Erborian Matte Lip (Soft-As-Powder Lip Balm)- Swatches, Quick Review, and Ingredients

Erborian is a Korean brand.  I never got into the Korean beauty trend (it seems to cater to oily skin and I have dry skin; seems to offer many face “whitening” products, whereas I want face self-tanner, etc.).  I just don’t feel it especially meets my needs. So I had […]

Derma•e Essentials Collection Radiant Glow Face Oil and Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil – Review & Ingredients

Derma•e is a mainstay in my skincare arsenal.  I have purchased more Derma•e items than I can count, especially the Vitamin A toner and cleanser.  These are marked with a red icon (“Anti-Wrinkle” collection) and contain the all-important vitamin A / retinol, and natural acids. But my favorite group now […]

Frank Body Lip Balm (Clear) & Lip Tint (Cherry Bomb) – Review, Ingredients, & Swatches

Recently I did some online shopping at Bloomingdale’s. It’s not one of my regular beauty depots (which are Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, and Target.com (sometimes Target in-store too)).  But there is no reason for me not to shop there, because, of course, Bloomingdales is a browser click away now, as opposed […]

Sunshine on My Hair Blues – Reviews & Photos of France Luxe and L Erickson Hair Accessories

I’ve been quiet lately.  Or more accurately, my blog has been quiet.  But that does not mean I have stopped hauling new cosmetics or haven’t been making better friends with ones I already know.  So, what have I been obsessed with lately?  Well, it’s something unusual for me…. accessories! It’s […]

Diptyque New York Candle: Review of a Masterpiece

If it’s a new candle, I want it. I don’t feel the need to try every new perfume or home spray, but I will do most everything in my power to get boutique exclusive or limited edition Diptyque candles.   New York is a limited edition candle sold exclusively in […]