Monday, December 17, 2012

Pray for the Familes of Newtown, CT

In lieu of a make-up post today, I'm dedicating this post to the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  Let's keep them in our prayers, as they try to deal with this tragedy. #PrayForNewtown

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pores, Pores Go Away

Are you a victim of large facial pores? Does your face get so oily that it feels like you have oil wells pumping on it?  Well, the Perricone MD Intensive Pore Treatment is the product for you.  This treatment purifies the skin, unclogs the pores, and helps to firm the cell walls, restoring skin to its more youthful, naturally healthy state.  It also tightens pores and help control oil production. 
Apply this product twice a day, preferably morning and night, and you'll start to see a difference in your skin.   
Perricone MD Intensive Pore Treatment can be purchased from Sephora or   

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Balm Squad

Are you looking for a Lip Balm that will keep your lips moisturized and soft throughout the day?  Well, Fresh Sugar Lip Balm is your answer.  This lip balm is a blend of repairing oils, waxes and real sugars made to protect and heal your lips. So if you're having a hard time keeping your lips hydrated this Winter, in addition to drinking more water, try the Fresh Sugar Lip Balm.  I received this product as a Beauty Insider Gift from Sephora and it's been a great addition to my cosmetic collection. 
You can purchase the Fresh Sugar Lip Balm from  any Sephora store.  It comes in Translucent but if you want to add a little color to your lips, try one of the tinted colors.  You won't be disappointed with this product.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Oprah's Favorite Lancer Skincare Items

Would you like to have skin like Oprah?  Well now you can!  Oprah's Lancer Skincare Luxury Collection is a part of her Favorite Things List 2012.  This three (3) step skincare collection comes with  the following products:
  1. Polish: a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that contains a blend of natural sea minerals and exfoliating enzymes
  2. Cleanse: a gentle, light foaming cleanser enriched with natural exfoliating enzymes, moisture-rich hydrators and soothing agents
  3. Nourish: an anti-aging treatment supercharged with a multiple peptide complex and essential age-defying ingredients
The Lancer Skincare Luxury Collection is priced luxuriously at $250.00 and you may purchase the collection online at I know $250 is a lot of money for skincare, but when you have money like Oprah, spending $250 is probably like spending $25. :-) 

"My dermatologist recommended this skincare line. Not only does it do wonders for my complexion, but the elegant jars are making my bathroom counter look pretty fantastic, too."—Oprah

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Oprah's Favorite Edward Bess Perfume

December's Fragrance of the Month is a part of Oprah's Favorite Things List 2012 and the fragrance is.......Eau La La by Edward Bess.  Prior to smelling this fragrance, Oprah was not a wearer of perfume, but Edward Bess, makeup maker extraordinaire, was able to change her mind when he made Eau La La.  From her review, Eau La La has a Gardenia scent with a hint of Vanilla.  Hopefully I can find this fragrance in a department store and try it.  I'm always looking for new scents to add to my collection.   
If you're looking for a a new fragrance to try this month, try Eau La La.  It cost $125 from Edward Bess website, but if you enter in Promo Code OPRAH, you can purchase it for $100.  (The promo code expires on Dec. 31, 2012.) 
"I'm not a perfume wearer, but makeup maker extraordinaire Edward Bess made a believer out of me. He blended the essence of Hawaiian gardenia with accents of vanilla musk and Italian bergamot just for me. Now he's doing it for you."—Oprah

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oprah's Favorite Lafco Soap Set

Another item from Oprah's Favorite Things List 2012 is the Lafco Soap Set.  Lafco is definitely your luxury brand soap.  Unlike your average brand of soap that may cost you $2-$3 a bar, a bar of Lafco soap will cost you $17!  This is NOT the soap you let your kids play with.  I would probably purchase Lafco Soap for a Spa Gift Basket or for a special house guest. 
After reading up on Lafco Soap, I found that this soap is very good for sensitive skin and skin that is prone to redness or irritation, because it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals.  According to Lafco's website, this quadruple milled LAFCO soap has been specially formulated with a vegetable base using only cold pressed coconut oil which means that there are no traces of solvents.  

Lets read what Oprah has to say about The Lafco Soap Set:

"This luxuriously oversize, deliciously scented soap is my new go-to gift. I even brought a set to Mr. and Mrs. Colbert when I interviewed Stephen for Next Chapter."—Oprah
$238 for set of 14 soaps or $17 each |

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Oprah Likes Tom Ford

Another cosmetic item that Oprah has on her 2012 List of Favorite Things, is Tom Ford Lipstick.  Now, I'm not a fan of lipstick, but if you know someone who is really into it and likes a good quality lipstick, then this will be the perfect gift for them.  I can only imagine how smooth and creamy this lipstick is.  Read below to see what Oprah has to say about Tom Ford Lipstick.

