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

Sunscreen Pills - Do They Really Work?

With increasing frequency, I'm finding that I'm getting pitched more often to review sunscreen pills and drinks. I am a true skeptic when it comes to replacing what I know already works (topical sunscreen), and has worked for YEARS, with something so new that claims the same benefits. So Read more

St. Ives Spray Lotion Review #LiveRadiantly

St. Ives recently sent me their continous spray lotion in Naturaly Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract and the new Smooth & Glow Apricot Hydration Lotion. This is the first time I've ever tried a spray lotion and wasn't sure what to expect. Will it be similar to spray Read more

Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner Giveaway

Tanned legs help to give the appearance of slim, flawless legs. There's nothing I love more, than to bare my legs in my favorite dress once they have a little bit of color to them. To kick off Summer, we've partnered with Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner to give away Read more

1907 Alkaline Water Review

By now, we all know...or should know the health and beauty benefits of drinking water. Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water so it is important to replenish our bodies with the water that we lose on a daily basis. Water is essential to our health because Read more

Review: Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Hand and Foot Butter

lisa_hoffman_hand_and_foot_butterThe lake in front of my house is frozen over, the thermostat in my car said 12 degrees the other day and the cozy fire in my wood stove only tell me one thing…nope, not that Winter is here, but that it is the beginning of dry skin season. Chapped hands, chapped lips, flaky skin and cracked heels…I’m sure you know what I mean. Back in October I held my 4 Year Blogiversary party, for which Lisa Hoffman supplied attendees with her Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Hand and Foot Butter. I felt now was the perfect time to put it to good use!    Read more

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Christopher Drummond’s 3 New Year’s Eve Makeup Tips

christopher_drummondI first came into contact with Christopher Drummond back in 2007 when he was getting ready to launch his company. And with all of the buzz going on right now about his skin care and cosmetics line, I thought it would be the perfect time to ask him to share 3 tips for looking brilliant this New Year’s Eve.  Read more

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Review: CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss

Dazzle-Ablaze-Flare-Glimmer-Ignite-Sparkler-covergirl-shineblastThere are two things I love more than John Mayer and that is shiny lip gloss and double duty products. So when CoverGirl gave me the opportunity to try out their new Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss, I was totally game. I previously tried their LashBlast Length mascara (be sure to check out my Encyclopedia of Mascara’s on Facebook) and thought it was a pretty good mascara. So did both of these products meet my expectations? Read more

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Perfectly Pretty Holiday Value Gift Sets

xmas-gift-setsValue sets make an ideal present for holiday gift giving. Beauty retailers are stocking loads of these and most all of the sets are reasonably priced to keep your holiday budget under control. Makeup Beauty value kits are packaged in a set with everything needed to update a look for the New Year. Skincare kits will let her experiment with a new skincare regime. Perfect for a colleague, sister, or your BFF. This is also a fabulous way to introduce and try new products as well. Most every girl I know loves to indulge in new beauty and skincare products to combat the wintertime doldrums too! Here are our picks for value beauty gift sets… Read more

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