Recently I shared with all of you my thoughts on a skincare line that is based here in Hawaii.  I mentioned that they were soon to be releasing a new Natural, Reef-Safe Sunscreen.  Today, I’m excited to give you the details on this new launch.  Read the Press Release below.

A Sunscreen Formula Free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

Maui, Hawaiʻ– (September 18, 2018) – Kuleana®, a new skincare line created in Hawaiʻi, adds a natural sunscreen to its product offerings to protect consumers and coral reefs while supporting environmental nonprofits in Hawaiʻi. Kuleana® Sunscreen is made from plant-based oils, minerals, and other reef-safe natural ingredients and does not contain ecologically harmful chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate – two chemicals known to be toxic to corals and other marine life and recently banned by Hawaiʻi’s new sunscreen law. In addition to its environmentally friendly formulation, Kuleana Sunscreen aims to support environmental organizations in the state through its membership in 1% for the Planet, a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving.

“We are proud to offer consumers another natural product that aligns with our state’s environmental goals to protect and preserve fragile marine ecosystems, including coral reefs,” said Joy Galatro, marketing director at Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaiʻi’s pioneering renewable energy company and parent company of Kuleana. “Practicing sustainability and protecting the environment are central to our company’s mission. With this product, we’re able to offer an earth-friendly and effective sunscreen choice for consumers while giving back to local nonprofits that are doing important work for our environment. We believe this is our responsibility, our kuleana.”

Formulated, tested and produced in an FDA-compliant facility, Kuleana Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection, remains water resistant for 80 minutes, and works well with all skin types. It contains a sheer, non-whitening zinc oxide that rubs in clear, allowing for application with or without makeup and ideal for daily use with other Kuleana skincare products. The product contains an innovative “clear” zinc oxide which leaves no detectable nanoparticles in the final product. Because they are porous, the zinc clusters appear clear on the skin, eliminating the undesirable “whitening” appearance common with most non-nano zinc sunscreens.

Vegan, cruelty-free, and without synthetic fragrances or colors, Kuleana Sunscreen is formulated with macadamia nut oil and sunflower oil made from locally grown ingredients and produced by Pacific Biodiesel, which last year began farming sunflowers in Maui’s central valley. Other natural ingredients include aloe extract, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and pineapple fruit extract – all skin-nourishing ingredients.

Through its new 1% for the Planet membership, Kuleana Sunscreen will support the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi beginning September 2018, in honor of the chapter’s 50th anniversary. The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi actively works throughout the islands to stop climate change, ensure climate justice for all, and protect Hawaiʻi’s unique natural resources. Additionally, when individuals volunteer with the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi in the next year, Kuleana will provide an exclusive 50% discount on its sunscreen product purchased from the company’s website at KuleanaSunscreen.com.

“The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi focuses on priorities that reflect our company’s cutting-edge values: clean energy, climate change, food and water security, and sustainability,” Galatro added. “Supporting their statewide efforts reinforces the importance of a “mauka to makai” focus in protecting Hawaiʻi’s reefs – because harmful waste and pollutants on the land can eventually flow down into the ocean and negatively affect our fragile marine ecosystems.”

“We are grateful and honored to have the support of Kuleana,” said Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi. “Guided by a genuine commitment to our planet and fueled by cutting-edge science, Kuleana is making it easier for all of us to do what we love with less impact on the natural resources around us.”

Kuleana Sunscreen is available in 3-ounce tubes and retails for $18. In response to demand, the company is also offering the sunscreen in bulk sizes for its resort and tourism-related customers. The product will be available for purchase in retail locations beginning this month and is currently for sale on the company’s website. For more information, please visit kuleanabeauty.com.

About Kuleana

Kuleana® is a new skincare line of beauty oils and facial cleansers handcrafted in Hawaiʻi. These natural beauty products feature locally sourced ingredients such as macadamia, kukui, coconut, avocado and green coffee. The products are GMO-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free and contain no synthetic ingredients, fragrances or additives. The brand, inspired by the Hawaiian word “kuleana” that translates to “a personal sense of responsibility,” reflects the company’s dedication to practicing sustainability and contributing to a healthier world. Kuleana is manufactured and distributed by Maiden Hawaiʻi Naturals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawaiʻi’s pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel. Kuleana beauty oils and cleansers are handcrafted and bottled at the company’s facility on Hawaiʻi Island. Kuleana Sunscreen is a member of 1% for the Planet. Connect with Kuleana on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, please visit kuleanabeauty.com.

About Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi

Formed in 1968, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi has over 20,000 members and supporters working throughout the islands to help people better explore, enjoy, and protect the planet’s unique environment and wildlife. The Sierra Club is the largest, oldest environmental organization in the U.S. The Sierra Club relies on volunteers to support outdoor education programs, trail and native species restoration projects, and grassroots advocacy for sound environmental policies. For more information, visit sierraclubhawaii.org.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network. Started in 2002, today 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,500 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Its members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

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The information in this post was provided for press release purposes.  Honeygirl’s World has not tried this product and cannot provide a review or thoughts on it at this time.  This is for informational purposes only.  Mahalo



I know you hear it time and time again, but when it comes to skin care, I  truly enjoy trying out new products and giving them a test.  I tend to however, have so many skin care on hand at any given moment, that testing them out and ensuring they work with the current skin care products I use can be a lengthy process.  Sometimes I’ll go months trying out a product before it actually gets mentioned here for a full review.  This is the case with TriDerma and the products I have tried from this line.  I have had these babies in my possession now for months and I’m finally getting around to talking about them.  It’s a skin care brand I thought would be worth mentioning and one I’m really enjoying… furthermore, it’s affordable.  Let’s get chatting about it, shall we?

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Prior to getting TriDerma to try, I had not heard of the brand before so I was excited to give it a try.  I received three products from TriDerma to test out – Pore Reducing Anti-Aging Serum, Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream and the Light and Delicate Sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF.  Let’s chit chat about each one and what they offer and then I’ll share with you my thoughts on each product.

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TriDerma Pore Reducing Anti-Age Serum ($24.99 – 1 oz.) is not only an affordable skin care product, it’s medical strength.  This creamy serum is unique and also works as a skin primer, but it does more than just “fill in” pores – it helps reduce the appearance of pores to give you a more confident complexion.  If you are someone with oily skin, you may really enjoy this because it helps to control excess oil throughout the day to leave your skin looking and feeling silky soft.

There are no harsh chemicals, peels or procedures required to get results from this product.  The TriDerma exclusive RefinaPore helps to change the look of pores and offers a dual action formula to help hide imperfections and continues to improve the appearance of large pores.  Better yet, it provides the results I was looking for without causing my skin to be irritated, my Eczema to flare up and I enjoyed this product a lot.

This product features AP4 (Aloe Vera Complex) which is a proprietary botanical complex that naturally contains more than 200 healing properties to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe pain.  RefinaPore helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of pores.  It’s non-greasy, fragrance free, cortisone free and paraben free.  It helps to soften and refine the texture of skin while visibly reducing the appearance of pores and helping to absorb and control oil without drying out my already sensitive and dry skin.

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbadensis (AP4® genuine virgin organic aloe vera) leaf extract, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, botansil, silica, ejitsu rose (rosa multiflora fruit extract), refinapore™, lysophosphatidic acid, lecithin, lysolecithin, dimethicone, isoprene glycol, phenoxyethanol

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TriDerma Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream ($24.99 – 1 oz.) is a medical strength anti-aging complex that provides results like those from a dermatologist without the cost.  Unlike Hydroquinone, Retin A or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, this fast-acting formula helps to erase the look of brown posts, age spots, and acne scars while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It offers more lightening power.  No Hydroquinone makes this safe to use morning and night and is ideal for the face, neck, hands and decollete.

This product has a light weight, non-greasy formula and applies easily.  I love that it contains the AP4 Aloe Vera Complex as well and is rich in anti-oxidants, anti-irritants and five specialized brightening ingredients to help work to resurface skin naturally.  Cell turnover is encouraged without harsh chemicals, peels or procedures, leaving my skin feeling smoother and brighter as well as more refined.  This product       seems to work after using it as long as I have and while it doesn’t have irritants in the formulation, I still have to be careful with how much I use it, since my sensitive skin hates me.  Regardless though, I’ve been able to include it consistently in my skin care routine and taper as I see fit to make it work.  If you are looking for a non-sticky formula that soaks into the skin quickly, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbadensis (AP4® genuine virgin organic aloe vera) leaf extract, aleurites moluccana seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, linoleic acid, glycine soja (soybean), phospholipids, cetearyl methicone, glycereth-26, isopentyidiol, algae extract, mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) extract, urea, glucosamine hcl, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, bv-osc (ascorbate), behenyl alcohol, pelvetia canaliculata extract, albatin, ergothioneine, ascophyllum nodosum extract, ethylhexyl palmitate, lecithin, netwax age/bca, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, fragrance

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TriDerma Light & Delicate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA +++ ($19.00 – 1.7 oz) is a maximum protection sunscreen with a wonderful light weight formula.  This Sunscreen has a Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA +++ that offers maximum UVA/UVB protection with essential antioxidants.  It helps to protect against unwanted signs of aging due to harmful sun exposure and can be used daily as a moisturizer for face and body to keep skin looking healthy.

