Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ulta kindly sent me a $10 gift certif for my birthday and I used it for some basic things:
I will give more details about these products after this week - we celebrate my adorable GS's birthday and his presents are wrapped but I still have a Jurassic Park cake to build.

I have been wanting to try Prada's 'Candy' perfume as I liked a sample I received.  As a rule, I would shy away from a product that has a name that is too 'cutesy' .  But I am happy with this small purchase - it will not be an every day fragrance but will be nice for a change.  It is floral without being too sweet and not so large that I will tire of it before it is finished.

I also received a free Urban Decay eye shadow in 'Midnight Cowboy'.  It is too glittery for me as an eye shadow but used lightly, it will be fine for a brow highlighter.
(To be honest, I should just give it away - I know I won't use it !!!)

I finally got around to trying my new  L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in ' Avenue Des Roses'.
I like the pale lavender and bronze colors - this will be fine all through fall.

I like this hairspray!  It is one of a zillion that I have but this actually works well without too much stiffness.  The product states there is caffeine in the ingredients - I don't know how that helps hold a style but I have been happy with this!
Finally,  a haircut!

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

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

It is getting time to start the holiday baking so things can be put in the freezer and ready to be mailed off at the right time.

This is the refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen and then there are 2 other freezers in the garage. During the holidays it takes every bit of space I have to store things and even then sometimes I have to molly-hock items and make room!!  I love baking and do not want to be rushed during the holidays.

If you love anything Christmas, see this blog:
http://adebbie-dabblechristmas.blogspot.com/

Since Ulta had 20% off I picked up a few things - especially the seasonal shower gel because you can't get this in the fall/winter and I love the scent. And it was half off so that made the purchase irresistible!
Ulta Shiny Sheer Lip Gloss
                                             Top: Fuchsia                             Bottom:Rouge

Fuchsia is more berry toned and a shade deeper
Rouge is more red without being stark
This is not goopy lip gloss - it provides color with a little shine that reflects light back so lines on the lips are not so noticeable.  I keep a variety of these in every bag.
I always buy these when Ulta has a sale even if I don't need any - just in case!

While out and about I stopped at a discount dept store and found these e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palettes.
I picked up California
 and Texas
     Infused with active key ingredients that include jojoba, rose, sunflower, apricot and grape to nourish and hydrate the skin.  These are baked in ovens and can be used wet or dry - I only use dry simply to save time.
These are small and will be great for travel or as stocking stuffers for the holidays.  The prices varied from $5 - $10.
  *Speaking of the holidays - I need a pink/shabby chic tree skirt - if you know where I can find something like this let me know.

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

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Since Too Faced was having a 30% off sale I need this!
  Rainforest After Dark 
colored clay eye & cheek palette - absolutely love these colors and they can be worn all year long.
Colors:
bare to explore (pink beige)
make a mauve (plum mauve)
plum away with me (dark plum)
up to no gold (gold)
tan-gled up in you (tan)
don’t turn a-brown (dark brown)
unleashed (nude rose blush)
champagne (highlighter)
park ave princess (bronze)
I have  had my eye on this for months and now the price is right!
Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, triclosan, soldium lauryl sulfate and phthalates


I also ordered  Brazilliance set of 5 self-tanning face towelettes
This is a good product - I apply moisturizer (with SPF) - let it sink in and then use the towels
for quick bronzing.  Many times I don't need additional face make up.

and lip facial lip scrub.
I will not buy the lip facial again - it is very rough & scratchy - it does what it should but it could be a little more delicate - but I will keep it.
With 30% off, I can't go wrong!  After all, I have a birthday coming up so why not celebrate early!

I must say I do not like the shipping options from this company - they will not send packages to a PO Box - my house is at least a 1/4 mile from the road so I don't feel like packages are safe, as I cannot see when the mail carrier arrives and they will not bring it back to the house.  It seems we pay more and get less service.

I love this time of year because Pantone gives us a forecast of seasonal colors.
 
