My Sephora Wish List!!


So, I realize the time to drop the significant other some "helpful hints" is probably passed (unless he's a procrastinator like mine), but just in case...I'm sharing the list of Sephora items I'm majorly coveting. Don't get me wrong -- I've been known to indulge in a Sephora purchase from time to time (more often than I care to admit.  MAKE UP … [Read more...]

My Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products


So listen. I'll admit to being a make up snob.  The fancy packaging, the scent of expensive perfume wafting in the air...Sephora and Ulta get me every time. But.  I have plenty of drugstore favorites that I will hang onto until the end of time.  Fancy primers and palettes may come and go, but listen to me when I tell you that you NEED these … [Read more...]

Mary Kay — Review and Giveaway!!


It's no secret that I love make-up. Okay. I'm obsessed. I love the way it makes me feel; I love putting it on, and I love the colors and fun packaging. I also love that every day holds new possibilities. Thicker lashes. Darker lips. Natural one day, dramatic the next. I can match my make up to my moods or the occasion. I guess you can say I have … [Read more...]

Holiday Make-Up Sets and Palettes!!

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As most of you know, I have suffer from a severe case of Cosmetic Obsession. It's disgusting.  Really it is. And this is the time of year my Cosmetic Obsession REALLY rears it's ugly head...because there are SO many great deals and holiday palettes out.  And who am I to turn down a good deal? Think of all the money I'm saving!! In all … [Read more...]



Today we are going to talk about what is probably the most boring and overlooked part of your face.   Okay...BESIDES your chin.   Your EYEBROWS!!   For years and years, I didn't groom my eyebrows.     Honestly, I thought that eyebrow grooming was for people who were super hairy and had … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Organize Your Make Up


I'm not gonna sugarcoat this.  I have a problem.  It begins and ends at Sephora. I have too much make up.  Too too much.   Here's the thing..not only do I love make up, I am relentlessly fickle.  As soon as I find something I love I am immediately on the search for something I love more.   The thing about being fickle, … [Read more...]

Beauty Must Have ~ Highlighters and Complexion Boosters


Surprisingly, I get a fair amount of emails asking what face make-up I use.  And honestly, it's hard to give a good answer because it changes often. I have used Bare Minerals powder and Nars blush for years, but what really helps my complexion and the look of my skin is...highlighter. I always always ALWAYS use some type of highlighter.  And … [Read more...]

Monistat — Foundation Primer?

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I have stated more than a few times that I am a make-up junkie.   Not just make-up, but beauty products period.  If it exists and promises to make me look better, feel better, or smell better, you can bet that I will be giving it a try.   Well.  A week or so ago, Shelly came across THIS blog post from Wedding Bee on … [Read more...]

What’s In Your…? Cookbook Queen Edition!!

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Today's post is a bit different than usual, because I am sharing What's in MY bag!!   We usually start the What's in Your...?  posts off with a brief intro about how much we love the guest poster etc, etc...but since this post is about ME, I will let you in on a secret.   I am a freak about people getting into my purse.  My … [Read more...]

I’m loving now…

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Hey guys! I am having a bit of a dilemma... I mean, Christmas is coming up and I should be making my Christmas list to give to my husband.  Actually he never asks for a list, I just conveniently leave ideas, photos and item #'s of things I want on post-its around the house where he might happen to come across on the bathroom … [Read more...]