Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I had to treat myself to the Collector's Edition of bareMinerals Deluxe Mineral Veil.  It's a generous .84oz and of course it was on sale!
Especially during spring & summer, many times this is all the coverage I need.  It is so fine ~ almost impossible to over-do and is translucent.  I add moisturizer & sunscreen before applying.

Becca Wake Up Call Kit - Natural Glow Travel Duo is a nice travel friendly glow kit and perfect for all year. It is definitely worth the retail of $15 but I am fairly sure I got it with an extra 20% off.
I applied heavily so it could be seen but it sheers out nicely. Not too sparkly - just a soft glow especially around the eyes.
This is another of my Becca favorites:
Soft Light Blurring Powder (I use almost every day!).  It really is a soft filter type of powder that is not sparkly - this will last a long time.

Spaghetti sauce ready for the freezer.  The grandchildren love when I serve this.  Little GD is interested in becoming a chef so we play a 'taste' game.  Whatever I am cooking she tastes and tells me the ingredients she can identify - like the sauce = she can taste the tomatoes, salt/pepper, oregano, onion etc.  I think it helps her appreciate different flavors and how to incorporate them in various dishes.  She loves playing with the utensils I used as a caterer.  Someone to cook for me in my old age!

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Friday, January 12, 2018

I am enjoying room sprays by Philosophy.  I have both Amazing Grace (which is part of the 20th anniv/special edition) and Snow Angel.  This time of year I like to keep the rooms in a nice scent without the 'Christmasy tree'/pine scent.

This is a lovely eye shadow palette: Party Eyes by Clinque
These colors are perfect if you like a smokey eye - includes a mirror and double-ended brush.  There seem to be about 3 that are sparkly ~ the others have some shimmer ~ 14 colors in total.  Limited Edition

If you travel this kit is perfect!  All the Strivectin prods I use in travel size.  It is also a great way to try these items.  I have used these for years and they are definitely worth the money.  A great way to treat wrinkles without irritation.

It is too cold here!  I went outside to watch the snow and came inside with red cheeks!
But what a great way to save on blush!!

This time of year with the cold temps makes me want comfort food.  I love brie cheese - so creamy and delicious with crackers.  I am serving this as a starter with spaghetti today.
What is your must have comfort food?

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

 I got this advent cosmetic calendar for myself and it has been fun trying new products.

I will not use everything but the DIL will take them.  I have wanted to try Paula's Choice Skin Perfection which was included and the Clark's Botanical Age-Defying Radiance Cream is new to me and has a nice soft rose fragrance. 

This time of year gets me in an 'organize' mood so I have been going through items I have not used in years, like this turquoise necklace - as a matter of fact, I am putting it up for sale on Etsy since it is a vintage piece.
  I keep my silver in an armoire that is lined with tarnish resistant material and it is very effective - but if a piece is not used frequently it will need some minor cleaning.  I also keep the platinum pieces in this one.
I have a separate armoire for the gold pieces.

I had a bunch of bananas that were past their prime so my Banana Walnut Bread is in order.  I have tweaked this recipe over the years and am happy with how this turned out.  There are still several batches of bread & muffins in the oven ~ I doubled the recipe.  Since it is only 22 deg here in the South, a marathon baking session is perfect timing!
 This has been my trusty kitchen companion for over 20 yrears.  I could not get along without it!
Recipe
3 1/2 cups  Flour (all purpose)
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tb vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg & 1/2 tsp allspice (optional)
4 eggs
2/3 cup water and 1 cup veg oil
2 -2 1/2 cups of mashed bananas
1 cup nuts- walnut or pecan
 Spray the pans with non-stick spray - Heat oven to 350 deg
Combine everything in a large bowl and pour into pans
Bake for about an hour - until firm ~ I always use a toothpick to test the center - it should come out clean.
This freezes well.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

There are so many good deals this time of year - here are a few I picked up for me!
Both of these are excellent for dry skin any where - I use these as soon as I get out of the shower.
The JM is scented hollyberies - a nice fresh fragrance.

This stick eye shadow from Mally in Chocolate Diamond is a lovely color and easy to use.
This is not too sparkly - just a soft shimmer - a quick way to add depth to the crease.  Applies smoothly and stays put!

I am so in love with this eye shadow palette:  Tarte - Limited-Edition Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette - Rainforest of the Sea Collection

  These colors are gorgeous and I would definitely use all of these (eventually!). Only 3 shades are matte - the others have shimmer in them - maybe more than I typically like but the colors are just irresistible.
COLORS INCLUDE:
Botty (nude beige), Plank (light pink), Palm (bronze), Coconut (light pink luster), Snorkel (pink champagne), Fin (light mauve luster), Coin (copper), Skipper (deep plum), Dive (light plum), and Nauti (plum luster)
Did you treat yourself to something wonderful? do tell!

We are slated to get our 2nd snowfall this month - very unusual for the South!
Happy New Year to everyone!

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Vintage Gucci purse recently added!

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

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

 Happy Holidays! Veselé svátky, Sretni blagdani, Joyeuses fêtes, חג שמח,  Buone feste, Wesołych świąt, Boas festas, С праздником, Felices fiestas, God Helg, Selamat Hari Raya!

In honor of my followers and their lovely languages - if any of these are incorrect let me know.
Happy Holidays from me to all of you!

I love the color of the year but might prefer a lighter, softer shade:
Ultra Violet Color of the Year 2018
Color of the Year 2018 Color Chips

I just adored Radiant Orchid from 2014 and continue to enjoy this color.


PANTONE Chip Drive in Radiant Orchid
What do you think - is this a color you will incorporate into your life style?  I can easily see this in various shades of eye shadow and nail polish.


I have wanted these for a while so I treated myself ~ an initial necklace with the grandchildren's initials.  I know I will enjoy this forever!
 
I am going with the same outfit as last year for Christmas dinner- I have had a virus for 2 weeks and do not have the where-with-all to be creative!  This is quick and easy.
 Mules are one of my favorite style of shoes but I normally only use these for the holidays.

I wish all of you a joyous holiday season and the best of everything in the new year!!!


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New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed
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Vintage Gucci purse recently added!

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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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