Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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I much prefer my new bareMinerals "The Bare Sensuals" 14.0 palette over the QVC: bareMinerals The Bare Metals Ready Eyeshadows.  I am not crazy about metallics esp if they are super shiny.  These are my colors!
I have sensitive skin and have been able to use bareMinerals without any problems.  Included is a diagram for placing the shadows for different looks & a double ended brush.
The colors are:
TOP:   New Exposed    Fortune   Shazam   Cloud Nine   Lure   Persuasion   Catalyst
BOTTOM:  Hard to Get   Indulge   Waltz   Hot Spell   Mystify   New Ensemble   New Upgrade
(click on the pics and they should get larger) - so beautiful!

I received a sample of this fragrance and it is very nice.  Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum is floral and intense enough for me to use during an evening out.  The bottle is pretty and will look lovely sitting on the vanity.  Have you tried it?

For the past couple of months everyone was going crazy for Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee - to the point of being sold out.  I think I got the last one Nordstrom had.
 It is limited edition but surely it will come back in stock (though my local Macy's does not have any).  It gives a lovely golden sheen and you can build this highlighter - I took off the top layer so there is a little less shimmer but still very luminous.  This will easily last all summer long.
I think this will be appropriate for most skin types.  I admit to collecting everything in the Bronze Goddess collection even if I don't use the items frequently - if I missed out on something new I would kick myself!
Here are some of the other items from the Bronze Goddess collection that I keep on hand:
                                          Do you have a collection that is a must have?

Since I am on a bronzer kick, I tried Tarte Brazilliance Face bronzing towelettes.
 My skin was not so happy with this but the color was true the next day and lasted several days.  I was able to go without make up (just to the grocery store!).

Now that summer is here (in the South!!) I must have salsa!  As a matter of fact, as I enter my favorite restaurant, "my" waitress  immediately brings over their famous chips n' salsa - so I don't have to wait! - she has me completely spoiled  - and her devotion is rewarded!
I always want flavor in my salsa, not just heat.  The flavor should never be over-shadowed by intense heat.  I am always tweaking my mixtures and I want the fresh vegetables to be apparent - though I use canned tomatoes - you can't get thru winter without salsa!
This recipe might be worth a try:

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  1. Great cosmetics :)

  2. eyeshadows palette looks fantastic!

  3. The bareMinerals palette looks fab! Lots of great shades. Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx

  4. I always think the Bare minerals products look lovely and this palette is gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday