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

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 10! If you’re a last minute shopper for your mom, mother-in-law, sister, aunt or any mom you want to honor, or a last minute hinter for gifts for yourself, here are some gift ideas in … Continue reading

New CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner

New CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner

Last Saturday, I received two brand new eye makeup products from CoverGirl: The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner I started out with the mascara, and I am so excited about it that I had to let … Continue reading

Jordana Cat Eye Liner

Jordana Cat Eye Liner

Jordana has really been busy this year with oodles of new product and shade introductions. And they are definitely going with the trend toward color. Recently, they sent me the new Cat Eye Liner liquid liner in 8 shades.   … Continue reading

ipsy Beautifully Bohemian Glam Bag April 2015

ipsy Beautifully Bohemian Glam Bag April 2015

Although this was a good month, I think I’m most excited about the makeup bag itself because it is so different from any of the bags I’ve received from ipsy so far. It’s woven raffia, and it fits well with … Continue reading

New Shades from Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

New Shades from Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

A couple of months ago, I shared the new modern matte lipsticks from Jordana. They have become my matte lipstick of choice. They are beautifully pigmented and not drying. They last on my lips for hours and leave behind a … Continue reading

Sephora Spring Beauty Insider Discount Event

OK, the Sephora Spring VIB Discount Event has already started for the VIB Rouge members and they know all about it. They can shop for 3 extra days all by themselves with their 15% discount. The VIB members sale starts on my … Continue reading

FOTD: Lorac Unzipped Gold Shadow & Colorful Essence Teal Eyeliner

FOTD: Lorac Unzipped Gold Shadow & Colorful Essence Teal Eyeliner

Last week, I went out to dinner with my friend, Kim, to celebrate her birthday. Since it was a happy and festive event – even though it was just the two of us on a Tuesday night, I decided to … Continue reading

Bite Beauty Vivid Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo: Colors for Spring!

Bite Beauty Vivid Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo: Colors for Spring!

I went crazy for the Bite Beauty Lipstick Duos that came out for the holiday season 2014 (reviewed here). I bought two of ’em and another for a gift. Bite Beauty just came out with a new duo that’s perfect … Continue reading

Major Sparkle with Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine

Major Sparkle with Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine

I’m a matte shadow lover. I own more matte palettes than anyone I know. But I also love cream shadows. So when Milani sent me all four of their Fierce Foil Eyeshine palettes several weeks ago, I knew I had … Continue reading

March Empties: Success or Fail?

March Empties: Success or Fail?

I haven’t done an empties post in forever, like about 9 months. In fact, I’ve saved all the empty containers so I can do a big empties post, one of these days, so I can really report on the brands … Continue reading