Thursday, October 31, 2013

Excited to finally have purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette has been on my list for, well, since it came out. I was really happy to be able to purchase it from Sephora. ....waiting to be explored...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

If You Are Tall, Read On...

Somehow in my midnight pretend cyber shopping, I found out that Old Navy has TALL sizes on-line!!! I am long waisted, and since most pants are made longer these days, they're not a problem, but length of shirts in the body and arms always is. When I saw Old Navy has tall SHIRTS, too, well, I ordered and today got three packages. Can't wait to see what works!!

There's Nothing I Love More Than Good Brushes. New From Crown Brush

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Beautiful Sunset After The Storm Today

Pretty Excited To Find The OPI Miss Universe Nail Polish Collection Today

When I was told the OPI Miss Universe Collection of nail polish wasn't going to be available in Anchorage, I was a little dismayed. I thought the swatches I'd seen of the three colors were so beautiful. So imagine my surprise to find the trio.

OPI, Nail Polish, Miss Universe collection, purple, silver,

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You know you can wear the little ring on the silver polish, right?  Nice touch, OPI! 

Whoever Invented ColorMe Hair Mascara is Genius

Honestly, this stuff is genius. I was thinking of trying purple hair, and violet purples are my color, rather than blue based, so I purchased this at my favorite hair place, Vavoom Hair Studio in Anchorage, AK. There are a bazillion colors!!!! With my blond hair, the color is picked up VERY well, and I can even flat iron it in to make it last longer.

I think it cost about $18, which is a lot cheaper than a full color processing. You have the option to try out different types of colors before you actually commit to a longer lasting and more expensive semi-permanent process. I've seen pictures of it on dark hair and it works just as well.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My calendar for 2014. Cats

This isn't really my calendar. I saw it at Barnes and Noble and thought yeah, that is soooooooooooooooo cats!!

Three Pairs of Elf Eyelashes For $3!! Now At Target

ELF, Eyes Lips Fase, false eyelashes, Target

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Really Excited About My First Beauty Purchase At Kohl's - The Lorac Pro Palette!!!

I was pretty happy when I heard Kohl's was going to be bringing in beauty products. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I never expected to find Lorac Cosmetics!!! Color me super happy! My first Kohl's beauty purchase is the Lorac Pro Palette. I had been frustrated because it was sold out online at Sephora, so yay Kohls for helping me to secure my most desired!!!

Kohls, Lorac Pro Palette, eyeshadow

Originally posted via Instagram 

Look at all those yummy colors!!!  Mattes and shimmers.  More information to come as I swatch and use the palette.  Could NOT be happier!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jennifer Lopez Collection For Kohls Sweatshirt

So I was at Kohls and found this great embellished sweatshirt in the JLo Collection. I often find her items to be a bit boxy on me. They seem to be built for people who are short waisted like she is. I'm not. SO not. But I love this sweatshirt and desided to ask my Instagram friends their opinion.

If you need to make a decision in a hurry, what do you do? Go to the internet!!!

This is the front side...It's not really long in front, coming right to the waist line, but could be matched with a long tank, like what I was wearing that day.

Jennifer Lopez, JLo Collection, Kohls, embellished, sweatshirt

Via Instagram

And the back is completely different than expected!  It has a kind of sweeping polyester type of fabric that will create a great flow as you walk.

JLo Collection, Jennifer Lopez, Kohls, Apt 9, tank top, sweatshirt, skinny jeans, Nordstrom

I loved this, but it just wasn't really long enough for me.  In the end, I was able to get a tall length sweatshirt that was similar from Old Navy.  So while I mourned this sweater/sweatshirt, it all worked out in the end.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today I Received An Order From Urban Decay - Sneak Peeks

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Today I received a box that I had ordered from Urban Decay. I was dazzled by the Shattered Face Case. It looks cool on the outside and inside is your "face in a case" for a long weekend, vacation or anytime. I'm already loving this more than I had imagined when I ordered it. Here's the outside.

And on the inside there are two levels to the palette.  You get five eyeshadows, a Lovechild High Gloss Lip Color, one of Urban Decay's awesome eyeliners, a blush, a bronzer and a highlight.  And there are great mirrors inside.  I promise swatches to come!

And while I was sitting around playing on Instagram, I also loaded a picture of my new Naked Illuminator.  

This is a mini "pretty picture" post with full review and swatches in the future.  You can purchase the UD items on, in Sephora stores, or on Urban Decay's own website.  Additionally, Urban Decay products are sold online at and Amazon.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

My Little Fall Tabby Cat Football Suggle Buddy.

She sure was sleepy!!!  She also isn't really pleased when I stop rubbing her chin to try and get a decent picture of her.  But I'll keep trying and she'll keep getting annoyed but all the while, we'll continue snuggling!

