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Estee Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush #2

Estee Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush #2 was launched recently alongside the new Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup (don't get me started on that name). Lauder's description of the brush confirms that you can use it with all of their...Show More Summary

The Looks Of Comic-Con

Comic-Con is no longer the nerds Oscars, but a true A-lister magnet, where there's a wonderful combination of fun, irreverence, and red carpet glamour. It's the perfect event for experimental looks, like the one we see above on the lovely Elle Fanning who gets to look her age (she's 16, but often dress quite mature). Show More Summary

Bruno Acampora Profumi- Perfume Shopping In Naples, Italy

This is a bit overdue since it's been nearly four months since my Italian vacation where the husband and I sniffed our way through Naples and the area around it equipped with a Google map dotted with various perfume destinations. The Bruno Acampora showroom was one of the most anticipated ones. Show More Summary

Laura Mercier Peacock & Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier just released six more colors in the phenomenal Caviar Stick range. Regular readers know that I'm a huge fan of these cream-in-a-stick eye shadows because the smooth formulas are incredibly easy to work with and offer an all-day longevity once the color sets. Show More Summary

NARS Dione & Himalia Dual-Intensity Eye Shadows

As I told you, the first taste I got of NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow (see here: Giove and Callisto) sent me right to the NARS counter to get more of them. I've already shown you the stunning Subra and Desdemona, and here are the last two I bought: Dione, a beige champagne and Himalia, a warmer metallic camel. Show More Summary

Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

Bertrand Duchaufour and Jean-Claude Ellena walk into a lab...Sounds like the start of a good fragonerd joke (and you're more than welcome to fill in the blank), but it actually happened back in 2003 when the two superstar perfumers composed...Show More Summary

Coming Soon From Hourglass: 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

Fall 2014 is shaping up to be a great season for eyeliners ( I already bought some from Lancome, NARS, and Laura Mercier. Reviews soon). Now Hourglass is joining the fun with a gel formula in a mechanical pencil. A very very thin mechanical pencil (hence the 1.5mm). Show More Summary

Jumpsuits: It's Time To Say Goodbye

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Maison Martin Margiela Jumpsuits made a big comeback about five years ago and have become a celeb favorite that's often seen on the red carpet. At their best, like on Kate Hudson below, jumpsuits can be incredibly...Show More Summary

Jury Duty

It doesn't get more Mondayish than this, if you ask me.Scent of the day: After considering Fracas, Miel de Bois and Absolue Pour Le Soir, I decided to play nice(r) and settled on Tauer Le Maroc pour Elle. Quite a bit of sillage, which...Show More Summary

Currently- July 2014

BookI finished two this week: The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith which I started and abandoned when it first came out, only to come back to it now before reading the sequel. It's a well-written mystery with some noir overtones. Show More Summary

One Thousand Julys- A Look Through The Archive

Ok, this is only the ninth July since I started blogging, but I like that line. I was digging for something in the blog's archives and as usual got distracted. It was fun to look and see what I was up to around this time in previous years. Show More Summary

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

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