Thursday April 17th 2014

Tagged: beauty

The best bargain beauty buys: red lipstick

The best bargain beauty buys: red lipstick
April 14, 2014

Are you always on the hunt for that perfect red lipstick? We found the best one in our latest reader-tested beauty series!

Try this easy make-up trend today

Try this easy make-up trend today
April 01, 2014

Here’s an easy tutorial on how to get the most talked about look from the spring runways. All you need is baby powder and red lipstick.

Rejuvenating skincare, crafted in Maine

Rejuvenating skincare, crafted in Maine
March 13, 2014

Heidi Martin started researching a healthier way to repel bugs after a camping trip with her Dad. Fast forward several years and her desire to stay tick-free has turned into a truly organic skincare venture.

The best bargain beauty buys: pink lipsticks

The best bargain beauty buys: pink lipsticks
March 06, 2014

And we’re back with another bargain beauty series! Our tester today is FFF reader Sarah who chronicled a week of pink pouts. Check it out!

The best bargain beauty buys: black eyeliners

The best bargain beauty buys: black eyeliners
February 20, 2014

Today is the first of our new “Bargain Beauty” series where I ask a reader to take products for a test drive. First up is Veronica, who tested black eyeliners (and found us a new favorite).

Five Maine-made winter skin savers

Five Maine-made winter skin savers
January 08, 2014

Itchy, flaky, dry, cracked. Aren’t the adjectives for winter skin lovely? These Maine-made products will help cure whatever ails you.

Holiday gift picks from 2Note Perfumery

Holiday gift picks from 2Note Perfumery
December 18, 2013

There’s a reason why Portland has a reputation for having such a wonderful array of small businesses. Here, you can find things that you’d be hard-pressed to discover in other cities. 2Note Perfumery is one of those gems.

Dry, chapped skin no more!

Dry, chapped skin no more!
November 18, 2013

Winter can be brutal on our skin. I wanted a real expert to weigh in on what we Mainers can do to combat it. Heather Halpern, director of Research & Development from Kiss My Face, gave me some tips that only a pro would know!

The most important skincare product you’re probably not using

The most important skincare product you’re probably not using
October 15, 2013

Over the past week I’ve been in two weddings and attended a funeral in between. My skin has taken a beating in between all the travel, lack of sleep, smiling, laughing, crying and overload of makeup. After getting a facial a few weeks ago, the esthetician asked if I was using any retinol on my skin. When I said I wasn’t, she told me that it would change my life (and face) forever.

A ukulele musician on Middle Street

A ukulele musician on Middle Street
October 03, 2013

I often get asked what makes me want to stop someone and take their photo. It usually comes down to seeing someone that I want to strike up a conversation with. And spotting someone with a ukulele doesn’t hurt either.