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My Halloween Costume - A Snoopy T-shirt From Target.

I've always loved the Peanuts gang, and especially Snoopy.  I adore Snoopy so when I spotted this Tshirt at Target, I picked it up.  No brainer!!!

I've been wearing it a lot. Sometimes I'll pair it with my orange Mossimo boyfriend cardigan, also from Target, skinny jeans and boots.  It makes a fun fall fashion statement. 

Snoopy, Halloween, Target, mummy

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I really hope Snoopy hits the racks in Christmas colors soon, too!!

I Lost The Center Of My Universe...

Honestly, after seven months in the neck brace and with the brutal winds we've had this week, I'm not surprised that I'd lose a gem.  Thankfully I have been prepared for such an incident since my trip to Cosmoprof North America I'm July   

Got my glue...a little dab'll do ya and we'll be good to go.  Thanks again to Candice who has given me months and months of joy despite being strapped in this device. 

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Algenist Friends And Family Sale!!!!! Save 30%!

I'm on my way to bed but I have to quickly tell you that Algenist is offering a Friends and Family discount of 30% off on their website!!!!  Use the code FF30 at 

Everything I've tried from Algenist is good.  That's the honest truth.  I make no commissions to share this with you.  I have to tell you right away because the offer expires October 23.  

Try the eye renewal balm, or the firming and lifting eye gel.  I use both together.   Also floating my boat are the Pore Correcting Comcentrate, the moisturizers, the SPF fluid, the Triple Action Micropolish and Peel, the exfoliator, the Pore Corrector Primer AND the latest item I've tried...the Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil.  This is doing something miraculous for my skin that I'll tell you about soon. 

I truly believe you can't go wrong with any Algenist products and this is a higher percentage savings than you'll see anywhere else.  Head on over to and find the items that are right for you.  They always have great trial and travel size combinations, too.  

If I can answer any questions you might have, please ask.  I'm completely sold on the progress I've seen with these products!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

For Claudia Of Chromatic Misadventures, A Peek At Revlon Elusive Nail Polish

You are looking at Revlon nail polish in the color called Elusive. It was very elusive for me to find. It dries matte with it's blackened green polish effectively hiding most of the green and blue glitters mixed within. It made me a little sad. Generally with a nail polish that dries matte and contains glitter, (think Zoya textures), you can still see the glitter peeking out here and there. And with the addition of a top coat, the glitter particles will sparkle. Unfortunately, it wasn't that way with this nail polish. I was sorely disappointed, but excited that I must go do more polish hunting and investigating!!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

When I was at Cosmoprof North America 2013.....

I got a fun little gift bag from Ninja Polish.  These facial wipes were in there.  I love them.  One thing I really like is that while you get the benefit of cucumber, they don't smell overly like cucumber, (which I don't like).  They clean well and leave a non-greasy feel.  Thanks, Ronnie!!

Cosmoprof North America, Ninja Polish, facial cleansing wipes

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How Beautiful Is This Eye Lash Curler From Tweezerman?

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Seriously beautiful in rose gold!!!

Tweezerman, eye lash curler
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Have you tried this before?

Thank you, Tweezerman. What A Wonderful Kit To Investigate!!!

I'm so excited and overwhelmed to be accepted as a Tweezerman Ambassador. I received this kit with many eyebrow items. 

Tweezerman, makeup tools

I first posted the picture, as I do many items, via Instagram.  The fuzzy looking stuff on the bottom of the picture is bubble wrapped.  My toys were wrapped well!!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hobby Polish Bloggers Halloween Giveaway

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Monday, October 7, 2013

My Faithful Dinner Companion

The eyes are ALWAYS on me when I have foooood.

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Love In Paris Eyeshadow Palette By NYX Cosmetics Called Parisian Chic - Sneak Peek

NYX Cosmetics has several of these palettes that I like to call 'Niners...lots of color variations.  You know I just may have to have them all!

NYX Cosmetics, Parisian Chic, eyeshadow palette, Love In Paris

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I was really happy to see NYX landed at my local Target in Alaska. The selection in Fred Meyer is rather slim and Target has the whole line, so wahooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

This Is My Lap Warmer

About 7 or 8 pm, I am required to accept a healing love hug from my kitty.  She loves to lay on my arm or by my knee and get a neck rub.  I only see her mainly for those couple of hours a day but she and the dog are both really sweet animals.  We got lucky with both babies...and our human baby, too!

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I Thought These Were So Funny

I saw these Boogie Wipes while I was shopping at Target.  I thought they were hilarious!!!  And with the orange and green packaging, they'd be great for Halloween as you offer the kid at the door a boooooooo-gie wipe.  Or maybe at a disco, lol.

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