IPSY Bag: September 2019

IPSY calls this a “celestially-inspired bag” …but I’m not inspired by the design. I like the color though. Mauve is the theme for September’s bag. OFRA x Madison Liquid Lipstick in the color, Oh My Ry Ry. I didn’t like the color or texture of this lipstick. I’ll blend it with a darker color and…

Sephora Playbox: September 2019

I’ve been getting my monthly Sephora Playbox for more than a year, and I’m never disappointed. For $10 a month, I receive six trial samples from high-end brands. Benefit’s Gimme Brow Gel in the Natural Deep Brown color is one of my favorite eyebrow products. Lancome’s Monsieur Big Mascara. Hope this works. It’s $25 for a…

My Favorite Fall Nude Lipsticks

I like vibrant colors but sometimes, you just want to put on a neutral lipgloss or lipstick. I’ve collected a few ….thanks to my favorite store Marshall’s. Marc Jacobs New Nudes Lipstick in the color May Day. This is a matte cocoa color that is a gorgeous nude for women of color. $8.9    …

Do These $160 Face Masks Really Work?

These 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Masks are favorites of makeup artists to the stars. They contain 24-karat gold and Rosa Damascena. I received them in my FabFitFun subscription box. You get five masks for $160. Celebrities rave about these masks, but do they really work? I gave one a try. The mask smells amazing….

Fall Decor-Dollar Tree & Marshall’s

It’s time to pull out the fall decor.  Every year, I like to change up my fall home decorations. That can be pricey so I like to shop around for the best deals. Let’s start with Dollar Tree. Of course, every item costs a dollar. I grabbed the last of these fabric pumpkins. I was…

My Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist Collection

I’m not a perfume girl. I like to layer fine fragrance mists along with my body wash and lotions. They come in a wide variety of scents, and they’re much more affordable. Recently, I expanded my collection. I paid anywhere from $3 to $5 for each of these body mists at Bath & Body Works….

My Favorite Things-August 2019

    This sample of Dr. Dennis Gross Eye Serum gets the job done. That’s saying a lot when it comes to my under-eye baggage. The eye serum costs $69.00 at Dr. Dennis Gross.   This sample of SOL Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream is almost gone. It smells like coconut and cream. You can buy it…

Fall Candles: How To Get The Best Deals!

My go-to place for candles is Bath & Body Works. So far, I’m building up my fall collection which starts with pumpkin and gourmet scents. They have the best scents, and they guarantee their candles. So if you don’t like a candle, you can take it back and exchange it even if you’ve burned it….

Quick Homemade Chicken Soup

If you’re like me, you’ve been fighting this bug that’s floating around. It’s finally getting the best of me. So I put together a pot of homemade chicken soup. It’s super easy and better than anything you’ll buy in a can. You more than likely have all the ingredients at home. Ingredients: 1 Rotisserie Chicken…

Summer Days: International Fruits, Veggies & Desserts

When I was a small-town reporter living in rural areas, there was nothing to do. If there was, I couldn’t afford it. I quickly learned to amuse myself by site seeing. Recently, I visited an international food store. I was intrigued by the wide variety of unique fruits and vegetables. Piles of ginger root.  …