First, the winner of the shimmer Chapstick is: Kathryn
Winner of the Q-tips is: Kathy T.
both of you should just click on Contact Us on the left, remind me what you’ve won and send me your address.
I do have another giveaway today courtesy of Perricone MD, they offer cosmeceuticals, and you can click through to their website to see the giveaway item. They are giving a full sized Advanced Face Firming Activator, which is a $120 value, to one of the commenters on today’s post. Now, they can only ship in the U.S., so apologies to our international friends, you’re not eligible for this! Just drop a comment to be entered.
Okay, moving on to paint and kitchens for a sec. This is a slice of my kitchen. I’ve got one color swatched by the window that I’m considering. I have a larger picture of it next to another color I’m considering. The cabinets stay for now, even though they are old and need to be overhauled one day. The tile is going now to be replaced with something complimentary. I was thinking ruby/gold’ish glass tiles, but I’m thinking that may be too much, and it may need another color instead that won’t compete with the adobe’ish color I’m planning for the walls. I think this color by the windows is just a little too much.
The picture to the right shows the color by the windows on the left side of the picture, which is Rust and the color on the right, which I think will work better, which is Benjamin Moore Firenze. The picture really doesn’t pick up the color as closely as it should. It’s a little more brown and a little less Salmon. I’m now thinking maybe a coffee colored with gold accent glass tile may work better for the backsplash. Thoughts? And should I repaint the cabinets or leave them and all the trim that same bright white for now since I intend to replace them in a year or so?
Perfume? Listen, I got no perfume for you today. I’m waiting for those new Guerlain thingies to show up, and nothing else do I want to talk about. But I do have a new eyeliner that’s great. I love soft colors in eyeliners. I just can’t wear dark, harsh colors at all, so I tend to like wheat, gold, blue, purple, green around my eyes, it just softens age. The main problem with eyeliners, though, is they smudge. I workout a couple of times a day usually, and I sweat. If I’m not sweating, I haven’t been working out. Keeping eyeliner on my eyes, even if I’m not working out, especially in summer, is a challenge, so it needs to be waterproof. Makeup Forever has some great waterproof eyeliners too. Shu Uemura has a new painting liner that is just gorgeous AND waterproof. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! These, unlike the MUFE pencils, are in little pots. So you use an eyeliner brush to swish them on, which gives a nicer line, I think, than pencils, and this goes on like a dream and stays put. They have a bunch of gorgeous colors. I went fo the gold, silver, green, purple, but I also want that white one, which is great for giving an inner line on the lower lid to make you look more awake.
One last thing. I’ve got plans to meet up with some Londoners while I’m at Sniffa in July, but would love to meet others. So if you’re gonna be at Sniffa, even if you’re not from London, or if you’re gonna be in London then, give me a shout, I’d love to get together for a cup of tea, a pint of beer or a glass of wine.