Fall Skincare: DIY at home Hydra Facial


Ok so if you think you have been hearing more about self-care now, you are right. One indicator according to Google Trends, the number of searches for self-care has more then doubled since 2015. We are dealing with an epidempic of anxiety and depression and everyone feels it. However self-care is part of the answer to how we can all better cope with daily stressors. The stress of work life, home life and the stress with trying to keep up with the pace of daily life which technology has hastened more then ever.

People are feeling lonelier and less able to unwind and slow down which contributes to feelings of anxiousness and loss of control when doing even the most simplest of task. But with self-care, it encourages self-improvement, promotes rest and relaxation, which benefits your over all health and wellness. It also promotes healthier relationships and when our self-esteem and self-awareness improves it has a very positive effect on our overall mindset.

This is exactly why I think it is important to make self-care a real priority in your every day life. I recently got a Hydra facial treatment done at The Powder Room in Bixby Knolls/Long Beach area. Devin my facialist who is absolutely a miricle worker performed the service and was very knowleable and informative. She explained that a Hydra Facial is a facial treatment using a patented device to deliver exfoliation, cleansing, extraction, and hydration to the face. This system uses a vortex swirling action to deliver hydration and to remove dead skin, dirt, debris, and impurities while cleansing and soothing your skin. Best thing about it is there is no down time and the results are immediate.

Now I am not going to lie, a hydra facial can be considered a splurge for some people. It all depends on what is important to you. My personal wellness is super important to me as it keeps me centered, feeling complete and fulfilled as I feel I have personal time with myself and that makes me feel amazing. So much so it helps me be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend. And I cant put a price on that. However I know it can be a bit over budget so you know ya doll has got you covered. Here are all the things needed to do your very own at home DIY hydra Facial.


  • Oil cleanser/ makeup remover/ face wipes  | I use this cleanser, and these face wipes
  • Foam Cleanser | I use this foam cleanser
  • Physical exfoliation tool like a konjac sponge, peel-off mask, clarisonic or scrub  | This konjac sponge has over 1000 reviews on Amazon  | I love this glycolic peel mask

Beta Hydroxy Acid product  |  love this

Alpha Hydroxy Acid product  |  these are sooo bomb

  • Pore Vaccumm (optional)  |  this one is super affordable and has over 11,000 reviews
  • Hydrating watery lotion  |  this one is really good. I love their products.
  • Peptide Serum  |  looking at the ingredients I’d recc this
  • Sheet Mask  |  these work very well and are super affordable
  • Vaseline/Silicone Cream  | highly recc this its one of my faves.



  • Remove makeup w/ oil based cleanser or make up removing wipe
  • Deep cleanse by using your foam cleanser right on top of the oil based cleanser. Wash a little longer in this step to ensure you really get everything.
  • Exfoliate. The key to copying the hydrafacial is exfoliating with light and repetitive strokes. That way you slough off any dead skin. Dont forget the bridge of your nose, corners of the forehead and cleft in your chin. Rinse lightly and pat dry with your hands.
  • Exfoliate Chemically. Take the AHA/BHA product and layer each on top of the other. Let sit for about 5 minutes or as directed on packaging.
  • Exfoliate Physically. Now we need to take away all the nasty stuff that was just freed from the chemical exfoliant. Gently revisit the entire face with the tool or product this will loosen any lasting cells to to come loose. Rinse thouroughly and pat dry with a towel.
  • Extractions. Get in there and carefully check skin for any congestion that is READY to be removed. If you have a vaccum head extractor you can use that.
  • Hydrate. This is the most important step. I mean it is included in the facial name. So you cant half do this step because the new skin needs to be moisturized and hydrated to keep that new glow that you see so put your moisturizer on then use your peptide-filled serum to recreate the claimed benefits of the original Hydrafacial which is anti-aging and regeneration. Next take the sheet mask so your skin can really marinate in all of the yummy goodness sort to speak. Finally after you have peeled off the sheet mask, take the silicone cream or a pea sized amount of vaseline (trust me its not as scary as it seems) to lock in the moisture since its a a waterproof barrier.

