Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello Spring
As I am still on bed rest, I am forever clicking the remote in a vain attempt to find something entertaining.  I came across the HSN shopping network & saw they are featuring Too Faced cosmetics - I have never shopped there but was impressed they had such a high end collection.  I have had this palette for a while & it's fun & handy- it's called the "No Makeup Makeup" by Too Faced:

It includes: Bronzing Veil, Creme Blush, Powder Blush, Concealer, Luminizer & Brightener, along with a tin compact case with small mirror & instructions.

I don't use this very often but it is convenient - you have everything you need in one tin box which will protect it in the suitcase.
They frequently do palettes like this so you could check with Ulta.

" A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear "

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My heart is broken - my best friend is moving out-of-state & I understand it but still hate it.  We have so much in common - we can even go a month & not see each other & we just pick up & keep going.  I have shed tears over this but she will be closer to her daughter & grandchildren and I want this for her.  But I can't stop the tears.  I am going to need a new bottle of Jack Daniels.

OK, apparently I need to fill my day so maybe I should reconsider my closet-here are a few pics but I still cannot reach up very far so I just may be brave & pull out pieces I have not worn in a long time - this will need to include my handbag collection:

This end of the walk-in has a full length mirror in the middle & surrounded by peg board so I can hang things up(I refuse to show the floor=things that are not hung up!!)
I am someone that must carry the world around with me so some of these bags are not large enough but were gifts - I know that is no excuse not to de-clutter!  I guess I could find a consignment shop esp for the things that still have tags on them.  But you know how it goes - as soon as something is gone, I will want it back!  Is there a pill for that??
I have a bag similar to the one shown on
Both of mine are Dooney & Bourke & have never been used but I probably will eventually!
This was yesterday's weather:
and today it is bright & sunny = spring in the South! Hope you are having good weather.
I am off to visit:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Once again we are getting sleet & snow so I need cheering up and this will definitely do it! 
 Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb Gift Trio
This is a great value if you enjoy the Flowerbomb perfume.  Here is some of the info about the scent:
Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli.
Style:  Oriental, Gourmand, Floral.
I love roses & freesia so this is a nice combination for me.

 For the approximate cost of the perfume, you also receive the body cream & shower gel.  I was also eligible for several nice free samples of products that I have never tried:
* Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic & Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation
Thank you Sephora!

I hope you are having better weather.  I have been putting off going to the Dr. but when it becomes nice I will not have an excuse. But this cold & damp weather is bothering my back - honestly, getting old is not for sissies!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you have a great week which includes the official start of spring!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

I found this ribbon in shades of the 2014 Color of the Year & I think this will be lovely on this year's Christmas tree.  It will give a refreshing pop of color - after all, it's only 290 days until Christmas!
  The interesting thing is that I bought this ribbon well over a year ago - long before Pantone decided on the Color of the Year - maybe they will check with me later this year to see what I think will be the Color of the Year for 2015!!!  But I could live with Radiant Orchid for a long time.

So many of my favorite bloggers are showing great outfits & I appreciate the opportunity to link up, but no one wants to see my pajamas, which is all that is accommodating my broken back.  I am ready to wear something else but I still have to rest flat on my back all during the day.  So I am trying to entertain my wonderful readers with other things: makeup, jewelry, shoes & a cute granddaughter!

I am so loving this shoe!

Charles David 'Passion' Pointy Toe Pump   $249.95

    • 4" heel (size 8 1/2).
    • Suede or leather upper/leather lining and sole.
    • By Charles David; made in Spain.
 But I have to say as I look at some outfits featuring torn jeans & high heels - this is not really an original look since every 20-something is doing it.  I don't know what happened but dressing in a pretty way has disappeared.

For those of you in my generation, James Taylor is coming for 2 shows in NC.  I remember seeing him in concert when I was 16 - and he was cute as a button -
oh, and the concert was good too!!  As a daily migraineur, concerts are impossible for me but it brings back nice memories that he is returning to his roots  ( his dad was a prof at UNC). Welcome back, Sweet Baby James!
James Taylor
James Taylor - Columbia.jpg
Taylor in late 1970s

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

As I looked thru the new fashion magazines that arrived, this thought came to me:
 I love that the name "ombre" had to be created to explain why people will not maintain their hair color!   There are so many lovely colors out there  -  STOP!!

 I open my email from Estee Lauder & see some pics from the fall runway & this is what they are showing!
Pools of grey & green - where is the color of the year?  -  I will not be purchasing "Camo Chrome" for fall.  This poor girl looks like someone smacked her!
I can't stand it any more - on to something that is cute to look at :
Do you think she will be able to find a date for the prom?
She is coming this weekend & has requested cupcakes with sprinkles - I hope all her wants are this simple for now & forever!