ipsy Beauty Schooled September 2014 Bag

My ipsy bag was a little later than usual this month, which made me one of the last to get it. Grrrrr! But it came and with it was the bonus product that I qualified for, so I am a … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 16 August 2014

It’s the weekend again! I’m hoping the next two weeks of summer (before Labor Day) go nice and slowly. Our beach club closes early this year, on Labor Day, and with the cooler than usual weather we’ve been having, I … Continue reading

Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool

Instrument of torture or useful lash lining tool? I tightline my eyes every day, or just about every day. With my blonde lashes, my eyes don’t have enough oomph without eyeliner and mascara. However, I often think that black eyeliner … 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

Jesse’s Girl “The Eyes Have It” Palette

When I was in Atlanta on business a few weeks ago, I forgot my sleeping pills. Major bummer. I ended up with a semi-sleepless night the first night I arrived because I didn’t realize I forgot them till too late … 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

A Trio of Tidbits: Mini-Reviews

Yikes, tomorrow’s Friday already! This time I’m going to do three mini-reviews. On Friday in the summer, everybody seems to already be in weekend mode. Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary 15 Piece Brush Set I managed to score the last set … 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

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

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow: Vintage Plum, Deep Forest

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to write about the Maybelline Color Tattoo line of cream eyeshadows. As you may know, I’m a big fan of cream shadows. I know that not everyone is. I’ve … Continue reading

Giveaway: Makeup Bag with Assorted Products & Samples

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a makeup giveaway. So to celebrate Independence Day in the U.S., I’m announcing A MOSTLY MAKEUP GIVEAWAY: a clear makeup bag stuffed with assorted fun makeup products and samples.          … 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

Uh-oh, got my dates mixed up!

Happy Monday, especially to my subscribers! I got my dates mixed up, and the review of the June “Pretty in Paradise” ipsy bag got published by mistake yesterday/Sunday along with the weekly roundup of blogposts from Beauty Blog Coalition. I … Continue reading

Pretty in Paradise, June 2014 ipsy Bag

Boy, this year is going by so fast! It’s summer now, and I realize I’ve been a subscriber to ipsy for an entire year. (Strange, you think, she measures the passage of time in ipsy bags!). I received my twelfth ipsy … Continue reading

FOTD: Red and My First Attempt at False Eyelashes

I’m laughing really hard right now. Can you hear me? I’m headed to the beach this afternoon because the weather is absolutely gorgeous for a change. But I’m going to the beach with a full face of makeup and false eyelashes, … Continue reading

Too Faced Melted Lipstick: Peony

I’ve been getting the email announcements from Too Faced and reading all of the early blogposts about Too Faced’s new Melted Lipstick line. It is a liquified stain lipstick, similar to Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar, but with a somewhat different … Continue reading

Milani Limited Edition Matte Baked Bronzers

Even though I almost put the heat back on a couple of days ago, summer is on its way. I love the look of a tan, but I’ve got so much sun damage from years of too much sun exposure, that … Continue reading

NeoCell Giveaway Winners & “Fresh Picks” May 2014 ipsy Bag

First things first. Congratulations to Laura R. who won first prize in the NeoCell Collagen & Beauty Bursts giveaway. And woo hoo to Kim A. who was second prize winner, the Collagen Beauty Builder. I have sent emails to both winners. … Continue reading