Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Blur Perfector from YSL

Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Blur Perfector from YSL

A couple of weeks ago, I received a new duo from the Touche Eclat collection of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and Influenster, the blogger/brand organization: Touche Eclat Blur Primer Touche Eclat Blur Perfector both designed to enhance the look of … Continue reading




Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks: Bulletproof Beige and Bad Girl Bronze FOTD

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Sticks: Bulletproof Beige and Bad Girl Bronze FOTD

Last winter, I picked up a couple of the Rimmel ScandalEyes eyeshadow sticks/crayons in taupe and brown matte shades. I mentioned Trespassing Taupe and Bootleg Brown in a post about my CVS haul, but I ended up liking them so much … Continue reading




Target Beauty Box: Back to College Honor Roll Fall 2015

Target Beauty Box: Back to College Honor Roll Fall 2015

A few months ago, I posted about my spring/summer Target Beauty Box. Recently, I found out that Target was offering two more beauty boxes for Fall 2015, each $5 including delivery. I chose the Honor Roll box. You have to act … Continue reading




Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hypershadow

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hypershadow

A few weeks ago, I got another unexpected gift from my dear friend in Ohio who definitely knows my taste in makeup! She’s the kind soul who sent me the Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek blush that I adore and reviewed … Continue reading




Shopping on “Skincare by Alana” and GIVEAWAY

Shopping on “Skincare by Alana” and GIVEAWAY

In February 2014, I got to spend almost a week in Phoenix staying at a resort that was right across the street from where I was conducting a market research project. I was thrilled to get out of snowy Massachusetts! … Continue reading




Ipsy Summer Lovin’ Glam Bag July 2015

Ipsy Summer Lovin’ Glam Bag July 2015

This month’s ipsy bag arrived this afternoon, Summer Lovin’. The makeup bag is cotton with an attractive, bright ikat print. So what did I get? Here are the goods: Tarte Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer, 0.11 oz./3.0 g, … Continue reading




Giveaway: butterLONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

Giveaway: butterLONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

When I received the new makeup collection from butterLONDON (reviewed and swatched here) featuring the shade, Ladybird, a gorgeous tomato red, I fell in love with the Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon. I wished that I owned the entire collection of butterLONDON Bloody … Continue reading




Friday Find: Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal

Friday Find: Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal

Oh, why do things always get lost at the bottom of my makeup bag? Probably because I’ve got too much in there. But I went hunting in the bag and came up with Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal, this week’s … Continue reading




June 2015 Beauty Product Empties

June 2015 Beauty Product Empties

Thank goodness, June was a big month for me for using up beauty products, especially ones that I’ve had for a while. I look forward to recycling all these bottles and jars!     So here’s the scoop on what … Continue reading




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