Favorite Lip Balm Ever!

I’ve always been really big into lip balms, and keeping my lips from being chapped. I’ve had a few go-tos but I recently found the one! I’ve been applying Farmacy’s Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm every morning and every night before I go to bed. The results I have received are better than any other results I ever received with the others. I am no longer chapped, my lips are extremely smooth and are super hydrated.

Key ingredients
Beeswax: Conditions lips and acts as a protective barrier to maintain moisture.
Echinacea GreenEnvy™ Honey: Replenishes moisture, nourishes and soothes.
E (Vitamin E, that is): Softens dry lips.
– Three-C complex: Coconut oil, cocoa butter and cupuaçu butter hydrate with emollients derived from essential fatty acids.

100% natural. A better lip balm with nutrient-rich superfoods and organic ingredients shipped fresh from our farm in the Catskills, this clean formula has all the good stuff and none of the bad.

Ultra-hydrating. Superfood butters (cupuaçu, cocoa) and oils (olive, castor, coconut, sunflower, jojoba), sink into the skin to lock in long-lasting moisture. A natural humectant, our exclusive Echinacea GreenEnvy™ Honey soothes, hydrates and delivers potent natural antioxidants.

Conditions + nourishes. Vitamin E softens dry lips, royal jelly nourishes with amino acids and propolis calms and heals.

Preps lips for color. This non-greasy natural lip balm fills in fine lines and wrinkles to leave lips with a smooth, pillowy-soft finish, perfect for your favorite lipstick shade!

I highly recommend this product for anyone who is looking for a cruelty-free alternative and high-quality lip balm. You will not regret purchasing this.

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861 Montauk Hwy Bayport, NY 11705

I finally found my favorite Day Spa on Long Island. Karasmatic Day Spa offers a variety of fabulous treatments for all skin types. They also have massage therapy, injectables, laser hair removal and airbrush tanning. This spa is a girls dream. I’m not even kidding. I have to say I’m not sure people fully understand how important it is to take good care of your skin!

The first time I came here, Karen gave me premier customized facial. She taught me things I never knew before and was the PERFECT teacher. Right along with the soothing music playing in the background, Karen taught me how to properly take care of MY skin, and how important it is to use sunscreen in your daily routine. She was gentle, professional and beyond informative. What I love the most about this spa is how they use all natural and organics products. That’s a HUGE plus. After I left…I felt so good about myself. Michael saw my face and even told me how CLEAR it was, and instantly said: “alright, can you book me an appointment!?”  Right then and there I knew I was hooked and that I just found my favorite day spa.

I recently received a HydraFacial by Kara the owner. Kara sure is heaven sent. She is young, beautiful and definitely a perfectionist. She got rid of everything. Blackheads gone. My face feels so soft and is . She also gives the best scalp massage. I had such a bad headache walking into the spa, but afterward Kara’s scalp massage I was relived. I could’ve fallen sleep thats how relaxing it was. 

This spa is magical. Every time I come here it’s such a lovely and relaxing experience. It’s the perfect gift to give and an ever better gift to receive. I personally know what I’m getting my loved ones for the holidays, and I can only hope I get the same gift in return! 

For 15% off of your visit, please let Karasmatic Day Spa know Melissa Molomo sent you! 

 

 

My Daily Skin Care Routine

One of the top questions I get asked on the blog is about my skincare routine. My skin has been clearer than it’s ever been that I actually have people asking me in person what I’ve been using! I have found a routine with skincare that I will stick with for the long term.  The reason? Because it’s working for me! I may add more stuff into the mix, but as of right now these are my go to’s and must haves. I HAVE NOT always had good skin! In fact, my skin was red and inflamed at one point and I suffer from hormonal acne. I also love the sun a little too much.

Thank God, my boyfriend’s mother introduced me to the KarasMatic Day Spa in Bayport, Ny.  It totally changed my skin, my outlook on how important it is to take good care of yourself and even my confidence! Karen put me on a routine that gave me the best skin of my life– and since then, I’ve been using the organic products she suggested, plus some. Now, to be truthfully honest…I was extremely basic. I USED to use Noxzema Classic Cleanse until Karen told me all that’s really doing is burning my skin. Today I thought I would share all of the products I use regularly, as well as walk you through both my morning and my evening skincare routine!

Eminence Organic Skin Care – Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser 

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Before I even bought this product, Karen used this on me while I was getting a facial. She was a firm believer in this product, and turned me into one as well. This product is for problem prone skin types and has been working perfectly due to my hormonal break-outs. What I love most about this product is the ingredients, and how much it agrees with my skin.

