Author Archives: Inthelab

Guest Post! Should Auld Products Be Forgot?

Thanks to Inthelab for providing this guest post! Should auld products be forgot? We think not. Here for the New Year we eulogize some products we’ve grown fond of, only to have them rudely removed. We hope some company reps might see this post and reconsider reissuing these great products. 1) L’Oreal Le Grand Curl […]

Guest Post! Review: Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquers

Thanks to Inthelab for providing this guest post! The backstory: Late last year I fell, dislocating my ankle and breaking both bones in my leg. One hospitalization with surgery later, I was bed-ridden for a spell. Number one daughter kindly loaned me use of her laptop with wireless internet connection. Somehow, I wound up browsing […]

All About Stick Foundations

The holidays are upon us and many of us will be in full partying mode. That usually means dressier clothes and more makeup than we wear to work. So now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s a good time to go over your makeup needs before hitting the party circuit. Since makeup will look best on […]

Review: Laura Mercier Stickgloss

I rarely use the term holy grail (HG) to describe makeup or skincare items (I can be so fickle sometimes). But if there ever was an item I might apply the HG honorific to, this is it. Beginning of the tale: I’m a fan of Laura Mercier and have been for many years. Her makeup […]

In Search of the Perfect Mascara, Part II

Onward to Avon’s Daring Curves Waterproof Curling Masacara in Black. This was on sale at the Avon site ( for $2.99. The brush has an interesting spiral, instead of the curved brush I’ve come to expect from curling mascaras. The Avon site describes it: New tri-curl brush lifts and holds lashes all day, even when […]

In Search of the Perfect Mascara, Part I

I realize that perfect is really relative; what’s perfect for me may not work at all for you. So let me start by saying I have a new mascara need. My older daughter became engaged late October. An early March 2010 wedding is planned. So I am furiously involved in wedding preparations, as well as […]

How to Save Your Life and Look Younger Too

Think the title is a bit over-the-top? Trust me, it’s not. I just received an e-mail from my youngest brother. His father-in-law (FIL), a mere 12 years older than I am, just passed away. My brother’s FIL died from malignant melanoma complicated by rank ignorance. Seven years ago, my brother’s FIL came from Israel to […]

A Simple Regimen for Rosacea

Do you have rosacea? That burning redness in your cheeks, little bumps in your skin, sensitivity to extremes of hot and cold and low humidity, even blushing often can be signs. It should be diagnosed by a dermatologist, who may prescribe oral or topical treatments, such as Oracea or Noritate. This first step is essential […]