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: Ola Hawaiian Bath and Body Products

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When first trying the Ola Hawaiian lotions and salt scrubs, I was quite skeptical as to the ingredients and if they would be too greasy for my skin. Still being a teenager, I end up getting the really flaky dry skin, yet oily at the same time (why me!?) But when I tried a sample of the Sandalwood Verbena lotion on my hands, they felt wonderful. The smell was just as intriguing as the texture of this lotion; rich, creamy, and non-greasy, this product is perfect for my dry skin. Read more

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Joshua Blaylock on American Idol

Readers, this post has nothing to do with beauty products and everything to do with my friend Joshua Blaylock. I am seriously so excited and over the moon for Josh because in American Idol’s Boston audition, Josh made it to Hollywood! For those who know Josh in real life, he is as gentle and sweet and polite as he showed himself to be in the audition…not to mention a talented singer. I’ve known him for the past few years and I know that singing is one of his passions (and he is a super huge fan of Reba!)

So please note, that as Josh progresses in the finals…and I have every confidence that he will, that I will likely publish a blog post each time about it. I just want Josh to know that he has my support, that I am rooting for him and I am so super proud of him for going after his dream! Love you Josh!!!

Here is Josh’s audition in Boston:

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Check out Josh at my 4 year Blogiversary party back in October (he appears at 2:43):

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Jemma Kidd’s Crushed Jewel Gel Liner

Add some sparkle to your wintertime look with an eyeliner infused with glitter this season. Makeup artist Jemma Kidd’s Crushed Jewel Gel Liner ($20.00 at Drugstore.com ) adds a whimsical look with tiny specks of glimmery shimmer that can be used as over shadow or pigmented liner. You can also wear it alone to dramatize the sophisticated palette of colors including azure, lapis, onyx and topaz. The sparkly liquid liner is made of a clear gel base containing suspended flecks of glitter. Not for only special occasions, this liner makes a fun look for every day. The ’80s are back on trend in a major way so why not have some fun with some seriously retro chic glitter liner.   Read more

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Guy’s Get the Ultimate Pampering at John Allan’s

I recently had THE most pampering experience at John Allan’s in Midtown Manhattan. From a shoe shine to a hair treatment to a manicure, I felt completely relaxed and well taken care of. Check out the video to hear all about it!

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