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Best Beauty Products of 2012

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2012 is almost at its close and it is time again for the annual best of the year awards. The list below are my favorite products that I covered in 2012. Click through the links to read the original reviews. You can also see previous years here: Best of 2011 Best of 2010 Best of [...]

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Six Top Fall and Winter Nail Polish Shades

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As the seasons change, so should nail polish. The bright, bold colors of spring and summer may not work as well when the leaves start to turn. Consider switching to a new polish for fall and winter. There is an array of colors that are stylish and reflect the color palette of the season. Fall [...]

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NARS Night Series Eyeshadow Palette Review

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today we have a reader/guest review of a classic NARS Eye shadow Palette. You really can’t go wrong with this one! This updated version of the Nars Night Series palette includes all of my old favorites, plus some great new additions to the Night Series shades. The palette features six colors and a full-sized mirror. [...]

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NARS Fall Collection High Society Eye Trio Look and Swatches

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NARS has some nice items in their fall collection, included are the NARS High Society Eye Shadow Trio and the NARS Multiple in Undress Me. I was sent those items for review and did a look using them, along with a few other NARS products and products from a few other brands. You can see [...]

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5 Beauty Products to Try This Summer

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It is important to update your beauty arsenal as you make the transition from cool weather to warm weather. Just as you have to fight the cold winter air that dries out  hair and skin, you must adjust your beauty routine to stand up to heat and humidity. Ideally, beauty products should give way to [...]

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Makeup Wars: MAC Satin Taupe Swatches

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Welcome to the first edition of Makeup Wars, where beauty bloggers get together and battle it out with features of their favorite products! Episode One starts with the Battle of the Taupes. My favorite is MAC Satin Taupe, with NARS Lhasa a close second, so I am providing both for purposes of comparison. To see [...]

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Keeping it Clean: Makeup Removal and Cleansing

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Clean skin is an essential step to healthy and beautiful skin. Properly removing makeup can avoid blocked pores and acne, while using the right cleanser can improve your skins overall appearance and texture. But using the wrong cleanser can be disastrous.  Some cleansers can strip your face of natural oils, doing more harm than good, [...]

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NARS Lhasa Swatch and Review

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The Nars Spring Collection has a number of pretty items it, but my attention was quickly drawn to two: (1) The Lhasa Eye Shadow, which is a pretty silver grey that is akin to a deep taupe. Being a taupe fan, I wanted to try it,, and (2) The Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil. [...]

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The 12 days of Beauty: 12 Luxury Holiday Beauty Gifts

The article below, syndicated from Total Beauty is focused on the 12 days of Christmas in terms of beauty gifts, many of which are luxury items.  While it says to pamper yourself, and you certainly could get these items to do that, it also really is a neat little gift guide, since it points out [...]

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Nars Fall Collection Palettes

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The fall collections are arriving and new for fall from NARS Cosmetics are two  palettes in new packaging—each comes  in a NARS-logo zippered case. The Nars fall palettes include two signature NARS cheek products and a range of either eye or lip shades that are designed to be worn together or alone. The Nars standard [...]

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