“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

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

Weekly Roundups from Beauty Blog Coalition and Beauty Blogazons July 12 2014

Hey Ladies, I’ve been traveling all week to Atlanta and San Francisco. I think the project went well, meaning my clients learned what they needed to, and all my flights were on time. That said, I’m exhausted in spite of … 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

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick & Giveaway Winner

First, let me congratulate Natalie C. B. on being selected by the Rafflecopter widget as winner of the Reviva Labs Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream Giveaway! Woo hoo! I have sent the winner an email and hope to hear back … Continue reading

Milani “What Do Your Lips Say About You” Contest & My Fave Lipsticks

Milani, one of my favorite makeup brands, has just launched a contest: “What Do Your Lips Say About You?”. The first round of the contest kicked off on May 6, but it goes till May 25 at 11:59PM, so there’s … 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

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

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

Beauty Products I’ve Used Up 2: Are They Worth Repurchasing?

Since I started the blog a year ago, I sure have bought a lot of beauty products! But I still like to use up what I buy, at least most of the time. I recently finished up several products, and … Continue reading

Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Giovanna: Inspired by Pantone’s Emerald?

Pantone’s color of 2013 is emerald, and I have enjoyed experimenting with this shade more than the colors of previous years (orange, yellow). Just looking in my closet and in my jewelry box, I realized I have a lot of … Continue reading

What’s in My October ipsy Bag? Instagram Video & Quick Comments

This month, it took only two days for my ipsy bag to get from the central post office in MA to my local post office and delivery. Yay!  So I got my bag only a few days behind most of … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase Nordstrom October 2013

Nordstrom is hosting Estée Lauder’s gift with purchase in October. If you spend $45 or more, you get a pretty impressive gift. First, the gift comes in a chic-looking makeup clutch rather than a traditional zippered makeup bag. Second, if … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Picture Me Online Event

On Friday, Estée Lauder was holding an event at my local Macy’s called “Picture Me Online”. A couple of weeks ago, I made an appointment to participate. I wasn’t sure what the event was all about, I just knew that … Continue reading

Pass On These: Products That Didn’t Work For Me

Today, I’m doing brief reviews on three products that, unfortunately, didn’t work for me. My opinion, but I thought I’d share.   Porcelana Night Skin Lightening Cream Oldies but goodies, in beauty brands, always attract my attention because I believe … Continue reading