Hi there, my darlings! As an avid beauty blogger whose life-long education and training has been in the biological sciences, I have to admit I'm a scientist at heart. Science intrigues me. New Technology intrigues me. Innovation excites me. Which is why, I'm constantly on the look out for the "next best thing" and I have to say, I'm constantly amazed by the innovations that the beauty world sees on a daily basis. Brands are incorporating technology and innovation into their product launches now more than ever before and it does my heart good. So, today I've rounded up 8 of the most innovative, out-of-the-box beauty products I could get my hands on!

1. BABYFOOT ($15.88 on Amazon)

Baby Foot is designed to remove the unsightly, dead skin cells on your feet that build up over time and can contribute to numerous problems associated with the soles of your feet. Dead skin cells accumulate due to pressure and friction from ordinary activities such as standing, exercising, and wearing shoes. In many cases, feet become cracked and painful from the accumulation of dead skin.

Baby Foot is an unparalleled, total foot care package that provides you with the opportunity to care for and maintain your feet at home. Our scientifically formulated product contains 17 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. The principal ingredient of Baby Foot is fruit acid which is very gentle, when compared with other acids. The fruit acid penetrates into the layers of dead skin cells and breaks down the desmosomes which hold the layers together. By this process, skin is undamaged but peels easily away from the fresh layer beneath. After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy, beautiful feet.

Don't have time to get to the salon for a much-needed pedicure? Distressed by all the yucky dead skin on your feet? Fear not, Baby Foot is here! Baby Foot is an at-home beauty treatment that is like a pedicure in a bag. You simply soak your feet in warm water and then put these masks on your feet for about an hour--all that dead skin and gunk just peels away, leaving your feet baby soft. This stuff is magical! And at $16, about half the cost of a spa pedicure. If you haven't tried it yet, GO NOW!

2. FROWNIES ($29.95 for a 3-pack)

With one 30 minute treatment 100% of women testing Frownies eye gels saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.*

How Eye Gels Work: The weight of the anti-wrinkle patch smooths and softens the under eye area while natural ingredients are directed to the specific area. Frownies Eye Gels promote beauty and provide antioxidants to help fight free radical damage. Natural ingredients are good for the skin.*

There are eye gels and eye creams and eye masks galore, so why is this any different? Time, my friends. Frownies are a soothing eye mask that needs just 15 to 30 minutes per session. Relatively inexpensive and non-invasive, these gel masks target and help reduce wrinkles around the sensitive eye area. Plus, they're re-usable! I don't know about you but that sounds like a win-win to me!

3. GLOV ($12.99 at Ulta)

GLOV on-the-go makes your life much easier - whenever you need to look glamorous or simply cleanse your skin. Designed to meet the needs of contemporary the woman, it performs great as a travelling accessory or as a secret ally in your daily routine.

Take your GLOV on-the-go anywhere you go, experience the benefits of the latest solutions. All you need is water and your GLOV on-the-go.

For those of us who wear makeup regularly, how much do we spend on removing it at the end of the night? There are wipes and removers for specific areas and all sorts of cleansers. How much easier would it be to just have one, re-usable item that could do it all, take it all off? I was dying to test the Glov out and it really works! Great for travel, great for the budget and pretty darn great for the environment, this gets just about everything off with just some water!

4. JENU ($279)

Your skincare treatment products are packed with the best ingredients—but if they aren’t being absorbed into your skin, they are being wasted. With the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser, your products get an ultrasonic push, propelling 6X the formula into your skin, giving you the power of 6 jars from just one jar.

Ok, I know what you're thinking. Why do I need an ultrasonic infuser when I have my good old hands and maybe a little elbow grease? Especially at that price! But, just take a minute to think about it. Wouldn't your acne solution or luxury anti-aging cream work that much better if it really penetrated the skin? Would your pain relief ointment help with those aches and pains if it really absorbed into the muscle? How much better would your results be? If that makes sense, then so does JeNu!


Sugar Detox is specifically designed to address all aspects of sugar and sweetener overload. This Harmonized Water contains frequencies that help balance the pancreas, improve sugar utilization, detox sweeteners from the liver, balance nerve damage associated with diabetes, help control sugar levels and reduce the effects of glycation in the body.

My mother suffers from serious diabetes and yet I am totally addicted to sugar. Don't even get me started on how much Coke I drink. My skin still hasn't caught on to the abuse but I'm sure it will very soon. Let's just say I'm taking precautions for my skin and general health with this easy-to-use supplement. 

