I have mixed feelings about supplements. For the average healthy person with access to a varied diet, the majority of things the body needs can be found in food. Topping up with a multivitamin means those water soluble vitamins you've just paid for can simply end up down the drain. Whilst I'm not a nutritionist in any way, I've found it's more effective, and more economical, to just top up on what I know I don't get enough of (B12 and vitamin D) - but there are a handful of other additions I take that give my outside a boost too.

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Cute packaging is my Achilles Heel of makeup hoarding collecting, so when I saw the new Dior eyeshadow palettes for Fall, I knew my willpower was in over its head.  I had to get Bonne Etoile, a five color palette featuring earthy brown, green, and blue shades imprinted with stars in the powder.  Stars?!  Shut up and take my money!


All of the colors in this palette have some shimmer/frost to them.  There is a dark olive with golden shimmer, silvery taupe, golden bronze, peacock blue, and light minty teal.


I am extremely impressed with the formulation of these eyeshadows.  Each one has great pigmentation and is very smooth.  The light silvery taupe shade is AMAZING on the eyes... when I have this all over the lid I can't help but stop and look each time I pass a mirror.  These photos do no justice.


The palette is quite compact, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand.  It features a mirror under the lid.


This product was quite the splurge, but I am so happy with it.  Going into fall, I know this is going to get a lot of use.  And c'mon, it has STARS! ;)


Bonne Etoile palette retails for $61 (6g/.21 oz) and was originally released exclusively with Nordstrom for its anniversary sale, but will soon be available everywhere.  The only place I have found it online is the Nordstrom website!

Have you found any to-die-for products recently?
xx, Allison
Cute packaging is my Achilles Heel of makeup hoarding collecting, so when I saw the new Dior eyeshadow palettes for Fall, I knew my willpower was in over its head.  I had to get Bonne Etoile, a five color palette featuring earthy brown, green, and blue shades imprinted with stars in the powder.  Stars?!  Shut up and take my money!


All of the colors in this palette have some shimmer/frost to them.  There is a dark olive with golden shimmer, silvery taupe, golden bronze, peacock blue, and light minty teal.


I am extremely impressed with the formulation of these eyeshadows.  Each one has great pigmentation and is very smooth.  The light silvery taupe shade is AMAZING on the eyes... when I have this all over the lid I can't help but stop and look each time I pass a mirror.  These photos do no justice.


The palette is quite compact, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand.  It features a mirror under the lid.


This product was quite the splurge, but I am so happy with it.  Going into fall, I know this is going to get a lot of use.  And c'mon, it has STARS! ;)


Bonne Etoile palette retails for $61 (6g/.21 oz) and was originally released exclusively with Nordstrom for its anniversary sale, but will soon be available everywhere.  The only place I have found it online is the Nordstrom website!

Have you found any to-die-for products recently?
xx, Allison
The body scrub in my shower these days is The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Polish.  I spotted this while in their store recently, and thought it might make the perfect summer body scrub.


When you look closely in bottle, you can see this scrub isn't very dense.  It is more of a body wash with a light, sparse microscrub in it (as well as some strawberry seeds).  The fragrance is really wonderful, it smells like fresh made strawberry jam!


I've been enjoying using this exfoliant a couple times a week.  It is one of the "lightest" scrubs I have used, so it is fairly gentle on my skin and I can get away with using it more often.  This product lathers a little bit too, so you could use it as a body wash if you wanted (though I would avoid certain areas...)!


If you are looking for a light exfoliant, I recommend this one!

The Strawberry Body Polish retails for $20 and can be purchased at The Body Shop!

What is your favorite summer exfoliant?
xx, Allison
The body scrub in my shower these days is The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Polish.  I spotted this while in their store recently, and thought it might make the perfect summer body scrub.


When you look closely in bottle, you can see this scrub isn't very dense.  It is more of a body wash with a light, sparse microscrub in it (as well as some strawberry seeds).  The fragrance is really wonderful, it smells like fresh made strawberry jam!


I've been enjoying using this exfoliant a couple times a week.  It is one of the "lightest" scrubs I have used, so it is fairly gentle on my skin and I can get away with using it more often.  This product lathers a little bit too, so you could use it as a body wash if you wanted (though I would avoid certain areas...)!


If you are looking for a light exfoliant, I recommend this one!

The Strawberry Body Polish retails for $20 and can be purchased at The Body Shop!

What is your favorite summer exfoliant?
xx, Allison