Thursday, November 9, 2017

I am enjoying hair products from Frederic Fekkai:
The Shear Shape styling mousse has a lovely scent and does not cause stiffness or stickiness.  The Glossing spray is new to me and adds a nice sheen without being sparkly but I still need hair spray to maintain the shape.
And while I was loading up I also bought the hair mist:
 This is a very light floral scent that even a migraineur can tolerate.  I just don't feel dressed until I have added perfume.

I am so glad I tried Algenist Sublime Defense Anti-Aging Blurring Moisturizer
It is an excellent moisturizer with SPF30 - not sticky or heavy.  I tend not to use SPF in the winter and I definitely should so this helps me save a step.

Finally all the silver is polished and looking respectful!  I normally use this tray for hors d'oeuvres - but line the bottom with lettuce leaves ~ it looks nice and protects the silver and the food from each other.
Have you started the holiday decorating?  The tree is up but not nearly finished.  I wanted to double the amount of lights so that is a work in progress.  The grand children will be here this weekend and they love to help decorate so I am ready for them.
More lights & ornaments!! (The tree is not leaning - it is my wobbly hand on the camera!)

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

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

I am still loving MAC cosmetics and do love these shades of purple.
They can easily do a day or night time look:
                                      I have always been fond of these colors for green eyes.
I am also using MAC Zoom Mascara ~ this gives nice definition and full coverage.

I have added a new-to-me lip balm that is very nice. FOUND Lip Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm - Poppy Kiss
The color does look dark but it is not - very sheer color and moisturizing ( 98% Natural Murumuru Butter) - which makes it perfect for around the house or keep in a pocket.  There is no taste or fragrance, which I prefer.

These are in my current rotation of hair products:

 I like Bed Head hair spray and the Fiber Fill mousse & tousle spray are great before blow drying - no stiffness.

Lovelies it is time to get the jewelry clean for the holidays - esp pieces that you do not wear every day.  Please don't use anything too caustic - it will eat the metal off.
I have been happy with with a coconut cleaner - no strong smell and not harsh to the skin (though I do wear rubber gloves to protect my manicure).

When holiday candy is on sale I buy what I like !!!!
Peanut M&M's are the way to my heart!


Please stop by Kathryn's blog:    http://www.thededicatedhouse.com 
She very kindly featured me last week!  If you enjoy decorating you will love her site.  Her home is stunning and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Ready for Christmas music?  Here you go!
https://www.internet-radio.com/stations/christmas/

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New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.


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

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Friday, October 27, 2017

I recently bought these blue pearl drop earrings and love them!
I love pearls in all their forms and even have the ones I wore on my wedding day. (I still have the originals = the earrings & the husband!).

 I enjoy Laura Geller products and could not resist this jewel box with products I have been craving!
 I have searched for Ethereal Pink for some time and found it in this collection (below)- she no longer offers it on her website and it is the perfect pink in blush.  The right side of this compact is Sateen Subtle Berry which has a soft taupe color to my eye~it could easily be a bronzer or used in the crease of the eye.
 This is baked eye shadow in Almond/Chocolate.  All the compacts have mirrors attached.

 I recently saw on an auction site make up that was "refurbished" ???????  If someone can explain this to me I would appreciate it - what does it involve? Dumpster diving products that were wiped off?  I can't believe this is even allowed! Please be careful my lovelies.

The harvest moon over the mountains ~

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

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Here are some products that have not been given their proper due.  After having tried these for a couple of months I wanted to share and let you know why these were a good purchase.
Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Body Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
"Hempz Daily Herbal Body Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a lightly scented, weightless daily moisturizer that helps hydrate, protect and improve skin's overall health and appearance. Enriched with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil and Hempz Signature Citrus Fruit Complex, this perfectly balanced formula delivers moisture to skin while helping to protect skin against the effects of free radial damage and harmful UV rays. "

                                    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi Palette
I love everything about the Bronze Goddess Collection and pick up the newest things each year because many sell out.  I have bought 2 of these - just in case!!  The suble glow is so lovely! (Currently sold out at Macy's)
 

These purse inserts are a great gift idea.  There are plenty of pockets to keep things organized without adding weight to your bag.


I found this ombre blush & bronzer at a dept store and love the colors!
 
These are perfect for various skin tones and it is easy to get the right amount of color without over doing it!  They each came with a small brush and are great for travel.

This needs to be seen by all consumers:
I did not know dumpster diving for cosmetics was a thing!  Just writing this gives me the creepy-crawlies and even more so when I saw the news report!  There is nothing I want that badly.  The sad part is some are selling items and not disclosing where the products came from.  This would explain how high end products are on auction sites selling below wholesale- which the average person cannot get.
(I had published this previously but here are some updates)
I will leave you with these articles!!!


A Pasadena YouTube star says his dumpster diving has turned up a treasure trove of goods, especially cosmetics.
With more than 31,000 subscribers, Rich Lux is hoping to be a YouTube star.

His passion is makeup and fashion, especially high-end and luxury products. He likes to test those products and review them for his followers.
"My favorite brands are Givenchy and Chanel," Lux said.
But since Lux doesn't have a big budget, he goes dumpster diving for some cosmetics.

We went along with him on a trip to the Ulta dumpster.
"Here you go. Let's see what we can find," Lux said. "We're looking for luxury makeup, Miss Thing."

We scored big after diving into the second dumpster.
While Lux says that some people rolling by his dumpster diving hauls give him the side-eye...

"Look. I am not bothered, Miss Thing. People are looking at me like I am crazy but I am getting the deals - expired make up companies throw away and you can get it in the dumpster for free," Lux said.
From the Dollar Store dumpster to diving behind the Ulta, Lux said he has not been bothered by authorities.
"The worse thing that could happen is if a security guard or a police officer tells you to get off the property. That's pretty much it. You just have to respect it and leave," Lux said.
We don't recommend that you try this, because there are trespassing signs on some properties.

Waste Management responds:
Since our story aired, Waste Management responded with a warning to think twice before you go dumpster diving for these high-end cosmetics.
Greta Calvery of Waste Management public affairs says "it is a massive understatement to say that there are risks."
"In fact, people are gravely injured and people die. It's more than a risk, it is a very sad reality," Calvery writes to Eyewitness News. "Families are torn apart and our hearts break when that happens. And in our industry, it happens."
This person openly states she sells things gathered from dumpsters!
 http://wgntv.com/2017/04/27/from-trash-to-cash-dumpster-diver-finds-new-life-in-tossed-cosmetics/

Please do not risk the health of your skin to save a few dollars!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

I have been on a shoe binge lately!  I think this is my 3rd pair of mules in the past month!
I love mules so I am glad they are popular and easy to find.  I consider these my 'Christmas' shoes:
I adore this embroidered look!

I have had the L'Oreal Nude palette for a while and have searched for the Intense palette for months - finally found it (bottom)!
                                                                       INTENSE

I may not keep the regular palette - the Intense colors are more to my liking.

My DIL collects fall pumpkin items so I got this for her - a cookie jar in a lovely pumpkin design:

Have a great weekend - my beloved grands are here this weekend to enjoy Halloween treats!

Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

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New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.


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

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                               Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here
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