The BEST Nude Eyeshadows for Fall


If you know me, you know that I have a bit of an eyeshadow addiction.   Well, I actually call it COLLECTING, because it sounds more acceptable, but you get my drift.   And while I'd like to say that they're all different and totally necessary in their own way...a lot of them are just slightly different versions of the EXACT. … [Read more...]

My Favorite Fall 2012 Nail Polish


I don't know about you, but I am so ready for new fall nail colors! Don't get me wrong, I love me some pink and neon, but I am ready for dark and stormy.   I love the look of a dark nail polish on a short, neatly manicured nail.   Here are some of my new favorites:   This entire collection by Zoya is so great!  … [Read more...]

Confetti Nails!

Confetti Nails!

Last week I had a birthday. So I thought it would be festive of me to let my nails in on the party. It's the right thing to do!   Kristan found the idea for these on Pinterest, which I eventually traced back to this site.  There's no tutorial on how to do them, so I thought I would put one together for you, the way I did … [Read more...]

Dove® Visible Care Toning Body Wash Review


Hey guys!   It's been warm in a lot of parts of the country for a while now.  Here in New Jersey, summer is just now kicking in full force. Every year before the summer season starts I try to get the parts of my body that I like to keep hidden, prepped and ready. People.  I'm talking about elbows, legs and shoulders!  Get your mind … [Read more...]

I’m Loving Now…Summer Stuff

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Hey people. Summer is here, so I wanted to share some of my favorites for this season. Obviously these are things that work for me, or things that I have been drooling over... I'd also love to hear your summer favorites. Any excuse for me to put that credit card to work :)   Let's start.   Summer = Sun.  So you … [Read more...]

How-to: Gradient Nails


I like to get my nails done...but some of the places where I go don't do cool stuff. If you ask for a design, you get a weird flower or some fancy swirls circa 1987. SO I decided to take matters into my own hands...literally. I have seen some really cool nail stuff on pinterest, but usually it doesn't give you a step-by-step...or it gives … [Read more...]

Hair Products — What I Use and Love

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I am kind of a freak about hair products.   Mostly because I'm fully convinced that the right combination of products will give me the hair I've always dreamed of -- shiny, strong, and nonfrizzy.  Every new product is potentially magic in a bottle, and I definitely don't want to miss out on THE ONE.   The combination of … [Read more...]

Fun Spring Sandals!

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It's that time of year again... Time where our tootsies are on display. I live in flip flops over the summer and here in NJ, sandal time is limited, so I try and make the most of it!   I will preface this with letting you in on a little secret... I am not a high-heel girl.  I only wear them when I have to, which is pretty much … [Read more...]

Exfoliators — My Favorites


A few years ago, I went for my first facial.   I expected a relaxing, delightful experience full of cucumber slices and soothing music.   It was not like that.   Basically, I spent the hour laying there and having my face pressed on and squeezed while I was reprimanded for my lack of a skin care … [Read more...]

BB Creams ~ What’s the deal?


I fall victim to anything that's the "latest". My husband calls me a "Marketers Dream".  I guess he's a little right. I mean, what if the new whatever comes out and it's way better than the OLD whatever and I don't know about it? That's a scary thought. Especially when it comes to make-up.  It's really for the greater good that I stay … [Read more...]

DIY Shellac


So a few weeks ago I decided I was going to paint my nails. Pretty normal, right? Well, I went to the store and bought this stuff ... It's by Nutra Nail and it says it will give you the same results as a Shellac manicure from the salon. Of course I bought it and followed the directions and waited for magic to happen.  Unfortunately there was no … [Read more...]

Dermalogica PreCleanse


Dermalogica is a brand that is fairly new to me.  A couple of months ago, I received a sample of their Microexfoliant in my Birchbox and LOVED it.  It's a powder that you blend with water to form a paste, and rub on your face and rinse off.  It doesn't feel like it's doing anything, but your face feels so so smooth afterwords, and it's made with … [Read more...]