Friday, January 20, 2017

I am a big fan of Kenra hair products and stock up when they have a sale.
I got the Texturizing Wax as I have a lot of layers in my hair that need definition.  This is a good product in mousse form but you do not need a lot - I tend to be heavy-handed so I know from experience!  Just  a small amount will do the job.
The Thickening Spray & Blow Dry Mist (thermal protectant) are nice to have in my stockpile and I add these first after shampooing - then blow dry - then add the wax which is really only needed on the ends of the layers - not especially on the roots ~ remember ~ not too much!
                                               Yes, alas, this is what 63 looks like ..........

I recently ordered this Purple Smokey Look Kit from NYX - 9 eye shadows & 2 lip colors with applicators.  I have always heard that green eyes should go for the  lavender/purple shadows and I have a zillion of them - so of course I needed this one!
 This is the appearance of the eye shadows from top to bottom-there were no names listed.  The first one (#1 shown on my arm) would be nice for the crease or as an eyeliner.
If you click on the pic it should get bigger.

It is a small compact and I will never use the lip colors - there are a few shimmer eye shadows in this set but not over the top -  I really do like these colors!
But there is fallout so keep a powder brush handy!

I rarely use this under eye concealer mainly because it is dry - I usually mix it with moisturizer and then apply but I am still not crazy about it - which is a shame because it has good ingredients.  I purchased the medium color but it was not a great match.  At least I got a little use out of it.

I am using Argan Oil regularly - it really absorbs quickly.  I use it on the face, neck and the back of my hands.  It has been unusually cold here in the South (6 deg!!) so I am using this in conjunction with upping my water intake.  It is a great moisturizer.
 What are some of your favorite moisturizers?  I can always use some more!

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

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Since it is a new year, let's review some things that we loved from the past year - which will help us get back to using our lovely goodies!
  Rainforest After Dark by Tarte
 Colored clay eye & cheek palette - absolutely love these colors and they can be worn all year long.
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)
Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, triclosan, soldium lauryl sulfate and phth

I love these colors and have only used it once - which is crazy!  They will be great for the entire year.

The formula is the same as the other quads in the Les 4 Ombres range, which is supposed to be “vibrant, pigment-rich” with “long-lasting pigments”  - great news - the spring edition of Chanel Les 4 Ombres is the same formulation!

                                      Hi; I'm Mimi and I have an eye shadow problem!!!
I still enjoy these palettes even though I rarely use them  ~ both are rose colored nude eye shadows~ L'Oreal and Ulta

The Countdown to Gorgeous from bareMinerals set was fun!  I did not want everything that was included but others did so nothing was wasted.  It was a great way to try various things in this line but I am glad I did not pay full price for the set.  Included:
Deluxe Marvelous Moxie Lip-gloss in 5 different shades
Deluxe Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in 4 shades
Eyecolor in 5 shades
Blush in 2 shades
Radiance in 1 shade
Original Mineral Veil
Tinted Mineral Veil
Mini Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
Mini Lash Domination Petite Precision Mascara
Deluxe SkinLongevity
I gave all the lip balms away - so far the eye shadows are very soft with a little fallout but are gentle on the skin.  Here is a pic of Thankful eye shadow which I will use in the crease:
It is a milk chocolate color - fairly powdery (is that a word??)
That is a small mascara!  I can understand smaller eye shadow samples (the larger one is Mineral Veil- I like that product a lot) - but mascara should be bigger.
But since I did not pay full price I won't complain too much.

What are some of your products that need more love - things you still enjoy but have not used consistently - share your favorites!

Att Bloggers: Do you have a reader that checks your site multiple times a day  - every day???
I have one from NJ - this person never participates or comments so I don't know the purpose of these visits, as I only publish once or twice a week.  Do you keep an eye on their IP address - which would probably be a good idea.  How do you handle the 'overly fervid' reader?
Feel free to email me if you prefer private conversation.

 Words to the Wise.:

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

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Well next year I will not be going to the Dr at the first of the month - mine was just a ray of sunshine - NOT!!   Apparently I have bad cholestrerol, high blood pressure and a couple of other things he does not like - I am not going to make him a birthday cake this year!!!!!!!!

