La Bella Figura Beauty ‘Limited Edition’ Radiant Crème Blush in Disco Queen Gloria

La Bella Figura Beauty is ‘more than makeup’. It’s skin care first, with the added element of color. The Radiant Crème blush from LBF is brimming with an exquisite selection of nourishes oils and waxes, and anti-aging antioxidants. As you apply your blush, you can be certain that your treating your skin with the finest all-natural and organic ingredients.

Ingredients: Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed Oil)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Trichilia Emetica (Marfura) Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Cetearly Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate (Olive Wax), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Wax, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Kaolinite (White Clay) Powder, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Barbary Fig) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract, Terminalia Ferinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Schisandra Sphenanthera (Schisandra) Fruit CO2 Extract, Bertholletia Excelsa Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower CO2 Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, May Contain-(+/-Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491, (Mica) CI 77019


The Radiant Crème blush in Disco Queen Gloria has a sublime creamy texture that blends out beautifully. It adds moisture to the skin, as well as a healthy dose of radiance. Disco Queen Gloria is a stunning rose shade with subtle golden shimmer. The blush easily builds for a more dramatic effect. The textural result is natural with luminous pigment. With a combination of natural essential oils, the Cream blush has a lovely calming fragrance that smells, of well, skin care. Feel free to apply the cream blush anywhere. It wears beautifully on eyes and lips as well.


Disco Queen Gloria is my first indulgence into the world of La Bella Figura Beauty and will certainly not be my last. The Cream blush is a pure gem.


(wearing Disco Queen Gloria on cheeks, on eyes over a red-brown shadow, and on lips over RMS Lip to Cheek in Illusive)

Disco Queen Gloria $36

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Dreamy Picks: November



  1. Loving Porter Magazine which is loaded with stunning visuals.
  2. I’ve upped the ante in my exfoliation routine and have seen great results. Powdered exfoliants are my favorite and One Love Organic’s Brand New Day is a top pick. It’s gentle enough for daily use and contains pineapple enzymes for added exfoliating benefits.
  3. Kahina’s Fez serum, or just “the Fez” as I call it, is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket. It’s moisturizing benefits are substantial and its fragrance, intoxicating.
  4. I’ve suddenly taken to lip pencils, just like that. In the past I often omitted this step for fear of looking too ‘overdone’. However, as of recent, I’ve been quit keen on MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Oak.
  5. The Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Champagne, which I recently reviewed, is a top pick for fall.
  6. The Kjaer Weis brand blows my mind with its ingenious ingredients, performance, and textures. A little bit goes a long way with their cream blushes. I’ve been wearing the shade Abundance regularly this fall season. It’s a stunning plummy taupe with a subtle iridescent finish. (review)
  7. Off the topic of beauty, I had to share my love for Athleta’s Beloved Bralette. It has cups for added shaping (no uni-boob) and gorgeous back detailing.
  8. The NAILS INC. Gel Effect Polish is a lovely formula that applies with ease. Kensington High Street is a rich deep burgundy.
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Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Léche

Bite Beauty packs a ton of pigment into their Matte Crème Lip Crayons. This creamy matte lip color contains Bite’s powerhouse antioxidant Resveratrol, along with nourishing jojoba and castor seed oils, shea butter, and orange peel wax. These Lip Crayon’s don’t budge, even through meals, while maintaining a creamy texture through hours a wear.


The Matte Crème Lip Crayons glides across lips with ease, delivering bold color in one swipe. They have a bit of a waxy feel on the lips, which is expected for a long-wearing matte. With tons of moisturizing oils, the Crayon’s don’t dry out lips. As with most Bite Beauty products, the lipstick has a deliciously fruity scent that doesn’t linger.


The shade Léche is a warm dusty pink that would flatter many skin tones. The Matte Crème Crayons  are perfect for a long night out, without the need for a touch-up.


Wearing the Matte Crème Lip Crayon under the Bite Beauty Champagne Agave Lip Mask.

 Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon $24


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BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask in Champagne Review

When Bite Beauty first released their original Agave Lip Mask, I was somewhat curious, although thrown off by use of the term ‘mask’ in a lip product. Then they released the Agave Lip Mask in Champagne, added in pink tones and golden shimmer, that is when I took a closer look. I sampled the product in store and was met with a gorgeous golden, shimmering sheen that kept my lips moist for hours after application. I picked the Lip Mask up the next day at my local Sephora.


So, the Agave Lip Mask is basically a balm, an extraordinary one at that. It’s quite thick (although not tacky) which I believe aids in its ability to last through hours of wear. This natural formula nourishes lips with bio-active blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract, and the antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. It’s incredibly moisturizing and perfect for the upcoming colder temperatures.

the-bite-beauty-champagneChampagne is a rose gold shimmer that looks beautiful when worn alone or over any lipstick. It doesn’t provide much on my lips in terms of color, although it does deliver a golden-shimmer effect. I especially love to wear it on top of Bite Beauty’s Matte Crème Lip Crayons. I recommend strategically squeezing the aluminum tube from the bottom up, so as not to waste any product.


