Friday, October 22, 2010


In my drugstore haul, I had said that I was using the Dream Matte Mousse.  I wanted to try a new powder with it.  When I put up my review of the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, which I said I didn't like, I got a lot of comments saying how much they loved the powder.  So, I went back and took it out.
I am so glad I did.  This time I took a powder puff or sponge and pressed it onto my T-zone.  It really made a difference.  When I used a powder brush, it just flew everywhere, but didn't really stay on my face.
If you have oily skin the Matte Mousse and powder are really good products together.  Thanks for all the positive comments on the powder, it made me try it again.

What is the product that you gave a second chance and loved?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I picked up these moccasins a few weeks ago, but it was really warm in California and didn't get a chance to wear them.  Today and this whole week, it's been cold and damp.  The fall weather has arrived.  
These were buy 1 pair of shoes and get 1/2 off the second pair at Off Saks Fifth.  I got a pair for my daughter too.  They are really soft , warm and comfy.  
When I was at Rite-Aid last week, I went down their shoe/slipper aisle.  I saw so many cute winter booties, slippers, and shoes.  They had a pair of moccasins in a camel color I liked. I think they were $10-15.  They always have sales, so I'm going back to see what I can find for those cold fall/winter mornings.  
Drugstores carry everything now.  What was the most interesting thing you've found or bought at a drugstore?

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Rite-Aid had 40% off Maybelline last week and I picked up a few things to try and to review.  I had tried the Dream Matte Mousse a long time ago and I liked it.  I can say this much so far, I really love it.  The powder foundation is great too.  the Colossal mascara is a shiny black, but it has this scent that I am not too fond of.

My Hard Candy bronzer broke, and I found this pretty matte bronzer by NYC.  It comes in 2 shades and doesn't make the face look shiny, glittery, or ashy.

I tired a couple of shades of the Wet and Wild Nail polish, but they chipped off too quick.  The Mega Last is a bit better.

Finally, a Revlon Matte lipstick from the new collection in Smoked Peach 013.  It's a very pretty perfect coral.  I love the matte shades from Revlon. They are really pigmented and have staying power.

These are really some first impressions.  I'll have to do some better reviews when I have used them longer.  I have to say how much I have been loving drugstore products.  They have come a long way.

What was your latest drugstore find?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Shopping in my makeup stash I found this Obssesive Compulsive Lip Tar I got at IMATS.  It's in the color Melange.

When I first tried it on I was not in love. It felt gloopy and just too much. It ran above my lip line and stuck on to my teeth.  
 When I found it again, I figured out I was putting it on wrong.  You just need a small amount.  A little goes a long way.  A lip brush or just using your finger is the best way to put it on.  
I love this color.  It's a beautiful smokey coral and it has amazing staying power.  I used some on my cheeks and it looked so pretty too.  
They come in a wide range of colors. I saw Some of the new shades the have and the look very wearable.  Some of the shades are too much color and pigmentation.  Look at swatches before you order because they turn out just like the color in the tube.
They are $12.50 FOR 8ML, but a little goes a long way.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


It's been a crazy couple of weeks.  Two weeks ago I got a call that my aunt had passed away. It was 1 month before her 60th birthday.  She had been fighting Cancer, an awful word, for a couple of years.  She was getting weaker, but on the day she passed, she was going to being released from the hospital.   Even though we all knew she was so sick, it was a complete shock.  I flew back to Michigan right away for the funeral.

What I wanted to say is that don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how much they mean to you, how much you love them, and appreciate what they have done for you.  I saw my aunt last summer and we talked and laughed, and I told her I love her and hugged her as hard as I could.  I wanted her to know how much she meant to me.  I was lucky, but unlucky too because I wasn't there more for her, or my cousin who was taking care of her for the last years.  I was 2,000 miles away.  I always talked to my cousin and told her I was here for her if she wanted to talk, yell, cry, or scream.  I was going to be strong for her when she couldn't be strong for herself.  It all feels not enough still.

Appreciate the people you love everyday and tell them how you feel about them whenever you can.  There is no better feeling than knowing you are so loved.  Be there for all the good times and even more in the bad.
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