The Husband Cooks: Chipotle Bacon Salmon Sliders

Chipotle Salmon Sliders

When my husband and I first moved in together we decided upon a cooking schedule were we each cook three days a week. Since I was all “let me impress my man” I was getting down with the getting down in the kitchen and all he was serving me was baked Chicken breast, brown rice, [...]

Shopping My Stash and Creating Magic Volume 1

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I don’t consider myself to be a pro at doing makeup nor do I consider myself an expert on the proper use of each product. What I do know is that I’ve been hoarding this mass collection of beauty products that I honestly don’t give enough attention. This last month I decided that if I [...]

Time of the Month Indulgence without the Guilt-Zucchini Nachos

Zuchini Nachos

Will power is something that must be consciously maintained. I’d like to think when I’m serious and focused I can say no to fatty foods, sweet treats, and other things that will ruin my diet. Usually the hardest times for me are during that dreaded week of my period. My will power is usually out [...]

MakeUp Wars: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Review

  In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the movie Pulp Fiction Urban Decay release an entire Pulp Fiction collection. Pulp Fiction came out when I was a young girl and I wasn’t allowed to watch it so I really can’t say that I know anything about the movie. I do know that it was [...]

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers Swatches

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     I am so glad Milani Cosmetics changed their Nail Lacquer formula because I was not a huge fan of that fast dry sticky tacky stuff that they’ve been selling.  The new Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquers are a huge improvement. They go on nice and smooth and come in an array of colors, [...]

Not Your Grandmothers Floral -Florabotanica Balenciaga Perfume

FloraBotanica Balenciaga

 “The wearer is beautiful but dangerous, like some rare botanical species” I pride myself on being a fragrance connoisseur. I love to have different scents for all the seasons as well as scents for different occasions. Florabotnica Balenciaga is definitely not your grandmothers Floral perfume. Unlike scents from the past, this one is super complex [...]

Fall Beauty Trends with Macy’s Impulse Beauty

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Just last week I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Impulse Beauty at Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia. If you didn’t know, Macy’s Impulse beauty is home to some of the most popular and prestigious names in beauty and they even have their own Urban Decay Boutique!!  The event was hosted by [...]

Feeling Beautiful with Skintimate


I made my legs happy with Skintimate as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SkintimateStars though all opinions are my own. Judging by this photo you can probably already tell that I have a very complicated Beauty Routine. Between skin care, color correcting, highlight and contouring, and adding eyeshadow it sorta “takes a village” [...]

The Hit and Misses of Studded Kisses from Kat Von D.

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I’m kind of surprised that I’m so late to get hip to the Kat Von D craze. When I saw the Kat Von D Studded Lipsticks on the Sephora website I knew I had to pick some up, and when they arrived I went back to the store and picked up even more!  This hybrid [...]

Top Ten Tuesday: Essential MakeUp Brushes

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So how many Make Up Brushes does one really need to create an every day face? Foundation Brushes, Eye Brushes, Lip Brushes, and there are even brushes for brows. Do you need to own one for every single thing? I say not at all! For me, there’s only ten as I try to use brushes [...]

Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Soup

      This summer was the first time I tried my hand at growing my own Zucchini and Squash and I’ll admit it’s been one huge lesson after another. Next year, I think I’m going to stick with Zucchini as it’s proven to be a bit more prolific than the squash and we’ve been [...]

New Nars Cosmetics Audacious Lipstick, Go Get One!

Nars Cosmetics Audacious Lipstick

   “A lipstick so creamy and pigmented you won’t want anything else.”  NARS pays tribute to its beginnings with the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection: lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is absolutely audacious. There are 40 shades in this brand new collection with ten being sold exclusively at Barney’s [...]

NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit Brings the Sexy to Fall

Narsissit Smokey Eye Compact

  The Narsissist Smokey Eye Kit is the second edition in the Nars Makeup Bag Must Have’s. The Kit contains a compact featuring three of Nars most coveted shades along with a wide contour eyeshadow travel brush and a Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner. The rich shades of shadow highlighted in the palette include Madrague [...]

Ginger and Liz Mani-Pink Lemonade


This has been such an amazing summer.  When school got out I was determined to make this the most fun summer we’ve ever had.  And judging by the emptiness of our sunscreen bottles, the miles on my SUV  and the depth of our tans I’d say we’ve been successful.  Thinking about this one night as [...]

Create Brighter Eyes With Only one Product

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  We’ve all been there, all night parties, late night study sessions, or just not getting enough sleep. You wake up and you look like death warmed over.. or just to be nicer you look plain tired. Usually when I’m feeling like this I honestly don’t even feel like putting on makeup the next day [...]

How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

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Does the size of beauty or nail stash determine your social status? Do you have a helmer or Ikea Alex unit dedicated to your Nail polish collections? If you do consider yourselves among the elite of beauty hoarders collectors. With the new dawn of social media outlets allowing beauty bloggers to easily share instant picture [...]

black Up Cosmetics Lipsticks are Love in a Tube

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Okay now in my last post about black Up Cosmetics lipsticks I squealed about there Matte Formulation and the amazing pigmentation. I was received a Matte lipstick as well as a Satin Finish Lipstick that I’m sharing with you on the blog today. Both colors are absolutely supberb with a long wear formula to win [...]

Crabtree and Evelyn New Nail Polish

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  Today I have for review two beautiful polishes from Crabtree and Evelyn.  These are from their Nud-est collection which consists of four barely there colors.  C&E have quite an impressive line of colors in their regular line of polishes along with nail care items.  The two colors I reviewed were Peaches And Cream and [...]