Grape Manicure

Happy Labor Day to those in the U.S.! Our last big summer holiday Hope you all enjoyed the summer wherever you are! I know that fall has not officially arrived yet, thank goodness, but I’m sorta kinda beginning to think … Continue reading

More Labor Day Weekend Posts from Beauty Blog Coalition

I know, I know, you didn’t have a chance to even look at the beauty blogposts from Beauty Blogazons, and now I’m sending more from Beauty Blog Coalition! Actually, this is the smallest digest from BBC that I’ve ever seen: … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend Beauty Blogazons Roundup

Hey gals, Most likely, you are out and about doing all kinds of fun stuff this weekend. In the US, it’s Labor Day Weekend, the last unofficial weekend of the summer. And elsewhere, well, I guess it depends where you are. … Continue reading

Wet ‘n Wild Bargains!

Unlike many American girls, I didn’t grow up wearing Wet ‘n Wild. For me, it was Maybelline. And though I have worked as a focus group moderator for other affordable brands, I never got a call from Wet ‘n Wild. … Continue reading

Exuviance Illumination Set, The Dynamic Nighttime Duo for Skin

// Recently, I received an innovative idea in skincare to try out: Exuviance Illumination Duo.          Exuviance is a brand that has recently come onto my radar screen. However, the two doctors who started the brand discovered … Continue reading

ipsy Beauty Schooled September 2014 Bag

My ipsy bag was a little later than usual this month, which made me one of the last to get it. Grrrrr! But it came and with it was the bonus product that I qualified for, so I am a … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup Beauty Blog Coalition 24 August 2014

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend! What are you up to today? If you have a few extra minutes, take a look at the beauty blogposts from Beauty Blog Coalition. Definitely a shorter list this weekend as summer draws to a … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 22 August 2014

Boy, the weeks are just flying by! I’m hoping for good weather this last week before Labor Day Weekend. What’s on your agenda this weekend? It’s going to be on the cool side today so no beach for me. But … Continue reading

Ritual Beauty Daily Perfecting Treatment Serum & GIVEAWAY

At the beginning of the summer, I received an email from the woman behind Ritual Beauty, a beauty brand that was new to me. I am always excited to get acquainted with women who take risks and start their own … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup Beauty Blog Coalition 17 August 2014

So how’s your weekend going so far? It’a a pretty day here in Massachusetts. Sunnyish and warm in the sun. Trying to decide if it’s a bona fide beach day. And tonight is the monthly Block Party in Gloucester in … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 16 August 2014

It’s the weekend again! I’m hoping the next two weeks of summer (before Labor Day) go nice and slowly. Our beach club closes early this year, on Labor Day, and with the cooler than usual weather we’ve been having, I … Continue reading

Zoya 3-in-1 Formula Remove+ Polish Remover

Gosh, I never thought I’d be reviewing a nail polish remover, but here I am. I took advantage of a recent offer from Zoya. Purchase $10 or more and get free shipping and a full-size bottle of Zoya 3-in-1 Formula … Continue reading

New Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer

Milani sure has been busy lately. In addition to coming out with the brand new Bella Eyes Gel Powder shadow collection (reviewed here), they launched a brand new collection of Color Statement Nail Lacquer. And lucky me, I received them … Continue reading

Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool

Instrument of torture or useful lash lining tool? I tightline my eyes every day, or just about every day. With my blonde lashes, my eyes don’t have enough oomph without eyeliner and mascara. However, I often think that black eyeliner … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 10 August 2014

Hey gals, In this week’s weekly roundup of beauty blogposts from Beauty Blogazons, Never Say Die Beauty has pride of place: first position! You can’t miss it The post is about my look-of-the-day and favorite summer shade: ORANGE! Now, I … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup Beauty Blog Coalition 9 August 2014

It’s a fabulous weekend here in MA, and I am planning to make the most of it. Beach this afternoon, Lobsterfest and fireworks in Rockport tonight! How ’bout you? What’s on your calendar? If you have a few minutes to … Continue reading

“Up All Night” Limited Edition Makeup by One Direction

// When I was a preteen or young teen, I don’t remember if there were internationally-famous boy bands or not because, in my town, we had our own boy band, Teddy and the Pandas! We all loved them, and it was … Continue reading

Jesse’s Girl “The Eyes Have It” Palette

When I was in Atlanta on business a few weeks ago, I forgot my sleeping pills. Major bummer. I ended up with a semi-sleepless night the first night I arrived because I didn’t realize I forgot them till too late … Continue reading

LOTD: Orange, My Go-To Summer Shade

Orange is really hot this summer. As a redhead, I can definitely wear orange. And coral is one of my all-time favorite shades. Since we’re into the heart of summer now, and some bloggers are already showing looks for fall, … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition 2 August 2014 Weekly Roundup

Happy Weekend! It’s a gloomy cool weekend here in Massachusetts. I’m hoping the rain will hold off till after my annual pilgrimage to the Manchester-by-the-Sea Crafts Festival. Yesterday, I made pesto and a peach raspberry pie, and my friend Sue … Continue reading

A Trio of Tidbits: Mini-Reviews

Yikes, tomorrow’s Friday already! This time I’m going to do three mini-reviews. On Friday in the summer, everybody seems to already be in weekend mode. Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary 15 Piece Brush Set I managed to score the last set … Continue reading

My Secret Weapon: Skin Script Glycolic and Retinol Pads

Back in February, I got to spend almost a week in Phoenix on business. Because the weather was so iffy in the Boston area, I went out three days before my business actually started. How lucky to have 3 extra … Continue reading