New Video! How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes


There’s a new video up on the TrueBeautyUVideo Channel showing how to wash makeup brushes!

Check it out!

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Review: c.Booth Derma Glycolic Acid Skin Resurfacing Solution

Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  This is one of my favorite skin care products of all time.  Seriously.  I have been using this for the past two years, and I wouldn’t want to ever be without it.  I’ve shared it with several friends and family members who have also fallen in love with it.


  • fragrance free
  • 10% glycolic acid
  • contains an impressive list of mostly natural ingredients
  • affordable
  • helps fade acne scars
  • helps diminish fine lines


  • not widely available in stores
  • can make skin more sensitive to sun exposure, so using a good sunscreen is essential

Conclusion:  If you are looking for something to take your skin care to the next level, this may be just the product for you.  I use this only at night, pouring a nickel sized amount into the palm of my hand and applying it all over my face and neck (avoiding the eye area).   This absorbs quickly without feeling sticky.  I’m on my 3rd bottle in 2 years, so that gives you an idea of how long this lasts.

I wish I had before and after photos to show you, but I’ve been using this for the past 2 years and didn’t have the foresight to take photos back then.  However, I can tell you that I once had breakouts like crazy on my chin, cheeks and forehead.  Not that my skin is perfect now, because it’s not – but you would never know how bad it once was.

Smoulder Face

My son wanted me to make a “smolder” face like Flynn Rider in the Tangled movie. haha!

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that helps to exfoliate the top layer of skin.  This keeps dead skin cells from building up and causing your pores and fine lines to appear bigger and your skin to look dull.

The directions on the bottle say to start by applying this just once a day and if no irritation occurs, to move up to twice a day.  I will be 33 on Sunday (!!) and I only use this once a day at night and I am very happy with the results.  For those who are more mature, twice a day may be right for you.  See what your skin tells you works best for you. 🙂

At one time this was available at Ulta, but it seems they no longer carry it.  However, if you have a Rite Aid in your area, you should be able to find it there.  It is also available online from and

What is your favorite skin care product?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

The Beauty of YOU!

We’ve talked a lot on this blog about different things that can be used to help improve our appearance.  And those things are legit and do make a difference.

But today I wanted to talk about the beauty that is…..


We all want to feel pretty.  It’s not a wrong feeling to have.  It’s natural and understandable.  And there is a plethora of products available out there that promise to be just the thing to make us forget our insecurities and finally feel like we don’t mind to be seen by the general public.

But when you strip all the makeup and the products away, what is left?


Do you see beauty in the you that’s left?

It’s there.  Take a look.  I’ll wait…….

Did you see it?

Some may say “No!  You don’t know what I look like!”

What I do know is that you were made in the image of God.  And that is a very.  beautiful.  thing.

“But what about her?!  I wish I had lips/eyes/nose/skin/etc just like her!”


It’s not about her or how she looksIt’s about how God made YOU.

He made you wonderfully unique!  He made you beautiful!

He thinks you are BEAUTIFUL!

When we can understand and know this to be true, we can feel confident in who we are.  Confident in who He made us to be.

Makeup, skin care, hair – that’s all great.  But is the real you beautiful too?

You tell me.


More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz

Orange Nails!!

So after this color explosion on my eyelids, I moved to my nails.

This is two coats of Nicole by OPI Fresh Squeezed topped with one coat of Maybelline Colorama Topcoat in Sonic Sunrise.

Both of these polishes were purchased a while back.  Fresh Squeezed was purchased at Target and I found Sonic Sunrise at Big Lots for $1!  Yay!

Here’s you can see the flakies in Sonic Sunrise a little better.

Finally!  My craving for color has been satisfied!  haha!

Do you ever feel like you just have to break out of a rut?

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Fun & Colorful Eyeshadow Look

Some days a girl just needs some color.

This was one of those days!

This was done with mineral eyeshadows.  I love how easily they blend!  And look at how vibrant the colors are!

I used these eyeshadow samples that I purchased from the All Natural Face:

Then I used the pressed eyeshadow duo in Vanilla/Mocha from Real Purity as a brow bone highlight and to fill in my brows.

I used the Onyx gel eyeliner from Pixi.

And threw on a couple of coats of L’Oreal False Fiber Mascara.

So was my color craving satisfied?

Nope.  Next came my nails.

Stay tuned for that!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Thoughts and Prayers for CO

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This morning we woke up to the horrific news that a gunman had attacked a crowd in Aurora, Colorado while watching the premier of the newest Batman movie.

I can only imagine the pain and anguish for the victims and their families.

My heart is so heavy right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in CO.

Take a moment to hug those you love.  If they are far away, give them a call and tell them how much you love them.

Life is short.

Favorite All Natural Products Video

Click this link to check out the first video on the TrueBeautyUVideo Channel on You Tube!

Favorite All Natural Products

I would love to know if you would like to see more videos!

Thanks for watching!  Have a great day!