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Top 3 Reasons to Shop Etsy.com

September 26, 2017 Sharon Lynn

Top 3 Reasons to Shop Etsy.com

Why Etsy? Shopping for unique handcrafted items can be a challenge!  Generic looking gifts and clothes are here to stay, the chain stores have basically replaced cool little boutiques where one-of-kind pieces are most desirable for discerning buyers.  Thank goodness for the internet where artists from every continent can hawk their goods and enable consumers to enjoy looking for really cool stuff. I discovered Etsy.com a couple of years ago, basically it's like a massive virtual mall with stores  from around the globe.  Seriously there are zillions of artists, from Egypt to Timbuctoo with beautiful curated shops peddling everything from...


3 Easy Steps to Choosing the Correct Lipstick Color

July 22, 2017 Sharon Lynn

3 Easy Steps to Choosing the Correct Lipstick Color

Drugstore and Cosmetic Counter "Safe" Lipstick Purchase We've all been there, you're in a drugstore searching for a stellar shade of lipstick, everything looks good on the model but what about me? Perhaps you hit up the MAC counter or another trendy brand....   how do you know whether an employee is trying to make commission or does she REALLY think the shade of Rose Cream is the best shade for you.     Three Easy Steps Choosing a reliable lip color shade which you FEEL good about without a lot of guess work....  either in the drugstore or Macy's----...


Hair Turning Green from Chlorine?

June 19, 2017 Sharon Lynn

Hair Turning Green from Chlorine?

While swimming and hot tubs provide fun and enjoyment, chlorinated water wreaks havoc on your hair, leading to dull, dry, brittle and sometimes green hair.  Fortunately, now there are shampoos specifically targeted to eradicate chlorinated hair, as well as other unwanted build up from hair products like hard water minerals, gels, mousses, and sprays.   Even without swimming or spa usage, regular shampooing can leave mineral deposits due to elevated mineral content in water that can way hair down, make it look dingy, and lose its luster.  With usage of a clarifying shampoo, all unwanted elements can be washed away easily. ...


3 Seriously Good Sunless Tanning Products!

June 05, 2017 Sharon Lynn

3 Seriously Good Sunless Tanning Products!

The Summer here in CT has been less than stellar and even if you're not a beach bum, enjoying the outdoors of any sort does give a healthy glow that leaves you feeling revived like nobody's business.  Unfortunately with our long winters and our not so favorable summer start,  I've been on a quest to sample some seriously good sunless tanning products, and what I found was that I can get a beautiful tan in about 10 minutes or less - and save my skin at the same time!   Sunless tanners have developed and the days of looking like...


Tips - Curly Hair Products, Fake Lashes, and More!

April 10, 2017 Sharon Lynn

Tips - Curly Hair Products, Fake Lashes, and More!

  Singing for Spring and by now perhaps you're ready to shine like the sun with some fresh tips to brighten your look. Hey why not give your lashes a boost or consider a few new products to bring out the natural wave or curls for your hair?  How about stepping out to try some fake lashes? Your eyes will pop and it's a nice way of adding drama without a huge investment.  Having been in the beauty biz for ages, one of the common questions I get - how to apply fake eyelashes and how do you know which ones will look the best? Here's the scoop on...