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Blog Profile / The Non-Blonde

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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Laura Mercier Fresh Raspberry Crème Smooth Lip Colour

Laura Mercier's Fresh Raspberry is exactly what it claims to be: a bright, raspberry sorbet kind of lipstick, in a smooth (and gorgeous) formula. I love the Crème Smooth Lip Colour range; Laura Mercier got rid of the heavy scent andShow More Summary

Lipstick Day

I'm declaring today Lipstick Day to make up for yesterday's sold-out limited-edition Edward Bess one. I'm going to post shortly two lipstick reviews, one is a limited-edition that you can definitely get right now, and the other is a permanent. Show More Summary

Guilty Pleasure Perfumes

To be honest, I don't really feel guilty about my pleasures, from watching cat videos to perfume or mac & cheese. But some fragrances feel slightly more indulgent and just a tiny bit on the wrong side, which makes them sort of a guilty pleasure for various reasons. Show More Summary

Cat Of The Day: Kate

Here's my little Katie in honor of the other Kate who made the news today (do you have guesses about the name? I'm thinking Philip or Philippa as a middle name), That's a Tauer sample next to her, and I can already tell you I'm highly impressed with Sotto La Luna. Show More Summary

Edward Bess Betty Limited Edition Ultra Slick Lipstick

I wasn't going to post this, because Betty, a limited edition Edward Bess lipstick was only available for a blink before it got completely sold out. But I changed my mind when a third email arrived asking if it's worth paying extra for this Bergdorf Goodman exclusive on eBay or from various makeup scalpers (apparently it's a thing). Show More Summary

Perfume Storage And Organization- An Update

Image via Tinsel Creation: Paul T. Frankl, vanity in Penner House, Holmby Hills, California, 1938. Reproduced in Christopher Long, Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design, 2007. It was obvious that something has got to give. ThereShow More Summary

End-Of-Summer Vacation

I'm taking a couple of days off to squeeze what's left of summer (and celebrate my 18th wedding anniversary). There are going to be cats, food, and antiquing, and you'd be amazed at how much stuff I can fit into an overnight bag. Scent-of-the-Anniversary is yet to be determined, but I'm in the mood for some serious flowers. Show More Summary

10 Best Perfumes You're Not Wearing

It's been a while since we played the game known "10 Best Perfumes You're Not Wearing". I love digging in my collection and various lists I keep and look for perfumes that are semi-forgotten, never got the hype they deserve, or fragrances...Show More Summary

Want: Ringly Wearable Technology

I'm the last person in the universe who cares about wearable technology. I had a boyfriend once who kept wearing the watch/calculator from his Bar-Mitzvah way into adulthood, and that has traumatized me for life. But Ringly is bordering on genius. Show More Summary

My Current Skincare Routine

Apparently, the best thing I can do for my skin is avoid consuming anything made with coconut oil or coconut milk. That's very unfortunate considering my favorite dishes include coconut sticky rice and Massaman curry. It also means being extra careful with shower gels, hair products and even some makeup. Show More Summary

Diana Vreeland Perfumes- First Impression

Many of you shared my uneasiness about the new perfume brand bearing the name of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland. I still harbored a secret hope that Mrs. Vreeland's heirs did justice to her memory by creating a spectacular line. Show More Summary

Happy Labor Day!


Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Shadow Quad For Fall 2014

The hype and mayhem surrounding the release of Nude Dip, the new Tom Ford Eye Color Quad for Fall 2014, did little to endear the brand to me. There were teaser photos months ago that made just about everyone feverish with desire for this palette. Show More Summary

NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil was my one lip color pick from Night Caller, the Fall 2014 collection. This red berry color is limited edition (Bansar, the other new Satin Lip Pencil is permanent); since I love the Satin Pencil formula it was an easy decision. Show More Summary

Serge Lutens- Datura Noir (Revisited)

Let's make one thing clear: I still don't like wearing Datura Noir.I loathed this 2001 Serge Lutens perfume when I first tried it, and didn't enjoy it any better as I kept testing it over the years. In fact, in 2007 I vowed to stay away from it forever. Show More Summary

Hakuhodo Itabake Brush- Small

Back in 2012 I abandoned my NARS Ita brushes for the Hakuhodo Itabake and haven't looked back. The large Itabake brush I bought two years ago is great for foundation, but the smaller ones are more directional and are usually recommended for contouring. Show More Summary

Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange Blush Fall 2014

Cheek Mélange is the star item of Laura Mercier's Fall 2014, Sensual Reflections. I don't know if it's my personal favorite (the green creme eyeliner is probably my top pick), but it's a pretty little thing and the embossed multi-colored flower is very cute. Show More Summary

Winner Of Rouge Bunny Rouge Fall 2014 Palette

We have a winner! Jospehine is here to announce that Joy Baule is the very lucky winner of Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadow Palette Raw Garden In Chronos. As you know, the palette ( €55.00) is already available online from Show More Summary

Jardins d’Ecrivains- Gigi

Jardins d'Ecrivains is a perfume brand with an irresistible literary twist. I adore their Wilde (after Oscar) and George (for Eliot), and like to play a little game with myself trying to guess their next inspiring figure (I admit that William Burroughs's Junky caught me by surprise). Show More Summary

Guerlain- Vol de Nuit (Vintage Perfume, Revisited)

Guerlain Vol de Nuit is one of the very first bottles of vintage perfume I acquired. It was some time prior to fully jumping into the rabbit hole of collecting vintage perfumes, but there was an opportunity, and even with very limited experience I knew it was a special little thing. Show More Summary

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