Bye Bye Dull Skin (Thanks To Derma-E)

Bye Bye Dull Skin (Thanks To Derma-E)

Is anyone else over this dry winter weather yet? I don’t know about you, but it wreaks havoc on my skin. That’s why I was so excited that Derma-E sent me these products to try. With ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin C they were sure to help out my dryer, dull winter skin, right? Find out below:

Hydrating Day Cream

With ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Vitamin C and Aloe, it’s no wonder I’m a fan of this moisturizer. It goes on smooth, leaves my skin feeling moisturized and leaves a matte finish. Perfect for both my makeup free days and under makeup.

Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Gel Booster

Need that extra boost of hydration? This gel will help you do just that. While I am not a huge fan of liquid gel textures on my skin, this sure does help give the skin that extra “boost” of hydration. If you are suffering from really dry skin or have dry patches, apply this on the area and you will notice your skin feeling moisturized again without that oily feeling.

Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches

Hello Bright Eyes! I love a good eye mask, especially one that has immediate results. And these Eye Gels do the trick. Thanks to the combination of Allantoin (smooth eyes here we come), Caffeine (bye bye puffiness) and Vitamins C & B3 (the day’s looking brighter), these eye masks immediately left my under-eye area looking brighter and ready to take on the day!

The Verdict:

You should totally check out these Derma-E products.

*Note – I received these products as a gift from Derma-E but all of the opinions are my own.*

Year Of The Hair

Year Of The Hair

“Invest In Your Hair. It Is The Crown You Never Take Off.”

2020 is going to be the year of Hair for me. Why? Because it’s finally growing again. See, after having kids, my hair started falling out and thinning… like a lot. With my hair thinning combined with my ever oily roots, I had pretty much given up on ever having a “good hair day” again. That was until I started to include Hum Nutritions Hair Sweet Hair vitamins into my daily routine.

Seriously, I was a skeptic. A hair vitamin can’t actually do anything for hair, right? But, I also figured what could it hurt to give it a try. So I did. And after about three months, I started to notice a difference. My hair stopped falling out, and started growing in thicker. It’s been easier for me to keep volume too. So in the spirit of good hair days again, here are my top tips for Fabulous Hair over the next decade.

  • Hair Vitamins:
    • See above. Hum Nutrition’s hair vitamins gave me my healthy hair back. And lets be honest… you can’t have a good hair day without healthy hair! Plus, these Hum Nutrition vitamins have PABA which helps maintain natural hair color (anything to keep those grey at bay, right?) and FoTi, a Chinese herb for healthy hair.
    • Recommendation: Hair Sweet Hair – http://www.humnutrition.com CODE: 1B54BB for $10 Off

  • Hair Color:
    • Seriously, hair color can make or break your whole look. It can make a hair cut, can bring out your eyes, can complement or clash with your skin tone and can even make you look thinner. Hair color is an art form. Find a colorist who sees it as such and is just as concerned about the overall hair health. And once you get that fabulous hair color, maintain it.
    • Colorist Recommendation: Hair Colorist Michael Canale – If you live in or near Los Angeles, DC, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County or Dallas, go to Michael. He is the best in the biz, voted “Best of the Best” Allure and responsible for countless Celebs, politicians, CEOs and socialites hair colors. http://www.canale.com
    • Maintenance Recommendation: Maintain that gorgeous color with Canale’s Cool Blue Signature Gloss. http://www.canale.com

  • Hair Cut
    • Find a haircut that works for you and your face shape. And be honest about what works for you… and what doesn’t. Example, as much as I would love to try a Pixie cut, there is no way that would work with my bone structure. And that’s ok. I know it, and I’m willing to admit it. So I will always have to be a longer hair kind of girl.

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
    • There are tons of great shampoos and conditioners out there. Find one that works for you and your hair type/concerns. I’m currently loving Strands Shampoo and Conditioner because it is formulated specifically for my hair and hair concerns using samples of my actual hair.
    • Recommendation: Strands Hair Care – http://www.strandshaircare.com

  • Hairdryer
    • Want to help maintain healthy hair but still want to use a hair dryer? Find an Ionic one. An Ionic Hairdryer uses negative ions to break up positive water molecules, meaning your hair drys faster without opening up the hair shaft. There are so many great options out there. I’m personally loving the DryBar Buttercup one. Now once you have your hair dryer, if you’re looking for volume, dry your hair upside down to achieve longer lasting volume.
    • Recommendation: DryBar Buttercup – https://shopstyle.it/l/bcpRD

  • Hair Products
    • Hair Mask: I recommend using a hair mask once a week to help keep hair healthy. I have been loving One ‘n Only’s Strengthening Restorative Hair Mask recently.
    • Dry Shampoo: One way to help keep hair healthy (and help hair color last longer) is to go a couple days between washes. My favs are DryBar’s Detox and Batiste’s Dry Shampoos. Remember, the trick to dry shampoo is to spray it in your hair before bed so it soaks up all the oils while you sleep.
    • Heat Protectant: Before drying your hair or using any hot tools on your hair always use a heat protectant spray. I am still testing several ones and will let you know when I have a recommendation.
    • Texturizing/Volume Spray: This is definitely a necessity for fine/thin hair. Find a finishing spray that adds texture and volume to your hair. I am personally loving DryBar’s Triple Sec at the moment. It adds some dimension to your hairstyles and can even make your hair appear thicker.

