April 22, 2012

Trader Joe's Trinkets

Oh the trinkets you can find at TJ's. My friend Lisa got me hooked on the all natural Lavender body oil and body scrub from Trader Joe's. It is pure relaxation for only $5. Not only does it smell amazing, but it's inexpensive and a little goes a long way. Cheap Zen--just what I need! The oil is a must have to put on your feet before bed and the scrub is great to use in the shower a few times per week. Enjoy!

April 3, 2012

BB creams- newest beauty buzz

If you haven’t already heard some of the buzz on BB creams, you will — you’ll be seeing a lot of them over the next several months.So, what are BB creams? If you think of this stuff as a miracle cream, you’ll be underwhelmed. But if you think of it as a one-step makeup time saver — great. BB creams are multi-taskers that combine skincare ingredients with moisturizer, primer, foundation and SPF.

After reading countless reviews and recommendations, I was still pretty hesitant to jump on the BB bandwagon.  As many of you know, I don't really need any more makeup tubes in my makeup drawer and I'm hesitant with trying out new foundations without testing it out first...

However, when I saw the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream staring back at me from the shelves of my local CVS - at a reasonable $12.99 - I figured I had to give it a shot, right?  And the verdict is in...I'm in love!  This product takes the place of a moisturizer, primer and foundation in one, shortening my morning routine by a mile.  It also actually gives really nice, buildable coverage.  That says a lot coming from a medium to full coverage foundation girl.  It also keeps my T-zone from looking shiny and sets up to a beautiful, satin finish that holds up incredibly well throughout the day.