THE BODY SHOP Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment

This night treatment contains the ingredient Bladderwrack Seaweed, which grows wild in the waters off of the south-west coast of Ireland, for its clarifying properties. The gel is oil-free and meant to be used in spots where you need oil control as well as moisturizing. It is totally clear and smells clean, but any initial […]

THE BODY SHOP Aloe Eye Defence

This eye cream is a thin, sheer gel-cream. It boasts prebiotics to reinforce your skin’s protective abilities. And, it is labeled for sensitive skin. Its main purposes are to soothe and moisturize the delicate skin around the eyes. It’s preservative-free, fragrance-free and colorless. I like to use this cream at night. It does soothe and […]

SMASHBOX Entice Me eye shadow palette

I bought this palette at the recent Nordstrom Trend Show (March 13). The palette itself is just over 2.5 inches square and includes a middle layer tray under the lid that is an outline of the Love Me logo. The logo was designed by graffiti artist Curtis Kulig and adds a fun element to this […]

TOO FACED Little Black Book of Beauty

This little palette contains a lot of color. It is roughly 3 inches by 4.5 inches and a little less than 1 inch deep. It has a shiny plastic case with a hinged lid. And, although I think it is no longer available, it gives you a good idea of the ranges of shades Too […]

TOO FACED Shadow Bon Bons palette

The Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons eye palette comes with 12 eyeshadows, one Shadow Insurance and one Lashgasm Mascara. I decided to purchase this large kit because it was on sale, I liked the selection of eyeshadow colors and I have wanted to try the shadow primer. The packaging has a fuzzy light pink outer […]

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

The tube packaging for this lipgloss is clear so that you can see the color of the gloss through the container and it has a wand applicator. The texture is really thick and it tingles a bit, stays put well. It is supposed to make your lips look fuller too. I bought this after a […]

DHC Double Protection Mascara

This is one of my absolute favorite mascaras because I never have a problem with it bleeding under my eye during the day. It only comes in black – which I believe is the best color of mascara for all women. The packaging is relatively small and the bristles on the wand are short and […]

Eyelid Primers – URBAN DECAY, BUXOM, TRISH MCEVOY and BARE ESCENTUALS

This is a review of a set of eyelid primers that I have and use. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potions came as a set – my favorite is the original version which turns clear when applied. Greed is gold on the eyelid and Eden is nude. All the UD primers are a bit thicker […]

LORAC The Private Affair Collection

The Private Affair Collection by Lorac is offered exclusively by Sephora. It includes a six eyeshadow palette, a small dual-ended brush, a .19 oz tube of Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, Cream Eyeliner in Plum and Multiplex 3D Lashes mascara. The eyeshadow palette comes in a 5 inches x 2.2 inches x 1.45 inches faux […]

RED LIPSTICKS Selection Spring 2013 – Clarins, Clinique, MAC, Nars, Sephora

I put together this group of red lipsticks that I’ve accumulated to review some options for the  ‘classic red lip.’ With so many shades and hues of reds available, I think anyone can find a red that suits their skin color. I’ve found that the best way to wear red is to pair it with […]

DHC Concentrated Eye Cream – Eye Moisturizer

An effective eye area moisturizer, this one is geared particularly to moisturize the delicate skin of the eye area. Packaged in a small, opaque jar with a lid that screws on. The cream is thick to the touch, but easily melts into the skin and absorbs quickly – it will work great for those with […]

BURBERRY Light Glow Natural Blush – Peony Blush No.04

This powder blush has a very fine grained texture and stays on well, it provides a sheer glow to the face. Silicones give it a smooth application. Its silver case is packaged in a grey cloth pouch. The case’s lid opens to reveal a large mirror and the blush comes with a small, flat brush. […]