  • Silk Pillowcase
    • I never realized how much of a difference a pillowcase can make, but a silk pillowcase can make a huge difference in your hair. It reduces friction, which leaves your hair less frizzy. Plus, a silk pillowcase is better for your skin too. That’s a win win in my book.
    • Recommendation: Blissy (http://www.blissy.com) or Slip (https://shopstyle.it/l/bcsbw)

And there you have it. My top tips for fabulous hair in 2020. Can’t wait to see what hair styles you choose. Happy styling!

*Note: This post contains some affiliate links.

Best Of Ulta Beauty Holiday 2019

Gift Guide

Ulta Beauty is one of my fav places to shop during the holidays. Why? Because whether you’re shopping for family, a friend or yourself, they have some amazing options (and great deals!). Check out the Top Picks of 2019 below:

$25 And Under

$50 And Under

21 Days Of Beauty Top Picks – Fall 2019

It’s time for Ulta Beauty’s 21 Days Of Beauty sale, and you know what that means? There are some great deals on some great products coming up. I’ve gone through all the lists, and these are my top picks. Happy shopping!

Beauty Steals

September 1st

September 6th

September 7th

  • $10 Off Dermalogica Facial with Dermalogica Purchase – I mean… who doesn’t love a good facial?!

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

September 12th

September 14th

  • Free Benefit Brow Wax with $50 Benefit Purchase

September 16th

September 18th

September 19th

Hot Buys

Available September 1st-21st

Christmas In July – The #NSale Top Picks!

*New Items Added*

It is that time of year… I don’t know about you, but it’s my Christmas in July… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The time when a significant portion of the new Fall merchandise is on sale before the season. While the sale has changed a lot through the years, and if I’m being completely honest, each year seems to have less and less great options, it is still my mom and I’s annual tradition since I was 11-years-old. With that said, here are my top picks from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

*Note – I will continue to add to this list as I find more great options.

Shoes: “Give A Girl The Right Shoes, And She Can Conquer The World”

  1. Steve Madden Rockstar Bootie (Black) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F0a
  2. Steve Madden Rockstar Bootie (Snake) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F0t
  3. Steve Madden Rockstar Bootie (Leopard) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F0G
  4. Steve Madden Winnie Sneaker (Camo) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F17
  5. Ugg Melrose Bootie (Grey) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2f
  6. Vicar Water Repellent Studded Bootie – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2n
  7. Steve Madden Lavish Buckle Bootie – https://shopstyle.it/l/5FTM
  8. Steve Madden Moving Sneaker (White) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2R
  9. Steve Madden Moving Sneaker (Tan) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F2V
  10. Ugg Melrose Bootie (Black) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F23
  11. Hunter Original Tour Short Rain Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F23
  12. Paige Kate Asymmetrical Bootie – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F3k
  13. Ladee Over The Knee Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F3o
  14. Born Uchee Knee High Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/52da
  15. Adidas Falcon Zip Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ex
  16. ASICS Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoe – https://shopstyle.it/l/52gp
  17. Sam Edelman Riza Flat – https://shopstyle.it/l/52i9
  18. Ugg Callen Loafer – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ji
  19. Ugg Wilde Waterproof Leather Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ih
  20. Steve Madden Feather Studded Loafer – https://shopstyle.it/l/52ka

Beauty: “Aging Is A Fact Of Life. Looking Your Age Is Not”

  1. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectraLite FaceWater Pro LED Light Device – https://shopstyle.it/l/5FTS
  2. Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Like A Pro Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F3G
  3. Hum Nutrition Sweet Retreat Dietary Supplements – https://shopstyle.it/l/5FTU
  4. Sunday Riley Essentials Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F31
  5. Dry Bar Brushing’ & Crushin’ Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7p
  6. Dry Bar Four Pack – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7y
  7. Mario Badescu Essentials Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7D
  8. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7J
  9. Slip Pillowcase (Caramel) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7P
  10. Slip Pillowcase (White) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F7W
  11. Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F5w
  12. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F8g
  13. MAC Cosmetics Makeup Brush Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F5B
  14. SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F72
  15. GlamGlow Super Duo Clear & Renew Set – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F87
  16. BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Kit – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F9m

