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

NOTD: Blue Sparkles Mani Inspired by Shanghai Tang Memories

Several years ago, whenever I went to New York, I always visited one of my favorite stores, Shanghai Tang on Madison Avenue. Shanghai Tang is a high-end Chinese clothing, accessories and decor store started by Sir David Tang, that was billed as … 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

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

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

Giveaway: Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Serum

// Many years ago when I was in college in New York, I somehow got a certificate for a free facial at a salon in midtown. The esthetician (or “saleswoman” might be more appropriate) scared the living daylights out of … Continue reading

Mermaid Nail Polish Shades: Deborah Lippman & Pure Ice

With the continued cool, actually cold, weather in Massachusetts, I am longing for the beach! Will beach days ever arrive? I’m making up for it with mermaid nail polish. Pure Ice “Watch Me Go” Recently Influenster, a website that sends out themed … Continue reading

Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Shampoo

Don’t you just hate it when one of your favorite products gets dropped? Well, I do. And it seems to happen all the time. Boo! My favorite shampoo for color-treated hair was Sebastian Color Ignite Single Tone. It disappeared from … Continue reading

Zoya Nail Polish, Flora and Monet

In April, Zoya had a special promotion for Earth Day. The hook was to exchange your old non-Zoya polish for new Zoya polish. You had to purchase at least 6 bottles of Zoya, each 50% off. Once you received your … 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

Arvazallia Argan Oil Premium Hair Treatment Oil and Hydrating Mask: Silkiness Maximized!

// And the moral of the story for me is get out of my comfort zone. Break old habits. Try something new! What am I talking about? Hair care, of course. Recently, I had the opportunity to try two hair … Continue reading

Giveaway: Reviva Labs Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream

For years, I stuck to one moisturizer from Olay. I was very loyal. Till I became a beauty blogger, I had no idea the variety of moisturizing and skincare treatment products that were out there including skincare products that were … 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

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

You’re probably sick of me complaining about my dry lips. Well, I have finally found a product that seems to make a real difference. Do you know it? Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm. It is part of a men’s skincare … 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