August Favorites |Skincare, Beauty, Food, Books & More!

Can’t believe August is already coming to an end! How fast is this year flying by?

Sorry guys, couldn’t find the name of that Rimmel lip gloss, but they have tons of colors that look great:




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Schmidt’s Deoderant Review | A Natural Deodorant That Actually Works!


As a competitive figure skater, I’ve been on a mission to find an effective natural deodorant for a few years now. I need something that will actually work when I’m exercising for 5-6 hours per day. I’ve experimented with every natural brand on the shelves, but now that I’ve tried Schmidt’s Deodorant, I can finally say, I’ve found the answer to my natural deodorant needs!

This amazing deodorant is vegan, certified cruelty-free, aluminum-free, propylene glycol-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free. With all of those unpleasant things out of the picture, I bet you’re wondering what is actually in it. Schmidt’s Deodorant is made of an impressive list of ingredients including: shea butter, cacao seed butter, and arrowroot powder. This makes the deodorant very moisturizing with a creamy wax-like texture.

Schmidt’s carries five scents:

  • Cedarwood+Juniper
  • Ylang Ylang+Calendula
  • Bergamot+Lime
  • Lavender+Sage
  • Fragrance-Free

I chose to try the Ylang Ylang + Candula. It’s truly lovely – Not too overwhelming, with just the right amount of scent. I hope to try the rest of the scents – they all sound incredible!

To apply the deodorant, I scoop up a pea-size amount of the thick formula with the small, spatula-like applicator that comes in the jar. I rub it between clean fingers to warm up the product so it’s easier to spread onto my skin. This application may be unconventional, but I love it. It really applies well and spreads nicely over the area to block any sort of odor.

This deodorant is, by far, the best natural deodorant I’ve ever tried. I’m able to go through my day completely odor-free, even while exercising! With Schmidt’s Deodorant, I know I’m putting good ingredients onto my body – that are actually going to work!

At last, my search for the perfect natural deodorant is complete – thanks to Schmidt’s!

DermOrganic Firm Hold Volume Foam Review | {Organic, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free}

DermOrganic is an amazing line of hair and skin products made with premium argan oil and essential fatty acids that are made to nourish. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while so I’m glad I finally did! This is a review of the Firm Hold Volume Foam. Enjoy!


DermOrganic Firm Hold Volume Foam:



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Lush “Popcorn” Lip Scrub Review

So I’m a bit of a Lush newbie. This was probably my second time in the store. I don’t know why I’ve never gotten more into it – I love this store!!! Everything in the store is handmade and created with nourishing, all-natural ingredients that you just know are going to be good for your skin and body.

I picked up the Popcorn Lip Scrub whilst roaming the store and I literally could not put it down. It smells like a bag of kettle corn that’s just died and gone to a heavenly oasis of salty sweet. INDESCRIBABLE!




Because of the fact that I couldn’t stop smelling it in store, I decided I should definitely take this one home with me. So I did… and my lips have never felt smoother. I’ve never used a lip scrub before, but Popcorn was definitely an excellent way to introduce myself to the concept!


I used this lip scrub while I was taking a relaxing bath. I took off my makeup for the day then scrubbed a pea-size amount of Popcorn onto my lips. I spent a few minutes buffing the product in (because this was very satisfying!) then proceeded to apply a second coat (because the product just smells so good!). As I was soaking in my bath, I read that you can actually lick off the excess product! And boy, does it taste like a salty sweet oasis. With Popcorn Lip Scrub from Lush, you truly can have your cake and eat it to… or I guess in this case have soft lips and lick them too!


Above all Lush’s Popcorn Lip Scrub has given me an excellent reason to do a huge Lush haul on my YouTube channel 😉

RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer First Impression & Review!

This is my first impression of the RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer. I’ve been eager to try this brand and especially this product because there has been so much hype around it! It is Organic and the list of ingredients is phenomenal! *Even Miranda Kerr uses it!!!!!!* {The real selling point} LOL.




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LVX Rive Review

Hello again!

I’ve raved about LVX before, and this gorgeous nude is right up the same alley.

LVX Rive

LVX Rive is one of the best nudes I’ve tried. I’ve found that nudes with a tan hue work best my olive skin tone. The polish went on like smooth satin and settled really nicely into my nails. Lately, I’ve been wearing lots of Spring pastels, but today I felt like taking a bit of a hiatus from those trendy mints and lilacs. I just love the classy touch that a nude polish brings to your nails – especially Rive by LVX.

As I’ve mentioned before, I love this brand. LVX is cruelty-free, vegan, and nontoxic… but over everything, I love LVX because of their superior quality and chip-free formula. LVX Rive is a beautiful nude with a wonderful formula – perfect anytime of year!

LVX Cerulean Review

Can I just say….. I LOVE this electric blue shade from LVX . Usually, I stick to monotonous shades of red or pink.. you know, the oh-so-typical colors you’d expect to find on any plain Jane pushing the envelope with a classic, elegant red mani. Needless to say, this bright blue definitely made me feel like I was stepping out of my comfort zone. #love !


This is the first time I’ve used LVX nail polish, but it applied smoothly and dried pretty quickly. The best part is, it’s cruelty free, vegan-friendly, and free of toxic chemicals! The brand claims to have a “chip-free” formula ~ fingers crossed this beautiful shade won’t chip too soon!

If you’re in the market for a nice blue shade, definitely check out Cerulean by LVX!

Stay Cheeky!