The Gift for the Girl You Don’t Know What to Buy

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For the can't-go-wrong purchase this holiday season, check out the Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette on Sephora.com.  It's a great price point of $42 (value of $110) and this is a nice little gift for pretty much anyone who appreciates or wears makeup.   It has some great neutral colors that are great through the fall … [Read more...]

New Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics: Matte Shades! $29!

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I'm abnormally obsessed with my Urban Decay Naked Palettes but I was excited when I noticed this new Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette that I don't have!  It's $29 so it's more affordable than the original Naked palettes.  It's smaller (hence the price drop) but I like that it includes some matte and toned-down colors.  While I do like the sparkle … [Read more...]

5 Minute Makeup: Makeup I Wear Every Day {Video}

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So I'm doing a post on 5-minute makeup and the makeup I wear every day. Of course while I was shooting the video, I completely forgot I was trying to keep it to 5 minutes and it ended up being 7 minutes long. But you'll see, that's because I chat for a bit about each product and I'm confident in telling you guys that you could use all of the … [Read more...]

Meet the Makeup Organizer You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Do!) #CutieCube

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Here's how my make-up & beauty routine used to go in the mornings: out of the shower after a workout, I'm generally in a hurry because I'm a busy Mom with a crazy schedule.  I was usually blow drying my hair-one handed while I did a mad dash through multiple make-up bags that sat next to my bathroom sink, trying to find the make-up I wanted for … [Read more...]

Two Anti-Aging Products I Use Daily #Over40

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"What's that on your face?," asked a friend recently.  I won't name names but a concerned friend was pointing out a sun spot that I have on the side of my forehead.  In fact, I've had them for years but she has never noticed because I normally have them covered up and this friend happened to be seeing me makeup less just a few days after I turned … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Make Your Manicure Last

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A couple of weeks ago, I was desperate for a pedicure. We were visiting my parents in their new town so I did a Google search to find local nail places.  A couple came up, none had reviews of any sort so I picked the closest and went for a mani & pedi. What followed ended up being the worst pedicure and manicure experience I've ever had.  I … [Read more...]

h20+ Oasis Body Scrub: I Love this Stuff!

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I first discovered h20+ products when I got a bag of them at the Disney Social Media Moms conference back in April.  I had actually been looking for a good body scrub for awhile for my boys.  We all have dry hands in our house and it was a rough winter.  My 10 year old especially would get the dirtiest hands from his dry skin.  It wasn't that he … [Read more...]

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Maybelline’s New Nudes Eyeshadow Palette!

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I saw an add for this one recently and have had it on my WANT list!  Love the colors in this new the Nudes Palette Eyeshadow from Maybelline. It's $14.99 retail but UltaBeauty.com has it on sale for $9.99 PLUS if you buy one, you get one at 50% off - get one for a friend or buy two and stash one for yourself when the first one is done!   … [Read more...]

Having Fun with L’Oreal’s New Makeup Genius App

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Day three of our family road trip and we're in the car from southern North Carolina and heading to Williamsburg, Virginia. GPS puts today's trip at a little over 4 hours. Hubby's cruising to some music, the kids are watching a movie and I'm playing on the iTunes App Store looking for entertainment. I found this free App from L'oreal called … [Read more...]

All Day Beauty from Neutrogena

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Over the course of the spring, I've been working with Neutrogena and trying out some of their products.    I got a cool box of goodies with personalized All Day Beauty Tools for me to check out. Here's some of my favorites:   Neutrogena Triple Repair - this leave-in treatment is so great and easy after you've conditioned and helps … [Read more...]