Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me! (review redux)

Hi everyone! I can't believe it, but my blog turns one-year-old today! A giant thanks to all of you who stop by and read my beauty rantings (I mean, musings). I love knowing that there are a bunch of like-minded (I mean, crazed) beauty junkies out there!

Instead of April Foolery, I decided to spend today and tomorrow re-visiting a few items that have really stood out during the year. Since I only review products I love in the first place; these are things from this year that especially wowed me in some unique way. (Of course, my opinions are entirely subjective.) Today, we're starting with Sunscreens and Makeup! (I'm also including links to the original reviews in case you want more details)

Sunscreen (How could I not start with this? I'm a sunscreen fanatic!)

La Mer The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid – Zinc-oxide-based, luxurious sun protection and skincare

Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream – Zinc-oxide-based barrier sunscreen that also provides a bit of coverage, hydrates and loves your skin

Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Eye Cream – The best eye sunscreen I've ever come across


Dr. Brandt pores no more® pore refiner – Pore refiner, mattifier and primer extraordinaire

Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay In Place Makeup (SPF 10) – Beautiful finish and great coverage that stays put!

CoverGirl Exact Eye Lights Shadow Palette – Great quality, value and versatility. I wear these colors all the time.

Smashbox Cream Eye Liner in "Lava" – Smashbox formula and a color that goes with just about anything anywhere

Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows Palette – A beauty junkie's dream (or hallucination). A palette among palettes!

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils – These actually made me a fan of pencil liners. UD says these are the best eye pencils ever. So far I am in 100% agreement.

Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume™ Lifting Mascara – My desert island mascara. Full, curly flirty lashes.

Du Wop Private Red Lipstick – Another giant happy surprise! I wish this came in more colors, but I'm eternally grateful that they started with red!

That's it for the moment – I'll be back tomorrow with more stellar skin care and hair care performers!


  1. Happy Anniversary to you! You reminded me I am also celebrating this year as well! May you continue to inspire,

  2. Thanks Gina! And btw I LOVE your profile! (And "La Vita..." is one of my all time favorite movies). Happy Celebrating to you too!