Dispelling Oily Skin Myths

I grew up with combination skin and suffered from horrible cystic acne that was so painful I’d have done anything to get rid of it. I performed minor surgery on them to the point where I was bleeding down my face and left with nasty scars. I have tried to let them go, but they…

Mary-Lou Manizer aka “The Luminizer”

Since receiving this in my Ipsy bag in January, I’ve used the Mary-Lou Manizer for several days.  I find it to be very natural-looking and doesn’t give that “strobing” effect, which I like. It’s a powder illuminator that’s to be used with the brush included in my Ipsy bag – which I have to say…

Loose or Pressed Finishing Powder? Which is Better?

I have been using It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Illumination Finishing Powder for years now. It’s the only finishing powder that I’ll use. This product comes in loose form or, more recently, pressed form in a compact. While watching QVC recently, I saw that they just released the pressed powder version in a compact….

My Gratitude

**Featured image courtesy of pixabay.com** Hey, beauties! As many of you know, my daughter experienced a terrible injury and underwent emergency surgery. She is not out of the woods yet, but things are going well as of now. I wanted to thank all of you who sent me well wishes. Your concern, support, and prayers have…

I’m Behind On My Posts

**Featured image courtesy of YouTube** I just wanted to write a quick note about my posting lately. As many of you know, my daughter broke her leg, and it’s drained me completely. I have to do EVERYTHING for her. I don’t mind as she’s the love of my life, but it’s sucked the life out…

K-Beauty Sheet Mask HAUL

If you follow my blog, then you know my love for sheet masks! I just received a huge haul from ebay. I got 20 different MJ Care masks for $10.50!! That’s a crazy good bargain. That turns out to be something around 40 cents per mask! The pack came in pairs of the same mask…

DERMA-E Radiant Glow Face Oil Review

**Featured image courtesy of Ipsy website** Awhile back, I received this facial oil in an Ipsy bag. I’ve tried it several times, and I really like it. It gives the skin a nice glow once absorbed. It does NOT look shimmery, sparkly, or glittery – just a nice radiant glow. The first photo is with…

Influenster Voxbox Review

I received a new influenster voxbox entitled Herbal Essences Bio: Renew VoxBox. I received a shampoo and conditioner to try out and review. Well, I did wash my hair with Herbal Essences bio:renew Micellar Water and Blue Ginger Shampoo today. According to Herbal Essences website: Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo refreshes flat, limp hair by removing dirt and…

butter LONDON Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil Review

Hey, beauties! I bought this product in a set of two at TJ Maxx for a ridiculous price. One butter LONDON Lush Lip Oil retails for $22!! I got two for under $10! I’ve been using it quite often, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. The two colors I received were Ballet…

New Concealer Review – EVE PEARL

I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with concealers. Why? Because I have a lot of darkness around my eyes that I never really had before. As many of you know, it’s extremely frustrating when concealers sink into fine lines and wrinkles and crease making your eyes look even worse than without concealer. I do love…

Neutral Eyes

First, I want to thank all of you who expressed concern and well wishes to me and my family regarding my daughter. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! I finally found some time and energy to experiment a bit with a neutral eye makeup look. Normally when I experiment with eye makeup,…

January 2018 Ipsy Glam Mini Review

This month’s category is called Game Face. What will you conquer? Fill in the blank on the flip side of this card, post it on social, and tag #ipsy and #ipsygameface. Make sure to cheer on other ipsters too – let’s reach our goal together. P.S. Looking for even more beauty fuel? Head to Ipsy…