 (wearing the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Champagne on lips only)

 Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Champagne $26

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Fragrances For the Home from skinnyskinny®

Set the mood this season with ever delightful fragrances for the home from skinny skinny®, created by aromatherapist extraordinaire, Clara Williams. With a selection of all-natural clean burning soy candles, and aromatherapeutic room sprays created from pure organic essential oils, skinnyskinny® will help keep you calm, cool, and collected at home.


Created from all-natural soy wax and organic essential oils, the skinnyskinny® candles burn clean for 45+ plus hours. Cypress is a woodsy scent that is fresh, uplifting and more subtle than say, pine. The Cypress Soy Candle* releases a light fragrance that won’t overpower the home. It’s the perfect fall companion. Add in a book, a fleece blanket, a bottle of red wine cup of hot tea, and we’ve got bliss!


The Aromatherapeutic Organic Room Spray in 268* is the signature fragrance of the skinnyskinny® Brooklyn store front *notes to plan a visit*. It contains the all-natural and organic essential oils of peppermint, rosemary, lavender, geranium and lemongrass. This ingenious combination of oils are said to be calming, grounding and strengthening, while I might add in uplifting as well. I simply adore this room spray and deem it a necessary home companion. It sits beside me as I work and read. I also find it beneficial in aiding in the practice of meditation.

Cypress Soy Candle $30

Aromatherapeutic Room Spray $24

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The Dream Team: Lip Balms

When it comes to lip balms, I say go natural and keep it simple. Many popular lip balm brands contain parabens, synthetic fragrances and petroleum, which merely mask the problem. In actuality these harsh ingredients are only further drying the skin, thus resulting in the dreaded ‘lip balm addiction’. I further recommend avoiding any flavored formulas. Flavored balms will only temp you to lick your lips, and saliva is a no-no for dry lips. Today I’m sharing my top six all-natural balms to keep your lips healthy and kissably smooth all winter long.


Suvana Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm is an ‘anywhere balm’ that is perfect for the lips. It’s slick, jelly formula contains natural and organic ingredients all the way from Australia. Paw Paw (or papaya extract) and honey are the featured ingredients in this one. It contains only the faintest sweet scent. $14

RMS Beauty Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla is another ‘anywhere balm’ loaded with coconut oil goodness. Available in either vanilla or cocoa, this multi-tasker keeps my lips intensity hydrated. The vanilla fragrance is subtle and sweet with a touch of coconut. In cooler temperatures is has a tendency to harden, due to its high content of coconut oil, but melts on contact with the skin. $25

Ellovi Lip Butter is an all-natural six-ingredient balm. It keeps lips hydrated for hours and is a great value. $5

S.W. Basics Lip Balm in Cinnamon is all-natural and organic. Its simple, easy, and highly effective with only 3-5 ingredients, depending on the essential oil options you choose. Cinnamon is my current favorite, with a combination of cardamon and cinnamon essential oils. The balm melts on your lips as you apply it, leaving behind a glossy shine. $4

Queen of the Hive Organic Lip Balm with Manuka Honey contains Wedderspoon’s fabulous Manuka Honey and Manuka Beeswax. All ingredients are certified organic and it contains peppermint essential oil which gives it a zing. It’s highly effective and I’ll be doling one out to each of my family members this Holiday Season. $4.99

Waxelene Lip Balm Tube contains organic soy oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil, and organic rosemary oil. Waxelene is the a petroleum jelly alternative. I love this simple moisturizer for my body and my lips. $3.99

What are your favorite lip balms?

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Lina Hanson’s Global Face Serum

Lina Hanson’s Global Face Serum will be the key player in my fall skin care lineup. This golden-hued oil was formulated to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce inflammation and skin irritation, restore skin’s elasticity, and improve the overall complexion. It additionally contains an intoxicating blend of essential oils known to uplift mood, relieve anxiety and promote a sense of positive wellbeing. 


Founder, Lina Hanson has traveled the globe carefully selecting all the oils featured in the Global Face Serum. Each ingredient used is sustainable, ethically sourced, and certified organic.

Ingredients: andansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil*, sclerocarya birrea (marula) kernel oil*, camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, cucurbita maxima (pumpkin) seed oil*, bertholletia excelsa (brazil) nut oil, tocopherol (vitamin e), citrus reticulata (mandarin) oil*, citrus aurantium amara, (neroli) oil, boswellia carteri (frankincense) oil*, cymbopogen martinii (palmarosa) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*

This symphony of precious oils combine to deliver one healthy dose of hydration. After several weeks of use, my skin is singing praise by revealing an undeniable glow. My complexion seems brighter, softer and more supple. I can even admit, that I have been reaching for tinted moisturizers over my heavier foundation formulas.

Just a small amount covers the skin with a veil of luminous hydration. I apply the Serum, both morning and night, to clean, damp skin. The blend of essential oils create an intoxicating aromatic experience, which lifts your mood. The Serum works beautifully under makeup, once it has absorbed. The Global Face Serum absorbs quickly and will not leave behind any greasy residue.

When people ask me why my skin is so glowy, I say it’s the Lina Hanson Global Face Serum. I full-heartedly recommend this gem, as it has become one of my most loved serums.

 Lina Hanson Global Face Serum $85


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