My Fall/Winter skincare routine: Dime Beauty brand review

Happy first Tuesday of October! We have 3 more months left in this month OMGG! Its so crazy, this year will be over before we know it. Now that fall is in full gear I wanted to try some new skin care products. As the seasons change the weather changes right along with it and the fall/winter months tend to be so much dryer and colder. Which means the moisture in our skin is super depleted.

I typically stick to my same skin care regimen as I am a firm believer in if it isnt broke then dont fix it. However I know that to do my job more efficiently I need to try different products so that I can be able to give my honest opinion on products. So what I decided to do was do some research on what my skin needs at my age along with the ingredients that were in my past skincare and seach different skincare products that had the same or similar.

That brought me to the attention of Dime beauty. Now if you are new here, I do have a preexisting relationship with Dime beauty because back in the beginning of the year I tried their lash serum and really loved it. I was able to grow my lashes out over the course of 8 weeks, and still to this day use the serum to keep my lashes strong so that they can hold my lash extentions. I wrote a full blog post on how I grew my lashes, I will link here.

So with that being said one day I was ordering more lash serum and looked at their skin care line. I turned my attention to all of their ingredients and the fact that they are an all clean beauty brand whose goal is to provide great quality beauty products at affordable prices really spoke to me. So I deciced to purchase and try. I started using the Dime beauty “The works” bundle skincare set September 1st all the way thru Septmember 30th. And this is my review…

The Works skincare bundle is really the perfect all-in-one skincare bundle! It includes both your morning and night routine. So you get all your skin needs in one whole line. It consist of 6 different products. And first off all of their products are vegan and cruelty free and rated 1 on EWG. Super impressive!


1. Gentle Jelly Cleanser – OK so I love this cleanser because it’s so gentle yet it cleans very well. And with its detoxifying and skin soothing ingredients and mix together, it makes the perfect blend. I noticed my skin felt super soft as far as texture after week 1 and I love the fact that it protects the skin from damage that’s caused by all of the environmental stressors.


2. Super Skin Toner- OK I really love this toner because it supports in the fighting of loss of the Q10’s which is  a natural nutrient that’s found in our bodies called coenzymes and as we get older we lose it more and more so this helps in supporting to fight that  while also helping maintain a healthy pH balance in the skin .


3. Hyper Glow- when I first looked up the ingredients for this serum I was blown away. This is an antioxidant powerhouse it has 20% vitamin C and it’s super charged with ferulic acid, sweet orange extract, magnolia bark extract, and grapeseed extract which increases its free radical fighting capabilities. It also is enriched with vitamin E which helps boost natural defense against damaging oxidation caused by pollution. So those ingredients altogether are absolutely amazing but when they are added  all together they create a power serum that works on multiple levels to ensure beautiful skin. I noticed my skin looking so much brighter and firmer and more supple within week two and three which was absolutely amazing for me.


4. Hyaluronic Acid Serum- I’ve talked so much about the necessary benefits to using hyaluronic acid. It has geo- mimic properties that basically double the amount of moisture by 1000 delivering intense hydration where it’s most needed literally upon application. If there is any product that is going to be in my skin care regimen it’s definitely going to be Hyaluronic Acid! It is a holy grail.


5. Restorative Night Cream- This has got to be my favorite nighttime cream because it’s Enriched with hydrating supplements that literally reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and pores so you go to bed and then wake up with glowing, smooth and supple skin. I loved how hydrated and moisturized my skin felt.


6. Dewy Day Cream- This day cream basically uses the skin with a multi layered moisture system that contains moisturizing and antioxidant ingredients to ensure the skin remains hydrated and balanced to prevent signs of aging. I really like how as soon as I put it on my face it immediately sinks in and it’s not sitting there so you know all of the goodness  is getting into your pores and immediately you see the improvement in the appearance of the skin.  It also helps to promote collagen and elastin growth which deteriorates with age over time.

I would say that within these last 30 days I have definitely seen the key benefits and the lasting results of using this skin care bundle and I actually really like it and find it to be very beneficial especially given that I’m 35 years old so obviously not too old but old enough to really be paying attention to really good skin care and skin care that is going to be aimed for helping and nurture maturing skin. You are never too old or too young to start skin care and the younger the better I always say, even my daughter, I am pushing quality skin care right now, she has a full skin care regimen that she follows and she will find out as she gets older she will see the key benefits of her starting young and taking care of her skin.

Now as I said earlier I have used their eyelash serum and it was amazing it literally grew my lashes in 8 weeks and I continue to use it every single day to ensure that my natural lashes are strong enough to withhold my lash extensions. So with working with them on  previous projects I’ve come to love, I have already a pre-existing discount code you can use to save you 25% off of the entire bundle or any single product sitewide. Just type in thisdollhere25 and it will be applied at checkout!