                                   Pantone's Colors for Fall 2016
Sharkskin, Lush Meadow, Potter's Clay, Spicy Mustard, and Riverside
 pantone-colors-5.jpg
All these colors definitely announce Fall!
My personal favorite is Bodacious – Pantone 17-3240 (#5 on top row below).
It sends me back to the lovely Radiant Orchid of a couple of years ago.

But truly, most of these colors will work together beautifully straight thru spring.
Which is your favorite?

My beloved grands having fun at Mimi's - can't they stay little forever?

Next week my precious GS and I will celebrate our birthdays - he will be in dinosaur heaven (he is so easy to shop for!) and I will make a Jurassic Park cake that he helps decorate.  Messy fun will be had by all !!  (Picture from several years ago)

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

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Welcome new followers!  It is great meeting you.

A blogger was mentioning how much she liked Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess products and I completely agree.  They are wonderful and the scent is just right for summer without being over the top.

From the top I have: Liquid Bronzer; Illuminating Powder; Matte Bronzer; The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette; Shimmering & Non Shimmering Body Oil Spray
I find these products last a long time and I keep some put back because I am afraid they will be discontinued! I really have enjoyed everything I have tried from this collection.

This month's issue of House Beautiful has an article about using pink for decorating.
I used pink paint in my dining room and love it.  The dentil molding (A dentil is one of a series of closely spaced, rectangular blocks that form a molding) is white and I have a pink floral valance.  I have had this color scheme for several years and still enjoy it.

The Princess riding thru the dining room and the great room. Her cute jammys match the pink dining room walls!  It's one of her favorite colors - she was raised right, as we say in the South!

Thank you to all the bloggers that supported Christmas in July - it was inspiring and is motivating me to begin the deep house cleaning - and organize the pink Christmas decorations I will be using this year.
I just found this site and it is lovely even though there is not enough pink decorating ideas!
                        https://www.pinterest.com/tripleblackcatz/luxury-christmas

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

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

As most people, I need help covering some darkness under my eyes.
"Dreamlit" under eye brightener from Pacifica is wonderful! You honestly get coverage and brightening without sparkle. It claims to have anti-aging benefits which is just a plus!
I think most skin tones could use this and I use it several times a week - it's a keeper!!
I will pick up another one when Ulta has another 20% off.

One of the things I seem to 'collect' are make up organizers - these are some of them - wouldn't it be great if there were things actually in them???!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh, to be organized!
While looking at some new ones I came across one very similar that was over $250 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At first I thought this must be a misprint because it was not made of gold just acrylic like my others.  I just did not see that it was special enough to spend that amount of money. I try to stay around $20.

Cover Girl Professional Super Thick Lash is a great product. Not always easy to find but worth the hunt.  The brush coated every lash and the formula was not goopy - it also is helpful to keep the cap on tightly - I must have been in a rush!!

I just have to reminisce for a moment - I still love the color Radiant Orchid.......
               https://www.pinterest.com/sephora/radiant-orchid-2014-color-of-the-year/
I hope the upcoming year is another good one for lovely colors - I have thoroughly enjoyed this year's Rose Quartz and Serenity.
 http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016

And since we are reminiscing, I have pulled out Bobbi Brown's Lilac Rose Collection eye shadow.
 
I have never used this but I still love it.

Since it is hotter than hades I try to make cool foods - like my chicken salad. Add wheat crackers and a simple lunch is ready.  I enjoy using herbes de provence for seasoning and a little extra oregano.
I keep canned chicken in the pantry year round for convenience.

Less than 60 days until fall!!

Att Blogger: I do not like the new Followers widget you put on my blog - it is not an improvement as there is no options button - it looks terrible and is smaller than the previous one.  People are also complaining  they cannot follow - this is NOT an improvement!

There is also this from the Blogger Forum:
" As we mentioned some weeks ago, starting this week, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. To follow a blog via Google Friend Connect now, readers will need a Google Account (the same they use for Gmail or YouTube). There will be no need for readers to be signed in, or to have a Google+ profile.
  • What does  this mean for you and your blog? We’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count ".
    Gee, thanks........ what an improvement!

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