6. SIO BEAUTY DECOLLETE TRIO ($279.95 for the set)

SiO Anti-Wrinkle Regimen. Dermatologist Approved & Truly Revolutionary.
SiO is an easy 3-Step System, clinically proven to help smooth, remove and prevent unattractive chest wrinkles - caused by aging, sun damage, side sleeping & gravity.

How many of us pay any attention to our decolletage? Like, really pay attention? We use our cleansers and our moisturizers and pretty much stop at the base of the neck. All those luxurious skincare products never make it to the sensitive skin of our chests and cleavage. Which is a travesty, if you ask me, since this area is known to be especially prone to wrinkles and pretty sensitive to boot. Once those wrinkles do appear, we areunderstandably mortified so isn't it time we do something about it, before it's too late? Luckily, Sio Beauty has a 3-step skincare solution specifically for our sensitive and usually beloved decolletages! Yes, it IS an investment but a worthwhile one!

7. TWEEXY ($9.99 on Amazon)

  • Innovative: tweexy is the original, wearable nail polish bottle holder for doing your nails anywhere
  • Practical: tweexy eliminates the need for a surface to place your polish bottle on
  • Compact: tweexy is small enough to fit in a makeup bag and weighs less than one ounce
  • Economical: tweexy allows you to reach every drop of polish by tilting your hand
  • Tweexy solves the problem of drips, spills and the inconvenience of reaching for the bottle
There's a special group of people in the world who love doing our nails. For us, it's stress relief, a creative outlet or much-needed "me" time. For those of us who love our manicures and pedicures, Tweexy is a godsend! It may seem like an odd little tool but if you travel a lot or are on-go, it can be a lifesaver. Just slip it on your fingers and you're good to start painting those nails just about anywhere! Available in a range of bright, fun colors, just about any nail polish bottle fits snugly. It's a great addition to those travel mani kits!

8. YORZ ($4.99 on Amazon)

  • Available in multiple colors. Helps avoid razor mix-ups, which can spread bacteria and viruses.
  • Ergonomic, non-slip grip fits comfortably in your hand.
  • Adaptable hook for caddy or shower door keeps your razor safe and dry.
  • Contains antimicrobial additive.
  • Dermatologist approved.
Sometimes the best innovations are the simplest ones and Yorz proves that to a T! Shaving is a pain by all standards but then finding a place to stash that so-called "disposable" razor afterwards can also be a challenge--c'mon, I think we all use those razors a couple of times at least. But laying it wet just any old where is asking for trouble. I mean, bacteria are EVERYWHERE! That's why Yorz is such a simple, effective solution! You just slip your razor in and hang in to dry--on the wall, on a hook, on your shower caddy. It's then easily accessible the next time you have to tackle the rainforests that sprout on your legs. Oh, wait...is that just me?!

So there you have it, my darlings! Have you discovered an innovative product or brand that has impressed you? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! As much as I love discovering the amazing beauty products created in the good old US of A, I consider myself a global citizen when it comes to my love of beauty. After all, it's incredibly enriching to discover the beauty secrets of women and brands from around the world! My own Indian heritage and its beauty treasures have taught me to keep an open mind and think internationally when trying to find the next best thing in the beauty world. After all, if we didn't, we would never have discovered the magic of Korean skincare, the purity of Indian ayurveda or the stunning manicures prevalent throughout Europe. Today, we're taking a little trip to a country known for ravishing beauties--Brazil! Brazilian brand Prime Pro has recently launched its patented, natural-based hair care line Bio Tanix and I've had the opportunity to test a few products out, namely their Bio Tanix Restoring kit containing their Restoring Shampoo, Restoring Mask and Dual Restoring Oil.


Cleanses and purifies the hair fiber preparing it to receive proteins that assist in the gradual elimination of hair breakage. Promotes anti-dryness action, strengthens and enhances shine.

The three main ingredients of this shampoo are Argan Oil, Olive Oil and Ojon Oil. Now we already know how fabulous Argan Oil is for the hair and Olive Oil has been shown to be great for skin and hair. I'm not very familiar with Ojon Oil except that I see it in quite a few hair products lately--it's supposed to protect, repair and add shine to your hair.

