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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Ritual Beauty Daily Perfecting Treatment Serum & GIVEAWAY

At the beginning of the summer, I received an email from the woman behind Ritual Beauty, a beauty brand that was new to me. I am always excited to get acquainted with women who take risks and start their own … Continue reading

“Up All Night” Limited Edition Makeup by One Direction

// When I was a preteen or young teen, I don’t remember if there were internationally-famous boy bands or not because, in my town, we had our own boy band, Teddy and the Pandas! We all loved them, and it was … Continue reading

My Secret Weapon: Skin Script Glycolic and Retinol Pads

Back in February, I got to spend almost a week in Phoenix on business. Because the weather was so iffy in the Boston area, I went out three days before my business actually started. How lucky to have 3 extra … Continue reading

July 2014 Sensationally Sunkissed ipsy Bag

My July ipsy bag arrived last Saturday. The theme this month is “Sensationally Sunkissed”. The makeup bag is hot pink, and it has pinked edges. Another blogger described it as looking like a “ravioli”. That really made me laugh, but I … Continue reading

Just Natural Hair and Skincare

I’ve been trying hard to incorporate more natural and organic products into my skincare and haircare routines over the past year. Since skincare and haircare ingredients are absorbed into the body, I am sometimes a little uneasy about some products … Continue reading

Tarte Picture Perfect Lash Curler

A few months ago, I bought the Tarte CC Matte Be Mattenificent Shadow Palette (reviewed here) on the Tarte website. As usual, I got a deal. I bought it at 20% off for signing up for their email list. In … Continue reading

80 Acres Body Care of McEvoy Ranch

Last week, I was in San Francisco on a business trip for about 30 hours. Before work, I was able to get in a long walk to one of my favorite haunts, the Ferry Building. If you haven’t been there, … Continue reading

Milani Bella Blue Collection

Milani has a new limited edition collection of gorgeous ocean-inspired makeup, Bella Blue, for Summer 2014. Like all Milani colors, the shades are knock-out amazing! The collection includes: 3 mascaras in different buildable shades of blue: Bella Blue, Mediterranean Blue, … Continue reading

Great Goodies from Kohl’s Beauty Department

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive an adorable polka dotted makeup bag filled with awesome beauty products from Kohl’s to help spread the word about their expanded Beauty Department. I had no idea that Kohl’s had … Continue reading