5 Beauty Products from Amazon That Will Transform Your Beauty Routine & Save You Some Cash

Hey guys!

Today, I’d like to share with you some of the Cult-Favorite products that you can get at Amazon and probably won’t find in stores, at least not for the same price.

Amazon indeed can beat some of the stores in variety of products and the prices for these products. Even though I prefer shopping at specific physical stores, sometimes I can find a better deal at Amazon and this post is all about these finds!

Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine


K-beauty bloggers swear by this product. These exfoliating pads provide both physical and chemical peeling to help your achieve smoother and softer skin with glowing complexion. The wine extract also helps to tighter your skin.

Needless to say, that it’s almost $6 less than it’s retail price! ($21.54, Buy Now)

Tony Moly Sheet Masks Pack of 11


You can’t have too many sheet masks! Taking into considerations that they really work (tested on myself with a special hydration level device!) and they are for one-time use only ( with retail price of #3.00 each), getting such a good bundle is a very nice deal! ($24.00, Buy Now)

Soy Nail Polish Remover Lemongrass 4 fl. oz.


If you are looking for a nice nail polish remover without acetone and other toxic ingredients – try the one from Priti NYC. It is my personal favorite nail polish remover. It requires a little more time ( I’d say a moment more) to crack the top coat and get to the nail polish but once you see it work, it dissolves the color and keeps your nails conditioned and hydrated. ($20.00, Buy Now)

[The Face Shop] Essential Damage Care Dual Deep Treatment

Another product I can swear by! I’ve already posted about this particular product last year, but I’m going to comment about this one one more time. Because I can talk about this amazing product forever!

This restorative treatment is packed with all the good ingredients and it really works leaving my hair so silky and smooth. I use it instead of conditioner/ or after conditioner, leaving it for 3-5 minutes and then washing it off. By the way, Amazon is the only place I could find it when I moved to the States. And compared to any other “working” products that I used so far, they are never this affordable. And little goes a long way! ($12.47, Buy Now)

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For All Skin Types, 13.5 fl. oz.


Micellar water is a one step universal cleanser that removes dirt, makeup and oil from your face, eyes and lips.  One of my favorite micellar cleansing water can also be found at Amazon for a discounted price. Even Walmart can’t beat this price. ($6.74, Buy Now)

Finding a good product for a lower price is always a good thing. And sharing goodness is even better! By the way, you can save even more through Ebates cash back system. It’s very easy to sign up and install the pop up window to your browser to get the cash-back alerts from the online stores that you  visit. The cash that you get back is returned to your PayPal account which is indeed easy and convenient to use.

To start using Ebates just click on this green button below.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

And finally, I’d like to add that by using the Buy Now links in this post you can easily support my blog! I promise, you won’t pay any extra if you decide to purchase any of the items. And as always, this post is not sponsored as well. I’m doing my best to do my own research and share my own experience with you.

Have you ever tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comments down below!

You can find my disclaimer policy here.

If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

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Healthy Skin during the Winter Season

Winter has come to Texas in a form of  the Winter Storm warning with frozen rain and temperatures below freezing. On this Frozen day I’d like to share with you my remedies for healthy glowing skin. Be prepared for a long post!

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

The key ingredient for healthy and glowing skin is hydration. The heaters that we start to use as the temperature drops are drying the air that we breath causing dehydration to our body. While drinking more liquids (water preferably) is a no brainer, I’d recommend to use humidifiers when you turn the heater on.

Recently, I’ve purchased Essential Oil Diffuser/Humidifier from Amazon which perfectly fits the interior and can be used with essential oils to fill the room with natural scents.



Since I’ve moved to Houston, my skin has become surprisingly dry, so my vanity cabinet is full of various moisturizers that I use depending on how dry the skin is.

With heaters and overall dryer air during the winter, I would recommend using thicker creams to maintain hydration.

All products are in mini size except for the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream and La Mer Eye Concentrate

My favorite moisturizing cream is Creme de la Mer from La Mer. It is the thickest face cream I have and I usually apply it as a night cream. I don’t use it every night, only when my face feels extremely dry. The moisture level remains till the next day and the skin feels very soft on the following day.


I also like the High-Potency Night-A-Mins cream from Origins. It has a silky formula and amazing citrusy smell. It also leaves the skin very conditioned and soft on a less drier nights. For oily skin, Origins has the same cream in oil-free version.


If you like masks, consider the Moisturizing Mask from Caudalie. I usually use it once a week as a part of my night skin care routine and leave it overnight replacing the night cream.  I’d recommend using such cream masks over the sheet masks in winter because it is so easy to get cold as the wet sheet mask chills on your face for 20-30 minutes.


When I’m applying make up, I use Josie Maran  100% Pure Organ Oil to nourish my skin, followed by the Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter and finishing with Surreal Skin Organ Finishing Balm that also works as a primer.

