My Holy Grail Primer and Foundation


In the evolution of my makeup wearing life I have had a very few beloved foundations. L'Oreal Visuelle. Revlon New Complexion. Bare Minerals. Foundations that gave me the coverage I craved and made my skin look like I wished that it did, without makeup; even toned, smooth, pretty. It's been a while since I've had a foundation that makes me completely happy, when I apply it. A foundation that I can call my Holy Grail. Today, I'm sharing with you my holy grail face primer and foundation. Read on to find out why I love these products, so much.

Fashion Flash for the Week of 4/9


Fashion Flash is Live and this week, it is being hosted by the fabulous Cindy of Prime Beauty.

My Top Ten Beauty Tips from Love Your Age The Small Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life



Welcome to the Fashion Flash Book Tour featuring Love Your Age The Small Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life by Barbara Hanna Grufferman.

This post was originally slated to be a book review post but it became apparent, in pretty short order that yours truly is not cut out to be a book reviewer! I decided to change tack and I hope that I did the book some justice. 

Refresh Your Complexion with Osmosis Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask


Osmosis Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask is a treat for dry skin.

The scent of sweet, ripe mangoes. A buttery smooth texture. A pampered, refreshed complexion. What do all of these things have in common?

This Spring Try Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Body Mousse For Soft and Pampered Skin


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If there is one thing I know about getting older, it is that taking care of my skin is becoming more and more of a challenge. Happily, I have a partner to help me and you can, too.

Fashion Flash | Spring Has Sprung

It is spring, at last. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, the buds are bursting and my allergies are on a mission to completely destroy me. Ahhh... The season of renewal.



This week's Fashion Flash is ready for spring! From fitness tips to trivia to beauty goodies curated for the season all you need to know is right here, at your fingertips so kick back, read and enjoy.

The Best Spring Blushes for Fair Skin | Save, Spend and Splurge

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Spring has sprung, in my part of the country and my thoughts are turning to the perfect blush colours to wear on my fair skin as the days warm up and my allergies shift into high gear in their never ending quest to do me in, once and for all. Today, the Makeup Wars bloggers are sharing some of our favorite blushes for spring. I did some stash diving and I came up with three pink and three coral blushes perfect for the bright, warm days ahead. I decided to choose blushes in different price points so that everyone can find something fresh and pretty for the new season.

But First, Fashion Flash


Good Monday morning, all! I am beginning my week with two of my favorite things... Guzzling coffee and reading Fashion Flash, hosted by the marvelous Mary Lou of Second Lives Club. Grab your favorite morning elixir and head on over to read up on a great sunscreen to protect your delicate flower face, fun purple nail polish, fitness inspo and so much more.

Have a beautiful week, everyone.

Four Purple OPI Polishes Everyone Needs

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Makeup Wars is celebrating the Pantone Color of the Year, Ultraviolet and I'm sharing with you my picks for the four purple OPI nail polishes that everyone needs. 

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First, please allow me to apologize. My camera is no longer picking up purple as well as it used to so these polishes do not translate anywhere close to true to life.

OPI You're Such a Budapest, a gentle lavender crelly enhanced by the finest of multicoloured sparkles.

OPI Do You Lilac It? is a beautiful lilac creme. This beloved core line shade screams spring.

OPI Do You Have this Colour in Stockholm? Intense, perfect royal purple creme.

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, this deep, dark true purple is the queen of all of the vampy polishes.

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Behold swatches, from index to pinkie, in the order listed above.

All four of these polishes have a flawless formula, they all apply like a dream and are perfect in three easy coats.

If you're looking for new to your stash nail polishes to celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year, grab one or all of these exceptional OPI purples and splash them all over your nails!

Scroll to the end of this post to read the purple picks from my fellow Makeup Wars bloggers!

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Dermalogica Double Cleanse for Spring Fresh Skin Every Day

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Double cleansing is having a major moment, both in the beauty world and in my skin care routine! Taking care of my complexion is major, for me and I'm always happy to try new, quality skin care that helps me do just that. If you'd like to know more, read on.

Fashion Flash is Live


Fashion Flash is live and this week's host is Society Wellness. This week's edition will inspire and entertain you so hop over and take a look!

Makeup Wars - This Winter's Must Have Product That I'm Loving

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This edition of Makeup Wars is This Winter's Must Have Product that I'm Loving. While I haven't been using this particular product for very long, I'm already in love with it! I mean, Alpha Hydroxy Acid? Almost overnight, visible results that I can really feel? Yeah. This is my must have skin care product for winter and I think that, once you've taken a look, it will soon become one of yours, as well.

Is the Erno Laszlo White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel Worth the Exorbitant Price Point?


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I don't know about you but I am always happy to find fantastic skin care products that help my complexion to look it's very best and, if they slow the advance of the effects of time, all the better! But in this case, are the results worth the exorbitant price point?

Fashion Flash - Dead of Winter Edition

It's my turn to host Fashion Flash and I thought that since it's the dead of winter, that's what I'd name this edition.


If any of you read my last post, you know that I've been down with the plague. I'm happy to say that I'm feeling much better and aside from a bit of residual cough that will fade away, in time I am almost back up to full steam and I'm ready to get back to my old blog. It's a quiet Sunday night, here. I'm working on this post and my husband is watching Bad Santa. Okay, I need to stop getting distracted by the TV and just buckle down.

Some of My Favorite Fragrances from Define Me

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So, here I sit, sicker than a dog with the plague (curse my husband into next year for passing this virus on to me... I will have my revenge) trying to prod my brain into action and my fingers into doing their clumsy dance across my keyboard and compose this post. I need to write about fragrance for this edition of Makeup Wars when I'd so much rather be vegging out by my fireplace, sipping on a mug of boiling hot chicken soup and binging something on Netflix.