So how does this shampoo stand up to an actual user test? I LOVE it. The shampoo is just the right consistency, not too thick not too watery, and lathers up quite nicely. I was able to really clean my scalp, which unless I'm using an anti-dandruff shampoo isn't always the case, and rinse my hair easily. No residue and my hair felt immediately softer, smoother and more manageable, even in the shower. I barely had any tangles! The other wonderful thing is the scent--for those of you who don't really care for fruity or floral scents, I think you'll be pleased with this one. It has a refreshing, Ocean Breeze type of smell that's very pleasing to the senses.


Rich in Oliva and Ojon, repairs brittle hair by replenishing the collagen and strengthens, promotes anti-breakage and anti-dryness.It reconstructs the hair fiber and slows down aging.

Of the three products in this kit, I have to say this is my favorite. I love a good mask, whether it be for my face or my hair. This rich formula isn't too thick and you can easily work it through your wet hair without feeling like you're wasting a bunch or using too much to weigh down your hair. The best part is that you don't have to go through the hassle of keeping it in for 30 minutes or more. 5 to 10 minutes, rinse out and you're done! My hair, even air-dried, feels amazing this morning! Light, soft and bouncy!


Forms a protective coating that helps align the hair and eliminates surface imperfections. With anti-oxidant, anti-breakage and anti-dryness, leaving hair silk, hydrated, shiny while reducing frizz.

I usually steer clear of oils, both in skincare and hair care. Neither my skin nor my hair take to oils very well--the face breaks out randomly and my hair invariably gets greasy near the crown. But, I gave this light oil a whirl but just on the ends of my hair, which is particularly brittle. To be honest, after the mask, my hair really didn't even need the little extra hydration but this is going to come in handy during those frigid winter months!

So there you have it, my darlings! If you would like to try out the Bio Tanix Restoring kit, you can find more information on their website HERE. Currently, the kit is being offered for a special promotional price of $50 plus shipping on IndieGogo HERE.

You can find Prime Pro's Bio Tanix through the social media outlets below :


****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! Recently, a lot of new brands and products have been making their way to me. Sometimes, it's an entire collection that I get really excited about while at other times, a brand comes up with a stellar new product that I must try. Today, we'll be talking about some of these products that I've been trying, and loving! Coincidentally, most of them are just perfect for the Fall season or if you're looking to re-vamp your beauty routine for the new season. Here's a look at 11 new products that have impressed me!


I've already talked about my love of all things LATHER. Moreover, most of you already know my obsession with exfoliation and scrubs. My combination, acne-prone skin really benefits for a good scrub every couple of days and I love the gentle yet refreshing feeling of LATHER's Chia Seed and Passion Fruit Exfoliating Gel ($29.00 for 4 fl oz).

Mineral Fusion is a brand that I've become well-acquainted with in the past couple of months and so far, I'm really impressed with their range of mineral makeup and skincare. Cruelty-free and mostly vegan, their products feel so good! When it comes to a good daytime moisturizer, I'm really liking their SPF 15 Oil-free Moisturizer ($24.99 for 3.4 oz)--not only because it's light and helps control all that oiliness that my skin is prone to but also because I invariably forget a sunscreen so multi-taskers are lifesavers for this girl!

Since we're talking about new brands, I can't help but mention a new, luxury brand that I've had the opportunity to try out. Euphorie Cosmetics creates a line of skincare that infused with precious ingredients like platinum and gold. I've been testing the uber luxurious Platinum Infused Sleep Tight Night Cream ($99.00 for 1 fl oz) and I wake up to some serious glow in the mornings! Don't expect this line to be cheap but do expect it to be worthwhile! Also, how gorgeous is this jar?! It would add a little indulgence and luxury to any vanity!


Ah, I feel like I'm on the perpetual hunt for good foundation. There's just something about brown skin that's so hard to match. Now, I admit I've found a couple of great matches recent;y (lucky!) and I do feel like brands are stepping up and diversifying their range of shades to better suit all the women of color out there. One of the better foundations I've tried recently is by a brand that's completely new to me, Oxygenetix. The unique thing about this brand is that they are geared towards providing cosmetics for women with sensitive skin, particularly those who have recently undergone cosmetic procedures, such as laser or surgery. Not only is their Oxygenating Foundation a full-coverage without being too heavy but Tawny is a near perfect match for my skin tone, as you see in the swatches at the very end!

