ipsy “Street Style” September 2014: Score!

Sometimes I carp about an item or two or three in my monthly ipsy bag, but this month ipsy hit it out of the park. Score! I liked and will use everything in the bag. Woohoo! The September bag was … Continue reading

FOTD: Quick Everyday No-Makeup Makeup Look

The no-makeup makeup look seems to be everywhere at the NYFW. I grew up during one of the first no-makeup times, so it’s very familiar to me. Though I can’t say it’s my favorite, it is one that I turn … Continue reading

My Guest Post on Skinny Coconut Oil on Tips for Natural Beauty Blog

Recently, I had the opportunity to write my first guest post on another beauty blog!! I got to try out and review a new product and write a guest post on Tips For Natural Beauty, a blog by Dima Al … Continue reading

NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid GIVEAWAY

A few months ago, I introduced you to Fish Collagen Capsules and Beauty Bursts from NeoCell (reviewed here). Now, I’d like to bring you two more products from their amazing lineup that I’ve been using for a couple of months. … Continue reading

SOBO Ultra Age Repairing Cream with Reservatrol

// For some time, I have wanted to try a skincare product with reservatrol.  I first heard about reservatrol in conjunction with red wine. It’s an ingredient in red wine that is supposed to prevent damage to blood vessels, help … Continue reading

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale Fall 2014

Finally, I received my Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale catalogue yesterday afternoon. The day before the sale starts is kinda late! I took a drive over to Ulta on Saturday morning to ask for a catalogue, but they didn’t … Continue reading

Nature Island Botanicals: Skincare Inspired by the Caribbean

Every summer, the beautiful coastal city of Gloucester MA, near where I live, hosts the Waterfront Craft Festival at Stage Fort Park overlooking the ocean. There are loads of booths selling handmade products of all kinds. I love it and … Continue reading

MUA, Makeup Academy Natural Demi Accent Lashes

A big display for MUA – Makeup Academy – Cosmetics appeared at one of the CVS stores near me about a month ago. I’ve been dying to buy something to try it out. I got $5 in Extrabucks from CVS, … Continue reading

Grape Manicure

Happy Labor Day to those in the U.S.! Our last big summer holiday Hope you all enjoyed the summer wherever you are! I know that fall has not officially arrived yet, thank goodness, but I’m sorta kinda beginning to think … Continue reading

Wet ‘n Wild Bargains!

Unlike many American girls, I didn’t grow up wearing Wet ‘n Wild. For me, it was Maybelline. And though I have worked as a focus group moderator for other affordable brands, I never got a call from Wet ‘n Wild. … Continue reading

ipsy Beauty Schooled August 2014 Bag

My ipsy bag was a little later than usual this month, which made me one of the last to get it. Grrrrr! It was so late that I mistakenly thought it was the September bag and I originally mislabeled the … Continue reading

Ritual Beauty Daily Perfecting Treatment Serum & GIVEAWAY

At the beginning of the summer, I received an email from the woman behind Ritual Beauty, a beauty brand that was new to me. I am always excited to get acquainted with women who take risks and start their own … Continue reading

Zoya 3-in-1 Formula Remove+ Polish Remover

Gosh, I never thought I’d be reviewing a nail polish remover, but here I am. I took advantage of a recent offer from Zoya. Purchase $10 or more and get free shipping and a full-size bottle of Zoya 3-in-1 Formula … Continue reading

New Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer

Milani sure has been busy lately. In addition to coming out with the brand new Bella Eyes Gel Powder shadow collection (reviewed here), they launched a brand new collection of Color Statement Nail Lacquer. And lucky me, I received them … Continue reading

Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool

Instrument of torture or useful lash lining tool? I tightline my eyes every day, or just about every day. With my blonde lashes, my eyes don’t have enough oomph without eyeliner and mascara. However, I often think that black eyeliner … Continue reading

Jesse’s Girl “The Eyes Have It” Palette

When I was in Atlanta on business a few weeks ago, I forgot my sleeping pills. Major bummer. I ended up with a semi-sleepless night the first night I arrived because I didn’t realize I forgot them till too late … Continue reading

A Trio of Tidbits: Mini-Reviews

Yikes, tomorrow’s Friday already! This time I’m going to do three mini-reviews. On Friday in the summer, everybody seems to already be in weekend mode. Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary 15 Piece Brush Set I managed to score the last set … Continue reading

My Secret Weapon: Skin Script Glycolic and Retinol Pads

Back in February, I got to spend almost a week in Phoenix on business. Because the weather was so iffy in the Boston area, I went out three days before my business actually started. How lucky to have 3 extra … Continue reading

July 2014 Sensationally Sunkissed ipsy Bag

My July ipsy bag arrived last Saturday. The theme this month is “Sensationally Sunkissed”. The makeup bag is hot pink, and it has pinked edges. Another blogger described it as looking like a “ravioli”. That really made me laugh, but I … Continue reading

Just Natural Hair and Skincare

I’ve been trying hard to incorporate more natural and organic products into my skincare and haircare routines over the past year. Since skincare and haircare ingredients are absorbed into the body, I am sometimes a little uneasy about some products … Continue reading

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

Fairy Princess Mani

I was inspired by a mani that I saw on Facebook to create my own version of what I’m calling my fairy princess mani.  Maybe it’s more appropriate for an 8 year old, but I don’t care. I love it, … Continue reading