Friday, April 17, 2015

Whenever Ulta offers a 20% discount, I am done for!!!!!!!!
(No, this is NOT everything!!)
Since they carry drugstore and HE (high end) cosmetics, it is one-stop shopping!
I was surprised to see my items from Too Faced & Tarte reduced by 20% - but thrilled and used it as excuse to buy some things I was sort of on the fence about. Just the eye shadow was a $9 savings!
 Tartelette Matte Eye Shadow has been on my list and now I am happy to have it:
I have become a Tarte collector in the past year - I like the eye shadows & their mattes are very good.

The Too Faced Cocoa Contour really does smell like chocolate (ok, milk choc!!)
The Dark Choc will be used for the eye crease, as it is too dark for my fair skin ~
but the others will be perfect for summer.

The O'real Nude 2 Palette will get a more in-depth review later - I like the colors in this set more than the first set so I am grateful it was not sold out.

The daily head pain has started so off I go for meds  - enjoy your day.

My thought for the weekend:
You can be thin and wrinkled or you can have another piece of chocolate cake and  fluff that stuff out !!!!!!!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Being a person of persistence, I have found the Milani Rose Powder Blush that I was looking for!  I got the last 2 that were in stock and I really like both colors.
The Romantic Rose color could easily be used as contour on very fair skin.
Romantic Rose
Tea Rose

I think the information contained here is important - it is so vital not to share make up items.  I know it can seem that a simple swipe of a friends make up brush is innocuous but dangers may be present that we do not see:
I am the first to admit that I throw away my make up brushes routinely and since I have had a cold recently, my big powder brush is going in the trash!

These Revlon interlocking eye shadows are adorable!  I love these lilac & lavender colors and these will be great for traveling - much easier to see in the make up bag when interlocked.
My next update will show my Ulta 20% Off Haul!!  It was fun - things that I had been hesitating on are now mine!!!

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Monday, April 6, 2015

I recently found this list: make up blogs with the skin tone, hair & eye color of the writers.
I noticed there are almost no blondes with green eyes - surely we are not that rare a bird!
Since contouring is becoming such an important part of make up I think one of the easiest ways to contour is to use self tanner.  I like the Jergens Natural Glow in Fair.
Then, you can use your bronzer for all over color & highlighting.
I love this soft lavender bag.  Ever since I purchased my LV Noe, I have enjoyed the bucket style bag ~ though I tend to overload it!
This color will be wonderful thru fall. (It's a Kate Spade)
        Kate Spade New York Women's Kacey Lane Small Poppy Bucket Bag, Lilac Bliss, One Size

I have been on the search for the Milani Rose Blush but cannot find it.  It will last me for eternity because I use so little - it should be available at CVS but it has not been at any that I have visited. This is such a lovely rose color.
Rose Powder Blush
I recently read this article and saw myself!!!
Tarte, AmazeMint Lip Gloss, Organic Wear by Physicians Formula  ~
My one wish is that corps would not change the formulations of the prods I love!     Then I would not have to hoard!    Some things don't need improvement.
This color is Creamy Natural which is a perfect match for my winter skin.
 Here in the South most of us grew up on Krispy Kreme Donuts  - now, I prefer to pick up a box of hot ones when I am in town, but for those of you who love to bake, here is a copycat recipe for you to try:
Since it's the weekend, I have to bake ~ carrot cake muffins!
I'll save you some!
Coco Chanel Quotes 5

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Monday, March 30, 2015

When I saw this advertised:  Maybelline Eye Shadow Palette, The Blushed Nudes, I knew I had to have it!  These are my colors - as a matter of fact, I will probably buy a back up.
Maybelline New York Expert Wear Shadow Palette, The Blushed Nudes, 0.34 oz
Most of these have some shimmer in the color but are not too glittery.  There definitely seems to be a difference in the colors on the promotional ads than what I actually purchased.  I think I like my purchase better ~ for under $10 you can't go wrong.

I really like the pastel blue being shown in the spring collections:
This color will look fabulous with denim, in its many different shades.

I have always collected baskets and love this one:
I even found this style created into a necklace that I have had forever:

I enjoy looking at the lovely tablescapes people create but I always wonder.........where do they put the food?  Is there a buffet or sideboard beside the dining table?
It seems every square inch is taken up in decorations.
My family is not interested in hopping up every time they want refills!

I think this is what is for lunch today - of course with more cheese, worcestershire sauce and probably bacon bits!

Congrats to Duke ~ going to the Final Four!!!!!
(they have my son & my money!)

