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

Gabriel Lipstick: Natural, Mineral-Based, Gluten-Free

Oops, wrong post published this morning. Here’s the right one! Though I haven’t given up my regular makeup brands, I have been trying to try more organic makeup and skincare products. Products that I apply all over my body and … Continue reading

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, Luminous Light

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but better late than never. And Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder has just been released in a trio palette of shades that will be a permanent part of the product lineup. … Continue reading

Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

It must have been my radar that sought it out, but I can’t remember how I found out about the Urban Decay website sale. (An email alert, maybe?)  I had just received my April ipsy bag, and I was one … Continue reading

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick, pink peony

I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and I fell in love with the look of the tube of Tarte’s flowered lip balm for Spring 2014. I saw the shade “pink peony” online, and it’s the pinky peach that I fall … Continue reading

Beauty Rocks April 2014 ipsy Glam Bag

This month, I received my Beauty Rocks Glam Bag from ipsy right on my birthday. It was like getting another present, especially since I didn’t get very many presents this year. (That’s OK, I got lots of gorgeous flowers instead!). … Continue reading

CoverGirl truBlend Liquid Makeup

A few weeks ago, there was a huge free-standing display in my little local CVS. It took up a lot of real estate in the small store so it really got my attention. The display even included testers, a novelty … Continue reading

Tarte CC Matte Be Mattenificent Shadow Palette

I’ve been on a matte eye shadow kick for several months now with occasional lapses into shimmers. But mostly it’s been matte shadows for me ever since I saw how super-shimmery shadows call attention to my not so perfect eyelids. … Continue reading