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lancome-grandiose

 My favorite beauty tool, known to woman, is mascara.  I usually have about three or four favorites going around in the mascara rotation at any given time: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Volume, Lancome Hypnose Star and any wand from Maybelline is pretty much amazing.

Recently while perusing Vogue, I saw a picture of the new Lancome Grandiose wand and knew I had to have it.

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Once I mastered the wand (which did take a couple tries), it flew to the front of the mascara line.  Super black, gets every lash and makes for some dramatic lashes.

Now I just need to get my hands on the crazy Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara.  Next up on the lashwishlist.

valentine’s day essentials…

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All I really want for Valentine’s is someone to rub my shoulders and a bottle of wine.

But here are some other gorgeous little necessities for the big day.

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Normally, The Boyfriend and I are rather anti- NYE & Valentine’s Day.  A couple of my least favorite things usually happen on these holidays~ crowds, waiting and prix-fixe menus, just to name a couple.  Especially prix-fixe menus.

Waaay to picky for that nonsense.

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{ban.do bobbi pins from Anthro}

But this year, I had a change of heart; cocktails and dinner can’t be too bad.  Although I haven’t tried to make reservations yet, so maybe I’m being a little optimistic.

But my hair will look good while we wait; I’m thinking messy bun.

After an hour or so of cocktails and waiting for a table, “messy” will be inevitable.  I’d rather start with “artfully messy” than end with “cocktail messy.”

Beauty…Super Primers

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It’s a safe assumption that I only understand the purpose of about half the makeup I own.  Unfortunately I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, and it has resulted in a lot of unneccesary purchases.

A lot.

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But fortunately this was not one of them.

I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but this is an amazing base for when I wear my CC cream.  It makes makeup glide on and stay all day.  And takes away the sheen from my sunscreen.

I think I’m a beauty product junkie.

Beauty…Wine Lips

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I decided since I like wine passing through my lips so much, I would give wine on my lips a try for the holidays.

I wanted to buy Tom Ford’s Violet Fatale, a gogeous deep wine color, but for something I might try three or four times, $48 seemed a little steep.

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Instead I ordered the lip tar holiday collection at Sephora and am in love, especially since it was only $20.

The colors are amazing, so highly pigmented.  And it covers all my bases~ hot pink, a neutral red and easy nude.

So on date night tonight, I will wear and drink my wine.   And not in the unfortunate way I wore it in my favorite Theory sweater before I had to get rid of it.  A bit of a pinot noir accident.  Sigh…

Flouro for Spring ’13…

Sitting on my couch reading Vogue and drinking pinot (otherwise known as my regular evening routine), I came across an article about make-up trends for Spring ’13.

Normally I don’t pay too much attention unless it’s about mascara or glosses (I’m a lash and lip girl), but I was ecstatic to see fluorescents are the new thing.

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To say I love neon pink would be an epic understatement, like saying I like fruity pebbles in my frozen yogurt.  I love fruity pebbles in my frozen yogurt.

Pink day planner, wallet, lip gloss…the list is on-going and it’s endless.

OCC Lip Tar- Nylon

I came across this lip gloss from OCC via Pinterest and ordered from Sephora.  Highly pigmented with a slight hint of metallic sheen.  I’m a little nervous about the goo-factor considering the name ‘Tar’ but if the color is that gorgeous in person, I can deal with goo.

A friend of mine gave me her old Chanel lipstick, sadly now out of production, which sounds strange to take someone else’s lipstick but the color was so amazing I couldn’t say no.  It was a cream matte and in a bright bold pink.  I loved it until the day I had one too many glasses of chardonnay with friends and left it on a patio.

Pink lipstick…you will be missed.

Chanel L'Eclatante

So to relieve my agony over losing the best lipstick ever, I went to Neimans to see what new things Chanel had to offer.  To replace the old color I had, apparently other people had been asking as well, they now offer L’Eclatante.  A new neon pink creme lipstick.

Sold.

Chanel- Spring 13 Nails

They also have these gorgeous new nail colors for Spring ’13.  They always have the best colors, old-school Vamp still being my personal fave.

Spring…I’ll be ready.