Best Moisturizing Facial Mask EVER!!

best moisturizing facial mask

I have dry and sensitive skin.  I am always on the hunt for skin care products to make my skin look dewy and hydrated.  I have tried so many different moisturizing masks and have never found one that makes that much of a difference.  I may see results right away, but they are gone by the next day.

This Intense Hydrating Mask from Colleen Rothschild seriously changed my life!  I saw results just after the first time using it.  Results that last!  I have used it 3 times in the last 10 days and my skin has never looked better!

What did it do for my skin? My skin looks more hydrated, plump and dewy.  It has more of a radiance and natural glow.  Also, a result I wasn’t expecting, my skin tone is more even and smooth looking.  You can see why I love this mask so much with results like this!
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#NSale :: Best of Beauty

There are soooo many great beauty items of the #NSale this year!!  During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale you will see exclusive sets, palettes and items that are only available during the sale.  You will also see brands and products on sale that never go on sale.  Now is a great time to stock up on your favorite skincare and body products, invest in a high quality hair tool or Clarisonic, or try something new!


Beauty Blender Best Friends Set :: Best make-up applicator ever!  I use mine every day.  I love the natural look of my make-up when applied with a beauty blender.  This set comes with 2 beauty blenders + the cleanser.
Sale: $35 | Value: $56

Hourglass Ambient Luminous Light Palette :: This is an exclusive palette that has never been made before.  I’m so excited about it!  It has a bronzer, blush & highlight.  I love Hourglass so much!  These colors are gorgeous!  I use their bronzer every day and I love this blush color.  Their highlight is very natural looking and is great on mature skin because it won’t settle in fine lines.
Exclusive for Sale: $62

Laura Mercier ‘Flawless Icons’ Eye & Cheek Palette :: I am in love with this palette!  I love the eyeshadow shades.  It has a nice balance of shimmer and mattes to create beautiful looks.  And it also has a bronzer and highlight in the palette.  This is a great palette for everyday and for travel.
Sale: $65 | Value: $155

MAC Look in a Box :: Every year during the #NSale MAC does a ‘look in a box’.  I especially love this ‘fun & flirty’ set because of the shade of lipstick and gloss.  It’s a sweet girly pink.  The white shade eyeshadow is a great highlight shadow for fair skin (me!) and this is MAC’s best mascara.
Sale: $39.50 | Value: $70

Sigma ‘The Power Pair’ Set :: So excited about this set!!  This is my favorite foundation brush!!  I’ve been using it for years and still love it soooo much!  And I have this cleaning mat and it is my favorite way to clean my brushes!  It’s so easy, you put it in your sink and swirl your brushes around on it with soap.  Instantly clean!
Sale: $34.50 | Value: $49

Bobbi Brown ‘Bobbi on Trend – Sultry Bronze’ Eye Set :: I always love the Bobbi Brown set on the sale each year!  Great shadow colors that can take you from day to night.  You also get an eyeliner and mascara.
Sale: $65 | Value: $149

 Skin Care

Philosophy Purity Cleanser :: Amazing cleanser!  This cleanser is a makeup remover, cleanses the skin and is safe to use on eyes.  I recently started Sofia on a simple skin care routine and this is the cleanser she is using.  She loves it and I love it for my skin too.  Great for any age!
Sale: $53 | Value: $79

GlamGlow Mask Glamazing GRAVITYMUD Set :: Obsessed with this set!  I loooooove GlamGlow masks.  I love that they did a set of 3 of their masks.  I love all of these masks so much!
Sale: $69 | Value: $113

Clarisonic Mia 2 :: If you don’t own a Clarisonic now is the time to pull the trigger.  I use mine every day and it really helps my skin.  If I’m traveling and forget to pack it I notice a difference in my skin in just a couple of days (in a bad way).  Using my Clarisonic daily helps keep my skin clear of clogged pores, texture and blackheads.  The new Clarisonic Mia Fit is also on the sale.
Sale: $118 | After Sale: $169

Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head Set :: You need to be changing out your Clarisonic brush head every 3 months.  With this set you have all the brush heads you need for a whole year.  Now you don’t have to think about it again till next year!
Sale: $74 | Value: $108

Mario Badescu :: The drying lotion in this set is bomb for drying up a zit!  This is a great brand of skin care for someone starting a skin care regimen or for someone on a budget.  They have great products for a great price.
Sale: $33 | Value: $50

 Body & Hair

Whish Body Butter :: I just tried this for the first time a couple days ago when I purchased it at Nordstrom.  I am in love!  After using it once I went online and order several more in different scents.  This body butter is thick, creamy & hydrating without feeling sticky or too thick.  It’s perfect!  And it comes in more scents!
Sale: $15 | Value: $47

