17 Dec 2017

My Winter Skincare Routine


It finally feels like winter here in New York and boy do I feel it in my skin. My one main skin challenge throughout the year is dry skin so when the cold winter temperatures finally hit, my skin feels even more dry! I try extra hard during these winter months to keep my skin hydrated. Today I’ve rounded up a few of my key winter skincare favorites I’ve been using on repeat these past few weeks.


  1. Cuadalie Serum: This is one product I’ve been using for years. I’m a huge fan of the entire Caudalie product line but their serums in particular during the winter months enhance the brightness of my skin and also  reduce blemishes caused by the wind.
  2. Chuda Sheer Hydrating Lotion & Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream: Chuda is a new-to-me skincare brand that was introduced to me earlier this year. I can’t recommend both of these products enough. I wear the Sheer Hydrating Lotion with SPF 30 during the day and the Hydrating Cream at night. It’s amazing how moisturizing the hydrating cream is – I noticed a difference even after the first wear.
  3. La Mer Moisturizing Cream: I’m sure you’ve heard by now but this moisturizing cream is a game changer. If you battle dry skin during the winter, La Mer’s moisturizing cream is a must-add to your winter skincare routine.
  4. Ta Ta Harper Regenerating Cleanser & Volumizing Lip/Cheek Tint: My friend Amy introduced me to the Ta Ta Harper regenerating cleanser and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s gentle on my skin, reduces the look of pores and leaves my skin glowing – perfect for these cold winter months! The lip/cheek tint is also a winter skincare must – I’ve been opting for a more natural look during maw work week so I love this product to give my lips and cheeks a little color.
  5. RMS Magic Beauty Luminizer: Everyone is talking about RMS beauty right now. It’s a natural, organic beauty line with a cult-like following. If there’s one product you must buy from this line is the magic luminizer. I personally love it to give my cheeks a healthy glow – again, great for achieving a natural look!
  6. The NuFace Mini: I recently got a facial at Great Jones Spa where the aesthetician introduced me to the NuFace Mini, an at-home micro current device that helps with the collagen reproduction. I’ve been recommending this product to everyone who’s interested in hearing about it. They recently introduced a body product that’s great to help reduce the look of cellulite! Microcurrent mimics this natural current and goes beyond skin deep to tone facial muscles while improving contour and skin tone, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. Charlotte Tilsberry Sheet Mask: I use a sheet mask every single week during the winter – it’s one of the easiest ways to keep your skin hydrated during the winter. I use everything from Charlotte Tilsberry to Sephora’s face mask collection.

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21 Nov 2017

2017 Gift Guide Series | The Best Beauty and Makeup Gift Sets To Give This Year


One of my favorite gift guides to create each and every year is the one dedicated to beauty and make up gift sets! Honestly, this is one of the best times to invest in skincare or make up brands you love as these value sets are truly phenomenal.

In case you’re just tuning in, we’re in the middle of my 2017 gift guide series! So far we’ve launched the top gifts for her, the top gifts for him as well as the top holiday plaid gifts to give this year. My fourth (and personal) favorite gift guide launching today is dedicated to skincare and make up. You can shop each and every gift guide by clicking on the black and white plus sign next to each product in the collage above. Or if that’s too hard, I’ve linked to every product featured below under “Shop The Post.”

After browsing a few of my favorite retailers for the best beauty and makeup gift sets, I’ve come to the conclusion that these below are just too good to pass up. Plus, the single products I’ve linked to (ones not included in a value set) I use in my daily skincare routine and hope you love just as much as I do. Let’s get to it, shall we?

My mom is going to go crazy for this huge lip kit from Sephora – can you believe how many lip glosses, balms and lipsticks are included in this set for $70 dollars? This would make such a good gift or stocking stuffer! I also thought this skin wonderland set that comes with Sephora’s best skincare sellers would be a great starter kit for anyone wanting to enhance their skincare routine. I will be stocking up on this L’occitane hand cream set – you cannot beat this $30 dollar price point. Last but not least, I’m dying to try the new Gucci sent, Bloom – you can shop a 3-piece gift set for $129!

Product Highlights — I’ve used Dermalogica in my skincare routine since I was 25 – this power firm eye cream is the best and this pre-cleanse is great for removing oils and unclogging pores. This Hourglass ambient palette is one of the best for highlighting your cheeks during the holiday season. This Charlotte Tilbery eye shadow palette is perfect for a smokey eye. Last but not least, a new discovery that I’m slightly obsessed with is this Henne Luxury Lip Tint ($21.95 dollars)- it’s a great, clean alternative to Dior’s Lip Glow ($33 dollars).

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Be sure to check out my gift guide series below for some more great gift ideas!

2017 Gift Guide Series

Gifts For Her

Gift Ideas For The Boys

The Top Holiday Plaid Gift Ideas

Top Beauty and Makeup Gift Sets

Gifts for the Hostess

Gifts for the Jet Setter


2016 Gift Guide Series





Gifts For The Jet Setter


2015 Gift Guide Series 








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7 May 2017

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Colors


I’ve been using Maybelline products for as long as I can remember. My mom originally introduced me to Maybelline when I first started wearing makeup in high school. Is anyone else obsessed with their great lash mascara or unstoppable eye liner?!

I’m sure like many of you, as you get older you start to try more expensive beauty products. From lipsticks and color pencils to mascara and eye liner, I’ve tried several high end beauty products yet I still find myself coming back to Maybelline time and time again!


16 Mar 2017

10 Skincare Products I’ve Been Using On Repeat


I have been focusing a lot of my energy on my skin care routine as of late. Mainly because it’s dead of winter and these freezing temperatures have been rough on my skin! Anmi right?!

Today I wanted to share 10 skincare products I’ve been using on repeat this winter. Some of these products I have been using for quite some time – Insert Clinique’s Moisture Surge Moisturizer and Erno Laszlo’s White Marble Mask. New-to-me products include this Vitamin C Serum and this Sisley-Paris Black Rose Mask. I decided to incorporate a Vitamin C serum after my most recent visit to the Erno Laszlo Institute. I learned from y aesthetician that a Vitamin C serum is a great add on to your current beauty routine if you need more moisture and also a great substitute if you’re not ready to try retinal. She highly recommended this for girls in their twenties! There’s nothing I love more than learning from skin care experts on how to best treat your skin!

Any who, take a peek at my current favs on repeat below and if you’ve been loving my beauty content – be sure to check 4 tips I learned from a Sisley-Paris Skincare Expert and all of my previous beauty posts right here! Happy Thursday. Xo. Lauren


Rose Water | Vitamin C Serum | Mario Bedescu Serum | Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair | Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturizer | Erno Laszlo White Marble Cream | Instant Magic Facial Dry Mask Sheet | Facial Spray with Aloe | Rodin Lip Balm | Sisley-Paris Black Rose Mask