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

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LORAC POREfection Foundation Review


Lorac POREfection Foundation #Review #makeup

I’ll be honest, I’ve stayed away from liquid foundation for a long time.

Typically combination skin doesn’t play nice with this type of foundation. From the oily t-zone to the drier patches towards the outer part of my face, I’ve always felt that liquid foundation basically put a magnifying glass on these problem areas. However, I also now have to combat aging skin and the powder foundations I was using have begun to make wrinkles and fine lines more pronounced. Not fun! Read more

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in anti-aging, beauty, foundation, Makeup 6 Comments

LORAC Pro Mascara Review

This Fall LORAC introduced a new line called Pro. It features a Pro eye shadow palette (review coming soon), Pro Cream Eyeliner (love!), Blush Cheek Stains and a Nude Gloss Duo. Being somewhat of a mascara maven I’m always willing to try a new brand or formula.  Bring it on! It’s rumored that mascara sales generate about $5 billion a year, hence all the new formulas on the market.

Statistics aside, on my newest mascara test drive I took LORAC Pro Mascara ($23) for a spin. As a mascara maven, I have some very strict criteria a new mascara must meet. It must NOT flake, smudge, clump or dry out my lashes. It SHOULD lengthen, thicken, deliver dramatic bat-worthy lashes and take 10 lbs. off my hips, thighs and butt. Alright maybe the last requirement is optional.   Read more

Posted on by Cindy in beauty, Makeup, mascara Leave a comment