Saturday, August 22, 2015

I am always a little sad when school starts back because I cannot get the grands any time I want - the school schedule interferes with Mimi time!!
But I enjoy taking them for their back to school hair cuts - thank you Miss Dawn:
                                    I Love You to the Moon and Back Again

My precious GS had a wonderful Jurassic World birthday - I can't believe he is 10 & in 6 short years he will be driving - I want my baby back!!!!!
I have enjoyed every moment of his life and cannot imagine the world without him.
Little sister helped decorate the cake - always use white t-shirts when little ones are playing with icing - it can be bleached out!

I am liking this plum color of polish - it will be a nice fall color.
This is Revlon's Up The Ante Colorstay Gel Envy - I wash my hands a lot and this is holding up to heavy use. I plan to add some more colors when they go on sale.

The leaves up here are already turning to bright yellow - fall is my favorite time of year and the temps are more comfortable.
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Monday, August 10, 2015

To all of us August birthday girls:
 pinkFlower gifes

Dear GS loves anything dinosaur and since he saw the new movie as soon as it came out,  I found these for him:

I am not sure about this metallic teal nail polish:
  I think I am more of a red polish chick!!!
I received Laura Geller's Eyelash Primer and really like it.  It comes in black so if it's a casual day you won't need mascara.  I admit I slept in it and it is not waterproof but it was not a terrible mess the next morning! My lashes were very soft the next day - this is a keeper.

Oh happy day!! It is finally out of the 90's around here - come on fall !!!!!!!!!!
I like these Michael Kors bags from the fall collection:
Susannah Large Quilted-Leather Tote by Michael Kors
    Camden Medium Leather Drawstring Satchel by Michael Kors












I love textured bags (yes some still have the tags on them!):


And of course my favorite Gucci, which I don't even use so it does not get damaged:














What are some of your favorite investment bags?
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Friday, July 31, 2015

If you like Chanel, here is a quick look at some of the fall collection:

The blush & lip gloss may need to come home with me!

I found this leave-in conditioner on clearance at Ulta and really like it - but the original price seems high for such a small bottle. Alterna is a brand I have been wanting to try so I think I will also order Bamboo Beach Summer Sunshine Spray.

Ulta sent another 20% off flyer to me and I have compiled quite a list!  I will pare down some of the summer items & just wait for next year to get
those - some of which will probably be new & improved.

I apologize for the short update but the migraine is bigger than me!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

A sad week has arrived that I have been dreading - my best friend is moving out of state.
I wish for all of you to have a friend like her.
Now I know she will need things to help her settle in & I want her to know that I am thinking about her.  So I want to send her a goodie box of things she would not buy for herself.  I have a number of nice samples that I have received from Ulta & Sephora that I am putting in a make up bag.  What else should I send?  It has to be something that will survive the shipping companies so I won't send perfume!  I know she loves pumpkin raisin bread so that will be in the box - I will completely freeze the loaf and triple wrap it and put it in a zipped storage bag.  I am also getting a subscription for a magazine that she can enjoy in the evenings.  I could not find a Sephora or Ulta close to her so a gift card is out - though I could order it myself & have it sent to her.
                                      What would you like to have? 

The heat here in the South is outrageous - but I saw Halloween items in a store so I just have to hold out for fall!

I have been using these 2 different highlighters and like both of them.
Pixi by Petra in Brightening Peach - it does lighten the under eye area and has a firm texture - put this on after your moisturizer.
The Mally Perfect Prep is a lighter formulation which takes just a tiny bit to brighten any area that seems to have shadows - under the eye, the smile lines & the outside corners of the eyes.  It really lasts a long time.

If you enjoy mocha lattes you have to try this brand:
It is so delicious!
Many times it's all I need in the morning.
I love my chicken salad on organic mixed greens - that's what is for lunch today!
Stay cool my lovelies!
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Friday, July 10, 2015

With heat & high humidity here in the South I sometimes skip conditioner after shampooing - but I still love a high shine so this product is my new best friend:
It has a pretty scent and does not leave the heaviness that many argan oil products can - you just lightly mist over the top of your hair and you are good to go!

