For the Makeup Loving Mom!

When I give my Mother-in-Law gifts sets of Makeup, her daughters fight her for every single item. "You won't use that, Mom", or "That color is not you!" is what I hear from them arguing for at least an hour after she opens it. It is so cute, and she always wins, keeping it all. I never fail when it comes to giving her makeup, and  if your Mom loves makeup, you won't go wrong with any of these picks.


Bring on the Caribbean Heat!

It is so nice and sunny and warm here in New England, that I thought it was about time to break out this new beauty from LORAC. 

lorac_carribean_heat.jpgThis Caribbean Heat Bronzer Palette has three complimentary shades in it to give me the most beautiful, bronzy glow. I just swirl the great little bronzing brush that came with it, all over the powder, and apply. I then used just a bit of the lightest peachy/pink and put that up higher on my cheekbones, over my chin, nose, forehead, and on my brow bone. It is a simple, but beautiful bronzed look.

This palette is just onto shelves now at or Sephora for $28.00. 

Bring on the HEAT! 


Another Great Marketing Ploy or Is This Stuff the New Fountain of Youth?

The search for the fountain of youth continues...

boots.jpgI have been seeing this on my local news all day. Supposedly women are calling and e-mailing local television stations to find out where to get the Number Seven Cream. Well, the cream is actually a serum, from Best Selling UK Beauty Brand Boots.

Boots recently launched in the United States, and the PR people have certainly done a great job of getting this "anti-aging miracle serum" out there.

From what I hear locally, it is selling out at Target. So is this just great marketing? Public Relations? Or does this serum really work?

You know I will definitely put it to the test as soon as I can get my hands on it.

First off, this serum carries a different name here in the United States. It is the Restore & Renew Beauty Serum. Here is the description from the Boots website. "Reveal younger looking, beautifully refined skin with this powerful blend of caring and skin restoring ingredients. Light and non-greasy, it glides on instantly softening and smoothing your skin. Then, with regular use, it works to renew your complexion, restoring radiance and helping to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks. With concentrated levels of our unique antioxidant complex and skin-firming pro-retinol complex to boost and maintain skin's elasticity.
Created with Care. We've created this hypo-allergenic product using only ingredients we know and trust. It has been tried and tested by guests with even the most sensitive skin, so you'll know it will be good to yours. Dermatologically tested."

From the frenzy of it all, if you want to try this beauty out, you better run - not walk to your nearest CVS or Target, as that is the only place you will find it here in the US. You will find it for $21.99.