Hello hello, everyone!

Finally, we have some great weather! It feels great getting out and not wearing coats. Please, tell me, is it spring time yet?

Okay, here is the story: for the past few weeks, I have been thinking about purchasing a new foundation. Right now, I feel like my skin is screaming at me and begging me to change. Am I the only one on earth who has the urge to change makeup several times throughout the year?
Although I would rather not wear foundation all the time, I believe a look is not complete without the right foundation. This is not an easy decision, because it requires a lot of research.
We all know we shouldn’t judge people based on their looks, but I have a couple questions for my readers: do you feel more confident when you wear makeup, and do you suddenly get bored with your regular makeup? When you finally get to that point where you don’t even feel like applying it in the morning, well, it is time to change. Raise your hand if you feel like this happens to you.
As for me, and I will name just a few, I have tried endless foundations: Suzanne Somers, Giorgio Armani, Estée Lauder, and many other organic foundation
products.
Remember, before investing in a new foundation, make time to go online and do your research. It is worth your time. Trust me on this. Try to read as many reviews as possible. You are going to notice that people are brutally honest when they review a product, and that is perfectly okay with me.

Finally, today, after struggling back and forth, I made the final decision. I decided to say goodbye to my old foundation. I’m looking for a product that is a little more lightweight than my Suzanne Somers foundation, something that will stay on all day and will not create so many lines on my forehead. I’m also looking for a product that covers up my uneven discoloration, and will not let my freckles peek through.

When I found out Rihanna was coming out with an entire cosmetic line, I was absolutely thrilled. So, I decided to jump on the Fenty wagon and purchase my very own Fenty
Foundation. Buckle your seat belts and stay tuned for my review! It will be on the blog next week.

Take care, everyone! Stay Zen!

XoXo

Nunzia

 

 

On my wish-list! This cross-body bag is from Zara. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, ladies!

I hope all of you are having a great week! Are you ready for another Glam Bag review?

I have been absent for a few days. As many of my readers already know, I am a writer and contributor for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global magazine.  I  have been super busy writing!  I submitted an article last week, and am now getting ready to submit one that I’m co-writing with a psychologist. I’m very excited! I will let you all know when it is published.

Now, raise your hand if you read my beauty tips and beauty product reviews! I am going to start sharing some of my favorite beauty secrets that I have learned over the years. As we all know, especially for those ladies after forty, making our skin look young, healthy, and gorgeous by just using our favorite anti-wrinkle cream is no longer enough. There are so many things that we need to implement in our diets and daily beauty routines. So, stay tuned!

Ok, it is time to switch gears and get started on our Glam Bag review!

The day after Valentine’s Day, I received this Mini Matte lip paint. As many of you already know, I love to try on new lipstick. What can I say? It’s just my thing. I have many lipsticks in my makeup bag.

However, I tend to be harsh when I review them. Why? Because I get very disappointed when some of them leave your lips looking and feeling as if you just stepped out of the desert. Who wants that feeling, especially when your lips are already super dry because of winter?

The pigmentation of this product is good. It stayed on for a few hours, was very hydrating, but settled a bit into lip lines. I give the product 3 out of 5 stars.

The next item is the Pacifica Beach Crystals eye shadow palette. I’m a huge fan of Pacifica’s products.

This eye shadow palette contains five different shades of natural base and darker tones for definition and lining. I applied the colors, and was pleasantly surprised by how creamy and super easy to blend they were. They had good pigmentation. I will not say that it is comparable to Sephora’s high-end brands, though. This palette is very tiny, so it will fit perfectly in your purse for touch-ups here and there. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

This Marc Anthony Straightening Grow Leave-in Conditioner does a miracle on your hair. This is my all-time favorite conditioner.

I have dry, color-treated hair, and this conditioner makes my hair feel moisturized and smooth. It brought life to it. I noticed my hair is less frizzy and unbelievably soft. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Now, we need to have a serious talk. Question: can I live without the Biobelle Perfecting Primer Facial Mask?! The answer is yes!

I did some reading on this mask, and I was very excited about its potential. However, I was disappointed. It is all about marketing with some products.

The mask comes out of the bag and goes onto your skin very easily. When I woke up Saturday morning, my allergies were acting up and taking over my body. I applied this product with the high hopes of noticing a huge difference, hoping it would minimize the puffiness under my eyes due to allergies. I was hoping to notice bright, hydrated, soft, and relaxed skin. Instead, I was left with dry, dull skin. I give this product 2.5 out of 5 stars.

 

Last, but not least, I love this Luxie Beauty blending brush. The rose gold handle is adorable.

 Having that great makeup brush will improve your beauty regimen. This brush is super soft and gentle on your eyes. It is ideal for packing colors onto your eyes, and you will be amazed how close it gets to your eyelids.

I highly recommend this product. Remember, a good quality makeup brush does not have to be expensive. I will share below one of my favorites you can purchase at any drugstore. I know you are going to love this product. So, I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Before I go, here is my beauty tip for this week: unless you have oily skin, you only need to wash your face in the evening with lukewarm water. For those of you who are like me and have very dry skin, you are going to
notice amazing results. Thoroughly washing your face at night will remove all the dirt, oil, and other matter that has accumulated throughout the day.

 

 

Until my next update, try to find ways to be happy and Zen!

XoXo

Nunzia

 

Hello, ladies! I am back for another beauty review!

Since last summer, I have been using several different facial masks that I am going to share with you throughout this month.

A great mask, can help you reduce the effects of aging.  Like many of you, I love makeup, but sometimes I feel like even my favorite cleanser might not be enough to thoroughly clean my skin before bedtime.

 
So, there are days when I just set my favorite cleanser aside and let my mask do the job. I believe there is something magical about a mask. It is winter and, for various reasons, whether we are fighting a cold or simply having a long day, our skin can be left looking blah and dull.  Also, be sure to drink up! I mean water.  There are many great reasons to drink water. It is refreshing, it helps my complexion, it keeps me hydrated, and it helps me maintain my energy level on those heavy cardiovascular days.
A water bottle is always with me!
I always find it very flattering when people ask questions about my skincare routine. When I was younger, in the summer, I would spend endless hours lying on the beach at Santo Janni Formia. Those days are gone forever, because now, when I go to the beach, sunscreen is the first thing I pack in my beach bag. Nowadays, I tend to pay more attention to my daily skin routine.
 This is Santo Janni Formia. I was just there last summer!
Great memories of my childhood!

Let’s face it. Who has the time to go to the spa?! For me, one of the many benefits I enjoy from a face mask is the great opportunity for some major mental downtime, which is so important for staying “zen.”

As we already know, there are many different products out there on the market. So, if you are not sure which one you would benefit from the most, I hear ya!

I have been using a few different facial masks. Today, I am going to do a review on Wake Up Beautiful from Pacifica. This is an overnight mask that I am in love with. This product is wonderful! It works through the night to deeply hydrate and nourish my skin, leaving it revived and beautiful in the morning. It also evens out my skin tone, and keeps my super dry skin looking healthy and hydrated. I will give this product a 5 out of 5 stars.

This product is also available at Target. It comes in the mail monthly for me. It is one less thing to do if you do not feel like going shopping on weekends.

Please take very good care of yourselves! We moms have a tendency to put ourselves at the bottom of the list. Be sure to always schedule some “me” time.

Enjoy the rest of the week!  I will see you on my next update &  for another beauty review!

XoXoXoXo