Friday, January 30, 2015

Laura Mercier has created a lovely palette: Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette.
Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette
These are my colors & this will be gorgeous for spring!

Here is some useful info:
Makeup-When To Toss It!  As a Mary Kay beauty consultant I can help you, please let me know what you would like or need.

Be sure to visit my pinterest boards:
I have just started playing with this so I look forward to discovering new sites.

My Lovelies, you have to see the 65 bags for spring:
I am so glad to see the bucket & reptile styles are continuing to go strong
because I am still in love with my Gucci python:
 I never use it because I am afraid of causing damage but it looks great hanging in the closet!! 

all i need is coffee and mascara.
......and maybe these shoes!
floral toms. if my dress has more lace than sparkle, I might go with these. gotta have a pop of color!

Congrats to Duke & Coach K - job well done!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Apparently hair style primer is a "thing" now so we need to find some good ones, especially if you have fine straight hair - like me!
The Sally Hershberger Style Primer has not arrived yet but I am excited to try it.  The Nick Chavez Amazon Hair worked great - it is a spray on gel with no heavy stiffness or strong scent & I could not detect any build up - I need to start looking for more of this!   I like B&B prods but I am definitely a 'spray' girl - I feel I have more control over the amount of product I use.
Lucky magazine is showing adorable embellished sweatshirts and I would love to have one!  I am afraid with the spring & summers clothes coming in this may be something that will have to wait until fall but I am definitely on the hunt!  Such an easy way to dress up a casual look.  If you find a great one let me know.

Some days I just want a simple swipe of face powder & fly out the door. This product will certainly do the trick - it gives a soft smidge of color with a bit of glow & it is not expensive - honestly, to just run to the grocery store does not warrant hauling out the Chanel!
Wet n Wild Bronzer in "Reserve Your Cabana" is very light and has SPF 15 - this will be a good spring item that we all can afford!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Even before my days as a caterer I collected anything that revolved around cooking; I especially love baking pans & always want the newest & most interesting sets:
I think it is important to buy quality because I plan to pass my things on to the DIL & GD - along with the memories of the wonderful foods that were created to commemorate special days.

My son gave me a Keurig for Christmas and I realize I am late to the game - I try to keep clutter off my counters but this little gem is too fun!  I usually use it 2-3 x a day!
I am currently enjoying a tea called Winter Spice & it is delicious - and caffeine free!
Thank you son - you're my favorite! (He's an only child!)

I am excited to start purchasing the spring collections of some of my favorite cosmetics comps and as always, Chanel does not disappoint.  Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush - the Innocence color is very beautiful:

The color pictured is Sonate - this would certainly be a great year 'round color!

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

I have been trying different eye shadow brushes and honestly, the inexpensive e l f brushes are as good as anything - really, for $1 you just can't go wrong!
I don't know where some of these came from but these are a variety of my back ups.
The cotton ones are neat because the bottom is flat & the top is pointed = both are great helps in cleaning up make up around the eye area.

I purchased this lighted make up mirror and it was too good!  Let me explain;  I am a daily migraineur and one of my triggers is light.  This mirror is very bright and instantly triggered head pain. It had to go back but if you need one this is a good purchase; not too large & good light intensity.
Becoming organized is an ongoing exercise for me so I am always on the hunt for items that will help me in that effort. Apparently I now have a collection of 'helpers':
This is going to work with some of my other organizing options:
I love these decorated boxes & use them for a zillion things.
Pink aviator sunglasses are a must for me this year:

Someone sent me the following: " As women we do the errands of Angels."
Don't you just love it!!  As a matter of fact, I have had women in my life that came just when I so needed was miraculous.  This year, may I be one of those women.
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

I have dabbled in Tarte cosmetics all year so I ordered the 'Glow Beyond' collection:
I especially wanted to try the bronzer Park Ave Princess.  It looks matte in the compact but there is a little shimmer in it.  I think it is too dark for me but I do think I could lighten it up with setting powder.  I have not tried the mascara yet and may not, as I only use waterproof.
These shoes are so cute for sort of dressed-up casual; I only wear these indoors, a fancy version of "house" shoes:

No heels!!!!  I normally buy my pants in petite size so there is no hemming needed.
And of course, the fashionable 5 yr old in her Christmas finery....
I plan to resume designing hair accessories for little fashionistas after the new year and you can go here:  to see some of my former designs.  Now that brain surgery is no longer my hobby I can begin creating again, especially now that the Princess is very interested in anything pink & frilly!  They say she gets it honest, and I have nooooo idea what they mean??!!!!!!!!!    
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

The holidays give me reason to bring out the "good" stuff-
Some of my Christmas china:
Lenox Holiday Dinnerware Dinner Plate (Set Of 6)
Lenox Winter Greet Dinnerware Salad Plate (Set Of 6)
I love all of these!
What are some of your favorites?

Perfume is an item I treat myself to on occasion and once in awhile I try something new. I thought I would like Tom Ford's Black Orchid but it did not turn out that way.  I usually buy Sephora's Perfume Sampler and it is a great way to sample expensive perfumes before taking the full plunge.
I have not tried all of them but there are some favorites in there like Lancome's
La vie est belle:
La vie est belle    
This is such a beautiful fragrance & it is already under my tree!

The princess has turned 5 ~

Grandchildren are such a blessing - I have enjoyed every moment of their lives.
After 4 brain surgeries, I feel so fortunate to be here and watch them grow up; this year has been one of those that if I could freeze time I would.
Blessings to all.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I can't help it - I am already thinking about next Christmas!
This year can go quietly away since I am happy to forget about 2 cars I demolished and the broken bones that are healing.
Because next year I am going to treat myself to this lovely ~ ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: BEAUTY BRUSH SET + STAND
Of course, I realize I won't be throwing these make-up brushes away like I normally do so I will be careful with them - they truly need to come home with me.  These are worth being good for the entire year!

This adorable case was out of stock on line but my local Ulta kindly put this aside for me until I could make it into town:
"Let's Face It" Collection has a nice assortment of eye shadows, primer, blush, bronzers, lip gloss & applicators.  This would make a nice gift or the perfect travel kit.  With my platinum discount I think it was under $10!
While I was in Ulta I also picked up this hairspray/finishing spray:
This is very softly scented & user friendly! No stiffness or dullness - I am very pleased with this purchase.

I absolutely love the new cotton tips that are so perfect for applying makeup:
I found these 2 different types & stocked up - you know it's one of those things that when you run out, you can never find them!  I really like them better than a regular eye shadow brush.

I adore the chandelier sweater look so I bought this:
I also found a very similar one for GD - she is like me = if it sparkles, we love it!
And speaking of the Princess ...................

Happy Birthday angel  ~  you are the best surprise I have ever received!
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