Sephora Spring Beauty Insider Discount Event

OK, the Sephora Spring VIB Discount Event has already started for the VIB Rouge members and they know all about it. They can shop for 3 extra days all by themselves with their 15% discount. The VIB members sale starts on my … Continue reading

March Empties: Success or Fail?

March Empties: Success or Fail?

I haven’t done an empties post in forever, like about 9 months. In fact, I’ve saved all the empty containers so I can do a big empties post, one of these days, so I can really report on the brands … Continue reading

ipsy Floral Fantasy Glam Bag March 2015

ipsy Floral Fantasy Glam Bag March 2015

I’ve begun measuring time in ipsy bags. I can’t believe another one is already here! And a spring-y one it is: Floral Fantasy in a pretty floral bag with painterly flowers against a cerulean blue background. Spring is supposed to start in … Continue reading

Holiskin Handmade Natural/Organic Skincare

Holiskin Handmade Natural/Organic Skincare

I enjoy making things by hand: jam, crocheted clothing and accessories, bread, jewelry, crafts. And I appreciate and love to use things that are handmade by others. That’s why I even have a category on my blog called Artisan Spotlight. … Continue reading

Giveaway: Beessential Natural Skincare

Giveaway: Beessential Natural Skincare

Although my yard still looks more or less like this: it is starting to melt, and in a month or so, hopefully it’ll be all gone. And I can start to think about gardening. Last year, I dug out the … Continue reading

Clean Up with Simple Micellar Water and Eye Makeup Remover

Clean Up with Simple Micellar Water and Eye Makeup Remover

For about a year or so, I read about Micellar Water mostly from women who lived in Canada or Europe or Asia. Although Micellar Water was available in the U.S., it was harder and more expensive to come by. Not … Continue reading

Rodan + Fields Redefine Regimen and Acute Care

Rodan + Fields Redefine Regimen and Acute Care

I have been wanting to try Rodan + Fields Skincare for the longest time. Just in case you’re not familiar with it, Rodan + Fields line of skincare products was developed by Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. I am grateful … Continue reading

My First Memebox: CutiePieMarzia2

My First Memebox: CutiePieMarzia2

Back in the late fall, I entered a giveaway on fabulous blogger and subscription box addict, Renu’s blog, My Beauty Junction. And to my surprise, I was one of the winners. I won points to use on Memebox, a leading … Continue reading

Gabriel Organics Seaweed Hydrating Mask

Gabriel Organics Seaweed Hydrating Mask

I’m a fan of Gabriel Organics. Last year, I reviewed one of the lipsticks and the fabulous Zuzu Luxe Peepshow Palette that amped up my holiday looks! I love the fact that I can use their wonderful makeup products without any … Continue reading

NeoStrata Intensive Eye Therapy

NeoStrata Intensive Eye Therapy

About a week ago, I received a deluxe sample of NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy.   Last summer, I tried NeoStrata’s Exuviance Illumination Set, part of the brightening/even tone line of products. I liked the moisturizer and vitamin C powder and was … Continue reading

February 2015 Valentine #ipsyLove ipsy Bag

February 2015 Valentine #ipsyLove ipsy Bag

Middle of the month means ipsy time, and I got my February Valentine’s #ipsyLove bag. The bag itself is pretty cute. It’s made out of a synthetic fabric that reminds me a little of old-fashioned oilcloth in that it’s somewhat … Continue reading

Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo & Conditioner and Argan Oil

Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo & Conditioner and Argan Oil

Brandbacker, a blogger association, recently introduced me to Pura D’Or, a wonderful brand of organic haircare and skincare products, and I’m so glad they did.   Pura D’Or Hair Loss Prevention Organic Shampoo & Conditioner I have lots of thick, … Continue reading

Zim’s Max-Freeze: My Answer to Too Much Shoveling!

Zim’s Max-Freeze: My Answer to Too Much Shoveling!

This winter in the Boston area is one for the record books. We have gotten an unprecedented amount of snow in a very short time, well over five feet. And we’re expecting more snow on Thursday and another blizzard during the … Continue reading

LATHER LE All Natural Tinted Lip Balm Trio

LATHER LE All Natural Tinted Lip Balm Trio

Just in time for a little Valentine’s Day treat, LATHER has introduced a limited edition trio of 100% natural Tinted Lip Balms.   The three shades are perfect for Vday or any day actually: Pink Peony: shimmery pale pink Cinnabar … Continue reading

ChiaDerm Serum and Balm: Serious Skincare from Chia Seeds

ChiaDerm Serum and Balm: Serious Skincare from Chia Seeds

A few months ago, I was sent ChiaDerm Serum and Balm to try out and review. It was late autumn, I think, when I received them, and I put them aside while I was finishing up with other skincare products. … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup January 31 2015

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup January 31 2015

This week in the Boston area featured “snowmageddon”. And where I live on the North Shore, the weatherman was right on target. We got about 3 feet of snow and high winds that knocked the power out…again. Fortunately, my friend … Continue reading

Fresh Start ipsy Glam Bag January 2015

Fresh Start ipsy Glam Bag January 2015

The month just seems to be rolling on, and we’re almost at the end of January. Two months till Spring! But this time of the month usually means ipsy time for me. And I received my January 2015 ipsy glam bag … Continue reading

Diva D’Or Derma Roller: Torture Device or Clearer Skin?

Diva D’Or Derma Roller: Torture Device or Clearer Skin?

Diva D’Or Derma Roller is a skincare tool, a handle with a rolling head that holds 540 titanium micro-needles 1.0 mm in length. When I was given the opportunity to try the Diva D’Or Derma Roller, I wasn’t sure I wanted … Continue reading

Naturalico Vitamin C 20% Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Naturalico Vitamin C 20% Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

What, another one, you say! Well, yes. I love serums, especially serums with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. So I take advantage of almost every opportunity to try a new one. This time, I’ve been testing Naturalico Vitamin C 20% … Continue reading