I’m starting to realize just how much I enjoy going to tea houses. On my second trip into the city this week, I had a hankering for tea and that smoked salmon quiche I had earlier in the week at Samovar Tea Lounge, so I went back on Thursday.
I love the whole experience of it, ya know, because you’re there, you’re eating, you’re socializing. Plus, you’re having tea! And you’re having it in cute little cups with matching saucers.
Which reminds me — have we ever talked about fine china? I don’t own any, but I’d love to have a nice set someday. Doing dishes the other day, I realized that I don’t own a full set of matching dishes. And I may never will, thanks to El Hub (sorry, sweetie, but it’s true). I love that man, but he has an uncanny knack for breaking plates, and quite frankly, it drives me bonkers.
I don’t know how one man can break so many dishes… It’s like his superpower. I swear, if I ever get a really nice set, they’re going to be off limits to him.
A few beauty posts that caught my eye…
- Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadows look lovely — We Heart This
- Want! This set of T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers– Cafe Makeup
- And speaking of curls, the ghd Style Curl Hold Spray looks intriguing, too — Let’s MakeYuUp
- Nom nom, coral nail polishes for spring! — The Beauty Look Book
- I like the idea of the natural, sheer matte finish of this Chanel Loose Powder — 25fLondon
- New lipstick shades from Le Metier de Beaute — The Non-Blonde
- Butter London Nail Stickers? Yes, please! — A Vain Woman
- A soft, blue eye look with Clarins — The Notice
- A tutorial with soft citrus colors to wake up your eye look — Beaut.ie
- Sounds like I need this Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate, stat — MakeUp4All
Oh, no. They’re back! Reports of a new makeup monster sighting are trickling in. Witnesses report seeing purple school buses and orange stop lights. Very unusual, indeed…
Description: Color Chameleons are shy, solitary reptilian humanoids with an unfortunate special ability. Like other species in the Chamaeleonidae family, they are able to change their skin color, which they often use as camouflage to avoid predators, or when courting a mate; however, they are also able to change the color of items in their immediate surroundings, which makes them particularly dangerous to makeup artists. And painters.
Although generally peaceful, they are quick to react when bright colors, interesting color patterns or large blocks of uninterrupted color threaten their territory. Using stealth and camouflage, they will stalk the colorful interloper, getting up to within a few feet of it, and then change its colors by proximity.
They derive sustenance by licking pigmented products. It’s kind of nasty…but not altogether dangerous.
Armor Class: 5
Special Attacks: Proximity pigment change
Special Defenses: Camouflage
Size: Medium (7â€² tall)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,