This month’s obsession goes out to my MOM!!!! She reminded me of a product that I’m totally obsessed with and love.

The Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse feels like I’m rubbing Heaven on my face; it’s amazing! It almost has the consistency of petroleum jelly, but it’s quite different, believe me. What I love about this rinse is the two-step process.

1. Rub vigorously all over the face with dry hands
2. Rinse with warm water and finish off with cool

When rinsing, the product turns into the milky feeling treasure and you instantly feel the dirt come up and off.

That’s it! My face is left feeling extremely hydrated, soft and supple. Often times it’s all I need. Here’s a bonus: it comes in a travel size version so in the carry-on bag it goes!

xo IKA



March Obsession Time, friends! My choice is a no-brainier this month. I tried a makeup product that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick is not a game. What a formula! It glides on like butter. It lasts all day. It doesn’t dry out. What else do you want? Listen, I’m a huge fan of Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lips and the $6 price! But they have nothing on the M.A.C formula, it’s true.

Currently obsessed with the shade Ladybegood. It’s an everyday shade for me. Luckily for you, there are 33 shades to choose from. Enjoy!

xo IKA



First thing’s first friends. I missed the December obsession! December flew right by without a trace. My apologies to you all. But we’re now through January. We’ve got a full year ahead and I’m committed to trying it all out, for YOU! This month I tried a great one….

Garnier Skin Active Miceller Cleansing Water & Makeup Remover is pretty good. I was skeptical at first. I thought, will this lightweight formula work on my full face makeup? And can I get away without rinsing? Could there be a makeup remover and cleanser all in one? So the answer is no; full face makeup isn’t where you pull this out. But, there is still something that I love about it. It seems like the perfect product to bring on a mini vacation or throw in your gym bag to use after a workout. Although it’s not equipped for my everyday nighttime routine, there are real benefits. It removes impurities without harsh effects. Nothing wrong with that!

If you’re looking for a regime that works well every night, check out what I’m most committed to, here.

There you have it. Give it a try. It’s gentle and hydrating. Who doesn’t want that?

xo IKA