Friday, August 25, 2017

Hi Beauties!
I am currently in a terrible bout with migraines but I will be back in a few days
with some lovely items that have recently arrived.  I hope you are having a wonderful
summer.  Little GS goes to school on Monday which is sad for me.  But I also see it
as my 'official' start of fall - I love decorating for this time of year. Have you started?
Have a great weekend and we will talk soon.

Friday, August 18, 2017

As a free birthday gift, I received a travel size of Lancome's new mascara, Monsieur Big - it is supposed to have superior volume and all day wear.  I generally like Lancome's products and this one is alright.  The brush is big so you can get most of the lashes in one swipe.  There is not a lot of product inside but enough to give it a try for a couple of times and it is drier than many of their other products.  Have you tried it?

Face self - tanner is a product that I am willing to spend extra $$$ on if it has good-for-you ingredients - especially anti-aging.  St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Ageing Multi-Action Face Tanner was very moisturizing and did a nice job giving the face & neck a light tan.  There was a little bit of scent but dissipated.  I have not used it long enough to see anti-aging results but for the price of $20 -$30 for 1.6oz I will not re-purchase.
NKD SKN is a daily moisturizing tanner that is more reasonably priced and I had good results.  No scent and very gradual build up of color which was natural looking.  If your eye brows are lighter than you prefer, put a little tanner on them.

I went looking for this palette.........
and found these also!  Poor little neglected prettys - I guess I should confess I have not used any of these!  I don't know why - I like Tarte products!  Are you a "collector"?

Macy's had a shoe sale so I treated myself - afterall, it's my birthday 'month' !!!
*The shoes are black - the lighter exposure shows the detail better.
And since I liked these so well ........ I also ordered the same shoe in Fawn!
I love everything about these ~ the detail, heel height and comfortable!  I ordered these online (sight unseen) and got great shoes that I don't have to return ~ a rare event!
Sorry - I'm too 'migrainey' to get dressed and display the shoes on - I'm just happy they arrived - they were out of stock at the various local Macy's.
~ If I really love something, I typically buy it in all available colors - if I don't I will just be sorry a week from now!
These shoes are made with a suede-like material so I am going to treat them with fabric protector - do you do this with new shoes?

These individual packs of tuna & salmon are so handy to have in the pantry.  The cost is about $1 each and come in a variety of favors.  I like to put these in salads and have a complete meal for my lunch.  These will be great to have around when winter comes and snow keeps me stuck inside.

As another school year begins, please remember to help the teachers any way you can.  Most of  them spend their own money to provide the materials children need.  An extra pack of crayons or pencils goes a long way in the classroom - every little bit helps and is truly appreciated.

                                                      Etsy shop:
New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.

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

~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
                                 Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Since I was out for my birthday, I picked up a couple of things I have been wanting to try:
Algenist has some good reviews and I will be happy if the product just does 1/2 of  the promises!
Of course it will help if I am consistent in using it!

The Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation creme is a nice way to help the skin with Vit C.  It is a very soft/non-greasy creme that spreads on smoothly and absorbed quickly - definitely a keeper.

I ordered some Laura Geller products that I am excited to try.  But the first item I tried was a little disconcerting because the product was not sealed.  Laura Geller New York
Lip Oil Tint - Hibiscus Pink is a lovely color and very moisturizing - but I feel all cosmetics should come in a sealed package and this did not.
I also got Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting - Face & Body Glow in Honey Glow.  This is one of the lighter bronzers that she produces.  It comes with a powder puff but I prefer a brush.
(You don't have to brush on so heavily - this can easily be sheered out)
I think I have enough bronzers to open my own store!!!!

Do you take specialty vitamins?  I have before and I am going to try this variety for a while.
It is mostly B vits and I probably need them so it can't hurt.
I take a multi whenever the mood hits me but maybe with this, I will be more consistent.  I'm sure my Dr will be thrilled I am adding something to my diet - besides a morning doughnut!!!  But hey ~ I eat more salads than anyone else around here!!

Here is an easy gift idea for your girl friends!
One serving of various spirits for her to try (one has real gold flakes inside) ~ just in case she has 'one of those' days!  Add a bottle of club soda or tonic water and she will be set.

 Super easy tuna & macaroni salad served in disposables so grandson and I can watch Sharknado!
 It is so funny and campy - perfect for a 12 yr old.
Tuna & Macaroni Salad: Cook macaroni until done and rinse with cool water - drain.
Mix together tuna, celery seed, dijon mustard, onion, dill pickle relish, black pepper and a pinch of oregano. Add mayonnaise as desired (several large spoon fulls for me).  Delicious served chilled on a hot day.

Next week my beloved grandson & I will celebrate our birthdays with Jurassic Park birthday cake that he decorates - pics from years past:
                                 Happy birthday angel ~ I could not love you more.........
(Put them in white t-shirts so you can bleach the frosting out later)

Someone sent me this - I forgot it was such a fun song: Summer of 69

                                               Etsy shop:
New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is close

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

~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
                                 Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here

Thursday, August 3, 2017

If you have not tried lip oils I encourage you to do so.  I am not a lip stick person but I do want color & shine = which reflects light back so the lines are not so visible.
A good lip oil will be nourishing using ingredients like Vit E.  I recently tried Catrice brand because it is 80% Vit E.  The color appears darker in the bottle - it is much lighter when applied.
It is a little sticky but great for using around the house - I prefer more color when going out.
Have you tried a brand that was good?  Please share!

My newest pretty has arrived!  Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi Palette is a highlighter, blush, and contour powder ~ though I would call the color "bronze" rather than contour.
This has a lovely sheen - not too shimmery and can be used all year.  I love these colors- the bronze is not too dark which is good for me.  As you can see~the bronzer on a white tissue is a great color!
 This can easily be a sheer color for many skin tones and is not too dark for fair skin.  Now I wish I had bought more!

 I found this at a discount dept store and bought it since it is new to me:
L'Oreal Collagen Moistureizer Day Lotion - SPF 15.  There is no sticky film with this - it absorbed very quickly.  I am mostly using this on the back of my hands & neck for sun protection - there is still plenty of summer to endure!  For less than $5 it is definitely worth it.

I am on my 2nd tube of this:
Strivectin Retexturizing Scrub.  I am so happy with this and use it at least every other day.  It has made a difference in the feel of my skin so I also use it on the back of my hands.  Fighting wrinkles is a full-time job!

Shopping for my dinosaur-loving grandson!
Happy birthday angel ~ I love you more than words can say.

                                         Etsy shop:
New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.

 Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude! 
~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
                                 Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here