Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara

This Mascara is so lux and creamy.  It coats each lash and brings not only length but also feels like it conditions my lashes.  I have always had issues with “Raccoon eyes” because I have full cheeks and like to laugh and smile.  This mascara does not end up under my eyes and smeared, which I love.  I bought mine at Sephora but it can also be found at Nordstrom.  Both stores have the mascara priced at $28.



Voluminous Superstar Mascara in Black/Noir

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara has been my go to for years.  Its not only affordable, it didn’t smear under my eyes.  So when I saw the Superstar in the same brand I wanted to try it out.  It’s available at Target & Walmart and runs around $10 at both.  I am sorry to say I was not impressed.  It has two separate coats (primer & mascara) that goes on.  It does create length but the appearance is “scraggly” looking and it feels stiff and dry on my eyes.  Even though this is a drugstore brand I still had come to expect more from L’Oreal’s product because of my past experience with the brand.  In a pinch I will still use their regular Voluminous, however, I have found that Hourglass is my go to and well worth the price for what it delivers.

Until next time, xoxoxox Dawn

New Series on Elder Care & Caregivers

In December 2016 my mom had an ischemic stroke that left her paralyzed on her right dominant side and unable to speak or eat food by mouth. She was 82 yrs old when this happened, was completely self-sufficient and independent, and took care of others (family members, etc.) until her stroke.  This event has been

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Nordstrom Fall Sale

YEESSSSS! It’s here, the Nordstrom Fall Sale! Just a quick post to let y’all know that The Nordstrom Fall Sale is going on now through November 12th.  Have I said it enough yet? FALL SALE!!!! Ok, I’m done… So here are some of my favorites so far… These are all 35-40% off (1)  (2)  (3)  (4) 

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A Hallmark Halloween

As I watch The Good Witch: Spellbound on the Hallmark Channel, I am reminded that Fall is here and Halloween fastly approaching (next week, eek!).  Our leaves have been less than impressive this year by falling green and dying on the ground instead of creating the normal Fall Splendor that I have become accustomed to for upper

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Belated Post

Anytime I need inspiration for fashion or gifts I go to my Nordstrom Wish List. I keep a year round selection of needs and wants for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, and any special occasion for myself, family and friends. This year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I was able to pick up a few items for

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Size Matters! Let’s face it, most fashion these days cater to smaller sized women and men.  Most of the more popular fashion websites such as Revolve, H&M, and yes Shopbop do not have a variety of fashion for the more voluptuous individuals.  It can be heart wrenching sometimes.  Trying on clothes as a voluptuous woman

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The Hermitage

This past August I attended a Dental Meeting in Nashville, TN (more on that in another post…it was awesome) and met another Dental Hygienist from TX.  This was her first trip to Nashville, TN and she wanted to do as many “touristy” things as she could while she was here.  So, we talked a little about

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Sand & Sun & Sales!!!!

I wanted to drop a quick post and found a smidgen of time while on vacation.  I just had to share some of these phenomenal views with y’all!  If you have not visited Panama City Beach, Fl., plan this in your future.  Everything you could possibly want is at your fingertips while on vacation, like

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