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Blog Profile / The Non-Blonde

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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick In Carnal

I'm on a mission: to own as many Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks as I can actually wear. Of course, this is a problem considering the Lipstick Situation I just told you about, and it also explains how it happened. But seriously,...Show More Summary

Vincent Longo Starlette Gel Eye Stain- Chartreuse Veil & Ambrosia Mist

It's been many years since I last bought any Vincent Longo products (they used to be in Sephora and I adored the lip glosses and eyeliners). I was thrilled to hear that the line has rebounded and Vincent Longo is back with some interesting new products. Show More Summary

Roxana Illuminated Perfume- To Bee

Many of you were curious when I counted To Bee by Roxana Illuminated Perfume as one of my top honey perfume picks, second only to Serge Lutens Miel de Bois. Those who love MdB wanted to know if Roxana Villa's creation is as breathtakingly controversial as the one Christopher sheldrake created for Uncle Serge. Show More Summary

The Lipstick Situation

I love lipstick. I really love lipstick. I consume a lot of it and always did, since the first Revlon lipstick I bought with my own money all those decades ago. Lipsticks are among the few products I actually use up (I can't remember...Show More Summary

Shu Uemura Brave Beauty Eye Palette- Green

I was worried I got the pink palette by mistake, but this is actually the artwork on the green one It's been a while since I last bought Shu Uemura eye shadows. Too many changes in formula and concept, too many questionable textures; it made me kind of iffy on one of my former favorite brands. Show More Summary

Hilary Duff At iHeartRadio Music Festival

The thing I don't get here is why Hilary Duff felt the need to wear this dress. At 26, she's a successful and recognizable recording artist and actress, a mother, an entrepreneur, and a very beautiful woman. Yes, I know she's working...Show More Summary

The Scents Of An Italian Honeymoon

It was exactly eighteen years ago that I visited Italy for the first time. The Blond and I got married in early September, and a few days later landed in Rome for our three-week honeymoon.We rented a car and started driving north, mostly...Show More Summary

Kjaer Weis Lover's Choice Lip Tint (New For Fall 2014)

It looks like I got one of my biggest makeup wishes. A redder, more intense color of Kjaer Weis lip tint. I've already finished two pans of Passionate (the sheer berry red), so Lover's Choice (Fall 2014 release that joins the permanent line) comes at the perfect time. Show More Summary

Dustin Lujan: Beauty Expert At Osswald NYC

Dustin Lujan in action I know many good makeup artists. It comes with the territory and it's one of the nicer perks of being a beauty blogger: you get to meet real pros, learn from them, stalk them, and if you're lucky: have your face done by someone who really knows what he or she is doing. Show More Summary

Polly Bergen (1930-2014)

Polly Bergen quotes:"When you feel what you've done fulfills yourself, makes you happy and makes people around you happy.""The thing is, when you see your old friends, you come face to face with yourself. I run into someone I've known for 40 or 50 years, and they're old. Show More Summary

Quote Of The Day: Aerin Lauder On Casual Fridays

Aerin Lauder on what her grandmother would be horrified to see in today’s workplace…“Probably casual Fridays for men. She would not like Lacoste [shirts] at the office. I come from an environment where the men actually say, ‘Is it OK if I take off my jacket?’ in a meeting. Show More Summary

Currently- September 2014

BookThe Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard. I think it was a recommendation of a reader here, but I'm not sure. Early 1800s, Edgar Allan Poe at West Point, a murder mystery. It drags a little and at times I wish to bitch-slap Mr. Poe, but...Show More Summary

Cats Of The Day

Gemma Giselle Marigold Gray is a pretty dominant color in our home, and tabbies ran rampant. Marigold and Gemma (as well as Pippa, who evaded the camera today) are littermates and about 18 month old. Giselle, who just turned six, is truly one of a ind. Show More Summary

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eye Shadow Palette

This was a rare impulse buy. Normally I plan my makeup purchases carefully, keeping lists and spreadsheets that help me decide if a certain item has its place in my collection or at least is important enough for the blog. I didn't give...Show More Summary

DSH Perfumes- Metropolis

I've spent several days over the summer happily wearing Metropolis by DSH Perfumes before checking the notes and other information about this perfume. Once I did, I realized that perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz had created Metropolis as a masculine fragrance with the intention of evoking "Modernism. Show More Summary

Hakuhodo Maple Kinoko Brush (Small)

compare the size of the small Kinoko to classics such as Edward Bess Luxury Face Brush and Hakuhodo Vermilion Kinoko I had to have this brush. HAD TO. I first fell in love with the tiny Hakuhodo Kinoko brush and its maple handle a couple of years ago at IMATS. Show More Summary

L'Occitane Aromachologie Relaxing Body Cream & Revitalizing Shower Gel

L'Occitane added a bunch of exciting products to their Aromachologie range. Previously I was mostly a devoted user of the Aromachologie shampoo, but the last few weeks have found me falling deeper into the L'Occitane rabbit hole and thoroughly enjoying the new fragrances and textures. Show More Summary

Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Anne reveled in the world of color about her."Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look at these maple branches. Show More Summary

Cat Of The Day: Bob

Bob was striking a pose just a few minutes ago, before deciding that my lap is much comfier. Right now I'm trying to balance a huge golden cat and a laptop (the computer is losing). COPYRIGHT ©2006-2014 GAIA FISHLER WWW.THENONBLONDE.COM, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONTENT POACHING IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND UGLY. Copier, C'est Voler.

Tauer Perfumes- Sotto La Luna: Gardenia

Sotto La Luna: Gardenia sent my nose and brain spinning. It still does. The new release (the first of a new series--- Sotto La Luna= under the moon) from Tauer Perfumes feels like at least two perfumes trapped in one bottle. Maybe Three perfumes, actually, and at times they're fighting with each other for dominance. Show More Summary

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