PINK’S PICK: DoorJammer Portable

HAPPY MAY! Does anyone else feel like this YEAR is FLYING BY?! It’s insane. I have only been on a monthly cadence with my Pink’s Picks because life has been busy, but today’s pick is one of those items that I think EVERYONE needs- the guy, gal, homeowner, renter, traveler, student, teacher- you get it. It’s The DoorJammer. I know you’re thinking, HUH?! But let me explain- DoorJammer is a portable door security device, with a portable and lockdown option.

I travel a LOT for work and being on the road alone can be a little unsettling. When I discovered the DoorJammer Portable, it was a game changer for my mental health and feeling of security when in unknown locations. Here’s the deets and why this product has finally given me the peace of mind I need when I travel alone for work.

Why I Love the DoorJammer Portable:

As a homeowner, traveler, or someone who values personal security, you may have found yourself concerned about the safety of the doors in your home, hotel room, or other locations. The DoorJammer Portable is an innovative and compact door security device that is a solution for that extra security you might need. As a traveler myself, I was craving an extra peace of mind when staying in hotels alone. You just NEVER know who could be following you, looking at you, and I traveled to obscure places where an extra layer of security was necessary.

The DoorJammer Portable was literally exactly what I needed. It’s so small to travel with- fits in a backpack, suitcase, or purse. But the best part is how easy it is to use. It’s basically exactly as it sounds- it jams an in-swinging door and prevents anyone from getting in. It’s a patented steel design that works on pretty much any door. You simple place it on the ground by the door, and install it under the door by turning the screw. It’s super straightforward and WORKS. No complicated set up necessary. You legit can’t get through a door with one of these on the other side – check out this video for proof.

Plus, even if you heard an intruder, you could place this down so fast. It’s that simple.  It’s police accredited and an award-winning invention that I feel like EVERYONE needs. Travelling with security is a MUST- especially today. They also have a more industrial version called the “lockdown” and unfortunately with the world we live in, these are also a necessity for any teacher, business owner, student or anyone working in a public place. The lockdown version is a heavier design with public places/schools in mind- it keeps larger doors shut to avoid intrusion. It’s such an easy, simple tool to have at a public place or school to keep people safe in case a lockdown event occurs.


Use promo code PINKSPICKFV for 20% off your order!

When to use the DoorJammer Portable: 

I literally bring my DoorJammer Portable with me WHENEVER I travel. I also use it whenever I am home alone on the front door of my townhome. It’s so easy. But to break it down, here’s best times/places to use the DoorJammer Portable:

  1. Hotel door security: The Portable version is perfect for travelers who want to secure their hotel rooms, offering extra peace of mind against potential intruders or unauthorized entry.
  2. At Home: Homeowners can use the DoorJammer Portable to reinforce doors in their houses, apartments, or dorm rooms, ensuring their family and belongings are protected.
  3. Personal security: People can carry the Portable version in their bags, making it an excellent choice for securing doors in rented spaces, offices, or other locations where door security might be a concern.

Where to Buy DoorJammer: 

Find both the DoorJammer Portable and DoorJammer Lockdown directly on their website here. The portable one is under $30 and the lockdown (heavy duty) version is under $75. I was lucky enough to get a code- use PINKSPICKFV to get 20% off your DoorJammer on their website.  Apply it directly at checkout. 

I am so passionate about people getting their hands on this product- make safety a priority!

Overall Rating: 

Because this product is simple, efficient, and reliable, the DoorJammer is a 5/5. It’s the best invention for the extra peace of mind, especially when on the go. Don’t miss out on this handy tool! Let me know if you give it a try!

Don’t FORGET- use PINKSPICKFV to get 20% off your DoorJammer! Apply it directly at checkout.

PINK’S PICKS: Sephora Sale 2023

It’s that TIME OF THE YEAR! Sephora sale! I know everyone floods social media with their favorite picks from the sale so of course I have to share my TRIED AND TRUE products that I will be re-stocking up on. I also will share the new things I am going to try! Here are the deets:

Depending on your beauty insider status, there are different deals/discounts! Here is the overview:

When: Starting April 14th – 24th. Your status determines when you get to shop!

