Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekly Beauty Edit 11.29.2015

Well, hello there! I think Lionel Richie put this into a song. Is it me you're looking for?
I took a break. Now, I'm back. That's all. No big stories, no drama, no illness, no travel, no anything. Slowly, skipping one Sunday turns into two turns into three and then it's a habit to NOT blog.

I've had more than one shopping frenzy while taking a break. If I posted all the pics it would be worse than Aunt Betty's cruise to Alaska pictures. How many icebergs can a person look at? Right? That's pretty much how it would be except you'd be looking at lipsticks and foundations. Maybe some blush. Highlighters for sure. Not too much eye shadow. Went on a mascara bender. Nail polish, of course. Added a bit to my concealer and primer collections. Just a wee bit. I'm learning that primer is a waste in my routine. Best way to keep up with me is on Instagram, link is here.

Exciting news is that I'm starting to put together my 2016 Beauty Resolutions. I did very well with my 2015 Beauty Resolutions. Here's a link to that blog post. Maybe next week I'll do a Beauty Resolution report card for my time away. Bit of a spoiler is that I succumbed to shower gel just a few times. Staying away from matte lipstick was extremely difficult, I'd say it's the top trend for 2015! However, just recently bought a matte lipstick because they've come a long way in the last year and based on reviews, I tried the Kat Von D in Outlaw. My heart be still. What a gorgeous flipping red and it looks good on my small, wrinkly lips. It will look even better after I get my lips done. I'd like to get them done before Christmas but I'm running out of time.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw
What else is new and exciting? I've started brushing my brows upward. I'm not one for dramatic brows to begin with but this softens them even a bit more.  Started "needling" about three months ago. That's been interesting and easier than I anticipated. Clay based masks are driving me batty and I've completely given up on sheet masks. Taking them out of the package and unfolding them makes my stomach turn. I'm really enjoying enzyme masks and hydrating masks. Another blog post!
Serge Lutens Mascara

Tom Ford Noir
The most ridiculous thing I've bought is Serge Lutens mascara from Barney's. I bet you thought they only made niche perfumes. Um, no. They also make a ridiculously expensive mascara that is average, at best. My best splurge was on Tom Ford's Noir. My taste in fragrance and wine has changed this year. I'm liking my perfumes heavier and my wines lighter. My love affair with Jessica McClintock will never end, it's on my burial list, but lately the incense, amber, heavy vanilla notes are calling to me. My burial list is a list of beauty items I want buried with me. Wow, that could be another blog post.

Love my new hair dryer. $20 at Costco, a Conair. It has changed my hair. Seriously. My hair is no longer frizzy and has a natural shine. My middle name was Frizzy. Thinning hair is getting worse but breakage has stopped thanks to a recommendation from a Facebook friend, Maria, to use Redken Extend Anti-Snap. It's a miracle.
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave In Treatment
Ordered a few more lipstick towers. They are on a slow boat from China. Lipstick towers are life changing. Yes, I said life changing. It's rather like having your closets done or hiring a landscaper. Life changing. Speaking of life changing, if you don't own MAC's Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul, you must, you absolutely must buy it. It is right up there with Chanel's Jersey.  Thank you to my YouTube friend, Ruth, for finally convincing me to buy Warm Soul. How did I live without it?

MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
It's been a delight to blog again. I could write a book but enough. I will resume YouTube filming soon, in about two weeks. That's another story.


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