Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Giveaway Winner Announcement

The Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask giveaway ended at midnight on Monday night. Congratulations to the winner Aimee C. Woo hoo!  The announcement was also made on Twitter, Never Say Die Beauty’s Facebook fan page, Instagram, and … Continue reading

Ipsy November 2014 “Girl Meets Glitter”

Gee, the months just fly by. It’s ipsy time again! I’m having a good streak. I like everything I received this month in my November “Girl Meets Glitter” glam bag.   The sparkly silver bag alone was enough for me, … Continue reading

InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum & Moroccan Rose Water

InstaNatural is a brand that was new to me. I had an opportunity to try out two of their facial skincare products through my participation in I received InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum, and I also chose Moroccan Rose … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup November 15, 2014

Happy Sunday! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend wherever you are! Just a reminder, if you haven’t entered my Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask giveaway, please do! It ends on Monday night. Here’s the link. Here are this … Continue reading

Sephora VIB Haul and Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup November 15, 2014

So how was your week? I had a special event this week. My friend Sybille treated me and two of our friends to see a production of Les Miz at the North Shore Music Theater. I hadn’t seen the play in about 20 … Continue reading

Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub: Pure Luxury

A few weeks ago, I received Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub to try out via my association with Upon opening the box, I realized that this product was something special. The body scrub was beautifully wrapped in cream-colored branded wrapping paper. … Continue reading

Early Holiday Gift Picks

Black Friday is just about two weeks away, and I know I’ve started to think about the holiday gift-giving season. Gifts for others and gifts for me. This year I’m on a strict budget, but I can still dream, right? … Continue reading

NOTD: Starrily Galaxy & Deborah Lippmann It’s Raining Men

I haven’t done a Nail of the Day post in a long time because my manis are so rudimentary compared to the talented nail bloggers I follow. But I reassessed: my role is not primarily to introduce you to new … Continue reading

My Haul

As if I need more enabling when it comes to shopping for beauty products! I recently fell for the beauty site, Gloss48 shares the best in indie beauty, gathering new, independent and cult brands. Although there are plenty of … Continue reading

Quickie Weekly Roundup from Beauty Blog Coalition November 9, 2014

Hey ladies, Hope your weekend is going well! It’s so incredibly late (1:17am), that I’m going to make this short. Here is the short list of this past week’s beauty blogposts from Beauty Blog Coalition. As usual, mine is almost … Continue reading

My Visit to PEM and Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup November 8, 2014

Yesterday, I went with two friends to the Peabody Essex Museum, a wonderful small art museum in Salem MA to see the Alexander Calder exhibit. I wanted to take some pix to post from the exhibit, but photography was forbidden, boo hoo. … Continue reading

A Cleanser for Everyone: Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Gel

Ageless Derma is a brand of physician-grade skincare and makeup products developed using advances in biotechnology and natural ingredients. The business was started 10 years ago by Dr. Farid Mostamand in conjunction with his Focus Med Spa in California where the focus … Continue reading

City Cosmetics Eye Serum & Dark Spot Corrector

During the summer, I got a chance to try out City Lips Lip Plumper (reviewed here), and it has become one of my favorite products of this year. I just finished up my first tube of clear, and started my … Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

After years of haircare monogamy, I’ve been having all kinds of new relationships with haircare products, and my hair is thanking me for it! Be Gentle. Be Kind. When Sebastian discontinued the shampoo I used for years, I tried a new … Continue reading

Halloween Weekend 2014 Roundup from Beauty Blog Coalition

Hope you all had a good Halloween! We were lucky that the bad weather held off till today, Saturday, so it didn’t ruin everyone’s fun time on Friday night. Though chilly, it seemed to be a perfect Halloween night. This … Continue reading

L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara: Perfection!

I have been a big fan of the original L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, reviewed here. I loved the formula that both lengthened and volumized my lashes. It was that unwieldy wand that I couldn’t quite master. It is curved and … Continue reading

Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I love serums, and I never get tired of trying new ones. I use them at least twice a day. I practically drink the stuff  For the past month, I’ve been trying out a serum from a brand that was … Continue reading

Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs Cosmetics recently introduced a limited edition collection of mini versions of the Highliner Gel Crayons, sold exclusively at Sephora. I first heard about it a couple of weeks ago, but when I read about the collection and saw the … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition 26 October 2014 Weekly Roundup

Hope you’re having a fun weekend or getting things done that you can’t during the work week! For your beauty blog reading pleasure, here are this week’s posts from members of Beauty Blog Coalition, a nice combo of makeup, nails, … Continue reading