23 September 2014

A Dozen Ways to Nail It - Polish Picks for Fall 2014

Since Fall has officially arrived, I thought it only appropriate to share my favorite nail polish shades for Autumn 2014! After about a month (literally) of debating – I’m very indecisive – I managed to narrow it down to twelve shades. So we’ve got a nice even dozen to get through. I tortured my nails by painting and removing each shade in one day. I take my polish picks that seriously! J My nails are still feeling the pain. J I tried to pick colors that I haven't included in prior seasonal polish picks. I have also only chosen shades that are currently available to purchase because there’s nothing worse than seeing the perfect nail color, only to discover that you can’t find it anywhere. But that’s enough rambling, let’s just get into the pretty colors, shall we?!

18 September 2014

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness - Saving Face One Red Blotch At A Time

Anyone who’s seen one of my foundation reviews with a “before” picture will know that I tend to have a lot of redness on my face. Thanks annoying late-set acne! Recently my skin has been greatly improved, though not as blemish free as I would like, and I still have an occasional angry red breakout and plenty of healing red spots from the earlier acne. Because of this (actually I first started using it while the acne was even angrier), I decided to give the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness a try. At this point, I’ve given it more than it’s fair share of a try and I’m finally sitting down to actually review this little pot of wonder for you! J
*** Be prepared for some scary close-ups of my red, blotchy face J ***

16 September 2014

BirchBox's Fancy Schmancy September Box!

It’s already that time of the month again. It’s BirchBox time! So did it live up to expectations (aka disappoint), or was it actually ok? Well, this month we’re gonna have to start with the box because it’s beautiful! It has a nice, brightly patterned lid with a turquoise bottom. Very well done BirchBox, though it gives more of a June through August vibe to me, not September. We’ll let that slide…depending on the contents!

12 September 2014

Switching It Up For Fall - Making Up My Makeup Bag

September is here and so is the unofficial start of Fall. As the seasons change, so do the makeup shades I reach for. When the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, I find myself wanting to feel warm, comfy and cozy. The makeup shades of Fall often mimic this, meaning the brights get shoved to the side in favor of warm chocolates and deep berries. So in preparation for the dwindling daylight and the hint of winter chill in the air, it’s time for a makeup bag makeover! To see a few ways my makeup bag changes for the season, keep reading! J

09 September 2014

Well Heeellooo Sailor! Make a Splash with Lipstick Queen's Blue Hello Sailor Lipstick

Today I thought I’d do something a bit different and share with you a blue lipstick. That’s right, blue. Lipstick. It’s almost Halloween, right? True as that may be, this lipstick looks anything but blue on the lips. In fact, it creates the perfect berry wash for Fall! So, what is this intriguing little chameleon? It’s Lipstick Queen’s Hello Sailor Lipstick!

05 September 2014

Giovanni's Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub vs Cool Mint Lemonade Salt Scrub - Which is Best for You?

Giovanni is a fantastic cruelty-free brand that is totally affordable and rather easy to find in local stores. They just happen to make some of my favorite body scrubs - not too harsh, but scrubby enough to be effective. They are absolute perfection! The two scrubs Giovanni makes are the Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub and the Cool Mint Lemonade Salt Scrub. A scrub is a scrub, right? Well, not exactly. Though these two are quite similar, there are subtle differences that may make one preferable to the other. So let's examine the two so you can find the one that's best for you!

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