This eyeliner is a highly pigmented Round The Clock Intense cream-glide eyeliner which provides tons of color while remaining smudge-proof and smear proof.  It is the perfect liner when you want to tightline or use along the waterline.  And it even comes with a surprise…..its own specially designed sharpener!  This liner wears longer and better then any other waterproof liner I have used. I like the texture which makes it easy to get a thin or thick line, depending on the look I prefer.

BareMinerals Round the Clock Midnight Eyeliner--Does it Smudge?

BareMinerals Eyeliner Round the Clock Midnight Swatch

Personally, I have tried many eyeliners, and almost all came off within hours or you could barely notice the color of the eyeliner. When it comes to this eyeliner, I love it. It does not smear, and it stays on until you wash it off. I chose to use the black eyeliner for everyday purposes.  These eyeliners are so creamy and glide on like butter. The best part though is the durability when placed on the waterline.  This eyeliner will not budge throughout my entire work day, and I can confidently wear this eyeliner in deep south 100% humidity weather without fear that it will smudge.

This eyeliner meets every expectation I have of eye liner and that’s a pretty good price for it!  It is one of my favorite brands now. The product glides on nicely. I have not tried other colors yet, but soon will.   I do have to say that it’s a little difficult to remove, but they also make a remover which I will get. This is a must if you must have nice looking nice eyes.

The Rock Around The Clock With Round The Clock Midnight by BareMinerals retails for $16.00.  BUT on September 19 it may be purchased at ULTA Beauty for $8.00.


Press Sample

This week is dedicated to steals from ULTA Beauty’s 21 days of Beauty which make your eyes pop!!  We’re talking about Per-Fekt Lash Perfection Gel (available on September 17); BareMinerals Round The Clock Midnight Intense Cream-Glide Eyeliner (available on September 19);  It Cosmetics Hello Lashes (available September 25), and finally Tarte Precision Longwear Eyeliner (available September 26).

Let’s begin with Per-Fekt Lash Perfection Gel.  The lash primer’s silky smooth gel enhances the appearance of lashes offering alternative to traditional mascaras, lash primers, conditioners and enhancers.  This multi-tasking formula glides on effectively to primer, darken, lengthen, strengthen and condition lashes.  Smudge-resistant and clump-free, lash Perfection Gel provides natural buildable coverage and the lashes looking naturally luscious. The Per-fekt Perfection Gel is made with cermides, marine glycogen, hyaluronic microshperes, and vitamins A and E. Also, this product is free of oil, fragrance, propylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, GMOs, and triclosan.

Per-Fekt Lash Perfection Gel

Per-Fekt Lash Perfection Gel Swatch Applied

This product has great pigmentation. It is easy to remove at the end of the day and obviously is long-wearing.  After reading reviews about this product, I discovered that it is fantastic for those with short lashes.  Some of those with sort lashes did NOT have to curl their lashes when using this product.  It automatically opened your eyes for a glamorous look.

This product is such a smart buy.  It is the absolute best you can build it up for dramatic lashes, layer it with other mascara’s, or wear it alone for light natural lashes.  An awesome product to make you and your lashes happy!

The Per-Fekt Lash Perfection Gel retails for $28.50.  BUT on September 17 it may be purchased ONLINE at ULTA Beauty for 50% off the regular price.


Purchased by Me

Every woman is searching for the fountain of youth, whether you are 25 or 55 years old.  And while this product is not prescription strength, it does a fantastic job at keeping your skin clean and removes all of your makeup in one wash.  At first, my skin felt tight and a bit dry after cleansing, but that feeling eventually went away.  I have been using this for about a month and I am starting to see a difference.  The Mary Kay cleanser has made my skin radiant and feeling completely pampered.  I have used Mary Kay products many times before and must say this is the best cleansing system by their company so far! I also enjoy the sunscreen inside the moisturizers.  The smell of each product is pleasant.  And it is a great value.

 Mary Kay Cleanser Timewise Repair

The TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Foaming Cleanser is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and even made for those with sensitive skin.  This moisture-rich foam thoroughly cleanses and renews skin texture, leaving pores looking less noticeable.  The appearance of deep lines and wrinkles are reduced, skin tone is evened out and vital moisture is replenished.

