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The New Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow: The Neutrals

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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Neutrals

Bella Eyes — super new from Milani. It’s a new line of gel powder eyeshadows available in 30 colors, $3.99 each.

Of course I had to check out the neutrals first. :)

Doesn’t the gold packaging look extra pretty?

In the top row, from the left to the right, that’s Bella Gold, Bella Copper, Bella Espresso and Bella Taupe.

Starting from the left in the middle row are Bella Bronze, Bella Cappuccino, Bella Caffe and Bella Sand.

Last, but not least, in the bottom row, that’s Bella Ivory and Bella Champagne.

You can find these and the rest of the Bella Eyes gel powder eyeshadow shades now at drugstores and online.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Neutrals

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Neutrals

The Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Satchel Strikes Again!

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Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Satchel (2)

Last summer I found the most awesome goes-with-anything-and-fits-a-ton purse at DSW — the lightweight Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Satchel, and I saw it again while cruising DSW today! This time in gray, and on major sale.

Originally $80, it was on sale for $49.95 when I got it in light cream and tan last year. The gray one here is deeply discounted right now to $34.95 (they also have it online in navy blue for the same price).

OK, so this is one of those purses that looks much more expensive than it actually is. Whenever I’m out and about with it, someone usually stops to ask me where I got it, and I’m like, “GUUUUURL! DSW on SALE!” :)

LOL! I’m so my mother’s daughter…

Poverty Flats by Rian Perforated Satchel (3)

Car Selfies

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Three, two, one…CHEEESE!

LOL! I’m pretty sure the trucker who was stuck next to us on Highway 37 in bumper-to-bumper traffic thought I was a weirdo, but whatevs.

I took these last night as El Hub and I were on our way to dinner in Napa for our anniversary.

I literally only had, from start to finish, about 5 minutes to do my makeup before we left the house, so I blazed through this look figuring I’d be able to make any adjustments and fixes in the car on the way to the restaurant.

Of course, me being me, aka “always in a hurry and five minutes late,” I forgot my makeup bag at home.


Aaaand, I didn’t realize until after I looked closely at these pics that my brows were a little wackadoo, haha!

Oh, well.

Wish I could say that my makeup always turns out perfectly, but that’s so not the case, especially when I’m rushing.

I did finally get to break in Chanel New Moon, though, which I’m happy about. I patted it on bare lids (didn’t even have time to put down primer), and then smudged MAC Teddy liner on my lash lines.

That’s Chanel Malice on my cheeks and NARS Giza gloss, with MAC Gingerroot Cremestick Liner, on my lips.

Gingerroot is discontinued, but I love it so, so much… I only bust it out for special occasions.

Mythical Mint Green Manicures With New NARS Nail Polish in Thasos

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NARS Thasos Nail Polish

NARS Thasos Nail Polish, $20

Have you ever basked in the sun on Thasos?

Thasos, Greece

Thasos, a Greek island in the Northern Aegean Sea

Wouldn’t you like to?

I sure would…

Before today, I didn’t even know this beautiful Greek island existed (there’s also a town on the island of the same name).

Thank you, NARS, for the geography lesson. :)

I painted my paws with this new creamy mint NARS Nail Polish today.

NARS Thasos Nail Polish Swatch

Two coats of NARS Thasos

Yup, NARS recently reformulated their nail polish line, and when they did so, they added a bunch of colors, kept some old ones, changed the brush (it’s now flat and wide and covers the entire nail in one swipe), and the cap, which is more like Chanel’s caps now, with a removable square cap on top of a cylindrical one.

The new line of 43 polishes ($20 each) arrives July 15 at NARS boutiques and, and August 1 at Sephora stores and NARS counters inside department stores.

I can’t gauge the wear time of Thasos yet, but I definitely dig the application. The brush was really easy to use, and the creamy formula wasn’t streaky at all. I only needed two layers.

As for the Island of Thasos, uh, when are we leaving?

That water looks incredible…

Postcard says what now?

To quote Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there.” :D

Thasos, Greece

Let’s take a dip!

Pro Palette Redux! The New LORAC PRO Palette 2

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LORAC Pro Palette 2

The LORAC Pro Palette strikes again! Introducing the new LORAC Pro Palette 2 ($42), available now at Ulta stores and online.

Do you remember the LORAC Pro Palette from 2012?

I thought it was/is pretty good. Apparently it was also a hit, because LORAC made a sequel.

Here’s to hoping it’s more Terminator 2 than Hangover 3 (she said, raising a half-empty bottle of Glow Vitamin Water Zero).

The LORAC PRO Palette 2 is available now for $42 at Ulta stores and

LORAC Pro Palette 2

LORAC Pro Palette 2

P.S. Oh, boy. That navy shade in the top row will be epic for the dark blue liner/nails look. :)

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