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L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte and La Lacque Lip Pens

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Starting from the top, that’s L’Oreal Le Matte Lip Pencil in 100 Matte For Me, 102 She’s So Matte, 104 Game Set & Matte, 106 Mad for Matte and 198 Matter-R of Fact; and La Lacque in 201 Lacque-y Charm, 203 Lacquerizied, 205 Lacque and Roll, 207 Lacque-y You and 209 Choco-Lacque

Oh! Nice to see you again, L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte. And you, too, La Lacque. You two Lip Pens are only $9.99 each, and I remember you from last fall. You were released as limited edition lippies, weren’t you? And now you’re back.

From the outside, these twist-up full-coverage lipsticks (no sharpener needed) look pretty much the same as they did last year, and they still don’t twist all the way down, so sometimes the caps scrunch the tips (Grr… Why?!). Other than that minor hiccup, I think they’re great. They have the same smooth, pigmented formula, excellent coverage and respectable five-hour wear time.

Pretty good deals for $10.

If at all possible, though, try to sniff one in the car before you bring it all the way home, because the rosy scent is VERY strong. Thankfully, it fades after about 10 minutes, but still.

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Bra Extenders, or “The Best Things Since Pre-Made Cookie Dough”

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This triple-pack of Bra Strap Extenders by Hollywood Fashion Secrets comes with one black, one white and one beige extender. The beige one is currently missing from this pic because I’m wearing it, and if I wasn’t, I’d probably either be furiously biting my fist, or yelling at the trees outside my window, because none — and I’m talking NONE! — of my bras fit at the moment. Without these bra-boosting doohickeys, I’d be very, very uncomfortable.

Basically, they’re the best things since pre-made cookie dough. Possibly even even better.

You just fasten one of them in the back with the little hooks to your too-tight bra, and that extra few inches of stretchy nylon makes all the difference in the world. These little guys will give you extra breathing room if you’ve put on a little weight lately and feel like you’re hauling around ginormous boulders instead of boobs.


Before these I thought I’d have to spring for a whole new batch of bras, which I really didn’t want to do. I know that I’ll still have to get some new bras eventually as Baby Girl gets bigger, but for now, these work.

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Huge Beauty Event at Space NK Stores Tomorrow, Sept. 12

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If you live near a Space NK store (here’s a store locator), there’s a bad-@ss in-store gift-with-purchase offer happening tomorrow, one day only, Saturday, September 12. It’s called “Autumn Beauty Edit,” and it’s going to be happening at each of their 23 U.S. stores (I think it’s U.S. only).

The kicker is the size of the gift. It’s a HUGE $400 value if you buy $250 or more at the store. So that’s $650 of products for $250.

It’s part of a big deal beauty event where you can also get a makeover, learn about fall trends with the in-store makeup artists and, of course, play with products.

It probably won’t be too hard to hit $250 because Space NK is a very high-end store (read: expensive), and their stuff is kind of pricey…but coupled with a $400 GWP it seems like a pretty good deal.

You get a ton of stuff and this huge Space NK clear makeup bag, which also holds a surprising amount.


In total you get (a $400 value)…

  • Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetics Bag
  • Bumble & bumble Repair Blow Dry (15ml)
  • By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Black Parti-Pris (4g)
  • Cane + Austin Miracle Pad (x 5)
  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in Black (4g)
  • Darphin Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum (3ml)
  • Diptyque Eau de Parfum (assorted, 12ml)
  • Eve Lom Cleanser (20ml plus muslin cloth)
  • Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel (5ml)
  • Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Hydrating Aloe (30ml)
  • LOVE THIS ——> Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Icon (0.85g)
  • James Read Tan Accelerator (25ml)
  • Juara Candlenut Body Crème (44 ml)
  • Kat Burki Rose Hip Intense Recovery Eye Serum (7ml)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bloodroses (0.68g)
  • Lancer Intensive Night Treatment (7.5ml)
  • Leif Kakadu Plum and Macadamia Nut Hand Balm (75ml)
  • Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil (assorted, 3.1g)
  • Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Facial Moisturizer (30ml)
  • Mila Moursi Cryo Serum Ice Cube Infusion (5ml)
  • Mio The Activist Firming Active Body Oil (30 ml)
  • Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Restructuring Luxe Serum (50ml)
  • Natura Bissé Tensolift Neck Cream (5ml)
  • Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (15ml)
  • Original & Mineral Atonic Thickening Spritz (50ml)
  • Philip B. Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo (15ml)
  • R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo (2.25oz)
  • Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème (5ml)
  • Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial (10ml)
  • Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum (5ml)
  • Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment (0.07oz x 2)
  • THIS —–> Sunday Riley Good Genes (10ml). (It saved my skin after a bad breakout on my chin that lasted, like, three years.)
  • Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser (15ml)

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Freshly Painted Purple Paws: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Boho-a-Go-Go

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My nails did NOT wake up like ‘dis. I went to bed last night with two fresh coats of Essie Bell-Bottom Blues on my fingers (along with a new base and top coat combo I’m trying, Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Strength and OPI Top Coat), but apparently I didn’t give the whole thing enough time to cook properly, because I woke up this morning to a mess of smudges and scratches.

Honestly, I should’ve known better. It was kind of dark in the living room where I did my mani, and I was bone tired, too. I was ALSO watching the season finale of Mr. Robot, so I wasn’t paying much attention to my nails (are you watching that show, BTW?).

Anywho! First thing this morning I took the whole mess off, then later today at my desk I busted out this here deep purple Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Boho-a-Go-Go.

So, these Miracle Gels, if you haven’t tried them already, are fan-friggin-tastic. The gel formula cures using the ambient light around you, so you paint your paws with a couple coats of whatever Miracle Gel color you’re in the mood for, then pop a layer of Miracle Gel Top Coat on top, then wait about 15 minutes for the whole thing to dry. They last on my claws from 8-10 days, which is nothing short of miraculous (hahaha) for my paws (I put them through a lot).
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Come With Me on My Walk!

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This walk takes about an hour, and we go about three or four miles.

My favorite time to go is about an hour before the sun sets, because that’s primo critter time, also known as “the best time to spot deer,” although the only critters I saw today were a standoffish tuxedo cat and one very handsome quail.

Let’s go!



Novato is a beautiful town right next to Wine Country, and there are lots of fruit trees and interesting plants, like apples and pears and pomegranates, and sometimes they even grow right along the sidewalk.

Technically, these delicious-looking noms belong to other people, so I haven’t picked one yet…but I AM SERIOUSLY TEMPTED TO EVERY TIME.

I don’t know how much longer I can resist…




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