Friday, September 22, 2017

I could not resist another palette from the Maybelline The City Mini Palette x Shayla:
 I love these colors!  The mauves look great together and the light gold highlighter is nice for under the brow.

No 7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Palette in Smoky - these are such beauties!  8 shadows and a double-ended brush & mirror.  They are very pigmented so you don't have to keep layering - my sensitive eyes are very happy!

 I will probably pick up another!

This is short as I have battled kidney stones this week - so not fun.
But my sweet grands come this weekend - we are going to make pumpkin raisin bread and I hope time does not go by too fast.
Be well. 

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Friday, September 15, 2017

I have been on a MAC binge lately and got these gorgeous eye shadows with fall colors:
A Glimmer of Gold
These will be so nice for fall & winter.

Revolution makeup has nice products that are not expensive.
This palette of concealers is smooth & creamy - easy to apply and have various shades from light to dark.  You can use these as concealers and contours - I use disposable foam brushes to apply.
Many times these are on sale so I stock up.

 No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer is a nice light diffusing primer that truly gives a smooth finished look to the face.  I don't normally use primer but this is wonderful and can give a natural look if you did not want to do a full-on face.  It feels soft as silk when applied - I definitely would buy this again.

I must confess I have had this lovely bag for a while and have never used it.  In my defense there were years that I was recouping from brain surgery so switching out purses was not high on my to-do list! 
Chanel Timeless Classic Tote
 From the Cruise 2016 Collection. Black quilted leather Chanel Timeless Classic tote with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link and leather shoulder straps:
 I truly believe we should use our pretty things - don't save them for some future time!

I love this type of Italian bread.  It is perfect for french toast, sub sandwiches and as the base of a meal such as hot roast beef with gravy.  And the grands are happy to have it with just butter as a quick snack!


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

When there is a sale on MAC, I am there!
MAC A Medley of Mauves - these are sooooo my colors (so I bought 2)!

MAC Cosmetics Tendertalk Lip Balm ~ the color is so sheer I swiped some on a white napkin (it took 20 shots to get this 1 photo!).  This felt light on my lips and was not sticky or goopy.  You can easily put your favorite color of lip gloss over this - so glad I bought it for under $10.

I have started using Algenist products as there is science behind the brand. And since this item was less than the $70 retail, it was a good value with 2oz of product.
                                               Algenist Optical Illuminating Moisturizer
I use this under the eye and it does give a soft blurring effect - it does not stay this white/pinkish color - it blends nicely and it moisturizes without being shiny.  No fragrance.

Time for a nice pitcher of sangria - so many good fruits now to put in a light red wine:
I enjoy using apples, pears & grapes - whatever is in the kitchen.  You can also use sparkling water if you like fizz.

I love the fall wreath on my mahogany door:
Have you started decorating?  I just love this time of year!


Migraine is not a headache


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I have been trying a new-to-me beauty line - Predire Paris Luxury Skin Care.

Predire Paris Eye Care Travel Set (Day & Night treatment) Reg $600.00
I would never pay such a high amount for 1 product but at $22, I am happy to give it a go.
It was a nice creamy feel and absorbed quickly - the wrinkles will not disappear overnight but we might as well start today!  These are some of the items I got:

 It appears argan oil is a main component which is good for the skin - anything to fight the wrinkles!
 

 I am very happy with Lorac's Tantalizer Body Bronzer.  It gave instant color, did not streak and dried quickly. It was on sale and worth the money.  I use disposable gloves to protect my manicure.

 

I continue to use Josie Maran's Self Tanning Oil.  The argan oil is very moisturizing and good for the skin.  The Lorac product above is a cream which is easy to use.  This oil had to be rubbed in quickly to avoid drips - but definitely worth it. I plan to keep both on hand thru the fall.   

It's that time of year again!  Pumpkin spice lattes!  Here is a recipe to make your own:
http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/10/10/how-to-make-a-pumpkin-spice-latte


And of course the Birthday Boy had Jurassic Park birthday cake that he decorated:

Necessary ingredients: smashed chocolate cookies (for the dirt) and toasted marshmallow jelly beans for dinosaur eggs; prehistoric gummy worms:

**Here are some additional ideas for the cake:
http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com/2016/08/i-found-this-estee-lauder-set-at-outlet.html#comment-form
Oh, sweet child, I could not love you more:

 

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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.

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