Blog Profile / The Non-Blonde

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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

Teo Cabanel- Alahine

I owe this one to Kafkaesque. Over a year ago (two years, maybe?) she insisted that I give Alahine by Teo Cabanel a chance. She was really adamant about it, and I do not argue with Ms. Kafka. She was right. I fell in love with this rich ornate oriental the way I did decades ago with the any of my first big florientals. Show More Summary

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eye shadows & Lipstick- Insolent Ivory, Brash Bronze, Defiant Coral

I took advantage of an excellent GWP event at Neiman Marcus. I needed a couple of Estee Lauder skincare items (a new bottle of Advanced Night Repair serum and the companion sheet masks which I will review soon). Shipping was free, so...Show More Summary

Notes From The Sample Jar

Or, rather, from various sample jars scattered around the house, and some free-range samples that I've managed to rescue from Marigold and Gemma who tend to appropriate and hide the vials in secret places only cats know exist. This is...Show More Summary

Colourpop Puppy Love Eye Shadow

The main reason I bought this Colourpop Puppy Love Eye Shadow is that all proceeds from the sale of “Puppy Love” are donated to Best Friends Animal Society and their NKLA effort to Save Them All. Of course, I do love (LOVE) the formula...Show More Summary

Annick Goutal- Sables

I refuse to title this review "vintage perfume". I just won't do it.My bottle is not from 1985 (the yesr Goutal launched Sables) or even close. It's from the end of the previous decade or early from this one. I have cats older than that.Sables by Annick Goutal is inexplicably labeled as a masculine. Show More Summary

Lancôme Spring 2016 My Parisian Pastels Shimmer Cube Eyeshadows and Highlighters Palette

This is my one and only concession to the pastel trend of spring 2016. It's all the pinks and ice cream colors I can handle, and they come in a cute little tin that would have equally appealed to my seven year old niece. I'm not entirely...Show More Summary

Top Winter Perfume Picks- Selected (Mostly) By The Husband

Winter top ten perfumes are always the hardest for me to pick. Part of this is because I dislike this season so much. Another reason is that what many consider "cold weather perfumes" are among my most favorite to wear all-year-round, so it feels like all the leathers, heavy gourmands, and smoky fragrances have already been mentioned. Show More Summary

FoTD: A Blue & Gold Evening Look Featuring NARS NARSissit Palettes

About to leave the house, I gave the light in the guest bath a try. I was very eager last week to put on real clothes, do a full face of makeup, and do something fun after more than a week of feeling miserable and trying to prevent my lungs from leaving my body. Show More Summary

Parfums MDCI- Les Indes Galantes

This is an interesting journey. Parfums MDCI tends to take us on trips to faraway lands and places lost in the shrouds of time. Perfumer Cecile Zarokian is extremely apt at doing so, and in Les Indes Galantes she brings us the exotic...Show More Summary

Surratt Beauty Prismatic Eyes- Glamour, Style, Visual

Surratt Beauty, like the work of its founder, Troy Surratt can be a hit-or-miss thing. I knew that when I got these three eye shadows from the new Prismatic Eyes range. I also ventured a bit out of my comfort zone when choosing the shades. Show More Summary

My All Time Most Worn Perfumes... According To Basenotes

I started keeping a log of my scent(s) of the day on Basenotes at some point in 2011. It was easier than maintaining my own spreadsheets, even if somewhat less specific when it comes to version, concentration, and vintages. One of the features Basenotes provides is a tally of one's most worn perfumes of all time. Show More Summary

It Cosmetics Midnight Navy & Rich Plum Liner Love Waterproof Anti-Aging Crème Gel Eye Liner

This was a no-brainer. I already had an It Cosmetics in Silk Taupe and planned to get more colors. When b-Glowing had them for 60% off I was delighted to get Midnight Navy and Rich Plum. After all, I'd pay full retail price for these...Show More Summary

Currently- January 2016

Twilight by Anna Syperek, 2010 BookWhat I should be reading is the manual for my camera and the other books on the subject I downloaded. But I'm up to my ears in beauty books and it's a bit too overwhelming as I really want to actually review them. Show More Summary

Estée Lauder Serums: Old & New

The two bottles in the middle of the photo are practically empty. I used up the entire Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum trying to figure out if I like it and whether it does anything for me, and the answer to both is "No". Show More Summary

Amber Eyes (Featuring Colourpop and Incubating Germs)

This was the first deliberate look I did in the new year, just before I got sick with a Dickensian chest cold. Looking at the photos now I can almost see the incubating germs having a party under my skin. Still, I decided to post them because I had fun creating something inspired by the huge vintage raw amber you see me wearing. Show More Summary

NARS NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette (Sephora Exclusive)

It feels like NARS is giving sort of a second chance to those of us who hemmed and hawed about their NARS X Steven Klein One Shocking Moment blush palette until it sold out (I think it was the first item from that collection to get out of stock, while most of the other items are still available on the NARS website). Show More Summary

David Bowie (1947-2016)

David Bowie quotes:"I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.""I don't have stylistic loyalty. Show More Summary

Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777- Black Gemstone

Black Gemstone by Stéphane Humbert Lucas walks a line between scary to sexy. It's a heavy and opaque fragrance, all wood, incense, and birch tar. The "Black" in its name is fully justified, especially at the stage that feels like you're walking right through a smoky room. Show More Summary

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