Beauty Reviews, Drunk Elephant, It Cosmetics, Revlon, Tarte

My 5 Favorite SPF Products For Summer (so far!)

As Summer is starting to roll in I’ve got my SPF arsenal ready for the sun. So far I’ve been relying on to protect my face from those UV rays.

I’m starting to lean towards more organic sun protectors this year too.


Coola Make-Up Setting Spray SPF 30 – This 70% certified organic spray feels very light weight on my face and works well with my make-up. I love having that extra protection in a spray. It’s also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – This has become my go-to, must-have skin product lately. It gives my skin a flawless finish and protects with SPF 50+. I also really love the citrus scent!

Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I’ve been using Tarteguard on my hands and arms as well as my face. It’s Tarte’s first non-chemical sunscreen with active ingredients of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. It is free of Parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and gluten.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 – I really want to pick up the full-sized bottle of this sunscreen which is 20% Zinc Oxide. It’s also Cruelty-Free and they even have a blacklist of ingredients not in their products.

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm In Juicy Peach – I am loving this SPF 20 lip balm. It comes in Tropical Coconut, Fresh Strawberry, Sweet Cherry, Crisp Apple and Berry Burst and Sweet Cherry is my favorite! It feels soft without being greasy or sticky and it tastes and smells so good.

Beauty Reviews, It Cosmetics

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ Review

I’ve been wanting to try the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+ but I really didn’t want to pay $35 for it so when it showed up for 50% off at the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale I grabbed it. I had some interesting results that I want to share.

The Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder comes in a dual compact. One side is the product and the other side houses a foam puff. There is also a nice mirror.

The powder itself is super fine and almost feels like a cream (but it’s still clearly a powder). I chose the Fair shade which I think is a bit too light. I wish I had gone with Light but I am going to keep the Fair shade. I swatched on my arm below and it’s a perfect match it just looks a tiny bit too light on my face but I found a work around.

I actually prefer applying this product with a brush as opposed to the puff. The key to a good application for me is having a complete clean and dry face. If I have any oil on my face it gets a little messy. So in the morning I washed my face with my Clinique City Block Cleansing Gel and waited for it to dry completely. Then I applied a very thin coat of the powder and blended — a lot! I found that if I don’t blend it in really well it looks like a powder mask. Blending is key for me and this powder!

I also found that blending the Bye Bye Pores Pressed on after gives me a dryer look. Once I got the powder on to my liking it did look very nice. My pores were diminished and I love that it has SPF 50+ for Summer.

Overall I am very happy with this product and I’ve been really happy with It Cosmetics in general for my over-40 skin. My big advice if you buy this one is to test out the shade before you buy.

This powder also has zero scent and is Made in the USA.

The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50+  is also part of my Ulta Haul if you want to check it out.


Beauty Reviews, Clinique

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Review

This is a day of freebies! I got this Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream sample in one of my Clinique free gifts a few months ago and I love this product.

What’s to love?

I have this CC Cream in “Light Medium” which is a bit dark for my face. I need to pick up the “Very Light” shade. It has an SPF of 30 and is great as a concealer and sun protector.

What I love about this cream is that you can use it for spot coverage or apply all over with a sponge applicator. I use it both ways. The cream is super light and feels so soft and smooth on my face. It’s also 100% fragrance free (as are all Clinique products) which I love. I have oily skin and this product works great with my skin type.

Clinique CC Cream is “Naturally Radiant” while their BB Cream is “Semi-Matte/Matte”. I love the radiant look.

I carry this cream in my purse for touch-up too. Works so good on the go!

The Full-Sized price is $38.50


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Borghese Cura di Vita Protettivo Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 Review

The Borghese Cura di Vita Protettivo Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 is a great Summer find and it smells amazing!


What’s to love?

Borghese is one of my tired and true products that I’ve been using for 30 years. This high quality face cream is one of the lightest I’ve used. It feels amazing on my skin and smells fresh and earthy. I truly love the smell of Borghese products.

This formula has Vitamins C and E and Squalane, Bisabolol and Hyaluronic Acid for moisturizing.

I spread a little on my face before I go to the pool or other outdoor sunny events for a little protection. I know you’re supposed to use a higher SPF but this one suits me fine.

I usually buy a Borghese Gift pack and get a bunch of products for a lower price. Just go to their website. Borghese also has amazing sales where sometimes you can get 30% or 40% off the Gift packs so I usually stock up when there is a sale.

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