Crabtree and Evelyn Avocado Olive and Basil Bath & Body Products

Gee, it’s about a month ago that I went on a business trip to Indianapolis. It was the first time I visited the downtown area, and the city was striking with lots of monumental architecture. There were a couple of … Continue reading

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream “Linen”

// A few months ago, I had a chance to try a sample of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream in “Natural”. The shade was just a little too dark for my fair skin, so I was excited when I was … Continue reading

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 24 March 2014

Boy, did this week go by fast! It’s the weekend again already. We were supposed to have a big storm, and because of the threat of such bad weather, I postponed the focus groups I was supposed to conduct on … Continue reading

Gifts with Purchase: Lancome and Lauder/Lilly Spring 2014

It’s been a while since I did a “gift with purchase” alert. Lancôme has a promotion at Nordstrom, and Estee Lauder is continuing its successful promotion with Lilly Pulitzer that was launched last year, now at Bloomingdale’s. Lancôme Lancôme has … Continue reading

Deborah Lippman HSN Holiday Nail Lacquer Set

Don’t stay up too late watching HSN! It’s dangerous. All of a sudden, everything looks so appealing. Last December, I heard the siren song of Deborah Lippmann, manicurist to the stars, hawking a limited edition holiday set of “deluxe” size … Continue reading

Freebies for Me: NYX, Rimmel and NYC

I lucked out makeup-wise this week. I got some free makeup that I didn’t expect. How nice is that?!                                    NYX Ulta is changing … Continue reading

My New Fave Shade: Danni from Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer

There are so many gorgeous nail polishes these days, it’s hard to keep a favorite for long. But right now, mine is Danni from Zoya. I picked it up during their 3 for $12 special back in January, but I … Continue reading

Napoleon Perdis Empress Lip Palette

Back in late November, I entered a giveaway on the Beautyholics Anonymous blog, and to my surprise I was one of the winners announced just before Christmas! And what was also such fun was that I had no idea what I … Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: $50 Gift Certificate to Midnight Velvet and My New Floral Satin Pumps

I’m sure most of you in the U.S. and perhaps in Canada and other parts of the world, may have heard that we’re having a heck of a winter. In fact, we’re expecting another storm tomorrow. It’s March for heaven’s … Continue reading

Vitabath Heavenly Coconut Creme Body Wash

Back in college, it was cool to use Vitabath’s Original Spring Green Shower Gelee or the European brand Badedas. That was before shower gel or body wash became popular in the U.S. Actually, Vitabath Spring Green was just about the … Continue reading

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

I have really fallen for Japanese facial skincare. I’ve been using Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream and the Anti-aging Hydrating Serum with Super Hyaluronic Acid for about three months now, and I love them both. Not too long … Continue reading

Ulta Color Coat Cream Shadow: Rose Gold & Topaz

A few months ago, I wrote a review of CoverGirl’s Perfect Penny, rose gold nail polish. And I mentioned how much I LOVE rose gold. To me, it’s the prettiest of the metals, and I think it’s the most flattering … Continue reading

Be A Bombshell, A Fun Indie Brand

Be A Bombshell is an indie makeup brand that I was introduced to via my November ipsy bag. I received a lip crayon in Hot Damn, a bright red that’s perfect for me and is so comfortable to wear.   … Continue reading

Stila Holiday Travel Palette: Under the Mistletoe

I seemed to have acquired a lot of new eye shadow palettes recently. And I have come to the conclusion that spending more on eye shadow can make a difference. I don’t really feel that way about mascara, but the … Continue reading

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

As some of you know, I’m a huge fan of gel moisturizers. I love the lightweight feel as well as the fact that they don’t clog my pores or create blackheads like traditional, creamy moisturizers can. A new one came … Continue reading

Lilly’s Back with Estee at Lord & Taylor!

Just when you thought you had all the Lilly Pulitzer makeup bags you could use, here’s a new one in an original Lilly Pulitzer print offered along with Estée Lauder at Lord & Taylor. It’s available starting on December 26 … Continue reading

Holiday Goodies in My JollyVoxBox from Influenster

Since this is the season of opening boxes and receiving new things, I thought I’d tell you about the box of holiday and seasonal goodies from a variety of brands that I received from Influenster to test and review.   … Continue reading

What’s in My December 2013 Celebration ipsy Bag?

Mid-December has arrived and so has my December “Celebration” ipsy bag! I was away when it arrived and the temperature outside that day in MA was 3 degrees! I was afraid the makeup was going to freeze and break. My … Continue reading