I have been kind of dragging on what I should post about lately. I have a long list of things that I NEED to do and it just is kind of taking the fun out of blogging. It stinks. However, I’m excited about this one! I wanted to share with you guys some of my beauty must haves. Now, I don’t wear a ton of make up; Alabama is entirely too hot for much more than a tinted moisturizer. I keep my make up routine pretty simple. I wash morning and night with Activated Charcoal soap (made by yours truly!) – it’s all natural and doesn’t have any added gunk. It leaves my face feeling LOVELY! It also keeps me acne-free, I don’t know how many of you are my age (Almost 28…) and still have to deal with acne, but if you do, you know how much of a pain in the rear it is! I had tried everything – proactive, every clean and clear, any “new” product for acne. Nothing worked. It all just dried out my face so I decided to go the natural route. I am so pleased with it that I can’t even recommend it enough! If you’re struggling with any kind of acne, at any age, try this soap! Seriously.

Secondly, I moisturize. I have tried a handful of serums and overall I’m not super impressed with many of them.. Until this. serum

About the Product
24K Gold Serum Vitamin C – PH balanced and highly absorbable. Brightens skin, combats wrinkles and dark spots. Vitamin E moisturizes.
Rose Extract soothes the skin and gives the Xanadu serum a delightful natural scent.
Hyaluronic Acid captures and holds up to 1000 times its volume in moisture to your skin.
The Perfect Vitamin C Serum for your face, made from Organic botanical extracts and leading-edge technology.
Apply 1 pump Morning and Night, avoiding eye area.

I have been using it as directed and I can tell you that it has all of the things that I have wanted from other serums. It has the moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Rose extract, and plus, 24k Gold flakes. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Really? You need to put something that has 24k gold flakes in it on your face? … Really??”, before you judge me – IT MAKES YOUR FACE FEEL SO AMAZING! I have dry skin. Constantly. I am always putting on lotion, always worrying about what is in products and avoiding ingredients that will dry me out. I don’t even have to worry about it now! My face feels amazing ALL the time. I don’t have any signs of dryness. It doesn’t feel heavy or gross on my face – it absorbs right into my skin. I hardly have to wait. It doesn’t make my face feel greasy or oily. I am in love with it. I’ve been using it for a bit now and still have a ton left in the bottle. A little goes a long way. So, it is definitely worth the money.

Next, I will apply a tinted moisturizer or mix some face lotion with a bit of my regular foundation and make my own tinted moisturizer. I’ve been using whatever face lotion Ipsy has sent me. (sign up for ipsy here!) fileAsset This lotion is amazing – it smells wonderful and is light enough that I don’t feel like there is a ton of it on my face. I just mix a little foundation with it and bam! tinted moisturizer!

I follow this up with a a quick eyelash curl with this bad boy:

f882273feaa71d63629209d936ed0afc7161497b and some eyeshadow and of course mascara. Now, I have super blonde eyelashes (and eyebrows – it’s a curse, really.) and so I have a hard time with mascara. I either love it and they stop making it, or I hate it and never want to use it. So, I have been hearing a lot of hype about those 3D fiber lashes and I was a little skeptical at first. I mean, my blondies are going to show, right? Plus, do they REALLY make your lashes look longer?? Guess what, THEY DO! I’ve tried 2 different brands and I have to tell you that I found one more impressive than the other one.


(This is their image, not mine!)

It’s a 3 step process but it’s SO worth it! I love how they make my eyelashes look. I was worried that they would hit on my glasses, and while my eyelashes are longer, they don’t really interfere with my glasses at all. Mia Adora is such a great brand and all of their products are lovely! I have been so impressed with both my eyelash curler and my mascara. I use them both every single day. My eyelashes look on point and I get compliments on them constantly.


What is your make up routine and/or your beauty must haves?


Heather is a 29 year old Social Media specialist that enjoys writing, reading, video games, and nerdy things in general. She has two children, 3 dogs, and a handful of chickens. Her favorite fandoms are Star Wars, Tolkien, and the Harry Potter universe.


  1. Maybe I’ll have to try some charcoal. I’m almost 24 and definitely struggle with my skin 🙁 The older I get the more frustrating it is! Last year I stopped using acne-specific cleansers and started a more gentle routine. It HAS helped some, but not completely. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I hardly ever wear makeup in the summer, but when I do it’s a simple BB cream, mascara, and some blush for the cheeks. Good to go!

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