Archives for December 13, 2021

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for a few beauty products to put in a stocking? Here are a few of my favorites!

August + Monroe’s NEW Calm Cream

Price: $44.00 (refill $30)

Affiliated with Amazon

Sensitive skin has a new best friend and your dermatologist approves. Introducing Calm Cream, a new face cream that gets rid of any blemishes, redness or acne scars. It’s a lightweight gel texture that soothes, hydrates and heals your skin all at once. Calm Cream also has anti-inflammatory ingredients such as willow bark extract and ginger to help with signs of aging. The brand has developed quite the following since launching its hero product, 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage, frequently selling out several times each month. Calm Cream works in sync with Blemish Camouflage and any serums. Check out the wonderful benefits for yourself, all in sustainable packaging that’s super easy to refill! 

As with other Eco Lips products, Candy Cane Organic Lip Balms are made with certified organic beeswax combined with hydrating Fair Trade Certified™ coconut oil to nourish, moisturize, and restore lips back to health. They also come in the brand’s revolutionary Plant Pod, a patented 100% plastic-free, plant-based packaging that looks and acts like a regular tube. 

Candy Cane Organic Lip Balms will be available on Eco Lips’ website starting <DATE> and will hit retail in the weeks following its online release. Each set of 3 tubes will sell for $9.99.

Eco Lips lip balms are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and made from 100% edible food grade ingredients. The brand was founded on the premise of combining plant-based ingredients and the ultimate soothing and moisturizing experience to give everyone a lip protecting and regenerating product that does not harm the environment. To know more about them, you may visit

Suntouched is a beauty must-try!

Suntouched is sunshine in a bottle. All hair types can enjoy lighter hair and sunkissed highlights with this stay-in heat-activated lightener infused with natural extracts such as pineapple and lemon. It’s beloved by thousands around the globe in 30+ countries! To use it, just spray, comb through and apply heat (with the sun or a blowdryer). That’s it! Every application leaves permanent hair-lightening results. Suntouched offers two options for light or dark hair! 

Suntouched Hair Lightener

  • Formulated to amplify the sun’s natural highlighting effects and gradually lighten and brighten hair
  • Infused with pineapple extracts, rich in vitamin C for hair growth 
  • Features lemon extract (not the same as lemon juice) that nourishes hair fibers, helps retain moisture, and is rich in antioxidants
  • Includes glycerin to keep hair hydrated and healthy
  • Hydrogen peroxide (in safe dosing rations) included for an extra boost of hair lightening power
  • Gentle and effective formula with results visible within two hours, no rinsing necessary
  • Gradual and controlled effect for permanent results
  • Repeat until reaching the desired level of lightness, no more than three times per week 
  • Works with all hair types, natural and color-treated
  • Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free
  • Free of parabens, alcohol, bleach, ammonia
  • Price: $24.99

Suntouched is now available on Amazon!

Amazon Link for Light/Medium Hair

Amazon Link For Dark Hair

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Images were also provided.

Universal Studios Hollywood Decks the Halls to Rejoice the Return of Holiday Favorites, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas.”

Beginning Friday, November 26 and Running Daily through Sunday, January 9, 2022

My friend Gaby and I had a blast meeting Grinch at Universal Studios!

Looking for a fun place to take the family this holiday season? Universal Studios Hollywood is a must-visit! I had the opportunity to go and check out the holiday festivities and I had so much fun! My highlight of the whole day was meeting the Grinch! I actually stood in line for about an hour but chatting and posing with him was well worth the wait! I loved “Grinchmas!” The whole atmosphere just puts you in the holiday spirit.

There are so many fun places to take holiday photos!

The jolly “GrinchmasWho-lebration returns in festive fashion as holiday park-goers will be rockin’ around the topsy-turvy 65 foot-tall “Grinchmas” tree in Universal Plaza, adorned with hundreds of ornaments and thousands of LED lights. A dazzling tree lighting ceremony accompanied by a snowfall flurry will take place every evening, bringing good tidings and season’s greetings as guests celebrate with The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and the Who-ville Whos, who will be performing on select nights. A selection of themed Who-tacular sweet treats, including hot cocoa will be available for purchase.

I had a blast posing with Max and tasting the yummy treats!

Isn’t Max just adorable?
Don’t miss the Tree lighting! It is super cool!

Families will rejoice at the arrival of “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” where the quaint wizarding village of Hogsmeade™ is transformed to reflect the holiday spirit featuring merry décor and jolly ambiance. Guests can take delight in special holiday a cappella performances from the Hogwarts Frog Choir, stroll through the village shops while sipping with a delicious Hot Butterbeer™ and enjoy savory festive fare at the Three Broomsticks™. 

Beginning at dusk each night, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts™ Castle” dazzles with stunning imagery and animation as the impressive light projection show illuminates Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, bringing the iconic Hogwarts™ castle to life and infusing the land with the sounds of an arrangement of music from the Harry Potter film series.

Guests can commemorate their Christmas visit to Hogsmeade™ Village with a variety of exclusive keepsake items available for purchase, including personalized ornaments, garland, scarves and stockings.

The light projection show was quite impressive! You don’t want to miss it!

This was the highlight of the evening!

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Admission to Universal CityWalk is free. More information is available at

Self Disclosure: I had a media invite to facilitate this holiday featured event. Image credit: SoCal City Kids.