Review: Sircuit Skin


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I don’t typically say this, at least not in the very first sentence, but today’s review knocked my socks off.

As of late, it’s more likely than not that you have heard of the company Sircuit Skin. If you are a BirchBox member, you know exactly what I am talking about. While Sircuit Skin might seem to many like a new up-and-coming company, they have been around for 8 solid years, and their products truly work. Not convinced just yet? Keep reading, my friends.

What is Sircuit Skin?

Sircuit Skin is for everyone! It doesn’t cater to one type of skin, it is for all skin types. I think this is wonderful – everyone is different. As such, we all have different needs.

According to Sircuit Skin:

The SIRCUIT® brand represents the power of ‘new’ – the simple, universal appeal of our products and technologies. SIRCUIT®Cosmeceuticals products are effective, dynamic, inspirational, fun and always evolving. Our long-standing motto represents the essence of our company: “If you have skin… then you’re our customer.”

Company Information:

  • 8 years in business, and based in Los Angeles, California.
  • “Green” since our inception.
  • Chirally Correct & amazingly effective.
  • 100% fresh, pure concentrated skin treatment solutions.
  • Utilizing the highest quality and newest technologies in “skin health.”
  • No fillers, artificial colors, artificial preservatives or artificial fragrances.
  • SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals is always cruelty free, period!
  • Naturally pH balanced, nothing harsh or aggressive.
  • Simple concept, resulting in a fast and easy approach.
  • Boutique philosophy: cold processed and formulated in small batches.
  • All formulas are designed to work with the body, not against it.
  • Extensive ingredient information and truthful marketing.
  • Individual client support and one-on-one client consultations.
  • Results driven and recommended for all skin types.

Everyone wants beautiful skin… What’s new is how we do it!

My Review

Sircuit Skin was kind and generous enough to send me a few samples, which were: the X-TRAP Daily Gentle Face Wash, the Secret Sauce, the Mocha Loca Peel, the Cool Lychee Wa Intensely Hydrating Mask.

Where to begin?

What did I like? 

1. They work! I had been hearing so much hype about this company, and I wasn’t sure if it could live up to the praise, to be honest. Have you ever heard that something was amazing, then when you tried it, it wasn’t at all. Disappointment, right? That is not what happen this time. Sircuit Skin is the real deal, and they back it up with science. It’s something you must try.

2. The Mocha Loca Peel is a 4% lactic acid peel, and … are you ready? It’s created with CHOCOLATE. My first impression was this: How bad could it be? And, I was right. I love how smooth, yet almost mouse-like this product is. My skin felt so soft.

3. My skin is really dry and prone to redness. No, I don’t like that! But, I do like the Cool Lychee Wa Intensely Hydrating Mask. I’ve been using this product every now and again for almost three weeks now, and every time I use it my skin feels incredibly moisturized, which is saying a lot.

4. The Secret Sauce is amazing. It’s called the ULTIMATE anti-wrinkle solution for a reason. Seriously, in just a few short weeks, I can tell a difference. A big difference, in fact. My fine lines are virtually a thing of the past.

5. I’ve been on a quest for many years for the perfect face wash! And, I have to say the X-TRAP Daily Gentle Face Wash is pretty darn close. My skin feels supple, hydrated, and clean after each use. It’s truly a must have, and  a great product to start with.

The Proverbial Bottom Line

If you are looking for a cruelty-free, effective, quality, gentle solution to your skin issues, that will earn you a million compliments (trust me!) on your glowing complexion, then Sircuit Skin is absolutely for you!

Guys… this stuff works. I’m not simply saying all of this because I received products to try. I’m saying it works because it does. And, it works really, really well. From the first week, people have commented on how healthy and radiant my skin looks. That is amazing to me, since my skin has always given me a difficult time.

At first, the prices may scare you, but can you really put a price on healthy, glowing skin? It’s priceless and worth it.

If you are interested in purchasing Sircuit Skin, simply visit the following link:

Sircuit Skin

Thank you Sircuit Skin (and Kika!) for the amazing products to try. You now have a life-long customer.

Disclaimer: Please note that I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a sample of the product in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Valentine’s Day


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So, it’s that time of the year again. The ever dreadful exciting Valentine’s Day. What are you and your love doing? Or, are you single this year? Tell me! I want to know.