I am fairly sure I will use hair spray until the end of time and this Platinum Working Spray by Kenra is great!  You can easily comb thru it if you want to rearrange your style and there is no stickiness.  Once I am finished styling my hair I use the Kenra Super Hold Finishing Spray.

I admit to hoarding if I really love a product so this week I have been busy!
I found these Estee Lauder items at an outlet and since they are seasonal I am terrified of not being able to find them again - so Friday I am going back for more!!!!!!!!!!

I love salads this time of year and a chef's salad is a favorite - you can use whatever is on hand to make a nice lunch:
Take care of yourself in this terrible heat!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I have some new products that are becoming super favorites!
Sexy Hair Beach Spray gives great texture & though there is argan oil in it, there is no oily heaviness - spray it all over & then blow dry - it is helping hold my style thru this awful humidity.  I may buy this by the case so I never run out!

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess products are becoming summer staples. The powder bronzer is reviewed below but I have just tried the Body Oil Spray and love the summery scent it has while softening the skin.
The little bottle has shimmer in it and looks so nice on the arms & legs.
And last but not least, the Luminous Liquid Bronzer:

Smooth this on just like face cream and you get a beautiful bronzed look  -  as a matter of fact, you can lighten the bronze look by mixing this with your moisturizer - I wish  I had  bought 2 of these!
(All products purchased by me.)

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Friday, June 19, 2015

The heat here is awful! Enough already!

I will have some new material soon - I have been busy with tests for a slowing heart.
If the fall collections would just come on out that would be exciting and make my heart beat faster!

I did find these 2 eye shadow palettes on clearance and that made me happy:
I won't use all the colors but for $3 it's fun!

Stay hydrated and don't over exert - my Dr said so!!!
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Sunday, June 7, 2015


I found these at Lands End in XS Petite - I think they will be super practical for summer. (The pictures are from the LE website)  
Another person asked if I color my hair - No I don't  but it does appear to be different colors - lighting & flashes make all the difference.  This is the color Mother Nature gave me after breast cancer and I like it since I was born with this color.
But I do think I should wear more color around my face and apparently more make up!
This grey makes my appearance too washed out.  Maybe if I had used more silver  jewelry........

One of the 'funnest' recipes to put together during this time of year is trail mix - I generally like everything that is put in it:
White & choc chips, peanut butter chips, all color raisins, dried cranberries, peanuts, cashews, almonds and Brazil nuts usually whatever is on hand!

This week I have to drive Mr. for Forty years for a liver biopsy -I am accustomed to being poked & prodded but he is not so I have let him have control of the TV this weekend - a rare event!!!!!!!
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Monday, May 25, 2015

I have been on a brush-buying binge lately:
 The real Techniques brush (on the right) is super soft and retractable - probably my new favorite.
COCO eau de parfum Chanel - I just recently found this in the dressing room armoire and though it is over 10yrs old, it still smells fabulous!  I can't decide to go ahead and use it up or keep it for posterity!

My gang loves fajitas and this in-the-oven method looks great:
 http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/02/oven-fajitas
  Oven Fajitas
The directions are at the  link - it seems like a great recipe!

Work Like You Don't Need The Money
Love Like You've Never Been Hurt
Dance Like Nobody's Watching

And Live Like It's Heaven On Earth

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Patti, you are sending me into withdrawal without your blog ~ but have a fabulous summer and use that sunscreen everyday.  We will miss you!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Aveeno makes a nice daily moisturizer:
My sensitive skin is happy with this product and the SPF30 is an extra bonus.

Tarte Beauty in the Basics 6 Piece Makeup Set will debut on QVC as the TSV for May 11 and though I will probably not purchase it as I have enough Tarte sets to last for eternity, if you have not tried this brand this will be a good choice to try it  out.

Here are some of my sets:
I really have enjoyed all the products I have bought and can't wait to see the fall line!


If you enjoy trying restaurant recipes here is a link to copy cat recipes - there are a ton of them!
http://www.recipelink.com/copycat/key/A

The joys of spring: chasing after bubbles!

All About You quote

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