Rogue Members: 20% Off + first Access

VIB: 15% 

Insider: 10% off 

30% off all Sephora Collection for everyone 

But of course, just because there is a sale, it does not mean you have to buy anything…I need this reminder myself LOL. It can be so easy to fall into the consumerism trap and think you need to buy stuff just buy it…I truly only use this sale as the one time I will purchase things I know I love/use regulatory and also the opportunity to try new finds at a discounted price. So with that….Happy Shopping! (Click the product photo to shop!) 



Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand



It’s messy but I love it. The color is perfect and I honestly like the applicator but blend on your face with a brush…I def recommend any of the Charlotte Tilbury Wands- including the blush too!

Dior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer

This is my go-to full coverage concealer- it’s SO creamy and gets the job done! The formula is just so good and it never looks cakey and never creases.


Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter

This DEWY highlighter looks incredible under makeup, over makeup or on it’s own! I am obsessed with everything by Saie but this product is my absolute favorite.


Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

You all already know i CAN’T live without my Summer Fridays lip butter balm. My favorite is the vanilla beige but I plan to pick up the brown sugar one too!


Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner

I am officially a lip liner girl and I will not travel without it. Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheap Liner is worth every penny- it lasts, glides on smoothly and the colors are my favorite. Iconic Nude is iconic for a reason! It is a must have product for the lip girls. I wear it with my summer fridays butter balm! I recommend Iconic Nude, Pillow Talk and Love Trap!


Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA

This is one of my favorite sunscreen’s of ALL time- the consistency is unmatched. It works great under make up or on it’s own. It won’t clog your pores and is SPF 50!

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer

Tatcha’s skin cream is a MUST have and the sale is the perfect time to buy it. It isn’t cheap but I am telling you- the results are amazing. It’s perfect under make-up and is the thing my skin craves when it’s extra dry. I love the smell and the feel. 10/10


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel Pads

Dr. Dennis Gross is the derm KING! He created one of the BEST products on the market to help keep your skin clean, bright and exfoliated with these peels pads. The sale is another GREAT time to try these. Don’t start with the extra strength if you have sensitive skin though! Try the Sensitive skin ones first. 


Hair Product Picks

OUAI Detangling and Frizz Fighting Leave In Conditioner

This is my new favorite leave in conditioner- leaves my hair SO soft and the smell is incredible. It has also lasted me FOREVER!

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hydrating Shampoo

I am on my hair care journey and have recently hyped up my hair game. Adding this shampoo has been a game changer. If you have fine hair that loves hydration, this will be your hair BFF. The smell too is OUT of this world. I am obsessed. 

Slip Silk Pillowcase 

If you don’t own a silk pillowcase yet- GET on it!! Save your hair and skin while you sleep! They also make the perfect gift!


Here are the rest of ALL my picks if I could buy it all!

Pink’s Pick: Lux Unfiltered N°36 SUPERNATURAL TANNING MOUSSE

I am sooo excited to share my new favorite tanning product from my fav brand- Lux Unfiltered. If you know this brand, then you know Sivan. She is just an iconic influencer who really nailed the self tanning space with her super natural, great smelling products with the most stunning branding. Plus, she just GETS the power of amazing an aesthetic. I did a whole review on Lux Unfiltered Tanning Lotion here but I am now OBSESSED with her new mousse product….here’s the deets:

Why I Love the Lux Unfiltered N°36 SUPERNATURAL TANNING MOUSSE

As you know, I am ALL for non-toxic products. The fact that now a tanning mousse exist that is toxic free is a WIN! But the best part? It actually WORKS. The ingredients are legit- jojoba seed oil, papaya extract and hyaluronic acid to name a few. It’s also the kind of foam that isn’t sticky, is FAST-DRYING  and hydrating. Plus, the smell is BEYOND incredible- a juicy blood orange scent- it’s insane. It’s also super easy to apply- I use a general tanning mitt and just rub it all over the areas I want tan, in a circle motion. The tan develops within 2 hours and continues to over about 8 hours. The best part about this tanning mousse is in it’s name- it’s super natural in the best way. It looks like a real, golden tan and it is easy to layer on over a couple of nights without looking streaky. It’s not orange and is the perfect golden color. I love to layer the tanning lotion on top for the perfect, easy-to-maintain natural tan.  Lux Unfiltered as a brand is the best when it comes to transparency too- the supernatural tanning mousse is gluten free,  paraben free, vegan, silicone free and sulfate free. It’s the best it gets for a tanning mousse and the results deliver! The smell itself too is sooo worth it- I need a lotion in this scent!!! You’ll believe me once you get it.


