Thursday, August 11, 2022

Summer PR Haul: Part 2

 Hello Everyone!

Last month I shared on my blog a Summer PR Haul. This month I received a few more PR items. Today I wanted share some of the latest products that are good for the rest of the Summer and a few Fall Previews as well.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez 

I have been wanting to try Rare Beauty and when I received this parcel I was super excited! The packaging is really nice and I did a few swatches of the makeup and the quality is so good. Expect to see a few makeup looks!


So many goodies from DERMA E! It's almost like they read my mind because these are some of my favorite DERMA E skincare products.


This was the second box that I received from DERMA E this month. I've been using the some of products for years and the new hair mask has been working wonders on my hair. 

Replenix August PR Box

If you're looking to combat acne and hydrate your skin, give Replenix Skincare Products a try. These are a few restocks that they sent over this month.

Dr. Zenovia Skincare August PR Box

These are two of my holy grail products from Dr. Zenovia. I'm glad to have these restocks. 

Daily Concepts Deep Exfoliating Mitt

I typically exfoliate my skin, but I'm interested in using this deep exfoliating mitt from Daily Cocnepts. I've shared a few products that I've received from this amazing brand, and I'm sure this mitt will help keep my skin healthy.

Morgan Taylor Fall 2022 Collection 

It may still be Summer, but Fall collections are out and this is Morgan Taylor's Fall 2022 Collection. I love the mix of vampire and neutral hues for the upcoming Fall season.

Spa Sciences Nera

Healthy clean skin is so important to me. I've used many body loofah brushes before, but I never used a body powered shower brush before. 

Spa Sciences Daily Cleanser

Spa Sciences recently released new skincare products to their brand and they sent over this Daily Cleanser for me to try.

To see Summer PR Haul: Part 1 CLICK HERE

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hydrated Skin: Body Edition

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Last month I shared my post for my Hydrated Skin: Face Edition. Today I want to share my Hydrated Skin: Body Edition. These are a few products that I like to use to keep my skin hydrated. 

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Body & Face Cream: Shea butter and glycerin intensely hydrates to relieve dry and extra dry skin.

Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser: gently cleanses using ultra-mild surfactants while nonfragrant plant oils and skin-restorative amino acids replenish and soothe, leaving behind a light layer of protective lipids.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion: Supercharged with ingredients that go beyond simple moisture, helping to strengthen and replenish a compromised skin barrier, boosting the production of vital natural moisturizing factors that keep it healthy, soft, and flexible—like ceramides and cholesterol—as well as helping restore and protect the water content of skin.

Olay Exfoliating & Hydrating Body Wash with Deep Sea Minerals, Coconut Water: Made with Deep Sea Minerals and Coconut Water, infuses your skin with premium skin care ingredients. Use our luxe formula daily to gently remove dead skin cells to reveal radiant, moisturized skin. Supercharged with Vitamin B3 Complex, this nourishing body wash revitalizes and quenches thirsty skin for long-lasting hydration.

Cetaphil Restoraderm Unscented Skin Restoring Body Wash: Strengthens & Protects Stressed Skin. Formulated with filaggrin technology to help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier and leave sensitive skin feeling hydrated and healthy.

I also want to thank those who left me such kind messages on my last post for my 9th Blogiversary

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Happy 9th Blogiversary to Beauty and More by Pilar!

 Hello Everyone!

Happy Blogiversary to me! I say this every year, but wow how time flies! 9 years of blogging!

My Godmother sent me a photo of this Watermelon Starbucks Tumber she got for me!

Thanks Mommy for my early Blogiversary gift!

What about makeup?

Beauty is one of the main reasons why I started my blog in 2013. I still love beauty, but since the pandemic started 2 years ago I have taking a slower pace with posting makeup looks. I still creating makeup looks, but I plan on getting back to posting them. I miss posting makeup looks in detail.

I want to thank those in my life that support my blogging and encourage me to continue to do things that I love. Next, I want to thank all the brands that I have worked with past and present. I appreciate you sending PR Samples/Products, sponsoring, and valuing my opinion to share with my audience. Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank you all for taking time to visit, read, and comment on my blog! I appreciate you all so much! I hope that when you visit my blog that you enjoy and find inspiration from my posts. Here's to my 9th year of blogging!

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hydrated Skin: Face Edition

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This extreme heat and humidity has been horrible in South Carolina. During these extreme temperatures it's important to keep my skin hydrated. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite hydrating skincare products that I use.

Lately I've been using Vanity Planet's Aira Ionic Facial Steamer before I apply serums. My face feels so soft and hydrated after usage. (I sometimes use a jade roller after I apply serum). 

The Aira is supposed to help with hydrating and softening the skin surface among other benefits. I've started using the Aira last October and I don't have any complaints. My skin feel soft, hydrated, and my pores look minimized. 

Dr. Zenovia Skincare Bakuchiol Hydrating Cleanser: This clinical-grade, pH balanced, soap-free cleanser is specially designed to be suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Dr. Zenovia’s soothing, anti-aging REG-ulate360 Complex and powerful antioxidant blend of Green Tea and botanicals help brighten, nourish, hydrate and protect skin. Bakuchiol Hydrating Cleanser thoroughly removes environmental pollutants, excess oil and makeup while refreshing and moisturizing the skin with Yucca Root and Panthenol.

