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I Swear These Beauty Products Changed Their Formulas…….

Have you ever loved a lipstick or an eyeliner or a moisturizer so much that you felt the need to stock up on it? Don’t worry! You aren’t alone! I’ve totally had moments where I’ve hoarded away some fragrance, skincare, or even a MAC Pigment or two that I loved. I think some of the psychology behind this is the fear it’ll be discontinued but another fear is that the formula will change. I’ve seen this happen time and time again! I’ll fallen in with something, use it to the very last drop, r...
Tags: Beauty, Palmer, Don, Oreal, Musings of the Day, Urban Decay, Urban Decay Primer Potion


A Love List for Monday

Good Morning! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. My sister and I spent the entire weekend treating my mom like the queen she is! After not seeing her for so long due to the pandemic it was nice being altogether again! Today’s love list is all about the simple things to love on an early Monday morning! I Love Stupid O’Clock Wake Up Calls People call me insane for waking up so early but I’m up at 4:45am to start my day every weekday. I am not a morning person. I am an utter zombie in the m...
Tags: Beauty, Cupertino, Musings of the Day, Rex Smith, Makeup Revolution Conceal Hydrate Foundation


Happy Mother’s Day!

Good morning beautiful people….! Well, by the time this posts it’ll afternoon! It’s 5AM and the sun is just starting to creep into my office window. I’m hoping for some lovely weekend weather for the mamas out there! Happy early Mother’s Day! You do the most and we all appreciate you! What would we do without you? I get to see my mother this weekend and how odd that’s a novel thing…! I’m very close to my parents but the past year and a half with the pandemic it was Facetime only! I hope...
Tags: Beauty, Facetime, Musings of the Day, Sam Sam Happy Mother


I Slept Until 8AM, I’m Procrastinating Like a Boss, and Is Now A Time for Luxury Beauty Launches?

I got my second COVID vaccine yesterday and it wiped me out a bit. I went to bed at 9PM and got up at 8AM. Very unlike me! I’m typically up at 4:45am daily but I just couldn’t get out of bed this morning. I have bad aches and pains all over my body and with a nice little headache on the side. I’m procrastinating a bit at the moment by being on TikTok and chatting with my bestie. I’m about to dive into my work day now but I’m doing it from bed. How are you today? Hanging in there? By the...
Tags: Beauty, Christian Louboutin, Musings of the Day, Tom Ford Beauty, Tiktok, Love Eau de Parfume


How Do You Feel About Public SPF Stations?

I have a confession to make and I hope I’m not alone here. Who here does not use public hand sanitizing stations? I hate them. I think they are incredibly gross. Everywhere I go someone has one set up! The doctor’s office, Whole Foods, the post office….! I really, really appreciate they everyone is so concerned with germs but I find the stations are really gross. Typically they are dripping with antibac and they look really dirty. Mmmm thanks but I have hand sanitizer in my purse and I’...
Tags: Boston, Disney, Beauty, Reddit, Boston Common, Musings of the Day


A Reminder To Take Care of Yourself And Others During Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1st kicked up Mental Health Awareness Month and now more than ever it’s important to bring attention the mental health. I’m of those people that’s annoyingly positive all the time and if something does get me down I tend to let it go very, very quickly. I’m ever always optimistic about everything in life. But during quarantine I came into contact with a wide variety of people online that weren’t as hopeful, confident, and positive as I was about life. I also became friends with people th...
Tags: Beauty, Erika, Don, Musings of the Day, Mental Health Awareness Month, Tiktok, ContouringChanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural


Here’s What I Love Putting On My Face, Lips, and Eyes Lately

It’s currently 5:30 AM and this post is set to go live around 12ish my time here in Gotham. By that time I’ll have my makeup on but right now I’m running around bare faced and free. During isolation I never stopped wearing makeup. I know so many of you were like, “I’m just not up for makeup right now!” and that’s ok! Everyone deals with things a little differently. But for me makeup represented normalcy. When things were out of control and chaotic I kept to my routine because it made me fe...
Tags: US, Gotham, Bliss, Beauty, BLM, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Mucin Power Essence, Makeup Revolution Conceal Hydrate Foundation


A Love List: Pushing Myself Too Hard, Super Hyaluronic Acid, The Little Mermaid, and Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears

