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I'm a writer by trade. And by passion. I'm a lover of food, friends, and all things Boston. I listen to music pretty much 24/7 and idolize Martha Stewart. I love my job(s), my life, and this city. Follow me on Twitter! @Susie

it’s a beautiful world.

I’m the kinda girl who simultaneously has 18 bottles of shampoo in the shower. And a dresser FULL of beauty products. Like over-flowing OMG why do I need to dust my bedroom every day full of products. Not to mention, my closet and bathroom are both overflowing with it all. I don’t use nearly half of them (because it’s not humanly possible), but I love trying new stuff alll the time. Especially if it’s going to help me get pretty.

And here are a few of the things on my current list o’ favorites.

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I’ve never paid that much attention to the differences between mascaras because I’ve never really noticed many differences. My eyelashes are OK and I like using mascara to lengthen, separate, and accentuate them, but I couldn’t notice a big difference between mascaras. Until now. And wouldn’t ya know it, the mascara I’m loving is $25. Obviously. It’s L’Oreal 24-Hour Lash-Boosting Power System (huzzah, that’s a mouthful!) and BzzAgent.com sent it to me to play around with. You put the clear stuff (lash boosting serum) on before bed and then use the 2-step mascara (with lash boosting primer during the day). Honest to goodness, my eyelashes look longer. Sometimes if I put my glasses on after the mascara, my eyelashes freaking touch my glasses!! I would never believe something like this would work, but I was pleasantly surprised. Annnd now I’m going to have to buy this every 2 months. Oops.


I used to be a John Frieda and only John Frieda kinda girl. You know, for my fake blonde highlighted hair. Highlights are expensive and I’ll do anything I can do preserve them and brighten up my hair a bit. And I love John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde like none other. But when I saw Pantene Blonde Highlighting Expressions on sale for $3.99 at Target, I had to try it out. And? I like it A LOT. It seriously makes my hair shine and sparkle and all that fun stuff. And it makes my hair nice and softy smooth too. I think I may be converting. I still have a soft spot in my heart for good old Johnny, but unless the throws some sales my way, I can’t resist Pantene.


On the same shopping trip to Target, I grabbed a bottle of Nivea’s Touch of Sparkle body wash? Why? Because IT CONTAINS DIAMOND POWDER. And why wouldn’t I want to slather my body in diamond powder? If you can think of a reason, please let me know. I was a bit skeptical because it’s called “cream oil body wash” and using oil to clean myself never sounds like a great idea. But it actually moisturizes sooo well and that is important, so I guess I do like cleaning myself in oil. Plus, IT CONTAINS DIAMOND POWDER.

OK, clearly I want to be a vampire or something, all sparkly in the sun.

So, if you know of any other beauty products that can help further my goal of becoming a sparkly vampire, please let me know ASAP.

2 Responses to “it’s a beautiful world.”

  1. Chels Says:

    The Touch of Sparkle Body Wash paragraph wassss the funniest thing you’ve ever written! Freakin’ burst out laughing… “Because IT CONTAINS DIAMOND POWDER”. Honestly though, you’d be a fool to not want to slather yourself in diamond powder. Good purchase… I support it 😉

    Oh, and oil is amazinggg to bathe in. I put olive oil in those body scrubs I make it it’s just delightfully moisturizing! Seems gross since it’s the same thing you rub over, oh say, chicken breasts…but hey, whatever works!

  2. Gooseberried Says:

    What about body lotion? Any recs there? I’ve been looking for a new, good smelling one.

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