I use the Supernatural Tanning Mousse whenever I want an easy, simple tan. It’s best to always exfoliate before applying. I then use 1-3 pumps per area of my body, and use the mitt in a circular motion to blend into my skin. I always hydrate with the tanning lotion after 8 hours but I love that I can reapply the following day for a deeper color. It’s best to use a few days in a row if you want a more intense glow.

Where to buy Lux Unfiltered: 

You can find all Lux Unfiltered products directly on their website- check out ALL their products- I am obsessed with ALL of them.

Overall Rating:


This is the only tanning product I can see myself using for the foreseeable future- no nasty smell, super natural and CHIC. Please get your hands on this ASAP if you want a new tanning product!



Can you believe LOVE day is almost here?! While I am all about a homemade gift or a homemade meal, sometimes it is fun to spoil your loved one extra on Valentine’s Day. Plus, who doesn’t love a good gift?! Here are my picks for the gal or guy in your life for an extra special LOVE day 🙂

Valentine’s Day 2023 GIFT PICKS 

For the Bougie Gal

For the Guy

Shop All my Picks:


I am SO excited for today’s PINK’S PICK- slip Pure Silk Pillow Case. This is one of those easy products that is an absolute MUST have if you want to transform your skin and hair overnight. Here’s the deets:

Why I Love the slip Pure Silk Pillow Case:

You’ve likely heard of the benefits of using a silk pillow case- it’s great for your hair and skin. But I can tell you,  it actually works. Slip’s 100% silk pillow cases help prevent friction between your hair and your pillow, leading to less breakage, especially if you sleep on your side. As a side sleeper, I also knew silk would be a benefit for my skin too. Silk pillow cases absorb less moisture and dirt from your skin (ew). So with a silk pillow case,  you’re less likely to be sleeping while your skin is in direct contact with dirty material aka a cotton pillow case. This also means the expensive products your using on your face won’t be absorb in your pillowcase and will be more likely to stay on your skin (MAJOR WIN).  There are also anti-aging benefits that comes with silk too. Sleeping on a smoother fabric prevents creasing in your skin, therefore preventing wrinkles and aging marks. Also, because silk is such a comfortable fabric, it’s gentle on your skin so you’re less likely to wake up with irritated or unhappy skin!  Plus, I love that slip’s actual pillowcases are backed by dermatologists- the benefits are REAL and it’s such a simple hack for long-term results.

When to Use the silk pillow case:

Obviously, you’ll use slip’s silk pillowcase when you sleep lol. Swap out any pillowcase you use with silk and your skin and hair will thank you! Think of all the hours you spend sleeping- this is truly an anti-aging hack for anyone! I will note it is EXTREMELY important to take care of your pillowcases correctly- you will want to either HANDWASH with slip’s gentle silk wash in a delicate bag or you can machine wash it on gentle cycle, cold water, with a gentle/pH neutral detergent- never use the dryer!! This will help your pillowcase LAST! You can even dry clean it!

Where to Buy slip silk pillow cases: 

You can buy slip’s products directly on their website but I bought mine from Nordstrom! They also have other silk products, like their scrunchies that I also LOVEEE. Check those out too here!

Overall Rating:

The slip Silk pillow case is such an iconic add to your life that it’s easily a 5/5 for me. The benefits are insane and it’s an easy solution for better skin and hair. I’ve tried knock off versions from Amazon but this one truly takes the cake! Let me know what you think- plus they come in so many fun colors!




HAPPY NEW YEAR! Anyone else SO excited for 2023?! I am starting off the year with a BANG and sharing my fav purchase of 2022…..

