Oakley: Speechless Sunglasses
I have to say, I wasn't prepared to be as impressed as I am. Not only are these comfortable and sleek, the coverage is excellent and they are so practical. Love that you can get them polarized. Funny, I've been reaching for these more lately than my Oliver Peoples. Way to go Oakley! You get an B+.

Leaf & Rusher: Tx Skin Care line
I recently stumbled upon this line and am quite impressed. The company uses the purest botanicals along with powerful antioxidants to truly benefit the skin. I tried the Green Tea Wash (nice face wash, though didn't care for the scent), Skin Tonic (love this toner - leaves your skin clean, soft and smooth), Active Serum (silky formula without being greasy), Tx Formula (day and night versions - both really excellent moisturizers), Solar Screen (love the texture and the added antioxidants ... wish there was more than 4% zinc in it), and Rapid Resurface (good exfoliator). Kept my skin hydrated all day long (which is always the test). This gets a B+!

L'Oreal: Clean Definition Telescopic Mascara
Not a fan - at all. I think it's more the brush than the formulation. It's touted to define and lengthen, but I found it leaving me with nothing but wimpy lashes. I have to give this a D.

Dianne Brill: Cosmetic Line
Ms Brill puts every bit of herself into her line. You get a sense of her style through the presentation of her products. The packaging is out of this world! Very sexy, alluring and fun. I tested her Lipstick (great colors and staying power), Vitamin Lipgloss (love Bridal Garter - and it's so moisturizing), Foundation (nice texture and colors), Blush (a little goes a long way), Eyebrow Pencil (excellent), Eyeliner (super rich in color), and Tri-Color Eyeshadows (love how Ms. Brill puts color together for daily surprises). Definitely a B+!

Antica Farmacista: Home Diffuser in Aria
What a fantastic smelling home diffuser. Works really nice in large or small spaces. This scent (Air) is so refreshing and light, yet deep in texture. You almost feel like you are outdoors! An A.

Le Couvent: Lavender + Acacia Soothing Shower Gel
Incredibly fragrant. And though it's not a sudsy shower gel, it leaves your skin really soft. Very nice. B.

Avance: Soothing Mask for Sensitive Skin
This face mask is formulated with Linden Flower Extracts. It left my skin soft, firm and hydrated. I like that you can leave it on a little longer, if needed. This gets a B.

Philip Kingsley: Re-Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner, Scalp Toning Tonic
Philip Kingsley, where have you been all my life? This line has raised the bar - and is now my fav. Though this particular blend was made for coarse, curly or frizzy hair, it rocks the house in the smoothness department for me. I am always on the lookout for shampoos and conditioners that hydrate and take the puff out of my hair. And this set completely eliminated the need for additional products such as smoothing gels or lotions. The Scalp Toning Tonic was really nice. I have never used such a product before and was quite impressed. The line is brilliant. An A!

Elevenses: Wellington Trench
Quite possibly, I am the biggest fan of this designer. Over the last six or seven years, I have collected almost a dozen Elevenses jackets. Though I shouldn't give away my secret, I can't help but shout it to the world how stylish Elevenses jackets are. And the Wellington Trench lives up to the praise. I love this off-white mini trench with three-quarter sleeves. It's so practical this time of year and it's light enough that I will wear this into Summer ... with jeans and no shirt underneath (so sexy). Of course this gets an A.

Caudalie: Lip Conditioner
If you are picky like me, you know how difficult it is to find a great moisturizing lip balm or conditioner. This one is fantastic! I love that it comes in a stick so it's easy to transport. I don't leave the house without it. I give this a B+.

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