Stay Stylishly Warm With These 5 Must-have Winter Accessories

Oh my goodness, were any of you hit by this recent snowstorm? We had three feet of snow dumped on us, and not only was there a ton of snow… it was really cold!Being stuck in the house for days means that all those winter sales were calling my name, ...more

7 Essential Tips for a Flawless Manicure

Last week I was almost locked inside my apartment due to a bad headache that lasted the entire week, but it's finally gone!On my blog, I usually do a Monday Manicure post, but today I thought I'd try something a little different. Instead of a ...more

10 Tips on How to Achieve Healthy Winter Skin

Follow these simple skincare tips for a beautiful and glowing complexion this winter season.  ...more

5 Tips for a Smooth Transition to Natural Hair & Luscious Locks

We're wrapping up our 3-day mini series on natural hair as provided by Curls Understood. I hope you learned a little something about showing your tresses some much needed TLC. If you're new to the natural hair process, these are the perfect ...more

How to Criticize an Outfit...Without Losing a Friend

As women we are often far kinder to our friends than we are to ourselves. We can spend hours criticizing our never-ending list of “flaws.” My hair is frizzy, my nose is crooked, my thighs look huge. We could go on all day, but when it comes to ...more

11 Clever Ways to Make Your Hair Look Longer

Lustrous and long hair is a dream for many woman worldwide. You put a lot of effort into your haircare routine in order to boost length and give it the luster and volume you desire. Yet, the improvement you see is not enough to satisfy you. There's no denying that growing out your hair can definitely test your patience. It seems as if you have to wait for years before you actually notice a difference....more

Barbie Just Got A Lot More Bootylicious

News flash: Barbie’s got some junk in her trunk! After nearly 57 years, Barbie is finally packing on some healthy pounds and she's not rushing to sign up with Jenny Craig to shed them! In fact, she's quite okay with it, and so are we....more
Darn Barbie.....LOL! Interesting article. This millennium has brought forth numerous change that ...more

Mom Jeans Are Back in Style... And My Crotch is Scared

Mom jeans are back, because obviously someone forgot how ugly these things were the first time around.The 80's are back and I'm not happy. Just when I'd finally made peace with lowrise jeans (OK, so 20 years after they debuted, but who's counting?) it seems that the fashion Gods have decided that mom jeans are once again stylish....more
Oh this is priceless ! Thank you for the levity and the memories and the perspective. We must be ...more

TJMaxx And Then Some

This is what I know, TJMaxx is the mother lode of all things discounted.  The things you can find are almost unlimited.  I have shopped for a few years at this emporium of delights.  Purses, tights, undies, linens, toys, food, all at prices below nearly any place in any mall, and with greater variety, not to mention unusual items — like  a lipstick that starts out blue and turns pink once applied.  This is where I shop for bagged snack items — cashews, banana chips, diced mango — the kind of sustenance one needs when one drives a long commute....more

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup Vol. 15

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I’m a Giants fan, so today’s game is really just for fun. But, in case you’re someone who has no interest in football (and you want to fill your time with something fun), here’s a list of some great makeup and beauty posts from around the Beauty Blog Coalition! ...more

Seeing Red...

Remember that movie where the little boy looked fearfully at Bruce Willis and said "I see dead people" (The 6th Sense)?  Well, everywhere I look -  I see red. Maybe it's because the color is trending for spring. Or maybe it's because we're approaching Valentines day. Either way, the color is out there - in force. And let's face it. If, like me, you're a bit of a traditionalist then it's kind of fun to be prepared for Valentines day by dressing the part. So go ahead. Look around (not fearfully) and see red. Then wear it......more

Cold Sores Affecting Your Confidence?

I’m excited to share with you a post today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore. Some of my closest friends are cold sore sufferers and I know the toll they take on their confidence. That’s why they turn to Abreva® at the very first sign of their cold sore to heal it fast! ...more

My Instagram Life, 2-7-2016

Happy Sunday! Here’s a look back a the week that was on Painted Ladies as seen via Instagram. For more of my beauty adventures, follow me on Snapchat where my username is Paintedladies9 ....more

NOTD 2-7-16 Super Bowl 50 Panthers

Super Bowl Sunday! :) I love to follow the NFL, and Super Bowl is always exciting for the fans. We're not throwing a party or attending a party, so it's a chill day to watch the game ....more

The Lipstick League and Favorite Palettes!

Question of the Week: Quick! Name the last palette you purchased. (Also: how’s it working for you?) The last palette I purchased is the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Blush Palette pictured above and I’ve been using it everyday (reviewed here) ....more

If All Vegetarian Food Tasted Like This, I’d Eat It Every Day

I’m a hardcore meat eater. I love turkey, chicken, beef, pork… I’d choose a juicy steak over any vegetarian meal anytime. Whenever someone suggests that “they do some really good salads here,” I shoot them a look that could kill, and politely remind them I’m not a rabbit ....more

India Circus Haul

I'm always talking fashion, beauty or food so here's something related to home decor and interiors for a change. India Circus is an online store that offers contemporary-chic, sophisticated, and affordable style for various areas of your life, from home décor to personal accessories. Inspired by life in India today, India Circus incorporates bright and iconic elements of India into its kitsch designs ....more

What a Woman Over 50 Wears to a Baby Shower

Did you know, wearing texture, reduces the appearance of facial...more