Don't forget sunscreen! Amore Pacific has got you covered with their Sun Protection Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ ($40.00) compact. Not only is the compact itself just gorgeous. this lightweight, spongy formula feels so amazing to the touch--I'll admit I spent quite a few minutes just bouncing my finger up and down on this product! It dries down to a smooth, matte, even finish AND they have a pretty large range of shades to choose--208 worked just fine for me!

When talking about face cosmetics, I for one often skip the first and last steps--which can be the most important! I've come to appreciate the value of a good primer and here we come back to Mineral Fusion. I love the light feel and matte finish of their Hydrating Primer ($28.99 for 1 fl oz)--a great makeup application should start right at the base! It doesn't hurt that this one has anti-aging properties with an added collagen-boosting peptide.

Just like getting a good start is important, so its finishing right. You don't want to spend a hour (or longer) getting your makeup done just right...and then risking all the smudges that life can bring your way. Think of Japonesque's Makeup Setting Spray ($29.00 for 3 oz) as insurance against life's smudges. Just like hairspray can be for that perfect do, a setting spray makes sure your makeup stays put!


The eyes, they say, are the windows to the soul. So, you want to treat them right and have them looking their best. Just like that perfect winged tip can take your look to the next level, well-shaped brows and a full, lush set of lashes can transform your face. I've been really happy with ReVitalash in the past so I was quite excited to try their Voluminizing Mascara ($24.00) and Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel (32.00)

The mascara has the perfect brush--not too thick, not too oddly-shaped. I love how dark the black of the formula is and it gives me volume for days!

The Brow Gels are in tubes that are very similar to mascara--you basically brush the tint through your brows and use the attached brush to fine-tune. Now, I usually prefer a pencil on most days but I could see myself pulling this out on special occasions when I want a little more drama and definition to my look. Shown below, Dark Brown (left) and Soft Brown.


We'll finish this post up with my favorites--lippies! Coola is known for suntanning products but has launched a new line of tinted lip balms called Mineral Liplux in 6 shades. Now, admittedly, Tan Line ($18.00) shown below isn't a shade I would normally pick up for myself since I'm not a big fan of nudes. But if you are, it's the perfect warm shade for Fall. Maybe, even mixed in with another bolder shade...

Speaking of bolder shades, Fall is the perfect season to bust out those rich, berry shades! Another reason it's my favorite season! StormSister Spatique is a rather unique brand that specializes in creating custom lipstick shades. Kat ($22.00), shown below, is described as a wild fuchsia creme and is named after Kat Perkins of season 6 of The Voice. Such a "me" shade, I LOVE this color!

Swatches time! Shown from left to right, Mineral Fusion Hydrating Primer, Oxygenetix Foundation in Tawny, Amore Pacific Cushion (208), Coola Tan Line, Storm Sisters Kat lipstick, ReVitalash Brow Gels in Dark Brown and Soft Brown.

So there you have it, my darlings! Have you discovered a new  product or brand that impressed you? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! First of all, let me apologize for the radio silence. The last couple of weeks have been stressful, to say the least, in my search for suitable employment. Don't let anyone tell you that job searching isn't stressful or that not working means the easy life! Far from it. Between searching dozens of job sites and long applications and those first, nerve-wracking phone conversations, I've found it a challenge to find either the energy or motivation to share posts here. Top that off with the lack of sleep and it's not pretty. But, I'm positive things will start to look up soon and tonight, I'm destressing! Taking a little time for myself to indulge and pamper the senses with the Lavender Retreat duo from one of my favorite bath and body brands, LATHER.

A little about the duo:

Imagine yourself strolling through a field of purple lavender as you inhale this aromatic, Bulgarian lavender-infused body care duo.

STEP 1 : Exfoliate!

The skin-smoothing, foaming body scrub cleanses with its creamy lather, while natural exfoliants, including olive seed and walnut shell powders, slough away dead skin. Fig, olive and grape seed extracts are combined with aloe vera to leave skin feeling refreshed. It is especially effective on rough areas like elbows, knees, and feet. Paraben-free & sulfate-free.

I love exfoliation! There's no other way to put it. As a scientist, I know just how many dead skin cells we produce on a daily basis. As a beauty blogger, I appreciate that regular exfoliation not only gets rid of all those dead skin cells, making way to new healthy cells, but also removes dirt and impurities for healthier, cleaner skin overall. As a woman who believes in aromatherapy and a holistic approach to not only beauty but life, I believe that exfoliation cleanses more than just the skin--you scrub away the all the dead cells and negative energy and soothe the senses with a calming scent. This scrub does all that and more! A good scrub will not only help you look but also feel better.