Good Morning dear friends! Is your week going well? Have you been busy? Are you ready for the weekend? Have you been drinking enough water? I’ve had a very busy week! I think I went through about sixty zoom calls this week and a million zoom meetings. My head is about to explode. I always know I’m getting tired when I start replying to comments and I’m missing words. I fail to catch myself until much later and I’m positive the person I’m replying to is thinking, “WTH did she say?” Ok, so...
Tags: UK, Disney, US, Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Rhinebeck, Musings of the Day, Disney Belle, Rex Smith, Little Mermaid Collection Makeup Revolution


If You’re Fully Vaccinated You Can Start Wearing Your Lipsticks and Lipglosses Again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines today and says fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a larger crowd of strangers. They even went so far as to say those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks (there are some limits to this). For anyone un-vaccinated it’s advisable to wear your mask if you’re in the company of other un-vaccinated people including outdoors and in restaurants. Fully vaccinated people do ...
Tags: Beauty, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Musings of the Day, HautelookUlta


Lunch Time Poll Says Maybe CBD Is Making a Comeback

Today’s Lunch Time Poll is sponsored and inspired by Andrew. Our fine New York governor has legalized cannabis and I do believe it’s somehow made the world of CBD beauty boom again (or maybe it’s booming because Summer’s here! For some reason CBD beauty gets a mighty push and starts to trend in the warmer weather!). Cheers Andrew! I don’t smoke but the rest of the state of New York is very excited about this news. No but seriously, anyone notice that little trickle of new CBD items popping u...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Flower Beauty, Musings of the Day, Andrew I don, Andrew Our


Hey, How Much SPF Are You Using Anyway? Is Too Much Consumerism?

How much SPF do you really need to use on your face? How much SPF are you using? Your minimum daily dose is an SPF 30 and should be about one teaspoon of sunscreen for your face. Most of us don’t apply that much. Why are we applying less? Because sunscreen can be uncomfortable! Too heavy, too greasy, too much of a white cast, too much alcohol… But the fact of the matter is sunscreen has become a major staple in our routines and we’ve somehow been conditioned to believe without it we’ll bu...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day, Chicken Shiseido Anessa Perfect Gel Sunscreen SPF


Support A Small Business and Get Your Hands On An Innovative Face Mask

I’ve been following the Saleh family since I downloaded Tiktok out of boredom last year during quarantine. It’s rare you come across such genuine people in the world of social media but this couple truly are interesting, funny, and very educational. They actually have a small business where they sell colorful hijabs and I thought I’d give them a shout out today because they created a really interesting face mask. Some of you had commented on my Hard Candy Anti-Chafe Stick how hard face masks ...
Tags: Beauty, Saleh, Musings of the Day, Tiktok, Eyekco Cosmetics, CodeLush Ibiza Party


Who Wants Ulta’s “Surprise You Got 20% Off” Emails To Stop?

I’m going on not one but two Ulta “You got 20% off” e-mails this month and mind you it’s only the 6th day of April. Seriously, the 20% off emails are annoying as hell please stop sending them. You know what the worst part about them is? The fact that I keep falling for them! I get them, get all excited about 20% off, only to realized Ulta is pimping me their credit card again. Ulta you’re clickbait ruins my day seriously! Who wants the Ulta “surprise you got 20% off” emails to just go away!...
Tags: Beauty, Archie, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Boscia


Have You Ever Broken In a Mascara and Had a Hard Time Throwing It Away?

I dunno if you’d call it anal, smart, forgetful, or just organized but I do label my skincare and makeup with dates. I have little label makeup and when I cracked open something new I put the month and the date and stick it on the back. I tend to forget when I started a new mascara or opened up a new moisturizer so I like to put a label in the back to remind when it might be time to toss the item out! I have to admit though I do have a problem trowing away mascara that I’ve “broken” in. Ha...
Tags: Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Musings of the Day


A Mid-Week Love List: Rex Smith and a New Eyeshadow Primer

Happy Hump Day! I hope you’re started your day off well and you’re ready to power through it! I started off well enough but I got sidetracked a little by Googling up Rex Smith. Who the hell is Rex Smith though…!? My algo on Tiktok has been recently serving me up all these 70s bits and bobs. I think it’s because a few days ago I started liking all these hysterical Solid Gold Tiktoks someone posted. Now suddenly I have a timeline with all things seventies. Recently I was served up a traile...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day, Juvia, Rex Smith, Tiktok, Solid Gold Tiktoks, Louise Base, Jordana Incolor, Oreal Les Monos


Are Vibrant and Bold Shades Making a Come Back for Summer/Fall 2021?

