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August 2017

Beauty, Fashion, Pretty Things, Random Things

10 Lip Glosses Under $20

During these final days of summer, we can all agree on one thing when it comes to make-up. Lip gloss is that one beauty item that can light up any smile, any face, and any mood on any day no matter how hot it is outside. A swipe of gloss adds that little bit of sparkle and shine to brighten your look day or night. And since a girl can’t have just one, here’s a list of some great glosses to keep in your handbag or beauty bag all under $20.

Clinique Long Lost Glosswear – $16.50 LONG LOSS Glosswear

Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss – $19.00 JUICY TUBES Lip Gloss

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss – $16 Beverly Hills Lip Gloss

MAC Lipglass – $17.00 Lipglass

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel – $12.00 ULTRA SHINE Lip Gel

Aveeda Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Gloss – $19 NOURISH-MINT REHYDRATING Lip Gloss

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss – $10 MINERALS MARVELOUS MOXIE Lip Gloss

Jouer Skinny Dip Long-Wear Lip Gloss -$16 SKINNY DIP LONG-WEAR Lip Gloss

Sara Happ The Lip Slip One Luxe Sheer Lip Gloss – $18 HAPP THE LIP SLIP ONE LUXE SHEER Lip Gloss

Two Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss – $19 FACED SWEET PEACH CREAMY PEACH OIL Lip Gloss

I can’t wait to hear which brand you like best!!


xx Barbara

Random Things

Mophie Power

Have you ever woken up from a great night’s sleep to see that your cell phone is almost out of power because you forgot to charge it the night before? This can be so frustrating especially when you have to leave for an early morning appointment and there’s no time to fully charge your phone. This sort of thing used to frazzle me when I knew I had a full day ahead of me. That was until I discovered my dear friend Mophie.

Mophie is a sleek, portable extra battery that you can use to charge your devices on the go. A friend turned me onto this device while we were traveling last summer and I’m so grateful that she did. I ended up buying one as soon as we got home from our trip and I no longer panic when I notice that my phone didn’t charge overnight or when my battery is low by noon on a marathon day. It’s really been a lifesaver having it around.

I keep my Mophie fully charged in the glove compartment of my car so that I can grab it while I’m out and about when my phone gets low. When traveling, it’s light enough to keep in my handbag or tote so that I never have to worry. It also really comes in handy on long flights when it’s time to recharge my iPad while I’m working or watching something.  


There are several different kinds of Mophies out there. I bought the Mophie XL Powerstation with multiple USB ports and enough battery for 7 additional charges on my smartphone. It has become my hero on more than one occasion and truly is the “end all”.

Mophie makes a range of different sized powerstations: some thin enough to fit in your pocket, but all are capable of charging anything with a USB charger. Mophie also makes a charging case for both iPhones and Androids. It snaps onto your phone and gives it that extra oomph when you need it.



If you’re one of those who uses your cell phone to multi-task throughout the day or you like downloading movies or TV shows for traveling long distances, then you should definitely get a Mophie. It will become one of your favorite “can’t live without” tech accessories. You’ll see!