Favorites in April


It’s that time again. The middle of the month where I rant and rave about my favorites products from last month. Holy cow, it’s May!

Where did April go? I truly feel like 2017 is just running away from me, not that that’s a terrible thing. Point being, it feels like it was just yesterday that I was doing my March favorites post.

Luckily, my addiction to cumulating products has not yet been cured. The following are a bunch of products I have tried and loved throughout the month of April. A few of these awesome products are available for one lucky subbie to receive for my April Favorites Giveaway! Make sure to check out the Exclusive Content page to learn how to win 🙂

Let’s get cracking:


Baby Foot is a must have for any chickie getting ready for the summer. Where I live the weather has been crazy flux however, we get those lovely days where I can break out my Gladiator sandals and just WERK! Baby Foot is a great product to rid your foot of crust and rough patches. Simply place your feet into the treatment booties and let them sit for 20-30 minutes. I leave them on for about an hour for maximum results! Cut on some Netflix and just relax. After the time is up rinse your feet off and wait. It takes about a week to see any real results. Unless your feet are really jacked up. That week in between for myself as annoying because my feet were hella itchy. Regardless, when I saw my first sign of shedding… oh my goodness it was crazy!

At the risk of getting too personal here were my results:











Gross I know, but oh so satisfying. It took around 3 days for my feet to completely shed all the dead skin and afterwards my feet are sandal season ready! Baby foot is a must have for the summer season. The foot peel retails for about $25 and you can find it on Amazon here.


Here’s a list of the ingredients ultized in the peel. Make sure before you give this a try to do your research as to not have any bad reactions.

Aqua(Water), Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Arginine, Parfum, Butylene Glycol, Peg-60 Hydrogenetad Castor Oil, Glucose, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Citric Acid, Malic Acid (Apple), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis(Grapefruit)Peel Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil(Camel Grass), Nasturtium Officinale Extract(Watercress), Arctium Lappa Root Extract(Burdock Root), Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract (Soapwort), Hedera Helix(Ivy) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage)Leaf Extract, Citrus (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Clematis Vitalba Leaf Extract(Clematis), Spiraea Ulmaria Extract (Meadowsweet), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail Herb), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Bladderwrack), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(Chamomile), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Tea Plant), Houttuynia Cordata Extract (Chameleon), Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Nitrate, Glyoxal, Disodium Phosphate, Linalool, Limonene


I’ve been dealing with a lot of stress lately. Between being laid off, paying bills, building a brand, and starting my own freelance business, I have a lot on my plate and managing my mental health the last thing I worry about. I stumbled across this app while surfing online for meditation tips during a time when I was basically one step away from torching my house down. Headspace an application that guides its users through meditation steps. I try to set aside 10 minutes a day to go through the different calming exercises. It’s great for people who are always on the run and need focus.

I’ve only been using it for a month but I can tell you that when I’m close to my breaking point I lock myself in my room and do the deep breath exercises and all is right with the world again.

Give it a try, it’s free!

If you follow me on either my personal or blog instagram, you know for the past month I’ve been raving about the frugally greatness of  Que Bella Facial Masks. As I said before I’ve been under a lot of stress lately. Which means my skin is suffering something fierce. Breaks and pimples all over this bitch. Last month while desperately searching through Target I stumbled across the tea tree mask by Que Bella. I slapped that bad boy on and my skin never felt better. I’m hooked! They’re all under $5 which is so important for me because baby girl is low on cash. For the price and the results you can’t beat it.

They’re perfect if you’re hosting a spa day with the girls. Through a bunch into your shopping cart while and target and let your friends take their pick. I’m plan on having a Galentine’s day at home spa night with my friends and these are definitely on my shopping list.

Keep reading until the end to learn how you can win a batch of my favorite types of Que Bella Masks. Hand picked by me.

These have been big lately, however, I found out about these a year or so ago. They’re are actually different types of Makeup Eraser Cloths on the market I have a one for a small boutique that I was gifted a year or so ago. I’m all for these cloths though because they’re reusable which is better for the environment as oppose the disposable facial wipes. I’ve used several types of makeup removers and haven’t found one yet that totally removes my makeup as well as Micellar water. I use a combination of Thayer’s Witchhazel with Rose Water and Micellar water with my makeup eraser cloth at night.

The great thing about these cloths are that they’re microfiber and washable so you get continual use out of them. You’re not stuck with the sometimes harmful ingredients other makeup removal wipes have that can cause breakouts.

Pick one up here!


Lucky for you guys I’m giving away a free one to one of my lucky readers!