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

When I ordered my new Rose Gold Eye Shadow, I also ordered the Gilded Gold Eye Shadow Palette.
This is a very neutral set and should be very useful, particularly the 2nd row - the top row has way too much glitter for me but I will buy an entire palette for just one color.
The Rose Gold Eye Shadow Palette also included matte, shimmer & glittery eye shadows - I would not use the glitter but the others were nice - worked as well as higher priced eye shadows on the market.  I am glad I ordered as it as it has sold out, though surely they will reorder.
But the colors in the Rose Gold set are more my style ~ I love the pink, pastel lavender colors because they seem to work better for my green eyes.  Here are some swatches:
Top row L -R: Champagne, Pink, Hopeless, Romantic, Chandelier, Luxe, Dahlia
Bottom : Prosecco, Bubbles, Breathless, Dessert, Sweetheart, Orchid
This leave-in conditioner was reduced & am thrilled I spotted it!  I really like leave-in conditioners as I think it gives another layer of protection from blow dryers & flat irons.
It will be 70' degrees this week so maybe Spring is finally here!  The strawberries are coming in nicely:
So with Spring here, there are some things that need to be done and that includes cleaning my copper collection displayed in the kitchen:

Do you have a lot of spring cleaning projects?  Are there some you enjoy more than others?   I love changing the linens - I use flannel sheets for winter then change to Egyptian cotton for warmer seasons ~ and off comes the down comforters!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

I am finally surfacing from the migraine from h!ll - this was a real endurance test.
As a daily migraineur, I am accustomed to constant pain but this week was particularly difficult.  Changing weather is very hard on head pain sufferers but at least this time it was only rain, not sleet & snow!

Last week I placed an order with Ulta and these lovelies have arrived:
Rose Gold Eye Shadow Palette
ULTARose Gold Natural Eye Shadow Palette

Ulta GWP
 I will review them over the weekend and share better pictures ~ this set was a 15 piece GWP (gift with purchase) - I will probably not use any of these except the lg brush & mascara.

Congratulations to Sherry P in Texas -  you are the winner of the Tarte Cheek Stain!  Please send your address by Sunday & I will get it in the mail.
Everyone have a great weekend! 
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

With this cold, dry weather I have been reaching for moisturizing body wash every time I shower ~ I am loving these two:
Miss Precious has very sensitive skin so the Dove has worked nicely for her:
I can't believe she is 5 now! I truly love my 2 grands more than my next breath!

I have recently tried L'Oreal Hydra Perfecte Powder and I am impressed!
It is translucent and gave just a natural glow without shimmer - it was a hunt to find it but definitely worth it ~ I plan to order multiples.  It helps set your foundation without heaviness or changing color.
(I buy & pay for all the products I am using and review.)
Ulta is giving 20% off Strivectin prods for the next week.  These are excellent prods that give results.
This prod gives the benefits of retinol without the flaking & irritation.  And with 20% off I can afford to battle wrinkles every day!

I know I should not have too much salt but since using pink sea salt I don't feel so guilty.  As a Southern girl, I think everything needs salt!  So I have been using this:
Just need a little & I do put it on everything!
A great recipe for using good salt is Rosemary Mixed Nuts - there are many different varieties of this recipe & here are some easy ones:
Rosemary is a lovely herb to grow indoors - I keep it in my sun-room ~ it's time to start some of my other favorite indoor herbs: dill, parsley, oregano

For those of you who love Christmas, all day, every day, a radio station in NY is now playing Christmas music 24 hours a day, seven days a week -  They rebranded the station as "Santa 105.7 FM".   You can listen to the station live online

I want to have a giveaway to show my appreciation for my lovely followers - I always enjoy hearing from you & love sharing information on the latest prods we need in our life.
So, The Spring 2015 Giveaway has begun!  Become a follower for a chance to win this Tarte Cheek Stain 'Exposed' (nude/pinkish rose shade), new/sealed in package.  Apparently these are a cult favorite and retail for $30 ~ and you could win one!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Good Morning
Since we have had so much snow, I may as well shop!  I love the convenience of having what I want delivered to my door ~ here are some of my new favorites:
Ulta's Super Shiny Lip Gloss in Siren & Starlet~
 It really is a shiny lip gloss which I prefer because the lines on the lips are not so noticeable since the light reflects back - and many times these items are BOGO.
These particular colors are hardly one shade in difference so which ever color is in the bag I am carrying it will be fine.

To prevent dry lips, I have been using No7 Lift & Luminate night serum on eyes & lips and it is a good product!
From what I have read, this comp has done studies to prove their prods work & I have liked everything I have tried.
I recently bought this: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hairspray All-Day-Hold. This is an ultra-fine spray with no detectable scent - this will be great as the humidity starts up around here in spring!
I generally like John Frieda products & use the purple shampoo every month.

Since we had snow again this weekend, it was the perfect time to make cookies:
I packaged up a bunch for Papaw to take to my beloved grands ~ since son requested more of my Starbucks Mocha coffee, off it goes to him.  I did not care for it but love my purchase of Crazy Cups Death by Chocolate:
Since my son gave me the Keurig I have spent a fortune on coffees & teas but what a way to go!  It has been a lot of fun!

I want to have a giveaway to show my appreciation to my followers - I always enjoy hearing from you & love sharing information on the latest prods we need in our life.
So, The Spring 2015 Giveaway starts right now!  Become a follower for a chance to win this Tarte Cheek Stain 'Exposed' (nude/pinkish rose shade), new/sealed in package.  Apparently these are a cult favorite and retail for $30 ~ and you could win one!
Spring 2015 starts on Friday, 20th March 2015, 6:46pm, so let's celebrate and enjoy a giveaway for my marvelous followers!
The drawing will be held on March 20 - the beginning of spring and I want you to win!   Follow along!
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