I had a friend this week ask me for a link for the best light coverage creams, preferably with SPF. To be honest, looking for a decent tinted moisturizer can be as tricky as finding that one needle in a haystack. Imagine strolling into Sephora, bombarded by a mix of overpowering perfumes and little kids testing out everything in sight. Not exactly a peaceful scene, huh? Before you brave the chaos of Sephora or dive into the online jungle (which happens to be my go-to), let me give you the lowdown. I’ll spill the beans on some of my all-time favorite tinted moisturizers that have been my ride-or-dies for years. So, what do you reckon? Any favorites you swear by? Let’s chat!

Saie Beauty SPF 35 tinted moisturizer is super lightweight, glowy and maybe better on top of another foundation.My teens love this one.

Super Goop Glow screen sunscreen acts as a primer. Has SPF 40 – light to medium coverage. I wore this one for a whole year! I always kept it in my purse.

Tarte BB blur tinted moisturizer cream has SPF 30 – I haven’t tried this one, but it has 1600 reviews at an average of 4.7 stars. It’s creamy and smooth, medium buildable, and natural matte coverage.

ILIA clean and medium to full coverage I love this one and feels good and nourishing on the skin.

Bonus (Not a tinted moisturizer but worth mentioning) Tarte shape tape I mix two colors for medium coverage, 5N and a dark one 53N for contouring.

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2 weeks moved into our new home in California and I scheduled a brow appointment. Read more about our move here.

Not just any appointment. My make-up artist Morgan Grimes suggested I get a brow tint and shape. I got a lot of questions about my experience yesterday, so I wrote about it below.

What is a brow tint and shape?

The brow artist essentially color “tints” your brows a desired color, I chose a shade darker than my hair color but you can discuss this with your brow artist ahead of time. Along with tinting my brows a darker shade to make them look “colored in,” she also shaped my brows. First, she outlined them, like a stencil and showed me how they looked before she went in to wax and pluck them. Since I recently used retinol products on my face, she suggested that we tweeze the hairs at the top of my brows, since waxing after retinol can thin the skin. I had no idea!

I can’t remember the last time I had my brows shaped. She went a shade darker than my hair and shaped my brows using waxing method (at the lower part of my brows) and tweezing on the top portion of my brows. My right eyebrow has been thicker and making my right eye more hooded, so I knew that I needed a professional to even them out. Keep in mind, your brows are supposed to look like cousins, not twins. Around 30 min later, I felt like Brooke Shields with a new set of brows. Knowing that I have 5 kids and barely any time for myself most days, you girls know I’ll gladly take any shortcuts. I’ll see her in 6 weeks and look forward to that nice quiet time laying flat on her table without any child asking me to cut their apple or help with homework. When was the last time you got your brows done?

Wylder Esthetics in South Pasadena, CA.

This post was not sponsored and simply my personal opinion and experience.
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Strawberry Sparkle deodorant (no aluminum) // Blue raspberry deodorant // Melon punch deodorant

Reid and I have been looking at old pictures going down memory lane. We are shocked how fast our kids have grown! Where does time go? As I write, we have two teens in our house who happen to be obsessed with skincare. We’ve had some hilarious conversations about body odor, awkward situations and the best deodorants. It should be noted that my girls are super picky about their deodorant, both for its smell and appearance. This one in strawberry sparkle is their favorite hands down and available at target. Let me know what you think!

More teen related articles on the blog: Me and Atalie trying Dove deodorant for the first time HERE

Heart sweater // Pink Heart sweatshirt // Led Zeppelin sweatshirt

Sponsored by Target, all opinions my own.

Do you drive around and see strip malls with 24hr tanning still operating?  I always ask myself, how do these businesses stay open?  I did the old spray tan, back in the day.  Most likely college!  I’m thankful that I have found a sunless tanner that works well, easy to apply and infused BioCell Collagen® CG for youthful-looking skin.

Here are 5 simple steps for Sunless Tanner application:

1)    Bathe and exfoliate with body scrub.  Recommended scrub here.

2)    When skin is dry, apply 3 foam squirts into mit.  Recommmended mit here.

3)    Apply foam to each area of the body.  I start from the neck and work my way down.  I apply three squirts of foam to each extremity, typically.

4)    Once covered, wash palm of hands with soap thoroughly.

5)    Brush your teeth or do your hair while skin dries.  Once dry, get dressed and show the world your tan.

I love the natural look of the tan.  I’ll typically reapply every 2-3 days, depending on the tone I desire.  Reid also loves the Sunless Tanner, so share with your husband.


FREE CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam when you spend $99 ($34.99 value)! 

