2022 Favorites

Saturday, December 31, 2022 Mt Pleasant, SC, USA


2022 was my first full year as a working adult and regular Sephora shopper. I was strategic in waiting for sales while also taking the plunge and dropping my dollars at the familiar white counter I spent five years behind. 

This year’s favorites post is a combination of makeup and skincare with a loose categorization. I hope you will enjoy and stay for more in 2023!

Shani Darden Retinol Reform (& Other Things to Know)

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Retinol is probably one of the scariest items on the market. It continues to terrify women and put them off from the advantages of using it. But like everything that seems scary at first, women grow to love it and cherish the results it brings to their skin over time. Shani Darden’s is no exception. It may even be the best one I’ve used. 

The Best Cream Blushes

Saturday, June 4, 2022


Not too many years ago you wouldn't catch me putting cream products anywhere on my face. The thought of cream-based, dewy-finished products on my oily skin? Yeah right. 

Well my tune has changed my friends... I put at least one cream product on my face every day. I've fallen in love with all sorts... blush, contour, bronzer (yes the last two are completely different). Below you'll find my thoughts and reviews mingling together on each product you see above. I hope you enjoy the post and walk away learning something... I learned I own too many blushes for my own good and shouldn't buy another... but never say never, right?

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