Key Ingredients

  • Cucumber Juice: revitalizer, toner; tones and shrinks the appearance of skin pores while purifying the skin
  • Yogurt: exfoliating; contains lactic acid; moisturizing and nourishing
  • Sweet Almond Milk: softening, nourishing and sweet-smelling
  • Tea Tree Oil: an essential oil
  • Willow Bark Extract: astringent
  • BioComplex: a booster of antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of skin

After cleansing my skin in the morning, I have been using SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF.

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This product is a little on the pricey side, but a little bit goes a long way. All you need is 4 small drops on the palm of your hand, and you’re ready to go. This is the perfect vitamin C serum for your face and neck. It’s perfect for discolorations, ance and aging. Now that I am getting a little older, I do see changes in my face and body, and it’s a little scary, so whatever I can do to prevent aging…I’ll do it. My skin feels better, looks better and is simply healthier all because of this product. This is definitely the holy grail of serums. What I love most about this product is that once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours!

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • 2% phloretin
  • 10% L-ascorbic acid
  • 0.5% ferulic acid

Derived from apples and the root bark of fruit trees including apple, pear, and grapefruit, this antioxidant neutralizes damaging free radicals, helps improve cell turnover, and improves the appearance of discoloration

So now after cleansing and preventing, I now need to moisturize. I’ve been using and absolutely loving Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer. Again, this is what Karen from KarasMatic Day Spa recommended for me. This product is a ultra-light daily moisturizer to detoxify and clear the appearance of problem skin, while leaving behind the appearance of irritation or clogged pores. Again, what I love most about éminence products is the organic ingredients. 

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So that is pretty much my morning routine, except at night I do the éminence cleanser, then instead of using SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF, I use SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense to correct my skin.

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This is my baby, especially for the hormonal breakouts that I receive around my chin area. This product is an oil-free face serum that reduces the formation of adult acne, and improves visible signs of aging. This first-to-market acid blend combines 2% dioic acid with an optimal alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid formulation to reduce the formation of acne and clogged pores, while improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. I am a new, but huge fan of SkinCeuticals, and will definitely be adding more of their products to my collection.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • 2% Dioic Acid
  • 0.3% LHA (caproloyl salicylic acid)
  • 1.5% Salicylic Acid:
  • 3.5% Glycolic Acid and 0.5% Citric Acid

Naturally derived from vegetables, this ingredient helps reduce excess sebum.

So after I apply the Blemish + Age, I do one last moisturize for the night, and there you have it…that is my evening skincare routine. 

It’s so important to find the products that work the best for you, and I’ve finally found mine.  If you want to share some of your own best skincare products, please do so in the comments below! Make sure to share your skin type in the comment as well! 

My Favorite Restaurant In Cabo San Lucas…

Romeo y Julieta

Blvd. Paseo de la Marina S/N
Col. Marina
23410 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Mexico

First, let me say that this restaurant is absolutely beautiful: the food, the service, the ambience. You have your choice to eat on the outside patio or indoors. We choose outdoors with the live music, but boy, oh boy is the inside of this place magnificent. The bathrooms are spotless, and the mirror is the ladies room is the perfect selfie mirror. I told my significant other when we get a house of our own that’s the kind of mirror I want! (lol)

I definitely would say to order the Cesar Salad as a group. They bring it out and make it in front of you which is really cool and different. It was delicious, and I am not your typical salad eating kind of girl. It’s rare to see me eating a salad! 

My personal favorite was the dish I ordered…Michael and I always tend to share our dishes because we love variety, but I loved mine so much that I only gave him a quarter of it. Selfish, I know. I highly, highly recommend the FILETTO VERONA ALLA GORGONZOLA. It’s a prime Angus beef tenderloin (10.5 oz), bacon, mushrooms, roasted potatoes and organic vegetables, and it MELTS in your mouth. It was my favorite dish of our entire stay in San Lucas…and that’s a pretty bold statement.

If you are ever in San Lucas, make sure to put this place on your itinerary.

RIU PALACE

Camino Viejo a San José S/N
23479 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Mexico

Location

For starters, Riu Palace is roughly about 45 minutes from the airport. Once you go through customs, their will be shuttles, taxis and limos outside waiting to pick up people.

One thing to note about this location is you are not allowed to get in the ocean at this property. The beach is absolutely stunning and beautiful to look at but the ocean has high undertows here and it’s unsafe for you to go in.

