte finish. An oily nose and forehead is not the look I’m going for.

After throwing a couple of tubes of BB Cream in the trash I gave up on them until I learned about the Matte BB Pro from SKINN.  Available in three shades (Light, Medium, and Dark), this beauty cream promises to fight oil all day long as well as minimize the appearance of fine lines and large pores.  Using ingredients from Rice and Bamboo, it aims to control the oil factory on your face while Green, Red, and White Tea create an antioxidant to soften skin.

So how did it do?

The shade I used (Dark) was perfect for my dark skin tone, blending in well with my complexion without any ashy side effects. You can hardly tell I have makeup on and it surely didn’t feel like it either. The cream felt light and absorbed quickly into my skin.  My face felt super soft and smooth too.

When it came to tackling the oiliness, it gets a two thumbs up!

SKINN BB Pro Review

It tackled my shiniest areas, giving my face a smooth matte finish. Normally I would have to pile on foundation, concealer, and a powder to get the same results so you know I was happy to skip all of that and go with the BB Pro instead. Your girl just doesn’t have that type of makeup time anymore and having a product I can quickly put on after my moisturizer is a life saver!

If you couldn’t tell, I’m thrilled with this product. True, it’s pretty pricey ($25 for a 1.3 oz tube) but a little goes a long way and finding something that matches your complexion is totally worth the splurge.

What about you? Have you had any luck with BB creams?


Top photo courtesy of SKINN

FTC Disclosure: The product in this review was received as a free sample. All opinions are my own.

Spring Ready Skin with the Biore’ Self-Heating One Minute Mask

Biore Charcoal Mask

We all want clear and healthy skin and with the temps warming up, we want it now more than ever. Healthy skin starts with the right product that can get into those pores, eliminating the dirt and oil that doesn’t need to be there. You also want something that works fast, fitting into our crazy schedules.

This is where the Biore’ Self-Heating One Minute Mask comes in.

With natural charcoal and a self-heating formula, the mask promises to purify pores in one minute. It’s supposed to open them up and suck out all the yucky stuff that clogs them up and makes you break out.

Using it is really simple! Splash a little water on your face and massage the mask. The moment it hits your skin, it warms up feeling like those hot towels you put on your face after a facial. Another thing I liked about the mask is that it doesn’t get all stiff and hard. Instead, it stays warm and tingly letting you know it’s working like it’s supposed to. After a minute, you wash it off with warm water leaving behind clean and refreshed skin. You can still feel the tingle even after you put on your daily moisturizer and head out the door!

Complete with four single use packets, you can use this mask is gentle enough to use two to three times a week.

This mask is just what my skin (and my busy life!) needs this Spring!

PS: If blackheads are giving you trouble, try this skincare goodie from Biore’.

Do you plan on using this mask from Biore’?


Photo courtesy of Biore’.

FTC Disclosure: This product was received as a free sample for review. All opinions are my own.


10 of the Cutest Accessories for Spring

With so much talk of spring fashion and the latest trends, we often overlook one very important thing – accessories! Pieces like straw hats and floral scarves can take your basic wear up a seasonal notch without spending a ton of money. Jewelry and belts can bring the springtime to your outfit even if the weather still isn’t cooperating (can you believe it’s still snowing in some places?? Crazyness!) Pinks and pastels, florals and nudes, and even a little sparkle can be just what you need to get  your warmer wear party going.

So, as your resident accessory addict it is my duty to round up the most stylish accessories to get your Spring looking right!