Are nudes dead? Not quite if some of the Summer 2021 Collections we seeing popping up at the moment are anything to go by! Too Faced is ready and available for your nude, natural eye look needs with their Teddy Bare It All Eyeshadow Palette that will be available shortly. I see no indication that the nude look is dead but Fall 2021 Fashion Week in Europe tells a different story. Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, and Vivienne Westwood have all tried to revive a long dead trend of bolder looks. Colorful...
Tags: Europe, Beauty, Vivienne Westwood, Tweezerman, Musings of the Day, Dior Chanel Givenchy


I Think I Slide Into People’s DMs Too Often And You’re Next Target

Happy Friday ladies and gents! What are you up to today? Is your Friday going well? I’ve been a busy bee trying to get my desk cleared up because Monday I’m probably going to be very, very busy! You know what? I realized I slide into people’s dms a little too often…! People post stories on Instagram and I’m totally sneaking into their DMs to comment on them. Is this taboo? I never know….! Oops….! Does anyone do this too? I totally do it with celebs as well. I was hitting Pedro Pascal’s d...
Tags: China, Neil Gaiman, Beauty, Army, Don, Pedro Pascal, Musings of the Day, Kristin Ess, CodeChanel Recourbe Cils de Chanel


A Love List for Friday: Windy Days, Loki, Beauty Hauls, and Vintage Makeup

Good Morning! The rain has disappeared today and it’s replaced with a cold, blustery day. This always makes me think of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day when Piglet is nearly blown away! There are a lot of trees surrounding my house so I can hear the wind race through them as I work today. Since I live in an old Victorian home I can hear the creaking of the house as the wind blows against it. I’m starting my day in the living room but I’ve had to lock my sweet baby out because I have a f...
Tags: Beauty, Winnie, Don, Mimi, Charlotte Tilbury, Becca, Musings of the Day, Magic Eye Rescue Cream, Loki Disney, Becca Highlighters, FRESHSTART, Caffeine and Macadamia Seed Oil, Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick, NYX HD Foundation Review


Anthropologie Has Dildos On Sale and Other Beauty Items (No, Seriously, They Do) Also, Here’s My TMI Story of the Day

It’s been a week hasn’t it? We all thought 2021 would bring some new hope for our future. That COVID would maybe disappear, that we learned from Black Lives Matters, that we we’re going to be better people, do better…. So far, it’s a sh1T show. I swear I try to keep things as light as possible here but it can be hard to write about sales and makeup and beauty when terrible, crappy things are happening in our world. Today, as the rain pelted down on my office window and I sat here musing abou...
Tags: Wtf, Beauty, Anthropologie, TMI, Musings of the Day, Spirit of Halloween


Does Your Makeup Match Your Personality?

Does your makeup match your personality? Are you a fun, outgoing person that wears bright, bold colors? Or a more serious one that perhaps wears subtle shade? I am forever always guilty matching my makeup to my clothes. Oh my god I admitted that. Yeah, it’s a problem. I tend to wear a yellow shirt and suddenly I want to wear gold or yellow eyeshadow. I’ll wear green chucks and suddenly I want to do a green eyeshadow look! So my makeup actually does match my clothes just not my personali...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day


Which Beauty Product Received Frustratingly Good Reviews But Didn’t Work for You?

You ever run across that one beauty product that everyone raves on and on and on about but it doesn’t work for you! Are you applying it wrong? Is it not meant for your skin type? Did you get a bad batch of the formula? Why doesn’t it work for you but it seems to work for everyone else? Here’s the least product that’s received frustratingly good reviews that simply doesn’t work for me! Let’s see if you agree! And sadly, it’s Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara for me. I’ve had...
Tags: Walmart, Beauty, Maybelline, Musings of the Day, Hype or Hit


Lunchtime Poll Says Maybe Expensive Lip Balms Are Over

You inherit 5 million dollars the same day aliens land on the earth and say they’re going to blow it up in 2 days. What do you do? Buy all the expensive lip balms and use them while you still can?\ Naaa I think say expensive lip balms are over. I was browsing Sephora during a late night sesh this week and came across Glow Recipe Glow Lip Pop Lip Balm and I came to an epiphany. The heavens opened up, Angels sung, and the beauty Gods whispered to me, “Stop buying expensive lip balm!” Glow Re...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Musings of the Day, Trish McEvoy


Things I Love This Week: Madam Butterfly, The DoorDash Dude, An Eye Gel, and a Mini Fridge for My Skincare

You may want to sit down and create a love list this week to remind yourself to take joy in the little things that life throws at you! I seriously cherish the small stuff because even the most mundane things can make your day so much better. Things I love this week: This week I rediscovered my joy of listening to Madam Butterfly. I forgot how much I loved it and how it can bring me to tears. Typically my cooking play list always contains some sort of Broadway soundtrack (It’s not unheard for...
Tags: Amazon, Walmart, UPS, Beauty, Broadway, Doordash, Dunkin, Darcy, Musings of the Day, Dunkin Avo Toast


Beauty Things I’m Not Currently Pleased With….