Our Experience + The Service + The Room

When we pulled into the hotel, every aspect of the property was well-maintained, clean and absolutely gorgeous. Since I am a influencer, they did upgrade us to one of their best suites in the hotel. Michael & I walked into our room to find a note, chocolate covered strawberries, three bottles of wine and champagne and a view that words cannot describe. We knew right then and there…we were going to have a wonderful time at the Riu Palace. I do believe the rooms are all extremely similar, it’s more based on views/pools. Just some advice though, I would 100% bring some pesos so you can tip bartenders, butlers, shuttle drivers, etc. I know it’s an all-inclusive resort but it’s always nice to give a little extra!

The Restaurants

I have to be completely honest…this is my only complaint about this resort. The food was horrible. It is definitely something that they need to work on. I definitely recommend going into town and eating at Romeo Y Julieta, Outpost, El Peregino and Pochos Seafood.

The Pool Parties

Oh my god…the pool parties. They are truly the best time ever. We went to The Neon Party on Saturday Night, and had the greatest time. We were laughing, drinking, and dancing all night. The DJ played the best music. Overall it was just the greatest pool party I have ever been to and one of the funnest nights of our stay. Even if you do not stay at the Riu, I HIGHLY suggest going to their pool party…you won’t regret it.

The Verdict…

Riu Palace was awesome. Not only was everything so clean, the property just had incredible architecture with insanely nice swim out bars (a pool where you can swim to the bar!). Everything about the property was Instagram worthy, y’all! If you are looking for a romantic and luxurious vacation, Riu Palace is a great place to stay! I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the resort and if you have any resorts you love, feel free to share them with me! 🙂 Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you! Hope you enjoyed this resort review and we’ll chat soon!

The Perfect Spot To Nosh (Cabo, San Lucas)

OUTPOST
Boulevard Paseo de la Marina 1123450
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California SurMexico

 

Ay Dios Mio! I LOVE THIS PLACE! Outpost is a lounge, bar, kitchen & boutique that I am so glad I found on Yelp. Outpost serves small amuse-bouche or tapas style plates, but don’t let that fool you…these noshes are absolutely phenomenal.

The service was great. We LOVED everyone we met. They were ALL very professional, funny and attentive. The drinks were super creative, fun and strong. The bathroom is super clean which is VERY important & there’s even a outpostcabo selfie powder room. If you take a photo, you get a complimentary dessert!

This place is the perfect spot to drink, chat with friends and eat small platters that have so much taste to them. We liked it so much here that we actually returned the next day! Outpost is also dog friendly. Who doesn’t love dogs?! I know I get excited any time I see one. 

Rooftop garden: Outpost began its agricultural program; by growing most of the microgreens, vegetables, herbs, and sprouts that we serve in our tasty food, freshly-juiced craft cocktails, and in our healthy veggie juices. It was really cool to go upstairs and check everything out. We weren’t expecting all of that.

Shop: Enjoy daily Flora Farms bounty and baked goods, local handmade skincare indulgencies by Santo Cabo, and Outpost Keepsakes. We bought some soaps that smelt absolutely amazing.  I recommend getting the one with aloe in it since you are on vacation, you are going to need all the help you can get for that sunburn! 

I highly recommend stopping in here and trying a few things on the menu. Out of everything we tried our top favorites were the BBQ sliders and The Tuna Sashimi. BUT Our absolute favorite were the mini burgers! Honestly it’s a bite but the best BITE you’ll ever have in your life. Do not come here without trying the mini burgers!

A special thank you to Derrick the owner for making us feel so welcomed! If we ever come back to San Lucas, we will DEFINITELY be back to OUTPOST!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics & Beauty Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills has always been one of my favorite cosmetics and beauty lines. From their award-winning Brow Wiz, the Ultra-slim, retractable pencil that creates precise, hair-like strokes to their best-selling Contour Powder Kit, the three powder highlight and three powder contour shades…ABH honestly has never let me down. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Kits – The colors are very pigmented, a little bit goes a long way and are very easy to blend when applied with a light hand.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette – This is one gorgeous palette. I also own the artist palette which is why I did not hesitate to buy this. Shimmers are super pigmented and mattes blend nice and easily with little kickback. This is a great palette for any makeup lover! The color pay off is just amazing. This palette is my new daily go-to.

I highly recommend trying any of these products. They are must haves if you love applying make-up, and are always in my make-up bag whenever I travel!