This product also features the AP4 Aloe Vera Complex of proprietary botanical complex that naturally contains more than 200 healing properties to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe pain.  It also includes Vitamins B & E to help sooth and heal irritated skin.  It’s a non-greasy formula that is fragrance free and it literally is becoming one of my favorites.

I love Tatcha Pore Perfecting Sunscreen, it’s one of my favorites and holy grail products, but after a while, I can only afford it when I save my pennies.  This sunscreen from TriDerma has become my dupe and replacement for the one from Tatcha.  It feels wonderful on the skin, unlike most facial sunscreens and blends into my skin easily and quickly.  I love that I can enjoy some extra moisture while still protecting my skin from the harmful sun rays.  At the price point, this product is reasonable and I love that I can use it daily without any worry of flash back or funky white cast in my photos (I haven’t seen any yet).








Purpose: Sunscreen

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbandensis (aloe) leaf juice, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, diisopropyl sebacate, glyceryl stearate, potassium cetyl phosphate, cetyl alcohol, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, populus tremuloides bark extract, alaria esculenta extract, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, panthenol (vitamin B5), sodium hyaluronate, gluconolactone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tocopherol (vitamin E), betaine, sodium phytate, potassium sorbate, behenyl alcohol, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethyhexyglycerin

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TriDerma products are Cruelty Free and made with Certified Organic Aloe.  Since I suffer from various skin irritations, including sensitive skin, Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis, I’m always leery and worried about different skin care products.  Many of TriDerma skin care products are specifically formulated for sensitive skin making it an ideal brand for me to use.  TriDerma products do not contain damaging chemicals like Parabens, cortisones, steroids, fragrances and dyes.  I love that TriDerma has been in business for more than 24 years and founded and owned by a woman.  I’m loving the skin care line or shall I say the products I’ve been using and I look forward to trying more.  I especially enjoy the fact that they are available at a variety of stores including KMart, Walmart, Target and select CVS stores.  You can also purchase online at: http://www.triderma.com

I’m impressed with each product I have tried and I especially love the sunscreen.  I think it’s worth checking out for sure.  This is a line I’m looking forward to checking out more of and I’m looking forward to trying more products from the line to share with all of you.  When you have sensitive skin, it’s hard to find anything that not only works, but offers quality for a great price.  Have you heard about TriDerma before and if so, have you tried any of the products or have any on your sites that you want to check out?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  These products have been sent to me for review and feature consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.





Whether it’s Winter or Summer, SPF protection is important for myself and my family and that includes my skin care regimen for my face.   Sometimes many often overlook the fact that sun protection or SPF is important when it is something you definitely want to be including in your daily skin care routine.  Now with so many products on the market today, there is no reason to not take care of your skin and protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.  Today I share with you a product that I have been using the last couple of weeks.  I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of using sunscreen, but I know that it’s so important not only for anti-aging but for your health.  The Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50 has been a new friend in my skin care regimen and I’m sharing some information on this product with you.

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The Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a triple anti-aging protection for your face and skin.  It’s a sheer mineral UVA/UVB protection that enhances the natural skin tone while providing multi-antioxidants to help neutralize environmental damage.  Retailing for $42 (50 mL / 1.7 fl oz.), this product is helps to prevent sunburn if used as directed with other sun protection measures and also helps to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Since I use sunscreen daily, I’m always on the hunt for one that will not leave behind a greasy feel or residue or one that makes my skin feel gross.  I’ll be honest, after trying so many on the market – there really is only a select handful that I can say will not do that.  I also have super sensitive skin, so finding a sunscreen that will not cause me to break out or have a flare up of my skin issues is not easy.  Since I have all types of allergies, scents can often cause a problem and finding a fragrance free one is also ideal.  Many sunscreens on the market also leave a weird white residue or white cast on my skin because I have darker skin and that can also be an issue.  After trying out this sunscreen, I was not only impressed – I was happy and thankful!

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This mineral sunscreen is an ultra-fine, transparent formulation that is weightless and blends effortlessly on the skin.  You can use this product layered under makeup in your daily skincare routine or used on it’s own to help protect your skin from sun exposure.  With a broad spectrum SPF 50, the Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector protects against photo-damage, which is the primary cause of signs of aging.  What I love about this product is that it is virtually invisible with a universal tint that smoothes imperfections while helping your natural skin tone appear much more even.  With multi-antioxidants like Vitamin E and Lactobionic Acid to help with skin’s natural defense, this product scavenges free radicals brought on by daily environmental aggressors before they can cause premature aging.  The PHA/Bionic complex helps to prevent collagen breakdown to help maintain a healthy skin matrix and firmness and helps to prevent the signs of photo-aging such as lines and wrinkles.  With a highly purified and concentrated form of Green Tea Extract – it helps to reduce the cell breakdown and helps to protect cellular DNA for healthy skin.