This is an actual product that has legit changed my health- AquaTru Carafe. Okay- I know you’re thinking what is this?! Let me give you some background. When we did our home remodel in 2020 (read about our remodel here!), we knew this home was not our forever home  so one thing I didn’t invest in was a house water filter system and let me tell you, it’s a REGRET. Healthy and clean water is SO important for vital every day life and it’s sad to know a lot of our water is contaminated with toxins and other nasty minerals we just don’t need. SO after doing research in our tap water in OC (look up your local water here) this is what I found:

I was SHOCKED and also just annoyed and knew I needed to take action that wasn’t wasteful or super expensive (aka buying water bottles). I researched the best, most reasonable water filter system and came across AquaTru. I knew this was the one for us because I didn’t want to spend too much money on it and wanted to avoid a plumbing hookup but was committed to purified, healthy drinking water. This company is legit- they’re committed to real testing to create the BEST clean water solutions. They have a different solution for everyone but here is my review on the Carafe- the best purchase I made in 2022:

Why I Love the AquaTru Carafe: 

As I mentioned, I wanted clean drinking water ASAP. The AquaTru carafe was the easiest solution for me. It’s compact enough to fit on any counter top but still has the powerful filtration system needed to remove contaminants in water. There is NO plumbing set up needed, it’s SO simple to set up, and is perfect for a smaller household. The filters are designed with AquaTru’s patented 4-stage Ultra Reverse Osmosis® technology and is tested to remove up to 82 contaminants- they provide full transparency on their testing here. As you all know, I love a brand committed to transparency. I legit cross referenced their list with what is in our local water and at the cost, knew this was our best option.  It comes with the 2.5 Liter glass carafe which makes it easy to fill up and also easy to clean. I love that if or when we move, I can take it with me! It’s a great solution too if you’re a renter and want clean purified drinking water ASAP. The filters last awhile too and are super easy to re-order online. I feel better mentally knowing I am getting clean drinking water but also my skin and gut health have improved since adding the AquaTru technology to our daily lives. I am truly obsessed and so is Robb so it is win-win in our household!

When to Use the AquaTru Filter

Most of us have contaminated water so if you don’t have a filter- GET ONE! We use of our AquaTru to keep glass water bottles filled up in our fridge at all times, for our coffee, for cooking and even for our dog Sunny’s water bowl. We use it EVERY SINGLE DAY- I don’t touch tap water now- but need a shower filter still lol.

Where to Buy AquaTru

You can shop all AquaTru products on their website: As I mentioned, AquaTru has multiple filter solutions including alkaline countertop purifier and under the sink purifiers too. Once you look up your local water and figure out what your personal needs are, you’ll know which one is for you! I will purchase the under the sink one for our future home- can’t wait!

Overall Rating:

The AquaTru carafe is without a doubt the best purchase I have made in 2022…’s made a difference in my skin health, gut health and just how I feel mentally knowing I am controlling how I can avoid contaminants in my water in my own home.  5/5!!!

Pink’s Picks: 2022 Favorite Products

TIS THE SEASON to share my FAVORITE PRODUCTS of YEAR- 2022 edition!! I say it every year but I truly can’t believe how fast this year went by….insanity. But it was filled with some of my favorite products I got to share with you all. Thank you to everyone who has supported me this past year as well- means the world to me! I also have so many exciting things in the pipeline for 2023 so stay tuned 🙂 BUT here are the top picks of 2022 by category. These are the products I bought over and over again this year or are absolute staples! Can’t wait to discover more next year to share with you all!

Summer Friday’s Lip Butter Balm

Ya’ll know this is the BEST- any shade….I have about 4 and can’t live without them.

Lux Unfiltered Gradual Tanning Cream

I’ve legit gone through about 8 bottles of Lux Unfiltered Tanning Cream this year and it’s under $35….read my full review here!

ROSE INC Skin Enhance Skin Tint

The best, easy, non-toxic tint to use on your face. Serum and tint all in one! Read my full review here!

Rhode Skin Peptide Glazing Fluid

Such a simple, easy to use skin product by the queen Hailey Bieber- I have re-purchased. It is sadly still out of stock but join the waitlist! Read my full review here! 

ZO Skin Health Complexion Renewal Pads

I love these renewal pads- they’ve saved my complexion this year! Read my full review here!

