Sneak Peak: Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial

A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected, great surprise. Exuviance, one of my favorite skincare brands, sent me a hot-off-the-press, straight from the laboratory (for real, no kidding) new facial mask that hasn’t even been released yet! It arrived … Continue reading

Giveaway: StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer SPF 30

Giveaway: StriVectin Repair & Protect Moisturizer SPF 30

Summer is finally here, though it’s still cool in MA. Regardless, I’m spending a lot more time outdoors gardening, jogging, riding my bike, playing tennis, or just walking around. It’s imperative to wear sunscreen! In fact, I just read that … 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

nspa Coconut Body Butter from UK’s #1 Day Spa, Nirvana Spa

nspa Coconut Body Butter from UK’s #1 Day Spa, Nirvana Spa

When it comes to body products, coconut is one of my two favorite scents. So I jumped at the chance to try out the coconut body butter from nspa by Nirvana Spa, the number one day spa in the UK. Since Nirvana … Continue reading

Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads

Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads

Oh, I’m finding all kinds of new skincare products to try out! I received a box of Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment Pads via Brandbacker, the bloggers’ association, in exchange for an honest review. The box contains 12 packets containing two … 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

My New Skincare Regimen with Paula’s Choice

My New Skincare Regimen with Paula’s Choice

Are you familiar with Paula’s Choice? I first became familiar with Paula’s Choice through Paula Begoun’s (the Paula in Paula’s Choice) Beautypedia. Have you checked out the Paula’s Choice website? You can find answers to almost any skincare or beauty … Continue reading

Friday Find: H2O Plus Hand and Nail Care

Friday Find: H2O Plus Hand and Nail Care

Some time ago, my friend Sybille gave me a bag filled with beauty products and samples that she didn’t want. They definitely found a home with me. The big prize was DiorSkin Nude BB Creme, but there were plenty of … Continue reading

May 2015 Empties

May 2015 Empties

     More skincare empties this month, of course! I wear makeup just about every day so why don’t I use it up, lol! Clearly I have too much of it  Here’s what I used up and whether it worth … Continue reading

Coui Skincare Nourishing Cleansing Oil, Ocean Toner & UV Facial Sunscreen & Giveaway!

Coui Skincare Nourishing Cleansing Oil, Ocean Toner & UV Facial Sunscreen & Giveaway!

First things first: Hannah C. was the winner of the butterLONDON Shout Out Loud Makeup Collection giveaway! Congratulations, Hannah! I’ve emailed her and hope to hear back from her soon. So thank you to all who participated and today, I’m … 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

Friday Find: Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

Friday Find: Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask

Do you have an H-Mart near you? There are at least 40 of them now throughout the U.S., and there are several in Canada, too. H-Mart is an American supermarket chain operated by the Hanahreum Group that specializes in Asian foods … 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

NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash

NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash

A few weeks ago, I received NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash via the blogger-brand association Brandbacker to try out in exchange for an honest review. I’ve reviewed a number of facial skincare products from NeoStrata and Exuviance, two brands from the … Continue reading