If I could go back in time..

If I could travel back in time, I would vacation with my parents and my niece Amy but to know what I know now and to love them as I do now. What great fun we would have! The Smokies would never be the same.  Back then, I was a surly teenager who was embarrassed…

On The Good Ship Lollipop 

When I was a little girl, I had curly light blond hair. My family nicknamed me Shirley, after the late great Shirley Temple. I cannot remember how many times I sang The Good Ship Lollipop. I was such a little moppet back then and completely spoiled since I was the baby of the family. Here’s…

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue

  Trying out @maybelline #greatlashblue mascara Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is always at the top of the list of favorite mascaras by beauty magazines and beauty bloggers so I was excited to try it. I remember seeing it on my sister’s dresser when I was growing up but had never tried it until now. It’s…

Review of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Honeysuckle Body Wash

When I was growing up, there was a honeysuckle vine covering the back fence. My mom wanted to cut it down because the sweet scent attracted bees but I begged her every year not to do it. Each year, she acquiesced, which gave me and my best friend Rhonda another summer during which to walk…

Who Wore it Best? – Prom Edition

  I let my sister borrow several of my high school prom dresses for a party she was having a few years. I was in no hurry to get them back and she was happy to store them. They were such lovely dresses that I planned on keeping them so I could look back on…

Review of Almay Healthy Glow™ Makeup + Gradual Self Tan

I received two complimentary bottles of Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan in exchange for my review. One in Light. The other Light to Medium. I used Light for this review. First of all, I am pale. My Irish roots definitely show in my skin and I am as pale as the inside…

Review of Maybelline SuperStay24 Longwear Lipcolor

I tried out a new lip color. @maybelline #superstay24 #longwear #lipcolorwith microflex technology in #ConstantToast I don’t usually wear light lip color because it doesn’t go well with my skin tone but I like the way this one looks on me. I’ve always been more of a red girl but I like this color. It’s…

Ipsy GlamBag Reveal August 2016 – Sugar Highness

The reveals are up so if you want a sneak peek at what you’re getting in this month’s Ipsy GlamBag, sign in and see what goodies will be arriving at your door later this month. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you should really check them out here: For only $10 a month, including free…

Ipsy GlamBag March 2016 – Bag Update

I was right. There are several different color bags this month. Here’s the pic they shared on social media. Pretty, yes? I love the coral one but they’re all pretty.

Ipsy Glam Bag #2 March 2016: Hello, Spring!

  Here are March’s goodies from Ipsy Glam Bag: Hello, Spring! NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in either Pink Lust, Soft Spoken or Kitten Heels. (I’m hoping for Kitten Heels. I’m a red lipstick kinda gal. Soft Spoken might be nice, too. Please don’t be Pink Lust! Pink and I don’t get along very…

Ipsy GlamBag March 2016: Hello, Spring!

  Here are March’s goodies from Ipsy Glam Bag: Hello, Spring! NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in either Pink Lust, Soft Spoken or Kitten Heels. (I’m hoping for Kitten Heels. I’m a red lipstick kinda gal.) Temptu Warm Glow Bronzer (Meh, I don’t get much out of liquid bronzers but I’m not very good…