My First Target Beauty Box

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I’m so excited to report that I’ve officially joined the beauty box craze.  Earlier this week I received my very first Target Beauty Box.  Target’s Beauty Box comes out each month.  It is not a subscription program, but is instead an item that you have to go on the Target website and purchase each month.  The Beauty Box sells for a $10 flat fee, plus tax.  (My cost $10.90.)  The box is available for sale at the first of the month, generally on a Thursday, and if you subscribe to Target’s ad by email, you will receive notice when it is available for purchase. [Read more…]

Holiday Gift Guide: Ohuhu Acrylic Makeup Cosmetics Organizer

Disclosure: I received a sample product to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.

Makeup Organizer

As the holiday shopping season is upon us, I am thrilled as always to present my ideas for holiday baking and party preparations, as well as a holiday gift guide!

Today I’m featuring something for all the teen girls, ladies and comsetics enthuiasts!  It is the Ohuhu Acrylic Makeup Cosmetics Organizer !

This is a great looking organizer with 3 drawers and plenty of compartments for all your makeup. It has more than enough room to house your essentials and any extra makeup or skin care products you wish to store in it.  (Or you could even use the drawers for your jewelry, glasses, contact lenses, and other “getting ready” supplies!) [Read more…]

Naturally Youthful with Mary Kay + A Giveaway

If you watched the recent Emmy Awards, you probably tuned in to see the starlettes in their lovely gowns, hair, and makeup, as much as for the award show! Some of the looks you saw on the red carpet were brought you by the folks at Mary Kay.

Here are a few examples:

At the Emmys with Mary Kay

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All Day Beauty with Neutrogena

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All Day Beauty with Neutrogena

With all the hype and extra shopping that goes along with back to school, a lady can’t help but want to treat herself to something new too!  So last week, I treated myself to some beauty products from Neutrogena.  Neutrogena and Hayden Pantierre have teamed up to bring us tips and tutorials on how to achieve a beautiful “all day look.”  See Hayden talk about her “Day Off Look” in this video: [Read more…]

Summer Health & Beauty Series: Beauty Essentials with Mary Kay

Back to school is just around the corner for us, but there’s still plenty of summer weather left! Today we have more beauty tips from our friends at Mary Kay®.

Mary Kay Beauty Essentials


Mary Kay cosmetics are high quality and hold up well even in the summer humidity.  I especially love the CC Cream.  On days when I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup, I’ve been wearing it like a foundation.  It gives me sheer coverage for just a quick trip to the store or a day in the sun.  And it also goes well under makeup on days when I want to look really great.  And combined with their eyeliner, mascara, mineral bronzing powders, and Pink Cherie lipstick, I get a completely glamorous look for any summer day!

Check out these tips from Mary Kay to learn more about how these products can help you get a gorgeous look this summer! [Read more…]

Summer Health & Beauty Series: Get the Red Carpet Look + Mary Kay Giveaway

Mary Kay Red Carpet

Do ever see stars on the red carpet and wish you could have their look?  Now you can!  Recently stars showed up on the Met Gala Red Carpet, sporting makeup products from Mary Kay.  Today we are looking at Emma Stone’s Natural Beauty Look and Selena Gomez’s Dramatic Beauty Look.  But instead of just showing you pictures of the ladies, I also have a rundown on the products and techniques you will need to replicate their looks.

Let’s start with Emma Stone.  I actually received a kit of all the products needed for this look.  I chose Emma’s look because we have similar skin tones, and I generally go for a more natural look when it comes to make up.  What I love about Mary Kay is that they have very high quality products that are easy to use, and they products which appeal to all age groups and styles.  Their products also look and feel good on, and they generally last and hold up for the day, which is a real plus when you are on the go. [Read more…]

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick Giveaway

lipstick giveaway

Mary Kay has been helping women to look and feel beautiful for years, and I am always happy to partner with them and talk about their products. This week Mary Kay was honored for their beautiful packaging.  Check out this release for more details on this honor: [Read more…]

A Look At The AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0

Airbrush Makeup

Women dream of radiant skin free of blemishes. The AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 is making their dreams come true. This airbrushing makeup system helps women achieve that flawless look they have always wanted. What will women love about the AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0?

It’s easy to use. Simply connect the Flex AIRhose, plug in the AC adapter and it’s ready!

It’s quicker than applying traditional makeup with sponges and brushes. A flawless, radiant finish is completed in just minutes.

The coverage is light and sheer. Traditional makeup can appear cake-like and sometimes streaks. The airbrushing makeup system provides total coverage that looks like your own skin.

