Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Are you familiar with Chella? I first discovered Chella in one of my ipsy bags. About a year ago, I got to try a beautiful indigo blue, easy-to-apply liquid eyeliner with a felt tip.        Since then, I learned that … Continue reading

March Maybelline Haul

March Maybelline Haul

I had some CVS Extrabucks, and CVS had a couple of great 30% off coupons since the beginning of March. So I took advantage of the situation and purchased a couple of items I needed and a couple I wanted to try. Maybelline has … Continue reading

Holiskin Handmade Natural/Organic Skincare

Holiskin Handmade Natural/Organic Skincare

I enjoy making things by hand: jam, crocheted clothing and accessories, bread, jewelry, crafts. And I appreciate and love to use things that are handmade by others. That’s why I even have a category on my blog called Artisan Spotlight. … Continue reading

Giveaway: Beessential Natural Skincare

Giveaway: Beessential Natural Skincare

Although my yard still looks more or less like this: it is starting to melt, and in a month or so, hopefully it’ll be all gone. And I can start to think about gardening. Last year, I dug out the … Continue reading

Clean Up with Simple Micellar Water and Eye Makeup Remover

Clean Up with Simple Micellar Water and Eye Makeup Remover

For about a year or so, I read about Micellar Water mostly from women who lived in Canada or Europe or Asia. Although Micellar Water was available in the U.S., it was harder and more expensive to come by. Not … Continue reading

Rodan + Fields Redefine Regimen and Acute Care

Rodan + Fields Redefine Regimen and Acute Care

I have been wanting to try Rodan + Fields Skincare for the longest time. Just in case you’re not familiar with it, Rodan + Fields line of skincare products was developed by Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. I am grateful … Continue reading

My Gloss48.com Lipgloss Haul

My Gloss48.com Lipgloss Haul

Nothing gives a girl a lift like new lipstick or lipgloss or lip color anything! Last Friday, I received 4 new lip glosses from Gloss48.com, two from a brand I know quite well LipTini, and two were new brands for … Continue reading

My First Memebox: CutiePieMarzia2

My First Memebox: CutiePieMarzia2

Back in the late fall, I entered a giveaway on fabulous blogger and subscription box addict, Renu’s blog, My Beauty Junction. And to my surprise, I was one of the winners. I won points to use on Memebox, a leading … Continue reading

My Favorite Fragrance: Musc Ravageur by Frederick Malle

My Favorite Fragrance: Musc Ravageur by Frederick Malle

I love scents, but like with wine, I feel that I lack the vocabulary and nuance to adequately describe them to others. And it seems even more of an issue for a fragrance or a wine that I really love. And … Continue reading

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain and Easy Liner for Lips

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain and Easy Liner for Lips

I’m loving all the lip products I recently received from Jordana for Spring 2015. It’s an embarrassment of riches! Today, I’d like to show you the new additions to the Twist & Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm Stain and the Easyliner … Continue reading

February 2015 Valentine #ipsyLove ipsy Bag

February 2015 Valentine #ipsyLove ipsy Bag

Middle of the month means ipsy time, and I got my February Valentine’s #ipsyLove bag. The bag itself is pretty cute. It’s made out of a synthetic fabric that reminds me a little of old-fashioned oilcloth in that it’s somewhat … Continue reading

Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo & Conditioner and Argan Oil

Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo & Conditioner and Argan Oil

Brandbacker, a blogger association, recently introduced me to Pura D’Or, a wonderful brand of organic haircare and skincare products, and I’m so glad they did.   Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Organic Shampoo & Conditioner I have lots of thick, … Continue reading

Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick

Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick

Just when I thought I already found my new HG matte lipsticks, I received the new Modern Matte line of lipsticks from Jordana. I’ve become obsessed with them.   Here’s what Jordana has to say about their new matte lipsticks: … Continue reading

Kushyfoot Legwear & Ballet Flats: Cushy, Comfy, Warm

Kushyfoot Legwear & Ballet Flats: Cushy, Comfy, Warm

I love to visit my close friends, Fintan and William, in their adorable ranch house. They bought it a little over a year ago, and they renovated the whole house. They put down beautiful new wood floors throughout. William who … Continue reading

LATHER LE All Natural Tinted Lip Balm Trio

LATHER LE All Natural Tinted Lip Balm Trio

Just in time for a little Valentine’s Day treat, LATHER has introduced a limited edition trio of 100% natural Tinted Lip Balms.   The three shades are perfect for Vday or any day actually: Pink Peony: shimmery pale pink Cinnabar … Continue reading

ChiaDerm Serum and Balm: Serious Skincare from Chia Seeds

ChiaDerm Serum and Balm: Serious Skincare from Chia Seeds

A few months ago, I was sent ChiaDerm Serum and Balm to try out and review. It was late autumn, I think, when I received them, and I put them aside while I was finishing up with other skincare products. … Continue reading

Milani New Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks

Milani New Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks

Oh, I am so excited about the new lipsticks that I just received from Milani! What an unexpected surprise! There’s nothing like new lipsticks to give me a lift  Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks One of the trends this … Continue reading