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Shalice Noel Tip.  You can use your anniversary credit to get towards 99$ purchase.  I recommend this for you shopping cart to automatically earn the free Cell Proof Sunless Tanning Foam.

Wait 4-6 hours for the glow to show up. One thing Reid and love about it is that it doesn’t bleed onto our sheets. So I can apply the tanning foam after exfoliation in the shower and go to bed without worrying about staining the sheets.

Why I love Furlesse

by Shalice Noel

Face tape can be sticky business.

No pun intended.

Before I posted a reel about how I don’t use Botox for aging, I was not familiar with the magic of face tape.

A couple weeks ago, I posted a reel was on how I plan to age naturally. I mentioned in my reel that taking liquid collagen was actually cheaper! I got a flood of responses on both sides, some who related and others who disagreed. I love stirring up a good conversation. Natalie, a friend I have met on Instagram, direct messaged me saying that she uses Furlesse strips (aka face tape) to help iron out fine lines and wrinkles. She said that even though face tape compliments your current injectables, the face tape works so well she doesn’t need it.

I was intrigued.

I’ll be turning 40 in December, so I’m no stranger to laugh lines and forehead wrinkles. My follower who became a friend, Natalie, told me to try the rows for the forehead and crows for my furrowing. After my first night using them, I was hooked. I took before and after pics. It seemed to smooth wrinkled lines with consistent use. I later asked the founder, a mom and entrepreneur, Cathy, how she came up with Furlesse and how it works. Here’s her response:

“I created Furlesse over 10 years ago. I got the idea for my wrinkle patches from hearing stories of women using scotch tape, butterfly bandages, and even duct tape to smooth their wrinkles. I was intrigued by the idea of a natural solution to keeping wrinkles under control and thought that something that held wrinkles smooth might be a pretty good idea. At the time, there was nothing on the market that was clear or cut into custom shapes. I researched how to get this product created and brought it to market in 2010. Since launching over 10 years ago, there has been huge growth in this sector, and my products are more relevant than ever to what people want today. 

Furlesse patches work by smoothing out the skin while holding it in place, preventing unwanted pillow creases and furrowing of the face. Certain areas of the face are prone to wrinkles due to everyday facial expressions. You can wear the patches anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight—wear them for shorter periods of time for a quick fix or throughout the night for longer lasting results. You will see immediate results upon removal with lasting effects varying per user. The more frequent and longer the use, the better the results. Furlesse patches can be used as a complement to your existing cosmetic injectable routine or can stand on their own as a natural, non-invasive option to smoothing facial lines and wrinkles. The patches are a great way for people to have an alternative way to help maintain their youthful look without having to seek drastic measures or spend lots of money with injectables.”

I’ve included my frequently asked questions below:

How do Fulesse work?

They are clear, stiff little stickers and they work by preventing your skin from folding and wrinkling as you sleep. Each one is a different shape designed for different target areas of the face that tend to crease when sleeping.

What tape do you use the most?

I love using the elevens and rows the most!

Can you use them more than once?

Yes, I use them 2-3 more nights. Just keep in mind, the more often you use them, some of the stickiness comes off.

Shalice, How do you use Furlesse?

I used the elevens and rows every night on my forehead since February 28, 2022. I apply 1 elevens between my brows before bed and after my skincare routine, I apply one elevens between my brows and about 3 rows. Just made sure that your lotion and serum is somewhat dry before applying the Furlesse. I line up the rows with my forehead wrinkles. Each pack is a 30 day supply, made in USA. I literally love waking up, peeling the patches off and seeing the results.

Coupled with drinking more H20, and taking liquid collagen, the elevens and rows have made a HUGE difference with my wrinkles.

My only regret? Not starting it sooner.

Thank you Furlesse for sponsoring this post. All opinions my own. I’m already into my 3rd package of rows and crows. UPDATED CODE 6/9: If you’re curious try, use code SHALICE25 for 25% off sitewide.

Atalie and I recently found aluminum and alcohol free deodorant from TARGET from DOVE! It is a fraction of the price we paid for another brand of clean deodorant. Atalie and Kate prefer the strawberry flavor. With 48 hours odor protection, it works! And my teens can stay fresh without the harsh chemicals.

Have you tried it?

A new skincare favorite

by Shalice Noel

Being a mom of 5, I want minimum effort and maximum results. I was recently looking for a retinol to beef up my evening skincare routine and I’m loving the Retinol Supreme Night oil. It goes on lightly and holds a nice moisture. It has retinol, vitamin C and 9 plant based oils. I turned 39 this year, so I’m concerned about areas like my forehead wrinkles and laugh lines. I like that I can gently rub the serum into my skin for a nourishing look.

