Date Night Birchbox February 2016

Date Night Birchbox February 2016

I’m coming right out and saying it, I am very disappointed with the February Birchbox – both of ’em! This is only my second Birchbox, and it’s the first monthly box I received after getting the Welcome box last month. The … Continue reading

Valentine’s FOTD with Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

Valentine’s FOTD with Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

When I heard that Too Faced was coming out with the Chocolate Bon Bons eyeshadow palette, I knew I had to have it. You know I’m crazy about hearts.     As an avid heart collector, how could I not? … Continue reading

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquers: 11 New Shades

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquers: 11 New Shades

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my experiences with Mineral Fusion’s fabulous, natural, affordable facial moisturizers, Intense Hydration and Skin-Balancing Moisturizers (review here). They were the first Mineral Fusion products I’ve tried. Who knew that they also make … Continue reading

Derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme & Giveaway Purifying Charcoal Mask

Derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Creme & Giveaway Purifying Charcoal Mask

A while ago, I was sent two products from derma e, a brand that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. derma e makes high quality natural skincare products with effective ingredients at sensible prices. It is a … Continue reading

Snow Pix & Weekly Roundup 7 February 2016 Beauty Blog Coalition

Snow Pix & Weekly Roundup 7 February 2016 Beauty Blog Coalition

We got about 7 inches of snow, I guess. And it was time to break out the snow shoes, after cleaning up the driveway and shoveling the walkway and steps. Thanks Jeff for doing the heavy lifting. We went to … Continue reading

This Week’s News from Beauty Spotlight Team 6 February 2016

This Week’s News from Beauty Spotlight Team 6 February 2016

I may have mentioned before that I love opera. Since I left New York, it’s been more difficult to get to performances. Last weekend, I was lucky to go to a simulcast performance live from the Met. And tonight on … Continue reading

FOTD with IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful Skin Collection

FOTD with IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful Skin Collection

Don’t stay up too late watching TV and your fellow bloggers’ Facebook feeds, lol! It can be dangerous! That’s what I did a couple of weeks ago. It was a Friday night, Jeff was watching boxing (that I hate), and … Continue reading

Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Serum

Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Serum

Science, nature and luxury come together in all the Bellatorra Skincare products. In the summer, I wrote about how much I love Bellatorra Cellular Renewal Complex, their Advanced Facial Moisturizer. It’s the perfect anti-aging moisturizer for my dry skin during … Continue reading

PUR HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation

PUR HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation

Coming right on the heels of new products like PUR Cameo Contour Sticks (reviewed here) and PUR Eye Polish that I still haven’t reviewed yet is a new line of lightweight foundation, PUR HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation. I didn’t realize … Continue reading

January 2016 Empty Beauty Products

January 2016 Empty Beauty Products

December and November were big months for me for finishing up and recycling empties, so I thought January would be a little lighter, and it was. But I’m still happy to finish up a number of products and make way … Continue reading

Besame Cosmetics to Oomph Up My Valentine’s Day

Besame Cosmetics to Oomph Up My Valentine’s Day

When I was in college when everyone else was doing the natural look and wearing tie dye T-shirts, I was wearing vintage clothing and bright red 1940s style lipstick. I collected and carried vintage compacts with me, and loved to whip … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup 31 January 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup 31 January 2016

Happy Sunday, ladies! Hope you’re having a good weekend. I must say that we had several fun things going on. I don’t know if this is your thing, but it is mine. Jeff and I went to an HD performance from … Continue reading

Beauty Spotlight Team: Christa from Perilously Pale Shares Her Guilty Pleasure

Beauty Spotlight Team: Christa from Perilously Pale Shares Her Guilty Pleasure

This is the final installment in the Beauty Spotlight Team’s Guilty Pleasures feature. Christa from Perilously Pale has an obsession for more than just makeup. Her other guilty pleasure is her budding handbag collection. Her love of colour isn’t reserved … Continue reading

Skincare Favorites 2015

Skincare Favorites 2015

January is not quite over, so I’m going to get in my skincare favorites for 2015. For me, 2015 was a banner year for skincare, and it looks like 2016 will follow suit. Frankly, in each of the skincare subcategories, … Continue reading

Gentle Glycolic for Your Skincare Routine: Exuviance Firm-NG6 Non-Acid Peel

Gentle Glycolic for Your Skincare Routine: Exuviance Firm-NG6 Non-Acid Peel

I had been trying to increase my usage of glycolic acid in my skincare routine by jumping from a cream with 5% glycolic acid to 10%. But my poor skin objected! Just too painful for my sensitive skin. But a … Continue reading

FOTD with New Milani Cosmetics

FOTD with New Milani Cosmetics

Milani, my favorite drugstore brand, has just come out with a number of new products. Earlier this month, I posted here about the new Moisture Lock Lip Treatment. Now I have several other new Milani products to share with you. … Continue reading

Giveaway & Review: MyChelle Sweetness & Light Skin Refining Beauty Duo

Giveaway & Review: MyChelle Sweetness & Light Skin Refining Beauty Duo

First, congratulations to Lisa whose email address begins with “cc”, the winner of the Lady Vengeance eau de parfum purse spray giveaway! Woo hoo! And thank you to all who entered. If you didn’t win, I hope you’ll enter the … Continue reading

Underneath It All for Valentine’s Day: True & Co. Lingerie

Underneath It All for Valentine’s Day: True & Co. Lingerie

As a collector of all things heart shaped, I love Valentine’s Day! Fortunately, Jeff helps me celebrate and we usually go out for a nice dinner. In fact, last year there was a blizzard, but Jeff and I got into … Continue reading