Saturday, September 13, 2014



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love those boxes from Sephora!

I had the pleasure of winning a $50 Sephora GC from the absolutely beautiful, hilarious and slave to her cat lady, Karen at If you have not had the pleasure to check out her blog, jump on that fast as this lady knows her stuff and gives incredible comprehensive reviews, swatches and a side dish of humor and lifestyle. Do it I tell ya, do it!!!

Anything Sephora is fun and because I won it in my birthday month it made it even better! I absolutely love Givenchy's 4-1 mascara and this little kit had a full size mascara with a mini lipstick. I have never had the pleasure to try Givenchy lippies and this was a divine experience. Although this lippie addict needs another lippie like I need another hole in my head! Becca's Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Lychee/Opal was an addition I really wanted and was so excited to receive. Also because I had accumulated some points I got the Origins deluxe sample skincare set and ohhhh can't wait to dive into these. I have loved Origin's since the late 80's.

Sure made a yucky end to the month a bit more exciting, nothing like a little Sephora goodie box to brighten up my skin and eyes :). What have you gotten from Sephora lately? Do tell! Blessings, Sherry

Loreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

Loreal swatches from top:
White cream in Medium
Anti Fatigue

I didn't "need" these but had to have them! The regular white cream changes on my skin to a medium coverage and I have noticed that I use less base. They are not billed as primers and yet make my face smooth and even before my base. I am pleased with the product. The Anti-fatigue ( hey we all need all the help we can get when the sleep is lacking!) evens and brightens my face and is light and easy to apply. They are surprisingly moisturizing and work to make my face look so much better. Overall I am pleased with the results. They are a bit pricey for a drugstore product but am ok with buying something that gives me an edge.

Easy to blend and a little goes a long way. Loreal has come out with some incredible products lately and I am pleased to get some great products for a fraction of the price. Have you used these products/ What are your thoughts? Do tell! Sherry

The new Stila palettes are to die for!

Stila eyes are the windows Shadow Palette- MIND

I do NOT need another palette girls! But this one was calling my name LOUD :). It has a lot of matte shadows (necessary for older hooded lids IMO). There are a few that have minimal shimmer and work really well to lighten up my eyes. I have a challenge to myself to use a different lipstick a day, different eyeshadow a day and different blush a day. Primarily because I am in a rut and also because I have so many products that languish in my makeup case!

Stila has always been a brand that I love and this is no different. The shadows are: (L column top to bottom to R) Brilliance, Imagination, Genius, Understanding. Middle column: Instinct, Observation, Will, Perception. Last column: Reason, Thinker, Creativity, Intellect.

I love these names as they are in line with the Mind. They are buttery smooth, last all day (with primer) and have some great pigmentation. The other 3 in the launch have some serious shine and shimmer (read glitter) and although beautiful are not for me. I am pleased and excited about this palette and can't wait to dive into looks to wear. Yeppers, I feel the price is worth it and am not sure if these are LE or not. So grab 'em while you can ladies! They are available at Ulta and Sephora while they are available!~ Sherry

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Urban Decay Flushed

With the launch of the new UD Naked blush palettes, I had to show you my "old school" palette that came out a couple of years ago. This was the original blush palette and it has been a staple in my rotation. It contains a blush, bronzer and highlighter. Makes for a very handy palette, especially for travel or purse. The swatches are shown very heavily swatched and doesn't show the bit of shimmer in the product. Not overly so that you feel like disco ball fiasco, but a nice shimmer that is seriously a lit from within look. I like that it is virtually foolproof for those of us (me) that need a palette that carries all I need for a cheek look without worrying myself to distraction!

Urban Decay just totally rocks! I have a large amount of their products and love each and every one of them. There aren't many misses in their line and although they have some high prices, I believe they are totally worth it. This palette is proof that they know how to put together complimentary items to give you a product that works.

Are you interested in the new Naked blush palettes? Do you own this one? I would be interested to hear your thoughts, so dish ladies! Sherry

Dior Hydralife BB

I am firmly in the BB/CC craze and don't care LOL! Most of my BB and CC creams have been drugstore or inexpensive ones and having a giftcard made me want a higher end BB cream (don't ask me why, could have purchased a lot more:). So to my local Sephora I went and swatched away and this one caught my eye and heart. It was purely an impulse buy as I hadn't read reviews or looked it up prior to purchasing. But there was just something about having a Dior product and a BB cream at that!

This BB cream is seriously smooth, pretty sheer and blends like a dream. It covers my redness and hyper-pigmentation really well. I still need to use a concealer on the spots as well as under eye circles that I sport. Overall, it's impressive. It has an SPF 30 which let's face it is a necessary evil. What better way than to have this included in my BB! It actually dries down to a semi matte finish and although it doesn't last my full 12 hour shift, it gets pretty darn close. The oxymoron is that it hydrates my normal to dry skin and gives a sheer medium coverage (if that makes any sense!). I am so glad that I decided to purchase this and albeit there was no research, it became a favorite base in a hurry.

Have you used the Dior Hydralife BB? I have read reviews on Sephora and there are mixed reviews for sure. Take it from me, my older skin is loving this stuff. Would love to hear your thoughts! Sherry

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

When life gets really brown

Within the last 2 weeks I have had a car accident leaving me without transportation, a severe 72 hour migraine with non-stop vomiting and just general life blah's. Not a great time at all let me tell ya. I have struggled to get back to some kind of normalcy, mainly as people with chronic pain or illness know that just to get up and shower and brush your teeth is a very big deal. It took me almost 3 days to do these very small and normal things. Today I am being still, letting myself get my energy back and eating lightly as to keep things down and make sure the razor's edge I live on with my migraines can very well turn. I am possibly getting my car back from the mechanic shop tomorrow and my fingers are crossed for that (my insurance company rocks!). I love my blog and I love being a nurse and when I get as down as I have been for that last 2 weeks I have to remember to really take care of myself first. Very hard for the caretaker in me.

So ladies, thank you for continuing to read this slice of my world and for following me and posts will be back on schedule by the end of this week. I appreciate those who have asked after me and for the people who support me. Blessings to ya'll, Sherry