By the way, this Pure Argan Oil is super versatile, so you can also use it also for hair and nails.


If you have oily skin, you would like the Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl’s. I think it works for every skin type and is also good for sensitive skin – tested on myself. I use it on less drier days under the makeup.


When applying products to your face, do not forget about your décolleté area.

As for the eyes, my one and only is The Eye Concentrate from La Mer. I use it twice a day to erase my dark circles and hydrate the most delicate skin under my eyes.



Flaky dry lips is a nightmare to me. Using balms sometimes is not enough, so it’s good to exfoliate your lips before applying a balm or lip makeup.


I like the Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant lip scrub from Tarte, it comes in a very convenient small  size. It is very gently and moisturizing as it is enriched with maracuja and shea butter. You can also use it to remove the liquid lipstick gently from your lips.

I’ve already dedicated a separate post about my favorite lip balm from Lanolips, you can read about it and its active ingredient here in more details.


Your body also needs hydrations to combat the dry air.


I’m using  Deep Comfort Body Butter from Clinique which is really a good one as it absorbs quickly into the skin. If you want something even more nourishing, go for L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream enriched with Shea Butter.


Hands are another important part of the body that need to be nourished as they age really fast. My all-time favorite is Shea Butter Hand Cream from L’Occitane. It sinks into the skin quickly, bringing long-lasting comfort while not being too oily.

Do not forget to nourish your cuticles: I’m using a Cuticle Conditioner from Onsen. Its formula is also very gentle and it absorbs fast making your manicure last longer.

I’d also recommend to use the Extra-Gentle Soap from L’Occitane. This soap bar is the best one I’ve ever tried in my life, and without it I’m having extremely dry patches of skin on my hands.


For your foot I’d recommend using another product from L’Occitane – Dry Skin Foot Cream. It is also from the same Shea Butter line that as you see I’m obsessed with. Put some cream under your socks before you go to sleep to wake up with soft baby heels.




Thanks for reading till the end, hope you enjoyed this post and my picks will help you live through the winter.


What is your skin remedy from the cold weather? Let me know in the comments down below.

This post is not sponsored. My disclaimer policy is here.

If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

Let’s have a talk! Follow me on instagram @sunkissedblush_blog

Luxury Picks for Christmas

In my previous post, I shared top $25 cute gifts for her for Christmas. Today, we are getting to another extreme, sharing my top wishlist luxury picks.

  1. Mason Pearson Extra Large Pure Boar Bristle Hair


    The “Rolls Royce” in hair brushes ©. This hair brush combs the hair so gently and manages to detangle my “Rapunzel” hair. It has been frequently featured in Allure Magazine for years.
    I use the Pure Bore Bristle, and this brush is one of my favorite luxury beauty investments I ever made.

  2. Slip Sleep Mask, Pink



    This is an ideal gift for frequent flyers and those who likes comfort everywhere. The silk in these sleep masks is so gentle (tested on myself), and it won’t leave marks on the face.  You can also consider silk pillowcases, which are good for preventions of wrinkles from fabrics that one can get during the night.

  3. TOM FORD Private Blend Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum



    Coconut scents in this perfume remind me of lazy sun-kissed summer days. Why not to enjoy these memories in cold weather?

  4. DYSONSupersonic™ Hair Dryer Special Holiday Edition

    ($449 Value)


    This luxurious tool promises to get your hair done faster with less damage and, as a result,  having more shiny smooth hair.

  5. NUFACEMini Facial Toning Device



    You can’t have a great skin without working on yourself and taking a proper care. The more you age, the more serious your skin care routine should be. For those with tight schedules, it’s better to have some tools at home. Nuface will tone your skin for few minutes per day. I’ve already got one for my mom.

  6. DIPTYQUE Cosmic Seasonal Candle Trio



    These candles will fill the house with real festive vibes. Just look at their design! I think it will fit perfectly to any design style, from traditional to contemporary.



    These earrings have been in my wishlist for a long time. What i like about them is that they be worn with anything, from casual sweatshirts to sophisticated evening gown.

  8. KATE SPADE NEW YORK baby it’s cold outside iPhone 7/8/X case



    iPhone case with floating sparkling snowflakes inside is just a MUST have for this season.

  9. ARTIS Elite Smoke 10-Piece Brush Collection



    A girl can’t have too much make up brushes. This set has all the types of brushes needed for flawless makeup.

  10. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera



    I won’t be able to write this post without putting a photography related stuff in the list. This camera is perfect for traveling, vlogging and will perfectly fit into a clutch.

    This is it! You still have time to get these goodies for Christmas eve. You would need to check the shipping details, but I tried to pick from those places from where you can get them in time!

    Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

    This post is not sponsored. You can find my disclaimer policy here.

