Aveda is one of those brands that sort of drifted off my radar screen for a while. Years ago, a former co-worker got me hooked on one of their lipglosses, but when I finished the tube, I never got around to picking up another (me = short makeup attention span).
Well, the brand is back on my heads-up display with their new Sea Blossoms collection for spring/summer 2012.
Characterized by soft seaside colors like pastel pink, coral, violet, blue, green and gray, the limited edition seven-piece release for eyes, lips and cheeks speaks to that part of me that lives for the beach! — and loves makeup in soft beachy colors.
Nourish-ment Rehydrating Lip Glaze
Nourish-ment Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Beach Thistle and Coral Sea, $18 each
Coral Sea (left) and Beach Thistle (right)
Nourish-ment Smoothing Lip Color
Nourish-ment Smoothing Lip Color in Star Coral and Oyster Pink, $16 each
Star Coral (left) and Oyster Pink (right)
Petal Essence Eye Color Trio
Petal Essence Eye color Trio in Sea Grass and Violet Coast, $24 each
Sea Grass (left) and Violet Coast (right)
Petal Essence Face Accents
Petal Essence Face Accents in Shimmer Shell, $24
Available now at Aveda stores, salons and aveda.com, these pieces have definitely done one thing for me: they’ve got me thinking about Aveda again, and it’ long overdue.
How do you feel about Aveda? Are you very familiar with the brand?
A lazy girl lunch
It’s the end of another day, doll. What did you have for lunch? I made a tortellini and spinach soup, and my tummy thinks it turned out well.
It was quick and easy to make, too. Better still, it only took one pot.
Step 1: Bring your broth to a boil (I used Trader Joe’s pre-made Hearty Vegetable).
Step 2: Next, I threw in about a cup of Trader Joe’s Spinach Tortellini (if you’re noticing a theme here, yes, I like Trader Joe’s) and cooked that until they felt just about done.
Step 3: Then, I threw in a handful of raw spinach and turned off the heat.
That’s about it. I like to eat it quickly so the pasta doesn’t get too mushy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,