KAT VON D Painted Love Lipstick – Hellbent (red)

Loving Kat’s colors lately, and having a Sephora gift card from my credit card’s reward program, I had to get another Kat Von D lipstick. This time in red! The tubes for the painted love lipsticks are clear (lucite) on the bottom so it is easy to see which color you are selecting from your […]

VASELINE – Spray and Go moisturizers

As the months get warmer, and skin dryer – these continuous spray moisturizers are quick and easy to use. After spraying the Spray & Go moisturizer on (it uses a compressed-air system, which is different then aerosol) you can easily rub it into the skin on your legs or arms. Because the product has to […]

NYX – Nude on Nude eye and lip palette

This one is a blockbuster, packing a full 20 eyeshadows and 10 lip colors! The palette is not too terribly large – 6.75″ x 2.75″ x 1″, but it certainly holds quite a selection, with a mirror and two applicators. For a neutral palette the eye shadows are nicely varied and can definitely compete with […]

GIORGIO ARMANI Acqua di Gioia eau de parfum set – a fresh green scent

I had smelled a sample card for this scent from a magazine some time ago and saved the ad as a reminder for the next time I was looking for a new perfume. Recently I decided it was time for a new, fresh cologne for summer, and this one caught my attention again. I love […]

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Make Your Move (a pinkish mauve)

The case for this lipstick is unlike any other I have had before – to open I prefer to the hold the lipstick case on its side, in both hands, then slide the silver button down the side of the case to release the lid. To close, you replace the lid until it clicks back […]

KAT VON D – True Romance Eyeshadow Palette TRUTH

This was a special edition eye palette from Kat Von D – sold by Sephora, that I’ve had for a little while now. The colors, from left to right are: sugar skull (frosty golden cream), long distance (frosty yellow green), snake eyes (matte light lime green), finland – cream eyeshadow (aqua blue), prague (matte dark burgundy […]

ELF Blush – Mellow Mauve

Elf makes a line of very inexpensive products. I picked up this blush because I thought ,’what can it hurt, it only costs $3.00.’  It was certainly a very good purchase because I love it.  The pinkish mauve color is perfect on my skin color. The picture of the product below, in its packaging, is […]

IN MY PURSE MAKEUP BAG – May 2013

I recently cleaned out the too-full makeup bag that I keep in my purse with products for touch ups – it tends to need periodic reorganizing. This is what I currently have in my purse, practically all lip products for now: The bag itself is from The Body Shop and it has a copy of […]

KAT VON D Painted Love Lipstick – Cathedral

Self-assurance shows when you risk wearing a dark or daring lipstick shade – as the box for this lipstick states: “The perfect red lip screams confidence.” Kat’s lip colors, sold exclusively on Sephora, offer a range of bold reds, bluish pinks and even some softer petal and nude colors. This painted love lipstick comes in […]

ILLAMASQUA Powder Eyeshadow – Succumb

Succumb is a perfect pale peach eyeshadow. I’d never tried Illamasqua before I purchased this item. The line offers a variety of hard to find colors, which is what led me to try this one. The powder of the eyeshadow is very finely milled and all their colors are highly pigmented. Its best to apply […]