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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I have become a fan of Tarte products & Tarte Miracles from the Amazon 6-piece Collection came today;
 Beauty News: Today Only on QVC— tarte Miracles from the Amazon 6pc. Collection
Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
Amazonian clay-infused shadows

  • Pink Beyond - matte soft pink
  • Taupe for the Best - shimmering steel taupe
  • Dreams Plum True - true matte plum
  • Out of This Pearl - pearly golden ivory
  • Thistle Be The Day - plush matte grey/beige
  • Paint the Brown - matte chocolate brown ~ 
  •           So glad to see matte shades!
     Full sized blush in Talented ~ soft peachy coral

     I really like the brushes but the blending side is not defined enough for me - I prefer a smaller brush with a more pointed end.
    LipSurgence Liquid Lip Shine in Exquisite is a great shiny lipgloss in a perfect, soft mauve/berry shade.
    How did I live without this cutie?
    I am going to buy one for every handbag!

    Is this not heart-breaking to see such a nice bag ruined??!!!!!
    Really, someone cut holes in the LV and they want us to pay for it????????????
    It is a world gone mad!

    I love these cut glass pitchers (I have 2) and made white wine sangria for lunch:

    Snow & ice be gone - it's delaying my package deliveries!
    Stay warm!
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    Monday, February 9, 2015

    I am currently trying this shampoo & I believe it is perfect for winter!
    Just a little product gives a moisturizing cleanse and I did not need conditioner - a nice shampoo that did not weigh my hair down & added a natural softness.
    It is also time for a spot of the purple shampoo to keep our light locks lovely!
    Remember: at least once a month, go purple!

    Also newly arrived is Nivea's new in-shower Body Lotion for very dry skin - absolutely superb for this weather!
    The Sally Hershberger Style Primer (pic below) was a nice product - a very light mousse & soft scent that dissipated quickly - my hair was shiny, with no stiffness.  But the product was not easy to find & the price was high just to be part of my on-going arsenal ~ I am all about variety!

    I have been a fan of  Maybelline Baby Lips for a while & I just bought the "Cherry Me"; I know it looks very dark red but it definitely goes on as a sheer little bit of color.  It is very moisturizing with just the right amount of color ~ perfect to keep in your bag because you don't need a mirror to apply.
    I have been trying some of  Mally Evercolor Shadow Sticks & lipgloss (High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Epic Pink).  The lip gloss was too gloopy for me but the Shadow Sticks were wonderful!  They just glided on without pulling and the color was just the right amount - really no blending needed - super fast!  This is Age Rebel Shadow Stick in Smoky Quartz:
    This is a super easy lunch - the Steamers vegs from Green Giant have been on sale for about $1 each lately - then I simply add soy sauce & shredded cheese:
    Have a great week!

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    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!! 

    My OOTD  
    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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