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.

Tiara’s Up,


6 ingredients you have at home that can be used as a facial to promote healthy skin.

I want to start off by saying Self-care is NOT selfish! I know personally as a mom I need to be the best for my family. Whether you are a mom, wife, girlfriend or significant other. That role requires so much of you as a person to fulfill. Often times our wanting to fill this role successfully and be the best leaves us feeling burnt out and tired. You can really lose yourself if you dont be careful and take time for you.

Think of this as your new motto!! You cant give your best without feeling your best! It starts with YOU! So make sure you do something today that makes you happy💕 I know personally I love giving myself mini facials at home. Regular upkeep of the face promotes healthy blood flow to the skin which keeps your face looking healthy, plump, moisturized and youthful skin. I usually combine my mini facial with a loooong bubble bath and a can of my fave Hey mama wines. Now whether its for 10 min or 35 min (sometimes there really isnt time) I take it and do so regularly for me.. just to sit in quiet and reflect and enjoy.

I cant stress enough how important it is to set aside time for yourself. Self care is not selfish and you can start with a at home facial with ingredients found in your home:

•use coconut oil to take away any makeup, dirt or buildup then wipe away

•use sugar & tea tree oil to exfoliate any dead skin

•use avocado & honey as a facial mask and let sit for 15-30 min (this is where you pour you a glass of wine😉 and relax)

•after rinsing apply olive oil as a moisturizer…..

Tiara’s NO! Wine glasses UP!


6 steps to a fresh face || My basic morning skincare routine

Good morning! Great afternoon! Good evening! Whenever you should read this, HI!

Today I am sharing my everyday basic skincare routine. Lets keep in mind however, I use and try a lot of products on the daily for work. So I am sharing the basic foundation to my personal every day skin care routine that has not changed or should I say I use these products non stop. I just incorporate the other products I try within this basic routine I’m about to share with you. Jeez! I really hope that wasn’t confusing lol.

You can read about my full night time winter skin routine in detail Here

The first thing I love doing when I wake up is cleansing the face. I put a lot of serums and creams on at night so I make sure I remove any leftover residue, dirt or oil.

STEP 1: Ultra calming cleanser

Then I moisturize. Its super important to restore moisture back into the skin after you have just cleansed and removed any type Of natural oil your skin may have produced in order to protect it. I love using a moisturizer that has an SPF in it.

STEP 2: Hydra visor moisturizer

Next I love using a serum that you can layer over your moisturizer. This particular serum is my absolute fave because it brightens, hydrates, nourishes and provides antioxidant protection to help with premature aging.

STEP 3: Glow maker antioxidant serum

Ive talked about my struggle with under eye bags before. Im forever trying products that help reduce under eye bags and puffiness. This enhancer I have been using for months now and really love it. This serum or gel helps with hydration, textural issues, anti aging, dullness snd puffiness.

STEP 4: Eye enhancer

Next step is to enhance my lashes! I loooove these because they are super light weight and natural looking and yet wispy enough to make a small statement.

STEP 5: Lashes

Last up is my lip mask. Now if you have been reading along in past posts, you might have seen this lip mask amongst my Holy Grail of skin care products. And thats just it. This lip mask, although it is made to go on at night. I wear literally EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Its a total gsme changer. Especially on days where I am just chilling fresh faced and no makeup. I am obsessed with it because it makes my lips feel extra hydrated and supple. Like they are always ready to be kissed! Bwuahahahaha!! Seriously tho. My hubby always kisses me just to get a lil on his lips. Its the sweetest and most hilarious thing.

STEP 6: Lip mask

Until next time…

Tiara’s up! Xo