No, I’m not eating cat treats. I may be a crazy cat lady, but I’m not quite there yet.
Tabs ran out of his favorite treats last week, Turkey Temptations, so I thought we’d try something new.
He’s very picky when it come to his treats (I’m sure you’re overwhelmed with surprise, haha), but he really likes these Feline Greenies Dental Treats I found at Pet Food Express.
He even follows me around the house when I walk around with the bag…
That’s how I am about these Gluten Free Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies from Annie’s.
When Annie says, “You can’t eat just two!” she is NOT kidding around. They’ve got that addictive crunch, the taste of vanilla and cocoa, and a single serving is just 120 calories, which is about 24 of the tiny cookies.
I don’t really go out of my way to eat gluten free, but the lack of gluten sure isn’t hurting these. YUM!
Tasty or not, however, they can’t satisfy my appetite for makeup…
Neither can the 15-piece YSL Summer 2012 collection, but it’s giving it the old college try!
Now that Majorelle Blue mascara and I are like *this*, I’m tempted to pick up the purple version, Signature Violet.
I swung by the YSL counter over at Nordie’s this afternoon to take a closer look and get some swatches…
The Terre Saharienne Poudre de Soleil Bronzing Powder SPF 12 in #1 Sun-Kissed Touch and #2 Healthy Glow ($50 each); Golden Gloss in #3 Golden Shell, #4 Golden Pebble, #5 Golden Pearl and #6 Golden Sand ($30 each); Dessin du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencils in #7 Luminescent Gold and #8 Azure Blue ($28 each); Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara in #9 Charcoal Black, #10 Burnt Brown, #11 Signature Violet and #12 Majorelle Blue ($30 each)
Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette in Shell, $52
Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette in Sand, $52
Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette in Stone, $52
Oh, the willpower is weak! I don’t think I’ll be able to resist Signature Violet much longer…especially since this coming Saturday, May 26, Nordstrom stores are offering a pretty sweet deal.
It’s called Mascara Madness, where for every two tubes of mascara you buy, you get a third tube of equal or lesser value free.
Now all I need is a good reason to go for it like, “Hmm… I could always use another tube of Faux Cils,” or “My birthday’s coming up.”
LOL! Do you ever use your birthday as an excuse to splurge on makeup? Because now that I think about it, one of the three Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palettes ($52) might have to say hello to my makeup bag as well.
From the glitter and pigment in the swatches, I really liked Shell and Sand (so sparkly!), but I’d probably end up wearing the neutrals in Stone more often… That quad is pretty sheer, and for $52, I’d like a little more pigment, ya know?
And then there’s the Dessin du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencils ($28). Both Luminescent Gold and Azure Blue feel so smooth and look so pigmented that they’re almost like liquids — similar to the Urban Decay 24/7s, but even softer, smoother and more intense.
I like the non-waterproof formula; I’m curious about the waterproof one now.
It took all of my willpower to step away from the YSL counter empty handed, but I did it. I made it all the way to the Laura Mercier counter a few feet away.
Oh, do you remember when we sneaked a peek at LM’s summer Belle Nouveau collection a few weeks back? Well, the collection is available on counters now.
This one also has a blue mascara, the aptly named Long Lash Mascara in Blue ($24), but I think it’s much subtler than YSL’s Majorelle Blue and really only visible when you’re up in someone’s grill.
I usually like subtle, but here I feel, if I’m gonna wear blue mascara, I might as well go all the way, right?
Before you go, here are some swatches of the entire collection…
Laura Mercier Sheer Creme Eye Colors in Aqua Pastel, Grey Pastel and Mauve Pastel, $22 each
Lip Print Creme Lip Colors in Nude Beige, Nude Pink and Nude Coral, $20 each; Copper Glow Sheer Creme Bronzer, $35; and Body Bronzing Makeup, $38
Lip Glace in Orange Tulip, Camellia and Lotus Blossom, $24 each
Caviar Stick Eye Colors in Turquoise, Sapphire and Steel, $24 each; Long Lash Mascara in Black and Blue, $24 each; there’s also Nail Lacquer in Lavender Cloud; see swatches here
Has anything beauty-wise been tempting you lately? What’s the next thing on your lemming list?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,