Monday, January 7, 2019

Do you combine fragrances for a unique scent?  I do many times and it is easy to do with these Nest fragrances.  These also go well with the Black Tulip scent.
 Aerin (estee lauder) and Jimmy Choo = spicy floral
Let me know what you use and what combinations you enjoy.

My regular shopping outfit - I only wear easy things when I have to try on clothes.  I try to stay with styles that I do not have to try on because I know the cut of the clothes will fit me and that way I can order on-line and do not have to go out ~ especially since we are supposed to get 'wintery mix' this weekend!
I soooo need a hair cut - my wonderful stylist retired and moved away - at this point I will go anywhere in NC for a great hair designer!!

Because I dropped my slow cooker I had to buy another one and I am pleased it is larger:
 An easy lunch - chicken, potatoes & green beans - I always use a liner for fast clean-up!
I use chicken stock and various seasonings like oregano, herbes de provence & bay leaves.  I leave it in for 5-6 hours and dinner is ready whenever I need it!

View from my kitchen window:
                                              Remember the animals during bad weather.

My most recent Ulta order: No7 Face & Neck multi-action serum. This is gentle for sensitive skin - I will buy this again.
The Kenra Shine Spray really gives a nice shine without weighing the hair down- just the right amount of hold. I always buy this when Kenra is on sale.  Buy 1 Get 1 50% off is a good deal.

Get ready for the awful weather!


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Monday, December 10, 2018

My stars!  We got the most snow ever here on the mountain - 14" which is a lot for the South.  I have enjoyed this for a few days so I am ready for it to go away!
 

Pantone's color of the year is not my cup of tea.  I have never been drawn to coral/orangey colors - I am still enjoying last year's color (post below).
Pantone Color Institute's Color of the Year 2019 Logo
Do you see this as part of your new year color scheme?

It's here - oh happy day!!!  Urban Decay Naked Cherry!
These colors are so beautiful and I am happy to just sit and look at them.  I have not really tried this palette yet as I have been bothered by irritated eyes - I don't know why as the cataract surgery was successful.  I have started using my antibiotic eye drops again so I hope it helps.

I am very fond of this lip creme/gloss with argan oil and hint of color.
It is very moisturizing and remains until you take it off.  This can also be used as cheek color which is a nice option in the winter if you need blush.

If we don't talk before the holidays I wish you a wonderful season and very merry days!
Be well and take good care.

If we don't laugh, we will cry!

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

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

I have absolutely loved the Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia
The colors are beautiful and the color pay off was good.  The Antique Bronze (3rd one in from right top) is perfect for the eye crease and blends well with the other lid colors.  This and the palette below will make great gifts for yourself - or anyone else!

My new eyeshadow love is here and we will look at it more closely next time.  It deserves a separate post ~ Naked Cherry!


Cold weather has arrived in the South so those of us with dry skin begin the fight.  Here are 3 I keep in my rotation all year:

Skinfix Flavor Free Lip Repair Balm is worth every penny.  This tube gives moisturization without a greasy feel.  The only improvement I could recommend is adding SPF.

The holiday baking has begun here and I am baking things that can be frozen: like these Choc Brownies sprinkled with goodies - like left over Halloween candy!   I just have to get them in the freezer before they are eaten. *Do not feel badly if you use a mix - your time is valuable and this is a busy time of year!
 Have you started creating the Thanksgiving menu - I would have a mutiny if I changed anything!
What are your favorite foods?

The fall village is out - now I have to keep it clean!  But these are worth the effort.

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


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pantone's Color of the year  Ultra Violet was a good basic color but I have not used it very much.
I am more drawn to Rose & Pink (below)
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 - Color Palette Kindred Spirits
All these colors are nice and would easily be incorporated in any decorating scheme.
I always look forward to the new color and I think it was early Dec that Pantone announced last year's color so it will not be much longer.

I saw a photo someone took of an Hermes & Gucci bag on the edge of a pool.
Can you imagine the heart break if they fell over into the pool???!!!!! It would not be worth the risk to me.  When I go to a restaurant the purse must have its own chair!!

I did not realize Oct 10 was National Handbag Day but what a great day to celebrate.  I honestly love my purses so much I rarely use them!!!  But GD already has her eye on some and I did give her a small LV to keep for her allowance.
Gucci was my first love & purchase but alas it was stolen many years ago.  But I have trekked on and added LV & Chanel to my collection.
 Gucci Python, Louis Vuitton Noe & Gucci Watercolour - safely hanging in my closet!
I am bad about not using the dust covers - definitely use them!

I need a haircut but my stylist retired and moved away - oh how I miss her!
She recommended someone else in the salon and I may try her.  So far I have been trimming myself.
No 'oops' yet!

This is an easy lunch: boneless chicken breasts, red potatoes & green beans.
I always use a liner for faster clean-up and add the basic seasonings=salt,pepper, garlic powder,cumin, Worcestershire sauce.  I made extra chicken for tacos later in the week.

"I bought it on sale so I really made money."

Most disabling

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hello lovelies!  I cannot believe we are facing another hurricane - the eastern part of NC has not recovered from the last one and 81 roads are still closed here.

I know many of you lost so much during the last storm and I want to help my loyal readers.  If you want to send me a note about your circumstances and describe what you lost I will try to help replace some of the make up that did not survive.  I realize this is not the same level as losing your home but if it can bring some joy to you I will be glad to help.  Let me know your preferences (do you need mascara or blush) and a physical address that I can send a package.  Everything will be new & unopened.  (If you do not hear from me it is because I did not have anything you needed or I ran out of my extras) - if you leave your email address I will delete it as soon as I can - I know you don't want spam!!
I pray things will be back to normal for you very soon.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Ingredients

2 6 oz Chicken Flavored Stuffing Mix prepared as directed except with broth instead of water 
2 10 oz Cream of Chicken Soup 
1/2 Cup Milk (can be adjusted if it looks too soupy)
 3 Cups Cooked Chicken- Cubed - if using fresh chicken be sure it is completely cooked.
Shredded cheese for topping if desired.

Instructions
  1. Prepare stuffing as directed replacing water with broth.
  2. Place in a sprayed 5 QT Slow Cooker or use a liner-so much easier for clean-up!
  3. Stir in one can of soup.
  4. In another bowl, mix milk, chicken and other soup & add finely chopped onion and celery.
    If you don't have celery on hand use some celery seeds. I also add oregano & herbes de provence.
  5. Pour over stuffing.
  6. Cook on Low for 6 Hours
    Place cheese on top at the end of cooking.

    I see Urban Decay has come out with Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette and I think I need this!
    From their website, this is the description:
    " With 12 amped-up, cherry-hued shades that range from shimmering pinks and warm peaches to deep burgundies, the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette will have you creating ethereal daytime looks as well as wildly seductive smoky eyes."  I might as well put it in the cart so when 20% off comes along I will be ready.

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       **New items listed ~
    mewe.com/join/living_the_good_life
      The places for designer & high-end make up at a discount! 

     
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