I've been prepping my skin for the summer months by exfoliating, moisturizing and using a little self tanner and I thought I would share my routine. I have very sensitive, dry skin and most cleansers make me break out. I recently started using the Olay X-Pro Cleansing System and I'm very impressed with it. My skin feels softer and I have yet to break out once. I have also been using coconut oil to moisturize my face and body. I love that it's completely organic and free of chemicals. For my body I exfoliate with a hydro towel and then apply my favorite self tanner with a tanning mit . I like Sublime Bronze because it's inexpensive and tinted so I can make sure it goes on evenly. Do you have any summer skin secrets? 

trader joe's organic coconut oil $5.99



Cover Girl Line Exact Liquid Liner $6.24
This liner goes on the easiest of any I've tried. It tends to run out faster then others, but luckily it's not very expensive. 
80 Acres Olive Oil Body Balm $22
I got this for Christmas from my boyfriend's sister and it has saved me these last few months. My skin is very dry in the winter, so I've been using this on my hands, feet and elbows. Sometimes I'll take a little and mix it with lotion to use on my body. 
Kiehl's Must Oil $26
It's my go to. Musk is not for everyone, but it's my most favorite scent. I get so many compliments when I wear this stuff. 
Ardell Dura Lash Individual Lashes $3.49
These make me feel like a million times prettier. I'll use a few on the outer corners of my eyes when I go out.
Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy $30
This color is perfection. It gives me a peachy glow and it last forever. I've had this bottle for almost two years. Crazy. 
Stila Illuminating Moisturizer SPF 20 $32
This gives me moisture, a little coverage and SPF for my fair skin. It also has an almost iridescent look that makes my skin instantly look fresh and dewy. 
Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit $22
Some people hate how sticky this stuff is, but I love it. It is the only gloss that stays on my lips for hours. 
12th Street by Cynthia Vincent Pouch $39.95
I just bought this pouch on sale at Anthropologie because of the fun pattern. I love it so much I have a feeling I might even start using it as a clutch. 


I've been getting lots of comments on my nail polish du jour, so I thought I would share. I have been rocking this metallic-gray color. I know it's summer, but when it comes to nail polish  these days, I think anything goes. I love it, it's neutral and goes with everything, but the sparkle makes it fun. This is a color that will take you right in to fall...

It's only $2.65 on Amazon!


I am one of the many who was not blessed with sky high lashes. I have been secretly using a lengthening serum called Rapid Lash the last month and guess what, it works! 

The best part is Rapid Lash is over the counter and on Amazon for only $28.28. You apply once daily before bed. BTW you can also use it on your eyebrows. It took a month for me to start seeing results but they are definitely getting longer. I can't wait to see what they look like next month. I should really start taking pictures!


I have always been drawn to the more woodsy, musky scents. I think there is something so sexy about a woman wearing a traditionally more masculine scent. Here are some of my current favorite perfumes and Eau de toilettes...

1. Narciso Rodriguez For Her $56.95 Musk is at the heart of For Her. The fragrant harmony of the musk expresses itself through three pulsations; honey flower, radiant amber, and tactile wood. This fragrant harmony develops gently and slowly, rounding out into the warm tones of sunkissed skin, dusted in a soft, velvety sensuality

2. L'Artisan Parfmeur Navegar $95 Inspired by the “black diamond”, pepper, Navegar perfectly showcases the dual nature of this king of spices, its warmth and its bracing freshness. With notes of rum, lime, ginger and anise, it is a piquant cocktail resting on a luxurious base of precious woods and incense. 

3. L'Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch $95 A very chic and modern version of patchouli with a dash of white musk. A rare and innovative blend. Patchouli Patch is truly a delight, just like velvet on skin.

4. Khiels Musk 1921 Oil $26 This modern version of our classic signature scent is based on the unique blend that is Kiehl's Musk. Our special Musk "recipe" begins with an initial creamy, fresh citrus burst of Bergamot Nectar and Orange Blossom...followed by a soft floral bouquet of Rose, Lily, Ylang-Ylang and Neroli. Finally, Original Musk Eau de Toilette dries down to a warm, sensual Oriental finish of Tonka Nut, White Patchouli and, of course, Musk...the soul of this distinctively modern scent.

5. L'Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc $95 From its fine bottle initially rises the fresh enchanting scent of the blackberry season followed by its fruity heart with the soft, intoxicating sensuality of musk reinforcing the blackberry note, bringing forth sensuous memories to make you delicately dizzy. 

6. Pacifica Mediterannean Fig $22 Earth meets ocean in this green, full-bodied cocktail of sweet fig, palm, cyclamen, moss, and clove, all set in a luscious sandalwood base. Sensuous and complex, it's a wonderfully imaginative take on classic fig. The scent of a fig tree is like nothing else in the world—this essence is easy to wear and layer, for both men and women. Embark on a fragrant journey, full of life, history, and lore. This blend is inspired by the brilliant, classic French interpretation of fig, using all the elements of the tree, creating the sense of standing under its branches.

 (I get the most compliments when I wear Narciso Rodriguez For Her and Patchouli Patch)