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)

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; 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 Read more

CIRCA Beauty

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; 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 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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