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

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

Zoya Nail Polish, Tinsley: More Rose Gold for Spring

Rose gold has been hot for months. I started seeing it last summer, and it was everywhere this past autumn and winter. Thankfully, it’s still here for spring. Rose gold is my favorite metallic. As I’ve mentioned before, it looks … 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

Crabtree and Evelyn Avocado Olive and Basil Bath & Body Products

Gee, it’s about a month ago that I went on a business trip to Indianapolis. It was the first time I visited the downtown area, and the city was striking with lots of monumental architecture. There were a couple of … Continue reading

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream “Linen”

// A few months ago, I had a chance to try a sample of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream in “Natural”. The shade was just a little too dark for my fair skin, so I was excited when I was … Continue reading

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar Primary Pack

Sephora now has Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar’s new Primary Pack, an All Star Mini Set, in 5 primary colors for those of you who like to mix your own – lip color, that is. Each set contains mini-tubes of white, … Continue reading

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 24 March 2014

Boy, did this week go by fast! It’s the weekend again already. We were supposed to have a big storm, and because of the threat of such bad weather, I postponed the focus groups I was supposed to conduct on … Continue reading

Deborah Lippman HSN Holiday Nail Lacquer Set

Don’t stay up too late watching HSN! It’s dangerous. All of a sudden, everything looks so appealing. Last December, I heard the siren song of Deborah Lippmann, manicurist to the stars, hawking a limited edition holiday set of “deluxe” size … Continue reading

Freebies for Me: NYX, Rimmel and NYC

I lucked out makeup-wise this week. I got some free makeup that I didn’t expect. How nice is that?!                                    NYX Ulta is changing … Continue reading

My New Fave Shade: Danni from Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer

There are so many gorgeous nail polishes these days, it’s hard to keep a favorite for long. But right now, mine is Danni from Zoya. I picked it up during their 3 for $12 special back in January, but I … Continue reading

Winged Out Eyelashes from L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

I don’t wear L’Oreal makeup very often. I don’t know why I’m not so drawn to the brand these days. But the new Voluminous Butterfly Mascara has been on my radar screen, and I decided to use my 20% off … Continue reading

Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads

Last year, I made a New Year’s Resolution to exfoliate more often. Well, so much for that one. I didn’t renew that resolution this year. My intentions were good, but it seemed to be too much to do at night … Continue reading

Napoleon Perdis Empress Lip Palette

Back in late November, I entered a giveaway on the Beautyholics Anonymous blog, and to my surprise I was one of the winners announced just before Christmas! And what was also such fun was that I had no idea what I … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup, week of 25 Feb 2014

Hi again, Since it’s still the weekend, here are a few more beauty posts, this time from Beauty Blog Coalition for your reading pleasure! This time, NSDB is in the middle of the pack, with a reprise of a review … Continue reading