So let's get to the fun stuff!
I recently got this and am not sure it is a keeper for me:

The Too Faced The Power of Makeup By NikkieTutorials Palette includes:

9 Eyeshadows in Ivy, Sugar Coated, Frosted Yum, Irrestible, Painkiller, Makeup & Chill, Mystic Hour, Wham Bam, and Wanted
  •  Long-Lasting Blush in I Will Always Want You and Justify My Love
  • Highlighter in Champagne Truffle
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
There is a slight scent of cocoa powder - there is definitely fall out and the colors are out of my comfort zone - the bronzer is too dark for me and I am not really a blush person.  I suppose the middle/down section of shadows would be ok and I wish the openings were a little bigger so the products don't get mixed.
Soooooo, I guess this will make a gift for someone!

Did you get something fabulous for yourself over the holidays?  Show & Tell !!!

We had our first snow fall and it was a doozy! 10 inches - which is a lot for the South - at least it was on the weekend so people could stay put.
I put out food for the birds but the crows are so piggy!

Ummm, apparently someone needs to work on the dressing room - and unpack some of the things I bought during the after Christmas sales!!
If you come over and help I'll serve wine and cheese!!
Stay warm!

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

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Friday, December 30, 2016

My Christmas look before the major cooking begins:
My straight hair will be falling in a couple of hours - more hairspray to the rescue!

So glad I bought this!
I am loving this full face palette from Bare Minerals - these are definitely my colors and will be perfect for upcoming spring.  Since I tend to have some oil on my eye lids (my derm states this is a good thing because it will stave off wrinkles!) I use a primer before adding eye shadow.  I really like Urban Decay's brand.
The colors from Left to Right: top: Presence, Graceful, Exhale, Finishing Powder, Golden Gate Matte
Bottom: Promise, Beautiful, Confident, Inner Beauty and Faux Tan Matte.
This will make a handy palette for travel esp in spring & summer because you will have everything you need in one place.

I am also thrilled to be trying Sephora Favorites Lash Stash.  There is a full size of YSL Baby Doll mascara and Estee Edit Edgiest double mascara.  The other brands include Smashbox, Nars, Too Faced, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay "Perversion", Tarte, Buxom and Benefit.
Such a great way to try 10 different mascaras!

The migraine from h!ll - aren't they all!!!!  At least the bright lights of the holidays are almost over.
Here are some quotes about how we migraineurs feel most of the time.
true, I should try out for the olympics hahahahaha: #migraine  34 truths people who get migraines wish people understood, also #fibro:

Happy New Year to you and please be well in the upcoming new year.

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

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays! Veselé svátky, Sretni blagdani, Joyeuses fêtes, חג שמח,  Buone feste, Wesołych świąt, Boas festas, С праздником, Felices fiestas, God Helg, Selamat Hari Raya!

In honor of my followers and their lovely languages - if any of these are incorrect let me know.
Happy Holidays from me to all of you!

  I got this set recently  during a sale and I am promising myself to be more consistent about using it!   I have tried this brand in the past with no reaction from my fussy skin.

Dr. Dennis Gross Gorgeous 4 Ever

Full size Correction Eye Serum
Ferulic + Retinol Anti-aging Moisturizer
Bbrightening Solution
I am also going to be more rigorous about doing simple things like having lemon water every morning - I need to more persistent about my intake of Vit C for health & wrinkles!

 Another product I am promising to be more pro-active about is StriVectin TL.

This product is a moisturizer that intends to firm and smooth the skin -
I use it every where: face, neck, chest and arms.  The box gives a run down on what the improvements might be after 4 & 8 weeks. It can't hurt to give it a try.  Once again, it is on me to be consistent!

 My sweet GS is getting this:  I bought one years ago when he was 2 and since he is going to be a Junior Curator at the local museum, I think the young ones will think it's cool  - and he is!

The Christmas menu is in full force and my cheesy potato casserole is a requirement.

My cranberry medley is popular and I keep some hidden back for me - for later!

Super simple: whole cranberries, TBsp brown sugar, mandarin oranges, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla & a splash of orange liqueur if you like.  Let it meld overnight - it is great with chicken as well as turkey.

I think the day before Christmas eve is as busy as the big day!  I wanted to try a more soft pinkish lavender eye shadow with a darker crease so I am doing a trial run before-hand.  Where is a make up artist when you need one??!!!!!!!!!

My outfit needs to be comfy for a day of cooking & entertaining so I am going with something simple and certainly not binding!
There are sequins on the front - not too jazzy.  The top is from Ralph Lauren and the shoes I have had for several years but I never wear them outside -
 fancy "house" shoes as we call them in the South!
I am going with a simple silver omega & earrings which will pick up the sparkle from the top.

Thank you for spending time with me this year and sharing our love of beauty & fashion.
It is wonderful meeting new people and if we lived closer we could party!
I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and blessed new year.  I look forward to the new year so we can spend time together again!

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

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