Fight Oily Skin with Calendula

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First things first, let me give you a tiny bit of background about Calendula before I get into my review…

Calendula a.k.a the Marigold, is a plant that can be used in many different ways & in different forms. When the herb extracts are used, this plant can be used for treating acne, reducing inflammation, soothing irritated tissue, promotes fast healing & regeneration of the skin which is why it is used so frequently when it comes to issues with the skin.

Like many of you I suffer with oily skin. Because I get so oily, I tend to get clusters of tiny little white heads in the center of my forehead, on my cheeks, around my nose & on my chin. I exfoliate daily with Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant & use my Clarisonic about 3 times per week but I still was seeing a major buildup of those nasty little comedones. One day after a facial, where she extracted those tiny white heads, I stopped by the Kiehl’s store to try out some new skin care products (facial cleanser, toner & moisturizer) & it was there that I was introduced to their Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Calendula Herbal- Extract Alcohol Free Toner & the Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream.

By using all the 3 products together, 2x daily, over the past 2 weeks, I have really noticed a significant difference in my skin. I am not as oily as I was before, there isn’t a buildup of comedones, & my skin feels moisturized but not greasy.  My favorite part about my regiment is that each product is fragrance free so I don’t have to worry about allergic reactions or fragrance induced breakouts. The cleanser doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry after washing & the toner is wonderful because it is alcohol free  which means it doesn’t burn! Once I am finished cleansing and toning I apply my moisturizer, which is also fragrance free, to damp skin. Applying it to damp skin allows the product to absorb into the skin for deep down hydration. Once I am finished, I apply my eye cream & call it a night. My face feels refreshed & revitalized which is an amazing feeling when you have faced the world all day.

Product List & Pricing

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash $29.00

Calendula Herbal- Extract Alcohol Free Toner $21.00

Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream $26.50


Traveling with Zuca

When starting my artistry career I searched high & low for the perfect case to haul my makeup when heading to a job. After researching & asking other artist their opinions, I settled upon the Zuca collection. I started off with the rolling bag,  Zuca Pro Artist & after out growing that rather quickly I added to the collection with my Zuca Artist Backpack.

Upon first glance they both look rather small but once you look closely you will find that the bags actually can hold quite a bit. I purchased the backpack after out growing the rolling bag & because I didn’t want to haul the larger rolling bag when heading to smaller jobs.

The Artist Pro rolling bag comes with 1 small utility pouch, 4 large utility pouches & 1 matching travel cover (I highly recommend using the travel cover each time you use your bag) and the back pack includes 2 small utility pouches. You can purchase more utility pouches for each bag however ONLY the small utility pouches will fit in the backpack.

In my rolling bag I typically carry all of my makeup & in my backpack I keep items like my brush belt(s), towels, brush canister, hand held mirror, sanitizer, etc. For me, keeping these items separate is best for organization and makes packing & unpacking easy.

I have had some wear & tear on my rolling bag but that was probably my fault due to overpacking the bag & not using my travel cover. I know that when I purchase my next bag insert I will definitely be using my travel cover.

Well, I hope you liked my mini review on my Zuca set! I really am glad I made the decision to roll with the Zuca. It has served me well!


MAC’s Fashion Sets!

Hello Beauties!

I am sure that a lot of you know already know about MAC’s Fashions Sets that are set to hit the makeup world tomorrow May 3rd (the sets are already available online and in Pro Stores)!!!

What MAC has done, is compile a list of their top-selling lipsticks & made a matching gloss and nail lacquer in the same color as the lipstick. It’s freaking genius! For years people have been wanting certain lipstick colors to come in the matching gloss & now here it is (with that nail lacquer as a bonus)!

You can purchase all the items together or separately… scroll down for a complete list of colors.

St. Germain





Russian Red


Pink Nouveau

Make sure you grab your Fashion Set ASAP! You don’t want to miss this! 

Update Natural Hair Contest Giveaway!

Hey Beauties!

I got a great response regarding the Natural Hair Care Giveaway so I decided to extend the contest another week. The winner will be announced on Saturday April 27th giving you 1 extra week to enter! Check out the YT video for details on how to enter but REMEMBER THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY APRIL 27TH!




How To Enter the Natural Hair Care Giveaway…It’s a video!

Hey Beauties!

Check out the video I created on how to enter the Natural Hair Care giveaway!


Oh yea, & I apologize about the watermark being right there in the middle of the video. I used a free trial to make the video & that’s how they got me!






Natural Hair Care Giveaway! (CONTEST CLOSED)

Hey Beauties!

So it’s finally time for another give away!!!!!!!!!

Back in October I tried a new product called Deja’s Hair Milk which is a natural & organic hair moisturizer. (Click here to see the BBB review on Deja’s Hair Milk)  I wanted something that was light but still going give my natural curls the added moisture that they needed without weighing my hair down. I fell in love once I tried it and have been using it ever since & now I want you to experience it too!

A good friend of mine is a natural hair blogger and natural hair care distributor here in Nashville & when I told her how much I loved this product she offered to give a me bottle to giveaway! So here is how you enter:

1. You must subscribe to the BBB blog by signing up for the Email Subscriptions

2. Simply email me at & in the subject line please type “Enter Me.” In the body of the email please be sure to put your first and last name & click send. You have to include your name in the email or you entry will not be counted!(ONLY 1 ENTRY PER EMAIL ADDRESS PER DAY….NO EXCEPTIONS)!

3. Once you have submitted your entry just sit back and wait to see if you are the winner!

The winner will be announced & contacted via email on Saturday April, 27th. Your free gift will be shipped on Monday April 30th!

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET to check out theAll Things Curly blog! She really has some AMAZING hair care products for all hair types. Tell her BBB sent you =)



Why Didn’t I Think of This?!


I found two great products that I can’t wait to try & I wanted to share them with all of you (I have ordered both of them already)! One is Liquid Palisade &  the other is Glam Ear!

Liquid Palisade <—- (click here to visit the official site )is a product that allows you to get that perfect salon manicure at home! Instead of me telling you about it visit the website and watch the video posted below! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail!

The other item I purchased is Glam Ear! Save your ears from those curling iron & flat iron burns with Glam Ear. Can’t wait to try these…I hope it’s worth it.

Once I get both products in I will definitely do a review but I just had to share both of them with you now!