Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Today, the mailman delivered to me something fabulous!! It was my THREE CUSTOM COLOR SPECIALISTS ' custom-created lipsticks!! I wrote a post on October 1st titled "Really, I Can't Live Without My Lipstick" about the great Three Custom Color Specialists and how I order from them a shade called Once Bitten based on a sample of lipstick from the Diane von Furstenberg beauty line developed few years ago that was discontinued (boo-hoo). I recently ordered four (yup, 4!!!) new tubes (you get a discount if you order more than two, plus a $10 discount when you re-order, so it was worth it). And I desperately needed them - or at least one - I was all out. The only thing good about being out of your go-to-everyday lippie is that it forces you to find something else to wear until those precious tubes of colored happiness arrive in your mailbox. I found in my lipstick bin (yes - my own personal lipstick bin) one named True Mauve from Victoria's Secret that I was really happy to rediscover as it works perfectly with the smoky color palettes for this fall . However, I did not buy it recently, and, surprise, surprise, it seems it no longer exists. Anyhoo -- as nice as that color is, I am already sporting my custom-color creation. And all is right in my world again...Ok, well, at least in my lipstick world!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
As described by DOLCE & GABBANA:
The top notes radiate a vibrant luminosity, with a sun-touched citrus blend of bergamot and mandarin. Warm fruity notes of luscious lychee and succulent peach add to the delight. The passionate heart evokes an exploding femininity, with an opulent floral soul comprised of madonna lily, muguet and jasmine, creating a distinct, audacious signature. An unexpected hint of plum glows as the base finally blooms with the luscious allure of precious vetyver, accentuated with the lasting warmth of vanilla and sweetened ambery-musk tones.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
And you know what? Since this is my blog, I want to show my support for Barack Obama! And my fellow Univ. of Delaware alum Joe Biden (no, we didn't attend at the same time, just went to the same school- many years apart). Go Dems!
But I will say, Sarah Palin gets my vote for best lip color and overall makeup - any ideas what she's got going on there in terms of brands and shades?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
So, hit the mall and spend a little green to help pink!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum (0.1 oz.)
Lancôme Absolue Ultimate ßx Serum (0.33 oz.)
Clinique 7-Day Scrub Cream (0.24 oz.)
BVLGARI Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum Natural Spray (0.05 oz.)
Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash (0.24 oz.)
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream (0.17 oz.)
Kinerase® Clear Skin Regulating Mask (0.24 oz.)
Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer (0.5 oz.)
Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Thickening & Lengthening Mascara (0.17 oz.)
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (1 oz.)
MARC JACOBS Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray (0.04 oz.)
Bare Escentuals® Paraben-Free Mineral Veil (0.2 oz.)
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist 'Cashmere Silk' Packette (0.03 oz.)
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray (0.05 oz.)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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