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Photo of the Day

June 21, 2013
I don’t have anything new to post for a review at the moment. Currently working on several reviews all at the same time. Up next will be some shades of the Le Blush Crème de Chanel. I’ve been putting them to a rigorous test this week. Thoughts, photos and swatches will be up soon. For now, just wanted to share a random nail wheel shot. The colors are washed out from the bright sunlight and flash, but for inquiring minds, the left side is from the Chanel Élixir review. The right side is from the YSL Rose Baby Doll review. Check those features to see which color is which.

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Mother’s Day Shopping List

May 5, 2013
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Mother’s Day is a week away and if you’re like me, you have a mother who always insists that having a simple brunch with her is more than enough to make her happy. My siblings and I still always want to find something special for her to show our appreciation for all that she does. I’ve compiled a preliminary shopping list for ideas – I’ll be narrowing down the picks in the next few days. Most sites have a Mother’s Day section with great suggestions, some have special sales and promotions going on. I will most likely pick 2-3 items from my list to combine with a bouquet of fresh cut flowers.
Do you have any ideas for Mother’s Day gifts? Do you have any traditions you do yearly for this special day? Ideas welcome!
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Late-Week Lust List

March 22, 2013
My late-week (mid-week, didn’t realize the week is already almost over) lust list includes a mix of tried and true staples along with some new items that are extremely tempting. My resolve is weakening, especially because of Nordstrom’s Triple Points event going on now until the 24th (I have some Dior and NARS items waiting in store from pre-sales that I need to pick up soon).
  • Diptyque Candles ($28 to $60 for the clear jars) are among my favorite candles. I’ve burned through Baies and Figuier several times over and the jars are easily recyclable into beautiful brush or pen holders. These days I’m always have a candle burning while I’m at home whether it’s Diptyque, Henri Bendel, Jo Malone or something else new. I’ve never tried the Wick Trimer yet, but figured it’s about time I purchase one. Do any of you have experiences with candle trimmers?
  • Chanel Top Coat ($26) is a staple glossy must-have that extends the life of my manicures that doesn’t cause shrinkage. Mine lasted several years but just started to thicken (I think I didn’t close the lid tightly enough with the last few uses). I need to replenish.
  • Dior has re-vamped their Addict Glosses ($29.50) once again. I need Nuit Boreale because it looked so gorgeous on Makeup and Beauty Blog (although it’s probably an existing shade re-incarnated with a different name).
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencils ($25 each) have been all the rage. I love how they look on Café Makeup and Temptalia. I already own Isola Bella, a gorgeous nude-pink and love it. I need a few more of the neutrals. These look like an easy goof-proof throw-it-on kind of pencil.

Did you buy anything for Triple Points? I’ve love to live vicariously through your picks 🙂

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012
I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! This week we have a zoo at our house. We have a little chihuahua visiting named Coco. Right now there are four fluffy friends in our home: two jack russells, a ragamuffin kitten, and a chihuahua. It’s been non-stop cuteness. They’ve all become quick friends, but the cat and the chihuahua have become particularly smitten with each other and are now BFFs. I have so much to be thankful for. I hope everyone who celebrates is able to enjoy time spent with loved ones.

The Beauty Look Book Blog Sale Update

September 30, 2012
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone for your support and patience to make my blog sale a huge success!! The sale page (linked here) has been updated as of Saturday 5:09 PM, PST. I received over 200 e-mail requests in the last couple days. If I have not responded to your inquiries I apologize, everything was responded to on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are some items I have pending on a waitlist, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I sent out 38 packages yesterday and today. I will do my best to e-mail tracking numbers to everyone in the next few hours or so. If you sent payment (as of 4:35 PM, California time), then your package shipped by today (keeping fingers crossed that I didn’t miss any, if I did, it will ship Monday morning). I included samples with each package – I hope everyone will find something new they fall in love with.
Thank you again, I had no idea this blog sale would move as fast as it did. I appreciate all the kind words and support, I’m truly touched by so many kind and wonderful readers. In the mean time, I’m still working my way through e-mails. Thank you for your patience!

For quick reference – packages that shipped (since my fingers will be slow to type out all the d/c tracking numbers), listed in alphabetical order by first name:

Shipped Friday:

Christine N.
Cynthia W.
Janielle B.
Jennifer C.
Jessica F.
Kayla G.
Lisa S.
Melissa C.
Sara G.
Tina C.
Vutny U.
Zoe S.

Shipped Saturday:

Adriana O.
Alejandra C.
Alexandra C.
Alexandra O.
Alice W.
Brittany D.
Charlotte B.
Chelong H.
Coralys N.
Denise B.
Elaine G.
Elissa S.
Ivette O.
Josephine L.
Kate B.
Laura L.
Lydia L.
Maureen H.
Melissa G.
Monika W.
Natalie K.
Steph N.
Susan H.
Susan H.
Tiffany K.
Tumy P.

I will be in touch shortly! Thank you again! I will leave the rest of the items up for sale through the end of next week.


The Beauty Look Book Blog Sale

September 28, 2012

I’ve spent the week doing a bit of organizing! I’m holding a blog sale to clear out some backups and lightly used items that I haven’t used in a while. Please click this link to see the listed items and details. Items in the blog sale are only available for shipping to US addresses. Happy shopping!