Cuepido Cosmetics

When it comes to makeup, I prefer a look that is natural, simple and that enhances instead of covering or transforming, which is exactly why Cuepido Cosmetics peaked my interest. Cuepido Cosmetics champions the idea of an absolute clean appearance by just putting on what you think is necessary and not overdoing Read more

Block Island Organics Review

Block Island - a gorgeous island located in Rhode Island. Yes, many people get confused - "isn't Rhode Island an island?" they ask me. I go on to list many islands found in Rhode Island - Patience, Goat, Aquidneck, Hog, Hope, Prudence Island... and so many more. My grandparents Read more

Pre-Natal Massage at The Lodge at Woodloch

Your aching back, your swollen cankles, your sore shoulders... if you are in your third trimester of pregnancy, I'm sure you can relate. There's so many things to look forward to with your impending arrival, but feeling like your body is falling apart is not one of them. As someone Read more

Makeup Wars: KEUNE So Pure (and so awesome)

KEUNE's So Pure products should simply be called "bottle of awesome." I had never tried this line prior to being sent them a few months ago, and I was skeptical that anything could combat my scalp issue at the time. All I can say is, scalp dryness and flaking? Read more

CIRCA Beauty

I absolutely love getting new makeup. Trying the different colors and products, choosing a favorite, bringing it home and opening that pretty new package. It's even better when I get something I haven't tried before. Like makeup from CIRCA Beauty, a cruelty free makeup line that's affordable, long wearing, trendy, Read more

Review: Marie Louise Cosmetics Restoration Clear Gel

exfoliating_gelThis winter is doing a number on my skin, both my body and face. And thanks to Punxsutawney Phil (really when has he ever NOT seen his shadow?!), 6 more weeks of winter means fighting off flaky skin. I love winter for the beautiful snowfall, but I hate it for the chaos it wreaks on my skin.

Marie Louise Cosmetics sent me their Restoration Clear Gel, which is a unique exfoliating gel, that gently removes dead skin cells. I say unique because of what happens once you apply this gel to your face and massage it.  Read more

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Lance Bass Like You Have Never Seen Him Before

lance_bass_beforeExhibit A: Lance Bass, former ‘NSync band member, all around nice guy. Lance was always good looking. I never imagined he could actually take it to the next level and look smokin hot. And I mean super uber smokin hot. But with the help of makeup artist Roberto Morelli, talented hairstylist (and my friend, full disclosure there!) Davide Torchio along with skillful photographer Mike Ruiz and stylist Eric Berg…Lance was transformed into a man I can honestly say drips sensuality. Holy smokes my friends. Holy freakin smokes.  Read more

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Beyonce Heat Sneak Preview

beyonce_heatOh my. I think I need to take a few pointers from Beyonce on how to be totally sexy. Below is a sneak peak of Beyonce’s commercial for Beyonce Heat, a new fragrance with a “floral bouquet of magnolia, neroli and red vanilla orchid balanced with a kiss of luscious blush peach. At its heart, almond macaroon, sweet honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk combine to create an exquisitely sensual experience. Finally, warm and sexy notes of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber linger to seduce the senses.”

Watch the video below (and wonder like I did how she kept everything from falling out of that dress!)  Read more

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Think Pink with Essie’s “Mademoiselle” Sheer Polish

During January I like to decompress and detox from the holidays and convert to my ‘no makeup’ makeup look – think NARS’ “Orgasm” collection. I also detox with fresh juices, let my skin breathe and wear a pretty ‘neutral’ shade of pink on my nails. A neutral shade of pink wears longer because it doesn’t show chips as dramatically as a dark nail color and you can do touch-ups yourself with a bit of room for mistakes since the color is sheer.  Read more

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