Waa-Laa! The results are literally out of this world amazing! And you will find that not only does your skin look amazing it feels amazing too! And you know what I always say… when you look good you feel great!!!



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Sephora Haul: September 2021

Ok so I know its been quite awhile since my last haul. Ive really been trying my best to figure my new site out and how it works. Im excited as ever tho to be sharing a few goodies from Sephora this month so lets jump into it.

Kate Somerville breakout fighters

I mainly got this set for my lil dolly. You can never be too young to start taking care of your skin and I want her to know taking care of her skin includes drawing attention to when our skin breaks out. Im excited to try it and plan on doing  a full review with before and after pics.

Laneige lip sleeping mask


This is a total repurchase however this is the newest flavor so im excited to try. I looove this lip mask so much [its part of my Holy Grail  of skincare!!

Liquid Gold w/ glycolic acid

Need I say any more. GA is such a great ingredient to have in your skincare as a akin exfoliate. Cant wait to play with this .

Anastasia Beverly Hills detailing brow pen

Another repurchase BUT I got a lighter shade this time for a more natural look.


Yves Saint Laurent lipstick trio 

Fall is almost here so that means darker and richer fall colors. I cant wait to try these colors out on me.




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#NSale inspired looks everyone can shop NOW!

Nordstrom has been having a huge sale on their new collection pieces for years now! And they still have this stupid tier system in place. I honestly think that if people can spend 10k and up thru out the year on items at Nordstrom then they dont need to be first to shop the sale PERIODT! 😂 Seriously tho, today is the first day Ambassador tiers can shop the sale. If you are ambassador status and missed my previous post you can check it out HERE.

However todays post is for everyone who cant shop the sale just yet but still want to stay on trend and score some nice deals and pieces. I found a few Nordstrom inspired looks that are all super affordable and you can get them NOW!


Gold initial necklace

Womans cotton robe

Womans buttery soft high waisted yoga pants

Signiture by levi’s strausss & co jeans

Womans long sleeve v-neck satin blouse


Ribbed Henley long sleeve t-shirt

Leopard jersey pj short set

Cognac vegan mule [use code: tiffany15]

Riley boot [use code: tiffany15]

Gimme bands starter kit [use code: thisdollhere25]

I will add more looks for less as more come in during the sale.

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Review: Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Barefoot and primarily vegan (Elemis does animal testing in China when legally required to do so) Elemis is a British wellness brand located in London. Nature powers their products: by sourcing natural extracts that catalyse each other and harness the power of nature’s finest active ingredients, and because of it, they can deliver results that you can see and feel, both inside and out. Elemis has blossomed into a darling company with a cult following of beauty addicts. It offers up its products in artisanal glass jars—a gorgeous design that not only keeps the contents fresh but also showcases the balm’s beautiful buds and pistils. Packed with nutrients and essential oils blessed by Mother Earth herself, Elemis’ Rose Cleansing Balm features nourishing cleansing balms that leave your skin silky soft and rejuvenated. In addition to the balm, the company offers eye and body care products as well as more conventional skincare options like serums and exfoliating treatments.

This was the first product Ive used from this brand and the soothing balm melts into a rich cleansing oil to dissolve make-up and impurities on the skin. Upon contact with water, it emulsifies to a hydrating milk that easily rinses off, creating an exceptional cleansing experience. It nourishes the skin’s lipid barrier, soothing it with hydration, leaving the skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.

It is for sure a well formulated cleansing balm made from the finest ingredients which is super important for removing dirt, oil, and makeup without causing irritation. The unique balm formula contains no Phthalates (a synthetic chemical that can be irritating to sensitive skin), SLS (a chemical commonly found in cosmetics).

