Today I left Tabs in charge of the homestead while I met a friend in SF for lunch. Along my way I bumped into a bunch of beautiful things like…
These smiling beauties were right outside of a Nordie’s (I stopped by the MAC counter), all in full bloom.
2. Chanel Eau Tendre Perfume
While at Nordie’s, I couldn’t resist spraying the new Chanel Eau Tendre ($65) on my wrists. It’s the third version of their Chance perfume (muskier and less citrusy than the previous two) and reminds me of one of my favorite fragrances of 2009, Estee Lauder’s Pure White Linen Pink Coral.
3. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess is back
Swatches of ye olde bronze bombshell: 1. Liquid Eyeshadow in Aqua Flash, 2. Liquid Eyeshadow in Molten Brown, 3. Liquid Eyeshadow in Sand Shimmer, 4. Liquid Eyeshadow in Ultra Violet, 5. Lipstick in Cherry Ice, 6. Lipstick in Wild Plum, 7. Exotic Lip gloss in Wild Coral, 8. Exotic Lip Gloss in Wild Orchid, 9. Exotic Bronzing Blush, 10. Shimmer Bronzer, 11. Bronzer Duo, 12. Bronzing Gel, and 13. Liquid Bronzer
The lovely EL makeup artist who helped me at Nordie’s (Hi, Stephanie!) said Bronze Goddess would probably sell out soon, and it’s only been out a week! Matter of fact, I’d snagged the LAST Liquid Eyeshadow in Aqua Flash ($17.50; the bright, shimmery teal) and Exotic Lip Gloss in Wild Orchid ($18; the shimmery fuchsia with hints of purplish blue). If you’re at all interested in this year’s Bronze Goddess collection, you better get on that, STAT!
4. MAC Riveting
I’m an NC35 for reference: 1. Blush in Full Fuchsia, 2. Blush in Dirty Plum, 3. Lipstick in Show Orchid, 4. Penultimate Liner in Rapidblack, 5. Lipstick in Bubbles, 6. Lipstick in Metal Maven, 7. Lipstick in Riveting, 8. Lipglass in True Babe, 9. Lipglass in Rock Out
When I finally made it over to MAC, the buzz was all about Riveting. I must say… diggin’ the pops of pink, but a lot of the shades are a little too cool for me (DRAT!).
Oh, I think I spotted my next outfit on the way to the ladies lounge… What do you think? Ha! It was in the kids clothing section. I can’t lie — I wish they’d had one in my size!
6. An empty seat cover dispenser
Probably TMI, but I hadn’t noticed the empty dispenser until my drawers were down… Technically, this doesn’t qualify as beautiful, but, hey, it made me laugh.
7. Cherry blossoms
Around here the cherry blossoms are in bloom, which means two things: 1) spring’s around the corner, and 2) I’d better stock up on Zyrtec.
8. A long stretch of the 101 North
I got lucky today on the drive north across the Golden Gate Bridge. Very little traffic, which is rare for a weekday afternoon. The highway’s called 101, and it’s a straight shot up through Marin County to Novato, which is where Tabs and I live.
9. Hearts on my desk
Home again, and eating these little candy hearts like they’re going out of style… I better not spoil my dinner!
Did you see anything beautiful today?
Come on; I know you did. Share the most beautiful thing you saw or heard today.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,