Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Dec 1, 2012.
Does it really smell like ginger?
It's a combination of ginger and citrus, so it has the sweet spiciness of ginger but more bright.
I object to smelling like food. A little bit of vanilla is admissable, but generally fruit smells make me dizzy. Someone gave me Escada once, the beachy version in the red-to-blue bottle, and the fruity smell was overwhelming. Away it went.
I went to CVS and they were having a buy 1 get 1 50% off Revlon sale, so I got Lip Butters in Fig Jam and Sugar Plum. I like them both!
Also, I wore green eyeshadow with a good helping of black eyeliner and coworker approves. Looks like I have an eye makeup look for the wedding! Even my boss noticed my eyes look different. It's insanely formal on me, so I will definitely be saving the green for more formal events...
Makeup is fun. Enjoy yourself, Anita.
And sometimes it is a lifesaver. My eyes are so puffy from allergies today, and with some artful hypoallergenic eyeshadow and light mascara I managed to look more or less normal for a date. Minus the eyemakeup I look like I've been crying, so thank you Almay and Lancome, very much.
I love smelling like food, specifically dessert. But my go-to scent is not just foodie although it has plenty of vanilla and licorice. I don't generally like fruity/floral but Nectarine Blossom/Honey has a good helping of gourmand plus an irresistible green note that make me .
I just got back from the Galleria with my Origins Ginger. Unfortunately Sephora was on the way, and I stopped in for a rollerball of Stella Mc Cartney and also got eyebrowed. Sephora truly is the wickedest place on the planet.
It really is.
My latest find there was Tarte 12 hour Amazonian clay blush in Charisma. It does stay for 12 hours looking freshly applied. They don't carry Charisma in stores anymore but have it online or at the Tarte website. They have plenty of color choices for pretty much any skin tone but be warned, it's very pigmented and requires a bit of blending. I love it.
Got some Kenzo Amour today... heavenly!
I kicked around the idea of applying to Sephora part time, but figured out that my job takes at least 45 hour per week as it is, and I will likely need to put in another five soon. Too bad, because it would be heaven just hanging out there all day.
What's the point of working at Sephora? You'd be leaving most of your salary there anyway. I guess the employee discount makes it a bit better.
it would be like an alcoholic being a bartender or a gambling addict working in a casino, it just wont end well
Yeah, but it smells like girl there.....
I told my husband the other day that if I ever lose my job (Fed gov't job...so it's possible) I'm going to go to work at Sephora until I find something else because at least I will get to do something that I LOVE for a change.
I think the people at Sephora get commission, so you could likely do well there. Probably turn around and put all your money back in their register, though. I wonder if they get the samples that don't get given out?
when i worked for cosmair, we got a lot of free stuff and were required to take a certain amt each month.
This! How fun it would be though, unless I'm burdened with a sales minimum.
I wanted to post this great video here as I remember someone was asking about foundations for pale skin awhile back.
I just purchased one of the foundations mentioned 'Healthy Mix' by Bourgeois in shade 51 as well as the matching concealer.
I love them both.
Also, she mentions Face Atelier having a white foundation that you can mix with your own that you may have already purchased to lighten them up.
Face Atelier has samples for $1 each (enough for 3 uses) that you can order online to try before you invest in a purchase.
They do this for their powders, highlighters, and facade (liquid blush/lip tint) as well.
I ordered samples of the white foundation as well as the lightest colour (porcelain) and the highlighters and powders.
Can't wait for it to arrive and try it out.
I'm trying Neutrogena's Rapid Wrinkle Repair and Maybelline's BB cream. I've done the wrinkle repair serum for a week, twice a day--and nothin'. The BB cream doesn't seem to be brightening my face at all, either. I still have red blotches in some spots (foundation just isn't for me; no matter what formula or how moisturized my skin is, it shows flakes on my chin and nose!). Bah!
It was me that asked about it and I actually ended up with the L'oreal one she suggests
As some may know, I've moved quite a bit in my life. And each place I've lived, I managed to find a nice boutique store from which I would buy clothes. So everytime I visit one of these places, I make a special visit to those boutiques to add to my wardrobe .
Anyhow, sorrow of sorrows, but my favorite boutique store of. all. time. is going out of business! I feel so crushed now--it was my go-to staple for new wardrobe looks. And it's closing---forever
Very dark days ahead indeed :sigh:
so you didnt sit them down and explain that they were going to stay open after all? i think you are slipping.
I did try to point out the merits of relocating to another place. Apparently I was unconvincing. I did, however, purchase a new outfit
TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
i hate when my stores close
This is the downside of boutique shopping. They have awesome clothes, but they can close at the drop of a hat.
The universe can be a cruel place sometimes...
