My Favorite Things-March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, I’ve been avoiding my usual shopping haunts. Most of them are closed anyway. But since I have an autoimmune disease, I’m staying home and shopping from my makeup and skincare stash. I’ve made it my goal to test, use, or give away products so that nothing goes to waste. This…

I Love Gold Highlighters!

I received this OFRA highlighter in one of my subscription boxes. I’ve been wanting to try an OFRA highlighter for months, and it didn’t disappoint. This is the color Glow Goals. It’s a striking pure gold color. The formula is smooth, and there’s little fallout. Fenty’s Match stix highlighters are incredible. First of all, they’re…

Fenty Foundation Formulas: Matte vs Moisture

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! That’s my mantra when it comes to foundation. I used the same foundation for more than a decade. For the last couple of years, I’ve been looking for a replacement.  Then Fenty came into my life with its 50 shades of foundations! Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation….

Peaceful & Balanced Nights: Aromatherapy

I’m completely obsessed with the Bath & Body Works’ (BBW) Aromatherapy line. They’re constantly expanding it with new scent combinations,  The recently released Balance collection is my current favorite. When I use the Balance body wash, my shower turns into a steam room. Instead of rushing through a shower, I stop and inhale the aroma…

Sephora Playbox -January 2020

My subscription boxes keep sending me samples of Victor & Rolf Flower Bomb. I love it, but I’m too cheap to buy a bottle. The samples get used quickly. I’m using a sample of this right now. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. This is a great primer that stays on all day. Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief &…

BBW Semi-Annual Sale: Candle Delight

I picked up these candles during the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual sale. With coupons and sale prices, the price range ran from $2.50 to $14.00. Lavender Marshmallow. This the perfect mixture of marshmallow, vanilla, and lavender. I splurged and paid $14 for the candle. Eucalyptus Rain has an inviting blend of eucalyptus and spearmint….

BBW Semi-Annual Sale Haul-Winter 2020

Initially, I was disappointed in the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale. But after four in-store visits, I accumulated a nice haul. Everything was between $3 to $4. At these sales, my goal is to purchase as many aromatherapy products as possible. These are pillow mists that sell for $16 and were marked down to…

IPSY Bag January 2020: A Winner!

For $12 a month, IPSY sends you five sample products and a bag. This one matches my decor, so I’ll use it to hold knick-knacks. I’d heard that this OFRA highlighter was floating around the subscription box world. I could only dream that I could get one. I FINALLY GOT IT! OMG! The color is…

2019 Winners!

2019 was a great year for buying makeup and skincare. I discovered that Marshall’s carries high-end makeup. Bath and Body Works had amazing sales, and I stocked up. Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte was my favorite scent for the year. There were many more scents I enjoyed as well!   I live for BBW’s aromatherapy line. The…

How I Organize, Use & Store My Makeup & Skincare Samples!

  I have monthly subscriptions to IPSY and Sephora Playbox. I pay $10 a month for each,  and I receive ten to twelve makeup and skincare products a month. I also purchase seasonal Fabfitfun boxes for $49 each. I get full-size high-end makeup, skincare, jewelry, scarves, electronics and more. All these products, can pile up…