Ombre-ish Mani with Zoya Naturels

Ombre-ish Mani with Zoya Naturels

I love the Zoya neutral shades. Don’t get me wrong, I love Zoya’s bright colors and Pixie Dusts too, but the Naturels collections really speak to me. I reorganized all my nail polish when I recently bought the triple stacked apothecary storage … Continue reading

InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum & Moroccan Rose Water

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 Tomoson.com. I received InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum, and I also chose Moroccan Rose … Continue reading

My Gloss48.com Haul

My Gloss48.com Haul

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

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

L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara: Perfection!

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

Ipsy “Beauty Candy” Bag October 2014

Ipsy “Beauty Candy” Bag October 2014

ipsy completely surprised me this month. Why? They delivered my ipsy bag early, like the earliest I’ve ever gotten it. They sent me a notification yesterday saying the bag had shipped. I didn’t even bother to look at the tracking … Continue reading

Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum

Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum

Remember a few weeks ago I crowned myself the queen of Vitamin C serums? Well, I’m adding another jewel to the crown with Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum.        There are a zillion vitamin C serums … Continue reading

Winner of the NeoCell Giveaway and NeoCell Hydra +HA Serum Review

Winner of the NeoCell Giveaway and NeoCell Hydra +HA Serum Review

NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Giveaway The giveaway results first! Woo hoo! Congratulations to Melissa C., the winner of the NeoCell giveaway in which the winner can choose either Biotin Bursts or Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid.  In her comment, … Continue reading

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

This past year, two different market research consulting projects took me to San Francisco. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. We were conducting our research in an office building south of Market Street, so I got to stay … Continue reading

Which Beauty Products Do You Stockpile?

Which Beauty Products Do You Stockpile?

Sometimes it’s because I don’t want to run out. And other times, it’s that I got a deal and decided to stock up on my favorite beauty products. i don’t do this for everything I try, but for products that I really … Continue reading

Makeup Temptations for Fall 2014

Makeup Temptations for Fall 2014

I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the United States during the autumn. Leaf peepers come here in droves to see our beautiful foliage. In the next state, New Hampshire, in the college town of Keene, there … Continue reading

Groupon for Beauty Product Deals: Jesse’s Girl, L.A. Girl, Michael Todd

Groupon for Beauty Product Deals: Jesse’s Girl, L.A. Girl, Michael Todd

Groupon and Living Social both send me all kinds of deals on massages, facials, botox, manicures, pedicures, laser treatments, hair cuts and color.  Lots of different beauty services. But lately I’ve been noticing more beauty products being sold at good … Continue reading

Milani Limited Edition Constellation Gel Eyeliner & Nail Lacquer Fall 2014

Milani Limited Edition Constellation Gel Eyeliner & Nail Lacquer Fall 2014

Jewel tones are in for Fall 2014. I remember jewel tones in the 1980s, but today’s jewel tones capture more of the shimmering qualities of the gems themselves. So much more beautiful. Milani has jumped on the bandwagon and is … Continue reading

NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid GIVEAWAY

NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid GIVEAWAY

A few months ago, I introduced you to Fish Collagen Capsules and Beauty Bursts from NeoCell (reviewed here). Now, I’d like to bring you two more products from their amazing lineup that I’ve been using for a couple of months. … Continue reading

Nature Island Botanicals: Skincare Inspired by the Caribbean

Nature Island Botanicals: Skincare Inspired by the Caribbean

Every summer, the beautiful coastal city of Gloucester MA, near where I live, hosts the Waterfront Craft Festival at Stage Fort Park overlooking the ocean. There are loads of booths selling handmade products of all kinds. I love it and … Continue reading

MUA, Makeup Academy Natural Demi Accent Lashes

MUA, Makeup Academy Natural Demi Accent Lashes

A big display for MUA – Makeup Academy – Cosmetics appeared at one of the CVS stores near me about a month ago. I’ve been dying to buy something to try it out. I got $5 in Extrabucks from CVS, … 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