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Blog Profile / The Non-Blonde

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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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YSL Fétiches Palette Yeux Collector Fall 2014

YSL Bleus Lumiere Palette Collector Summer 2014 was a roaring success as far as I'm concerned. I found myself wearing the colors in interesting combinations and creating various looks. The upgraded texture and formula of YSL eye shadows has made them a great pleasure to use, as also reported by those who bought the palettes from the permanent line. Show More Summary

Inglot Lion King Collection

I'm not quite sure how to take this new partnership between Disney's Lion King musical and Inglot Cosmetics. I'm getting a flashback to the mid 1990s, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. And I feel like wisecracking other possible collaborations: MAC Oaklahoma collection, NARS and South Pacific, Estee Lauder for Cats... Show More Summary

Salvatore Ferragamo- Signorina (EDP 2012)

My sister called me the other day to ask me what I know about Salvatore Ferragamo perfume Signorina. It took me a a minute to verify that she meant the 2012 original and not the newest flanker Signorina Eleganza that was released this year. Show More Summary

Cats Of The Day: Introducing Kate & Philip

Our intention was to only adopt one kitten, preferably a female. Last month we lost our oldest cat, Kosh, the Orange Menace, the Dread of NJ Vets. He was 17 and had a long and happy life. It was hard to let go of someone who was the heart and (somewhat disturbed) soul of our family.The answer is always kittens. Show More Summary

NARS Subra & Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eye Shadows

I told you that Giove and Callisto were only the beginning. The texture, finish and performance of the new Dual Intensity eye shadows by NARS completely won me over, so I had to add several more to my collection. Today we're lookingShow More Summary

L'Artisan Parfumeur- Bois Farine

When I first blogged about my relationship with Bois Farine, Jean-Claude Ellena's 2003 creation for L'Artisan, it was after a couple of years of continuous sampling and testing. I was mesmerized by this perfume, just couldn't decide if my fascination was a good or a bad thing. Show More Summary

Pixi Beauty Mocha Mauve & Graphite Glint Lid Last Shadow Pen

I picked these two Pixi Beauty Lid Last Shadow Pens in Mocha Mauve and Graphite Glint almost as an afterthought when I bought the latest Endless Silky Eye Pen and restocked on Black Noir and Black Blue (I use them all the time). EyeShow More Summary

Want: Liv Tyler's Shirtdress

Liv Tyler's street style is one of the best around. Confident, effortless, and always very feminine. Shirtdresses have always been a staple in Liv's wardrobe. Some new, some vintage, often with a retro vibe. She accessorizes them simply...Show More Summary

Ramon Monegal- Dubai Next To Me (Bloomingdale's Dubai Exclusive)

I've had the hardest time wrapping my mind around Ramon Monegal's Dubai Next To Me and figuring it out, It didn't help any that two out of three times I've worn it the husband found something to complain about: the rose, the dirty oud, something about the spice (he's not a fan of saffron-rose blends), the fruitiness, the rose, and the rose again. Show More Summary

Choupette Lagerfeld to Front Shu Uemura Campaign

And you thought that I am a crazy cat lady.The collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura continies, and this time they chose a true internet star, Uncle Karl's own famous cat, Choupette. She will headline a collection named...Show More Summary

Those Were The Days- Summer Edition

Personally, I'm not all that nostalgic for the summers of my childhood and youth with their tanning oil (SPF 6, if any) and disco music blaring on the beach. But one can't escape the charms of decades past when looking at truly vintage...Show More Summary

Parfum d'Empire- Corsica Furiosa

If I were blind-testing the sample of Corsica Furiosa I'd have probably attributed it to CB I Hate Perfume and not to Parfumd d'empre, the line that brought us Ambre Russe, Cuir Ottoman, Wazamba, Fougere Bengal, Osmanthus Interdite, and Musc Tonkin (among others). Show More Summary

Barbara Herman & Antoine Lei Present: Perfume X

Or rather: Barbara Herman and Antoine Lei are hoping to present Perfume X, a modern vintage perfume.Readers of Barbara Herman's book, Scent & Subversion, are familiar with the quest for vintage perfume. Fragrances of yore from a time before office-safe and shower-fresh, when perfume wasn't supposed to smell like cupcake. Show More Summary

Caldrea Mandarin Vetiver Housecleaning Products

After a couple of years of hoarding Caldrea cleaning products in Sandalwood Riceflower and Vanilla-Quince-Santal I had to admit defeat. Both have been discontinued for a while (I think the latter was a holiday limited edition), and there's only so much effort I'm willing to put into collecting detergents. Show More Summary

Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Shine #3 Sheer Rose

I can tell you right away that if the new Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Shine lipsticks weren't $50 a pop I'd have already bought seven more colors (Cherry, Plum, Toffee, Rosewood, Raspberry, Coral, and Burgundy are all presenting a strong temptation). Show More Summary

Honey Perfumes: My Top Picks

Right now I'm completely under the spell of To Bee by Roxana Illuminated Perfume. It's encompassing the idea of raw honey and the beehive it came from, comforting yet feral, with a sexy musky dry-down. Naturally, I started thinking about other honey perfumes. Show More Summary

Lancôme Jason Wu Artliner Atlantic Blue

Of course I had to get Atlantic Blue, the Artliner from Lancôme Jason Wu collection. It's an eyeliner and it's blue, what is there to debate? Like the rest of the Jason Wu makeup collection, the eyeliner's regular Lancome box is inserted into the Jason Wu black sleeve with the floral print. Show More Summary

Lancome Jason Wu Blush Subtil Duo Pressed Rose

Pressed Rose is one of two blush/highlighter palettes in the Lancome Jason Wu mini collection. The other color, Sheer Macaron Pink seemed too beige/warm and, well, sheer for my coloring, so I chose Pressed Rose thinking it'd be significantly more intense. Show More Summary

Acqua di Parma- Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro di Sardegna

A beach book doesn't have to be silly. A beach perfume isn't always a scent with the emotional complexity of Coppertone. The Blu Mediterraneo collection from Acqua di Parma has always been a proof of that. They are light and airy perfumes...Show More Summary

Fall 2014: Laura Mercier & NARS

NARS fall 2014 makeup look New fall collections are trickling in. I can't help it: I want summer to linger forever, but with fall makeup colors. The new collections from Laura Mercier (Sensual Reflections) and NARS (Night Caller) offer some of my favorite autumnal colors. Show More Summary

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