So, what’s bothering you in the beauty world today? Anything pissing you off? You can spill it here and rant away! My big beauty rant of the week is with Dermstore. I ordered from Skinstore and Dermstore at the same time. Skinstore I got my order within two days of ordering and Dermstore I am still waiting on. I tracked it but it hasn’t moved since February 25th! It’s a rather large order and it’s distressing I have no shipment details! Grrr! CS was cool as they said they’d replace the ord...
Tags: Beauty, Morocco, Florence, Musings of the Day, Dermstore, Em Cosmetics, SkinStore, Heavan


Do You Think You’re Eating Small? Think Again! A Non-Makeup Foodie Post!

If you’re anything like the millions of other people in the world chances are you’ve used had some sort of food delivered during the pandemic! Whether that food was your daily groceries, a pizza, or perhaps a selection from any number of restaurants available on apps like Postmates, Doordash, and Uber Eats. Last March there was some initial anxiety about ordering food from anywhere as COVID details were so hazy and unclear. “Could we get it from food?” “Could we get it if someone else prepa...
Tags: Beauty, Doordash, Musings of the Day, Cosmic Wings, Apple Bees and Tender Shack, Outback Steakhouse Cosmic Wings, Tender Shack


Wake Up, Makeup, Time to Monday

As they say no rest for the weary or is it no rest for the wicked? I’m both so I’m good. Hehe! Wake up friends! Makeup! Time to Monday! It’s President’s Day but truly there is no rest for the weary! I was up at and it early this AM! Jumped on the Peloton and let Jenn Sherman kick my ass for 20 minutes. Actually, I lied there was technically no jumping evolved there was me leaning over struggling to snap myself into the pedals because that sh1t is hard! After over a year of this you’d th...
Tags: Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Peloton, La Roche, Musings of the Day, Mugler, Jenn Sherman, Makeup Revolution Conceal Hydrate Foundation


The Power of Tiktok Marketing

I have witnessed the powder of Tiktok marketing first hand and it’s a real thing. I remember a time in a not so distant past when limited edition collections would instantly sell out when an influencer featured a review of a collection or product. I remember how brands would use an interesting bait and switch technique with their limited edition products or collection as well where they’d do a small launch initially and later on pull a “SURPRISE we’re restocking!” This technique worked for a...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Musings of the Day, Oreal Infallible, Tiktok, Power of Tiktok Marketing


Which Beauty Brand Never Really Caught Your Attention?

Which beauty brand never really caught your attention? Do you have a brand you’ve tried to love but simply never really got into it? There are literally so many beauty brands lately it’s sort of insane. And I see many new ones that pop up daily. I notice that celebs are really pressing themselves into the beauty world lately! Selena Gomez, Halsey, and Jennifer Lopez re just two celebs that introduced beauty brands in 2021-2022 and many more are on the way! It’s a weird circle of life in...
Tags: Beauty, Jennifer Lopez, Musings of the Day, Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs, Selena Gomez Halsey, Tarina Tarantino Dollskin


What’s Your Worst Zoom Meeting Beauty Moment? Here’s Mine!

The pandemic has brought about the work at home revolution and you know what? I think it’s here to stay! It’s actually not something I can do on the daily and at some point I will have to go back to work as I see clients daily but I can see some companies just leaving a lot of their work force at home. It’s actually pretty cost efficient especially when you consider the prices of rent on offices here in Manhattan. Working at home is actually pretty fun as you can walk around the house all da...
Tags: Beauty, Manhattan, Musings of the Day, Will Reeves


It’s Hump Day! Let’s Just Take a Moment To Breath!

Good Morning. How you doing over there? It’s hump day! The middle of the week! That special time when you know the weekend is looming ahead! Someone once told me if you live for the weekend you probably don’t like your job. I actually don’t believe that. I LOVE what I do for a living but I also enjoy the weekend. Or at least I used to. I miss movies, brunch, shopping, being with friends….! I got a really severe case of cabin fever last weekend and I really wanted to go out but I know tha...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day, Angelo Wallace