I was always a skeptic when it came to primers. It just seemed like just another product that I had to spend money on. Why not skip it? Well, a month ago I was given  a lot of NYX products to try out. In the bunch was this Pre-Primer Spray. It’s become a staple in my makeup reoutine. I see a distinct difference in the wear I get out of my foundation. It stays longer and paired with the right setting spray and powder my shine is minimal! This primer would be perfect for those who love a good matte finish to their makeup. Check it out here.
















Now on to the good stuff!

I’m hosting a giveaway! One of my lucky readers will have a chance to win products featured on this list! To win all you have to do:

1. Subscribe to my newsletter to gain access to the exclusive content page.
(This is where the winner will be announced and future giveaways and goodies will be housed.)

2.  Follow me on instagram: _fromthelionsmane_

3. Share the giveaway image that’s on my insta and use the hashtag #fromthelionsmaneGiveaway
This way I’ll knows who is entering.

4.  Like me on facebook and comment under the Giveaway post that you’ve entered.

From there I’ll choose one you to win the following:

– A bunch of my favorite Que Bella Face Masks
– An NYX First Base Primer Spray
– One pack of Baby Foot
– A mini “original” makeup eraser.

Good luck!


  1. emily

    I just ordered a similar foot peel off amazon! I’m going to make my boyfriend do it with me haha. Don’t forget to utilize those amazon affiliate links, girl!

    1. Brooke

      I’ll be honest I didn’t even think about that as I just started this blog but, I’m signing up as I type this. Thanks!

  2. Julie

    Ha! I know what you mean about where did April go?? I might have to try headspace…sounds great! And you’re too cute in your face mask!

  3. Kari

    I’ve definitely wanted to try the Baby Feet stuff. During the process, did you do anything to help relieve the itching? That might send me over the edge!

    1. Brooke

      Perhaps keeping your feet moisturized. I use macadamia nut oil and it keeps my skin from getting too dry.

  4. Sarah

    That baby foot is exactly what I need! It’s been sandal weather here and my feet make me cringe daily! I’m getting me some of that!!

  5. Elena

    My feet need that peel 🙂 I have so much dead skin on it so not even the ladies at the saloon can remove it 🙂

  6. Natalya

    Great post! Been wanting to try a good primer out for a long time but I’ve also been uncertain about it’s worth, might give the NYX spray a try now. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Nicole Kleiss

    OMg yes baby feet! I have one hanging out in my drawer I definitely need to do before we are in the full swing of summer!

  8. Rebecca Brianne

    That baby foot stuff looks GLORIOUS! I was debating yesterday if I should go get a pedicure but I might have to try this before doing so. Love it!


  9. Tomislav

    I like your favourites! Baby foot are great! 😀

  10. Arunas

    Useful and detailed post.

  11. nida

    foot cream looks good !! will try this stuff !! thanks for lovely reviews

  12. Arunas

    Useful and detailed article.

  13. Balt

    Thanks for the tips 😀

  14. Lisa Krisman

    I like your stress relief choices! Deep breathing always works wonders for me too. I do like the reusable make up eraser, gonna get something like it:)

  15. Matt

    Lol @ the face mask picture! Thanks for sharing these great product, I’ll definitely be showing the Baby Foot to my lady (mainly so she’ll buy it and I can use it!). Thanks for sharing, Matt

  16. Matt

    Lol at the face mask picture! Thanks for sharing these great product, I’ll definitely be showing the Baby Foot to my lady (mainly so she’ll buy it and I can use it!). Thanks for sharing, Matt

  17. Kirti

    I think I can try Que Bella Masks and Baby foot creme. Thanks for the review.

  18. Niki

    I got scared when i saw the foot pic! Thank God the cream worked!! Micellar water is my favorite! Ideal for my oily skin! The masks look good too!!!

  19. Globejamun

    I really could do myself with some baby foot

    1. Brooke

      Give it a try! I’m obsessed. It’s truly amazing!

  20. Marine Lucas

    this all look very good ! Curious about the primer spray, will check out at Nyx !

  21. Laura

    That peel sounds crazy! I’m going to order it 😉

    1. Brooke

      YES! You’ll love it! Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  22. Abhinav

    I like that you have found calmness. If you are into movies, watch some famous series as well, along with some soothing music.

  23. Bhuboy

    I hope my wife doesn’t see this because I am sure he will ask for one. I just told her earlier how i notice the many things she puts on her face lol

  24. Basundhara Ghosh

    I really need to pay more attention to my skin. These kind of posts keep me motivated 😀

  25. sonali jain

    Really nice products, need to try them all. 🙂

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