Facial Lounge Pore Clarifying Cleanser

This is my ride or die face wash- I love it forever!! Use code PINK20 for 20% off your order!!

Hoka Clifton Running Shoes

These are officially my go-to shoe for running and long days at the hospital. Read my full review here!


I have been loving all my SET ACTIVE this year- my favorite set is the Sportbody!! Def recommend checking them out.

Lululemon Wunder Train High Rise Leggings

To be honest, I haven’t been into Lululemon anymore but the Wunder Train Leggings are still one of my favorite go-to leggings!

Shop all the picks here! 




IT IS DECEMBER!!! Can you believe it?! I actually can’t….time FLIES. But ’tis the damn season!! I am excited to share more of my gift picks. ICYMI: find my last post here with my first round of GIFT IDEAS

But of course there is MORE! I am sharing more gift ideas below for the bride, from AMAZON, the in-laws and MORE! You can shop by scrolling through the products below the initial image where I have all my picks linked for you 🙂 HAPPY SHOPPING! And of course, stay tuned for more 🙂












Who is ready for SALES?! I always say I need to stop shopping but there’s nothing better than a good SALE! I have rounded up all the best Black Friday Sales for you below! HAPPY SHOPPING 🙂 Click the photo to shop the item directly!



Use Promo code OHJOY for 40% off your purchase! Shop my favs below:


25% off sitewide, excludes furniture. Promo code BFCM25. Shop my favs below

NORDSTROM for the gals

Select items on sale! Shop the best finds below:

NORDSTROM for the MEN- so many great finds!!

Select items on sale! Shop the best finds below:


INSANE sale- 30% off sitewide! Here are some of my FAVS:


30% off sitewide!! Get some jeans 🙂


25% off with code HOLIDAY! *only for qualifying items*


Get your skincare favorites up to 30% off with code JOY


My fav sheets are on SALE!! 25% OFF! SHOP BELOW:


30% off – on select items! Shop the best finds below:


25% OFF- insane….shop my favs below:




I AM BACKKKKK. It’s been a crazy, wild few months but I am back with a PINK’S PICK! So stoked to share my review on HOKA! I have been working a lot more on my feet (standing in hospitals) and NEEDED comfortable shoes so I finally bit the bullet on the HOKA Clifton 8 Running Shoes and now I get the hype….here’s the deets:

Why I love The HOKA Clifton 8 Running Shoes:

When I originally heard of HOKA, I didn’t realize the wide array of shoe options they have! They have running shoes for all levels- hikers, runners, walkers- you name it. Originally found in France, HOKA, as a brand, was on a mission to create durable shoes for high performance. They specialize in THICK soles that are also lightweight.  As an average runner, HUGE walker, and now in a job that requires to be on my feet for hours at a time, I needed shoes for comfort but also shoes that are airy and light. The Clifton 8 checks on the boxes. Made of breathable mesh, the Clifton 8 is the perfect lace-up and stable shoe for support and comfort. Whether I am running, walking or standing, the HOKA delivers the best combination of soft and airy. I love that the cushion is still supportive yet neutral and they felt great on my first run- no breaking in needed. HOKA also feature Meta-Rocker technology- which essentially combines low heel-toe drop and a traditional rounded sole. This helps prevent too much pressure on the middle of the sole and toes. It truly works- I now don’t dread going to stand for hours at work. The only thing is they aren’t really the cutest shoe in the world LOL but the comfort is WORTH IT.

When to use HOKA Clifton Running Shoes:

As an average runner who averages maybe 6-7 miles a week, I will opt for my HOKAs, and for walking too. But as I mentioned, I also stand on my feet a lot for work and these have been the most comfortable shoe for long hours (over my ON Running shoes too….) But as I mentioned, HOKA, as a brand, designs podiatrist approved shoes…your feet will thank you!

Where to Buy HOKA Running Shoes:

You can now find HOKA running shoes at almost all major department stores and directly on their website as well. I found mine at Nordstrom and they come in so many fun colors.

Overall Rating:

Overall, I give the HOKA a 4/5…I only dock a star because they’re not as cute as some other shoes in my opinion. But they’re worth it with the comfort and support!! Let me know if you give them a try!!