Clothes: “Style Is A Way To Say Who You Are Without Having To Speak”

  1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – http://www.shopstyle.com/shop/TotallyTash/43271317
  2. Adidas Lock Up Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gba
  3. Adidas Lock Up Track Pants – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbd
  4. BP Cozy Top (Leopard) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F5Z
  5. Rails Military Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F50
  6. Caslon Camo Sweatshirt – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbo
  7. Vince Camuto Zebra Drape Cardigan – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbr
  8. Caslon Drape Knit Blazer – https://shopstyle.it/l/5F52
  9. Something Navy Leopard Sweater – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GbH
  10. Caslon Camo Colorblock Tee – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GbV
  11. BP Cozy Sweatpants (Leopard) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gbn
  12. Caslon Shirttail Tunic (w/ Steve Madden Booties) – http://www.shopstyle.com/shop/TotallyTash/43274187
  13. BP Bold Stripe Cardigan – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nH
  14. PST By Project Social T Sunday Starter – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nZ
  15. Caslon Plaid Shirt – https://shopstyle.it/l/52mZ

Jackets: “Honor Wears Different Coats To Different Eyes”

  1. Cozy Teddy Jacket (Camo) – https://shopstyle.it/l/5Gci
  2. Faux Fur Coat – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcI
  3. Leopard Print Water Resistant Coat – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcO
  4. Leopard Denim Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcU
  5. Metallic Stitch Utility Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/5GcX
  6. BlankNYC Snakeskin Moto Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nh
  7. BlankNYC Onto The Next Drape Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/52oH
  8. BlankNYC Record Breaker Moto Jacket – https://shopstyle.it/l/52nq

Girls Shoes: “To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dream”

These were my girls’ top picks from the Kid’s Shoe Department.

  1. Plae Mimo Water Friendly Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52uo
  2. Skechers Twinkle Toes Holla Glam Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52wo
  3. UGG Classic Short II Sequin Boot – https://shopstyle.it/l/52uV
  4. Plae Ty Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52uW
  5. Sam Edelman Bella Lliana Studded Metallic Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52wO
  6. Ugg Cozy II Shimmer Slipper – https://shopstyle.it/l/52xb
  7. Sam Edelman Blane Embellished Sneaker – https://shopstyle.it/l/52vn

A Gold Of A Glow… Mask

Happy Face Mask Friday! This week I decided to add some glow (and gold!) to my skincare routine with Oh K!’s Glowing Skin Gold Foil Sheet Mask. This K Beauty mask fights the sings of aging and acne while soothing the skin and leaving a healthy glow. But why? Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients:

  • Gold – Gold is a great skincare ingredient known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin elasticity and leaving the skin glowing.
  • Apple – Packed with Vitamin C, this ingredient prevents premature agin, leaves the skin glowing and treats acne and dark spots.
  • Cherry – Did you know that Cherry is known for treating acne and rosacea? It also fights free radicals.
  • Chamomilla Flower – This ingredient is great for soothing the skin.

The Verdict: I love this mask! It really left my skin soothed and brighter. Plus, it even reduced the naturally red undertones to my skin. I will definitely be making this mask a part of my regular routine.

If you want to check out this mask, you can find it here: https://amzn.to/2JDou0i

*This post contains an affiliate link.

Just A Little Healing Mask

A huge thank you to The Healing Tree for sending me these Collagen Face Masks for Acne Prone Skin to review. I tried one earlier this week, and the mask has a relaxing minty scent and feels very cooling on the skin.

This mask is both environmentally friendly (it even uses biodegradable paper) and filled with effective ingredients. See below:

  • Fish Collagen – Did you know fish collagen is a Type 1 collagen that absorbs more efficiently than any other form of collagen? It is a great anti-aging ingredient that makes the skin look smoother and firmer while increasing cell regeneration.
  • Calendula – Extracted from Marigolds, Calendula oil is thought to possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory elements, which makes it a common skincare ingredient to fight and clear up acne.
  • Tea Tree Oil – Tea Tree Oil is known to have a lot of benefits for skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic elements, making it a great ingredient to fight acne, soothe skin and itchiness and even help heal wounds.

After using this face mask, I did not notice much of an immediate difference in my skin… BUT, in the following days, I did notice that my breakouts started to clear up. That said, if you are looking for a mask that works instantly, this might not be for you. But if you are ok waiting a couple days for the ingredients of this mask to improve your skin, you should totally check it out.

If you are interested in this mask, or other masks I have tried, you can find it at in my new Amazon Influencer Store https://www.amazon.com/shop/totaltash

*Please note that these masks were sent to me for free by The Healing Tree and Shop Trendship to try.