    If any of the products cause irritation discontinue use immediately.

    Let’s have a talk! Follow me on instagram @sunkissedblush_blog

Best Soothing Lotion for Sensitive Skin

After the poll in my instagram account, I decided to make series about my skin care routine.

Today’s post is dedicated to the Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion by Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins.  I was surprised by the effect of this lotion, so I decided to make a separate post about this magical product.

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I have a sensitive skin, especially on my forehead after I get my brows shaped. I cannot get my eyebrows threaded or waxed because I get such a bad irritation that turns into acne and it heals up only by the time I need to groom my eyebrows again. The skin also gets irritated after tweezing, but I found a solution by  applying anti-acne product that calms my skin and prevents from acne.

For years, I have been using Clinique Anti-Blemish ( known as in the EU or Acne Solutions in the USA) Clarifying Lotion for the whole face (as a teenager) and later on only on my forehead after tweezing. I found this product really good because of its active ingredient –  Salicylic Acid. I remember I even panicked if I could forget to take it with me for my brow appointment.

Couple of months ago I’ve been at my regular browbar appointment and suddenly I realized that I didn’t take my Clinique lotion with me and they didn’t carry it in that particular store. I asked for a skin soothing lotion and I was introduced to this green bottle.

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I applied it on my forehead right after the tweezing and on the next day I was amazed by the effect that my skin wasn’t irritated, red or covered with small pimples. At the same time, the skin wasn’t over-dried as it usually happened with Clinique.

On my next visit to the store I’ve check the ingredient list – 2/3 of it are the natural extracts and essential oils with the main ingredient  –  reishi mushroom extract.

Reishi mushroom, origins.com

This so-called “Mushroom of Immortality” is grown in China and is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This mushroom is known for promoting longevity, as well as for its healing and soothing properties, which are especially good for calming the sensitive skin.

The lotion has a very nice fragrance, which reminds me of the aromatherapy at Spa’s.  I bought it right away and now it’s a part of my day and night time skin care routine. Indeed, it calms the skin, reduce the redness and is quite moisturizing. Bye-bye dry irritated skin!

Have you ever tried this product? Let me know in the comments below!

This post is not sponsored. You can find my disclaimer policy here.

If the product causes irritation discontinue use immediately.



I wasn’t planning to create this as a separate post, but I couldn’t keep calm.

Cyber Monday has less to offer compared to Black Friday, but, there are some interesting things to consider.

  1. First of all, at 12 pm CT Anastasia Beverly Hills is releasing a limited quantity of already-gone-forever Nicole Glow kit for 40% off. I’m super excited about it and can’t wait till the sales start.
    UPDATE: the pallet was gone in 2 minutes, I couldn’t even check out. It is still in my cart saying “item not available” and no one knows how this could happened. Someone took it out from my cart while i was checking out.

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    12:00 CT the product is launched. 12:02 checking out already not available
  2. Sephora has less sales to order today. While Black Friday sales are still on, you can get lot’s of new products already from there.
  3. Ulta beauty has a different list of products on sales, but good deals go fast

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Moonchild Glow Kit, $24.00 $40.00

IT BRUSHES Velvet Luxe Single Brushes, 30% OFF

TARTE Build Your Beautiful Discovery Set, $19

OPI Love OPI XOXO 10 Pc Mini Set$28.95 $14.45

CLARISONIC Holiday Gift Sets, (ULTA) 30% OFF $39-$279

COOLA 25% OFF Entire Brand

FIRST AID BEAUTY Online Only Ultra Repair Cream Home & Away, $20

PHILOSOPHY French Vanilla Bean Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $18 $12

NIOXIN,$15-$25  $9.99

4. MACY’S, while Black Friday deals remain, here are some additional products to consider:

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Ultimate Glow Kit$40.00   $22.50

Tarte 6-Pc. Treasured Tools Brush Set, Created for Macy’s, $150 value, $44

Tarte 3-Pc. Paint Pretty Color Set, Created for Macy’s,  $30.00     $15.00   

5. NARS Cosmetics, 20%OFF entire website, use Code TAKE20 at checkout

6. Sigma Beauty gives 35%OFF everything + free brush holder on orders $50+. Use code CYBER35 at checkout.

7. CoverFX offer 25%OFF entire website, use code CYBER25 at checkout.

Cyber Monday deals at other places matches Black Friday Deals, so check my previous post.

You can find my disclaimer policy here.

If the product causes irritation discontinue use immediately.

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm

If someone ever asked me what is a beauty product I can’t really live without, this is definitely the lip balm from Lanolips. Made in Australia, it is super natural, WITHOUT artificial colors, fragrances, paragons, petrolatum (!), PEG’s, mineral oils and sulfates.

It is super hydrating and nourishing and also can be used for dry skin patches, cuticles, nasal passages and as the packaging says for more! My favorites are in Strawberry and in Peach.

