I took the Neutrogena #7DayManiStay Challenge

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Wahoo! I finally had my first manicure and pedicure of the season. The whole cuticle/nail thing was NOT pretty. As I was headed to Chicago for Red Nose Day, I thought it would be great to go RED. My hands were still cracked and dry from the winter and Neutrogena had recently reached out for me to get a manicure and challenged me to the 7 Day … [Read more...]

Brighten Things Up Around Your Eyes: Sudden Change Product Review #InstantRetouchwithSuddenChange

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My eye area has always been an issue for me, despite age. Even when I was in college, I specifically remember being susceptible to purple bags and lines around my eyes when I was tired. So considering that look I had at 20, you guys can imagine how things look when I'm tired at 40. Disaster! I have many more reasons to be tired these days … [Read more...]

Jamberry Nail’s Cute for Spring & Mother’s Day

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Have you guys heard of or used Jamberry Nails products yet?  They're nail wraps -- basically nail stickers that you apply over your nail and they come in all sorts of colors and fun designs. I've been hearing more and more about them in the last year or so and I was on the website today checking out some of the new spring/summer collection - … [Read more...]

Shelf Life of Makeup

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Ever wonder what the correct shelf life is for the goodies you have in your makeup bag?  I know that I'm TOTALLY guilt of keeping makeup items way past the shelf life so I recently thought I would look up and get specific answers. Truth be told, I was kind of shocked at how little some makeup products last!  Mascara - 2-3 months.  Out of all … [Read more...]

Hard Candy Cosmetics: Exclusive to Walmart

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Available only at Walmart, Hard Candy Cosmetics definitely offers some decent makeup at a good price. I recently received a box of samples that included a variety of their makeup. My favorite was actually the mascara which comes in a variety of colors and is $6. Candy 100 Lashes, $6 at Walmart.com It's also only $6 for a Hard Candy … [Read more...]

The Results: Your Favorite Mascaras

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Following on the heels of last week's favorite lipstick post, I bring you shares from friends & Mommies with Style readers on their favorite mascaras. So my go-to lately has been this BUXOM Lash Mascara, $19 at Sephora.com.  I got a small sample of it with a Sephora box way back when and really liked it.  It goes on thick but not … [Read more...]

The Results: Here Are Your Favorite Lipsticks!

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On the Mommies with Style fan page on Facebook last week, I asked everyone what their favorite lipstick was.  I'm always looking for new lipsticks & shades and I find the best way to find new makeup is via friends and recommendations of others.  Here are the results of my ask - love the variety! Clarissa loves Nars Roman Holiday, … [Read more...]

New Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer

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New from Neutrogena in the makeup category for eyes is the Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer ($9.49, each).  They have 6 combination color products you can pick from, mostly neutrals plus a warm plum shade and a jazzy smokey steel option. Each of these come with a built in primer - what's not to love about THAT.  You … [Read more...]

NEW PRODUCT: Neutrogena Naturals – Earth Friendly & Easy Peasy

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Don't let the 3 out of 5 stars review influence you on this one - that comment came from a guy who says he doesn't wear makeup so he doesn't need that product.  (Funny how he felt the need to comment - it cracked me up actually!)  Neutrogena's new Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are a new favorite product of mine. … [Read more...]

Apparently I Look Post Menopausal (!!!) & What I Am Doing About It #40 #Skincare

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Last Friday, I went to an overdue annual dermatologist appointment to get a skin check.  Seeing as I have some fairly pale Irish skin and a whole heck of a lot of freckles & moles, I'm technically supposed to be there every 6 months (it had been 18). Knowing that I wasn't going anywhere after my appointment so I didn't put any makeup on. … [Read more...]