Herbacin Make-up Remover Review

For a long time now, I've been using make-up remover wipes to take off my make-up at night. It's been easy and convenient, but it's not always the best choice for my skin type. I wanted to get back to using a make-up remover that wouldn't cause me to tug Read more

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick Review

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; Is this new lip product from IT Cosmetics a gimmick or does it really work? The product is called Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Gel-Crème Lipstick. This Read more

How To: Cherry Blossom Nail Art

// // I'm loving all the rich Fall colors in the new Butter London x Allure collection!  I'm not yet ready for Fall, but I'm okay with winding down this hot, hot Summer.  So, let's do a mani of a typical Spring flower - the cherry blossom! What you'll need: 4 Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Partners with Lock and Mane

"Lock & Mane was started with two goals: bringing you the best hair and beauty products and giving you a luxurious, easy and fun shopping experience." What drew me to Lock & Mane is that their selection is not overwhelming. You won't find hundreds of brands, 20-30 pages to search through Read more

Back to College with Schick® #Sponsored

As I'm about to have a baby in a week, I can't help but think about how, two years from now, we'll be making another transition with our family - my oldest will be going to college. It's hard to believe that while I'll still be changing diapers with Read more

Calling All Men: Purple Lab’s Speed Dating Event at the W

purple_lab_speed_datingThis event has capped out at 200 women–however, there are only 180 men signed up! So guys, c’mon and register! This is going to be a great event!

Join double duty beauty brand Purple Labâ„¢ and Master Matchmaker® Steve Ward, CEO of Master Matchmakers®, and host of VH1’s “Tough Love” in our launch of Purple Lab’s new beauty product, Luvahâ„¢, at the World’s Largest Speed Dating Event on January 29, 2010 at the W Hoboken Hotel!

Participants ages 21-35 are invited to pre-register for the event at: http://www.purplelabnyc.com/speeddating

*Doors will open for registration at 7pm. Pre-registered guests are asked to arrive at 8pm.  Read more

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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:

A9 8 @ Yahoo! Video

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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