I love that this one is foaming so it's not as hard to rinse away and you can really cover your whole body instead of focusing on just one part. I use this scrub liberally in the shower and my skin always feels so much softer, smoother and just healthier after each use.

As a girl who loves florals, I have to admit that lavender hasn't always been my first choice. Until recently, that is. In these stressful times, I've found lavender to be incredibly soothing, to the point that it even helps me sleep better. There's really nothing like stepping out of the shower after using this scrub! It just makes me feel so much more relaxed and content. A huge win for me at the moment!


Followed with the body crème, skin becomes touchably soft with the moisturizing benefits of shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil. Infused with the delicate and calming scent of Bulgarian lavender essential oil, this light, aromatic body whip offers a luxurious finish - improved skin in an instant! Paraben-free.

One of my TLC, pampering sessions like tonight always includes a good, rich body creme...twice. Once, to hydrate and lock in moisture right after a hot shower or long bath. Then, once more on my arms and hands right before bed. This luxurious yet fast-absorbing creme not only moisturizes my skin wonderfully but relaxes me. I've taken to keeping this tub by my bedside so that it's always within easy reach, even for a quick nap. This lightly scented, soothing creme is sure to make sleep come that much easier!

So there, you have it, my darlings! If you would like to pick up LATHER's Lavender Retreat duo for yourself or your loved one, you can find it on their website HERE for the price of $36 for the set.

To find out more about LATHER and their signature line of bath and body products, you can find them through the social media sites below :


****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****

Hi there, my darlings! Although me being me still has the air conditioner on in the house, it's finally beginning to feel like Fall is right around the corner! The temperatures are cooler and the days are getting shorter and I can just feel my favorite season coming! So, today it's time to share the latest creations from Celestial Cosmetics--the Love Never Dies collection, consisting of 6 polishes in a variety of finishes, is just made for the coming season! Plus I have the August LE (which is still available through stockists) to share with you all. Lots going on so let's not waste another minute!

God's Madmen is described as a "metallic grey polish with gold flakes and gold holo microglitter." There's A LOT going on with this polish but that didn't affect the ease of application in the least--the swatches below show 2 easy coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. It's the flakies in this polish that really make this one unique!

Mina is described as a "light minty green based holo polish, with white sparks." Smooth, easy formula and application--the swatches below show 3 thin coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. I've missed a good mint holo in my life and this one is just beautiful!

With flash!

Oceans of Time is described as a "darker blue based polish with silver shimmer and silver flakes." Lovely jelly-like formula and application--the swatches below show 2 generous coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. I love the shimmer and the flakies in this beauty! So pretty!

Mattefied with OPI Matte Finish topcoat!

The Blood Is The Life is described as a "dark red base with a red/gold pigment with a slight duochrome effect." No complaints at all with formula and application--the swatches below show 2 generous coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. Isn't this just the perfect shade for Fall?!

The Brides is described as a "darker goldish coloured polish with green gold shifting flakes and a green shimmer." No complaints at all with formula and application--the swatches below show 2 generous coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. Admittedly not my favorite Celestial, I do still like the contrast between the gold and the green.

The Devil's Concubine is described as an "orange leaning red linear holo polish." Velvety smooth formula and application--the swatches below show 3 thin coats topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. My favorite of the collection, I absolutely love this shade!

With flash!

The August LE, Gladiolus is described as a "holo base with a coral leaning orange colour, white sparks, gold flakes, gold holo and iridescent microglitter." 3 thin coats for of this jelly formula for full opacity, topped with 1 generous coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. I'm absolutely enamored with this polish! It's just stunning!

Mattefied with OPI Matte Finish topcoat!

So there you have it, my darlings! The Love Never Dies collection as well as the August LE are all currently available on Celestial Cosmetics' website HERE for the price of $12 AUD ($11 USD) for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle. Shipping is available throughout Australia. Worldwide shipping is available through their US shipping agent HERE or from stockists Color4NailsEdgy Polish and Femme Fatale.

Don't forget to follow Nicki of Celestial Cosmetics through the social media outlets below :


Which of these are YOUR favorites? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****
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