Hydration in a Jar

A moisturizer that works, hydrating your skin is the key to a healthy, youthful skin.


Curly Cue

If you are like me and you have thick, curly, wavy, frizzy, or out of control hair, you need to get this curl cream. Us Italian girls are blessed but also cursed at the same time with wild hair. Most people pay big money for those curls, but I usually pay big money to straighten mine. We are never happy with what God gave us, are we? At 43, I don’t bother for the straight look anymore. I really have no one to impress. Once in a while, I switch it up but now I usually just go o’naturale. I continue with my Kerotin treatments a couple times a year just to tame the beast. It’s a nice treat. When I’m wearing it down, I highly recommend Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Cream. I have tried a lot of curl and frizz free products but I finally I found my match. Using it over a year now, and it never disappoints.

Apply a good amount to wet hair. I also apply a little conditioner too. The key is just let it air dry. The dryer is my worst enemy and it causes the hair to look dry and frizzy. I think I’ve used my hair dryer a handful of times since we’ve been home. When you step out of the shower, don’t dry your hair with a towel too much. Your hair will dry better almost drenched, a tip my lovely hair stylist taught me. Run fingers through your hair once applied to start defining where you want your curls to sit. Kind of like molding it around.

Pros: Smells nice, light, doesn’t weigh your hair down, seperates your curls and waves giving them definition, very inexpensive. $6.99 at Target.

Cons: I really can’t think of any? They do have it in a Lotion but I am not a fan of it. I think the cream is way better.

Believe it or not, without Strictly Curls I’d look much worse.
Don’t mind my grays, I don’t have a solution for other than my stylist Staci.

The Reviews Are In!

I feel like the spokesperson for that Neutragena commercial where they talk about the “wrinkle cream graveyard.” There’s probably $200 worth of product in the photo above. Some work, some don’t, some are…ehh, ok.

You know we all have 5 mascaras that promise longer fuller lashes. We have shampoos that say we’ll have hair like a Pantene model. Weightloss products that don’t help us lose a pound. And anti-aging creams or serums are a joke. Let’s face it (no pun intended), I’ve tried everything between the $20 cream and the $100 cream. You know what works best?…..BOTOX. I actually did like this cream I was using for a while but it was quite pricey. I couldn’t keep up with it.

The purpose of this page is to save you time and money. I’ll be sharing different products that I love and are worth pulling out your wallet for. You welcome. I do not get paid for this, there are no affiliated links. Just my honest and real opinion. 🙂

Dirty Girl

I picked up this find at Marshall’s of all places, one of my favorite stores. I was thinking of getting a professional scrubdown at a spa to get rid of dead skin, but I opted for the $6 DIY plan instead. If you ever come across this, grab it! I have been using the salt scrub since early this year. Initially, I was just using a regular wash cloth. The other day, I splurged on the $4 exfoliating shower gloves. Check the glove out. Isn’t it gross? This is what’s on our bodies! Eww. It definitely got rid of dead, sun damaged skin, and left it super soft and smooth. I was shocked and totally wasn’t expecting to see all that residue. Was I always this dirty?

Pros: Cheap, smells nice. Cons: The salt is very coarse, and very abrasive. It may hurt if you are a rough scrubber like me.