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

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream “Linen”

// A few months ago, I had a chance to try a sample of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream in “Natural”. The shade was just a little too dark for my fair skin, so I was excited when I was … Continue reading

Gifts with Purchase: Lancome and Lauder/Lilly Spring 2014

It’s been a while since I did a “gift with purchase” alert. Lancôme has a promotion at Nordstrom, and Estee Lauder is continuing its successful promotion with Lilly Pulitzer that was launched last year, now at Bloomingdale’s. Lancôme Lancôme has … Continue reading

Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads

Last year, I made a New Year’s Resolution to exfoliate more often. Well, so much for that one. I didn’t renew that resolution this year. My intentions were good, but it seemed to be too much to do at night … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup, 4 March 2014

Hi again, hope you enjoying a little respite from the cold! So nice here in New England not to have to wear the heaviest of winter coats for a change Hope you take a look at this past week’s posts … Continue reading

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup, 4 March 2014

Hey ladies, It’s the weekend again and time for the weekly roundup from The Beauty Blogazons! Never Say Die Beauty’s website had a tough week. The server and therefore the site was having problems for almost two whole days. I’ve … Continue reading

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup, week of 25 Feb 2014

Hi again, Since it’s still the weekend, here are a few more beauty posts, this time from Beauty Blog Coalition for your reading pleasure! This time, NSDB is in the middle of the pack, with a reprise of a review … Continue reading

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+

After reading so many raves from other beauty bloggers about IT Cosmetics CC Cream, I figured I had to try it. I went to Ulta and tried a sample on. At that time, late September I think, when I still … Continue reading

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

I have really fallen for Japanese facial skincare. I’ve been using Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream and the Anti-aging Hydrating Serum with Super Hyaluronic Acid for about three months now, and I love them both. Not too long … Continue reading