Instant Radiance

Why, hello. So nice of you to pop by today.

Instead of the usual Trend Watch Wednesday stuff, I thought we'd talk skincare! You may remember my review of the Simone France skincare line back in March. Well, the folks at SF were so sweet and offered to send me their Instant Radiance mask to try, as well.

I loved it! It was the perfect once-weekly mask for my skincare regime and my face has felt cleaner than ever. In the past, I had issues with other masks drying my skin out, but Instant Radiance is different.

I purposely went light on the make-up, just because I wanted to show you sort of what it has done for me.

Brighter lighting, so you can get a really close look...haha

It removes dead skin cells and impurities that clog pores while also tightening and toning facial skin. It also smells clean and fresh rather than medicinal.

I rarely tout skincare products, in fact, Simone France was the first. But this entire line just made such a difference in my skin personally that I wanted to share with you guys. (I should also say, I'm not making money off this, so these opinions are strictly my own.)

I honestly just like Simone France : )

Not saying it will work wonders for everyone, because I know everyone has different skin types, but if you're into trying new brands and experimenting, I'd highly recommend SF.

Moving on to...make-up!

I've been using the DiorSkin Forever Flawless foundation and liking it, but now that warmer weather is approaching, I've noticed my face just looks bare by the end of the day. Like, my face seems to be eating my make-up.

Weird, right?

So what's a make-up loving gal to do when she notices that her new foundation just isn't cuttin' it?

She goes back to her old standby.

Hello, Estee Lauder Double-Wear.

I'm sorry I ever cheated on you. You kept my face covered flawlessly and stood up to the 117 degree temps last summer. You stuck with me through the dry winter months. You were good to me during college, my first job, my wedding and on my 27th birthday.

Please take me back...okay?

Other summer must-haves include:

NARS blush in Angelika has been a regular in my make-up schtick for over a year. I know...it looks a bit garish, but this silky powder actually creates a beautiful, soft flush. My mom is also a fan, so it works for women of all ages.

Mary Kay Lash Love mascara separates and extends lashes far beyond the reach of most drugstore brands. It works as good as DiorShow and They're Real (by Benefit), but with a much more palatable price.

Victoria's Secret Flawless Airbrush Instant Bronze Body Spray, which is terrific for disguising tan lines. Plus, it smells great!

What products are in your beauty routine right now? Anything worth using is worth sharing, 'ay ladies?

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. I cannot wait to purchase the VS bronzing spray! I hate tan lines on my chest but there are time when you can't put down your straps! I am also a big fan of Dior cosmetics and I love love love the skin flash radiance pen! I highly recommend it!

  2. Are you using a primer under your foundation? I use a combo of Too Faced primer and Makeup Forever HD foundation, and my make-up stays on my face pretty well in the Atlanta heat. I've heard great things about that Estee Lauder foundation too!

  3. you can use this magic spray made by Urban Decay. I swear by it, especially if Im going out at night. I've even slept in my makeup after using it before going out and all my makeup was still in place the next morning. All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, its the only one I've tried. They make: De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, and Dew Me Moisturizing Makeup Setting Spray also.

  4. You are so gorgeous. Just in case you forgot :)

  5. just found your blog and love it! never tried the estee lauder foundation, but heard great things and am tempted to give it a go. my fav product at the moment is the benefit primer!


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