Thursday, August 21, 2014

A giveaway going on at Addicted to all Things Pretty!

The beautiful Krissy at is hosting a L'Occitane giveaway! Haul butt ladies over there and check out her blog and her giveaway! Good luck :) Sherry

Watch this space for a 500 follower giveaway!

I have been really blessed with some awesome ladies following my blog and it has grown beyond my wildest expectations! So on the day that I hit 500 followers I have a really exciting giveaway. So be sure and keep an eye out ladies because I want to share some kick ass products with the blogging community. I never expected to get this far and can't wait to see the growth that happens in the future.

Thank you to all who follow me now and read my posts and comment. Ya'll totally rock! Sherry

Lip Monthly monthly bag

Left Clockwise:
City Color Magic Balm
Jessies's Girl Liquid Glass in Gypsy
City Color Be Matte in Phoebe
Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Gentle Gold
City Color Lip Balm in Ultra Pink

Lip Monthly is a monthly lippie subscription that gives full size products. This is my second month and this month they gave a zip makeup nag instead of the box like last month. I was pleasantly surprised to have the makeup bag and loved that they stepped up their game! I have never known the band City Color and overall love the products.

The Magic Balm looked like a straight up balm but when worn is like a "mood lippie" and when worn was a bright pink that I fell in love with immediately! It is in my pocket at work :). The Jessie's Girl liquid glass is a bit sticky and yet a beautiful color. Because my nickname is Gypsy it was a definite keeper! The City Color matte lippie is pretty but I am not partial to matte because I have "old" lips but was surprised that this wore well. The City Color Lip Balm in Ultra Pink was very pretty and wore well and pink and lighter lippies are great for older lips and brightened my face quite well. Last but not least the Pixi stick in Gentle Gold was not too glittery and added light to my face. Overall this bag was awesome and I will use each and every lippie included.

Have you checked out the Lip Monthly offering? What are your thoughts? Do tell! Sherry

The battle of the mid-day pore refiners

Top Clockwise:
Mally Face Defender
Nars Skin Smoothing Face Prep
Benefit Dr. Feelgood

These smoothing, blurring silicone type products are the new wave of mid-day preppers. I carry Benefits Dr. Feelgood in my purse and have for some time now. I am blessed with normal to dry skin (curse you menopause!) and my t-zone tends to get shiny easily ( I think its the hot flash glow:). I found that these products after a dab to the area, seriously stop it in its tracks! I don't smear them on my face or I will move my carefully applied makeup but dabbing and patting these into place works really well to give my skin a smoothed and updated look. I have not yet found a drugstore or less expensive dupe but I am pleased with the ones I do own!

The pores around my nose and on my cheeks just look filled in and smooth after using these products and boosts my confidence when that middle of the shift slide happens. It also keeps at bay the shiny t-zone for up to 3 hours (I checked the time LOL). So if you want a smoothed and "blurred" effect, grab these and give them a go ladies. They work well and are available at Sephora and Ulta.

Have a blessed day ladies! Sherry

Dr. Brandt lineless lines no more filler and volume product

I had read about this and checked out reviews for this product. I am very into lippie helps and am not ashamed to admit that I need all the help I can get for older lips. This comes in a small tube that I am using while I get my face ready in the morning. It is a white cream like substance and I noticed that after about 10 minutes there was a difference in lines and softness which made my lippies work so much better!

It is expensive but I believe it will last for quite a while. Ulta and Sephora both carry this product. What are your favorite lip preparers? Have you tried this product? Do tell! Sherry

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another birthday and some musing!

Image from LipMonthly

Last Friday I had another birthday pushing me that much closer to 50! Yeppers my forties only have a short time to be had, not really a bad thing at all. Because ladies, let me tell you (ok for me) the 40's were absolutely awesome and way better than the 30's. I am much more comfortable in my skin, beauty has become open to broader interpretation and life is just generally less all about me!

I love having this blog to look back on some of the pretties that have come into my life, meeting other bloggers and becoming part of a very interesting and diverse group of people. I have learned a LOT and still appreciate my voice in the millions. I may be a small blog but it is an incredible journey into my expression and beauty loves.

Thank you to each and every person who follows me and my blog. Thank you for each and every comment and ideas thrown my way! I appreciate each and every one of you! So, on to another year and a new day. Here's lookin' at you 48!!! Sherry

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

There are 20 shades of this foundation and has an SPF 20. Available at Sephora and Ulta and of course the Bare Minerals websites as well as freestanding Bare Minerals stores.

I have heard on more than one occasion that for older woman and normal to dry skin this foundation is excellent for a dewy moisturizing coverage. As you can see by the first "face" pic that I have a lot of redness and dark circles as well as discoloration. Three drops of the foundation in the unique "well top" brush from Bare Minerals was all it took to get the coverage that I got in the second picture. This is only the foundation and not any concealers or other face products. Buffing with the brush and really working it into the skin is simple and actually quick. It is dewy, yet a matte look in a weird way. As you can see though it makes my face quite flat and I would definitely need bronzer and blush and eye makeup to take away that effect. However, I really like how this feels on my skin and it actually lasts a whole day of running errands and being outside in 100 plus degree weather.

I am not sure if this foundation would work for oily ladies but for normal, combo to dry I feel this would work well! Have any of you ladies used this new serum based mineral foundation from the popular Bare Minerals line? Do tell! Sherry