My 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty

  When outofsmudges posted her 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty on her blog, a throwback to when the theme was circulating online beauty communities a while back, I thought it'd be fun to do my own version. So here they are: My beauty picks for greed, wrath, gluttony, sloth, pride, lust and envy! GREED: What is … Continue reading My 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty

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Estée Lauder’s Latest Gift With Purchase Is Sooo Good

  One of my earliest beauty memories — and some of my happiest with my mom — was going to the Estée Lauder counter at whatever department store was offering a gift with purchase that month. We would peruse all the gilded jars and bottles and lipsticks — this was our candy store — eager … Continue reading Estée Lauder’s Latest Gift With Purchase Is Sooo Good

Don’t Just Slather — Be Smart About Hydrating Your Dry Winter Skin

  It's right around this time of year that my skin starts to get that "tight" feeling around my cheekbones and eyes by midday. This never used to happen, having had more normal-oily combination skin all my life, as opposed to dry-oily. But now that I'm in my 40s, what was once the happy-normal half of … Continue reading Don’t Just Slather — Be Smart About Hydrating Your Dry Winter Skin