Everyone Should Have Flowers from The Bouqs.com

When I first met Jeff, he used to bring me roses frequently. Like almost every weekend. Pink ones. Yellow ones. And then finally, my favorite shade, coral. Now that we’ve been together for about 12 years, he brings roses for … Continue reading

Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Nourishing Lip Butter: Lip Smackin’ Good!

Recently, I received Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Nourishing Lip Butter to try out.  The packaging is very well done: modern, attractive, and it reinforces what the brand stands for.        Teadora celebrates the Brazilian rainforest by using natural, anti-oxidant rich … Continue reading

For the Shiniest, Softest Hair: Darshana Natural Indian Oil

My hair washing routine has been very spartan: shampoo and conditioner. Every now and then, a deep conditioner or hair mask. I was aware of the new oils on the market, and on occasion, I would use one on my … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup Beauty Blog Coalition 19 October 2014

Another gorgeous autumn day. I took a stroll through my now shady backyard, since the sun is so much lower in the sky these days, and I noticed the last rose of the season. A stunner! Farewell flowers till next year.  … Continue reading

Topsfield Fair Pix & Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 18 October 2014

Hi ladies, Because of the Monday holiday here in the U.S., this week seemed very short. So happy it’s Friday again! As I mentioned last week, Jeff and I went to the Topsfield Fair. We go every year, and everything … Continue reading

Ipsy “Beauty Candy” Bag October 2014

ipsy completely surprised me this month. Why? They delivered my ipsy bag early, like the earliest I’ve ever gotten it. They sent me a notification yesterday saying the bag had shipped. I didn’t even bother to look at the tracking … Continue reading

Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum

Remember a few weeks ago I crowned myself the queen of Vitamin C serums? Well, I’m adding another jewel to the crown with Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum.        There are a zillion vitamin C serums … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Supporting Research

Unfortunately, breast cancer hits close to home for so many of us. I have several friends who recently battled breast cancer and won, thankfully. Twenty years ago, my dad wasn’t so lucky. He was one of the 2% of men, … Continue reading

More Beauty Blogposts from Beauty Blog Coalition 12 October 2014

A night of firsts! Last night, Jeff and I joined our friends, Fintan and William, in Allston near Boston for ramen at Totto Ramen. The first time I’ve ever had ramen that wasn’t 4 for $1 in the dried packages … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 11 October 2014

I’m so excited that Columbus Weekend is here in the U.S. Every year at this time, Jeff and I make our annual pilgrimage to the Topsfield Fair, a county fair that emphasizes agriculture and animals. We visit the cows, pigs, sheep, … Continue reading

Halloween Manicure Ideas for the Nail Polish Challenged

I love nail polish, but applying it well isn’t my strong suit. I do the best I can. A couple of the beauty bloggers in a group I am a part of, The Beauty Council, are doing a mini-linkup of Halloween … Continue reading

September Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag Mini

Although September is over, I wanted to show you the September Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag of minis. For months now, I have been drooling over the Rainbow Honey Mystery Bags that I’ve seen other beauty bloggers review. Finally, when I … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup 5 October 2014 from Beauty Blog Coalition

Good morning! Hope you’re making the most of your weekend. I’m hoping for the sun to make a return visit today. It’s been gloomy and rainy for the past three or four days. But we’ve been having a drought in … Continue reading

My Experiences with Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Never have a tried a brand and product that engendered such controversy and passion! In a Facebook group of makeup artists and enthusiasts that I belong to, there have been so many posts and photos about Younique 3D Fiber Lashes, … Continue reading

Winner of the NeoCell Giveaway and NeoCell Hydra +HA Serum Review

NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Giveaway The giveaway results first! Woo hoo! Congratulations to Melissa C., the winner of the NeoCell giveaway in which the winner can choose either Biotin Bursts or Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid.  In her comment, … Continue reading

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

This past year, two different market research consulting projects took me to San Francisco. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. We were conducting our research in an office building south of Market Street, so I got to stay … Continue reading

Weekly Blogposts from Beauty Blogazons 26 September 2014

And here’s the weekly roundup from the beauty bloggers from Beauty Blogazons from this past week. Wow, there’s a great selection to read about from my review of Milani’s stunning new limited edition Bedazzled Collection to gorgeous recommendations for lipsticks, … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition 27 September 2014 Weekly Roundup

Hope you are enjoying the weekend! It is a stunning Indian Summer weekend here in MA. I’m headed for the beach, trying to squeeze in one last weekend on the sand. Just want to remind you that the NeoCell Biotin … Continue reading

Which Beauty Products Do You Stockpile?

Sometimes it’s because I don’t want to run out. And other times, it’s that I got a deal and decided to stock up on my favorite beauty products. i don’t do this for everything I try, but for products that I really … Continue reading

Makeup Temptations for Fall 2014

I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the United States during the autumn. Leaf peepers come here in droves to see our beautiful foliage. In the next state, New Hampshire, in the college town of Keene, there … Continue reading

Groupon for Beauty Product Deals: Jesse’s Girl, L.A. Girl, Michael Todd

Groupon and Living Social both send me all kinds of deals on massages, facials, botox, manicures, pedicures, laser treatments, hair cuts and color.  Lots of different beauty services. But lately I’ve been noticing more beauty products being sold at good … Continue reading

Milani Limited Edition Constellation Gel Eyeliner & Nail Lacquer Fall 2014

Jewel tones are in for Fall 2014. I remember jewel tones in the 1980s, but today’s jewel tones capture more of the shimmering qualities of the gems themselves. So much more beautiful. Milani has jumped on the bandwagon and is … Continue reading