Friday Find: em Cosmetics Chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick

Friday Find: em Cosmetics Chiaroscuro Contour and Highlighter Stick

Contouring and now, strobing (basically, an emphasis on highlighting) is all the rage. To be honest, it’s not something that I do on a regular basis. If I’m going out at night or have a special event or appointment, I’ll … Continue reading




Revitaderm 40 for Exfoliative Keratolysis on My Thumbs

Revitaderm 40 for Exfoliative Keratolysis on My Thumbs

I’ve previously written about the skin condition, exfoliative keratolysis, that I get every summer on my thumbs. EK is a strange skin condition that is not eczema or psoriasis. It is its own thing. It usually comes about in the … Continue reading




Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Body Care Products

Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals Body Care Products

This entire year, I’ve gotten to try out an incredible array of skincare products and brands. Many have come from brands that were new to me. And I have lots of new favorites. The Peter Lamas Spa Sensuals line has … Continue reading




FOTD: Orange and Blue

FOTD: Orange and Blue

When it comes to makeup, I usually stick to neutral shades, gold/bronze or purples for eye makeup. So I don’t know what came over me last week. I decided to dig out the gorgeous Jordana Cat Eyeliner in Twilight, a … Continue reading




Ulta Haul Summer 2015 Part 2

Ulta Haul Summer 2015 Part 2

Recently, I posted about my Ulta mini-haul using my Ulta discount coupon. I showed you my Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover and my Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer in Tahini. Well, I decided the shades didn’t work for … Continue reading




ipsy Prep School Bag August 2015

ipsy Prep School Bag August 2015

My ipsy “Prep School” bag arrived right on time this month, and I say it’s a really good one. First, I love the plastic makeup bag with the houndstooth print. Houndstooth says “back to school” for me. Years ago when … Continue reading




Mirabella Beauty Borrowed from the Boys Brow Collection

Mirabella Beauty Borrowed from the Boys Brow Collection

OK, I admit it. I have shirked my responsibility to my brows. They are neglected. I tweeze them, but that’s about it most of the time. I bought a brow gel a while back and put it somewhere and can’t … Continue reading




Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Mandarin

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Mandarin

I saved up enough points on ipsy and waited till there was a perk that I really wanted. Finally! Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in a gorgeous red called Mandarin. Woohoo! I adore red lipstick. And I have never tried any … Continue reading




Ulta Mini-Haul Summer 2015

Ulta Mini-Haul Summer 2015

I got the most recent coupon from Ulta in the mail a couple of weeks ago: 10% off most prestige and 20% off on everything else. Although I didn’t neeeeeeed anything – well maybe, just one thing, I couldn’t let … Continue reading




Giveaway: StriVectin Revitalizing Mask & Review

Giveaway: StriVectin Revitalizing Mask & Review

I am a facial mask fanatic. I just love them. From time to time, I dabble in the single-use paper or fiber masks, but I really prefer the masks that I apply to my face straight out of the tube … Continue reading




Paula’s Choice Skincare Empties: Treatment Products

Paula’s Choice Skincare Empties: Treatment Products

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to try an entire range of skincare products chosen for my particular skincare needs – aging dry skin with sun damage – by a skin consultant at Paula’s Choice. Most of … Continue reading




Friday Find: IT Cosmetics Celebration Powder Foundation

Friday Find: IT Cosmetics Celebration Powder Foundation

Back in the spring, I bought IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation, a full-coverage powder foundation that intrigued me. I had never tried a powder foundation before. Somehow, I never got around to reviewing it. I found it at the bottom of … Continue reading




July 2015 Empty Beauty Products

July 2015 Empty Beauty Products

This was another good month for empties. I guess you could say I finished up a bunch of random stuff. Skintimate Shave Gel This particular pink and floral scented shave gel from Skintimate was my favorite for many years. But the … Continue reading




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




Friday Find: China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Fairy Dust

Friday Find: China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Fairy Dust

I’m a sucker for glitter, any glitter. So when I read a blogpost about China Glaze Fairy Dust Nail Lacquer and how it made everything better, I thought I had to have it. The blogpost was hysterically funny, and it … Continue reading




Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion and Lip Balms

Savannah Bee Honey Body Lotion and Lip Balms

So many body lotions and lip balms have been coming my way lately. Word must have gotten out about my dry skin, lol. Today, I have products from the Savannah Bee Company from Savannah, Georgia to talk to you about. … 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




TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

I have been obsessed with TATCHA, the Japanese luxury skincare brand, ever since I saw photos of the beautiful indigo blue moisturizer from their Indigo Collection. TATCHA has borrowed beauty secrets from modern day geishas and combined them with cutting edge science to … Continue reading