La Mere Poulard Unboxing & Review

It’s the holiday season and for me, that means it’s also an excuse to bake yummy things!

La Mere Poulard cookies originate from the La Mere Poulard’s Restaurant in France which is famous for their omelets (one of my favorite things)! It honestly looks like a pancake which another one of my favorite things! 😉 Anyway, the restaurant was also famous for making biscuits (in the U.S. better known as cookies). 

Before this box, I’ve only seen them in select stores but I don’t recall ever trying them before. I was sent a box of French Sables, French Shortbread and French Caramel Biscuits. We honestly went through all 3 boxes in less than a week. 

I’m not a pro at baking cookies. Actually, I can’t remember the last time I’ve made a batch of cookies but La Mere Poulard has a challenge running on their Instagram and I may join in. You can too! Can you make the famous La Mere Poulard’s sables?

Here’s the recipe:
- 300 grams (10.5 oz) of Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 160 grams (5.6 oz) of Caster Sugar
- 170 grams (6 oz) of Butter cut into pieces and softened
- A pinch of Salt

Once you’ve made a batch, post your photos to Instagram and tag @lamerepoulardusa for a chance to win an authentic La Mere Poulard apron!

P.S. The egg yolks should be used as a final glaze on the dough!

Bon Appetit 

Sonia Kashuk Exotic Artisan Makeup Brushes

A few weeks ago I was just wandering through Target on no particular mission when I discovered these Exotic Artisan beautifully designed makeup brushes. I’m drawn to tribal like designs so these brushes by Sonia Kashuk really stood out to me. 

I’ve used them for several days before I shot this video. I was worried they wouldn’t hold up in terms of brush quality. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a set of brushes that I really liked only to get them home, and on the first attempt they start to fall apart- what a waste!! I’m happy to say that this set is very durable. I even took them home from my studio over the weekend and washed them for the first time. Absolutely no shedding occurred! I’m expecting normal wear & tear in due time but I think these brushes are going to be around for a while!

Every Sonia Kashuk brush kit is different. In this brush set came 12 makeup brushes. I’ve included a list of each brush and in my video I also show you which brush is which.
  • 1 Dense Powder Brush
  • 1 Tapered Powder Brush
  • 1 Small Powder Brush
  • 1 Synthetic Pointed Foundation Brush
  • 1 Flat Top Contour Brush
  • 1 Large Eye Brush
  • 1 Shader Brush
  • 1 Blending Brush
  • 1 Domed Eye Brush
  • 1 Precision Pencil Brush
  • 1 Synthetic Angled Eyeliner Brush
  • 1 Brow Comb

Beauty 20 Awards Recap

Last week I went to the #beauty20 awards held here in Los Angeles. The #beauty20 awards highlight brands that have done extremely well with connecting with consumers through social media and digital platforms. Some of which have created almost cult-like followings. 

It was the first consumer choice awards event organized by INNOCOS at the London West Hollywood Hotel. The first half of the event were a series of presentations from industry leaders such as MODIFACE’s Jennifer Today, who spoke on how augmented reality is helping consumers become more interactive with products before they actually make a purchase. I met a spectacular gentleman, Sourabh Sharma who spoke about the evolution of influencer marketing. 

Of course, the most exciting part was seeing all of the awesome brands I love receive recognition for their hard work and achievements! Not to leave out the amazing tote bag full of products! Here is a breakdown of who won in each category:

Bath & Body Works

Laura Mercier Cosmetics

Mary Kay

Wet N Wild Beauty

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Mobile Virtual Makeover


Urban Decay

Hum Nutrition

H2O+ Beauty 


What came in our Gift Bags?
- Chella Eyebrow Kit with included: Ivory lace highlighter, eyebrow pencil in Blonde, Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Cream, and the Passionate Pink Lip Pencil

- Project Beauty Hairgurt in Strawberry Banana

- Color Science Brush-On Alternative Sunscreen

- Pinrose Tambourine Dreamer

- Noddle & Boo Blissful Balm Nectar plus a mini sample of their Super Soft Lotion

- Aixallia Aixen Provence Hydrating Hand Cream

- Younique Royalty Detoxifying Mask

-Neutrogena Reinbat Showergel in Pear & Green Tea

- It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

- Glad Lashes

- Mirai Less is More book 

5 Hairbrush Straighteners Tested and Reviewed

So many hairbrush straighteners, so little time and too much hair! Seriously testing out all of these hairbrushes has been a huge task to undertake. So here’s the real question, are there really difference between all of these hairbrush straighteners? Truth be told, there’s very little difference between hairbrush straighteners with in a certain grouping. To be more specific, there’s little to no difference in the 5 hairbrush straighteners that I’ve tested here on Daisi Jo Reviews. Check out my review video of 5 different models of hairbrush straighteners

Chuester Cup Glass Travel Mug Review

This double-walled glass travel mug keeps your drink hot, your hands cool, and the sides condensation free. With a grip and top made of medical grade pyrogenic silicone so it looks great and so you won't drop it, this travel buddy has a transparent design so you can see exactly what's inside - coffee to dark? Add just the right amount of cream!
With a sustainable glass body, this travel mug is chemical free, unlike most plastics, and at 14oz, is just the right size for your morning coffee.