Category Archives: Beauty

L’Occitane Peony Collection

August 23, 2017


If there’s one thing you know about me, it’s that my love for beauty and skincare products is strong!  Being around the fashion industry for well over a decade (yikes, that shows my age) has taught me the importance of taking care of my skin and investing in great beauty products.  Now, as a new mommy, I’m finding it’s harder to find the time to pamper myself.  I’ve also noticed that my skin has been uber sensitive since I’ve had Olivia, so I’m always careful when selecting which products to put on my face.


Today I’m excited to share my at-home spa experience with L’Occitane and their latest Peony Collection.  What we put on our skin is extremely important.  You always want to check for a chemical-free, plant-based product.  After all, you’re putting this on your face!  I always opt for clean, non-toxic beauty products.  That is exactly why I love L’Occitane.  The majority of their products have minimal ingredients and are based from plant extracts.  From the delicious floral scent, to silky texture of each mask, L’Occitane’s Peony collection helps to brighten and moisturize your skin in the most spa-like way.  Added incentive?  You can achieve this in the comfort of your own home!  Did I mention that peony extract found in each mask is from Drôme in the south of France?


Each mask from the Peony collection targets a specific issue, including hydration, purification, and an intense overnight mask for dry skin.  The hydration and purifying masks are quick 3 minute masks that you can apply in the morning or right before bed.  I applied mine first thing in the morning and opted for a makeup-free day because my face felt so fresh afterwards.  Words cannot describe how much softer my skin was after a quick 3 minute mask.  I will be using this regularly without any hesitation.  Yesterday was my first time sleeping with the overnight mask.  I woke up with my skin looking refreshed and feeling softer than ever.


Their next product from the Peony Collection is the Peony Petal Cleansing Oil.  This oil feels and smells like heaven!  Remember the peony extract from the south of France I mentioned earlier?  This product is actually infused with real peony petals from Provence and the packaging is gorgeous!!  The oil helps gently remove impurities all while keeping the skin hydrated and refreshed.  When I applied this product, my skin instantly had a glow to it.  Where has this been all my life?!  I can assure you that this collection is here to stay in the Gentry household.


There’s a reason L’Occitane is currently celebrating it’s 40th anniversary.  The company is passionate about discovering new, plant-based products and continues to create award-winning innovations .  Just let the reviews speak for themselves. 🙂



Thank you L’Occitane for sponsoring this post.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


photos by Banavenue

Mother’s Day with L’Occitane

May 9, 2017



As a new mom, Mother’s Day is going to be extra special this year.  I can’t wait to start new traditions and pass them down to my daughter.  I’ve partnered with L’Occitane to share perfect Mother’s Day gift with you.


Since I was a little girl, I can remember playing in my mom’s beauty products and pretending to be just like her.  I remember the makeup brushes, perfumes, nail polishes and all of the lotions and creams.  As a little girl I felt completely entitled to all of my mom’s products… after all, I wanted to feel glamorous and like a queen!


This Mother’s Day I’m repaying my mom for all the mess, stress and sleepless nights I’ve given her as a little girl!  And I can’t think of a more perfect gift to do so with. This L’Occitane gift set includes all things necessary to nourish your skin and feel renewed.  After all, mommies need to be pampered.







 This post was sponsored by L’Occitane but all reviews and opinions are my own.


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 4, 2016

mothers day gift guide


  1. MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Set
  2. Mar y Sol Woven Tote
  3. La Mer ‘The Introductory’ Collection
  4. Adidas Superstar Sneaker
  5. Nashelle Diamond Pendant Necklace
  6. Kate Spade Stud Earrings
  7. Nordstrom Lingerie ‘Moonlight’ Nightshirt
  8. Love and Lemons Cookbook, Kate Spade + Chelsea Market
  9. Maxi Dress
  10. Anthro Quilt
  11. Camera
  12. Momo Dress

Hi friends!


Just a friendly reminder that this Sunday is Mother’s Day and you probably don’t want to upset your loved one(s) by forgetting!  That’s why I’ve made it easy for you (no excuses!) and pieced together a few of my favorite gifts.  Another treat- everything on here qualifies for free shipping.  Go ahead and shop your little heart out!!


As always, thanks for stopping by. xo

Valentine’s Day Wish List

February 11, 2016

vday wish list


diptyque ‘Roses’ Scented Candle | Kate Spade ‘love list’ lip Earrings | Jo Malone ‘Red Roses’ Bath Oil | Waterford ‘Rebel’ Crystal Decanters | Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick | Christian Louboutin Peep Toe Slingback Pump | Kate Spade Satchel

Hi ladies!  If your SO/hubby is a last minute shopper like me, send him this wish list!  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no need to scramble looking for that perfect gift.  I’ve made it easy for all parties involved.  You’re welcome.  😉


Gift Ideas for Her

December 10, 2015

Gift Ideas for Her


  1. Burberry Brit Sheer Mega Check Scarf
  2. Movado ‘Bold’ Round Bracelet Watch
  3. Kwiat Diamond Studs
  4. Jo Malone Cologne Collection (Limited Edition)
  5. Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs, 3-Pack
  6. Bobbi Brown ‘Greystone’ Eye Palette
  7. La Mer Moisturizing Creme
  8. Hot Tools

Okay, ladies… I made this in hopes that you’ll share it with your guy.  😉


‘Tis the season for stressing over that perfect gift for your SO!  So, I’m here to help.  Today I’m sharing a few of my favorites that I feel every woman needs (okay, maybe not need) in their lives.  Feel free to drop a major hint to your honey by letting him glance at this gift guide… (you’re welcome!).  Seriously, these gifts are great for any special occasion and they’re timeless.  I hope you love them as much as I do!



classy in kate spade

September 8, 2015

Kate Spade statement necklace


Kate Spade Neapolitan bib necklace here Kate Spade Earring Studs here

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I hope everyone enjoyed Labor Day weekend and is back at it ready to conquer this 4 day week!  I on the other hand have had my more than usual coffee intake this morning.  Today I’m sharing this beautiful Kate Spade statement necklace that I recently wore to the Francesca’s Pre-Fall Collection event.  This piece is perfect when paired with simple stud earrings and minimal bracelets… It speaks for itself!  Statement necklaces are fun all year round, but I find I love pairing these pieces with sweaters during the Fall + Winter to really liven up a look.  I’m also listing some budget friendly pieces that won’t break the bank, below!  Happy Shopping!!  xx

Budget Friendly Options

dior lip glow

June 17, 2015

dior lip glow


Christian Dior Addict Lip Glow

Okay ladies… this little product is a must-have in your life. I’m just disappointed I’m just now discovering this lip gem. Apply it on the go, over your lipstick or use it as a natural base… I promise you’ll instantly fall in love with Dior’s Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm. This one’s here to stay in my bag. You’re welcome. 😉