My thoughts on Shakelee's Youth line


I was recently introduced to a skincare line by Shakelee called Youth. I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for good skincare/beauty products so I was really excited to try this one. I always say this, but the key to looking younger (in my humble opinion) is HYDRATED skin!! These products focus on cell renewal and hydration and are 100% vegan and free from gluten, parabens and phthalates.

I was really impressed with these products as a whole! They reminded me of Beautycounter which I absolutely love. I could tell as I used each one that they were quality, and my skin really felt clean an quenched after using them. I think they compliment each other and would work well if you are looking for a whole line of products and a good skincare routine. Here’s a breakdown of what I tried and a link to them all.

Luminous gel cleanser

Perfecting skin toner

Moisture activating serum

Moisture lock day cream

Advanced renewal night cream

Hydrating gel mask

Purifying clay mask

Radiance C+E (packed with Vitaman C, E and raspberry extract)


Winter skin must haves


Winter is here, and if you’re at all like me, you’re skin is super dry and unruly. Here are the products I’ve been using to attempt to combat the cold dry air this time of year. I use the Beautycounter facial oil in the morning under my makeup, and apply the Kiehl’s oil at night. I’ve also started exfoliating my lips (about once a week) with a homemade sugar scrub. I just mix equal parts brown sugar and honey and gently rub it on my lips for a few seconds. Wipe off with a damp washcloth and finish off with a good lip balm. I love this Bite Beauty one! Happy New Year, friends! Stay warm out there and don’t forget to moisturize!

Beautycounter facial oil

Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate

Bite Beauty agave lip balm

*side note: I’ve been using the beautycounter facial oil for over 6 months, and I’ve noticed it has helped my fine lines fade away quite a bit! I highly recommend giving it a try it you’re wanting to keep wrinkles at bay!!


The perfect foundation


I just started using this foundation stick by Lancome.  I was skeptical of a stick because I usually use liquid foundation, but this formula is so creamy, and it really blends in like a dream.  You can start off with a little, and then build on it if you are wanting more coverage in certain areas.  I am seriously a total convert.  This stick is truly amazing!!  (Side note:  I put on a facial oil before using it, which helps it to go on even smoother and keeps my skin looking dewy!)