Latest at Beautiful! Fabulous!: Dry Ashy Skin

My article over at Beautiful! Fabulous! is up, and I'd love it if you all would go over there and check it out!

Prevent Dry and Ashy Winter Skin Easily

Congratulations to the Sothys At Home Spa Kit Winner!

You all thought I forgot, didn't you? I know. But it's not true. Not true at all.

Congratulations to Cali! She won the Sothys At Home Spa Kit! I'm jealous.

Cali, send me your address and skin type, and it will go out to you ASAP! Enjoy!

And it doesn't need to be said that I'll be having more giveaways soon, but I'll say it anyway. We'll be having more giveaways soon!

Another of my Beauty Secrets for You

Since I'm not being very good about keeping up with my regular features...hey! I have a great excuse. I'm not kidding when I say that in the past seven days, my holiday tree has fallen down twice. The first time it was a funny story. The second time I announced that I was canceling the holidays. I'm that serious about not decorating it again.

However, this isn't about me or my doomed holiday tree which is upright in my living room again but is so pathetic that I can't bring myself to do anything about it. No, this is about some goodness that I have discovered and become a complete fan of. That goodness is called Cover FX.

I don't have the worlds worst skin, but it has it's share of flaws, and perhaps it's just my generation, but I like to have a bit of coverage to my foundation. I don't like it to be cakey and artifical looking, but my ideal foundation gives a certain sense of perfection to my otherwise imperfect face. We're all looking for miracles, yes?

Cover FX is designed for those with skin issues such as eczema, rosacea, and acne, all of which can make your face turn funny colors, plus they can also make it difficult to find products that don't make the situation worse.

I tried two different foundations: the Powder FX Mineral Powder Foundation for oily/combination skin and the Water Based Foundation for normal skin. And once or twice, I used them both together when I needed extra coverage. I did not experience a single breakout while using either of these, and got excellence coverage from both. Best of all, the coverage lasted all day, with no touchups at all.

The line includes the water-based liquid, the mineral powder, a tinted moisturizer, bronzer, primer, setting powder, oil absorbing powder, and a complete line of brushes. I especially like the kabuki brush, which comes with it's own case.

Not to be missed is the lip treatment and tint. I like Merlot and Tawny Port. Anything that conditions my lips and tints them as well is a double bonus for me.

Currently, you can only find Cover FX at Sephora and Nordstrom, two of my favorite stores, and is moderately priced line. I will soon have most, if not all, of the entire line.

A super good deal over at Kiss My Face! Using code KMF50 at checkout gets you 50% off everything!

My favorite? The coconut pineapple lip balm. It's like a Pina Colada on my lips, but better, because it keeps them soft. I have horrid dry lips in the winter and live for lip balm.

In Case You Needed Another Reason to Shop Macys

I mean, I know I don't, their cashmere sale last week was amazing, but just in case you do, how about another 20% off? That's right, Macys is running their Friends and Family sale, and you get to cash in! Since you can't really see the coupon above, and the associates might laugh at you if you tried to bring it in, how about you grab a PDF to print?

Here are a few things I'd like Santa to bring me this year:

DKNYC Three-Quarter-Sleeve Sweater Dress - Dresses - Women's - Macy's

DKNYC Three Quarter Sleeve Sweater Dress: on sale for $104.25. I'd like the boots and bag too, please.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cashmere Turtleneck Dress - Dresses - Women's - Macy's

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cashmere Turtleneck Dress
on sale for $164.50, regularly $329. Seriously? Cashmere? Dress? for about $165? Why is this not in my closet?

Nine West

Nine West "You're So Cute" Boot
, on sale for $118.30. I've only been looking for these boots for two years.


Crocs "Nadia" Boot
, on sale for $59.99. Honey, no. $60 is still far too much for this.

Lazy Sunday Music: Fall Out Boy

I know. Fall Out Boy is usually reserved for emo girls and boys who wear eyeliner. But I love them. I do. I can't help it. Check out their new video, which is really kind of clever.

You can also grab it at Fall Out Boy - I Don't Care - Single - I Don't Care.

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites and She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.