What is a good shopping experience?

How long has it been since you have had a great shopping experience? I mean a truly great  experience. One that left you saying "Hey that was awesome! I think I'll come back here for sure!" Think about it....more

Gone but not Forgotten

Don't you just love it when you find a product that works great and then they discontinue it? For example you find a great foundation, makes your skin look amazing, feel great, and it WORKS only for the company to discontinue it. Eventually they will come out with some thing better, but better is not always as good as the original. The same can definatley be said of moisturizers, lip sticks, or contact lenses....more

Five Girly Things I Really Wanted, but Didn't Buy on Cyber Monday

I used to shun feminine clothing, beauty cosmetics, and hairstyle trends, but something happened to my brain from the time I grabbed my college degree to when I stepped into the workforce. However, paying my way through life helps restrain my urge to splurge. Instead, I stayed within my holiday spending budget and bought gifts for others as originally planned.Here are several items I stopped myself from purchasing:...more

Lancome Ad Banned, Regular Ladies Rejoice

This week the cosmetics industry (Lancome and Mabelline) got their hand smacked.  For a practice that has run amuck lately:  airbrushing.  It's been done probably since the first cosmetic ad, since Max Factor pencilled in ridiculously high arches on Joan Crawford.  As a society, it seems we've grown weary of this.  How else does one explain the seemingly endless tabloid covers highlighting celebrity cellulite?...more

Are you Birchboxing yet?

Have you joined the Birchbox phenomenon yet? Birchbox is a monthly subscription service that sends you a small collection of high-end cosmetic and beauty products for just $10 a month....more

How to make custom lip balm - Easy DIY lip balm recipes to get you started.

Have you ever wanted to make your own lip balms? Making lip balms is easy, although it can be a bit messy as well. The reward is well worth the clean up though!  ...more

What I Learned from the Nordstrom Cosmetic Trend Show

(courtesy of www.sideviewmagazine.onsugar.com) I have been promising myself for a while now that I am going to start paying attention to me again. While I love my family life and tolerate my work life, I have not been doing the things that I like to do for me....more

Battle of the Quick Dry Nail Polishes

If all nail polishes were created equal, then choosing the perfect polish would be a piece of cake. You'd simply choose the color you like best, and bam! Your fingertips become fabulous. But we know that all nail polishes are not the same, and this is especially true when it comes to quick dry polishes. I mean, think about it -- if they all worked as well as the slower-drying versions, that would be the only thing we'd use, right? ...more

Hello, so when you talk on the subject of the oversized brush, yes its true. The oversized brush ...more

Walmart to Launch Anti-Aging Makeup Line... for Tweens

The latest, in case you haven't already heard, is that later this month, Walmart is launch the 'geoGirl' line of cosmetics, aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds. Now, I'm not wild about make-up for that age group, anyway, but here's where Walmart is willing to go that extra mile to make sure I end up completely ashamed to be American: The geoGirl line includes products noted for their anti-aging properties! ...more
Little girls are naturally interested in makeup and I think "anti aging" AKA skin healthy makeup ...more

What's In Your Bag?

Answer:  Two spoons, Beano and a used toothpick.Question:  What are some of the items I cleaned out of my purse? Along with seven tubes of lipstick.  I have a minor obsession. Two spoons and a straw. ...more