Blog Profile / The Non-Blonde

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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

Date Night Makeup Look

The Husband and I were among those who braved the cold last night and went out for a Valentine's Day dinner. We had reservations at a nice restaurant (JoJo, on 64th street) where we were eager to try the vegetarian menu (recommended!), and I think we just really wanted to go out, freezing eyeballs or not. Show More Summary

Happy Valentine's Day


Perfume Backups

The husband gave me a look when he realized that I just bought my third backup bottle of turn-of-the-century Miel de Bois. I shrugged. My current bottle is nearly empty, and as you probably know, Uncle Serge has put this genie in a bell jar ($300 at Barneys) and the current version doesn't quite cut it (rumor blames IFRA, but who knows). Show More Summary

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner- Noir Intense, Minuit, Pluie

This one is long overdue, since I've had these three Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliners since before the Holidays. I think I've shown them in a couple of FOTDs, but they deserve their own feature, because they're simply made of awesome.These...Show More Summary

Etat Libre d'Orange- Encens et Bubblegum

Photo by Jamie Nelson for Elle Mexico, 2011 When Etat Libre d'Orange released their original perfume lineup in 2006, Encens et Bubblegum was considered one of the gimmicky fragrances, those created mostly for shock value or amusement. Show More Summary

Tatcha Sunrise: A Plum Blossom Limited Edition 23-Karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick (and a FOTD)

Do you think that if from now on I'll buy every seasonal Tatcha lipstick (in reasonable colors, of course), I'll be able to forgive myself for skipping on the previous one, Kyoto Red? I doubt it, but I'll do my best to try. Which brings...Show More Summary

Beauty Products for an Overnight Trip

The most annoying thing about packing your beauty stuff for a quick overnight trip is that you still need all (or at least most) your basics, your skincare routine, effective color products, and usually an item or two that can take you from day to night. Show More Summary

Eau de Madeleine by Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger

Photo: Sweet Escape- model Karlie Kloss in Givenchy Haute Couture shot by Nick Knight for W Magazine, October 2012 These are not Proust's madeliene's, despite the fact that Eau de Madeleine by Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger dries down sweeter, smoother, and more comforting that the first part of the fragrance suggests. Show More Summary

Want: Bliss Lau Suspension Ring

I suspect that I'm not going to find this ring under the Valentine's Day tree, but from the second I saw it in an email newsletter (Bliss Lau a jeweler worth following) I've been in lust. The inspiration for the ring was the cables holding and suspending the Brooklyn Bridge, which is very appealing. Show More Summary

FOTD: Makeup For A Red Dress

Not the best representation of the makeup itself, but I like this photo because it's very me. This makeup look was born on the spot, out of necessity. I had something else in mind, but at the last minute chose to wear a bright red dress (DVF cashmere wrap) and a bold gold tone fashion necklace (vintish Cecile et Jeanne). Show More Summary

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