Blog Profile / The Non-Blonde

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From Freezing to Heatwave: One Week, Four Makeup Looks

I've been going through my drawers, pulling out samples and items that need to be used up. That's the only thing these four looks from the last week have in common. We've gone from freezing temperatures to a freaky heatwave in less than a week. Show More Summary

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

I owe this one to Eileen, a long-time reader whose comments are always inspiring and enlightening. She recommended Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence as a first after-cleansing step, and remarked that it's nearly identical to the incredible SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($165, 5oz). Show More Summary

Isabey- Fleur Nocturne

Of course I love Fleur Nocturne. It reminds me of the grand florals of the late 80s and early 90s, and feels right at home between Tresor and Jil Sander No.4. It's also a sister fragrance to Isabey's Gardenia, a creamy and warm white flower composition. Show More Summary

Youngblood Intimattes Lipstick- Boudoir, Ooh La La, Secret, Vain, Vamp, Vanity

I'm a big fan of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics' original lipstick formula. Their unassuming Bliss has been a multiple repurchase ever since I had a makeover at the now-defunct Youngblood counter at (the now mostly-dead) Henri Bendel.Show More Summary

DSH Perfumes- Rendezvous

Perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has a large and impressive body of work with something for everyone. I personally find her bracing green perfumes, chypres, and bold animalics completely irresistible. Oh, and iris. Always iris. Another reason that DSH Perfumes are my catnip is Dawn's extensive knowledge and deep understanding of vintage fragrances. Show More Summary

FotD- A Highly Highlighted Look

This was my look for a Sunday outing to Cold Spring, NY. It was a cold(ish) day but spring is already in the air and I wanted some brightness and a little shine. I was also inspired by a makeup adventure from the previous day, when I allowed my best friend a free reign over my face. Show More Summary

M2 Beauté- M2 Lashes (Lash Activating Serum)

We need to talk about my eyelashes.They were always alright, just nothing impressive. And they've required some serious quality time with a lash curler to really stand out. I could deal. So I wasn't paying all that much attention when I received a press sample of a product I've never heard of before, M2 Lashes by M2 Beauté. Show More Summary

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask- Smashed & Original

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Masks are not a new product. In fact, this was a repurchase, since I finished 0.5 oz tube of the original formula. I keep lip balms and treatments all over the house and in every purse and use them often, which so far this winter has resulted in various empty pots and tubes, and no lip cracking. Show More Summary

Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Baccarat Rouge 540

French department store Printemps was one of Baccarat's collaborators for the brand’s 250th anniversary. I didn't pay much attention to the news about the perfume Francis Kurkdjian created for the 250th anniversary of Baccarat back in the summer of 2014. Show More Summary

Giorgio Armani Blender Blush- New Version

Giorgio Armani Beauty has recently revised and updated the brush collection, as did NARS, YSL, and Dior, to name a few. It's nice to see that makeup companies respond to the growing interest in quality beauty tools, and even more so when they design brushes to work with their particular products. Show More Summary

FOTD Featuring Mostly Burberry Makeup

This photo was taken with flash, trying to see if I could get the highlighter to show up more clearly. Obviously, I'm still doing this wrong. Midweek date night is a time for a silky top and skinny black jeans. Also: lots of highlighter because I wanted to show you the limited edition Burberry one in action. Show More Summary

Burberry Nude Gold Highlighter Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette (Limited Edition)

We all know that I didn't need another highlighter. Looking at my collection, I know I can pave my way to the moon with fairy dust. But the perfection of the pale golden skin color and the stunning (and not so typical Burberry) embossed design won me over. Show More Summary

Dear You- Unsent Letters About Perfume

Dear estates of dead celebrities, Please stop exploiting our beloved icons. From Diana Vreeland to Natalie Wood. It's disrespectful and unnecessary. Signed, Scared of zombie perfumes. Dear Frederic Malle, I don't blame you. I've seen the industry crap you've had to deal with, and I'd have sold to Lauder, too. Show More Summary

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Complete Care Lip Shine 206, 208, 214, 216

There are eight colors in the new Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo range of lipsticks. I could have easily gone for six of them, but I was good (The Husband begs to differ) and only picked four: 206 Histoire, 208 Roman, 214 Message, and 216 Lettre. Show More Summary

Clarins Silver Plum Ombre Iridescent Cream-to-Powder Eye Shadow (& FotD)

Silver Plum is one of three eye shadows released by Clarins for spring 2016 in their cream-to-powder eye shadow range. Unlike the colors previously released in the cream-to-powder range, the new colors (Silver Plum as well as Silver Pink and Silver Ivory) are labeled as "Iridescent ". Show More Summary

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss 204, 402P

With all the matte and semi-matte lipsticks around, I was craving a lip gloss. I've actually finished a bunch over the last couple of months, so I was ready to try something new and chose two colors of Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss. Show More Summary

Trish McEvoy Ready-to-Wear Petite Page In Subtle Glamour

Trish McEvoy's makeup planner system sometimes makes me wish I was the kind of person who could stick with a fairly minimalist collection that can be all carried in one chic case. Then I remember who I am and how I operate, and just resign to the idea that I'm a mega user of makeup, albeit a very organized one. Show More Summary

Bogue Profumo- Maai

The hardest reviews to write are about the perfumes that touch you the deepest. They're only the ones you love the most, but they feel so intertwined with your heart, which doesn't leave much room for words. I've been waiting for over a year for the right words to come and describe Maai from Bogue Profumo. Show More Summary

Tom Ford Creme Color For Eyes- Burnished Copper, Spice, Platinum

I know. I'm the last person in the world to drink this particular Tom Ford Kool-Aid. I held out every time Platinum was released as a limited edition, skipped Spice, and just did this: But after wasting my money on those beautiful yet...Show More Summary

Currently- February 2016

BookThe other night I started reading The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. The story is heavily inspired by William and Kate, the authors are the ladies behind Go Fug Yourself, so you know I had to. Obviously, it's all fluff and froth, and quite irresistible.MusicCat Power- The Greatest. Show More Summary

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