Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 2017: Beauty Favorites

My favorites for the month of April include:
Pacifica Super Kale Juiced-Up Shampoo
Pacifica Super Kale Juiced-Up Conditioner
L'Occitane Imortelle Divine Youth Oil
L'Occitane Imortelle Divine Cream
L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime and Conceal
Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil
Giorgio Armani Si for women
Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lip Paint
Paula's Choice RESIST Brightening Essence

Darphin STIMULSKIN PLUS Multi-Corrective Divine Cream

Darphin is luxury skin care at it's finest. Created to mimic the results of Pierre Darphin's effectual deep massage, this cream works to correct every aspect of anti-aging such as lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dehydration. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Darphin STIMULSKIN PLUS Multi-Corrective Divine Cream. So, what did I think?


This cream works to not only correct your skin's tribulations, but repair and prevent them, as well. Whether you suffer from fine lines or deep wrinkles or even uneven skin tone or just need some hydration, this product works wonders. 

The texture of this face cream is unbelievable. It reminds me of a thick serum almost. I also enjoy the fragrance because it's modestly subtle. In fact, it is so light, it isn't overpowering in any way. Nothing is more revolting than a face product that smells like perfume.

You know when you apply a face cream and you think it's great...then all of the sudden, you notice this weird, white film appearing out of no where? And you wonder "did my moisturizer just dry out on my face?" Well, guess what? This moisturizer does not do that. I absolutely love this moisturizer because it does not dry out and create an awkward film on your face. In fact, it sinks into your skin like a second skin and as a result, keeps your skin incredibly hydrated.

This moisturizer is perfect for anyone with normal, combination dry, dry, or excessively dry skin. So, whether you have normal-to-dry or combination dry or even just dry skin, you will benefit from this product.

Darphin does NOT test on animals, as they are strongly committed to the value of life. 


Darphin's moisturizer uses a variety of ingredients such as Sea Emerald and Samphire extract, along with an unique peptide blend of ingredients. If you are allergic or suffer a reaction from these ingredients, then I do not think you will be interested in this product.

If your skin is incredibly oily or oily skin in general, I do not think you would benefit by using this face cream.

This face moisturizer is almost $300. In fact, it is $295. If you are not willing to spend this amount of money, then you will not be interested in this amazing Darphin addition. 

Darphin's STIMULSKIN PLUS Multi-Corrective Divine Cream can be purchased at Darphin or your nearest Darphin retailer for $295. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. In fact, I just used it like a second ago. Would I recommend this product to a friend or family member? Yes, but only if they are willing to spend $295 on a face cream. For more information about this product, please visit Darphin today.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RIP Murphy

I am so heartbroken. There are no words to describe how I am feeling. My dear cat Murphy has died. She was sick for quite a while; however, the way she passed away has left me shattered, distraught and devastated. She was walking out to the dining room and collapsed. I am not sure if she was having a heart attack or a stroke.

As I tried to revive her, she crawled to me, struggling to meow and breath. I looked at her and told her it was "ok" to go and I would see her in the next life.

She died immediately after.

As I struggle to wipe away the tears, my heart is heavier than ever. I remember my life with this precious, sentient being and can only question why good things don't last forever. Why her? And I have to admit, I feel as if I lost a family member.

With that said, they say it takes a moment to meet someone, a day to appreciate them, a week to like them, a month (or more?) to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Rest in Peace Murphy. I will never forget the amazing cat that you were in this lifetime and the impact you made in my life. You will be forever missed. Laid to rest: 2003-2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Identity Theft Scam Involving Tax Returns

As we walk out of Winter and head into Spring, a lot of things seem to be happening. And with tax day approaching, it seems there are quite a few problematic issues that are almost inevitable to avoid. Recently, cyber security expert and influencer Rich Tehrani took to Twitter to expose a recent scam where hackers are actually stealing financial aid information from the IRS FASFA. Originally the hackers attempted to portray themselves as students looking to get financial aid. 

And according to the New York Times, this breach can potentially be one of the most destructive breaches in history next to the 2015 tax return incident where hackers took their liberties to new heights and depths, stealing over 300,000 taxpayers information. Shortly after, the IRS admitted that the actual figure was 700,000 instead of 300,000. Can you believe it?

With many fraudulent refunds (obsessive reverse refunding and/or charge backs), according to various sources 8,000 alone are equal to almost $40 million. Money that has yet to be recovered. After the breach was exposed, the IRS took action. 

But, how on earth did the hackers steal the information? It's simple, they took advantage of utilizing the FAFSA tool by swiping tax information. After filing false and fraudulent claims, they were able they were able to get money back. 

This scam has been happening for decades and needs to be stopped. But, will it ever? We can only hope.