First! Five winners of the Dior Patchouli Imperial and Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial samples – Rappleyea, Holly F, bookhouseshell, Jennifer and lilybug. Click on the Contact us over there on the left, shoot me your name, address, remind me of what you’ve won. I’ll send you a quick confirmation back (I may be slow the next few days as I’m really buried) so you know I got it, and I’ll send it out to you!
Prada Candy, the name alone makes me almost queasy, despite the desperate crush I have on Pink Sugar (I can’t explain it, it just is). Musk, benzoin and caramel. Yeeeeeaaaachhhhhhhh! But not. I got a little sample in with something or the other, and I was prepared to give it a cursory sniff and move on. Kinda did, and then it lingered around like some cuddly pie. No, pie isn’t cuddly, but it should be. And then I kept going back for another sniff, then another spray after a couple of hours to get that cara-zoin hit that was making me all warm and giggly and sighing.
I really hate that. First Pink Sugar, then Fresh Sugar Lemon and now Prada Candy. I have no shame, really. But if anyone asks what I’m wearing, I’m just lying about it and telling them I’ve been baking.
Favorite new thing this month – my clipless curling iron. I have really cute soft, loose waves that stay in my hair all day. Not an easy thing to make happen for someone with my thick, coarse, heavy, straight-as-a-board hair. Normally curls get pulled out in about an hour or two. I really hate taking pictures of myself, and this one is the best of a really bad lot – I was in a hurry! This isn’t the full glory of the curls. This is halfway through the day. I adore this darn hair tool, it is making me seriously curl happy.
Other favorite things – frolicking through the Ellis Faas makeup line. It’s at Sephora now, and while I’m not a huge fan of the pen thing, I love the makeup itself. Concealor and foundation are perfection, the eyeshadows go on and stay on, the lipstick colors are gorgeous, not too many, just solid. I’ll try and do a post on them in the next week or two. Completely smitten.
Anything favoritey for you this month or even over the last couple of months – makeup, accessory, tool, guilty pleasure?