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Can Beauty Rituals Banish the Winter Blues? What Else Brightens Your Mood?

January 7, 2010
Since I live in Southern California where it rains maybe 5 times per year, it may seem illogical that anyone living here can experience the winter blues. Yes, we get sun most of the year – but I attribute my bluesy mood to the fact that the DH and I have spent most of our free time cooped up in my house the past 4 months because of projects and homework. One of our New Year’s Resolutions is to get out of the house more often, go biking, walk more, stress less, worry less and focus more on the bright side of life.

Do you have any beauty rituals you do on a regular or occasional basis to brighten your mood? I have been to the spa at Four Seasons about 3 times now and have ventured to a couple other resorts with the girl-friends and while I totally agree it’s a luxurious, uplifting, and renewing experience, I think there are better and cheaper ways to banish the winter blues. Although I won’t complain if my DH gets me another gift certificate! For something beauty related I find getting a pedicure or putting on a face mask is always fun and usually make me feel better.

Any other activities you have to brighten your mood? (For the sake of this blog, please keep it G rated, lol.) For me:

  • Baking – comforting smells & warmth from the oven keep my mind focused on the task at hand rather than worrying about other things
  • Going to the petstore – I love my Jack Russells & cat but, am the biggest sucker for other baby animals
  • Comedy TV – I love The Office, 30Rock, Community
  • Drama TV – I’m also addicted to Fringe, Bones, The Closer, NCIS and Warehouse13 (yes, cheesy I know, but still fun)
  • And of course shopping, depending on what mood I’m in, I love shopping with friends, but sometimes I like going alone since my schedule is different from most of my friends these days
Tell me yours!

What’s Your Beauty Style?

November 14, 2009

I’d be really interested to know what your beauty style is, so if you have time please tell me more about what you love and what types of brands/colors you tend to lean towards.

Here is a general list/guideline, but feel free to write whatever you’d like to about your beauty style:

1) What is your beauty style? (Natural, classic, minimalist, dramatic, trendy etc.)

2) Where do you get your beauty inspiration from?

3) What beauty product(s) do you have the most of?

4) What’s your favorite/holy grail color for (can be more than one):

  • Eyes
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Nails
  • Other?

5) Top three favorite brands of the moment.

My answers will be posted in the comments below. I hope it’s not too soon for another survey/poll! I know many of you filled out my survey near the end of last month – I’ve read all your responses, but I haven’t yet checked out every blog listed – I’m still going through them 🙂 But thank you for telling me about yourself!


A Bit About Me . . .

October 31, 2009

I loved reading all your responses to my poll earlier last week! Thank you for sharing a bit about your lives with me. Here is a bit about me:

  1. Some non-beauty related things about me – I love to bake sweet-flavored things (cakes, cookies, cupcakes, breads), I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary with my husband, I have 2 jack-russell terriers and 1 cat, my clothing style is simple/classic (along the lines of Banana Republic & Jcrew), TV shows I love include The Office, 30Rock, Fringe, Bones, The Closer.

  2. Where am I from? I’m from Southern California, been living here most of my life.
  3. A few things I bought recently that I love Williams Sonoma Chef’n Salad Emulsifier (this is genius!), Chanel Enthusiast Nail Polish LE from Neimans but also available on, Paul & Joe Lip Lacquers, Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato items (more details/pics coming soon)
  4. At the top of my wishlist? The Neimans Exclusive Bobbi Brown Mini Shimmerbricks, Edward Bess Holiday Jet Set, Paul & Joe.
  5. What other hobbies do I have besides shopping? Going for walks with my hubby and 2 dogs, baking, cooking, blogging, reading other peoples blogs, watching TV.
  6. What other things do you collect besides makeup? Flats, scarves and purses, here are few of my favorites:


The Beauty Look Book Survey

September 9, 2009

Hi everyone, I want to thank each one of you for your support and kind comments over the past few months since I started this blog! I am so glad I have been able to help some of you get a better idea of what some products look like and hopefully have been able to provide some ideas on new things to try out!

If you could take a couple minutes to fill out a survey for me I would greatly appreciate it. Any feedback would be awesome – I want to hear everything, what you love, like, hate, or don’t care for.

Just a disclaimer, there isn’t any marketing material gathered here – I simply would like some feedback on this blog 🙂

Click the following link to access the survey:

The Beauty Look Book Survey

Thank you!