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NARS Summer 2016 Under Cover Collection

While I've been sitting here kvetching with my left foot elevated on a heating pad (I got one by Serta from Amazon, and it's pure heaven), pretty things have been accumulating in my "take photos and start using" baskets. I figured IShow More Summary

Perfume Cheap Thrills

I started the day by posting about a $5 eye shadow primer, so it's fitting to end it with a much-requested list of perfume cheap thrills. The problem is deciding what exactly is considered a cheap thrill, and I'm not even talking about the price threshold (a while ago Robin of Now Smell This defined $100 as the new free). Show More Summary

Solving A Mystery: Wet'n'Wild Eye Shadow Primer

Today we're going deep into the heart of drugstore makeup in order to try and solve a mystery. One of the ultimate cult secrets of the last couple of years has been the eye shadow primer from Wet'n'Wild's Fergie Collection (for my mom and other uninitiated folks, we're talking about Fergie the singer and not the Duchess of York). Show More Summary

Best Ten Perfumes You're Not Wearing- Spring Edition

Or: Beyond Diorissimo and Apres l'OndeeWe need some fun here. Between the weather that killed the magnolia and wisteria blossoms before they reached full bloom, my sprained left foot, and the purple tears we're all shedding, it's time for something that feels and smells like spring to bring us some true cheer. Show More Summary

Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick

Guess who's back?When I bought my Tatcha Sunrise: A Plum Blossom Limited Edition 23-Karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick (that's a mouthful!) it renewed my regret about not getting Kyoto Red. Tatcha lipsticks are seasonal limited editions, and at that point I had no idea that Kyoto Red will do a comeback, nor that I'll find it in my mailbox. Show More Summary

Strobe Cosmetics Eye Shadows- Part 2

As promised, here's a look at the rest of the Strobe Cosmetics eye shadows I bought. I got eleven in total, and my previous post showed the first six. I've already discussed the beautiful textures and excellent performance of Strobe eye shadows (and how much I hope to see some matte options soon), so let's get into the rest of the colors. Show More Summary

Coralina by Osacr de la Renta (Essential Luxuries Line)

My first order of business was trying to find out who or what is Coralina. It's a lovely name for either a perfume or an orange tabby, but I was interested in its source and inspiration. Google was of very limited help here, though,Show More Summary

FOTD- April Showers

This was a look for an April showers day, kind of like today, actually, only cooler. The husband and I were visiting a classy art auction house, so I didn't bring on the blue liner or purple lipstick, but still managed to have some fun. Show More Summary

Quarterly Perfume Statistics- According to Basenotes

It's time for a quarterly evaluation of my "Most Worn" statistics as logged on Basenotes. Since my previous post I've been more diligent in entering my scents of the day, so I'm pretty sure I haven't missed more than one or two, which shouldn't affect the tally. Show More Summary

Free La Prairie Skincare Spa Facial At Osswald NYC

This is something to get excited about: Osswald NYC is adding La Prairie to their already impressive selection, and to kick it off they're flying their head esthetician, Lia Kramer, from Zurich. She'll be on hand for two weeks, offering...Show More Summary

Prince (1958-2016)

Honey, I know, I know I know times are changing It's time we all reach out For something new, that means you too Prince, Purple Rain, 1984 COPYRIGHT ©2006-2016 GAIA FISHLER WWW.THENONBLONDE.COM, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONTENT POACHING IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND UGLY. Copier, C'est Voler.

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!


Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color- Lagoon, Seashell, Starfish, Triton

The entire story is in the pictures. These Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color cream eye shadows first appeared as available for pre-order at Barneys last month and I bought all four, and that was based on stock photos. I just knew. A few weeks later when they arrived it was clear that I was right. Show More Summary

Péché Cardinal by Parfums MDCI

Twenty-something years ago there would have been no chance I'd wear Péché Cardinal. I used to give my sister a serious stinkeye (pun most definitely intended) for her overindulgence in Tresor. Compositions heavy on peach and floral notes were just not my thing, and for years I used to find them suffocating and unpleasant. Show More Summary

Viseart Theory Eye Shadow Palette- Cashmere (Plus FOTD)

I'm still amazed at the restraint I've shown when only buying one of the new Viseart Theory Eye Shadow Palettes. I pre-ordered Cashmere a couple of months ago, knowing it was a sure thing, but passed on Minx and Chroma, as one is a very...Show More Summary

Montale- Honey Aoud

The first couple of minutes wearing Montale Honey Aoud smell quite scary. There's a resemblance to the apple turnover aroma of Ambre Narguile and I'm really not a fan of the gourmand Hermessence. It's the too syrupy honeyed cinnamon and the apple phantom note (I tend to smell apples whenever sweet cinnamon is present). Show More Summary

Lipstick Queen- Eden (New)

When Eden by Lipstick Queen appeared at Barneys several weeks ago as a new item it sounded vaguely familiar. And, indeed, a quick search revealed that creator Poppy King had used the name previously for one of her "Saints" lipstick (I've always been more of a Sinner). Show More Summary

Currently- April 2016

BookCareer of evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K.Rowling), It's the third book in the Cormoran strike series. Quite brutal, but the characters keep developing from book to book, and the lady can write.MusicThe new Andrew Bird album, Are you Serious. Show More Summary

FOTD: Doing Your Makeup When Barely Awake

I have some words for whoever came up with the idea of breakfast events. Being social early in the morning is a special kind of torture, even if I get to release some aggression while driving in Manhattan during rush hour (required: nerves of steal, chutzpah, and an extensive vocabulary of curse words in at least four languages). Show More Summary

Aedes de Venustas- Cierge de Lune

The newest perfume from Aedes de Venustas is perhaps the most abstract in the line. It might also be my favorite, and that's not even because it's technically centered around vanilla. I don't think of Cierge de Lune as a vanilla concoction...Show More Summary

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