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

FOTD: Quick Everyday No-Makeup Makeup Look

The no-makeup makeup look seems to be everywhere at the NYFW. I grew up during one of the first no-makeup times, so it’s very familiar to me. Though I can’t say it’s my favorite, it is one that I turn … 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

Weekly Roundup 14 September 2014 Beauty Blog Coalition

The weekend is moving along, boo hoo. Here in Massachusetts, it’s cool and very fall-like. It’s hard to believe that it was in the 80s and 90s last weekend, and I was sitting on the beach! Hopefully, I’ll get in … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons 14 September 2014 Weekly Roundup

Hi Ladies, It’s super-late. I just got back from the home of some friends whose mom/M-I-L was visiting from Algeria. We had a fabulous Algerian meal of couscous and the most exquisite homemade pastries. I tried hard to speak French. I’m … 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

MUA, Makeup Academy Natural Demi Accent Lashes

A big display for MUA – Makeup Academy – Cosmetics appeared at one of the CVS stores near me about a month ago. I’ve been dying to buy something to try it out. I got $5 in Extrabucks from CVS, … Continue reading

Grape Manicure

Happy Labor Day to those in the U.S.! Our last big summer holiday Hope you all enjoyed the summer wherever you are! I know that fall has not officially arrived yet, thank goodness, but I’m sorta kinda beginning to think … Continue reading

More Labor Day Weekend Posts from Beauty Blog Coalition

I know, I know, you didn’t have a chance to even look at the beauty blogposts from Beauty Blogazons, and now I’m sending more from Beauty Blog Coalition! Actually, this is the smallest digest from BBC that I’ve ever seen: … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend Beauty Blogazons Roundup

Hey gals, Most likely, you are out and about doing all kinds of fun stuff this weekend. In the US, it’s Labor Day Weekend, the last unofficial weekend of the summer. And elsewhere, well, I guess it depends where you are. … Continue reading

Wet ‘n Wild Bargains!

Unlike many American girls, I didn’t grow up wearing Wet ‘n Wild. For me, it was Maybelline. And though I have worked as a focus group moderator for other affordable brands, I never got a call from Wet ‘n Wild. … 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

Weekly Roundup Beauty Blog Coalition 24 August 2014

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend! What are you up to today? If you have a few extra minutes, take a look at the beauty blogposts from Beauty Blog Coalition. Definitely a shorter list this weekend as summer draws to a … Continue reading

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 22 August 2014

Boy, the weeks are just flying by! I’m hoping for good weather this last week before Labor Day Weekend. What’s on your agenda this weekend? It’s going to be on the cool side today so no beach for me. But … 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