Friday, February 09, 2018

Beauty on the Cheap-Milani Lip Treatment--get picture still

I love the lip treatment from Milani.  It comes in a little pot...which isn't my favorite because I know its not that sanitary...but it smells SO good (like SWEET SUGAR) and its super moisturizing on my lips.  Plus it is only $10 at almost all local drug stores and with my CVS bucks or my Walgreens cash I always get it cheaper.  I have a pot next to my bed, in my car, and at work.  This is bang for your buck!! 

Thursday, February 08, 2018


This is another one of my HOLY GRAIL products.  The ultra lightweight blushes from Daniel Sandler are amazing for older skin like mine because they are not shiny or frosty and don't accentuate my fine lines!  However, because they are so lightweight...I would recommend them for teenagers so they don't look overly made up!  

I discovered this product from Katie from Beauty and the Boutique.  They are available in 6 ultra sheer and buildable shades and can be purchased HERE for $22.48 each.  Super easy to use: On my "no-makeup" makeup days...I use the VEIL (see my previous post HERE) and then use just a dab of this on my cheeks, eyelids and lips.  YES...just one little dab will cover ALL those areas for a slightly flushed look.  It is super easy to add on more if you want some more color.  (Katie also has a great video tutorial HERE on how to use the product to look naturally glowing and beautiful.)

I got all the colors (I just couldn't decide!) but the GLOW is the one I use every day to add a little bronze color to my face.  I then pick between the other colors to add a pop of color to the apples of my cheeks, eyes and lips.  LOVE this product!! 

Monday, February 05, 2018

My breakfast is better than your breakfast!

My parents are Dutch and immigrated to the States over 50 years ago.  I grew up on a breakfast (sometimes lunch or dinner) where we got CHOCOLATE on our bread!  We call them sprinkles here but it is called Hagelslag (the small sprinkles) or Vlokken (chocolate shavings) in Holland!  White bread with a little bit of boter (butter) to keep the chocolate attached!  Delicious!  My friends loved sleeping over because they knew they would get this for breakfast in the am!  My kids love this typical dutch food too and hopefully they will pass the tradition down to their kids!  You can buy it HERE if you want to try it! 

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Better than a Tummy Tuck

The "tummy tuck" leggings by M.Rena are AMAZING.  They are made from a heavy duty viscose, nylon and spandex blend that are highly opaque and super comfortable.  They sit up high on the they are shapewear...without being suffocating like Spanx.   I wear them with EVERYTHING.  They do not fall or sag and if you hand wash them...they will last forever!  They are available in many colors...burgundy, wine, olive, teal, camel, grey, ink, heathered navy, black and brown.  They are $36 HERE.   There are matching long sleeve tees in most colors which is great if you need a whole layering outfit!

Friday, February 02, 2018

Honey Bee

I have had a horrible cough over the past few days and these candies...which I have always loved...have been a godsend!  The honey is soothing my throat from all the coughing,  Great to suck on.  I found them about 2 years ago at TJ Maxx (in front with the other candies!) and since they are not always in stock...I will buy them all now when I see them.  However, they are available on Amazon (on occasion) so if I can't find them at TJ Maxx...I will buy them there.  They really taste like honey!!  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Window to the Soul

I do not use all the Rodan & Fields products.  And, I was skeptical, to say the least, about a product that claims to increase your lash length.  Especially for $150 dollars!  But...the eyes are the window to the soul (or so they say)...and as a blonde....I have never been blessed with long lashes.  So...I figured I would give it a go.  I ordered one from my friend Liz who sells the line and started using it.  Pretty easy...just use the eye-liner-like brush to apply the product at your upper lash line before you go to bed.  I have applied it with and without my contacts in and it does NOT irritate my eyes at all.  So, after about a month...Liz asked if I noticed a change.  "Nope," I told her.  But, a couple weeks later, another friend asks "are you wearing fake eye lashes?"  I gave her the same answer that I had given Liz a few weeks earlier...NOPE!  Those are mine!!  I still have light blonde eyelashes...but on days that I don't feel like wearing makeup...I just throw ONE coat of mascara on now and my eyes look amazing.  A tube will last you about 5-6 it is costing me about $20 a month to have beautiful longer eyelashes.  I will definitely keep buying this product!  Let me know if you want to get in touch with my friend Liz who sells it.  I will stress here....I AM NOT being paid for this post.  I just really think this product works and if you want to see real does work.  

Unfortunately...I did not take before and after pics...but here is a decent close up of my eyes with just mascara on! 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Kissable Lips

My lips are always so dry during the winter.  I found these lip scrubs by Beauty by Earth and bought some for me and my daughters for Christmas.  I liked them so much that I ended up placing a wholesale order for Blush!  The pots are small...but a little goes a long way.  I like all 3 scents but my favorite is the mint.  It is so refreshing!  I put a small dab on before I get into the shower...I lightly scrub my lips for about 45 seconds, then I rinse off.  It is completely edible as well so I will admit that I have tasted a bit before I was it off!!! We have them at Blush for $10 each.