Maybelline’s Colossal Big Shot Mascara: Does it Work?

  Maybelline’s Colossal Big Shot burst on to the mascara scene earlier this year and has claimed the top spot for a drugstore mascara. This mascara is supposed to transform thin sad eyelashes into superstar eyelashes. Let’s test it out. Take a look at the before and after on my pitiful eyelashes. No mascara at…

Birchbox November 2017

Let’s take a look at my November Birchbox. This is a monthly subscription service that includes five beauty samples for just ten bucks a month. I love the brand Amika, but I don’t use hairspray so I’ll give this away. Full-Size $28. Level Naturals Vanilla & Charcoal soap. Charcoal is great for purifying and the vanilla…

Loreal Clay Mousse Cleanser & Mask Review

You can always rely on L’Oreal for fabulous face products.  I picked up the new Pure-Clay line. I chose the Red Algae clay to mousse cleanser which is good for exfoliation and refining. Squeeze the clay cleanser into your hand, add water, and lather it into a mousse. The red algae cleanser gently removes the skin….

More Than a Wallet…

I bought this Dooney and Burke wallet to go with my new purse for my birthday. The purse is in the process of being exchanged after it turned out to be defective. You can read about that here: Birthday Treat Turned into a Disaster! However, this Saffiano leather wrap around wallet worked out great. I chose…

My Birthday Treat Turned into a Disaster!

Back in September, I bought myself a Dooney & Burke purse as a birthday gift.  I love good quality leather, so I usually buy Dooney & Bourke purses. They look fabulous and last forever. This year I decided to get a red purse since I don’t have a red D&B.   I bought this red  Logo…

IPSY Bag -November 2017

This month I received a gold and mustard yellow bag. It’s cute. One of the reasons I like Ipsy is because you get a bag every month. I use them for all sorts of things, and they’re nice to add to a holiday gift. For example, when I give a gift, I put smaller gifts in…

Black Olives & Wine Rigatoni with Cheese

What can I say? I’ve got another pasta dish. I just love PASTA! Ingredients: 1 pound of ground turkey (or ground chicken) 1 medium green bell pepper 4 to 5 cloves of garlic roughly chopped 1 small or medium onion Rigatoni (gluten-free) 1 jar of tomato & basil pasta sauce Black olives (to taste) Extra…

My First Sephora Play Box

For several years, I’ve been getting the Ipsy bag and Birchbox monthly subscriptions for $10 a month. I decided to add the Sephora Play box to the list, and I’m glad I did. All of the products come inside this bag which is cute and can be repurposed. There is a flyer included with a pass…

Bath & Body Works: New Winter Scents & Old Classics

This has been the best year ever for Bath & Body Works scents. They have some new winter scents that I just couldn’t resist. I took one whiff of Coconut Mint Drop and had to buy it. This is a new winter scent with hints of white coconut, iced peppermint, and winter musk. It smells…

Ground Chicken and Black Bean Chili

This is my basic chili recipe. It’s so good. Sometimes I use ground turkey and light and dark kidney beans. Other times, I add a can of sweet corn and stewed tomatoes. In this recipe, I used ground chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil.  The secret ingredient is Chinese five spice which…