Beauty Products for the New Year

beauty-guide-17With the New Year fast approaching it’s time to bring your A-Game when it comes to your beauty regiment. I received several different beauty products to review and test out. I have to be honest I could not get to all of them since I only have one face but I got through most. Those products I didn’t get to my lucky friends got to test out for me. The great thing about most of these products is that they also come in cute gift sets as well.

Below are all the beauty products I received in the past couple months and review of each product. Enjoy!

Christie Brinkley RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatmentchristie-b

I received the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment to test out a couple months ago and used it for a month. I didn’t see drastic results just by using RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day alone but if you pair it with their CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment there were great results with fine lines. I’m not saying the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day doesn’t work because it does but I’m impatient and want to look like Christie Brinkley tomorrow, that’s why I loved the CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment. The CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment costs $79.95 and the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream is $89.95 on their site.

New! Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday)boscia-gift

Boscia sent me their new Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday) gift set and also their blotting linens to which I am addicted to. The charcoal Assortment gift set includes: 150 mL Detoxifying Black Cleanser, 30 mL White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray, 30g Luminizing Black Mask and 15 mL Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel. If you travel as much as I do the Makeup Setting Spray and the Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel are a great go to. Boscia’s Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday) Gift set is $39.00 and the blotting linens are just $10 on Boscia’s site.


I recently got the RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Regimen which includes the Daily Cleansing Mask 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Pore Minimizing Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz., and Overnight Restorative Cream 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. I took the REDEFINE REGIMEN and the REDEFINE Eye Cloths on my recent NYC trip. What a life saver! As soon as I landed in NYC after a 10 hour layover I had zero time to get ready. I used the RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Regimen Multi-Function Eye Cream and REDEFINE Eye Cloths to freshen up my face and help with the dark circles. It worked pretty fast and the next day I looked refreshed. If you’re interested in a beauty products and a regiment that works I strongly suggest trying out RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Regimen. Currently the RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Regimen is $199.00 and the REDEFINE Eye Cloths are $32.00 on RODAN + FIELDS’s site.

Soapberri Lathers and Shampoo

Soapberri is the World’s 1st Soap Grown from Trees. The owners of Soapberri wanted to change the way people clean by replacing harsh chemicals with nature’s most gentle soap, the Soapberri. I received some samples to test out and was impressed by the results after using their shampoo. My hair felt cleaner than it has for a while. I also accidently used the body lather for shampoo and oddly my hair just as soft as when I use the Soapberri shampoo. Soapberri is currently running a New Year Special – FREE Soapberri Box (any 2 bottles + berry bag) for only $36.00. To shop their products or if you want to learn more about bath products click here.

Schmidt’s Deodorant schmidt

Schmidt’s sent me a few organic deodorants to test out and one of them is their all ROSE + VANILLA stick all natural deodorant. I was not aware there is aluminum in most deodorants until recently. Antiperspirant has the same antibacterial products, but it also includes aluminum, which temporarily blocks your sweat glands and stops them from producing. Schmidt’s ROSE + VANILLA natural deodorant is a perfect solution to that problem and it also doesn’t stain your shirt like most deodorants. They have a variety of scents and you can either get the deodorant in the jar or the deodorant in stick form. They start at $8.99 and click here if you want to purchase Schmidt’s products.

UnWash Try Me Kitunwash

The UnWash Try Me Kit is a great cleansing regiment all in one neat package that includes: a daily Bio-Cleansing Conditioner, a weekly Anti-Residue Cleanse and Hydrating Masque to restore moisture balance after Anti-Residue Cleanse. The UnWash Try Me Kit is a great bargain at just $25.00 and you can purchase it on their site by clicking here.

Indie Leeindielee

Indie Lee is an eco-chic collection of organic skincare products that combine style and sustainability without sacrifice. I received samples of the COQ-10 TONERBRIGHTENING CLEANSER and SQUALANE FACIAL OIL. After I tested all three skin care products my favorite was the SQUALANE FACIAL OIL. I thought at first when I used the SQUALANE FACIAL OIL that it would be greasy and it’s actually not. Indie Lee‘s skin care products start at $22.00 and you can purchase them here.


VENeffect products are 100% natural plant-based phytoestrogens to safely and effectively reverse the signs of aging that are directly the result of decreasing estrogen; to preserve and restore the youthful glow of healthy, vibrant skin. I received the VenEffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment and have been using it daily. What I like about this product is that it’s not greasy and drys pretty quickly. VenEffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment is $85.00 and you can purchase it here.

I have more beauty products coming in and also have a few beauty product reviews in the near future. Definitely keep checking back on and for more posts on beauty products for the New Year. I hope you all have a fantastic New Years.