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NARS NARSissist Smokey Eye Set

Boy, am I late on this one. I received the NARSissist Smokey Eye Set eons ago, placed it in one of the "to photograph, swatch, and test" box away from feline reach. Then I misplaced the box and promptly forgot about it. When I foundShow More Summary

4 Tom Ford Outfits At amfAR LA Inspiration Gala

#458105222 / #458077202 / #458069400 / #458085754 / At least four stars chose to wear Tom Ford to the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring the designer. Miley Cyrus and Rihanna gave us exactly what you'd expect from these two icons of class and taste. Show More Summary

Try Before You Die

Photo by Leandro Farina Ever since reading The Perfume Bible last week and poring over the list of "100 perfumes to try before you die" I've been obsessively making my own lists, arguing with the authors (in my mind), listing and deleting,...Show More Summary

Julia Roberts- Quote Of The Day

#457416464 / Today is Julia Roberts' 47th birthday. I guess this is why UK You magazine decided to release these quotes from an upcoming interview with the actress (and Lancome ambassador):“By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a face-lift. Show More Summary

L'Occitane Bonne Mere Olive Shower Gel

L'Occitane Bonne Mere is the brand's homage to the ancient artisanal soap making industry in Marseille, France. The bottle are designed as hefty cubes, like those chunky soaps made with a high percentage of olive oil and scented with the various herbs and flowers of the region. Show More Summary

Memoire Liquide Reserve - Amour Liquide EDP & Body Cream

The first time I came across Memoire Liquide in person was years ago at Henri Bendel. They had a massive display of the various essences or whatever it was they were offering, and if you were lucky enough there was also a SA on staff that could help you create your own personalized blend. Show More Summary

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

I already told you how a couple of months ago I shattered my beloved Hourglass Mood Exposure blush. Since then I've playing with other blushes in that color ballpark, you know: brown plums, mauve browns, and such (and have completely fallen in love with a MAC one, of all things). Show More Summary

Tocca Crema Veloce Set- Giveaway

Tocca is one of those brands that make the best gifts. Delightful packaging, impossible -not-to-like scents (even Cleopatra that's generally too "fresh" for my taste is so nice), and really great quality. The trio mini hand cream tubes in the Crema Veloce Set are a great example of this. Show More Summary

The Perfume Bible By Josephine Fairley & Lorna McKay- A Book Review By The Husband

Editor's Note:It's becoming harder and harder for me to look at perfume guides and evaluate them from a distance. Obviously, I'm not the target reader of the majority of these books, so reviewing them becomes a process in which I'm having imaginary conversations with the authors, which is not always what a potential reader needs. Show More Summary

Dior Cuir Cannage 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Because we all needed another brown eye shadow palette.Dior has been churning out the quints this year and I'm having a hard time following the assorted collections (pre-fall, not-quite-fall, pre-holiday, almost-holiday, holiday--- who knows what and why). Show More Summary

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

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