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A Wave of Color To Wash Over Nails

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MAC Studio Nail Lacquers

The new MAC Studio Nail Lacquers, $12 each

Now that’s a big wave!

Doesn’t this picture look kind of like a wave of rainbow colors? I’m thinking, “Starburst commercial.”

Mmm… Starburst. :)

These are 31 of 42 new MAC Studio Nail Lacquers ($12 each).

Each row from left to right, on the top row, that’s Black Glow, Nocturnelle, Rain of Flowers, Formidable, Anti Fashion, Rebel, Saint Germain and Snob.

The second row from the top, that’s Sour Cherry, Flamingo Rose, Shirelle, Impassioned, Instant Crush, Only in Florida, Erogenous and Delicate.

The third row, that’s Tropical, Quick Million, Soiree, Silver Dew, Screaming Bright, Girl Trouble, Coffee Break and Quiet Time.

And the bottom row, that’s Gold Pearl, Pink Pearl, Blue Pearl, Green Pearl, Leather, Underlacquer and Overlacquer.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquers

Stinky Boys and Coping Mechanisms: The Nest Lemongrass & Ginger Reed Diffuser and Diptyque Figuier Hourglass Diffuser

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Nest Lemongrass & Ginger Reed Diffuser

Nest Lemongrass & Ginger Reed Diffuser

I live with two boys, and both of them are stinky (granted, one of them is a cat).

As our condo isn’t very big, there are times when the boy funk permeates every surface and hangs in the air like a poison fog. Out of sheer desperation, I’ve developed a number of coping mechanisms and tools to help me deal with it.

First, I open windows on opposite sides of the house (for cross ventilation) and light candles from Bath & Body Works. I also keep a couple of room fresheners in my office, which is right next to Tabs’ throne room (aka the bathroom where Tabs keeps his litter box), at all times.

Right now the air fresheners are summery to match the season. One is the Nest Lemongrass Ginger Reed Diffuser ($38) up at the top, which I keep on my windowsill, where it fills the room with a sparkly, summery ginger lemon scent.

And then on my desk I keep the Figuier Hourglass Diffuser by Diptyque.

Diptyque Figuier Hourglass Diffuser

Diptyque Figuier Hourglass Diffuser

A sturdy hourglass-shaped bottle filled with scented oil, it has a plastic diffuser in the center.

Diptyque Figuier Hourglass Diffuser

Each time you turn the hourglass over, some of the oil drips down into the diffuser, and the scent fills the room for about 20 minutes.

Got this as a gift, and I loooove the scent (like going for a walk in the woods early on a spring morning and snacking on figs) but it’s obnoxiously expensive ($150!).

I’m currently on the prowl for a less pricey option…

Diptyque Figuier Hourglass Diffuser

If you’re interested, both are available now at Neiman Marcus stores and

P.S. Hi, babe. How are you doing tonight? I hope you’re doing something fun. I’m just taking it easy on the couch in front of the TV because I don’t feel extra great. My lower back is killing me (I think it’s cramps).

Dr. Tabs is taking pretty good care of me…

Actually, no he’s not. He doesn’t have a lot of patience for patients, LOL! He’s like, “I know you’re not feeling great, but where’s my damn gravy, woman!?”

Oh, New Moon, Mistress of the Sky, You Are Finally Mine! Hello, Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in New Moon!

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Chanel New Moon

At last!

She no longer eludes me… I have her in my clutches! Three Chanel counters and $36 later, Illusion D’Ombre cream shadow in New Moon is mine!

This coppery cream shadow has minuscule multicolored flecks of glitter, and it came out with Chanel’s summer 2014 collection.

Sadly, it eluded me then, and I’ve been trying to track in down for a while.

It’s been kind of hard to find because it was/is limited edition, but you know what they say… Where there’s a will, there’s a way. :)

If you’re interested and they don’t have it at your nearby counter, see if they’ll check another store. If you can find it somewhere, some places will handle the shipping to you for free.

I know Macy’s does…which is where I found this one.

Good luck!

Chanel New Moon

Chanel New Moon

More Nommage From Chanel États Poétiques

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Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Innocence, $45

Joues Contraste Blush in Innocence, $45

Behold! — another batch of beauties from the new fall 2014 collection.

I’m in the midst of a may-jah Joues Contraste phase at the moment, thanks to Malice, so I’m quite stoked about that blush.

All of these are available now at Chanel counters and

Chanel Rouge Allure Coco Shine in Viva

Chanel Rouge Allure Coco Shine in Viva, $35

Chanel Fall 2014

Chanel Le Vernis in Orage, $27

The Recently Reformulated Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick Line

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Dolce & Gabbana Lipsticks from the left: Petal, Devil, Dahlia, Fire and Mandorla

Dolce & Gabbana Lipsticks from the left: Petal, Devil, Dahlia, Fire and Mandorla

Upgrade! :)

Oh, as if anyone could actually improve upon the perfection that is the Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipsticks. They were/are some of my favorite high-end lipsticks around, in large part due to their categorically creamy and righteously rich formula (sorry, adverb overload).

They’re everything I could ever want in an expensive lipstick…except a lower price, ba-dum-tss!

But seriously, they’re packed with pigment, last a really long time, and they’re smoother than a tabby’s tum. Plus, there’s that gorgeous golden tube… I always feel fancy when I take one out of my purse.

But, apparently, Team Dolce & Gabbana did think there was room for improvement, because they recently reformulated and revamped the entire Classic Cream Lipstick line. They also added 20 brand new shades, bringing the new total to 42 (!), divided into six categories — reds, oranges, purples, corals, pinks and nudes.

The five here are just a smattering from the line, but I’m wondering — would you like to see more? I wore Petal the other day, but if you’d like to see more of the others, holla at yo’ girl.

They’re $33 each and available now at Dolce & Gabbana counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Macy’s, Nordies, Sephora and online at and

Dolce & Gabbana Lipsticks from the left: Petal, Devil, Dahlia, Fire and Mandorla

Dolce  & Gabbana Lipsticks Swatches from the left: Petal, Devil, Dahlia, Fire and Mandorla

Swatches from the left: Petal, Devil, Dahlia, Fire and Mandorla

The 42 Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick shades

  • Amethyst
  • Ballerina (NEW)*
  • Bellissima (NEW)*
  • Black Magic (NEW)
  • Bonbon (NEW)
  • Cashmere
  • Chic (NEW)
  • Coral
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Dahlia
  • Daring (NEW)
  • Delicious
  • Delight (NEW)*
  • Devil
  • Dreamy (NEW)*
  • Fire
  • Glam
  • Goddess
  • Gorgeous (NEW)
  • Guilty (NEW)*
  • Honey (NEW)
  • Iconic
  • Immaculate (NEW)*
  • Luscious (NEW)
  • Mandorla
  • Nude
  • Petal
  • Plum Sapphire
  • Princess (NEW)
  • Purple Pearl
  • Red
  • Ruby (NEW)*
  • Sassy (NEW)
  • Scarlett
  • Seduction
  • Shocking
  • Star (NEW)*
  • Tease (NEW)
  • Tender (NEW)*
  • Traviata (NEW)*
  • Ultra
  • Venere

* Exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue and

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