Favorite Facial Masks - Makeup Wars

When it comes to skin care, I am very picky with what I put on my face. Since there's no hiding imperfections should a reaction to a product happen, I always do my research on ingredients and check out my fellow beauty blogger reviews. One of my favorites types Read more

Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask

As much as I have enjoyed summer and am sad to see it come to an end, I was not enjoying how dehydrated my skin looked and felt thanks to a lot of time spent outdoors celebrating summer in all of her sunny glory.  I want to welcome fall and all the Read more

Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit

Vegan Cuts, an online marketplace and beauty box curating site of the best vegan products, has teamed up with Leaping Bunny (the grand master of cruelty free certification) to create a specialty starter kit to help you discover some great cruelty free brands. Up front I'll tell you that I Read more

Eumora Facial Bar Review

If you are part of the sisterhood that is combination/oily skin, then you'll want to learn more about Eumora, a facial bar made of moor and HmA. For as far back as I can remember, my skin has never been gifted as "normal" and transitions from combination in the Read more

Aqua Spa Body Cleanser Review

I strongly believe that one should make time spent in the shower as relaxing and enjoyable as possible...even if it's one of those two minutes showers that seem to be occurring with more frequency as we are all continuously pressed for time. One of the best ways to turn shower time Read more

Review: Sephora’s Guava Passion Body Scrub

Guest beauty review from beauty blogger I Heart Heels.

This summer, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been “showering” myself with all kinds of beachy scents that smell absolutely amazing. The beach is quite possibly my favorite spot in the world to just sit, relax and think about life. Lately, I’ve been finding myself retreating to the Bahamas or some far away island in the tropics only to snap back to Earth quickly and realize I’ve almost used all of my precious new body wash, ha!

The latest on my summer must-have list is Sephora’s (my go-to beauty store) Guava Passion Body Scrub ($8). The scrub is new to the collection and over the past few weeks has left my skin soft as can be (after all, it does have Aloe Vera and JoJoba!) So what makes it smell so delicious? It mixes guava, mango, pineapple, lily of the valley, monoi de Tahiti, vanilla, and musk for the perfect shower concoction (sounds very similar to that nice, cool drink I like to order each summer, no?)  Read more

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in bath and body, beauty, holiday, salon, skin care 4 Comments

Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

birthday-presentBirthday’s are so fun, aren’t they? It’s the one “holiday” you can call your very own. August 21st is my 35th birthday (yes I know I don’t look THAT old!) and to celebrate, I want to hold a little contest so I can giveaway a great beauty prize pack as my gift to you! So who’s up for some beauty loot?

The prize:
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Get Your Brows into Tip Top Shape

benefit-brows

As we all know eyebrows can dramatically change your look and enhance your appearance when shaped correctly. Ideally it is best to have your brows professionally shaped. But on a daily basis your brows need to be kept up in between waxing and shaping sessions. The best way to do this is with a brow kit. There are plenty of brow kits out there. Our favorite kits include some kind of gel or shaping wax, a highlighter, and also a powder or pencil to fill in the shape… Read more

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in beauty, brows, Makeup 21 Comments

Men’s Grooming Review: Cremo Cream Shave Cream

In this men’s grooming review, Nando reviews Cremo Cream Shave Cream (try saying that 10 times fast!) We are also giving away a tube to two winners as well!

Giveaway rules et all: Giveaway good from August 19, 2009-August 26, 2009. You must log into You Tube and rate and comment on Nando’s review to be entered into the giveaway. Legal US residents only, 18+. No cash or product substitutes. We’re not liable if you don’t like it or have any type of reaction to it. Retail value $7.99. Two winners; one bottle each.

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Posted on by Nando in beauty, giveaway, men's grooming, skin care 12 Comments