Finding the Perfect Neutral

There’s nothing like having a go-to neutral nail polish. It’s always in season, flatters every outfit you own and is right for all occasions. The trick is finding the right neutral. It’s like finding the perfect shade of makeup that can enhance your features. The right neutral nail polish should be chosen the same way you select a shade of foundation or concealer—it should complement your skin tone and the other subtleties of your complexion.

I have five gorgeous neutral polishes that are sure to flatter a variety of skin tones!

Samoan Sand – Of the five polishes, this one is probably the most versatile of the bunch. The peach undertones look really nice against fair to medium skin tones. If you tend to gravitate towards wearing earth tones or warmer shades, this polish is the neutral for you.

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around – The name alone is enough to win someone over. This polish has a light grey undertone that really compliments cool skin tones. It also looks beautiful with cool-toned clothes, like fuchsia or turquoise.

Otherwise Engaged – If you like wearing bright colors, this neutral is a great choice! It has a bit of a pink-purple hue with a coverage that’s iridescent and a little bit of a cream finish.

Dulce De Leche – Some people think this taupe-y rose color is a little ‘mature,’ but those people are wrong. I have fair skin and this nail polish strikes a great balance of being neutral while adding a little bit of color. It also looks fantastic with very classic colors.

Taupeless Beach – Another winning name! This one is a dark grey taupe that strikes a great balance of being soft while adding a unique, edgier look. It’s also very versatile and compliments all skin tones!

What’s your favorite neutral polish? Do you have a go-to shade or are you still on the hunt?

Boscia Facial Sponge

After seeing Konjac sponges EVERYWHERE, I decided it was finally time to give one a try and see what all the fuss was about.

When I took this Boscia sponge out of the package, it was hard as a rock. I was a little skeptical – was this going to be too harsh on my skin? Once it got wet, the sponge was super soft and felt really nice to the touch. I thought it did a great job cleansing without leaving my skin feeling dry and tight. Another thing I love is how the sponge exfoliates, but it’s gentle enough not to irritate my skin if I use it every day.

I have definitely found a new holy grail in my daily skincare routine.


Red Wine Facial? Wine Not!

Oh red wine. Is there anything it can’t do? Delicious, good for the heart AND good for your skin? It sounds too good to be true, but my glowing complexion is proof!

Maybe you’re saying, “red wine on my face? Shouldn’t it be going IN my face?” We’ve all heard that a glass a day of red wine is good for your heart, but thanks to being rich with an antioxidant called Resveratrol, it also has loads of anti-aging benefits for your skin.

This is perfect for those situations when you’ve got a close-to-empty bottle of red that you aren’t sure what to do with. This DIY mask is great if you’re looking for a skin care treatment that does triple duty: red wine with it’s anti-aging properties, honey (a natural anti-inflammatory) to handle any blemishes and redness and yogurt to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup of plain yogurt

2 tablespoons of honey

4 to 5 tablespoons of red wine

In a medium sized bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, and red wine one at a time and in that order. Stir until the mixture is blended and apply a generous layer to your face. Let it work its magic on your skin for about 20 minutes and wipe off with a warm washcloth.

My skin looked great afterwards, and since the ingredients are gentle I didn’t break out or experience any kind of irritation. I definitely look forward to incorporating this facial into my skincare routine and enjoying a glass of wine while I pamper myself!