LOTD: Orange, My Go-To Summer Shade

Orange is really hot this summer. As a redhead, I can definitely wear orange. And coral is one of my all-time favorite shades. Since we’re into the heart of summer now, and some bloggers are already showing looks for fall, … Continue reading

Giveaway Winner and Never Say Die Fashion

First things first. The Giveaway for the em Cosmetics Tokyo Plums Shadow Play Palette has come to an end, and the winner is Pauline G.  Pauline, please email me by Friday night with your mailing address. If not, another name will … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup, 4 March 2014

Hi again, hope you enjoying a little respite from the cold! So nice here in New England not to have to wear the heaviest of winter coats for a change Hope you take a look at this past week’s posts … 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

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion Peabody Essex Museum

Two weeks ago, Jeff and I went to see the Maritime Impressionism show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA. It was a terrific show of marine paintings and works on paper by Monet, Caillebotte, Sisley, Signac, and others, … Continue reading

Catherine Malandrino Limited-Edition Parisian-Inspired Fashion Collection at Kohl’s

Catherine Malandrino has a new Parisian-themed special collection that started on Friday, September 27 at Kohl’s. Some of the tops feature the Eiffel Tower, Paris or Je T’aime Paris etc.  Lace and innovative laser cut designs are prevalent and eye-catching. … Continue reading

How To Find The Right Bra and How To Take Care of It

My grandmother, Goldie, was an incredible seamstress. She could make anything — suits, hats, the most complex dresses. She even made fairy and gypsy costumes for my mother and aunts to wear to their music recitals (I don’t know why … Continue reading

Christmas in August: My New Holiday Sweater from Midnight Velvet and a GIVEAWAY!

I remember the first time I saw “It’s a Wonderful Life”. It was during a hot August afternoon back in my graduate student days. The fact that I was watching a Christmas movie on a day that was 95 degrees … Continue reading

ipsy Beach Beauty Bag July 2013: The Details

Last week, I posted a quick Instagram video that showed what I got in the July 2013 Beach  Beauty Bag. Here’s a little more info on ipsy and the items in the bag. Again, ipsy is a monthly subscription service … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer 2013 Gift at Belk

I know that those of you who aren’t into Lilly Pulitzer and Estée Lauder must be getting sick of these posts, but for those of us Lilly addicts they are a must-read! The Estée Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer gift with … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer Gift at Macy’s: Real Photos of Gift

For the Estée Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer lovers, here are some pix of the gift with purchase at Macy’s that ends on June 15. You must make a $35+ foundation or skincare purchase, which is a bit limiting since I … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer Gift at Macy’s

OMG, now here’s another one! The Estée Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer Gift begins at Macy’s on Memorial Day Monday in the U.S., May 27 and goes through June16, 2013. In order to qualify for the gift, you must spend $35 … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Dillards Summer Getaway Gift May 2013

Kimberley has alerted me to the fact that Dillard’s is doing the same Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer Getaway Gift now, May 2013, that’s running at Lord & Taylor. And she found the Dillard’s website much easier to negotiate. Please … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Lord & Taylor Summer Getaway Gift May 2013

I just discovered there’s a new Estée Lauder/Lilly Pulitzer gift with purchase for Summer 2013 at Lord & Taylor, and I want to tell you about it if you haven’t heard. The Estée Lauder Lilly Pulitzer promotion that’s been going … Continue reading