December 31, 2013

Another?!?!? I'm a lucky girl!

So, Influenster chose me AGAIN!!! I received the December vox box. I'll post a new entry in a few days with all the deets...

Until then, check out my eye look for my very casual, very staying at home, New Year's Eve eye look...

It's one of the HD Color Trios from NYC! Very neutral and very nice :) Thanks for stopping by :)

September 11, 2013

Hmmmmm... a quick post about my eyelashes (surprise!)

So... I took some selfies this morning after I had gotten ready for the work day. I was trying a new (for me) eye look and wanted to show the results to someone who had "coached" me. I honestly had no intention for the pics to be anything else.
Until I looked a little closer. I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves (these are my own eyelashes, not curled, with one coat of Jordana's Best Lash Mascara in black).
Thank you, Fysiko!?!

September 7, 2013

Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum - final review

So... It's been "oficially" a little longer than 16 weeks (almost 18 - I've been a bit busy, m'kay?). I began this "journey" on May 13th not quite knowing what to expect. I'd heard of eyelash growth serums, but, honestly never gave any of them a second look after seeing the cost. A huge thanks to Influenster for giving me this opportunity, one that I honestly would not have had otherwise.

I won't bore you by repeating *everything* I've already said, so if you haven't already, please hop on over to the sidebar and check out my previous posts included in this review...

I'm fortunate in that I was blessed with naturally decent eyelashes. Doesn't mean I'll be caught out much without mascara, but they aren't horrible. So, while I never expect miracles, I have to admit, I was hoping for a little more than what I received.

Let me say that I was not disappointed, overall. Not at all. I suppose if I had to sum my experience up in one word, it would be "meh" (that is *so* a word!).

Now, if I'm going to shell out what, in my world, is mega $$$ for a beauty product, at very least I'd expect the packaging not to fail. As I've shown, the applicator (and application) is very similar to many liquid eyeliners. With my tube, the handle came, I guess, unglued from the actual applicator. So when I would close the product, the handle kept spinning, even after the tube was sealed (it screws into the tube - I hope I'm explaining this correctly). So, while not exactly a deal breaker, certainly a negative.

Again, if I'm going to lay down my hard earned cashola, I want to see significant results. I really can't say that I'm "wow-ed" by the results I've seen. I didn't expect a miracle in a tube, just something I don't have to rent micro-measuring equipment to "see" results, ya know?

Lastly, I'm one of those instant gratification kind of people. I really don't have the patience to wait 16 weeks, four months, to see results. I did notice slight improvement somewhere in the middle, but, hopeful as I was, it seemed to stall. I think my mid-review excitement was burst by nothing happening. Kinda disappointing, really.

Now, this is just my experience. To be honest, I haven't read any other reviews beyond the first few weeks... (I had time then... I'm a teacher and it was Summertime ahhhhhhh. But alas, I had to go back to work and anything fun just ended. ;-)) Other people may have, and probably do have, different opinions. Isn't that what makes the world go 'round? (no... It's not love, silly). Please, I encourage you to go look at some of the other reviews! Just search "Fysiko Eyelash Serum Review" on YouTube or simply search #LongerLashes on Twitter.

Thanks, Influenster! I really enjoyed reviewing this product. Hope I made ya proud :-)

July 17, 2013

Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum review... Week 10

(usual disclaimers - I was provided this product by Influenster in exchange for posting at least four reviews over the course of the 16 week review period)

Here we are at week ten! My, how time flies! Unfortunately, I had to go into work for a few hours this morning, which meant makeup! So, I thought I'd take advantage of having my face on and snap a few pics of my lovely lashes!

What do you think? I can definitely tell a difference! I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I would spend money on this product, yet. Don't get me wrong, if dropping $139 (price as of right now, on Amazon) on a product such as this doesn't threaten your food budget for the month, as it certainly would mine, then I would most likely recommend it. However, remember that this is a 16 week review, so don't go spending your hard earned cash on my recommendation just yet!

This will most likely be my last update until the end of the review. I'll try to pop a pic up before then, but with the start of school on the fast approaching horizon and us desperately trying to cram as much fun family time into the few weeks we have left, I can't make any promises.

See ya in six (or so) weeks!

July 13, 2013

Summer Toes

I have to admit, I'm about as low maintenance as they come. Ok, truth told, I'm just plain LAZY! Especially during the summer. But, low maintenance be damned... This girl's gotta have her toes "did" for sportin' those Summer sandals (albeit my sandals are really flip flops that no doubt were bought for less than a tenner, five or fifteen years ago).

When I first discovered those Sally Hansen nail strips, I thought I'd hit the nail polish jackpot. Easy application and they stayed on forEVER! Easy Peasey, right? Well, sort of. See, the Sally strips are actual polish (Google the process if you're interested) so, once you open the foil pack they come in, it's use 'em or lose' em. Frugal gal that I am, I can make one strip cover three, sometimes four nails. See where this is going? Waste! At $10 a pop, which I really didn't mind because of the staying power, still, I wanted more!

Enter Jamberry Nail Wraps. The best of all worlds. They satisfy my OCD tendencies (you have to try them to get this part), meet my cheap and lazy qualities all the while providing my piggies with their proper Summer dressing.

