What’s Lola’s Guilty Pleasure? Beauty Spotlight Team

What’s Lola’s Guilty Pleasure? Beauty Spotlight Team

The Beauty Spotlight Team decided that it was time for its members to reveal some of their GUILTY PLEASURES, and since they didn’t have to be beauty related we were given considerable latitude about our choices. Helen, from Lola’s Secret … Continue reading

Friday Find: China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Fairy Dust

Friday Find: China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Fairy Dust

I’m a sucker for glitter, any glitter. So when I read a blogpost about China Glaze Fairy Dust Nail Lacquer and how it made everything better, I thought I had to have it. The blogpost was hysterically funny, and it … Continue reading

Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion and Lip Balms

Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion and Lip Balms

So many body lotions and lip balms have been coming my way lately. Word must have gotten out about my dry skin, lol. Today, I have products from the Savannah Bee Company from Savannah, Georgia to talk to you about. … Continue reading

Quick, Colorful, Flavorful Summer Dinner with Bon Appetit Pizza

Quick, Colorful, Flavorful Summer Dinner with Bon Appetit Pizza

Although I cook from scratch many nights, sometimes I employ delicious short-cuts paired with from scratch dishes to make an easy, but still memorable and yummy meal. This past winter, my favorite supermarket was sampling a new brand of artisan-style, … Continue reading

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks: Bulletproof Beige and Bad Girl Bronze FOTD

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks: Bulletproof Beige and Bad Girl Bronze FOTD

Last winter, I picked up a couple of the Rimmel ScandalEyes eyeshadow sticks/crayons in taupe and brown matte shades. I mentioned Trespassing Taupe and Bootleg Brown in a post about my CVS haul, but I ended up liking them so much … Continue reading

TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

I have been obsessed with TATCHA, the Japanese luxury skincare brand, ever since I saw photos of the beautiful indigo blue moisturizer from their Indigo Collection. TATCHA has borrowed beauty secrets from modern day geishas and combined them with cutting edge science to … Continue reading

Ulta Coupon and Giveaway Reminders

Ulta Coupon and Giveaway Reminders

Ulta Discount Coupon On Friday, I got a coupon in the mail from Ulta. This coupon is for 10% off prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare and haircare, and 20% off everything else in store or online. The discount is good through … Continue reading

Great Reads from The Beauty Spotlight Team 25 July 2015

Great Reads from The Beauty Spotlight Team 25 July 2015

There’s lots going on in the world of beauty and cosmetics with special limited edition collections, new makeup for the Fall (oh no, not yet!), new trends in makeup application and hair color, and lots of other fun stuff. And … Continue reading

Target Beauty Box: Back to College Honor Roll Fall 2015

Target Beauty Box: Back to College Honor Roll Fall 2015

A few months ago, I posted about my spring/summer Target Beauty Box. Recently, I found out that Target was offering two more beauty boxes for Fall 2015, each $5 including delivery. I chose the Honor Roll box. You have to act … Continue reading

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

I’ve been trying all kinds of sunscreens. I am looking for that perfect combination of reliably blocking the sun’s UVA/UVB rays and being comfortable to wear. I usually prefer physical block sunscreen. Recently, I was sent a new kind of sunscreen … Continue reading

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hypershadow

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hypershadow

A few weeks ago, I got another unexpected gift from my dear friend in Ohio who definitely knows my taste in makeup! She’s the kind soul who sent me the Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek blush that I adore and reviewed … Continue reading

Personal Accolades and Great Reads from Beauty Blog Coalition 7/19/15

Personal Accolades  and Great Reads from Beauty Blog Coalition 7/19/15

I don’t toot my own horn all that often, but I thought I’d let you know how happy I was to learn that Never Say Die Beauty was in included in Preen.Me’s “50 Beauty Blog You Should Be Reading”! I … Continue reading

Shopping on “Skincare by Alana” and GIVEAWAY

Shopping on “Skincare by Alana” and GIVEAWAY

In February 2014, I got to spend almost a week in Phoenix staying at a resort that was right across the street from where I was conducting a market research project. I was thrilled to get out of snowy Massachusetts! … Continue reading

Garden Pix and Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 18 July 2015

Garden Pix and Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 18 July 2015

Another summer week has flown by. I wish time would slow down at this lovely time of year. I grow perennials. My garden is at its peak, and unfortunately, that means fewer flowers from now on, boo hoo. But I … Continue reading

Beauty Spotlight Team Feature: What’s Marcia’s Guilty Pleasure?

Beauty Spotlight Team Feature: What’s Marcia’s Guilty Pleasure?

Welcome to our new Beauty Spotlight Team series: GUILTY PLEASURES. The way the Beauty Spotlight Team works is to do alternate weeks: one week with links to posts published by members of the team during the previous two weeks that we … Continue reading

Friday Find Part 2: Nourish Organic Body Butter & New Skin Solve

Last month, I reviewed Nourish Organic Body Lotion that I found in my stash. And I complained that it wasn’t hydrating enough for my very dry skin. The folks at Nourish Organic read my review, and they were kind enough to … Continue reading

Ipsy Summer Lovin’ Glam Bag July 2015

Ipsy Summer Lovin’ Glam Bag July 2015

This month’s ipsy bag arrived this afternoon, Summer Lovin’. The makeup bag is cotton with an attractive, bright ikat print. So what did I get? Here are the goods: Tarte Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer, 0.11 oz./3.0 g, … Continue reading

Xanadu 24K Gold Serum by ISA Professional

Xanadu 24K Gold Serum by ISA Professional

Did you ever get a skincare product that you could hardly wait to use? I often feel this way about makeup, but not often for skincare. But when I received Xanadu 24K Gold Serum by ISA Professional, I could hardly … Continue reading