L’OREAL Total Repair Damage Erasing Balm Review

Hey Guys!

I am all about dupes. If you don’t know what a “dupe” is, well, in my definition it is a product at a lower price that can be used in place of a product that is very similar at a higher price.

That is what the L’Oreal Total Repair Damage Erasing Balm is… a complete dupe for theMacadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque. Both are deep conditioners for your hair that really help smooth and soften your hair. I LOVE both of these products, but I have to admit, now that I found one that I can buy at the drugstore, I will most likely be purchasing that one more often.

The L’Oreal Total Repair Damage Erasing Balm costs $6.99 vs. the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque which is $33. The price really makes the L’Oreal one more appealing.





So, if you are looking for a great hair masque that’s going to deep condition your hair and give you softer , shinier locks…I think the L’Oreal Total Repair Damage-Erasing Balm is worth trying!




Photo from Ulta.com


The Ultra Luxurious Gold and Diamond Face Masks and Eye Pads by Knesko Skin


I am a lucky girl. To put it simply, I felt like a Queen getting to try out the luxurious Gold and Diamond Face Masks and Eye Pads by Knesko Skin. These are the ultimate way to treat yourself to a spa-like facial experience at home.

There are four different products I tried , The Diamond Radiance Face Mask and Eye Pads. These help add youthful radiance to the skin, brightens, tones, diminishes the appearance of fine lines increases hydration and more. One of the main ingredients in these diamond radiance skin treatments is diamond powder which helps exfoliate and brighten your skin.


The other two products are theNanoGold Repair Face Mask and Eye Pads. These help reduce inflammation, brighten, tone, combat dryness, stress and fatigue, and diminish fine lines.

These masks and under eye pads are so luxurious feeling on the skin, they are made of a very flexible gelly-like material which feels so soothing and relaxing.

I used these before a big trip, and while I had a bit of a cold; Both times that I needed my skin to have a boost!! I immediately noticed the tightening of my pores, and brightened overall appearance of my skin after using them.

I think I spotted them on the Giuliana and Bill show on the style network a few weeks ago. :) I was thrilled about that. I would use these daily if I could afford to!

So, whether you need to treat yourself like a Queen for a day, or give you skin a boost and youthful glow, you would LOVE these . They are the ULTIMATE in face masks and under eye pads! Go take a look for yourself on the website: Knesko Skin

Love, Lauren

Senior Photo Sessions with Jennifer Bahn Photography

Hey Guys!

Over the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure working with Jennifer Bahn Photography and some gorgeous senior girls for their senior portrait sessions. I kept the makeup very simple and and pretty highlighting their eyes and perfecting their skin. When doing makeup for  senior pictures you want to keep it young and fresh and bring out their best features. You want to make them feel and look beautiful while keeping in mind their youthfulness.

I loved working with all three of these lovely girls and Jen Bahn; she is a delight to work with.

Love, Lauren




Bronze Smokey Eye Tutorial with YSL Palette

Hey Beauty Lovers!

I recently picked up the most gorgeous eye shadow palette from YSL. It’s their wet/dry eye shadows; The chromatic palette in number 19.

It includes a shimmery pearly white, a pink/bronze, a gorgeous glittering brown, and a darker rich brown. All of the colors are very wearable and I love every single shade. I knew I had to create an eye shadow tutorial.


photo from bestthingsinbeauty.com

Here it is. My Bronze Smokey Eye Tutorial with the YSL Pure Chromatics palette in #19

Have you tried any products from YSL? What are your favorites?

Love, LO


Atopalm-Sensitive Skincare Review

Hey Guys!

I was so excited about a new sensitive skincare brand I discovered, that I had to make an entire video raving about the the products that I’ve been enjoying!

This skincare line is pretty new and I have seen it sold in Ulta stores in addition to the atopalm website.   The line was created specifically for dry , sensitive, sun damaged skin. It has a specially patented formula that helps moisturize, soothe and calm skin. It is ideal for someone who experiences skin rashes, irritation , dryness or rosacea. It is paraben free and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

I have tried the, bb cream, moisturizing cleansing wipes, daytime undermakeup moisture cream, and moisturizing facial cleansing foam. Here is my video review of these products:

Hope you enjoyed watching. If you have any specific questions about my experience with these products, feel free to ask! :)





May Beauty Favorites!

Hey Guys!

I always get excited for monthly favorites videos. I LOVE getting to share the products from the month that I couldn’t stand to live without. I have a little bit of everything this month, nail polish favorites, makeup ,haircare, skincare, fragrance and even home fragrances.

So, without blabbing any further…here is the video. It’s a good one this month!

Love, Lauren


First Impressions / Review – It Cosmetics

Hey Guys!

I just received some products from “It cosmetics” and I have never tried anything from this brand before. I thought it would be fun to do a “first impressions ” video of some of the various products so you can get to know some of the products.

I have a CC cream, concealer, bronzer, lipglosses, a makeup brush and more to show you! If you have ever seen these products before or wondered about them, I hope this can help give you more information about them if you are considering trying any out.

Here is the first impressions video I made about It Cosmetics.

I am looking forward to using these more and incorporating them into my makeup routine. I will be sure and update you to let you know if any of these products really stand out and are things I love. So far, my favorites from the collection are the My Sculpted Face bronzers and highlighters. I find this palette extremely useful because it has a variety of sculpting shades.

I also am loving the Vitality Glow Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer. It is wonderful because it’s such a large size, it’s completely Matte and it’s great for bronzing the neck and chest.

Thanks for reading and watching and don’t forget to visit It Cosmetics for more product information.