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Kjaer Weis Highlighter

The latest product release from Kjaer Weis is a cream highlighter in a neutral-to-cool beige color with a visible shimmery finish that is still subtle enough for everyday use. The swatch above is obviously heavy so you can get a good...Show More Summary

Agraria Golden Cassis Woven Crystal Candle

You can see that the candle above, Agraria Golden Cassis, has seen a lot of use since we got it a couple of weeks ago. I've always been very fond of Agraria products, but I admit that since my relationship with cassis can be described...Show More Summary

Gucci Peacock Magnetic Color Shadow Duo

To be honest with you, I don't think that this Gucci Magnetic Color Eye Shadow Duo in Peacock was the best choice for me. I would have gotten much more mileage from Fume, Aristocratic, or even Malachite (all three are on my wishlist right now). Show More Summary

Vincent Longo Flamenco Creme Gel Liner

Here's my secret weapon these days: Vincent Longo Creme Gel Liner in Flamenco. While Flamenco, a medium taupe, is not a classic eyeliner color, it works beautifully to lighten a heavy/dark eye makeup look (see an example using a gold eyeliner in Lisa Eldridge's Plum Chic fall makeup tutorial). Show More Summary

Aftelier- Palimpsest

Eden by François Foucras The best gift I can get from perfume is a a strong emotional reaction. Preferably a positive one. What I received from Palimpsest, the newest Aftelier perfume, was more than that: it is a feeling of well-being, comfort, and contentment. Show More Summary

Oscar De La Renta (1932-2014)

Oscar de la Renta quotes:"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.""Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable,...Show More Summary

Currently- October 2014

Autumn Colors by Alexei Butiriskiy BookI'm in the middle of another Laura Ingalls Wilder biography, but have also started a couple of other books, including Mandy Aftel's Fragrant, and The Viceroy's Daughters (about the Curzon sisters,upon...Show More Summary

Jersey Cats

Giselle invites you to like our page Jersey Cats It's kind of funny. I never wanted to create a Facebook fan page for this blog (instead I opted for a Facebook group, where we can hang out in a more laid-back way, ask questions, and share idea. Show More Summary

Five Pick-Me-Up Ideas For Monday

Some Mondays take their role way too seriously. Like this one. Various workers have been going in and out of the house, but the new furnace won't actually be installed until Wednesday. Mt. Laundry has grown right in front of my eyes, like a pimple on a long-suffering chin. Show More Summary

NARS Holiday 2014- Almer?a Blush & Burning Love Lip Gloss

NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection, Laced With Edge, comes in a special decorated packaging that makes it a little more special (and collectible, if you're into that sort of thing). The modern lace pattern translated better on larger...Show More Summary

Winner Of Aftelier Palimpsest

Bob woke up from his nap to congratulates Cbstarker who won a mini of Palimpsest. He hopes we all smell like tuna. COPYRIGHT ©2006-2014 GAIA FISHLER WWW.THENONBLONDE.COM, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONTENT POACHING IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND UGLY. Copier, C'est Voler.

Tilda Swinton Is The Face Of NARS Spring 2015 Campaigns.

Tilda Swinton by François Nars Someone up there (François Nars, apparently) was listening and picked Tilda Swinton to front NARS Spring 2015 campaign. There'll be four different images, including the one above, and we can all ogle her amazing face and run out to buy the makeup. Show More Summary

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RS727 Rose Grey & RD728 Viola

It's very simple: As long as Shiseido keeps making new colors of Lacquer Rouge liquid lipstick, I keep buying (at least some of) them. The last batch for fall included five shades. I chose two, RD728 Viola and RS727 Rose Grey. As a reminder,...Show More Summary

Dear You- Unsent Letters, A Very Cranky Edition

Dear Charlotte Tilbury,You know what? I'm not Buying It. I had such high hopes, but everything looks and feels off. And your Magic Cream? Seriously? Alcohol denat and perfume? Not to mention the rest of the irritant list that makes up for its ingredients. Show More Summary

Scents By Alexis- Requiem For The Immortal

When I think of the various immortals and undead beings in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (still my favorite supernatural/superhero show of all time), I doubt any of them smelled that great. I mean, just look at this guy: Mark Metcalf as The Master, Buffy Season 1. Show More Summary


Here's a little morsel of good news: Besame Cosmetics Brightening Violet Powder ($22) is now available online from Sephora. I don't know why didn't pick the entire line (they really should), but this powder is so lovely and efficient, so it's a great start. Show More Summary

Giveaway: Aftelier Palimpsest Mini

I normally don't do a giveaway before I publish my review, but I'm making an exception here: Palimpsest from Aftelier is perfumer Mandy Aftel's latest creation, and I can also let you in on a spoiler: it's one of the best perfumes released in 2014, if not the very best of them. Show More Summary

Karen's MBB Monday Poll

This is stolen shamelessly from Karen of Makeup & Beauty Blog. She posts a new list every morning, which helps ease my foggy brain into a more structured thinking. These are today's questions and my answers (you're welcome to go read hers, as well as post your own answers in the comments.1. Show More Summary

Snuggly Sweater Perfumes

Sonia Rykiel advertising campaign photograph by Dominica Issermann, Autumn-Winter 1980 collection Our furnace died the other day. It was not much of a surprise, as it was original to the house, which is just slightly younger than us....Show More Summary

Helmut Lang Original Fragrances Reissue

Original Helmut Lang perfume campaign image from the early 2000s Now, this is good news. I've been yearning for a Cuiron bottle for years. Of course, I only discovered this sensual leather and skin perfume once it was discontinued and people started charging kidneys for partial bottles, so I've kept looking and cursing with very little success. Show More Summary

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