More Holiday Gift Picks: Not Just Beauty

More Holiday Gift Picks: Not Just Beauty

    Time is moving on, and Hanukah is a few days away and Christmas is in less than two weeks. Oh my. If you are still thinking about gifts to get, here are a few more suggestions to go … Continue reading

Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum

Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum

And another vitamin C serum joins the pantheon of wonderful serums! I had the opportunity to try Valentia Even Glow Serum with Vitamin C 20%. Even though I’ve tried about a million vitamin C serums over the past year or … Continue reading

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes vs Forever 21 Cocoa Shea Butter Wipes

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes vs Forever 21 Cocoa Shea Butter Wipes

A couple of months ago I decided to try some inexpensive cleansing wipes from Forever 21 at the recommendation from a fellow blogger. The store didn’t have any of the lavender cleansing wipes she mentioned, so I went with the … Continue reading

InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum & Moroccan Rose Water

InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum & Moroccan Rose Water

InstaNatural is a brand that was new to me. I had an opportunity to try out two of their facial skincare products through my participation in Tomoson.com. I received InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum, and I also chose Moroccan Rose … Continue reading

Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub: Pure Luxury

Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub: Pure Luxury

A few weeks ago, I received Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub to try out via my association with Tomoson.com. Upon opening the box, I realized that this product was something special. The body scrub was beautifully wrapped in cream-colored branded wrapping paper. … Continue reading

My Gloss48.com Haul

My Gloss48.com Haul

As if I need more enabling when it comes to shopping for beauty products! I recently fell for the beauty site, Gloss48.com. Gloss48 shares the best in indie beauty, gathering new, independent and cult brands. Although there are plenty of … Continue reading

A Cleanser for Everyone: Ageless Derma Oil Free Purifying Facial Cleanser Gel

Ageless Derma is a brand of physician-grade skincare and makeup products developed using advances in biotechnology and natural ingredients. The business was started 10 years ago by Dr. Farid Mostamand in conjunction with his Focus Med Spa in California where the focus … Continue reading

City Cosmetics Eye Serum & Dark Spot Corrector

City Cosmetics Eye Serum & Dark Spot Corrector

During the summer, I got a chance to try out City Lips Lip Plumper (reviewed here), and it has become one of my favorite products of this year. I just finished up my first tube of clear, and started my … Continue reading

Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I love serums, and I never get tired of trying new ones. I use them at least twice a day. I practically drink the stuff  For the past month, I’ve been trying out a serum from a brand that was … Continue reading

Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Nourishing Lip Butter: Lip Smackin’ Good!

Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Nourishing Lip Butter: Lip Smackin’ Good!

Recently, I received Teadora Rainforest at Dawn Nourishing Lip Butter to try out.  The packaging is very well done: modern, attractive, and it reinforces what the brand stands for.   Teadora celebrates the Brazilian rainforest by using natural, anti-oxidant rich ingredients from … Continue reading

Ipsy “Beauty Candy” Bag October 2014

Ipsy “Beauty Candy” Bag October 2014

ipsy completely surprised me this month. Why? They delivered my ipsy bag early, like the earliest I’ve ever gotten it. They sent me a notification yesterday saying the bag had shipped. I didn’t even bother to look at the tracking … Continue reading

Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum

Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum

Remember a few weeks ago I crowned myself the queen of Vitamin C serums? Well, I’m adding another jewel to the crown with Kleem Organics Intensive Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum.        There are a zillion vitamin C serums … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Supporting Research

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Supporting Research

Unfortunately, breast cancer hits close to home for so many of us. I have several friends who recently battled breast cancer and won, thankfully. Twenty years ago, my dad wasn’t so lucky. He was one of the 2% of men, … Continue reading

Winner of the NeoCell Giveaway and NeoCell Hydra +HA Serum Review

Winner of the NeoCell Giveaway and NeoCell Hydra +HA Serum Review

NeoCell Biotin Bursts & Hyaluronic Acid Giveaway The giveaway results first! Woo hoo! Congratulations to Melissa C., the winner of the NeoCell giveaway in which the winner can choose either Biotin Bursts or Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid.  In her comment, … Continue reading

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

This past year, two different market research consulting projects took me to San Francisco. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. We were conducting our research in an office building south of Market Street, so I got to stay … Continue reading

Groupon for Beauty Product Deals: Jesse’s Girl, L.A. Girl, Michael Todd

Groupon for Beauty Product Deals: Jesse’s Girl, L.A. Girl, Michael Todd

Groupon and Living Social both send me all kinds of deals on massages, facials, botox, manicures, pedicures, laser treatments, hair cuts and color.  Lots of different beauty services. But lately I’ve been noticing more beauty products being sold at good … Continue reading

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

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

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

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