Saturday, February 28, 2009



Today I had the pleasure of trying the NYAKIO Kenyan coffee and sugar scrub.
And let me just say it was A-MA-ZING!!!!!
I don't drink coffee so it was nice to have the coffee smell shower with me and wake me up.
The scrub had a nice consistency. Not too grainy or hard.
The BEST part is that coffee is known to have a diminishing effect on cellulite! Whoo Hoo!!!!

So I am excited to continue using this and hope you all get out there and try it too!

Sweet Emotions: NYAKIO - Bath & Beauty

Sweet Emotions: NYAKIO - Bath & Beauty

NYAKIO - Bath & Beauty

NYAKIO: modern bath and body therapies inspired by a time honored beauty heritage and crafted to help revive the mind, enrich the body and refresh the soul.

The nutrients used by NYAKIO are derived from natural ingredients, such as grapefruit, soy, kiwi, coffee, papaya, avocados and shea butter, which have been widely recognized for their healing and preservation qualities. Time has tested NYAKIO's benefits through generations of use by people from the cradle of civilization, Africa. One only has to look at the soft glow and healthy skin of people from this part of the world for proof of the success of these methods. Nyakio has developed her line of products as a tribute to her family and heritage, as well as to share the secrets of a time tested skin care regimen to all people of all races.

check them out at and let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Smashbox Spring '09 - The Muse Collection

While spring has not "officially" sprung outside, in the world of makeup; Spring is here!

Smashbox has created an etheral Muse palette that is bound to inspire anyone! The colors are soft, flattering and easy to use! And the Bionic Mascara is AMAZING! I was fortunate enough to get a sample before it came out and was so excited to see my naturally curly lashes lifted, seperated and looking oh so luxurious!

So get inspired and and experiment with soft washes of color, bold lashes and soft pale lips for an angelic, "fairy-like" look that will be sure to turn heads and garner compliments!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

food for thought

quote for the day:

" A woman without paint is like food without salt." - Roman Philosopher Plautus

As a woman who loves all things beauty and makeup I find this quote very intriguing. It can be taken many ways, but I choose to see it as this, women and makeup are akin to food and salt. Food will still taste good without the salt but its this extra flavor that makes it that much more special. Same thing can be said about women and makeup. A woman without makeup is just fine, but a woman with makeup......SHE stands out.
So go ahead ladies, add your salt to your food each day, don't be afraid to spice it up and STAND OUT!

Friday, February 20, 2009

a worthwhile cause.....

Today's post is for a most worthwhile cause. My sister-in-love is running a 26.2 mile marathon on May 31’st for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
As you know when you join a charity you have to raise funds. She picked this particular cause because it supports major hospitals and their research departments to help pinpoint new medication for blood cancers which include: Hodgkin’s disease, cancer, lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma.
Please read the letter below and show your support by donating to this wonderful cause. Cancer can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime and at any age.
Hello Everyone! My name is Michelle Dorsey and I am participating in the Team -In-Training marathon for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society.
One of the reasons why I choose to support this charity is because breast cancer runs in my family. I lost my close cousin to this illness a couple of years ago. I also had a similar scare a couple of months ago when I had to live thru 2 ½ months of not knowing if I had it or not. Fortunately I was blessed to be in the clear and was diagnosed as having a fibrous cyst instead of cancer.
As I went thru this ordeal I tried to put myself in the shoes of those actually having cancer and was not able to function. So I told myself that if everything came back okay I would give back somehow. So this is my promise that I am fulfilling today. This is not just for me but for my cousin and the other women in my family.
When you have a moment, please log on to my site and donate whatever you can to help support this society.

Also, for the ladies who are local I will be hosting a Ladies Big Hat luncheon on Saturday April 18th. Please email me and let me know if you would like to be put on the list
The cost and location of the event will be included on the invitations.
Many thanks in advance,
Michelle L. Dorsey

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Soap & Glory update

if you read my last post you already know it was all about the brand Soap & Glory which you can find at your local Target!

Well since then I have come across two more friends who recently tried a few products and LOVED them.

My sister in love purchased the Soap & Glory Spa Big Butter Peachy Cream, now she is a connesseuir of body butters, lotions and creams and she tested it out in the store and enjoyed the smell as well as the price.

And one of my advisors tried the Great Shakes Hand Cream ($9.99) - she said that it left her hands amazingly soft and supple all day and it smelled great!

So this is just a quick post to say thank you Ganell and Anna for sharing your stories with me and offering insight into such a fun, quirky and inexpensive beauty brand! While their website is not yet up and running you can always purchase at your local Target or from! Happy Shopping!

Monday, February 2, 2009

i'm in love with a srcrub!

I admit it. I am a sucker for products. It takes me almost 2 + hours to get through the beauty aisles at Target. I have to smell, touch and sample everything. Well I have found a new favorite!

I am always looking for a body scrub that leaves my skin soft, smelling good AND doesnt make a mess in my shower and I think I have found the ONE - for now!

Many of you may not be familiar with Soap & Glory, the very cute, slightly retro looking brand that is carried at Target stores nationwide.

I'm always excited by the cute packaging and tongue in cheek names but have never really taken the time to check out the brand and this past week I did. And I am now in LOVE! Their "Flake Away" scrub is only $9.99 for 10.1 oz and works wonders!

For under $11.00 you can have soft velvtey skin that smells and feels great! It contains sea salt, grapeseed oil and notes of peach for that fresh clean fragrance.

The grapeseed oil make it ideal for dry skin in winter as it sloughs off the dead skin and envigorates the skin underneath for fresh, healthier, younger looking skin!

I highly recommend it and hope you all go out and try it. If anyone has tried any other products from their line please let me know!