Snow Glow

One of my all-time favorite movies is "Beautiful Girls". The cast is great, the plot entertaining, but more than anything, I love how it truly captures how cold winters are in Minnesota. It reminds me of my hometown and why I still live here even when I'm a summer girl at heart. The other thing [...]

Beauty Products Blast From The Past

The other night I was racking my brain trying to remember the name of the hairspray I loved in high school. Many brands came to mind-Finesse, Salon Selective's, Aussie, Rave, Final Net, ect., but they weren't what I was looking for. I hit the internet in search of my beloved hair spray. While I didn't [...]

Clearly Waterproof

Waterproof mascara. I am so not a fan. I have never met a formula that has worked for me and it's hard on the pocketbook when I constantly experiment with something new. It's a necessity in life, especially during the summer months, but man oh man... I just want something that is as terrific as [...]

5 Minute Face

I love my morning routine. There's something very comforting about having a regime. It gets my day off to the right start and sets the stage. But just because I enjoy applying lotions and potions, it doesn't mean I want it to take forever. Let's be real, most of us have a limited amount of [...]

Outrageous Lashes

Another day, another new mascara. They pop up constantly and, of course, I have to try them all. My latest experiment was with the new Sephora Collection Outrageous Mascara. This is a volumizing mascara that is supposed to give you pumped-up, glamorous lashes. What sets it apart from other mascaras is the triple loaded brush. [...]

Primed Lashes

My Grandma was recently very intrigued by my eyelashes and how long they are. I've shared many of my secrets, but only briefly mentioned the true key to outrageous lashes. I've learned, through many trials and errors, that there is not (for me) one quick fix product. It's a combination of several amazing items that [...]

The Perfect Gift Sets

Every year during my teen years I would ask for and receive the Estee Lauder Holiday gift set. It always seemed so magical to me to have this fabulous kit full of wonderful makeup. To this day, they still offer their amazing sets. It got me wondering what other gift sets are available this holiday [...]

Twilight Beauty

Does anyone not know that today is the release of "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1" (long title!)? It's probably one of the most anticipated movies of the year. I'll admit, I was very anti-Twilight at first. But my friends convinced me to read the books and I got hooked. I will be one of [...]

False Lashes

I wasn't in the market for a new mascara as I'm quite happy with my Doll Lash Mascara. But, advertising wins again. I saw the commercial for Loreal's new Voluminous False Fiber Mascara and had to give it a try. What intrigued me was the fiber aspect. I had a great eyebrow product that used [...]

Doll Eyes

Just like red lipstick, I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect mascara. All I want is to find one that lengthens, thickens, darkens, and doesn't clump. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so. I have tested dozens of mascaras-from high end to drugstore-and have yet to be 100% satisfied. Most days I [...]