Lanolips 101 Ointment in Strawberry
Lanolips 101 Ointment in Strawberry


100% Natural: Lanolin, Flavour (Aroma), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Super natural, super hydrating  – what can be better for a lip balm?

But wait.. what is Lanolin?

Lanolin – is a natural substance produced by the sebaceous glands of sheep. Its main purpose is to protect sheep wool from water. Since it resembles human’s sebum, it creates protective layer on the skin that locks the moist and keep the skin nourished and hydrated. According to Lanolips, it is considered as “most skin-compatible ingredient“.

Crude Lanolin. LUSH Cosmetics

This yellow, waxy substance has been used by humans for thousands of years. First evidence of its application comes from Ancient Egypt, where ancestors used to apply lanolin instead of moisturizer.

Lanolin today has a wide application across manufacturing in healthcare and beauty products as a natural ingredient to produce a number of products from lip balms, to ointments for dermatitis.

Lately, there has been a huge dispute as the sheep fleece is contaminated by the pesticides since most of the animals are sprayed with pesticides to kill mites and pests. These toxins are absorbed into the sheep wax and remain present in the lanolin. Although lanolin is not carcinogen, pesticides in its composition if in big amounts can potentially lead to cancer.

However, it is important to mention that the amount of pesticide is usually very small. Moreover,  today’s cleansing processes can purify the crude lanolin from residual pesticide chemicals. For example, the Lanolips brand proudly declare that they are using lanolin grade higher than the medical grade, producing hypoallergenic, safe for new-born babies product.

Grades of Lanolin. Lanolips

It is also cruelty-free, as it is extracted after the sheep is shorn so that no animal is harmed during the extraction!

Lanolips sounds like a sustainable and ethical manufacturer to me, so I feel pretty confident in the product I’m using.

In UK I found it at Whole Foods Market, in USA you can find them at ULTA Beauty.


No, Lanolin Isn’t Killing You. What Is Fact vs. What Sells

LUSH Ingredients: Lanolin

LANOLIPS: Lanolin – Why It Is So Good?

WebMD: Lanolin Topical Cream


You can find my disclaimer policy here.

If the product causes irritation discontinue use immediately.





Апрель! ✨


1. YSL Baby Doll Kiss&Blush  – средство, название которого говорит за себя. Коралловый оттенок #7 наиболее подходит для обладательниц оливкового цвета кожи. Хорошо увлажняет, придает лицу и губам натуральный оттенок и отлично подходит для дневного макияжа.
2. YSL Карандаш для бровей, цвет #3. Оттенки у этих карандашей натуральные, хорошо держатся на бровях, а удобная щеточка на другом конце карандаша расчесывает даже самые густые брови.
3. Beauty blender от Sephora для нанесения тональных средств ( включая базу, корректор и даже румяна) на лицо.
4. Маникюрные палочки для ногтей из апельсинового дерева от Sephora.  При использовании таких палочек при снятии шеллака, ногти меньше травмируются и выглядят более здорово.

5. Увлажняющая помада Veiled Rouge от Shiseido. Мое первое средство от этого бренда, помада с увлажняющими компонентами, цвет PK 304. Как мне сообщили, это самый популярный цвет в этом сезоне- розовый. Цвет достаточно теплый, поэтому подойдет всем, не зависимо от цвета кожи и волос.

6. Сушка TOP COAT ABRICOT от Dior. Об этом средстве мы уже писали ранее, но я не побоюсь повторить: одно из лучших средств для сушки лака и настоящий must have в моей косметичке.

7.Мелок для губ Chubb Stick от Clinique, цвет Two Ton Tomato, #11. Средство хорошо увлажняет, придает губам натуральный оттенок, а для более яркого макияжа достаточно нанести средство в несколько слоев. Выбор палитры огромный, но этот оттенок мой самый любимый.

8. Тональное средство Youth Liberator от YSL, цвет B30. Текстура очень тонкая, приятно ложится на кожу и хорошо выравнивает тон. Тональный обеспечивает среднее покрытие, которое можно использовать как для дневного, так и для вечернего макияжа. Содержит SPF 20++ для ежедневной защиты. Средство содержит так же сыворотку, против старения, но не смотря на это все же из-за приятной текстуры я решила выбрать именно это средство для себя.

9. Сухой шампунь для придания волосам объема от Batiste- Original с классическим ароматом. Выпускается в двух форматах, я решила для пробы и удобства транспортировки приобрести маленький. Очень порадовал цитрусовый аромат, который приглушает запах терпкого химического состава.

10. Насадка для очищающей щетки для лица Clinique Sonic System Head от Clinique. На удивление, эти насадки, как и сами щетки, продаются не везде, а сменную часть нужно менять каждые 3 месяца.