Category Archives: Cosmetics and Makeup

InStyle’s Summer Social: Essie, Brancott Estate & Gardein

Last week I was bubbling over about going to InStyle‘s Summer Social. I promised to update you about the brands that impressed me so here goes … When I popped through the door I made a beeline to the Essie booth, … Continue reading

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InStyle Magazine’s Summer Social, A Can’t Miss for Me

Tomorrow evening I am attending an event I’ve been looking forward to for weeks: InStyle magazine‘s Summer Social, organized by Single Edition Media. InStyle is, hand’s down, my favorite beauty and fashion magazine. Over the years, I’ve shared many articles and products with you … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Fingernails Fashion

Once I discovered nail polish in middle school in the 1970s, I never looked back. Fingernails fashion all the way. My Mom had a hard time keeping cotton balls and polish remover in stock because I did my own nails. … Continue reading

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Packing Light: Tips from a Woman Who Learned to Let Go

My family and I recently returned from our first Las Vegas vacation. We had a blast…and experienced a lot of things for the very first time. We loved our vehicle from the cost-efficient, friendly and easy-to-arrange RelayRides, which has easy airport rentals. We stayed in … Continue reading

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Airbrush Legs! On Me!!

Have you ever attended a Shecky’s Girls’ Night Out? I went to my first one in New York. It’s pretty much a way to see some new-to-market beauty products as well as shop for trendy jewelry and clothing, all while … Continue reading

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Another Weekend, Another Cool Manicure: Ombre, The New Black

Yes, I do love to polish my nails. I polished them every night when I was in middle school and high school. During college, young adulthood, and the heavy lifting parenting years? Not so much. During those decades I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Fall Manicure: OPI and InStyle Deliver!

My nails reflect my mood. Bright and cheery? I’m happy! Black? Don’t mess with me! Whatever my mood I can reflect it in my nails. That’s why I’m loving the September 2013 issue of InStyle magazine‘s spread on fun and … Continue reading

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Vacation Cuticles: Sand and Surf Do a Job on Them

After our week at the Jersey Shore my toenail polish faded from shocking pink to merely shocking, but even worse? My cuticles were raggedy, torn and overgrown. My fingertips, okay both hands, were in and out of soapy dishwater all … Continue reading

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Sniff, Sniff: What Perfume Are You Wearing?

I’m coming off of three perfume-free weeks in South Carolina … unless you think Off Smooth & Dry is a perfume. I’m irresistible to mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums and, well, any flying biting insect. During bug season I stop wearing perfume (a … Continue reading

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Cat Eyes: I Gotta Get Me Some

Have you seen the Miss Dior perfume print ad with the brunette model yet? She’s gorgeous. But more important to me? She has fabulous cat eyes. Yes, her eye makeup makes me swoon-y. I love her thicker eyeliner. I adore … Continue reading

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