If you’re like me and need a boost to your skincare routine, fill your cart with the essentials like this radiant cleansing balm, age renewal super serum, retinol supreme night oil, extreme recovery cream for skin plumping and hydration. My only regret is that I just wish I started earlier.

Use code CUPID for 15% off.

Thank you Colleen Rothschild for sponsoring this post!

I finally found retinol without the irritation! I make time in between the craziness of raising 5 kids to use retinol because it helps ward against wrinkles and is gentle. I have sensitive skin and I’ve used these products for 14 days and zero irritation. While I’m a busy mom of 5, I’ve used Dr Dennis Gross Gel cleanser, universal daily peel, and Ferulic intense wrinkle cream. Have you tried them? I’ve raved about them so much so that Reid started trying them!

I laugh because when I just had one child – Atalie, I remember having so much time for a long drawn out skincare routine. Now, fast forward 13 years, and I am down to 3 items I use over and over again for glowy moisturized skin. Here they are below linked for easy shopping:


For oily, normal, dry or combination skin types, tones and smoothes skin.


AHAs help accelerate cell turnover to remove surface dullness and promote healthy, radiant skin. Hello glowy youthful skin!


For those curious why I love this cream, I’m 39! And wrinkles are a concern and this cream creates a hydrated complexion. Here’s what the cream offers: offers long lasting hydration, replenishes skin’s moisture barrier and creates a smooth soft and hydrated complexion. What’s in it? Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, arnica and centella asiatica for a creamy lotion that has AMAZING moisture. While we were in Florida last week, I noticed with the colder windy weather, my skin was drier but this lotion goes on lightly (not heavy) and moisturizes thoroughly!

I’m so excited they gave me a code! USE CODE SHALICE20 (excluding bundles, devices and gift cards)

Reid is a fan too. Let me know what questions you have in the comments below.

Thank you. Dr Dennis Gross for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own.

3 Tips To Enhance Your Lashes

1. Use a sensitive eye makeup removing cleanser, some makeup removers are very harsh on your eyes!

2. Apply GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum on each lash line, once a day and GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum on each brow once a day. 

3. Stay consistent – it takes 4-6 weeks of consistent GrandeLASH-MD use to start seeing results, and 6-8 weeks of consistent GrandeBROW use to start seeing results. 

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When we lived in LA, I religiously went to get lash extensions every 6 weeks. I would get a sitter and drive an hour to West Hollywood and pray for a parking spot. Then, I would lay down for 2 hours and pray the stinky glue wouldn’t get into my eyes, which would happen on occasion and my eyes would burn! After two hours, I’d have full, long lashes. Sadly, this didn’t last long especially if I had allergies and my eyes would tear up or itch. I knew eventually that I needed to enhance my own natural lashes, that became so short as a result of the stress of the extensions. Yes, lash extensions can hurt your natural lashes.

Enter the lash serum from Grande Cosmetics, GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum. I saw a blogger friend that I trusted use it and I knew I had to try it. I was hooked.

Why I love GrandeLASH-MD, it’s a one swipe wonder! It helps promote the appearance of naturally longer, thicker looking lashes. It is water based so it’s suitable to use with contacts and lash extensions. And it is Ophthalmologist tested and cruelty free.

Have you tried it?

Thank you Ulta for sponsoring this post! All opinions my own.

I don’t know about you, but 2020 was a strange year. It felt kinda crazy and isolating but I learned to pivot! 

I still wanted to feel good about myself, despite staying in more and things being closed, so I didn’t want to skip out on the spa treatments. A girl needs her beauty treatments!

First off, waxing! I get this kit from amazon. It’s $12 for the wax that I melt in the microwave. Lately, I’ve used a paper plate under the plastic wax bottle due to a few unfortunate spills. Trust me, the paper plate is a game-changer. I use these strips to peel off the hair. I use these to wax the bikini area, underarms, and upper lip. This takes practice, so give yourself some time to figure it out. But it’s so worth it!

EXTRA TIP: Finish off the area with this tanning foam. VIOLA! You’ll look like you got back from San Tropez! Use code SHALICE10

I learned to color my roots using this kit I go with a lighter shade than my hair. I use light brown in DPHUE OR 5N in Naturtint. I only apply to my roots, so to avoid wasting product, I mix 1 tablespoon of colorant and 1 T of developer. I leave it on for 1 hour to get those stubborn grays. This doesn’t have harsh chemicals or ammonia, so I’m a fan.

I love self-tanning; it’s an instant mood boost! I use this mousse for legs and body, and tan oil for face.

I learned to tint my eyebrows You leave it on for 10 min and it tints your brows, making it easier to color in your brows and saves you some time.

Whiten my teeth I use these and Atalie uses them too. If you want a healthier version, try these.

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