Saturday, October 29, 2016


SO it may be over a year and a half since I have posted but with the pending 20% off Sephora VIB sale, I thought I would share some of my SKINCARE favorite items!


  1. philosophy Purity - By far, my go to as a first step in my cleansing process to remove all make-up.  I have been using this for at least 15 years.
  2. Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip - This helps keep my skin in line.  I noticed a difference in my skin within a couple of days.
  1. laura mercier FlawlessSkin Face Polish - This is a new favorite.  After one use, my skin was baby soft.
  1. MAY COOP Raw Sauce - I started using this last year and I do not want to be without it.  It hydrates my skin and preps it for serum.
  1. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Vitamin C Anti-Aging Collagen Booster - This helps to brighten and lighten dark spots on my face.  I use this one in the morning.
  2. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk™ Intensive Hydrating Treatment - I use this at night after my retinol serum treatment.
  3. Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM - I alternate between this product and the Sunday Riley Sleeping Luna oil.
  1. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation - I love this under my makeup.  It keeps my skin hydrated without making it oily.
  2. CLARINS Super Restorative Night - I was lucky enough to be gifted a jar of this and I am in love with it...but not the price!
Eye Serum
  1. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™ Smooths, Brightens, Depuffs - This eye cream does exactly what is says it will do - and when I put it on it is cooling.
  1. GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment - This mask is great for problem areas.  It is pricey, but it is well worth it!
  2. boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment - This mask helps remove excess oil and clears pores without drying my skin.
  3. Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask - This mask is great when my skin is dehydrated.  Beware, it is thick and somewhat sticky
I will post my makeup wish list/favorite items soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dessange Paris California Blonde Illuminating Collection

I was lucky enough to receive a shampoo, conditioner and brass color correcting creme from Influenster for free to review.

I have been using the shampoo and conditioner for about 2 weeks now and they absolutely made my hair shiny.  Going from a brunette to a very highlighted light brown/blonde recently, I did not want to lose the shine I had with my brunette hair.  I noticed a difference after the first time I washed and conditioned my hair.  I will definitely continue to use these products and purchase them.

I have only used the color correcting creme, once since it is not a daily usage product and I did see some of the brassiness in my hair toned down.  I will continue to purchase this product, if I see continued reduction in brassiness.

The products can easily be purchased at Target.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ipsy does it again

Hello, hello.....

While Glossybox is still my favorite subscription service, ipsy has really stepped up the game in the $10 category.  These samples are very large with 2 being full sized products.  If you are looking to join a beauty subscription service, I recommended ipsy!

Want to join....ipsy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Look: bareMinerals GLAMOUR NOW Kit on QVC

Every year since I can remember bareMinerals has an Auto-Delivery kit at the holidays.  I loved every shipment I received last year so I was quick to order this year's when the item number was available.  I used bareMinerals a long time ago but the loose colors made such a mess.  Now the loose colors have stoppers in the containers so I do not mind the Mineral Veil or the blush that come in this kit.  Every since the "READY" products were introduced in to the line, I loved them.  The quad eye shadows sell for around $30 so anytime I can get them in a kit I order it ASAP.  I love these shadows.  I am also very excited to try the Ready Luminizer.

The Picture on QVC
How it Arrives

The kit includes the following:
  • 0.23- oz Brightening Pearl Perfect Light Mineral Veil
  • 0.17-oz Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Main Event
  • 0.005-oz and 0.03-fl-oz Smoke & Define Double-Ended Kohl & Liquid Eyeliner
  • 0.37-fl-oz Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
  • 0.03-oz Glamour Blush
  • 0.16-oz Ready Luminizer in The Magic Moment
  • 0.15-fl-oz Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dazzler
  • contour blush brush
  • tapered shadow brush.

If you are interested in this kit, you can order it here: bareMinerals Glamour Now AD Kit.  You can buy it now for the TSV price of $49.98 and it is also on 3 easy pays.  If too many kits are pre-ordered, that link will either not work, or say it is sold out.  If you are interested I would get it quickly!

Once I use the items a few times I will follow up with a review!

Friday, October 25, 2013

tarte Beauty Without Boundaries 8-pc Collection on QVC

I absolutely LOVE this kit.  It is amazing! I did purchase it when it was a TSV so it was as a reduced price than what it is listed for on QVC now.  I also did get this on auto-delivery so I will review the next shipment in December when it arrives!

  • 1-oz BB tinted treatment primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
    • This helps to even out skin tone and on me it helps to conceal the red areas on my cheeks.  It does have the silicone feel - which I usually hate - but this product helps my foundation looks smooth so I will deal with the silicone feel!
  • 0.08-oz BB tinted undereye corrector--exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
    • This is BY FAR my favorite product in the entire kit.  It is so creamy and really helps to conceal the purplish tone I have under my eyes.  Since this is a corrector a concealer is still needed.  Everyone has his or her own way of applying correctors and concealers, but I tend to use this corrector under my foundation.  I then use a concealer (MAC Prolong Wear is my holy grail one).  Every now and then I will apply both the corrector and concealer over my foundation.
  • 0.31-oz Lights, Camera, Flashes! mascara in black
    • I was asked to do a review on this mascara so here it is.  I really like this mascara.  My holy grail is tarte's Light, Camera, Lashes! but this one is a close 2nd.  The brush is a hard plastic bristled one that can "hurt."  If you do not like a plastic brush you will hate this one. I find that this mascara does a great job at separating my lashes and does create a lot of volume.  I am not sure is creates 752% more as clinically proven, but it definitely does make me look like I have more lashes than normal.
    • You can watch a video for optimal application: tarte's video on applying this mascara
  • 0.009-oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner in black
    • This was just ok for me.  Nothing stays on my waterline so I am not this disappointed.  It did stay for a fairly long time on my upper lash line.
  • 0.04-oz LipSurgence power pigment in Awakening, a rose pink--exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
    • I love the LipSurgence products.  They stay on for a very long time and they do not make my lips dry.  This is a good every day color.
  • Special edition complexion brush--exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
    • I love the pointed end.  It is great at applying an undereye setting powder and the flat end is great at blending out the concealer/foundation line.
  • Undereye brush
    • I tend to use my fingers more than a brush in general, but this one is nice.
  • Makeup bag
    • Nice large bag that fits a lot of makeup.  Great for traveling!

Saturday, July 13, 2013


I loved this box as usual.

REVIEW: GLAMGLOW Super-Mud Clearing Treatment

I picked up my VIB Skin Care bag the other day that was filled with samples and a friend requested that I try the GLAMGLOW sample first.

First off the sample size was small....I only had enough to cover my nose, chin and forehead areas. While those are the places that are usually the oiliest,  I would have liked to see how it worked on my entire face.

  • You can see it working - "Pore-Matrix™ will reveal dots of vacuum extractions."
  • My pores did appear smaller in areas.
  • My skin was very soft.
  • $69 for 1.2 oz
  • Did not clear all of my pores.
  • While my skin did look better in some areas, I would not personally buy this because of the cost alone.  I will keep using my Lush Mask of Magnaminty.