Is it horrible that I think we want to just go see a movie?

It’s been such a stressful few weeks! Sorry that I haven’t posted as often as I should or want to. I PROMISE that you will get a new review VERY, very soon. :-) As in, I am writing it up right after this.

Talk to you soon, lovelies!

Review: The original beautyblender


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When I watch movies or award shows that feature celebrities with their beyond perfect skin and make-up application, I cringe wonder how the heck they pulled that off. Sure, if I had a team of beauty professionals who knew how to expertly apply my face, I would look just like that, too. Unfortunately, fate was cruel, and did not give me that luxury. I have to apply it myself. (Oh, the horror!) However, as of late, I’ve discovered a secret weapon of sorts. ENTER, Miss Beautyblender, the original, of course. Life has not been the same since, and you need to find out why! Keep reading, dahhling.

Who is behind Beautyblender? 

If you are anything like me, you are always curious about who created the amazing products! (And, why didn’t I think of that?!) The Beautyblender is no exception – I want to know everything!

Behind all of this beautiful is Rea Ann, who truly inspires me. From Beautyblender:

Rea Ann’s experience in the beauty industry spans a 20 year journey from being one of the most sought after Make up Artists in Hollywood to being the force behind the creation of “Beautyblender”, the multiple award winning genius cosmetic applicator that has taken the beauty, professional and retail markets by storm here in the US and around the world!

Rea Ann’s reputation for being the consummate professional and giving her famous clients beautiful skin a gorgeous glow are just a few of the hallmarks that has continued to make her a sought after makeup artist. Her resume in the Entertainment Industry lists a virtual “Who’s Who” of Music, Film, TV and Red Carpet. 

Being a full time mother of two, celebrity makeup artist and entrepreneur, Rea Ann can appreciate the many challenges that women face today when it comes to quick and easy beauty solutions. She recognizes that having a fresh and flawless beauty regiment doesn’t need to take hours or a second mortgage!

As you can see, the creation of Beautyblender is the result of an idea that all of us can relate to. Whether you have kids or not, life is busy. As such, your make-up must keep up with that pace, which is the main reason why I love my Beautyblender. It simplifies the process.

My Review

The awesome people over at Beautyblender were generous enough to send me a Beautyblender to review! I’m really excited to share my experience with you, as it was a positive one.

In regard to apparence, the Beautyblender is a very attractive, sweet shade of pink. In fact, many of you probably have seen this pink sponge floating around the internet, but did not realize it was Beautyblender. They also have their pure version available, if you prefer that.

What I loved about the Beautyblender:

1. It’s easy! You simply blend the foundation (liquid or powder) into your skin in seconds! 

2. It’s affordable! At $20, you will find that the benefits are well worth it. It won’t break the bank, and they make wonderful Christmas presents! 

3. It works! It truly creates a flawless foundation application, one that I’ve never been able to create with my fingers alone. That is impressive, my friend!

I did not receive the cleanser, so I can’t vouch for that; however, I have been using baby shampoo (which I use on my brushes), and I don’t think it works very well. So, invest in the cleanser, I think I will, as well.

Here is a video that I found particularly useful when starting out:

The Proverbial Bottom Line

This IS a must have in your make-up bag. I used to get uneven patches of foundation on my face before I used Beautyblender, but I didn’t know any better. Now, I know, and I will never go back.

So, if you are looking for a foundation applicator that is easy, affordable, AND effective – the Beautyblender is for you. But, don’t keep this secret to yourself, get them as birthday gifts for your friends. You won’t be sorry!

If you are interested in purchasing a Beautyblender, please refer to the following link:


Again, a HUGE thanks to Beautyblender for allowing me to do this review. My face is forever in your debt.

Have a beautiful day, y’all! And, don’t forget to make someone smile. :-) Also, enter my Tanda Skincare giveaway.

Disclaimer: Please note that I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a sample of the product in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Diary of a (not so) Domestic Goddess


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Hello, friend! How’s the day going? Where did the week go? It’s almost Friday!

It’s been quite the week, actually. Since I gave up on my organizational tasks until this weekend, when LF (Lovely fiancé) can help me, I’ve been cooking and relaxing a lot. I’ve made rosemary roast chicken, french bread pizzas, pot roast, nachos, and the list goes on!

