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    Top 10 Beauty Products of 2017

    Top 10 Beauty Products of 2017

    Happy New Year friends!! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and wish you all the best in 2018!

    With that being said, I welcome this year with open arms and believe deep down that it will be a good one. I never make New Year’s resolutions because, honestly, I don’t know what life will throw at me and I don’t want to feel disappointed if I didn’t achieve one or a few of the resolutions. I do set general goals, though. One of them is to focus more on my YouTube channel and create more informative videos for you all, whether it is in beauty, fashion, food or travel, my goal is bring some more dimension to Peppered In Style.

    So, for my first video of 2018, I thought it was fitting to do a roundup of my top 10 beauty products of 2017. It was really hard to narrow it down to just 10, so I did throw in a couple of extras from two of the brands I talk about in the video.

    Click below to watch. All products are linked in the caption of the video as well as in the shopping widget within this post. If you have any questions about any of the products or anything else, feel free to ask in the comments on here or on YouTube.

    Do you have a New Year’s resolution? If so, what’s your biggest one?

    Thanks so much for watching and stopping by, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!





    Do Not “For Your Age” Me

    **Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by RoC®. However, all opinions are 100% my own.  Visit here to learn more about the #ForYourAge campaign.

    RoC Retinol Daily Hydration

    Most of you know that I am in my late 30’s. In fact, I’m just 3 months shy of turning the big 4-0! And as I approach this wonderful milestone, I want to open up the conversation about what aging means to me. And please, do not “for your age” me. Here’s why. Read more…


    How to Easily Transition to a Big Boy Bed

    How to transition to a big boy bed

    My baby is all growd up, and at 5 years old now, Alex is ready to transition to a big boy bed. We actually had a lifetime crib that transitions from baby crib, to toddler bed, to a full size bed that we’ve had since Evan was born 12 years ago. As we thought of the process of getting Alex out of the toddler bed, we knew we needed to get a full size mattress. The plan was to just use the lifetime crib and convert it to the full size bed, but having Javier (our foreign exchange student) in the guest bedroom meant that when the grandparents, or other family members/friends came to visit we would need to put Evan and Alex together. So we decided to get a bunk bed!

    I found an affordable yet sturdy bunk bed online Read more…


    Must Have Hair Tools

    T3 Micro Hair Tools

    Happy Friday!!!! First, I want to start off by saying that it was brought to my attention that my posts had not been going out to my beautiful subscribers for about a month. I sincerely apologize you missed these posts, there was a technical issue with my account on MailChimp, but the issue has been resolved! UPDATE: Issue not resolved. But I’m working really hard to fix it.

    Now, let me tell you a little story about my hair tools. I’ve had my trusty hair dryer (not pictured) for 20 years!!! Yes, you read that right, 20. My mom and I bought it when Read more…


    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin + Giveaway

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    Happy Monday, loves!! Now, I know you may be asking yourself why I’m writing about a skincare product for oily skin when I repeatedly talk about my dry skin and products for dry skin. Hear me out, there are a couple of reasons why I picked this particular item.

    This Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is specifically formulated to balance and purify combination to oily skin by helping to control sebum production with the essential oils of rosemary and geranium. The lotus extract help refine skin, leaving it super soft and supple.

    Some oils (not all) targeted for dry skin actually tend to leave my skin a bit oily, mostly because they’re not easily absorbed. This makes it a little hard to apply makeup. So I figured that if I tried the Lotus oil which is targeted for combination to oily skin, and helps balance the oil production, I might still get some benefits out of it without it actually drying my skin. And guess what, I was right!! My skin feels super soft and perfectly hydrated. Plus, it smells amazing!

    This oil is lightweight and absorbs easily to tighten pores and also brightens the complexion. Clarins does have a Blue Orquid oil formulated for dry skin, which I still wan to try, and the Santal face oil treatment for dry and irritated skin. All of the oils are made with 100% pure plant extracts with a combination of essential aromatic oils and natural hazelnut oil. They contain no preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

    This all being said, the second reason why I am talking about this oil for combination to oily skin is because I know that not all of my dear readers have dry skin, and I wanted to test out a product for those with more oily skin and give them my honest opinion that may help clarify the mentality that using an oil on oily skin is a big no no. Try this face oil treatment out if you have oily prone skin, you just never know!

    On another note, keep scrolling down for a fantastic giveaway (unrelated to Clarins)!!

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    Clarins Lotus Oil for Combination to Oily Skin

    This post has been sponsored by Clarins. All opinions are 100% my own.





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    Healthy Skin with Cetaphil®

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySkinIsBeautiphil #CollectiveBias

    Healthy Skin with Cetaphil

    I feel I sound like a broken record when I say I have dry skin. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, it’s always dry, and it’s sometimes worse than others. So, I need all the hydration I can use to keep my skin healthy, without a heavy or oily feeling. Thankfully, Cetaphil® has the best products that are super hydrating yet gentle on my skin.

    I have been using the Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser off and on since it was recommended by my dermatologist in high school. I like how gentle it is while still getting deep down and cleansing my skin without stripping it. Today, I use it together with the Cetaphil® Daily Hydrating Lotion and Cetaphil® Rich Hydrating Night Cream, especially when I need that extra hydration boost. But what I like about the combination of the three most is that my skin doesn’t feel clogged, despite the fact that my skin seems to absorb the nourishing moisture like a sponge. I don’t have to worry about the products just sitting on the surface and being wasted on my pillowcase at night. Read more…


    Pamper Your Skin With Gold

    Pamper Your Skin With Gold- Brilliance NY Luxury Skincare

    Gold has been synonymous with wealth and beauty for centuries. And now it is not just a precious metal that we wear as jewelry or have as an accessory on display. Now gold is taking over the skincare industry. You can now pamper your skin with gold!

    Have you seen all of these gold masks being sold? They are all the rave and everyone seems to be loving them! So there’s gotta be something to the benefits of gold on the skin. And this is why I am your guinea pig Read more…

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