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12 hour fragrance with Caress Love Forever

12 hour fragrance with Caress Love Forever

Compensation was provided by Caress® via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®. I'm probably the only perfume aficionado who regularly leaves the house without wearing any. Honestly, I'm so rushed most days that I'm lucky I even have pants on. So there I sit,…
Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites Swatches and Review

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites Swatches and Review

Some Sparkle for Your Inner Tinker Bell I have a little fairy in my house that loves to sprinkle fairy dust all around, casting magical spells. So when mommy got some fairy dust of her very own, in the form of the Pixi Fairy Dust Favorites Light Catchers collection, it made this little fairy very happy. Pixi by Petra was…
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Review

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Review

Splash Some Life Into Skin With A Drugstore Must Have! As I get older, moisturizer has become my best friend. My skin just looks so much better when it's properly hydrated. When it's dry, it's just...less than cute. I'm being generous in describing it that way. It's more like I'm the starring creature from a low-budget horror flick. True story.…
Venus Swirl Razor: Review and Photos

Venus Swirl Razor: Review and Photos

And a look at Venus with a Touch of Olay Shave Gel. I have a love/hate relationship with shaving my legs in the winter. Being here on the east coast, in the frozen tundra, there is really no need to shave anything. When possible, I use the hair as an extra layer of warmth. OK, I’m exaggerating a bit; I…
My Photoshoot with COVERGIRL, Herbal Essences and Olay

My Photoshoot with COVERGIRL, Herbal Essences and Olay

Why should celebrities be the only ones to have a bit of red carpet fun? That was the idea behind the post-Grammy event I attend last month hosted by COVERGIRL, Herbal Essences and Olay. With their latest and greatest products in tow, and makeup artist Jake Bailey and hair stylist Charles Baker Strahan to work their magic; they gave some…
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine and Eyeliner Swatches and Review

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine and Eyeliner Swatches and Review

Shadows and Liners Worth Singing About Oh, the love songs I could sing for Milani! Luxe quality cosmetics at drugstore prices are something many claim, but rarely achieve with any consistency. Milani can make this claim. And you can add the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine and Fierce Foil Eyeliner to the existing long list of high performers. Seriously, I put…
L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush – swatches and review

L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush – swatches and review

Getting Cheeky With The Latest Drugstore Makeup Must Haves L'Oreal is one of my favorite drugstore brands and they continually hit it out of the ballpark with new products - and their latest blush is no different. Let me introduce you to Visible Lift Blur Blush. This blush is the latest addition to the popular L'Oreal Visible Lift line -…
L’Oreal Colour Riche Ombre Quad swatches and looks – PIC HEAVY

L’Oreal Colour Riche Ombre Quad swatches and looks – PIC HEAVY

I love seeing drugstore brands, like L'Oreal push to expand their lines by offering more products, new formulas and increasing their color selection. I think it’s great that they’ve stepped up their game to the point where they’re actually competing with some high-end brands. L’Oreal is definitely attempting to take a big step in that direction by releasing their collection…
L’Oreal Glossy Balms Swatches and Review

L’Oreal Glossy Balms Swatches and Review

A Drugstore Fave offers a Rainbow of Affordable Lip Crayons Lip crayons. They are the simplest, fuss-free way to get a good dose of color on those lips. Beauty trends come and go, but I think there’s a reason why lip crayons are still around. They really do make life so easy. The tips are more slender than your standard…
L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm – Swatches and Review

L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm – Swatches and Review

Make Your Dreariest Winter Night Balmy and Bright Oh those balmy winter nights! Yes, I do live in Southern California, but it’s not necessarily toasty warm this winter. More importantly, it’s rarely humid and tropical. It’s mostly desert out here, folks, so hot or cold, it’s usually dry, dry, dry. That’s why I love my balms - my L’Oreal Colour…