Check 'em out at I promise, I'm not getting anything in return for posting this (I did host an online party that has since wrapped up, so I *really* get nothin'). Amy Everitt is my consultant. I only mention her name because she doesn't know me from Eve and is amazing!

(forgive the state of my feet in the pic... remember *low maintenance *!)

July 2, 2013

Holy Lashes!

I know I just did the second review of Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum yesterday, but I had to jump in and show off what I saw today...

As I mentioned, during the summer, I rarely wear makeup. With temperatures often topping 95 - 100 or more 'round these parts, applying makeup often turns into an act of futility. It simply melts off the instant you step outside, assuming it stays on that long! However, today being my anniversary (Happy Day, Honey!) along with a *very* rare high temp in the mid-80s (just *unheard of!), I thought I'd make myself somewhat presentable since hubby took me out for dinner.

Short story long... Wowza!! I'm definitely seeing results from using the Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum! Remember, I'm just starting my eighth week which means I'm just about halfway into the review. If this is any indication of the next eight weeks, I'm completely stoked to see the grand finale!!

Impressed, at this point, is an understatement! Watch this page for more updates...

(*"Housekeeping" disclaimers:  1) I was provided the product by Influenster in exchange for posting at least four reviews over the course of the 16 week review period, 2) this is my first attempt at a new avenue of posting, so I'm doing this with crossed fingers that it's not buggared up, and 3) remember, the focus is on the eyelashes... try your best to ignore my shaggy eyebrows, lack of makeup and overall horrendous face :-P Obviously, I had more eye makeup on in the "before" shots, so FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!)

Oh, and thanks so much for stopping by :-)

June 29, 2013

Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum - 7 weeks

First of all, I have to tell you that I have been trying to get this review done for two weeks now. My apologies, if my writing isn't up to it's usual stellar quality (snark, for anyone who thinks I take myself too seriously). I've had some major (to me) medical issues going on and quite honestly I haven't felt much like waking up in the morning, much less writing blog posts.

So... that said, now to get the official "stuff" out of the way... I was selected by Influenster to participate in a 16 week review of Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum. I have been provided the product by Influenster in exchange for posting at least four reviews over the course of the 16 week period. I did the first review a few weeks ago (you can find it here).

Now, seven weeks in, I'm on the fence. On one hand, I haven't noticed anything major happening, which is fine... I didn't expect miracles. And besides, it *is* a 16 week trial. Fysikio tells you from the get-go to give it the full time period. (I should mention here that since I don't work during the summer months, I very, very rarely wear make-up. Ever!) However, one day, a couple of weeks ago, I had a doctor appointment (my home away from home, but that's a complete separate story, one that I am quite sure nobody is interested in!) for which I thought I'd make myself semi-presentable and "put mah face on" as I so affectionally call it. When I applied my mascara, first swipe and I was like "OMG!!!". It honestly *felt* like something was happening!!!

So... again, who knows? I'm commintted to the full time and I will keep checking in to let you know all about my progress. I'm having a blast doing it, tho...

please, please excuse the very dark circles and horrible skin - concentrate on the lashes, man!

May 26, 2013

Fysiko' EyeLash Growth Serum - 2 weeks


Several weeks ago, I completed a survey sent to me by Based on my answers, I qualified to participate in a "testing" program of Fysiko' EyeLash Serum. Influenster sent me a tube of the serum for free with the agreement that I would commit to using it daily for 16 weeks (no problemo!) and post at least four reviews on my blog and / or various social media outlets that I belong to (no problemo #2!).

I was excited to receive / qualify for this for a few reasons... one, it's free, man! And who doesn't like free stuff!!! Two, I did a little reviewing myself before my tube arrived and ohmygoodness! the price of this stuff is waaay beyond my measley teacher's salary!! Lastly, I have missed blogging and I thought if nothing else (even if all of my eyelashes fall out from using this stuff) I will be "forced" to get back to bloggin'!!!

So, here I am... in all my glory (not! as you will see), posting my first review of the Fysiko' EyeLash Serum. I began using it on May 13th (that'll be two weeks tomorrow - really, don't strain yourself trying to do the math - I got ya... just another service I offer here on It is a clear serum that comes in a tube much like liquid eyeliner. For those of you who don't use liquid eyeliner (me!), it's really no big deal and I try(!) to demo the application in the video below. You are supposed to apply it at least once each day, they recommend applying it at night. If you chose to apply it two times daily, you are supposed to wait at least 15 minutes before applying any eye makeup. Right now, I'm going for the once daily at night.

Link to my video review here (don't laugh!)... you promised not to laugh, remember!!??!!

So... two weeks in and I honestly do not have an opinion one way or the other. My eyelashes are still there, so I guess that's a positive, right? (I see in the video that there is one straggler that is on my right eyelid - pay it no attention, it does that occasionally... always trying to be the scene stealer, the little buggar!). Fortunately, I was blessed with pretty decent eyelashes of my own, so if nothing happens, I don't suppose I'll be too disappointed.

That's all I've got for now. Fourteen more weeks to go, I have no idea how 'regular' these posts will be, but I promise to fulfill my commitment and you'll get at least three more :)

Thanks for stopping by...