Hi! I’m Lisa; I’m a wife, mom to 4 amazing grown sons, RN, and SOON TO BE GRANDMA (Oma)! I am learning how to be a woman finally, though it sounds odd probably. As my hubby & I learn to embrace the empty nest, I’m learning to be girlie!
Absolutely positively FANTABULOUS! I purchased this a few weeks ago @sephora as the harsh winter weather here in Ohio has destroyed my fragile lip skin. I tried some samples, but so many felt gummy or waxy & most had an “ok” taste that instantly or quickly disappeared. NOT THIS ONE. This beautifully packaged, tasty little jar of goodness is wonderful...the scent & flavor are subtle but sublime; the texture is - not kidding - PERFECT & it works! For me, the difference in my lips’ texture & appearance was noticeably improved after just ONE night (one application). I try to put it on every night now after skincare & teeth brushing (final step). I do not wake up with dry, tacky, sore, etcetera lips anymore - I do not even need chap stick (or lip balm) in the mornings now! The make absorbs in over night with no residue & is sooooo softening & hydrating. Definitely a steal at the price point. I’m really in love with this brand overall. 😊💖 thank you! LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
Ah, Le Targét!!! Lol. Target many years; 2 of our sons worked for during high school. I’m glad they incorporated the cartwheel program into just the Target app-much easier. I just wish the ENTIRE coupon-cartwheel-paying-with-RedCard process was SIMPLER. I’m not sure if it’s an associate education lapse, or what, but every.single.time I shop there (at least monthly), a coupon/code, gift card, or other discount gets totally missed & the associate always just says, “sorry about that” & shrugs it off saying “next time”. Soooo IRRITATING. That issue aside, I really feel that Target has stepped up their game with better brand/designer collabs and remodeling many local stores...I like that it’s classing up I guess; much better. Now, if we can keep prices down ... ^_* Target Cartwheel by Target Target.com
I think NR has some of the best kept secret deals often! I was STUNNED to find Urban Decay Naked Palates (couple different lines) for $10, MAC items for a fraction of the typical price, brand gift sets that I had seen at Ulta literally minutes before (EXACT SAME; not outdated or past season), and so on... the prices averaged out around half of typical selling & even more off suggested retail. Very cool. The checkout process was a breeze; the attendants had a great system that was super efficient and courteous; my only disappointment lies in that the stir is always rather messy. I always feel like I’m digging to find something - almost garage sale-like, which puts me off. When walking in, my first impression is chaos or disorder & it can be overwhelming. I’m guessing it’s related most to inconsiderate shoppers not putting items back where they found them (GRRRRRRRRR) & I know it’s gotta be hard for staff to keep up with THAT. Too bad adults are better at considering the easy step of returning items to their home.... ;))Nordstrom Rack
Who doesn’t enjoy a Nordstromwill admit, I’m usually only there when it’s sale-time I’m searching for a specific brand/item, but the service representatives are ALWAYS courteous, kind, professional, and helpful; the selection of items fun and up-to-date, and the quality is ALWAYS above great. The stores themselves are always so clean and bright and nicely organized; I love how I do not feel like I’m squeezed together in between racks and shelves - open and easy to see. A pleasant, happy experience every time.Nordstrom
I am relatively new to the brow world; my brows are naturally very very light - like I look like an alien in photos blonde - I do not color my hair, but decided to have my brows tinted before one of our sons’ wedding; I am hooked now, lol (how funny is that?! Won’t dye my hate but my brows are fair game!)....once I learned what a difference brows make, I headed to Sephora for advice & was encouraged to try s few products. My initial learning curve was HUGE & frustrating - I hated everything. Finally, I saw a vlogger review of this pencil & I decided to try it & some Sephora coaching. While I’m still learning, I can honestly say, I really love this pencil. I have tried a few other comparable items (both high and low end), but I reach for my ABH every time & never have issues with it. The formula is non-drying, the intensity is easily controlled with the amount of pressure applied, it is easy to correct yet wears forever. Easy to use (I use this fine tip as the more oblong version is too much for me), long lasting, & easy to remove. My brows do not melt off from sweat and look put together yet still natural. One of the few beauty items I will absolutely pay full price for (vs waiting for sales, etc), without complaint. Cult fave for a very good reason. :))Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz®Anastasia Beverly Hills #14 Dual-Sided Brow & Eyeliner Brush
Holy glowing over-forty skin, friends!!! I had a small (single use) sample of this primer that I saved for a special occasion...I decided to use it in New Years Eve and I was absolutely blown away. Y’all, we have four sons; I’ve always been a tomboy/boy-Mom hard...even my husband said, “your cheekbones look so pretty and you’re just glowing or something tonight”...he NEVER EVER HAS NOTICED ANYTHING remotely similar EVER. When I wear makeup, it’s usually kinda “special” as it’s a break in my routine; this primer though? Life changing. It was very moisturizing & didn’t go on dry like many do...it actually felt like a moisturizer to me, lightweight as well. My foundation went on GREAT (currently using Laneige) and lasted the entire night... I just can’t say enough about this item and will purchase full size for sure! (Applied after routine skin care with Clinique 3-step, Ginsing eye cream by Origins & under Laneige Cushion foundation & KatVonD lock-in setting powder/concealer. Finished with the Urban Decay setting spray; no filter used for the selfie taken with my iPhone). BECCA Backlight Priming FilterLANEIGE BB Cushion Foundation SPF 50 Kat Von D Lock-it Mini Baking DuoUrban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting SprayOrigins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten And Depuff
Dry, Sensitive, Mature
Acne, Blackheads, Dullness, Puffiness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sensitivity, Sun Damage
Smells so clean and fresh and is totally unisex. Gentle enough to use as a body wash every day, doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Good price point for the amount of product as it definitely lasts a good, long time. Aveda Shampure™ Hand And Body Wash
Good toothpaste with a nice selection of pleasant flavors that is gentle on my husband’s sensitive teeth while still whitening enough to please me. Usually able to get it on sale & often with coupons (store and newspaper).