Beauty Product with a Side of Fashion



Today was a great day!  This is one of the first days off work I’ve had in a long time where I didn’t have to do ANYTHING (except my appointment with my midwife for Mr. Sawyer this morning).  It was great.  I treated myself to a hot chocolate and watched a movie on Netflix and took a nap!  It was lovely.

Once I woke up from my nap I decided to share a few product reviews from one of my favorite beauty and skincare lines, Beautycounter.  My friend, Christi Oakes introduced it to me and I have fallen in love (going on almost a year of using some of the product line).  She first got me hooked with the charcoal soap.  I’ve also enjoyed trying the facial oils too.  If you want to watch my facebook video make-up application click here.


Here is an up-close look at the make-up that I applied and below are images and names of what I used for this look.

First, I’ve been using the Overnight Resurfacing Peel at nighttime after I wash my face with the charcoal soap.  Then after the peel dries I apply the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion.

resurfacing peeladaptive moisture lotion

I also like using the Dew Moisture Tinted Moisturizer for my foundation because I don’t like a lot of coverage.  I use level 2 for my skin tone.  I ADORE this moisturizer and highly recommend it.


I then used the velvet eye shadow make-up palette called Romantic.  Here is an up-close image with my eyes shut.  I used cameo on my brow bone, candlelight and brulee on my overall lid, moto on the outer eye and then used smolder to blend in the moto throughout the rest of my crease. I then used the lengthening mascara from this line as well.


I then finished off this look with the Color Intense Lipstick in color Sunset.  This is a lipstick duo that you can purchase that includes two beautiful colors. I used the one on the right.


Overall, I am very pleased with the Beautycounter product and how safe it is for me to use while pregnant.  I’ve also tried their shampoo and conditioner and love it too.  Truth be told, I haven’t tried a product I didn’t like.  So if you are in the market for a safe skincare and beauty line make sure and hit up my friend, Christi Oakes and her website for Beautycounter here.


And now for your side of fashion.  As you know I love the color black and wearing it is so easy.  I decided to add a hint of color with my felt hat along with my lip color.  Sometimes you just need those two splashes of color to make a huge difference in a look.  I then mixed a fun texture with my blanket scarf and paired it with my Talbots speckled, ribbed turtleneck and faux leather jacket from Dad’s Primitive Workbench.

Now you can easily try adding splashes of color in a primarily black outfit!  I hope you enjoyed my review and I can’t wait to hear about who decided to try out Beautycounter!

Your Faithful Dreamer,



*This was a sponsored post with Christi Oakes of Beautycounter*


Beauty Products You Need on Your Counter-TRUST ME!



We are living in a world where we have direct sales coming at us at all angles.  And yes, some people’s techniques can be aggravating but when you find the right rep and product it is all worth it.  One of the product lines I’m talking about is Beautycounter. I have literally fell in love with this line.  And no I am not selling it, although I should because of how much I talk about it ha ha!  The above product is by far the best lotion I have ever tried.  It goes on light but makes such a huge impact on my skin.  It feels like satin after you rub the lotion on your body.  It is called the Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa and the scent is light and refreshing.


The next product of Beautycounter that I fell in love with was their shampoo and conditioner.  What’s so wonderful about this line is how safe the product is.  Since I am expecting now, I am trying to be really careful with what I am using on my body.  Christi Oakes is a friend of mine that sells this product.  She shared with me about a time she went to a direct sales skincare party only to find out that she couldn’t use the product because she was expecting a child.  The product was not safe for her to use which is how she got introduced to Beautycounter.  It really resonated with me when she said, “if their product wasn’t safe for me to use while expecting, then why would I use it any other time?”  This shampoo and conditioner left my hair so soft and shiny. I have tried many shampoos and conditioners but none that have left my hair feeling so healthy and with a pleasant scent.  It keeps my hair clean longer too.

There are a few other products I have tried and own currently from this line; the charcoal bar of soap, which I use to wash my face, the Dew Skin Moisturizer with SPF 20 that I use for my foundation and then the Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream.  I have also heard wonderful things about the masks.

If you’re interested in learning more about Beautycounter make sure and contact my good friend, Christi Oakes.  You can visit her site below: or you can find her on facebook; Christi Oakes.

Another awesome thing she offers is what she calls “pouching products” and that is when she gives you samples to try out for a few days so you really know if you like the product!  How awesome is that?

I hope you take a gander and enjoy all the different products that are offered.

Your Faithful Dreamer,