I have been using This now for about 3 weeks and love how easy it is to remove a full face of makeup and how amazing my skin feels after. We are currently in the Sequoias and all the hiking and experiences leave you extremely dirty and dusty. Using the balm to deep clean and effortlessly remove all traces of eww was sooo nice! 😂 THIS is definitely being added to My Holy Grail: Skincare Edition. It is super soft, hydrating and moisturizing . And most importantly this cleanser smells sooo amazing!! I will be honest and say their products are a little more on the pricy-er side but what skincare with proven clinal trials isnt?! You can save 15% off when you sign up to their email list. Also you can check out all their products HERE.

I am for sure trying out other products from the brand! Have you used this brand before? Let me know in the comments below.

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#NSALE 2021 Sneak Peek |Everything you need to know to shop the sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year for shoppers, featuring products at incredible prices across every department. Yesterday July 6th, Nordstrom gave everyone a sneak peek at sale items prior to the start of the event which will begin July 12th for certain card holders. Which, depending on the tier of their card status have the opportunity to shop the sale during Early Access. I did a full funny blog post last year making fun of the whole tier system and comparing it to a high-school hierarchy LOL. You can read it HERE.

Now, in MY opinion the sale is so ridiculous to have these tier systems put in to place to begin with So I will NOT be shopping too much of the sale and also because I closed my Nordstrom credit card account to be part of the debt free community. So I probably wont be able to access the sale until public access anyways and by that time everything is usually out of stock. Any-who this blog post is specifically showcasing just a Sneak peek of a few of the items that I saw and loved. In my experience however, if you plan on shopping the sale, now is the time to add your fave items to your wishlist so you have full and easy access to them when the sale goes live. I plan on doing another post for high ticket items I think will sell out the quickest as well as what’s in my wishlist. And of course if I do purchase anything from the sale I will be sure to include that as well.

N O R D S T R O M • A N N I V E R S A R Y • S A L E


Ok so in order to have early access and shop BEFORE July 28th you have to have a Nordstrom store card. If you dont have one and want one you can apply HERE. If you are not sure about your card status you can check it in your account settings.

Canada is also hosting a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but will have a different timing schedule:

EARLY ACCESS: July 25th- July 27th

PUBLIC SALE: will happen July 28th- August 8th

Convertible strap bralette

Zella high waist leggings

Adidas swift run sneakers

Chain bootie

Welt sandal

OTK boot

Good waist skinny jeans

Cozy chic lite cozy cardigan

Single pass ceramic curling iron

Riki skinny lighted mirror

MAC eyeshadow palette, eye pencil & mascara set

Are you planning on shopping the Anniversary sale? If so what items are shopping for? Let me know below!

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Sephora Haul: July 2021

For me, the best Sephora order always starts with a wish list of products I wanted to try. Also, Over several visits, LOL I always refine my list to include only products that I think would look great on me. It is always such a thrilling experience. The feel of new makeup, skincare or beauty product is seriously unmatched! Anywho, while I can go on about makeup literally FOREVER! Bwuahahahaha! I’m hoping you have a great start to your week and here is my Sephora haul for this month…BTW!! Ummm HAPPY JULY!!! Can you even?? Like where did the time go right??! 😱

Major dimension eyeshadow palette

Easy bake loose setting and baking powder

Major sculpt cream contour & powder bronzer duo

Chrima crystal liquid eyeshadow

Micro-stroking detailing brow pen

Rouge essential silky cream lipstick

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June Instagram recap

SPORTS BRA: Abercrombie {wearing M}

OVERALLS: Kell Parker {wearing M} (use code: tiffany15)

SLIDES: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)


BATHING SUIT: Amazon {wearing L}

HAT: Boohoo


BRALETTE: Boohoo {wearing M}


JOGGERS: Amazon {wearing M}

SHOES: Amazon


SPORTS BRA: Amazon (wearing M}

LEGGINGS: Abercrombie (wearing M}

SWEATER: Abercrombie {wearung M}




TOP: Boohoo{wearing M}

PANTS: Boohoo {wearing M}

SANDALS: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

BELT: Boohoo

HAT: Amazon


CONER UP: Boohoo {wearing M}

HAT: Amazon

SANDALS: Kell Parker (code: tiffany15)

