Thursday, August 10, 2017

Since I was out for my birthday, I picked up a couple of things I have been wanting to try:
Algenist has some good reviews and I will be happy if the product just does 1/2 of  the promises!
Of course it will help if I am consistent in using it!

The Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation creme is a nice way to help the skin with Vit C.  It is a very soft/non-greasy creme that spreads on smoothly and absorbed quickly - definitely a keeper.

I ordered some Laura Geller products that I am excited to try.  But the first item I tried was a little disconcerting because the product was not sealed.  Laura Geller New York
Lip Oil Tint - Hibiscus Pink is a lovely color and very moisturizing - but I feel all cosmetics should come in a sealed package and this did not.
I also got Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting - Face & Body Glow in Honey Glow.  This is one of the lighter bronzers that she produces.  It comes with a powder puff but I prefer a brush.
(You don't have to brush on so heavily - this can easily be sheered out)
I think I have enough bronzers to open my own store!!!!

Do you take specialty vitamins?  I have before and I am going to try this variety for a while.
It is mostly B vits and I probably need them so it can't hurt.
I take a multi whenever the mood hits me but maybe with this, I will be more consistent.  I'm sure my Dr will be thrilled I am adding something to my diet - besides a morning doughnut!!!  But hey ~ I eat more salads than anyone else around here!!

Here is an easy gift idea for your girl friends!
One serving of various spirits for her to try (one has real gold flakes inside) ~ just in case she has 'one of those' days!  Add a bottle of club soda or tonic water and she will be set.

 Super easy tuna & macaroni salad served in disposables so grandson and I can watch Sharknado!
 It is so funny and campy - perfect for a 12 yr old.
Tuna & Macaroni Salad: Cook macaroni until done and rinse with cool water - drain.
Mix together tuna, celery seed, dijon mustard, onion, dill pickle relish, black pepper and a pinch of oregano. Add mayonnaise as desired (several large spoon fulls for me).  Delicious served chilled on a hot day.

Next week my beloved grandson & I will celebrate our birthdays with Jurassic Park birthday cake that he decorates - pics from years past:
                                 Happy birthday angel ~ I could not love you more.........
(Put them in white t-shirts so you can bleach the frosting out later)

Someone sent me this - I forgot it was such a fun song: Summer of 69
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f06QZCVUHg
Enjoy!

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 Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude! 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

If you have not tried lip oils I encourage you to do so.  I am not a lip stick person but I do want color & shine = which reflects light back so the lines are not so visible.
A good lip oil will be nourishing using ingredients like Vit E.  I recently tried Catrice brand because it is 80% Vit E.  The color appears darker in the bottle - it is much lighter when applied.
It is a little sticky but great for using around the house - I prefer more color when going out.
Have you tried a brand that was good?  Please share!

My newest pretty has arrived!  Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi Palette is a highlighter, blush, and contour powder ~ though I would call the color "bronze" rather than contour.
This has a lovely sheen - not too shimmery and can be used all year.  I love these colors- the bronze is not too dark which is good for me.  As you can see~the bronzer on a white tissue is a great color!
 This can easily be a sheer color for many skin tones and is not too dark for fair skin.  Now I wish I had bought more!

 I found this at a discount dept store and bought it since it is new to me:
L'Oreal Collagen Moistureizer Day Lotion - SPF 15.  There is no sticky film with this - it absorbed very quickly.  I am mostly using this on the back of my hands & neck for sun protection - there is still plenty of summer to endure!  For less than $5 it is definitely worth it.

I am on my 2nd tube of this:
Strivectin Retexturizing Scrub.  I am so happy with this and use it at least every other day.  It has made a difference in the feel of my skin so I also use it on the back of my hands.  Fighting wrinkles is a full-time job!

Shopping for my dinosaur-loving grandson!
Happy birthday angel ~ I love you more than words can say.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ulta's Prep Protect and Glow kit has products I have not tried before so this is an economical way to test items with sun protection.
I did not care for the lip balm - it has a 'taste' (the box states it's a coconut/lime flavor) - but 30 SPF.  I will have to be desperate to use this!
The St Tropez Gradual Tan in shower is an interesting concept.  While still in the shower, you slather this cream on and wait for 3 mins then rinse off - the color should develop by the next day.  So far the color has been very faint.

Face Tan by Tan Towel is easy to use and gives a nice color - there are 15 towelettes - this I would buy again.
In conjunction with this the NKD Skin gradual glow tan moisturizer will keep the color going and keep the skin soft.
The Coola make up setting spray is so tiny there will only be a couple of uses but could be useful on vacation.
I like the Neutrogena Beach Defense with 70 SPF sunscreen.
Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Body Moisturizer is new to me and has a nice scent.
All things being equal I will probably buy this kit again.

                         PANTONE'S FALL COLORS FOR 2017

Color Palette for New York
“Bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple, the color palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth, “ says Eiseman. “While comforting, enveloping colors and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades include a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime, and a bright Marina blue. These hues add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterrum and Tawny Port.
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2017, New York
These are ok - I do like the pink Ballet Slipper which would work well with the Neutral Gray which I wear a lot of.  These are very classic colors so we should get a lot of wear from these for years to come.  What color speaks to you?


What did you get at the Nordstrom sale?  I got my beloved perfume Flowerbomb!

I am low on the perfume and hair mist!

 

 The only way to start the morning ~ mocha cafe and cinnamon doughnut!
 


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

I have added another Maybelline The City mini palette in Roof Top Bronzes:
 I like these colors and they can be used as highlighters as well as eye shadow.

I see the pumpkin spice fragrances are coming out and I know people enjoy these seasonal products.
I am a floral person so I have been stocking up on the shower gels for the remaining year since they have been on sale!
It's called a 3-in-1 'smoothie' - shower gel, bubble bath & shampoo.  I would not use this on my hair but it is a nice scent that will not over power perfume.  These are perfect for travel.

Since I am a mascara collector, I have found that the true bristle brushes give better coverage with mascara than the plastic brush.  I only use waterproof and I want every lash to be coated.
The real brushes just give more coverage and get closer to the lash line - so I only need 1 coat. Time saved!

I have been pitiful with migraines lately - weather is one of my triggers - and someone that loves me bought this for me!  Really - it is a head pain cure!!
I put a quarter on the package for reference!  Oh, this will easily be gone in a couple of days!


If you have left over mashed potatoes you are on the way to potato salad in a few minutes!
Simply add mayonnaise, mustard, onion (can use instant) and pickle relish to the already made up potatoes - stir together and refrigerate - so easy and no heating the kitchen back up!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Can you believe half the year is gone???!!!!!!!!!!

Let's review what we loved so far:
The Hoola Bronzer in Lite is a good prod:
It's a nice color for fair skin.

I like the Becca highlighters - not too sparkly:
Anything from Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess collection:
No7 anti-aging products - for the face & hands:
I was not crazy about the color of the year - Green - so I am looking forward to the new color this fall.
I love trying new mascaras so Lash Stash was perfect for me!

Yes, these are just a few of the hair products I have in case of emergency:
I never seem to use the same thing every day - I like to surprise my hair!!

So what did you discover this year that you loved?

I could not believe the lovely rainbow!


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