I would LOVE it if you could email ( or comment below on your favorite recipe! Pretty please? I need more recipes in my little recipe box. Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!

In regard to reviews, here are some up-and-coming ones:

- I Love This Box

- BellaBox

- GlossyBox

Sounds so fun, right? I’m working my way through all of the subscription companies! I think that are the most fantastic idea, and they all deserve some love. :-) Plus, you can find the right one for you – through me.

That’s all for now, lovey. I hope you are having the best day. xoxo

Diary of a (not so) Domestic Goddess


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Okay, as a newly engaged woman, I am getting a bit ridiculous over the urge to be some sort of domestic goddess. Keyword: RIDICULOUS

So, again, how’s that going, you ask? Well, allow me to fill you in about my day yesterday. I’ll let you decide.


A few days ago, I moved in with my fiancé. I brought along SIX suitcases stuffed neatly packed with a lot of stuff. Let’s just say they were packed beyond capacity. You get the picture. Yada, yada, yada …

I kissed him off to work and had it in my mind that I would simply git-r-don, as they say. And, then I was going to make up this delicious dinner. FIVE hours later, I was sitting in the middle of the room throwing any random object within the reach of my angry little hands, all the while yelling things that a domestic goddess probably should not even think of.

My lovely fiancé came home to an earful expecting who knows what. After my, no doubt, endless ranting, this happen:


LF (Lovely fiancé): Did you do the Leela Thing? (Leela is my nickname.)

DG (Domestic Goddess – ME!): Just what are you talking about, Mr.?

LF: You know, when you take everything out and pile it up in the middle (instead of one thing at a time), then get overwhelmed.

DG: Huh?

LF: You did! (Smirk.)

DG: I, uh …. It’s possible, I don’t really … um, remember?


Hmmmm. And, that’s when he took me to dinner and a drink. A big drink. Very. BIG. Drink. I do love that man.


I may or may not still be in bed.

hehe. TODAY will be better. I just need to have a plan, right? Booooo.

I’ll fill you in later!

M.I.A. + Dinner


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Hey Lovey! Sorry that I’ve been missing in action this past week. I’ve been traveling like crazy, and I had limited internet access.

What’s for dinner tomorrow? I’m thinking about cooking in my crock pot. It’s easy, it’s tasty, AND it’s easy.

Has anyone tried making a pot roast with cream of mushroom soup? It looks pretty good, actually. I’ll post pictures!

In the meantime, let’s talk resolutions? Do you think they are silly or good?

I – AS USUAL – want to lose a few pounds. How’s that going, you ask? Well, I am planning on making pot roast and mash potatoes. I’ll let you decide.

I’ll be posting again later today, but until then, I hope you are having a lovely day!

Daily Deal: A Side of Peaches


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One of my favorite daily deal site is A Side of Peaches!

Not only does it have a beyond adorable name, it has some great prices. Sometimes you will see a DIY kit, while other times you will see scarves and handbags – all up to 80% off retail prices. And, all 100% cute!

Check it out, you won’t be sorry! But, if you see something you like, be sure to snag it fast, as everything tends to go quickly. After it is gone, it’s gone, my friends.

Daily Deal: FREE Schick Hydro Silk Razors


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I love a good deal. And, I love a FREE deal even more!

Get it while it’s HOT! Snag your free sample of Schick’s Hydro Silk Razor before they are gone! Simply follow this link to get yours:

Let me know if you were able to request one!


Let’s Talk Thursday!


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Okay, so it is already Thursday, and I really cannot believe it! Where does time go? I am trying unsuccessfully my hardest to make it go by slowly, as I am off work for a few weeks.

Today, among many things, building a home for a stray cat is on my list. This past Spring, we have acquired an outside cat, whom we named Stretch. Usually, he spends his nights hunting for who knows what and stopping by the deck to eat dinner. He will peak through the window and then go on his merry way. However, as of late, I’ve noticed him shivering, as it’s getting fairly cold here. Suffice it to say, it broke my heart. SO, I am building him a home today.

This is what I (and my cute assistant) have going on so far:

Check back later for a full DIY post!

What are your plans today? I want to know!

UPDATE: Wrapmaster Giveaway winner has been picked! Check your email to see if it is YOU!


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