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

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

Exuviance Illumination Set, The Dynamic Nighttime Duo for Skin

// Recently, I received an innovative idea in skincare to try out: Exuviance Illumination Duo.          Exuviance is a brand that has recently come onto my radar screen. However, the two doctors who started the brand discovered … 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

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

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

80 Acres Body Care of McEvoy Ranch

Last week, I was in San Francisco on a business trip for about 30 hours. Before work, I was able to get in a long walk to one of my favorite haunts, the Ferry Building. If you haven’t been there, … 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

Great Goodies from Kohl’s Beauty Department

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive an adorable polka dotted makeup bag filled with awesome beauty products from Kohl’s to help spread the word about their expanded Beauty Department. I had no idea that Kohl’s had … 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

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

NeoCell Giveaway Winners & “Fresh Picks” May 2014 ipsy Bag

First things first. Congratulations to Laura R. who won first prize in the NeoCell Collagen & Beauty Bursts giveaway. And woo hoo to Kim A. who was second prize winner, the Collagen Beauty Builder. I have sent emails to both winners. … Continue reading

Pure Natural Diva Botanicals

Our world is filled with chemicals, some benign, others not so much. But fortunately more and more dedicated individuals, often women entrepreneurs, have been creating natural alternatives for the beauty and skincare products that we wear on our skin instead … Continue reading

Giveaway: NeoCell Collagen +HA and Beauty Bursts

A couple of months ago, I had an opportunity from NeoCell to try two of their products: NeoCell Fish Collagen +HA (hyaluronic acid) and NeoCell Beauty Bursts. I’ve been using topical hyaluronic acid for over a year now, and it has made … 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

Beauty Rocks April 2014 ipsy Glam Bag

This month, I received my Beauty Rocks Glam Bag from ipsy right on my birthday. It was like getting another present, especially since I didn’t get very many presents this year. (That’s OK, I got lots of gorgeous flowers instead!). … 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