I would like a maxi dress for the coming summer but can't seem to find what I like. I like simple lines, not too bulky, fairly form fitting, no ruffles, no geometric shapes or busy patterns. No high low. Kinda like this but with more substantial straps so I could wear a bra or a swimsuit top under it. Love the colors here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/felicit...m_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_4_D I am seriously considering this one but hate going without a bra.
This would be pretty ideal if not for the tie dye and the price. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/young-f..._sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_18_D
Why is this so hard?
You'd look really great in that first one! Strapless bra maybe?
I am trying to, uh, mature-ify (IS A WORD) my wardrobe so I got some stuff at Ann Taylor Loft. I had to return a shirt because it was too see through and the jeans, while they actually fit (shocking! I am 4'11" with short legs so jeans are hard to find), seemed a bit big in the crotch. skjhfsdlkfhskfs It's so frustrating, as pockets are always too huge on my rear, or they're too baggy in certain areas, and mostly just far too freakin' long. Urgh.
So my FACE Atelier samples arrived and I've had a chance to try them out. My impressions are as follows:
Foundation: I had to mix the Ivory (#1) with the Zero minus to get the color I needed. I mixed it about 2/3 ivory to 1/3 white.
The consistency of the foundation is good. I think it gives about a medium coverage. My dry cheeks sucked up more of the product than others had to use based on reviews that I read and it does tend to be a bit drying of a foundation over all.
Also, you need to work quite quickly with this foundation. I found when it touched your skin it just kind of soaked right in and wasn't really spreadable.
It leaves a gorgeous finish so I can see why it gets such great reviews.
I'll let you know about staying power later...I just put it on about half an hour ago.
For me though, considering my skin tends towards dry and I would need to purchase both colors and mix them to get the right shade, I'm not sure if I would purchase this rather than the Bourgois Healthy Mix which is already in the perfect shade for me (#51).
But I could see it being a great foundation for warmer weather....especially if I have a little more color to my skin. Right now, I am pretty pasty.
Highlighter: I am a novice with these products in general. I ordered samples of both Opal and Champagne.
These are a liquid highlighter and again I found them a little bit drying on my skin.
Opal was extremely subtle...as in I could barely even see it. But Champagne was really nice and if I was to purchase one, it would be this color.
I am looking to purchase a cream/liquid highlighter but I want to try a few more before I decide which to purchase.
Loose Powder: I purchased this sample in translucent. It is a great powder.
I rarely use powder as my skin tends towards being dry, but if I did use it regularly I would purchase this one. It adds a nice layer to sop up oil without adding color to your face/makeup or displacing it in anyway.
7 hours later and the foundation is still lasting and looks good.
So I'd rate the staying power of this one to be great.
I have stuff taken in and hemmed all the time. If it's a simple alteration and they fit well otherwise, may be worth it.
Well, later for the permanent makeup idea. Today I went to the cosmetic Surgeon and got Botox, and a full vial of Restylyne in my lips. I am sad to report the swelling the lips is going down, but they should look like a little doll baby mouth once they settle. I am enjoying the full duck bill effect while it lasts, however.
Probably will get another vial in two weeks time. That's it, I am now a needle junkie. Whee!
There's a Brit company called Boden. I ignored their catalogs until I got one yesterday that said, in huge letters, You're A Tough Nut to Crack. I thought that was so funny, all their catalogs I had put into the trash unopened, that I actually looked through one.
They have lots of youngish, rich-hippie clothing and lots of maxidresses, including in petite, so check their website. I thought their stuff was cool but too young for me, and I am not permitted to buy clothes until the end of the summer anyway.
Thanks! Will do. I only just need the maxidress, right? Right?
What do you all think of this one? http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Womens-Dresses/Below-Knee-Dresses/WH504/Womens-Jersey-Maxi-Dress.html in pewter mozaic (blue yellow pattern?) A big busy? Or cute?
I wonder what the back looks like...
My vote is cute.
You picked well! Their short dresses are really cute too.
Thank you! But I only "need" a maxi dress. It is pretty cute and seems like you guys don't think it's too busy. Have you zoomed in on it? I am such a Mean GirlTM, I need approval for my purchase,
i like the print. i did zoom in, you can see a little of her bra but i think that could be avoided w a different bra. also, in the comments someone said it covers the back so you would have more bra options than some other maxi dresses..
Thanks, mlp. I have a couple of very low plunge bras so it should be OK. Plus I usually have my taylor close up the wrap neckline like this. I am going for it! I blame PRLady.
I zoomed in. I still vote for cute.
I have an amazing black, yellow and white Heidi Klum maternity maxi dress.... and it has a tea stain on it (what can I say.... I'm not used to my big belly and I have carpal tunnel in both hands - disaster!).
Any suggestions on removing the stain? I've used Shout, baking soda and now it's currently back in the machine with Oxiclean. I'm getting desperate, and my pregnancy hormones mean I can't stop crying about it.
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