To use the product – you must shake the bottle vigorously for at least 15 seconds before each use.  This ensures the products uniformity and consistency.  You can apply this sunscreen liberally to the face, neck and other exposed areas, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.  If you are swimming or going to be in the water, you must use a water resistant sunscreen as this is not waterproof and if you are sweating a lot – it’s suggested that you reapply every two hours.

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 7.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%. Inactive ingredients: Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Gluconolactone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Alumina, Ammonium Hydroxide, Lactobionic Acid, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Phenethyl Benzoate, Nylon-12, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, thylhexylglycerin, Isohexadecane, Tocopherol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Citrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Bisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide Yellow), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide Black).

This product is fragrance free (which is a big plus for me) as well as paraben-free and oil free.  It is also non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic.  Over the years I have found from personal experience that some sunscreens will cause me to break out or affect my sensitive skin.  Over the last few weeks of using this product, I didn’t notice any issues or problems occurring with my skin and I love that this product is suitable for all skin types.  I have used several different types of products over the last year from Exuviance and I’m always impressed with the line they offer.  This product has become a favorite of mine and I would recommend it to anyone.  While the price point is a bit hefty for a product that is a bit tiny, it still offers your skin much needed protection that not only works but seems to mesh well with my skin.  For a product that didn’t cause my skin to break out or have issues, that’s a benefit all its own.

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Finding a product that literally blends into the skin without leaving a trace behind is great for me.  I love that it’s transparent and doesn’t leave a weird cast of color on my skin.  As it states, this product really is light weight – which is a huge bonus and it feels like air and like nothing is there when I have it on.  Initially when using the product for the first time, I did feel like I had something on my face, but after a few days, I really didn’t notice it so I definitely think this product feels great on the skin.  I haven’t tried to see if the product gives off a flash back, but after taking several photos over the last month or so and using this product every day – I honestly haven’t noticed anything of the sort so I don’t think it is an issue.  I have said this on many occasions for many products, but what may work well for me – may not for others, so with a product like this – you would really have to see how it works for you.  Overall – I really like it.

You can check out this product and learn more about it here: Neostrata – Exuviance.  Exuviance also has a complete line of skin care products that you could see and learn about as well.

What about you?  Do you believe SPF is important and do you use it daily like I do?  If you do, is this something you may be interested in looking at?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything you will see or read on this site.  I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this product or feature it.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

It’s no lie that I’m a huge fan of Dermalogica products, even if it has been quite a while since I’ve had it in my skincare regimen.  Dermalogica always offers products that I know I can add to my routine without worrying too much that it will cause my very sensitive skin to react harshly.

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Recently I have had the opportunity to test drive the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 ($65.00 1.7 fl oz) and used this product as my daily moisturizer.  Since it has a high SPF, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to test drive this product.  Having used Dermalogica products in the past, I was excited to give this product a run and see how it would work for me.

This medium-weight daily moisturizer contains a new formula upgrade that accelerates the product’s SPF from 30 to 50, yet uses 50% less chemical sunscreen agents – a massive increase made possible through advanced Oleosome technology. Oleosomes are naturally occurring spheres of emollient oils and Vitamin E found in Safflower seeds.  these unique molecules are used to deliver active ingredients such as sunscreens directly to the skin surface, and release them over time to ensure maximum skin benefits.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery I have been using this product for a month and while it offered me awesome hydration and my skin remained moisturized, I did have minor eczema flare ups during the time of use.  Now, I don’t necessarily consider this a negative since my flare ups can happen at any time and with any product.  Sometimes I can be out in an area where their Air Conditioning unit needs to be cleaned and it will flare up – so it may not necessarily be the product itself.  I love the texture and feel of this lotion and it really offered my skin great moisture making it feel soft and supple.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery Dispensing this product is easy and the packaging is sleek and easily stored in your skin care cabinet or vanity.  This product is formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens and let me just say… it feels great when smoothed on the skin.  I’m usually a bit afraid to use skin care products with a high SPF rating because I know that it will make my face or skin feel really sticky and a lot of times, the product doesn’t soak into the skin as much as I would like, leaving a funky film on my face.  In this case, this product is nothing like an SPF skin care lotion I have tried before.  It soaked into my skin nicely and as I mentioned, left my skin feeling very soft.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery Not too thick, not too thin but a pretty nice consistency.  You can tell as you start to rub the product in that it may have sunscreen in the product, but it also blends in nicely allowing for a fresh and soft canvas for applying makeup.

