Share your best beauty gadget purchase…

Share your best beauty gadget purchase…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.17.17 Question of the Week: What is the most expensive beauty gadget you’ve purchased and was it worth it? Answer: Though you might expect me to say my Clarisonic or even my Opal (RIP, they don't make these anymore), the truth is I didn't buy these. They were PR gifts. So,…
BlissLights: One Little Light Can Decorate Your WHOLE House

BlissLights: One Little Light Can Decorate Your WHOLE House

I come from a family of shoppers. Let me rephrase that, FEMALE shoppers. The women in my family? World class deal hunters who can spend an entire day, we're talking sunshine to sunset, popping from thrift stores, yard sales and malls. The men in my family, whether by blood or marriage? Well, they're the ones we hide our finds from!…
When is Sunscreen more Skincare? When it’s from Dermalogica

When is Sunscreen more Skincare? When it’s from Dermalogica

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I'm one of those lucky folks that can get a sunburn on a cloudy day in the winter. I am extremely fair and the sun is kinda out to get me at all times. So, I use sunscreen religiously! When my favorite sunscreen was discontinued recently, I was happy to try Dermalogica…
What’s Your Take on Organic Beauty Products?

What’s Your Take on Organic Beauty Products?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.10.17 Question of the Week: Is a beauty product being labeled green, natural or organic a selling point for you? Answer: 5 years ago, the answer would have been "Nope, I buy what I like." But as I get older/smarter I find that it really does mean something to me. Skin…
IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Blushing Bronzer swatches and review

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Blushing Bronzer swatches and review

It's summer and the sun is out and shining! For most folks, that means a gorgeous, bronze glow...unless you could double as Casper The Friendly Ghost. This girl doesn't tan, folks. She doesn't get bronze; she gets various shades of lobster. Not a good look, y'all. Having my pigment-challenged back is IT Cosmetics, of course. Their latest crush-worthy product is…
A Lip Savior: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

A Lip Savior: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

A New Secret Weapon Targets Balm Addicts I am a balm girl. Lip balm, that is. I use it obsessively on non-lipstick days at the beach. I use it to prep my lips before applying lipstick. I never have less than seven in cups, pockets, lockers or purses: some tinted, some flavored, some medicinal. It’s not that I even have…
Summer must-have: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Rolling

Summer must-have: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Rolling

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.3.17 Question of the Week: If you could only wear one lipstick/gloss/balm for the rest of the summer, what would you pick? Answer: I'm going to be calculated with this answer and choose Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Rolling ($35). It's the perfect peachy nude so it will go with everything.…
3 Things: Treat Yo Self

3 Things: Treat Yo Self

Cross Stitch by House of Miranda on Etsy Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about self-care. I know, “Self-care” sounds very #firstworldproblems, so I’m thinking of it as “Treat Yo Self.” Not in the expensive material goods sense, but in taking care of your mind, body and soul. It seems like it’s increasingly common to run ourselves ragged, to our…
Tom’s of Maine Body Wash review (and Beauty Bars too!)

Tom’s of Maine Body Wash review (and Beauty Bars too!)

Everything old is new again. Half a century ago the hippies created a movement of natural ingredients, earthiness and purity. The movement itself was a retro one, an answer to an industrialized worldwide growth spurt—one that leapt over nature and verged on the supernatural. This back-to-nature movement has never really left, but has definitely resurged in recent years. When the…
Are you a sucker for a nice package?

Are you a sucker for a nice package?

That's beauty packaging, of course! Get your mind out of the gutter... That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 6.26.17 Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a beauty product solely for the packaging? Answer: Why yes, I do it all the time! Being a graphic designer and all-around lover of pretty things, I am constantly wooed…