Everyday skin cells which are ready to be sloughed away accumulated on the skin’s surface.  A we age, this process slows down and diminishes the natural radiance that keeps your skin looking healthy.  This Mary Kay cleanser sweeps away all those impurities leaving your skin revitalized.

So, restore what was lost and lift away the years with this scientifically innovative regimen that proves it is never too late to help rescue skin from the damage of the past and recapture a vision of youthfulness.

Mary Kay Timewise Repair Volu-Firm Foaming Cleanser retails for $20.00 and may be purchased through

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Purchased by Me

BECCA has developed pressed perfecting powder which gives its customer’s skin the appearance of being luminous in any form of light.  The fine luminescent pearls absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is not lost.  It reflects the light beautifully and you don’t need a lot of product to do it.  Another thing I like about this product is that the powder is so finely-pressed that the product doesn’t go everywhere once you drag your brush on it.  For the review, the colors that I have chosen are Opal, Rose Gold and Champagne Pop pressed powder.

BECCA Pressed Powder in Shade Opal

Swatch of BECCA Pressed Powder in Shade Opal

Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed is a creamy luminizing powder which veils skin with a soft pearlized glow and a luscious velvet finish.  The best way I can describe the color is that it is a golden, opal pearl with a very slight pink hue.  It would make a great highlighter for those people with light to medium skin tones.

BECCA Pressed Powder in Shade Rose Gold

Swatch of BECCA Pressed Powder in Shade Rose Gold

Rose Gold Skin Perfecting Pressed powder gives off a soft glow with luxurious finish.  It absorbs and reflects light for an awesome natural glow.  The best way I can describe the color is a soft gold infused with rose tones.  I think that the Rose Gold would work excellent for those individuals with medium tone skin.

BECCA Pressed Powder in Shade Champagne Pop

Swatch of BECCA Pressed Powder in Shade Champagne Pop

Champagne Pop has quickly escalated to be one of the top rated highlighters on the market.  I would describe this color as a light golden shade which I think is a universal color and would go with virtually any skin tone.  The light reflecting pearls catch the light, thus allowing your favorite features to POP!  This is the first highlighter I have found that is not too pigmented or too glittery.

I absolutely love these skin perfectors. It gives me the perfect highlight and a sexy glow to finish off my foundation routine.  The product is worth every penny, and I would purchase it over and over again.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed retails for $38.00.  It may be purchased at Sephora, ULTA and


Purchased by Me

To be reviewed are three eye cream samples: Bliss Fabulous Every Day Eye Cream, Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum and Strivectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Eye Wrinkles.  All high end and all good in their own right, but which one would you buy a full sized product.  Let’s review:Fab Eye Cream Samples:  Which Works Best? Bliss, Peter Thomas Roth or Strivectin SD?

1) Bliss Fabulous Every Day Eye Cream – this is a lightweight cream that is applied morning and night around the eyes. It helps the skin around the eyes hydrated and protected thus helping your eyes look on the bright side.  I found that this one has a pearlescent quality to it that helps make your under eye circles brighter. This formula is loaded with plenty of vitamins for your skin.  When I used the Bliss eye cream it gently softened and moisturized the skin around my eyes.  I am not sure if it reduces wrinkles, but it seems to slow down the process of getting more.

2) Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum – most eye wrinkles appear in the eye area first because the skin tends to be thinner and more fragile than that of the rest of the face.  This product helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles upon the first application.  It helps address the appearance of noticeable signs of as a result of time, UV and environmental damage.  This made a significant impact on my fine lines and overall appearance of the delicate skin around my eyes after only 1-2 days of use.  Truly fantastic.

3) Strivectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Eye Wrinkles – this eye cream helps fight puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.  It also diminishes dark circles.  Its formula is a powered up version of the original StriVectin-SD Eye with more powerful peptides and re-engineered with powerful, patented NIA-114 technology.  When I used this product it made my fine lines under my eyes & crows feet disappear.  It did not burn or cause any irritation.  My research of the product showed that some people had some irritation with the Strivectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Eye Wrinkles.  But these were people with sensitive skin.

Out of all three products, I would purchase a full product of the Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum.  It was fast acting and the serum worked quickly.  It helped get rid of my fine lines and made a great impact on my appearance overall.  This product retails for $75.00; very high end, I know.  But you only use a pea size amount for each application, so the serum lasts for a while.  You may purchase the Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum at Sephora, and ULTA.