Product Updates

Today I wanted to share with you a few items that I am close to finishing or ones where I have hit “pan.”  If you are not familiar with the term, the pan is the metal tray base of pressed powders like eyeshadow, blush, or finishing powder. This even refers to products which don’t have a…

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Oribe New Skin & Lip Treatments

One of the benefits of a subscription box like FabFitFun is the ability to “shop” their limited, add-on collections. A lot of high-end makeup and skin care companies offer special deals during these sales. During the winter box sale, Oribe offered two products from their new skin care line—The Balmessence Lip Treatment and the Oribe…

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New Skincare in the New Year

I love getting new skincare products. I have my favorites—Bum Bum Cream by Sol de Janeiro, Smoothie Star by Soap & Glory, and Delectable by Cake Beauty—but I like to change and experiment as well. (Experimenting is how we find our favorites after all!) I purchased a gift set from the Body Shop to try…

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What’s in my Makeup Bag?

To end the week I thought I would share a post that updates products I mentioned in past blogs. These are favorites that I have used for months, if not years. When I  blog about products, I try to review items that I have used for quite a while. Unless it is an unboxing style…

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Too Faced Holiday Pretty Little Planner

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target. This is the last Friday I will be featuring a gift set review for the Christmas holiday. I have something special planned for next Friday, so be sure to check…

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Limited Edition Holiday Value Sets

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Clarisonic Gift Sets

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Pur˜lisse Skin Care

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Limited Edition EOS Holiday Collections

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Marc Jacobs The Wild One Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette Review

Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target.  These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…

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Lip Balm Essentials

Lips are a wonderful feature to highlight. Lipliners, lip stains, lip oils, lip glosses, and lipsticks–in liquid, sheer/satin, gloss, frosted, cream, and matte formulas–help draw attention to this area of a face. Sometimes, however, lips will get dry and chapped and the last thing we want to do is draw attention to them! Cold weather…

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Review

Recently I tried the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. It is formulated with goji berry and haloxyl, which Maybelline explains helps to erase the appearance of dark circles and fine lines while visibly diminishing the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. The directions on the product are as follows: Step 1. Twist collar of the applicator…

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Fall FabFitFun Unboxing

The temperature starts to change, the days grow shorter, and that means it’s fall subscription box time! (Actually it was 90 degrees here yesterday. We are having some strange weather this year in the Midwest. But I digress …) My FabFitFun box arrived this week, and it is jam-packed with fall goodies that I can’t…

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Fall Makeup Haul & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I hope you are looking forward to Fall as much as I am. With the spectacular display of leaves, warm, snuggly sweaters and scarves, and, of course, Halloween–what more could a person ask for in a season? I purchased a few products to prepare for the change in the weather. I have tried…

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Coffee Skin Care: Callyssee Cosmetics

Is there anything coffee can’t do? I discovered Callyssee Cosmetics on HauteLook and decided to take a chance. I needed a new Micellar Water and the Buffing Beans Coffee scrub sounded interesting. I had a feeling that these products would smell divine (because of the coffee aspect) so I decided to order them. Coffee scrubs…

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Pixi Rose Caviar: Is it Really a “Skintreat”?

Pixi Beauty, a drugstore beauty brand, recently launched a Rose Caviar Essence. True caviar, processed eggs from sturgeon, emerged as trendy ingredient in skin care products in the mid-2000s. In fact, lots of cosmetic companies incorporate the extract of this delicacy to various beauty-enhancing products because of its rich protein and antioxidant content. But beauty treatments…

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Battle of the Bum Bum Creams

I first encountered the brand Sol de Janeiro after seeing it in multiple YouTube videos late last year. I purchased the original BRAZILIAN BUM BUM CREAM and have subsequently repurchased it several times. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is infused with Guaraná, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of…

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Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette V2

This is my first Rainforest of the Sea Eye Shadow Palette and I have been enjoying it a great deal. The colors are beautiful, but I restrained myself long enough to snap photos before trying it!

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Worth the Price? Walmart VS. Target Beauty Boxes

It’s no secret to readers of this blog that I enjoy receiving subscription boxes. I think they’re a good value and they offer an opportunity to try products or brands that I might not have found on my own. Let’s face it – the world is filled to the brim with different health and beauty…

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Physician’s Formula New Products

I was excited to try two new products from Physicians Formula. One really exceeded my expectations and one didn’t work for me, but made a nice gift for a friend with a slightly darker skin tone. I have a very fair/light complexion. Many times products simply are too dark for me. Even those that are…

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FabFitFun Summer 2017 Review

I have to admit that I love getting subscription boxes. I like trying new products and brands that I might never have tried on my own. Most of the ones that I get are makeup or beauty product related. But FabFitFun, which is a seasonal box, has more than beauty items. They also have fashion items, fitness products, and items for cooking, art, travel, and so forth. As one of my family members said–“It’s nice to see you get something besides makeup.”

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