Favorite Fall Lipsticks – Top 10 Drugstore and High-End!

favorite fall lipsticks


I just love the colors of Fall from the changing leaves to the deeper shades in makeup, which had me thinking about my favorite fall lipsticks. I collaborated on another video on my YouTube channel with a group from the “Ladies Who Collab”. Anyone who is a beauty YouTube creator is welcome to join this group which you can visit on their Facebook group.

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TSA Pre-Check: What is it and should you sign up?

TSA Pre-Check Airport Security

The TSA Pre-Check program started in December 2013. I had saw the signs for quite a while because I travel often for work. And, I had received random picks to go through TSA Pre-Check lines at Chicago Midway Airport in 2014 which was so convenient and the line went fast. Because of these trips, I had considered applying but never did.

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Saturday Standouts: Weekly Favorites 8/6-8/12

Saturday Standouts

My Weekly Favorites!

This is the start of a new series on my blog about my weekly favorites. While I foresee the majority of my weekly favorites will be beauty related, you will also see other lifestyle items. This could include fashion, food, travel-related items or places, etc. My week will begin on a Saturday in this case 8/6 and end on Friday which for this week is 8/12.

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Sale Alert: Benefit Cosmetics SALE-abration

Sale Alert Benefit Cosmetics

I wanted to share a Sale Alert for Benefit Cosmetics which is discounting select items up to 50% off now through August 22nd during their Sale-abration event. In addition to the Benefit Cosmetics product sale, you can also use the code SALE25 for free U.S. standard shipping. If you have read my past post regarding “Online Shopping Tips”, you know how I feel about free shipping offers.

Here are some items that I am considering:

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Summer Essential Products Collab with Zelma

Summer Essential Products

Why Summer Essential Products?

The Summer essential products video idea was from My friend, Zelma (from a Facebook group that we belong). When I saw Zelma post her idea on the Ladies Who Collab Facebook page, I asked to be a part of it and she was nice enough to agree. This was our first time partnering together and she is a lot of fun. I loved watching her video to see what were her Summer essential products.

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First Makeup Swap with Makeup Momma

Makeup Swap with Makeup Momma

How this makeup swap happened.

This was a project to do especially with a friend.  Whenever I watch YouTube and see a makeup swap video, I always watch it. I love seeing what others buy for one another.  Stephanie or better know as Makeup Momma and I have been friends for almost two years and does quite a few swaps on her YouTube channel. When she asked me if I wanted to do one with her; I jumped at the chance. This was my first one.

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Shopping: Walmart begins charging slotting fees.


What does this mean for customers and brands?

Shopping talk, Walmart, Slotting fees

I ran across some articles in my newsfeed about Walmart beginning to charge slotting fees.  This is a drastic change to how Walmart has operated their business in the past.  The goal for the retail giant which operates over 11, 000 stores in 28 countries has always been to provide the lowest price on every product.

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Las Vegas – My first time at Caesar’s Palace!

Caesars Palace Entrance, Las Vegas

Tina checking in Caesar's Palace reception

Tina checking in Caesar’s Palace.

 I travel to Las Vegas quite often for work; they have a lot of tradeshows and conventions in that town. In all my visits, I have never had the opportunity to stay at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.  This trip, I happened to happened to find rates that fit into my work budget.  I booked a basic room but was surprised to find I had received an upgrade to a superior room with a strip view.

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Allure Beauty Subscription Box – October 2015

Allure, beauty box, beauty subscription, subscription box

I have really been enjoying my Allure Beauty Box (formerly Allure Sample Society) especially since Allure took over the service two months ago.  The last two boxes I have received 6 products rather than 5 as I had with Sample Society.  As always, it comes with the Allure mini magazine which gives detailed information about each product.  This is the most descriptive explanation of any subscription I receive.

October’s box came with a nice variety of products that included body care, skin care, hair care, and color cosmetics. I haven’t tried all the products yet but the one that I will share my thoughts.

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5 Money Saving Tips for Online Shopping!


I want to share my favorite five online shopping tips because I love to shop; yet, I don’t always find pleasure going into stores when I need (or want) something.  I have become an avid online shopper because of the convenience that it offers.  When I shop, I always try to look for a good bargain so I am going to share with you five ways to save and at time earning money.  These are my five online shopping tips below.

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