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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Monday, December 12, 2016

My blog has gone nuts and every item I add after this one is a mess!!
All the written material is in tiny type on one side - this has never happened before so it will take some effort to fix.
But this one new item is lovely and I wanted to share - at least it is behaving!

This time of year is such fun because the cosmetics companies have us drooling over all the beautiful things they have planned to take our money!!!!!
I enjoy Laura Geller products and absolutely had to have this:

The Best of Baked Palette by Laura Geller includes:
Baked Bronze-n-Brighten in Medium (medium w/ cool undertones) (0.06 oz)
Baked Highlighter in Golden Rose (sheen, sheer pink) (0.06 oz)
Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Buttercream (perfect petal hue swirled w/ copper and gold flecks) (0.06 oz)
Baked Eyeshadows in Sand, Guava, and Cocoa (light beige w/ peach, soft gold-peach, chocolate brown) (0.02 oz each)
The colors are just right for my fair skin and the bronzer & blush will be useful when spring comes.

Hope to see you soon if I don't lose my mind!!

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

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Friday, December 2, 2016

I found this set at a discount dept store and since it has 100% minerals as the base I decided to try it.
I have never heard of bellapierre cosmetics but it won an award in 2014 from Natural Health magazine so for under $10, why not try it.
Included was a small kabuki brush, base/concealer, mineral blush in Desert Rose (very pretty) and mineral foundation.

I really like the bare minerals products I have started using so I am hoping this will be a good back-up, esp for traveling.

I am crazy for the Milk products I got recently on a Sephora sale. The oils are moisturizing without a strong scent and sink in quickly - if it is very cold outside I add a little more on top of my make up.
The application is so easy with the roller ball and I really see a difference in the softening of the wrinkles around my eyes by using the Sunshine Oil.
The Hydrating Oil Stick (the larger item in the picture) is perfect to use on the neck & chest.  It contains natural oils such as apricot, avocado, jojoba, and orange peel oils - all are good for the skin.
I am so pleased with these products I am going to buy extras!

I love the colors in this Chanel compact - Les 4 Ombres 31 Prelude.  I don't think this palette is currently available but the soft pink & lavender and bronze are my colors!  I will probably be very stingy with it!!

The tree is officially done!

Now if I just survive the kidney stone attack I will be ready for the holidays!
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