I have a few winners from last week:
First, for the manufacturer’s sample of the Le Metier Peau Vierge – maggiecat.
The samples of Chantecailles three new fragrances – odonata9 and Junebug.
Just click on the contact us over there on the let, send me your address and remind me what you won, and I’ll get it sent out to you.
Update on the Peau Vierge, it really is that good – so far – on me after six days plus of daily use. My sister and my niece (51 and 22) also tried it this weekend, and both fell in love with the coverage and how it lasted, looked and felt. I really don’t know if anything is worth $125, and I think if you find something that costs less and works great you should use that and feel grateful. The mascara is also great. I’ve been using it since last Thursday daily, and it doesn’t smudge, it doesn’t move on my eyelashes at all, gives a nice eyelash that’s not clumpy or spidery, two coats gives it plenty of thickness, and I love the light tints in them that take out some of the harshness of the black. They cleanse off easily with normal cleanser. So that’s the quick update, I will update again in a month or two, because by then most products tend to lose their initial effect on my skin/lashes/mouth/nails/eyes/hair. If these hold up, they will be pronounced long-term keepers. if not, the search will continue.
Just to squick you all out, does anyone watch that show on A&E called Hoarders? I’m trying to figure out how I missed this until this weekend. They showcase anywhere from mild’ish hoarders -trashy homes, but not quite or only slightly health hazards – to Level 5 Hoarders – the ones you read about in the newspaper. It’s seriously so gross, but I’m fascinated by the mental illness that manifests in this way that allows it to happen to people who at one time, many were normal. From this point forward, every time I feel a twinge about a little bit of clutter on my coffee table, I’m going to pick it up quickly, kiss the cleaning staff that comes in every two weeks, give them a bonus, then throw out some things that “I’m sure I’ll use again some day” just as prevention.
Nothing perfumey for me today, I went out of town this weekend to visit family and just got off the perfume train for a weekend. I did get in some new candles, though, the Voluspa White Truffle Cocoa and the sampler box of their new Rouge Collection, none of which I have lit up yet because I’ve been too busy burning the White Truffle Cocoa. Chocolate candles and perfume normally have something in them that bothers me, but this one smells much more like cocoa, which really works for me. I think I’ll watch another old episode of Hoarders and go throw out some old candles I don’t burn anymore as well. Maybe an old perfume bottle too. Oh, no, I’m not gonna do that!!!
What do you hoard, and what do you throw out? Perfume? Are we all perfume hoarders?