BIRCHBOX January 2018—find your happy

January’s Birchbox has the theme: find your happy.  Samples this month are meant to help you ‘feel like your greatest self.’ And, with that I just want to say Happy New Year, Gorgeous! I hope every one’s 2018 is turning out to be successful and beautiful! Without further ado, here are the fabulous samples I […]

TARTE Foil Finger Paints shadow palette

I had to pick-up one of Tarte’s Foil Finger Paints palettes, because first of all WHOA! what a beautiful compact case.                             The entire lid of this Rainforest of the Sea palette is encrusted in tiny turquoise stones, silver and copper rhinestones […]

Vampy Femme Fatale BURGUNDY lipsticks

Love dark lipsticks (like I do)!? This selection of six shades are all in the burgundy family, with some variation.Following is a little comparison and contrast of some of the dark lipstick shades in my personal collection.                                     […]

NYX Illuminator in Narcissistic

I’ve had this NYX Illuminator for a little while now, and wear it whenever my skin needs some brightening (as in the winter).   NYX’s Illuminator comes in 5 different, fairly sheer, shades. The one I chose is named Narcissistic. It is a very pale, sheer peach with a slight iridescence that makes skin glow. The overall […]

BIRCHBOX December 2017—Holiday!

Birchbox December 2017—Holiday! This month’s samples came with a special eyelash curler extra, and a 10% off coupon for Birchbox purchases.                     Here is a run down of what I received this month: AiR REPAIR Complexion Boosting Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid           […]

Violet Voss PRO Holy Grail Eye Shadow palette

My very first Violet Voss palette!,I’ve had this Violet Voss #MyHolyGrail palette for just over a month now. I purchased it from Sephora for $45.00 USD. The 20 mostly burgundy-toned eyeshadows vary in finish and intensity, allowing endless eyelid/liner looks to be created. Each of the 20 trays is 0.06pz/18g in weight.     The […]

WET N WILD Megalast Liquid Catsuit matte lipstick

I still remember the girls at my Junior High that used to wear iridescent pale pink Wet n Wild lipgloss. Since then, I must say, I haven’t really paid much attention to the brand. Recently, however, Wet n Wild has been upping their game quite a bit! Although still a low cost drug store brand, […]

KAT VON D Shade + Light eye contour palette

Kat’s Shade + Light eye palette of matte shades is perfect for that ‘no makeup’ look or a subtle smoky eye. It comes with three sets of four colors (base/contour/highlight/define), any of which can complete a  lovely look for eyes.                               […]

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Butter Highlighter in pearl

Today’s post is a new purchase for me. Physicians Formula brand makes a number of products within their ‘Butter’ line, specifically: highlighter, blush and bronzer. I recently got this Butter Highlighter in Pearl at Ulta for $10.99 (no brush included).                           This highlighter seems […]

#BIRCHBOX October and November 2017

I’ve been saving up, here are the samples from both my October BIRCHBOX and November BIRCHBOX, , based on my predetermined preferences. I’m linking these to the brand sites, although Birchbox offers full size versions of all the products they sample to subscribers on their own site. October 2017 BIRCHBOX/Behind the Scenes This month is […]

SECRET Invisible Spray 48HR anti-perspirant/deodorant in fruit and floral scents

Secret currently offers four unusual and fun scents of Invisible Spray On antiperspirant/deodorant (might not be a glamorous product, but hey it’s necessary for most!). I purchased three of these, after trying the Boho Berry and wanting to see what the other scents were like (funny enough, I ended up buying these on three different […]

TARTE Pro Glow To Go highlight and contour palette

I’ve had this TARTE highlight + contour palette for a little while now, and use it all the time! The universal colors are easy to apply—you pretty much can’t mess this up (if you apply too much or too little just blend it out or add more). And, winter is when you need to be […]