Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My heart has been stolen by 2 new perfumes!!  Tom Ford's Black Orchid and Nest's Black Tulip are just beyond wonderful!  TF  is an exotic, warm spice & sensual with rich & dark scents of black orchids  ~ has a nice longevity.  It is a lovely floral and perfect for winter.
Black tulip is warm & sensual with a musky undertone but still sweet - nothing artificial  ~ wish it would last  longer - but I don't care ~ it gives me a reason to add fragrance throughout the day!  It is a wonderful floral and fabulous for fall & winter.
When I use intense full-bodied fragrance I apply unscented argan body butter before applying my perfume so there is no clash or diluting of the scent.

The first snow fall for the NC mountains!!  So glad I did not have to go out as the roads have not been cleared in 2 days!

This is short my dears as I have a virus and cannot overcome the nausea even with crackers & ginger ale so the Dr sent a medication to control it.  At least it is not the week of Christmas as there is still much to do when I can stay up-right for more than an hour!
Be well lovelies!

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Monday, December 4, 2017

I recently tried Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Lip Oil Duo:
I love this stuff!! With 100% argan oil it is very moisturizing with a slight scent of honey - it dissipates quickly.  I plan to buy more so every purse has one!

 Still love these hair products by Frederic Fekkai!  The mousse smells wonderful.

I bought a small bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume and have enjoyed the fragrance.  It is a nice floral scent but not as intense as Flowerbomb which has been a long time favorite and I keep a supply on  hand at all times!
I hope this is enough perfume to last the upcoming year!!!!

The tree is complete - for this year!

The Christmas village is done:

Thank you Miss Dawn for fixing up the Princess for the holidays:
GD is getting so tall - it is hard to buy clothes unless she is with me - she just needs to stay little!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Laura Geller has a Color Optics Color Correcting Finishing Powder that I really like:
 I tend to have redness on my face and this tones it down without looking chalky.

 I also bought her eye shadow in Forest Mist:
I don't use a lot of green but this has a great variety of colors for the entire eye.

I am glad I ordered Sephora's Lash Stash before it sold out.  It is always a good value and this year it included 3 full size products:
– 0.3 oz/ 8.5 g Benefit Cosmetics Rollerlash in Black FULL SIZE
– 0.25 oz/7.3 g Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara in Black  FULL SIZE
– 0.16 oz/ 4.85 mL Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Expert Mascara in Black
– 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black
– 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Mascara in Asphalt Black
– 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara in Black
– 0.14 oz/ 3.9 g Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
– 0.08 oz/ 2.5 mL MAKE UP FOR EVER Excessive Lash in Black
– 0.85 oz/ 24 g Huda Beauty Classic Collection Lashes in Samantha #7 FULL SIZE

 – 0.094 oz/ 2.8 mL SEPHORA COLLECTION Lashcraft Mascara in Black

Of course, this will not stop me from buying more mascara!!!

A winter sangria is a lovely wine to serve during the holidays and very simple to make.  I use a red wine and add sliced lemons, grapes, apples/pears, touch of cinnamon, TBS brown sugar, couple ounces of orange liqueur and spiced rum.  I chill the pitcher in the refrig for several hours and serve over ice.

An excellent way to clean things - a paint bush!  It is great for tufted furniture and lamp shades.
My beloved grands were here for the weekend so I think 'Santa' has everything he needs for Christmas!  Now to get it all wrapped - only 27 days until the big day!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

I am enjoying hair products from Frederic Fekkai:
The Shear Shape styling mousse has a lovely scent and does not cause stiffness or stickiness.  The Glossing spray is new to me and adds a nice sheen without being sparkly but I still need hair spray to maintain the shape.
And while I was loading up I also bought the hair mist:
 This is a very light floral scent that even a migraineur can tolerate.  I just don't feel dressed until I have added perfume.

I am so glad I tried Algenist Sublime Defense Anti-Aging Blurring Moisturizer
It is an excellent moisturizer with SPF30 - not sticky or heavy.  I tend not to use SPF in the winter and I definitely should so this helps me save a step.

Finally all the silver is polished and looking respectful!  I normally use this tray for hors d'oeuvres - but line the bottom with lettuce leaves ~ it looks nice and protects the silver and the food from each other.
Have you started the holiday decorating?  The tree is up but not nearly finished.  I wanted to double the amount of lights so that is a work in progress.  The grand children will be here this weekend and they love to help decorate so I am ready for them.
More lights & ornaments!! (The tree is not leaning - it is my wobbly hand on the camera!)

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

I am still loving MAC cosmetics and do love these shades of purple.
They can easily do a day or night time look:
                                      I have always been fond of these colors for green eyes.
I am also using MAC Zoom Mascara ~ this gives nice definition and full coverage.

I have added a new-to-me lip balm that is very nice. FOUND Lip Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm - Poppy Kiss
The color does look dark but it is not - very sheer color and moisturizing ( 98% Natural Murumuru Butter) - which makes it perfect for around the house or keep in a pocket.  There is no taste or fragrance, which I prefer.

These are in my current rotation of hair products:

 I like Bed Head hair spray and the Fiber Fill mousse & tousle spray are great before blow drying - no stiffness.

Lovelies it is time to get the jewelry clean for the holidays - esp pieces that you do not wear every day.  Please don't use anything too caustic - it will eat the metal off.
I have been happy with with a coconut cleaner - no strong smell and not harsh to the skin (though I do wear rubber gloves to protect my manicure).

When holiday candy is on sale I buy what I like !!!!
Peanut M&M's are the way to my heart!


Please stop by Kathryn's blog:    http://www.thededicatedhouse.com 
She very kindly featured me last week!  If you enjoy decorating you will love her site.  Her home is stunning and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Ready for Christmas music?  Here you go!
https://www.internet-radio.com/stations/christmas/

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Friday, October 27, 2017

I recently bought these blue pearl drop earrings and love them!
I love pearls in all their forms and even have the ones I wore on my wedding day. (I still have the originals = the earrings & the husband!).

 I enjoy Laura Geller products and could not resist this jewel box with products I have been craving!
 I have searched for Ethereal Pink for some time and found it in this collection (below)- she no longer offers it on her website and it is the perfect pink in blush.  The right side of this compact is Sateen Subtle Berry which has a soft taupe color to my eye~it could easily be a bronzer or used in the crease of the eye.
 This is baked eye shadow in Almond/Chocolate.  All the compacts have mirrors attached.

 I recently saw on an auction site make up that was "refurbished" ???????  If someone can explain this to me I would appreciate it - what does it involve? Dumpster diving products that were wiped off?  I can't believe this is even allowed! Please be careful my lovelies.

The harvest moon over the mountains ~

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