Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Here are some products that have not been given their proper due.  After having tried these for a couple of months I wanted to share and let you know why these were a good purchase.
Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Body Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
"Hempz Daily Herbal Body Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a lightly scented, weightless daily moisturizer that helps hydrate, protect and improve skin's overall health and appearance. Enriched with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil and Hempz Signature Citrus Fruit Complex, this perfectly balanced formula delivers moisture to skin while helping to protect skin against the effects of free radial damage and harmful UV rays. "

                                    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi Palette
I love everything about the Bronze Goddess Collection and pick up the newest things each year because many sell out.  I have bought 2 of these - just in case!!  The suble glow is so lovely! (Currently sold out at Macy's)
 

These purse inserts are a great gift idea.  There are plenty of pockets to keep things organized without adding weight to your bag.


I found this ombre blush & bronzer at a dept store and love the colors!
 
These are perfect for various skin tones and it is easy to get the right amount of color without over doing it!  They each came with a small brush and are great for travel.

This needs to be seen by all consumers:
I did not know dumpster diving for cosmetics was a thing!  Just writing this gives me the creepy-crawlies and even more so when I saw the news report!  There is nothing I want that badly.  The sad part is some are selling items and not disclosing where the products came from.  This would explain how high end products are on auction sites selling below wholesale- which the average person cannot get.
(I had published this previously but here are some updates)
I will leave you with these articles!!!


A Pasadena YouTube star says his dumpster diving has turned up a treasure trove of goods, especially cosmetics.
With more than 31,000 subscribers, Rich Lux is hoping to be a YouTube star.

His passion is makeup and fashion, especially high-end and luxury products. He likes to test those products and review them for his followers.
"My favorite brands are Givenchy and Chanel," Lux said.
But since Lux doesn't have a big budget, he goes dumpster diving for some cosmetics.

We went along with him on a trip to the Ulta dumpster.
"Here you go. Let's see what we can find," Lux said. "We're looking for luxury makeup, Miss Thing."

We scored big after diving into the second dumpster.
While Lux says that some people rolling by his dumpster diving hauls give him the side-eye...

"Look. I am not bothered, Miss Thing. People are looking at me like I am crazy but I am getting the deals - expired make up companies throw away and you can get it in the dumpster for free," Lux said.
From the Dollar Store dumpster to diving behind the Ulta, Lux said he has not been bothered by authorities.
"The worse thing that could happen is if a security guard or a police officer tells you to get off the property. That's pretty much it. You just have to respect it and leave," Lux said.
We don't recommend that you try this, because there are trespassing signs on some properties.

Waste Management responds:
Since our story aired, Waste Management responded with a warning to think twice before you go dumpster diving for these high-end cosmetics.
Greta Calvery of Waste Management public affairs says "it is a massive understatement to say that there are risks."
"In fact, people are gravely injured and people die. It's more than a risk, it is a very sad reality," Calvery writes to Eyewitness News. "Families are torn apart and our hearts break when that happens. And in our industry, it happens."
This person openly states she sells things gathered from dumpsters!
 http://wgntv.com/2017/04/27/from-trash-to-cash-dumpster-diver-finds-new-life-in-tossed-cosmetics/

Please do not risk the health of your skin to save a few dollars!

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

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

I have been on a shoe binge lately!  I think this is my 3rd pair of mules in the past month!
I love mules so I am glad they are popular and easy to find.  I consider these my 'Christmas' shoes:
I adore this embroidered look!

I have had the L'Oreal Nude palette for a while and have searched for the Intense palette for months - finally found it (bottom)!
                                                                       INTENSE

I may not keep the regular palette - the Intense colors are more to my liking.

My DIL collects fall pumpkin items so I got this for her - a cookie jar in a lovely pumpkin design:

Have a great weekend - my beloved grands are here this weekend to enjoy Halloween treats!

Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

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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, October 5, 2017

The fall color eye shadows are something different for me as I tend towards the softer palettes.
But I do like this look with my green eyes.  This was from an NYX palette.  The gold & copper colors are very popular this year and will look nice on different eye colors.  Some of these colors will never be used but it is a nice variety for an inexpensive palette.

I have started using argan oil products and this color stick is for the lips and cheeks.  I have enough redness on my face so I only use this for my lips - which has been great because the color is light but stays on for a long time.
 I have other products I will review soon.  So far I have found these various items to be very moisturizing and am glad I tried them.

I have been pulling out the holiday china pieces and the silver that has to be polished.
I love this baking dish and wish I had purchased more pieces:
 One down and more to go !!!!!!!!!
 I do not use the tea service since I am no longer catering (Hey Martha!) but the DIL wants it so I maintain it - but wait......shouldn't this go to her house???!!!!!!!!  I guess after teaching kindergarten all day she probably does not have the energy to polish silver!  I certainly would not!

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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, September 28, 2017

It is not too early to think about gift ideas that are fun to make and have on hand, just in case - it's about 80 days to Christmas!  Here is a nice gift for your friends:
 These glass pieces are from a dollar store and are cemented together.  It's a pretty way to display jewelry and so quick to make - you could also add a doily on the plate for a girly look.  Place in a gift bag and you are set to go!

This little bronzer is a convenient way to give some color to my cheeks.
 Lorac TANtalizer gives a matte finish without being too dark.  I like this handy size - perfect for travel and touch-ups.
 
 I have decided I am done with the leopard look:
I know it is still popular but I am starting to find it dated.
But while looking for my leopard shoes I found these which I so love!
 I think I also bought these in black - the brocade look is so pretty and can be worn casual or dressy.
For me, mules are a great way to change up a look from day to night and are very comfortable ~ currently my favorite style of shoe.

Little GD may be an artist in the making - she drew her favorite pony free-hand on her easel:
I keep a variety of crayons & coloring pencils available all the time.  This is the 'art gallery' in the great room to showcase their work.

 This is short as my head is unhappy - don't know why as the weather has been beautiful here on the mountain.  Of course migraines do not need a reason to torture you!
Be well my dears and "Hello" to my new followers - it is wonderful to meet new people.



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https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSweetPinkShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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
 

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!

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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https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSweetPinkShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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

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!


     Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSweetPinkShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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, 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


          Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSweetPinkShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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
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