Hi loves and Happy New Year!!! As always, I’m totally behind on blogging, but hey… I’m shocked I can even keep this thing going sometimes. I know how busy you all are as well, so to keep things simple, I’ve created a clickable shopping guide at the bottom of this post.

I’ve been meaning to review these products for  quite sometime now. I wanted to tell you about some of my favorite new beauty lines on the market, and how fitting. Our skin is our largest organ. So not only do we need to rush to the gym come January 1st, but we must always take care of that skin of ours.

In no particular order, here are some of my must have items in your bathroom vanity!



VINTNER’S DAUGHTER Active Botanical Serum — This product has seriously saved me this winter. Not only is it incredible during those rather dry months of dry house heat, wind, and cold weather. It’s also 100% natural and actually works!

This multi-correctional serum features a powerful concentration of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and minerals, collagen building phytoceramides, essential fatty acids and wrinkle-fighting antioxidants help to reduce signs of aging, stimulate cellular turnover, inhibit melanin production, strengthen collagen and skin elasticity, deliver oxygen to cells and protect against free radical damage. Active botanicals and essential oils deeply penetrate skin’s layers to reveal radiant and healthy skin. Formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, and SLSs.


MDSUN Super Hydraton B Serum — Since we’re on serums let’s talk about this one I’d also like to add that I like to rotate serums, just like with hair and other things in life, your body gets used it and so I like to mix things up. I like switching a few weeks with one product and then going onto another. Also depending on that “time of the month” and other skin concerns, just like with masks. You can switch up your serum game! You also can’t go wrong with the MDSUN lines, because you can try out most of their products by purchasing samples from $2 to $35 each!

Super Hydration B Serum is a lightweight formula that infuses dehydrated and distressed skin with optimal amounts of hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B complex, and antioxidant elements to replenish a depleted moisture level. Delivering results beyond great hydration and water retention, this intense antioxidant infused formula will diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving uneven skin tone, resulting in a more hydrated, plumped, and youthful appearance.


EXUVIANCE Body Tone Firming Concentrate — Ok ladies and gents! We all have to deal with that pesky cellulite, some fight a harder battle then others. I have to say, that no matter how much I work out, those little bumps seem to always be there. Reality is there are only a few things you can do to hide cellulite, and nothing to really erase it. None of the lasers nor invasive treatments really work. However there are a few firming creams and items on the market. This being one of them!

Now you can target signs of aging with a unique combination of proven anti-agers formulated specifically for the body, restoring youthful firmness, tone and a more contoured appearance. Exuvaince’s special rollerball applicator gently massages skin, stimulating circulation while delivering a high potency firming body treatment for age-revealing zones on arms, legs and stomach.

A triple firming complex helps address the weakened support matrix that can lead to looseness, a dimpled appearance and thin, crepe-like skin texture. Patented NeoGlucosamine, CitraFill and AminoFil target collagen and cushion skin’s matrix, creating a supportive, firming network for the body. Surface texture appears tighter, more toned. An added dose of stimulating pure caffeine helps to smooth and refine body contours. Skin is lightly hydrated with improved suppleness and elasticity.

Try it for yourself and you won’t break the bank doing it!!! I also love a bunch of other products from the Exuviance line. I’ve tried a few and really loved their eye creams, and the starter packs.


MAC Strobe Cream — If you follow me on InstaStories and Snap (@Helen_Berkun) you know I’m obsessed with strobing. Sometimes I like strobing better then contour because it rarely makes you look like you have on a ton of make-up and a dirty face! Hence this amazing moisturizer by MAC has definitely been my go to moisturizer.

The ultimate quick fix for skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals, Strobe Cream boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Adds the softest glow to skin in sunlight to spotlight. Comes in shades of pink, peach, silver, red and gold. I love the peach and pink for day to day and always use the gold for nighttime glam.


MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads — These easy to use pads remove pore-clogging debris, help minimize break outs, improve skin tone, and refine skin texture. With a unique two-layer ingredient approach, this cardinal product’s formulation is what makes it unlike any other. The first layer features a blend of glycolic acid, polyhydroxy acid, lactobionic acid, and essential vitamins to exfoliate the skin while simultaneously hydrating it. The second is a powerful blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients designed to reduce and control redness and irritation while the acids exfoliate skin, initiate cell turnover, and provide deep miniaturization. The result is purified skin with a radiant and youthful glow!


AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES — Let’s talk about your mind for a second. We all need a minute to unwind from our day, our work, our kids, our life… I love unwinding with scents. As I sit here writing this post I have four candles burning all around my office, and two of them are Joyful Triptych!

Aromatherapy Associates believes essentials oils “help transform our moods and move us from one state of mind to another.” The trio in this ‘Star Jewels’ set are formulated with very small molecules to ensure their unique healing properties can easily reach every cell of the body. I use a few drops in my bath and or shower, they also make for some amazing gifts. Check out some other products by Aromatherapy Associates!


MAC Shadescents — Hello lover!!! Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Boys, listen up. The new Shadescents Collection is six superb new fragrances that capture the personalities of MAC’s most cult-favorite lipstick shades! Want to get your hands on these scents compliments of moi this Valentine’s Day? Make sure you follow along on my Instagram (@Helen_Berkun) as I gear up to give all six of the scents to six lucky winners this week! Which scent will you be?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this full little Beauty Vault Recap! Can’t wait for you to try some of these amazing products!