Spring Accessories


  1. Forever 21 Watercolor Floral Scarf
  2. Charlotte Russe Floral Chain Cut-Out Straw Hat
  3. H&M Feather Necklace
  4. Charming Charlie Living On The Edge Belt Set
  5. JCPenney Pink Crystal Sterling Silver Heart Earrings
  6. Charming Charlie Groovy Girl Sunglasses
  7. Forever 21 Romantic Rose Mirror Compact
  8. Lulu by Lulu Guinness™ Hyde Park Chic Crossbody Bag
  9. H&M 2-pack Hair Clips
  10. Charlotte Russe Watch & Rhinestone Stretch Bracelets – 6-Piece Set

Caress Me with the Caress Body Wash Fresh Collection

Kelly Rowland

By now you guys are familiar with my dry skin situation. When it comes to skincare products, moisture is crucial – cleansing products included. That’s why body washes are my go-to when it comes to my sacred shower time. I say sacred because it’s one of the few times I’m ever alone and I want to make it one of the best 15 minutes. It’s when I pamper myself, wash away the stress, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Not only does my body wash need to get the job done, it also needs to take my senses on a mini vacay melting away the stress and make me feel good.

Enter the Fresh Collection Body Washes from Caress.

This brand is known for delivering time and time again on the moisture front. It’s the one I go to when I need a break from my regulars, the thick and smooth lather the first thing that comes to mind when I pick up the bottle. With this new collection, their upping their cleansing game by offering three new vibrant scents, each one a blend of complex floral notes for its own version sophisticated version of fresh and clean. All three create a rich, bubbly lather that gets skin clean and moisturized. So how do you which one is for you? It all depends on what kind of shower party you want to have!

Caress Body Wash

Emerald Rush – A Quaint Garden Party

The personal favorite of Caress Fabulista Kelly Rowland, this body wash is infused with Lush Gardenia and White Tea Essence. In other words, it’s a soft and subtle floral scent that’s perfect for winding down after a super long day.

Caress Body Wash

Aqua Sparkle – Oceanside Party

Lilac Blossom and Aquamarine Essence brings my senses to the ocean, my bathroom smelling like the ocean breeze. After my morning workouts I reach for this one, imagining I’m lounging on someone’s beach as I wash the dirt and sweat away.

Caress Body Wash

Juicy Escape – Fun and Fruity Party

This one was my favorite of the three, the Sun Kissed Lily and Pink Grapefruit Essence a big burst of fruit and fun that lingers in your bathroom once you step out the shower. The scent is vibrant and the perfect morning pick-me-up. When my cranky toddler was keeping me up at night a week ago, this body wash helped me start my day.


Ready for your own #CaressMe party? You can find this new collection at a drug store near you!

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Photos courtesy of Caress

FTC Disclosure: Products were received as free samples. All opinions are my own.

Move Over Lotion! I’m Using Jergen’s Shea Beauty Oil

Body Oil

My philosophy when it came to my skincare is: the thicker the better. My skin has a major tendency to get dry. It’s the reason why I ditched bar soaps and opt for thick and creamy lotions as daily moisturizers.  I’ve passed by a ton of body oils in the many beauty aisles I stalk stroll through on a regular basis and never thought they would be a right fit for this skin. I admit I was little skeptical when the people at Jergen’s reached out to me to try out their new Shea Beauty Oil. Was an oil strong enough to tackle the dryness and keep it that way all day long? There was only one way to find out.

But first, a little bit about this beauty oil.  Infused Shea Butter and Argan oil, this total body oil promises to hydrate and condition skin leaving it six times more radiant.  Once you step out of the shower, you spray a little in your hand and apply it to your damp skin. You don’t need to drown yourself in it, the oil thin enough to cover a lot of skin in each application.

One concern I had was that it would take forever to dry, leaving my skin greasy. However the Shea Beauty Oil did quite the opposite.  By the time I finished, the oil already absorbed into my skin leaving it so soft and smelling amazing! There wasn’t a dry patch of skin in sight, my body just as moisturized as it is when I use lotion. Even better, my skin stayed that way all day long, through my crazy toddler filled days and all!

Jergen’s has made me an oil convert, along with a few other people around here!

Are you a fan of body oil? Which one is your favorite?

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Photo courtesy of Jergen’s

FTC Disclosure: The product mentioned in this review was received as a free sample for review. All opinions are my own.