Monday, February 23, 2015

CVS Pharmacy Wants You to Share Your Favorite #BeautySecret

I’ve had a lifelong relationship with CVS Pharmacy. Growing up on the east coast it was the only one to visit, really, and now that they’re national, and just down the street from me, it’s where I primarily do my pharmacy shopping.

And how could I not be part of the CVS Beauty Club? My favorite perk is the $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 in beauty purchases I accumulate, which is pretty easy for me to achieve every few weeks!

So this month, I’m happy to announce that I’ve partnered up with CVS Beauty Club to share a favorite #BeautySecret. After running this site for 14+ years, believe me, I’ve got a few! But one of favorites is  using plain ol’ ChapStick on my brows to keep the hairs in place. The main ingredient is Petrolatum so it’s  not sticky at all and there’s just something about the scent of the Classic Original that brings me back to when I first started using it as a kid. 


CVS Beauty Club is hosting a campaign on their Twitter page throughout the month of February and asking their followers to share their own #BeautySecret. They are giving away $50 gift cards, so be sure to tweet your best #BeautySecret for a chance to win and tag @CVSBeautyClub!  

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All words are my own. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Lipstick that Goes With EVERYTHING!

I think it’s more wintery around the country right now than when this Shimmer Glow The Winter Palette Collection came out from DOLCE & GABBANA last month. So I don’t feel so bad taking a few to get to it but I’m glad I did. As seen on the models in their winter runway finale, these Shimmer Lip Lipsticks and Shimmer Powder are for sure the standouts from the collection that just go with everything.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

4 Ways I #BendTheRules with Nail Polish Inspired by HP X360

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by HP. All words are my own.

Painting my nails and everything else started at a very young age for me. Sure decorating my toes and fingertips was fun but I soon realized the versatility of nail polish with its all-in-one high pigment and glossy after I painted my bedpost bright red with pink polka dots one Saturday morning and boy, was my mother mad.

Like nail polish, the new HP x360 also bends the rules and they’re taking it on the road as the sponsor of the most current Top 40 rule bender, Meghan Trainor. And you can follow along with Meghan and “That Bass Tour” here.

And yup, you know the song,

“I’m all about that bass, ‘bout that bass, no treble…”  

This HP x360 sure bends the rules too in that it can be used in 4 different ways – Laptop, Tablet, Tent and Stand, so it really fits every situation you need it to work in.



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Monday, February 16, 2015

Beauty Giveaway to Celebrate 14 years of!

It’s been a super long time since I’ve had a contest and my beauty closet is busting at the seams so to celebrate 14-years of publishing this month, here’s an easy contest to enter!

Cybelesays-contest(click on picture to make it bigger!)

Products included are: L’Oreal, Mary Kay, We See Beauty, Gold N Hot, Pixi Beauty, Cherry Blooms, Dolce & Gabbana, Nyx Cosmetics, Mineral Hygenics, Benefit, Teadora, NCLA, Maybelline, Nepoleon Perdis, Urban Decay, Finishing Touch Elite, Kocostar, Ellison’s Organics, Comodynes, Make Up For Ever, Philosophy, Clairol, Nair, Chanel, Butter London, Chella, Sephora + PANTONE, Clinique, Bare Escentuals, all packed up in a super cute Benefit Cosmetics duffle bag.

Enter below through Rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK! 

*US residents 18+ only.



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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Clean Gets a Tad Heavy with their Latest Scent

I kinda figured that once I smelled one or two CLEAN fragrances I’ve smelled them all but their new Air Eau de Parfum ($38/1oz, $69/2.14oz @ is changing my mind.  

It’s described at a woody floral aldehydic* so it’s a heavier than their tranditional scents, yet clean with floral notes. And what a fitting scent for the season transition we are going into with spring right around the corner!

  • Top notes: Mountain Air Accord, Bergamot Blossoms, Lush Green Accord
  • Middle notes: Sparkling Freesia, Powdered Aldehydes, Dewy Peony
  • Base notes: Enveloping Musk, Cashmere Woods, White Amber


*aldehydic means luminous sparkling top notes that give the fragrance it’s body or opening fizz. Some of the Chanel frags are known for this as is one from JHAG.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lather Gives a Tint

I always say, if you have to moisturize your lips, do it with the shade! I mean, there are so many lip balm options these days that plain and dull ol’ balm with no pizzazz is not the only one.

Just out with their version is LATHER and their three shades of Tinted Lip Balm - Pink Peony (shimmery pink), Plush Plum, and Cinnabar Silk.


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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Easy Breezy with Firmoo

Since having Lasik eye surgery about 6 years ago, I thought, “that’s it. I’ll never have to wear glasses again!” And for someone who grew up pretty much blind without any correction, being able to see clearly before even getting out of bed was seriously something I only dreamed of.

Well hello aging and just one-of-those-things, my eyes have changed and I don’t see as well at night when driving and I for sure can notice the change if I’m watching a movie with subtitles.

So I reluctantly made an appointment to get my eyes checked last year and, yup, I’m back in glasses. Oh well. But I don’t need glasses to read yet and a lot of my friends now do, so I’m lucky in that department.

Maybe this Firmoo company heard that I was back to having to wear glasses because they contacted me last month to see if I wanted to try out a pair. Being someone who previously owned about seven different styles of frames BL (before Lasik), I said yes, for sure! I mean I need to build up my wardrobe again. And it really could not have been easier to pick out a style and order from this global optical online company. I’d never done it before so here’s how it works. 



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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Bobbi Brown Gives Us a Classic Palette

By now we’ve all been inundated with nude palettes and you probably own a couple of the popular palettes by now, right? Well I just can’t seem to get enough and part of me always feels like I’m missing out on a shade included in one. So of course BOBBI BROWN’s Bobbi’s Browns Eye Palette is going on my must-have list! 


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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Never Need Help Putting On a Bracelet Again

I admit I stop on QVC and HSN when channel surfing and quite a few times I’ve bought exactly what they’re talking about at that time. But this next one has to be a necessity for every woman out there!

It’s called QUICK CLASP and it sure is correctly named. What is does is acts as an extra hand when putting on a bracelet.

How many times have you wanted to put on one of your clasp bracelets and spent the next 10 minutes playing chase the closure?? With this, you will get in right every time.


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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Review + Swatches – Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rose

This blush should for sure be filed under this category of too pretty to touch! The limited-edition Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rose is part of the CHANEL Spring 2015 collection and is a duo of pinks to dust your cheeks with. So perrrty!


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