It’s affordable. The AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 is less than $250. There are a wide range of AIRpod makeup products to match any complexion. The products for the airbrushing makeup system include foundation, blush, bronzer, highlighter, powder, concealer, primer and body/tan. There is a shade match guarantee so if the shade purchased is not perfect, it can be returned for the right one. The AIRpod Makeup System 2.0 comes with a one-year warranty so buyers can be assured of its quality. This airbrushing makeup system is the easiest way to get that Red Carpet glamorous look without needing a Hollywood makeup artist.

Revlon Expression Experiment

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Revlon for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Makeup is very empowering.  It can make you fee beautiful, bold, sassy, sophisticated, and of course, confident! But the truth is that most of us get into a routine with our makeup, and we may even be afraid to try new things.  So Revlon wants women of all ages and kinds to break out of their normal makeup routine and express themselves in new ways with their Revlon Expression Experiment.

So the I recently receieved a box filled with great products from Revlon, including lipstick, eye shadow, and nail polish, and I had a great time experimenting with some new looks.



One of my favorite products  from the Expression Kit is the eye shadow.  When it comes to eye shadow, I I usually wear neutral colors like gold, tan, white, and cream.  And then other times I’ll wear silver or maybe a light pink.
In the Expressions kit, I recieved two packages of eye shadow. One pack called Seductive is a palette of four shades of purples.  When I was about 20, I use to wear a light shade of purple eye shadow all the time, so I think it will be fun to try purple again in the future.

And then the package that I’m using in the photos for this post is called Inspired. It has dark blue, green, light blue/turqoiuse, and an ivory or cream color.

For the Expressions Experiment, I decided to try the turquoise. Since I have blue eyes, I have worn blue eye shadow before, but again, it would always be a light, subtle shade, and I’ve always had this fear of overdoing it with the blue.  But I really enjoyed this turquoise color.  I think it looked great on and went well with my eyes.  What do you think?


As for the rest of the of the box, I really enjoyed using the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer.  This is designed to wear alone or under makeup to give you a more polished look.  Since I’m fair complicated, I think I’m a little more self conscious of imperfections, so I’m always interested in finding products like this.

I also received Revlon’s Indigo Night polish, a dark shade of blue, as you can see from the picture.  Again, this is not a color I usually wear. I always wear pink or silver, and every now and then a light shade of blue, but this is a really nice shade.  It’s great to try something different, and the polish lasts up to 11 days when worn with the base coat and top coat, so that’s very convenient.


And finally, I want to mentionRevlon’s lip butter.  The color I received is called Cherry Tart, and here again, I have to tell you I have never worn red lipstick or gloss.  I’ve always used subtle shades of pink with a maybe a little sparkle and shine, so this was clearly outside the box for me!  But I really like the way the lip butter looked.  It was a nice shade of red without being overwhelming, and I’ll definitely use this product a lot in the future.

So I advise everyone to try stepping out of their comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to try new makeup products in bright or dark colors.  Instead of being afraid, use those products to empower yourself and express yourself in new ways.

Also, join the movement of self expression with the Revlon Expression Experiment Facebook App.



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Covergirl NatureLuxe Review

As you may know, I love Covergirl, and I’m always excited when they come out with new products!  Today I’m sharing some information about their newest line, the NatureLuxe Collection.
When 3 out of 4 professional make-up artists would recommend the NatureLuxe Collection to their clients, you start to listen — that’s some serious support! But it’s really no surprise: COVERGIRL’s new luxury line exchanges select heavy synthetics for carefully-chosen natural ingredients. For a polished make-up look with a lightweight feel, every time, it’s what COVERGIRL likes to call “luxury touched by nature”.

This smooth silk foundation trades in a heavier emollient for a touch of cucumber water and a hint of natural jojoba and rosehip extracts. It provides a flawless coverage and a silky lightweight feel. In fact, 8 out of 10 professional make-up artists agree it provides a luxurious skin finish and light, luxurious feel!

But the NatureLuxe love doesn’t end there — new COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm contains a lightweight blend of mango, shea and other natural butters that 9 out of 10 make-up artists would recommend to clients for a sheer color with a non-sticky, lightweight feel.

I’m so excited about this foundation.  I’ve been using Covergirl foundations ever since I started wearing makeup.  I like the coverage that the new NatureLuxe foundation offers and thought that it looked great when applied.  But my favorite thing about the foundation is the new natural ingredients.  Anytime I find an affordable beauty product containing natural ingredients, I’m always interested in trying it.  And I’m so excited that Covergirl has made natural ingredients a part of their new line.
I also got to try the new Gloss Balm, and I really liked it.  I love that it’s a lip gloss with an SPF 15 balm, and I also love the colors available.  And my favorite thing about this product is that I found that I could wear it as a lip gloss for exta added shine over my lipstick, or I could wear the gloss alone, and it looked just as great!

The NatureLuxe line is now available at Walmart, Target, and other retailers.  Be sure to check out Covergirl online for more product information.  Also, get updates from Covergirl by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

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