SWEATER: Pink Lily {wearing L} (use code: July15)

SHORTS: Pink Lily {wearing M} (use code: July15)

SLIDES: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

BATHING SUIT: Amazon {wearing L}

KIMONO: Kell Parker ({wearing M} (use code: tiffany15)

HAT: Amazon

BLAZER:Old but love This and This

Heels: Amazon

CLUTCH: Boohoo

SWEATER: Abercrombie {wearing M}

LEGGINGS: Abercrombie {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

HAT: Amazon


BATHING SUIT: Nasty Gal {wearing L}

SHORTS: Nasty Gal {wearing M}

HAT: Nasty Gal

SANDALS: Kell Parker (use code: tiffany15)

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June Sephora Faves || What I’ve been loving

I always love doing a post about the stuff I loved from my last haul and this month I had a few products I’m still loving that I definitely want to share with you guys so without further ado let’s get into it.

1. Hydroflex serum foundation

Ok can I just say that this serum foundation is soo good I did a full review on it Here. This is definitely being added to My Holy Grail: Makeup Edition for sure! Its very hydrating and good for the skin. I love when I see a mix of beauty and skincare brought together.

2. Brown obsessions eyeshadow palette

This eyeshadow palette is sooo pretty. I love any earthy tones with shimmer on my skin. It compliments it soo well. This would be great to achieve any neutral look.

3. Glowish soft radiance bronzing powder

Now this glowing bronzer should be on everyones wishlist for the summer to achieve that perfect and glowy look. And I have to say it photographs very very well. I will be wearing this all summer long for sure.

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June Sephora Faves || What I’ve been loving

I always love doing a post about the stuff I loved from my last haul and this month I had a few products I’m still loving that I definitely want to share with you guys so without further ado let’s get into it.

1. Hydroflex serum foundation

Ok can I just say that this serum foundation is soo good I did a full review on it Here. This is definitely being added to My Holy Grail: Makeup Edition for sure! Its very hydrating and good for the skin. I love when I see a mix of beauty and skincare brought together.

2. Brown obsessions eyeshadow palette

This eyeshadow palette is sooo pretty. I love any earthy tones with shimmer on my skin. It compliments it soo well. This would be great to achieve any neutral look.

3. Glowish soft radiance bronzing powder

Now this glowing bronzer should be on everyones wishlist for the summer to achieve that perfect and glowy look. And I have to say it photographs very very well. I will be wearing this all summer long for sure.

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5 steps to having silky smooth legs

Ok so having smooth soft legs is major goals whether we shave our legs or not. And if you’re like me and shave you want to have smoother legs in between shaving because HELLO! IM A MOM and aint no body got time to be shaving every single week you know. I mean am I right or AM I RIGHT? LOL!! So here are my top 5 steps to having silkier, smoother legs longer…


DID YOU KNOW?- That dead surface skin can be the cause of your legs to feel rough so when you use something to slough away the cells it really makes a difference. My go to body scrub is Tree Hut Moroccan rose shea sugar scrub. It smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling baby smooth!


Before I shave, I always use Lovers Care Goat’s milk shower cream. It has hydrating properties and is formulated with almond oil and cocoa butter which will give your skin a boost of moisture as it cleanses.


Ok so this is probably the most important step. The product you use when you shave. It’s completely different from using soap as soap can be extremely drying. However a shaving cream is formulated to reduce the friction between the razor and the skin. I love the Billie shave cream. It sticks to your skin extremely well and allows for a smooth shave.


Now not all razors are the same! Some are made with moisture strips which help reduce irritation to the skin. So choosing a great quality razor makes a huge difference in the end result to having the smoothest legs possible. I LOVE LOVE the Billie razors because they are encased in a charcoal soap for a smoother and closer shave. I legit had to shave weekly and ever since I started using the Billie razor Ive noticed that my hair doesnt start growing back until after a full week and a half.