 Tom Ford Beauty Lipstick
"Because I have never met a Tom Ford lipstick I didn't want to take home, I've handpicked these four colors—Deep Mink, Casablanca, Sable Smoke, and Scarlet Rouge—to create a universally flattering palette; or you can choose from 18 shades to customize your own."—Oprah
$192 Neiman Marcus

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh Oprah!!!

Last night I picked up Oprah's O Magazine, so that I could see her 2012 List of Favorite Things AND Oprah's List of Favorite Things is definitely your Fantasy Christmas List!  She has all sorts of items on there that you could use for health, beauty, entertainment, fashion and just pure relaxation.  I remember watching her show and wishing I could be an audience member, so that I could receive those fancy gifts. BUT, that never happened!!  

For the next couple of days, I'm going to post an item from Oprah's List of Favorite Things and a description. Oprah was even kind enough to supply a discount code, if you're interested in purchasing the item. I can't wait to try some of these. 

Julep Nail Polish Set

"This limited edition white lacquer box includes 12 gorgeous, toxin-free nail polishes. I picked the colors myself- there's one for your every mood." - Oprah

Originally $168, now $84 with code OPRAH
 (expires Dec 31, 2012)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Urban Decay Make-up Setting Spray

A few weeks ago, I purchased the Urban Decay Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray and I LOVED IT!!! Thanks to my Instagram Friend, The Dress Junkie, for recommending this product. 

I wear make-up quite often, so I decided to give this product a try  to see if it really worked....and...IT DID!!!  I used the setting spray prior to going out one evening, and at the end of the night my make-up was still flawless and my skin wasn't oily.  I was expecting the spray to be a little heavy, but it was very light and didn't clog my pores.  Because I like this setting spray so much, I decided to add it to my morning make-up routine.  I use it prior to applying my foundation and after I finish beating my face.
Although the setting spray is a little pricey, it’s well worth it! Especially if you wear make-up a lot and you find yourself having to do touch-ups frequently. I also found that you don't have to use a lot.  2-4 sprays will go a long way.  You can purchase The Oil Control Make-up Setting Spray and other Urban Decay products from Sephora, Ulta or go to

Monday, November 26, 2012

O.P.I.: New Years Red-Solution

Now that Fall and Winter are upon us, I decided to look for a darker polish to wear on my nails and toes, (Yes, you should keep your feet looking nice in the winter too), and New Years Red-Solution by O.P.I was the perfect color for me. This metallic, deep red color goes on smoothly and wears very well.  It's also  a great color for the Holiday Season. 

Since O.P.I. is one of my favorite nail polish brands, when I saw this color on sale for $3, at Sephora, I had to purchase it!  This polish usually costs $10 a bottle, so this was a nice savings for me. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Too Faced: The Naked Look

Over the summer, I won a contest hosted by Pretty Domestic Blog Site, (please follow on Twitter @1PrettyDomestic),  and the prize for the contest was a Too Faced "The Naked Look" Make-up Compact.  The compact included, two eye shadows, a blush and two lip glosses made of warm browns and neutral colors.  The colors aren't too overpowering and they give your face a nice beauty enhancement.   Every once and a while it's good for a Doll to tone it down a little.  
Too Faced make-up was definitely a change of pace for me.  I'm one for color, and the Naked Look line is exactly what it's called, a Naked Look.  The first time I tried it, I found myself putting a lot on, but after I took a step back from the mirror, I realized I didn't need a lot.  The eye shadow and blush goes on very smooth and has a slight sparkle to it and the lip gloss is creamy and glides on nice and easy.  Since the lip gloss is a little light, I use it in conjunction with another lip color.  I now use my Too Faced make-up for when I go to work or when I just want that "Natural" look.
If you're looking for more toned-down colors, Too Faced is the product for you.  Too Faced can be purchased at  Sephora and Ulta. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Keeping Your Make-up Looking Fresh

Are you trying to figure out how to keep your make-up looking fresh all day/night without having to do touch-ups frequently?  Well, thanks to my Instagram Friend, The Dress Junkie, I'm now a fan of the Urban Decay Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray.  I absolutely LOVE this product!  The setting spray is very lightweight and it doesn’t feel like it’s clogging my pores.  I spray it on prior to putting on my foundation and again after I finish my make-up.  2-4 sprays are all you need and your make-up will be set for the rest of the day/evening.  I used this spray for the first time 2 weeks ago, for date night, and my make-up stayed flawless for several hours.  Not only did my make-up look good, but towards the end of the night, my skin didn't look oily.  If you wear make-up a lot and you find yourself having to do touch-ups frequently, try this product.  The Urban Decay Oil Control Make-up Setting Spray can be purchased at SephoraUlta or 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sephora Glossy Gloss Lip Gloss

