Review: Skinfood Steam Milk Mask Cream

I discovered Skinfood about a year ago when I started getting into Korean skincare products and the multi-step routine (see my post about that here). Korean women are known for their beautiful skin and take great care of it, so that's something I've been trying to do after years of neglecting it.  I've seen so much improvement in the clarity, pores, and lines and wrinkles....more

Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick Review Sparkling Sand. Benefit Watts Up Dupe!

I recently got a deluxe sample of Benefit's Watts Up highlighting stick, and I've been loving it!  I never knew quite what to do with liquid highlighters so the stick makes it pretty much foolproof- a little swipe across the tops of my cheekbones, maybe a little on the brow bones, and voila!  Instant subtle glow.   ...more

Make it Stay Hair Primer and Style Extender Review

Do you spend tons of time either curling or straightening your hair in the morning, only to have it revert back to it's natural state before the day is even half over?  So frustrating!  I have straight hair, but I love to add in some beachy waves now and then.  Unfortunately, it tends to fall flat by lunchtime, and all that work goes down the drain....more

Splurge! Bite's New Agave Lip Mask Review

I got a Sephora gift card for Christmas and it took me forever to figure out what to spend it on.  I had heard about Bite Beauty's Agave Lip Mask, which just came out recently, but before I spent $26 of my gift card on a lip product, I checked out some online reviews.  Currently, there are 69 reviews on and it has a 5 star rating, and shows a rating of 4.8 out of 5.  So I felt pretty comfortable with my purchase....more
I was looking at this when I was in Sephora last week, I didn't purchase it because I was just ...more

L'Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher Review- Does it Work?

L'Oreal's new Youth Code Pore Vanisher ($19.99) claims to actually shrink your pores in one month.  When I saw that on the display at the drugstore, I was pretty skeptical.  I read a ton of beauty magazines, and have since my early teens, and the one thing all the experts are always saying is that you can visually minimize pores, but nothing can actually shrink them....more
I just bought this last night.  I have really bad skin and I am using REtin A at night.  Wanted ...more

Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner Review. Wen dupe!

 Cleansing conditioners have finally hit the drugstores! If you're a fan of co-washing, or if you love Wen, you're going to LOVE this. ...more
Do you use shampoo too? Or do you just use the conditioner in your hair every other day? Also, ...more

Physicians Formula Touch Of Glow Concealer Highlighter is a Touche Eclat Dupe.

Sometimes, a product's packaging is so darn adorable, that I just have to have it. The new Physicians Formula Nude Wear line is so pretty, I had to practice major restraint to only buy one product (I am on a budget after all!).So I settled on the Touch of Glow Highlighter and Concealer, which I thought could be a drugstore dupe for YSL's Touche Eclat (more on that in a little bit!). But first, the packaging, OMG!!!...more

NYX Cream Eyeshadow Review- Frost Beige, Suede, Copper and Chocolate swatches.

As soon as I heard about the new NYX cream eyeshadows, I knew I had to try them right away!  I used to hate cream eyeshadows, due to their creasing and inability to stay put for any length of time, but since I tried Maybelline's Color Tattoo cream shadows, my opinion has changed.  I was  anxious to find out if these were just as fabulous...The NYX Cream Shadows come in 24 shades- here are 11 of them:...more

L'Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter Review vs Maybelline Dream Lumi Illuminating Concealer Review

I decided to review the new L'Oreal Magic Lumi highlighter and the Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer at the same time so that I could compare them side by side....more
I just bought the loreal version and love it but agree about the under eye wrinkle thing. I'll ...more

NYX Doll Eyes Volumizing Mascara Review

Part three of my NYX haul is my review of their Doll Eyes Mascara.  The Doll Eyes collection features three mascaras-  volumizing, lengthening, and waterproof.  I decided to go with the volumizing one.  It was $9 at Harmons.  You can also get it at