So after exfoliating and shaving you need to make sure your skin receives as much hydration after as possible. I really love Billie Dry bye body lotion because it is specifically designed for that! I also love how weightless and matte it dries. Leaving skin hydrated and yet it doesn’t feel like there is any residue left so when you lay on your sheets you dont have that sticky nasty feeling…. SCORE!!

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My Favorite Travel Products || Makeup Edition

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THIS travel makeup bag holds all my must-haves, all stashed in 1 handy bag! When I travel, I typically dont want to wear a full face of makeup let alone full coverage foundation. So I love taking tinted moisturizers or very light to medium coverage foundations to get that I definitely tried look. LOL. Here is a product breakdown of my must have travel essentials needed to create a nice low key, no makeup makeup look…

Shapetape Concealer

Creaseless concealer

Shape tape glow wand

Lights, camera, action 4-N-1 mascara

Breezy cream bronzer

Hydroflex serum foundation

Maracuja tinted moisturizer

Amazonian clay cheek wardrobe blush

Born this way super coverage multi-use concealer

Pro filt’r instant retouch concealer

Gloss bomb universal lip luminizer

Gloss bomb cream color lip cream

Bavkstage glow face pallette

Lip lustre lip gloss

Pillow talk lipstick and liker set

Airbrush flawless finish setting powder

Airbrush flawless setting spray

Shimmer and glow liquid eyeshadow

Translucent setting powder

Chroma crystal top coat

Original beauty blender

Shape tape stay setting spray

Sex kitten liquid liner

DIY detailing brow pen

Essential brush kit

I am putting together a post for my must have travel faves for skincare and other miscellaneous items that I pack. So stay tuned for that!! If you need specific shade names or colors just let me know in the comments below.

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Reviewing Tarte Cosmetics new Hydroflex Serum Foundation | SO gorgeous!

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Hydroflex Serum Foundation

“The yoga pants of foundation”

W H A T I T D O E S:

hydroflex technology moves with your skin so it never creases or cakes

medium coverage, featherlight formula for a natural finish that looks & feels like your skin

super serum complex with 8 types of hyaluronic acid promotes better bare skin

water-based formula applies evenly & effortlessly

delivers 12-hr hydration, brightens & smooths

minimizes look of pores, fine lines & wrinkles

sweat protect complex keeps skin looking fresh

waterproof, sweatproof, & fragrance free

I N G R E D I E N T S:

hyaluronic acid: intensely hydrates

water: nourishes skin

niacinamide: helps brighten & minimize look of pores

vegan collagen complex: for a smooth & plump look

marine plants: help reduce look of lines & wrinkles

sea daffodil: anti-inflammatory & helps brighten


Ok now that we have gotten all the basics out of the way. Let me just tell you, this has become my FAVORITE foundation! First I love any and everything that has hyaluronic acid in it ok! And the fact that there is niacin-amide to help brighten and reduce pores automatically makes this foundation my best friend?!!! Its soooo lightweight and feels like you aren’t wearing anything. It comes in 30 shades, I am in shade 54H deep honey. Its medium coverage so its perfect for on the go activities that merit a more no makep makeup look. Its also buildable so if you want a bit more coverage you can totally achieve it. I took it one step further to see if it woukd pass the ultimate test and wore it for a shoot outside in natural lighting and it looks soooo bomb OMG! Gives you such a beautiful and nice glow, perfect for summer out by the pool or beach. It does not move or cake up. The functionality and wearability of this foundation is honestly up their with some of the best foundations I have ever used. Also as always this product is vegan and dermatologist tested. Its also sweatproof, waterproof and gives you 12 hour hydration along with 16 hour wearability.

What are some new summer must haves you’ve been trying? Was this review helpful? Let me know in a comment below.

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