A Doll can never have too many lip gloss colors!! So on that note, let me tell you about Sephora's Glossy Gloss - Galore Lip Gloss.  This is another lip gloss that has a lot of shimmer to it.  It also keeps your lips moisturized and stays on for a long time.  I definitely CANNOT forget to mention how affordable it is.
A few weeks ago, I purchased the "Sparks Fly Mauve" color off the clearance shelf for only $7!!!  Now, this Doll lives for a great sale and the clearance rack.  Compared to the amount I've spent on other lip gloss brands, this was a HUGE savings.  For $7, I can have an entire rainbow of colors.  I may just have to visit Sephora again, to stock up on Christmas presents for some of my family members and friends. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Clumps of Mascara

How many tubes of Mascara have you been through trying to find the right one that doesn't give you "Spider Eyes"?  I've been through quite a few.  Recently I tried L'OREAL's Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara and it gave my lashes great definition without the clumping.  The picture on the right is a before and after shot of my lashes.  With this product, I can now have full looking lashes everyday.  You can purchase L'oreal's Mascara from Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and other beauty stores.  

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss

Yesterday I did a little retail therapy at Sephora and I decided to try the Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics.  The one product that caught my eye was their Golden Gloss.  This lip gloss has 24 karat gold flakes in it that helps give your lips more shimmer.  Your kisses will definitely be golden when you wear this.  After playing around for about 30 minutes, I finally decided on a color; Golden Satin No. 30. I wore it today for the first time and I absolutely loved it!!  It moisturized my lips and had them shimmering "at the same time!".   If you're searching for a new lip gloss, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.

Lola by Marc Jacobs

This month's fragrance is "Lola" by Marc Jacobs.  Lola is a sexy, sultry and sensuous perfume that will have many saying "Hmmmmmm" when you walk by.  Lola's tones are floral, warm, long lasting, and great for the fall.  Let me not forget how pretty the bottle is.  If you're looking for a nice fragrance that will last all day, and even raise a few eyebrows when you walk by, Lola is the one! 

Clinique Eye Serum

Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum (De-Puffing Eye Massage) is another beauty item that this Doll likes to use.  I received a sample of the Eye Serum a few months ago and when I first used it, it gave the soft tissue under my eyes such a refreshing feeling.  If you're starting to notice dark circles under your eyes or if they seem to be puffy, this under eye serum is great to have in your beauty bag.  I have since purchased the regular size eye serum and I use it twice a day.  To get more of a cooling sensation, I put the serum in the freezer for a few minutes prior to using it.  Try it once and you’ll love how it feels.
A Doll should not walk around looking like they just got into a fight with Laila Ali; therefore, use this product to reduce that puffiness.

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Doll's Skin Care Regimen

The key to every Doll having great looking skin is a good skin care regimen that you do twice a day; in the morning and in the evening prior to going to bed.  A good skin care regimen should consist of the following:
  1. A Cleanser that your skin responds well to
  2. An Exfoliation Solution to remove dead skin cells, which can dull your complexion
  3. A Toner, which is optional, to remove any extra dirt, oil or make-up.  If you have a good cleanser, you don’t need to use a toner.    
  4. A Moisturizer to help restore the moisture in the skin.  If you have dry skin, you should invest in a basic moisturizer. 
I’ve been using ProActiv for almost six (6) years and it has done wonders for my skin.  ProActiv has been the only skin care solution that has been able to keep my acne and blemishes under control.  I was a little leery at first, due to the many infomercials, but after talking to one of my co-workers, I decided to give it a try and I must say, this was one of the best leaps of faith I did.  You can either purchase this product from a kiosk at the mall or you can order it online at  The ProActiv skin care cleansing system comes with:
  1. The Renewing Cleanser which is a cleanser and exfoliation solution
  2. Revitalizing Toner
  3. Repairing Treatment Moisturizer 
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has acne prone skin and is looking for a product that will help minimize acne and the blemishes that it cause.  If this is not the system for you, try to find something that will work well with your skin. 
Remember every Doll needs  good skin!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Doll & Her Make-Up

A Doll & Her Make-Up
Welcome to my little piece of cyberspace where this Doll will talk about all things related to beauty!  Let me start off by saying that I am NOT a Make-Up Artist; however, I am a girl who loves Make-up and all things that make me feel glamorous.  I love trying new products and testing to see if they really work.  In this blog, I will talk about my favorite beauty products and skincare items that I keep in my cosmetic case. 

Many of you may ask, why I decided to use the term Doll?  Well, after much thought and the use of Google, I stumbled upon the meaning of the term Doll, and this is what is says: to dress someone or oneself smartly and attractively; a sweet or delightful person; pretty girl or woman.  This is exactly what I wanted to portray in this blog.  A young lady who’s sweet and delightful and who has a fetish for all things that make her feel All Dolled Up!
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