What are some things that are a must have in your skin care? Let me know below!



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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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#Fall Fashion haul via Target

Itsssss the beginning of all things fall very soon and let me just tell you I am sooo excited! Fall and Summer are my fave seasons. Although it still feels like summer here in Cali, when we finally do start getting fall weather I want to be locked loaded and ready! I am also working on a post that tells you what basic staple items you for sure NEED in your fall wardrobe!

One thing I just love about Target is how affordable they are yet they have high quality pieces. You can update your ENTIRE wardrobe for under $150 bucks and be able to mix and match staple pieces to make multiple outfits and still wont break the bank. I stopped by Target yesterday and did a try on and created some great yet affordable fall looks.


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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S


  • UTILITY JACKET: Target [wearing L]
    TANK: Target [wearing M]
    JEANS: Target [wearing 6]
    BOOTIES: Target [sold out but similar here]


O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

SWEATER: Target [wearing L for oversized look]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]
BOOTIES: Target [sold out but similar here]



O U T F I T   D E T A I L S

BLAZER: Target [wearing L]
TANK: Target [wearing L for loose fit]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]


O U T F I T   D E T A I L S


TOP: Target [wearing M]
PANTS: Target [wearing S] runs large SNEAKERS: Target 





O U T F I T   D E T A I L S


SWEATER: Target [wearing L for oversized fit]
JEANS: Target [wearing 6]



 Before we know it fall will be here! Im sooo looking forward to the oversized chunky sweater trend, the boots and hot cocoa while watching alll the fall movies!! What fall trends are you looking forward to?? Tell me in a comment below!!


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#NSale 2021: My picks

HAPPY NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY ! Today marks the 1st day of access to the sale for ICON members only! Many of you will not be in this tier (including me) but I always find it helpful to go over all the items and save my picks for when I am able to shop the sale. A lot of my faves from last year are also included in the sale so I will link a blog post I did for last year HERE.


#1 SPANX Faux leather leggings [Orig:$98.00 || On sale:$64.90]

#2 Good waist skinny jeans [Orig:$159.00 || On sale:$99.90]

#3. BAREFOOT DREAMS Cozy chic lite long cardigan [Orig:$114-$120 || On sale:$74.90]

#4.Sammy v-nexk short sleeve tee [Orig:$58.00 || On sale:$38.90

#5. Madison ripped crop straight leg jean [Orig:$98.00 || On sale:$54.90]

#6. Cutout mock neck knit top [Orig:$49.00 || On sale:$29.90]



#1 High key aviator sunglasses [Orig:$65 || On sale:$42.90

#2 Heart hoop earrings [Orig:$58.00 || On sale:$38.90]

#3 Wool felt hat [Orig:$95.00 || On sale:$70.90]

#4 Letter pendent necklace [Orig:$55.00 || On sale:$36.90]

#5 Felted wool panama hat [Orig:$59.00 || On sale:$38.90]

#6 Carson zip top crossbody bag [Orig:$248.00 || On sale:$149.90]


#1 Gardi pointed toe boot [Orig:$189.00 || On sale:$99.90

#2 Cedar chain bootie [Orig:$149.95 || On sale:$99.90]

#3 OTK boot [Orig:$850 || On sale:$569.90]

#4 Tava OTK boot [Orig:$134.95 || On sale:$89.90]

#5 BINCE CAMUTO Welland bootie [Orig:$149.95-$150.00 || On sale:$99.90]

#6 Jazel knee high boot [Orig:$548.00 || On sale:$349.90]



#1 Barefoot dreams blanket [Orig:$180.00 || On sale:$119.90]

#2 Chenille duvet cover [Orig:$79.99-$99.99 || On sale:$66.90-$86.90]

#3 Mug & warmer set [Orig:$75.00 || On sale:$49.90]

#4 Candle & diffuser set [Orig:$90.00 || On sale:$59.90]

#5 Wide mouth cap hydroflask [Orig:$44.95 || On sale:$32.90]

#6 Sparkling water maker [Orig:$249.00 || On sale:$198.90]


#1 Lancome Re-hydrating toner set [On sale:$60]

#2 Shimmering body oil [On sale:$72.00]

#3 Makeup sponge set [On sale:$35.00]

#4 Setting spray, Cream & serum set [On sale:$75.00]

#5 Lip primer, lip stick & lipgloss set [On sale:$35.00]

#6 Riki skinny lighted mirror [On sale:$130]


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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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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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