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 … 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

Michael Todd Soniclear Antimicrobial Cleansing System

Michael Todd Soniclear Antimicrobial Cleansing System

I have been looking at the various cleansing tools for face and body for a couple of years now trying to decide whether to make the investment. My skin is sensitive and dry. I was concerned that a cleansing tool … Continue reading

DermOrganic Hand & Body Moisture Lotion

DermOrganic Hand & Body Moisture Lotion

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about DermOrganic, a line of better-for-you, argan extract based skincare and haircare products. The products are made with a high percentage of organic ingredients. When it comes to skincare where the product is absorbed into … Continue reading

New Year’s Nails: Sparkle, Glitter or Gleam?

New Year’s Nails: Sparkle, Glitter or Gleam?

Not sure what to put on my nails tonight for New Year’s Eve. I know I’d like something at least a little festive. Here are a couple of contenders from my December Zoya minis haul. I just love these little … Continue reading

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Serum and Eye Gel

InstaNatural Youth Express Eye Serum and Eye Gel

// I love serums and I love the skincare products I tried from InstaNatural. I recently reviewed InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum and Moroccan Rosewater here. So I jumped at the chance via Brandbacker, a brand/blogger association, to try a … Continue reading

My New Years Eve Look with the Mirabella Faerie Collection

My New Years Eve Look with the Mirabella Faerie Collection

Almost every year there are lots of holiday parties in my neighborhood: Progressive cocktail party, ladies’ Yankee Swap party, New Year’s Eve party, New Year’s Day open house. I look forward to them all. It’s a great chance to catch … Continue reading