In addition to shielding the skin from ongoing solar assault, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 reduces hyperpigmentation, and contains a patented polypeptide which helps to stimulate collagen synthesis, as well as antioxidant White Tea polyphenols to help regulate collagen degradation.

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Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Capramide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf/Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Glucosamine HCL, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysilicone-11, Glycine Soja Protein, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Urea, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 77891

Overall, I’m impressed with this moisturizer and love that it keeps my skin feeling soft and moisturized all day long.  While I would use an additional primer over this product if that is something you do prior to foundation, I think that this product could be used as a base on your skin prior to makeup application.  I love the SPF benefits of this product – especially since I live in Hawaii and sun is a given year round.  The price point is about average for Dermalogica products, but it’s definitely worth it considering the brand is great and offers great skincare products.  While I will not be using this as my main source of moisturizer moving forward, I will definitely be using this in combination with some of my favorite skin care goods.

Interested in learning more about what Dermalogica offers?  Head on over to their website and check it out: http://bit.ly/DSRSPF50

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This week I wanted to create a look using products from my May Ipsy Glam Bag – Fresh Picks.  Since the theme is super cute, I thought this would be a great way to show a flirty side of me.  I chose to name my look “My Secret Garden” because I used inspiration from one of my favorite Books and Movies – The Secret Garden.  Spring and Summer remind me of floral scents and flowers in an array of colors.  Purple being my favorite color, I decided a purple and white-gold look would be fitting for a soft and wearable creation.  It kind of reminds me of the Jacaranda that grow so heavily here in the Spring time and grace our roads and lawns with beautiful lavender flowers.

The Secret Garden inspired Makeup using Ipsy Glam bag

I have a really hard time making up my mind – so I thought I would use a few different florals to style my  pictures.  Utilizing the goodies I received in my May Ipsy Glam Bag, I created a look that I thought would incorporate the items perfectly.

Many say that my makeup looks all seem to mesh together and look the same, but I like it – because makeup is about style and creativity… and most importantly – it’s about beauty.  Check out my makeup tutorial for this look embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.  A list of products used can be found in this post.  I hope you enjoy!

The Secret Garden - Ipsy Glam Challenge Look

On my eyes I am using the following products:

Eye shadow primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eye shadow base – City Color Cosmetics White Gold Cream Shadow/Highlight


  • Coastal Scents Revealed Palette – matte medium brown shade (transition color)
  • Pacifica Natural Beauty Duo #2 in Unicorn – white/gold shade (lid color)
  • Pacifica Natural Beauty  Duo #2 in Moonbeam – plum purple shade (crease color and applied to lower lash line)
  • Coastal Scents Revealed Palette – matte nude/cream shade (highlight color)

Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil liner in Zero (tightline/waterline) and NYC Liquid Eyeliner (winged liner / upper lash line)

Brows – Chella Brow Defining Pencil and Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in Blonde

Lashes – Chrislie Mascara/Primer Duo and KISS Lashes in 09

The Secret Garden Makeup Tutorial

Products used on my lips:

Lip Balm – Revo Watermelon Lip balm

Lipstick – NYX Matte lipstick in Audrey

Lip gloss – NYX Butter gloss in Angel Food Cake

My Secret Garden Makeup look - Ipsy May Glam Bag


Products used on my Face, Hair and Body:

Bronzer – Milani Matte Baked Bronzer in Sunset

Blush – Milani Limited Edition Rose Powder Blush in Warm Petals and MAC Sunbasque blush

Highlight – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – Radiant Light and City Color Cosmetics White Gold Cream Highlight (cupid’s bow)

Hair – To help define my curls I used the eva-nyc Rock-a-Wave Curl Cream Leave in Cream (from Ipsy May Glam Bag) as well as Coconut Oil

Body – For SPF/Sun screen I used Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen and to moisturize my body I used the Lulu Blossom Body Balm and to exfoliate my elbows, knees and heels of my feet I used my Derma-e Microdermabrasion Scrub.  All of these products were received in my Ipsy Glam bag.

Don’t forget to check out my Makeup Tutorial on YouTube and Subscribe for more videos.  I truly enjoy creating looks for all of you and look forward to doing more this summer.  Keep on the look out for a bronze summer goddess look that I have planned coming up.  I hope you enjoyed my makeup look that I created using the goodies from my Ipsy May Glam Bag.  Have a wonderful rest of your Spring and Summer.

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