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Essie Retro Revival swatches and review

Essie Retro Revival swatches and review

It’s party time…a reunion with old friends you haven’t seen in quite awhile. You’ll be amazed at how good they look after all these years! It's Essie's 35th anniversary, an occasion we can all celebrate with Essie Retro Revival, the re-release of six of the most beloved and coveted shades in nail polish history. The bottles are classic Essie with…
Why did I wait so long to buy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?

Why did I wait so long to buy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?

Those questions and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.1.16 Question of the Week: Quick! Name the last palette you purchased. (Also: how’s it working for you?) Answer: I FINALLY caved and bought the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($62), along with the other gorgeous items shown above. Why did I wait so long to buy this? It's beautiful, like…
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Studded Kiss Lipstick swatches and review

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Studded Kiss Lipstick swatches and review

Kat Von D is no wallflower. From her tattoos, to her makeup, to her hair and clothing, Kat has a truly distinctive and BOLD style, and a personality to match. And while her line of beauty products, which are exclusive to Sephora, definitely reflect that, there’s something for nearly everyone in her collection. And I literally mean nearly everyone--even my…
Sabon Love Beyond Words Valentine’s Gift Collection

Sabon Love Beyond Words Valentine’s Gift Collection

Sabon’s Valentine to You BREAKING DEAL ALERT: 20% off all Sabon Gift Sets with code: LOVE I’ve got a backlog of rarely and never-used perfumes clogging up my bathroom shelves. Gifts received, even liked, but just not used. Perfumes are a tricky thing. Bath products on the other hand, fly off my walls. I can’t get enough. I use every…
Moisturizers for Oily Skin masquerading as Dry Skin

Moisturizers for Oily Skin masquerading as Dry Skin

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.25.16 Question of the Week: If you live in area that is currently experiencing cold weather, what are some of your favorite products to help keep your skin soft and moisturized in the face of low temperatures? Answer: I'd describe myself as normal to oily for the majority of the year.…
3 Things:  Winter Beauty

3 Things: Winter Beauty

I have a completely different beauty/skincare routine in the winter than I do the rest of the year. I live in New England and our winters are BRUTAL. With the heat blasting and the wood stove constantly burning, my oily skin can become painfully dry. I'm considering creating a Scrooge McDuck-ian vault in my basement and filling it with body…
Clean Reserve Perfume Review: Amber Saffron, Skin and Sueded Oud

Clean Reserve Perfume Review: Amber Saffron, Skin and Sueded Oud

Bergamot, saffron, incense oil and night blooming jasmine—delightfully witchy ingredients for casting a love spell, or eau de parfums from Clean’s new collection, Clean Reserve? Actually, it’s all of the above, because Amber Saffron, Sueded Oud and Skin are pure olfactory magic. The Clean company arrived on the scene in 2003, and you’re probably familiar with one of their signature…
The Lipstick League – week of 1.18.15

The Lipstick League – week of 1.18.15

Including my thoughts on the Wei Mung Bean Stress Relieving Soothing Mask... Question of the Week: What are your feelings about the current sheet mask craze? Have you ever tried one? If so, do you prefer them to traditional facial masks? Answer: I'm happy about the craze! I think they're fun to use and because they're sold separately, it's a…