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 […]

BENEFIT COSMETICS High Brow highlighter

High Brow is a matte highlighting pencil that can be used under the eyebrows and the inner corner of the eye to brighten eyes. The packaging says its ‘a brow lifting pencil.’ I wanted a highlighter that would not be too noticeable, sparkly or iridescent. The pencil is a subtle natural color, just barely pink […]

AURA CACIA Harmonizing Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a very inexpensive and effective way to moisturize your face and prevent future wrinkles. I found the variety pictured below at a vitamin store I frequent, and couldn’t resist giving it a try after finding out how cheap it is to buy. I did some reading on natural remedies for dry skin, […]

DHC Celestial Eyeshadows

I just happened upon this seller (DHC) looking online for a new mascara (which I also have a blog about) and found that their products contained skin loving and natural ingredients. And, as usual, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try some new eyeshadows – especially at these great prices. This Eye Shadow Moon […]

TOO FACED In Your Dreams

Fancy, is how I’d best describe this palette. It’s a little too unwieldy to pack for use during a trip or at the gym, but it is a very nice collection of colors. The whole palette is fairly thin – just under a centimeter thick. The lid has a ribbon tab pull that makes it […]

SMASHBOX Studio Pop Eye Palette

With 16 Photo Op eye shadows and 4 cream eyeliners, this palette is a colorful find. The eyeshadows include: Nocturnal, Lunar, Emerald, Nude, Vanilla, Obsidian, Champagne, Bark, Cinder, Pastel, Orchid, Flamingo, Smoke, Amethyst, 24K and Nutmeg. The eyeliner colors are: Bronze, Royal, Picasso and Nightlife. I can’t get enough of these large palettes with amazing […]