Whish Bath & Body Gel :: Love this!  It’s extremely gentle on my skin and gets me clean!  It’s hard to find a shower gel that does both of those things.
Sale: $10 | Value: $16

T3 Featherweight 2 – Black & Rose Gold Hair Dryer :: A high quality hair dryer makes a world of difference to the overall look of your hair.  Until 2 years ago I have always used cheap hair dryers that I picked up at the grocery store.  Then I finally invested into a high quality hair dryer.  I had no idea it makes such a difference!!!  My hair is so much healthier, smoother, less frizz and fly aways.  Definitely worth the investment!
Sale: $139 | After Sale: $200

Drybar Beach in a Box Collection :: I am obsessed with Drybar products.  And right now everyone wants that tosseled beach hair.  I recently got my hair styled at my salon and I asked for beach waves.  They used a curling iron with the clip.  I have been using a clipless curling wand for more than 5 years.  I thought a clip curling iron was very old school.  She used the clip part of the curling iron to pull thru my ends.  She said to achieve the beach wave you curl the hair gently and the ends have to be straight.
Sale: $140 | Value: $209

Supergoop Sunscreen Set :: Amazing sunscreen!  This stuff works amazing and you can’t even feel it on your skin!
Sale: $38 | Value: $57

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Set :: I was given a Crabtree & Evelyn hand therapy a couple months ago.  I have always thought of this brand as something that Grandma’s use.  So I tucked the hand cream away in a drawer with no intention of using it.  A few weeks ago I ran out of my normal hand cream, with the craziness of moving I didn’t have time to run out and repurchase my typical hand cream.  So I grabbed this one out of the drawer.  I was shocked at how much I love it.  I love the smell (not Grandma-ish at all!).  I love how creamy and silky it feels going on.  And it’s extremely hydrating!  I have been using it every night since.
Sale: $18 | Value: $27

GHD Platinum Flat Iron :: I own the ghd curling wand and am obsessed!  I tried their flat iron once and it was amazing!  They have the most incredible technology for hair tools.  It makes my hair so shiny and healthy.  I use mine every day and I never feel like it’s damaging my hair.
Sale: $174 | After Sale: $249

Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps :: This is the most all time popular body moisturizer.  It’s been around since 1851.  It is creamy, it is moisturizing, it smells fresh.  It comes in the hugest bottle ever and will last you 6-12 months (depending on how much you use).
Sale: $52 | After Sale $75

Best of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016

nordstrom anniversary sale 2016 favorites

It’s finally here!!!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins today for Early Access!!!  I spent 7 hours, yes 7 hours!, at Nordstrom last night shopping the sale.  My sister, Mom and I were there till almost midnight.  I’m sharing with you all my favorites of the sale! (insider tip: the best items sell out quick, so don’t wait!)

// Women’s Clothing

// Women’s Shoes

// Handbags & Accessories

// Beauty Exclusives

// Kids

// Men’s

The Best Product for Acne Scarring, Texture, Hyperpigmentation, Fine Lines & Wrinkles

cane & austin retexure pads

Whatever your skin history is, most of us have issues on our face that we aren’t happy with… acne scarring, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, texture, fine lines and wrinkles.  We all have something we want fixed.

Maybe you suffered with acne that has now cleared up but has left scarring.  Or you didn’t use sunscreen and now you have sun spots or hyperpigmentation.  Or that zit that has left a brown spot on your face for several weeks or months.  Or maybe you have texture that just won’t go away no matter how much you exfoliate.  And of course, we all want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles!

I discovered Cane & Austin products about 2 years ago and never looked back.  I still think they have the best at home results from any product I have seen.

Why these work:  It’s all about the glycolic acid!!  Glycolic acid improves skin texture and appearance.  It stimulates collagen production and elastin fibers, reducing acne scarring, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
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Why Using a Facial Mask is So Important

facial maskA facial mask is a step that is so often over looked and forgotten.  But it is a step that we all should be regularly doing.  A facial mask is a powerful step that delivers to the skin exactly what it needs.  I like to think of it as the hidden gem to great skin.

There are sooooo many different types of masks, all for different purposes.  I look at my skin and determine what it needs.  Does it look dry?  dull?  tired?  clogged or congested?  Then I use a mask according to my skins needs.

I like to use a mask 1-2 times a week.  This keeps my skin looking fresh and glowing.  A couple months back I was very busy and I forgot to mask for several weeks.  My skin looked so dry, dull and blah I hardly recognized it.  This is when I really realized just how important it is to regularly use a facial mask.
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