skin care


Colleen Rothschild beauty favorites

colleen rothschild beauty favorites

beauty products c/o Colleen Rothschild from left, Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum / Body Cream (love how this smells!!) /  Extreme Recovery Cream (all products-use coupon code FF25 to save 25% off your purchase now through May 21!)

I am so excited to talk to you about Colleen Rothschild’s beauty products! I had the honor of meeting her last month when I was at the rewardStyle conference, and she was absolutely amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and had the best skin; of course! Since I want skin like hers, and I think we all do, I knew trying out her beauty products was a must!

She has so many fabulous skin care products. I have not had the chance to try them all out, but I wanted to share with you the three products which caught my eye when I was first introduced to the brand.

Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum

colleen rothschild mandelic acid radiance serum

Colleen Rothschild’s Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum caught my eye because it helps skin like mine. Although it has the word “acid” in the name, it is actually gentle enough to use everyday. The Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum promotes cellular turnover which helps with fine lines, acne (my nemesis!), dark spots (I have a few from my love of the sun), and the overall texture of facial skin.

Mandelic Acid is derived from the bitter almond and contains gentle yet highly effective alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It gently exfoliates skin which, over time, results in a bright and radiant complexion. Love that!

I have been using it nightly after my regular nighttime cleansing routine and my skin feels softer, and my sun spots less visible. Love!

Colleen Rothschild Extreme Recovery Cream

colleen rothschild extreme recovery cream review

The Extreme Recovery Cream by Colleen Rothschild is a lifesaver for dry skin. This spring season, we have had so much wind! The wind and the sun have really wreaked havoc on my skin. This cream has been a great barrier from the wind, and it has kept my facial skin moisturized to perfection. Love!

Colleen Rothschild body cream (new product-smells SO GOOD!)

colleeen rothschild body cream review

I go through so much body cream! My skin is always exposed to the elements, as well swimming pool chemicals, so I am always in need of a good body cream to keep my skin moisturized. Colleen Rothschild new body cream smells so good, plus it is light as a feather! It does not leave any film or goopy cream on your skin. It is absorbed instantly; which is so amazing! This body cream may not be online yet, but I will keep you posted and let you know when it is in stock. It is truly amazing!

You can learn more about Colleen Rothschild online at ColleenRothschild.com.

My current favorites from Colleen Rothschild:

Products I want to try/on my wish list:

*thank you colleen rothschild for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own


LaVanila Body Butter review

lavanila body butter review

Pictured: body butter c/o LaVanila. Review of LaVanila Body Butter in fresh vanilla lemon

One of my favorite perfumes is LaVanila. When I found out they also made a body butter, I was thrilled! The fabulous thing about LaVanila’s products isn’t just the amazing scent offerings, it is the fact that their products are made from organic ingredients, and not harsh chemicals. Love that!

As a Mother of three, I care a little bit about what I put on my skin, but it is the skin of my children I care A LOT about. This means that I need to be extra careful with their skin since they are young, and what I do to their skin now will last a lifetime.

Summer is upon us, and living in Northern California means my kids will have plenty of outdoor time now, and throughout the summer months. Their skin will take a beating from sun, sticky sunblocks, chlorinated pools, the beach, and more. After they take a bath or shower, I want to be able to nourish their skin, and mine, with something free of harsh chemicals, and made from organic ingredients. I am so happy to be able to use LaVanila Body Butter on their skin!

Not only is the LaVanila Body Butter made from organic ingredients free of harsh chemicals, it actually works to hydrate skin; love that! We all end up with well-nourished skin after using it; especially after a day in the sun or the pool when our skin gets visibly dry.

I am quickly going through my LaVanila Body Butter in fresh vanilla lemon, so when I replace it, I want to try out one of the other scents. They all sound so good! I think vanilla coconut is calling my name to try next; doesn’t it sound perfect for summer!!

You can find LaVanila Body Butter online here. Which scent do you plan to get?


Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask review

perricone md cocoa moisture mask review

Pictured: Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask c/o / Perricone MD Chloro Plasma c/o

The Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is just what my skin needed! Let’s roll back a minute to a time before I had three children. Back then, it was easy for me to go to the spa and get my monthly facial; just like Mom taught me to do. After I had my first child, I was able to go to the spa sometimes, but not monthly like before I had my first baby. Once my second daughter was born, that was it! No more time for facials. Sigh.

Since I cannot make it to the spa on a regular basis, or shall we say more then once per decade, I need to take care of my skin at home when I can squeeze out some time. A mask is ideal for me since it can cleanse and firm my skin; which is what happens in a regular facial. The Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is so special. Not only is it Phthalate-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free, it is made right here in the USA. Love that!

My skin is considered combination skin. I have oily skin, but I also have dry skin. This can pose a challenge in my skin care routine! Thankfully the Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is deeply hydrating while it firms my skin. In addition, it cleanses my skin, which helps with blemishes. Love that!

In addition to needing to use a mask, my skin has some large pores. I have larger pores around my nose and on my cheeks. I have to admit, it does not look very nice! So I was very thankful to see Perricone MD include their fabulous Chloro Plasma mask in the box containing the mask. This is just what my pores needed! How did they know?

The Perricone MD Chloro Plasma mask is a great mask to use in conjunction with the Cocoa Moisture Mask. I don’t use them on the same day, I alternate weeks. I love Perricone MD’s Chloro Plasma mask because it has successfully minimized my pores around my nose, and on my cheeks. In addition, it leaves my skin squeaky clean. Love that!

So if you are looking for some at-home spa time, these two masks by Perricone MD are fabulous! You can find Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask online here, and the Perricone MD Chloro Plasma mask can be found online here. Love!