Revlon Photoready Eye Art: Ready for Holiday Parties!

Revlon Photoready Eye Art: Ready for Holiday Parties!

I’m a big fan of cream shadows, so when I saw a video review of Revlon Photoready Eye Art, I knew I “needed” it. There were about 5 or 6 different color options on the display, though the Revlon website … Continue reading

Ipsy November 2014 “Girl Meets Glitter”

Ipsy November 2014 “Girl Meets Glitter”

Gee, the months just fly by. It’s ipsy time again! I’m having a good streak. I like everything I received this month in my November “Girl Meets Glitter” glam bag.   The sparkly silver bag alone was enough for me, … Continue reading

Sephora VIB Haul and Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup November 15, 2014

Sephora VIB Haul and Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup November 15, 2014

So how was your week? I had a special event this week. My friend Sybille treated me and two of our friends to see a production of Les Miz at the North Shore Music Theater. I hadn’t seen the play in about 20 … Continue reading

Early Holiday Gift Picks

Early Holiday Gift Picks

Black Friday is just about two weeks away, and I know I’ve started to think about the holiday gift-giving season. Gifts for others and gifts for me. This year I’m on a strict budget, but I can still dream, right? … 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

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

Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs The Sky-Liner Petite Highliner Collection

Marc Jacobs Cosmetics recently introduced a limited edition collection of mini versions of the Highliner Gel Crayons, sold exclusively at Sephora. I first heard about it a couple of weeks ago, but when I read about the collection and saw the … 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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Supporting Research

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Supporting Research

Unfortunately, breast cancer hits close to home for so many of us. I have several friends who recently battled breast cancer and won, thankfully. Twenty years ago, my dad wasn’t so lucky. He was one of the 2% of men, … Continue reading

My Experiences with Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

My Experiences with Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Never have a tried a brand and product that engendered such controversy and passion! In a Facebook group of makeup artists and enthusiasts that I belong to, there have been so many posts and photos about Younique 3D Fiber Lashes, … 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

ipsy “Street Style” September 2014: Score!

Sometimes I carp about an item or two or three in my monthly ipsy bag, but this month ipsy hit it out of the park. Score! I liked and will use everything in the bag. Woohoo! The September bag was … Continue reading

FOTD: Quick Everyday No-Makeup Makeup Look

FOTD: Quick Everyday No-Makeup Makeup Look

The no-makeup makeup look seems to be everywhere at the NYFW. I grew up during one of the first no-makeup times, so it’s very familiar to me. Though I can’t say it’s my favorite, it is one that I turn … Continue reading

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale Fall 2014

Finally, I received my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale catalogue yesterday afternoon. The day before the sale starts is kinda late! I took a drive over to Ulta on Saturday morning to ask for a catalogue, but they didn’t … 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

ipsy Beauty Schooled August 2014 Bag

ipsy Beauty Schooled August 2014 Bag

My ipsy bag was a little later than usual this month, which made me one of the last to get it. Grrrrr! It was so late that I mistakenly thought it was the September bag and I originally mislabeled the … Continue reading