DERMA E Ultra Hydrating Dewy Skin Serum: Our concentrated serum treatment with ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, Olive-derived Squalane and antioxidant-rich Green Tea nourishes skin to reveal a luminescent, dewy finish while supporting long-lasting moisture and barrier protection, keeping skin soft, supple and well-hydrated all day.

Drunk Elephant F-Balm: With a blend of barrier-replenishing ingredients, including niacinamide, sodium PCA, plant squalane, five forms of ceramides, omega fatty acids, and powerful antioxidants, F-Balm effectively rehydrates hungover, overly parched skin, making it soft and supple. Tiny beads loaded with vitamin F burst during application to deliver extra emollience and soothing hydration.

Replenix Anti-Aging Antioxidant Hydrating Cleanser: A dermatologist-developed deeply hydrating cleanser that gently cleanses and replenishes skin while helping to maintain skin’s delicate pH balance and promoting a more youthful glow. Rich in powerful, ultra-purified medical-grade antioxidants and natural botanicals, skin’s radiance is restored with each use. Skin is calmed and soothed, while it’s left deeply nourished, hydrated, and balanced for a healthier, more supple complexion.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydrating Serum: Formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide, B-Hydra delivers steady hydration throughout the day, leaving the skin looking healthy and more illuminated. Blended with a unique lentil-apple-and-watermelon complex, B-Hydra helps diminish drabness, dryness, and the appearance of fine lines. Your complexion will appear brighter and more youthful upon every application.

Hers Instant Moisturizer Hydrobounce with Hyaluronic Acid: Meet your go-to moisturizer. Formulated for ultimate hydration, this lightweight yet ingredient-rich moisturizer supports healthy skin, day and night.

CVS Health Hydrating Facial Serum: Formulated with essential ceramides; hyaluronic acid, a hydrating ingredient naturally found in skin; and vitamin B5. These ingredient work together in a lightweight and fast absorbing serum to bind moisture to skin's surface and help provide intense hydration to dry skin.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask: Creamy, oil-free facial mask deeply moisturizes while you sleep. Wake up to a dewy glow in the morning. Did you know skin loses moisture while you sleep? This rich, penetrating night mask replenishes all night long. It soothes and nourishes to help skin stay hydrated. Includes hydrating panthenol to help support skin’s moisture barrier.

Clinique Moisture 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator: Our refreshing fan-favorite hydrator. Lightweight, oil-free gel-cream penetrates deep, lasts 100 hours. Auto-Replenishing Technology helps skin create its own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself, then locks in moisture. Skin feels soothed with hydration in 3 seconds, and it keeps on glowing.

What are some of your favorite hydrating facial skincare products?  Also....if you're having leaving a comment under your Google account leave one anonymously with your name in the comment so I'll know who left the comment or comment with your name in the option in the comment box.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Summer PR Haul

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 Disclaimer: This posts contains PR Samples from various brands. I want to thank each brand for sending over product(s) All opinions are 100% my own.

I haven't done a PR Haul in quite some time so today I'm doing a PR Haul! These are items sent over by companies from May, June, and July. 



Prismatic Full Face Kit

Drunk Elephant 

Republix Monthly PR Box


DERMA E Monthly PR Box

Dr. Zenovia Skincare Monthly PR Box

Green Goo Helps

Real Techniques 

Daily Concepts 

So many goodies! I very grateful to the brands that send over PR for me to try etc. I usually post these items on my IG, but in addition to IG I wanted to share them on my blog as well. 

Monday, July 11, 2022

A Little Organization

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This weekend I wanted to do a little organizing and reorganizing. I wanted to start this last month, but life happens so I had to delay things for a bit. 

Friday night I made a homemade taco bowl and I had leftovers for Saturday. 

I thought this weekend would be a good time to get things done since it's been raining. In speaking of raining we've been having thunderstorms everyday for a least week. South Carolina is expecting more rain and thunderstorms this week as well.

The past few weeks I purchased a few new baskets and this lazy susan to help with organizing.

I find using baskets so helpful with organizing. I also repurchase the pineapple Scenterpieces from Yankee Candle. I'm getting started late with Summer decor this year lol.

Now to cool off with a nice cool glass of lemonade and spend time with my mom.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Fourth of July

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Happy 4th of July! I spent most of today resting and cooking dinner. 

I made homemade chili dogs and fries for dinner.

Homemade Apple Pie 🥧 🍎 Fun Facts: I've been making homemade apple pie since I was 15 years old 🙂 This is my first time making a lattice top crust.

I'm so proud of my lattice work on the top of my pie looks. As I mentioned this was my lattice top crust pie. 

Can't forget the vanilla ice cream!

It's been raining for the past couple of days. Not all day rain, but rain and thunderstorms. I literally took this picture earlier this evening before it started storming. How was your holiday? 

Summer PR Haul: Part 2

 Hello Everyone! Last month I shared on my blog a Summer PR Haul. This month I received a few more PR items. Today I wanted share some of th...