Friday Find: Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color

Friday Find: Eddie Funkhouser Lip Color

I have waaaaay too much makeup. In spite of having decent storage for my makeup brushes, most nail polish, and my Milani shadow singles, everything else is stored rather randomly. So I managed to lose track of the Eddie Funkhouser … Continue reading

Friday Find: Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder

Friday Find: Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder

Although this isn’t something that I’ve just rediscovered in my stash, Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder is nevertheless a “find”. Over a year ago, I needed a setting powder and I didn’t want to spend a lot. So the Dream Wonder name … Continue reading

Lorac The Resort Eye and Cheek Palette

Lorac The Resort Eye and Cheek Palette

Lorac The Resort Palette, a limited edition eye and cheek palette, came out in the early spring, available only at Nordstrom for about $25. I just didn’t want to spend $25, so I passed. A couple of months ago, the palette … Continue reading

Shimmery Eyes with GA-DE Cosmetics Icon Lace Eye Shadow

Shimmery Eyes with GA-DE Cosmetics Icon Lace Eye Shadow

I found an offer somewhere on Facebook to try some makeup for free from a brand I wasn’t familiar with: GA-DE Cosmetics, an Israeli beauty brand created in 1985 that sells makeup, fragrance and skincare worldwide. Their color cosmetics emphasize color harmonies, … Continue reading

Target Beauty Box Summer 2015 & Giveaway Winner

Target Beauty Box Summer 2015 & Giveaway Winner

First, congratulations to Leigh, the winner of the Coui Skincare UV Facial Sunscreen! I believe that Leigh lives in Florida so she’ll get a lot of use out of the sunscreen. Thank you all who entered and don’t give up. … Continue reading

ipsy Swim Into Beauty Glam Bag June 2015

ipsy Swim Into Beauty Glam Bag  June 2015

I’ve begun measuring time in ipsy bags. And now another month has gone by, and we’re up to the June 2015 ipsy bag: Swim Into Beauty. It is a dreary day today, and I had some time on my hands … Continue reading

Mirabella Colour Luxe Lip Gloss: New Shades for Summer 2015

Mirabella Colour Luxe Lip Gloss: New Shades for Summer 2015

Usually, I prefer lipstick. But I just tried the new shades of Mirabella Colour Luxe Lip Gloss for summer 2015, and I think I have become a lipgloss convert! In December, I got to try one of the Colour Luxe … Continue reading

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Blush: Surprise Gift!

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Blush: Surprise Gift!

Imagine my surprise when I went to the mail a couple of weeks ago and found an unexpected package addressed to moi! A gift from one of my friends who I met through my blog who I have never met in … Continue reading

FOTD: Purples with Jordana Cosmetics Dramatic Effects Mascara Mini-Review

FOTD: Purples with Jordana Cosmetics Dramatic Effects Mascara Mini-Review

At Open Studios in Newton MA in April, I bought a new pair of purple  handcrafted earrings from one of the artisans. Jeff and I were going to the movies this rainy afternoon, and I decided to wear the earrings … Continue reading

No-Makeup Makeup FOTD Featuring Urban Decay Eyes

No-Makeup Makeup FOTD Featuring Urban Decay Eyes

The No-Makeup Makeup Look was one of the key looks on the fashion runways for 2015. Gee, I’ve been doing that look since I was in college. Guess I was ahead of my time. And I’ve done No-Makeup makeup looks … Continue reading

New Shine Out Loud Collection from butterLONDON & Giveaway!

New Shine Out Loud Collection from butterLONDON & Giveaway!

butterLONDON is one of my very favorite nail polish brands. Their prestige nail lacquer goes on so smoothly that two coats is more than enough. butterLONDON nail lacquers don’t contain formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, phthalates, or parabens. They dry quickly to a beautiful … Continue reading

Gabriel Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio, Smokey Matte Grey

Gabriel Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio, Smokey Matte Grey

This past Christmas season, I got a chance to try the Zuzu Luxe Holiday Palette from Gabriel Cosmetics (review and holiday look here). It’s such a great glam face and eye palette in a beautiful compact. I also like the … Continue reading

Jetsetter ipsy Bag May 2015

Jetsetter ipsy Bag May 2015

It was the post office’s fault that my May 2015 ipsy bag got delivered first to a city 30 miles from where I live, next to my local post office (2 miles from my house) where it was sorted, then sent … Continue reading

BeautyKind, A New Way to Shop, and What I Got

BeautyKind, A New Way to Shop, and What I Got

BeautyKind, a new online beauty products retailer, recently launched. What makes them different is they give back 5% to either one of the charities that they support or to the charity of your choice. So you can shop for your … Continue reading

Control Your Color with CoverFX Custom Cover Drops

Control Your Color with CoverFX Custom Cover Drops

Recently, there have been a bunch of innovations in foundation. One of the most recent is pigment/color droplets that you can add to other products to customize the color: to create a foundation-like skin cover from your skincare products to add … Continue reading

Friday Finds: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil

Friday Finds: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil

Now that the weather is getting much nicer, I’ve noticed that fewer women seem to have time for blog reading on Fridays. So rather than just skipping Friday, I’ll try a short(er) post theme, Friday Finds, where I highlight a product … Continue reading

FOTD: Everyday Spring Makeup Look

FOTD: Everyday Spring Makeup Look

Because of my darn cold that I had recently, I hadn’t put on any makeup all week, and I looked generally awful. 😥 But I finally felt a little better, and it’s sunny (though still chilly) outside. In spite of … Continue reading

Sephora & Ulta Birthday Gifts 2015

Sephora & Ulta Birthday Gifts 2015

Since it’s almost May, many of you probably already know about this year’s birthday gifts from Sephora and Ulta. But just in case, here’s what you can expect. Ulta I just picked up my gift at Ulta today. A mini-size Urban … Continue reading