2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get… Continue reading 2012 in review

Product Reviews

Fragrance Spotlight: Forever Red

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a sample of Bath and Body Work’s new fragrance Forever Red and I absolutely love it. This scent is totally different than anything they’ve put out before, there is something very luxurious and sophisticated about it. Forever Red is definitely a scent that can compete in the fine… Continue reading Fragrance Spotlight: Forever Red

Beauty · Product Reviews

October Birchbox:Goop Edition

I know I’m way late with this post but October was a crazy month with a ton of ups and downs. I was going to skip this Birchbox post and start new with November, but this box had too many great things in it.  To simply gloss over them as if they never existed would… Continue reading October Birchbox:Goop Edition

Beauty · Product Reviews

Lash Blast Fusion Volume + Length Mascara

For me, Maybelline mascaras have ruled the scene for the last year, especially Maybelline the Falsies. But what’s a girl to do when Walgreen’s has a sale for Covergirl Cosmetics? I’ve always had a soft spot for Covergirl anyway, this brand was my first foray into makeup in junior high. Does anyone remember Lipslicks Lip… Continue reading Lash Blast Fusion Volume + Length Mascara

Product Reviews

Olay Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel

I occasionally use under-eye cream but have never really been consistent with it. A friend told me about Olay’s eye gel and I had to try out. I really like the gel consistency and since it’s clear that means it’s free of dyes and is also fragrance free, which is important around the eyes.  This… Continue reading Olay Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel

Product Reviews

Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Foaming Cleanser

I’ve been using  Olay products for a couple of years now and figured I should step up my game and use more anti-aging products now that I’m in my 30s. Olay Total Effects is my new favorite face wash, it’s a foaming cleanser that smells fantastic and fights 7 signs of aging. The 7 benefits… Continue reading Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Foaming Cleanser


Purminerals Liquid Metal Eyeshadow

Purminerals has wowed me once again with their liquid-metal eyeshadow sticks. These sticks go on smooth and creamy and each color has a hint of metallic shine. They are smudge proof and water-resistant and can be used as an eyeshadow or a liner. There are four shades to create all sorts of fun looks. The… Continue reading Purminerals Liquid Metal Eyeshadow


August Birch Box-Back to School Edition

I’m sorry it’s been a while since my last post. Between my job, my new workout regimen and a death in the family, I’ve been exhausted mentally and physically. I’m getting back into the swing of things though and nothing is better for inspiration than a new Birchbox. The theme for August’s Birchbox is Beauty… Continue reading August Birch Box-Back to School Edition