Is there a pattern here?

Is there a pattern here?  These three actors’ breakthrough roles were in costume dramas.


#wunder2 Caviar Illuminator


Wunder2 Caviar Illuminator

Deets aka Details:

  • Little beads of pigment
  • Mesh screen prevents spillage, but also makes it somewhat difficult to build color
  • Comes in 3 shades: Mother of Pearl, Coral Shimmer, and Golden Sand
  • Coral Shimmer works as blush, while Mother of Pearl works as a highlighter
  • $30 apiece: available through or CVS stores
  • Cruelty free
  • Press sample
  • Ingredients

 Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Agar, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Potassium Olivate, Polysorbate 80, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Polysorbate 60, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

CAVIAR ILLUMINATOR | WUNDER2. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2018, from

#MusicMonday – God Bless America – Kate Smith – #VeteransDay

Today is Veterans Day, so it’s only appropriate that today’s #MusicMonday feature is a patriotic song “God Bless America,” composed by Irving Berlin and sung here by Kate Smith, who is linked forever to the song.

The slow introduction is new to me.

SNL Weekend Update: Pete Davidson Apologizes to Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw

Pete Davidson made a tasteless comment about Lt. Com. (and Congressman-elect) Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch (Crenshaw lost his eye due to an IED explosion while on tour of duty) last week and returned to SNL last night to apologize. Watch what happened next.

Could Dan Crenshaw be the media savvy pol that the GOP needs?  What do we know about his wife Tara?  Could Dan and Tara Crenshaw be the sexy power couple that the GOP needs?

Am I the only one whose heart beats faster at seeing Dan Crenshaw? There must be many women who are jealous that he’s already taken.


Topping, R. R. (2018, September 05). What the GOP Really Needs – Iron Ladies – Medium. Retrieved November 11, 2018, from a sexy power couple

More vintage African-American beauty ads

NOTE: I updated this article to include this slideshow.

This is a follow-up to our feature #TBT vintage African-American beauty ads

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Bly, Toi. “World Wide Webb: Veronica Webb On AlaÏa, Pro-Aging, and Shattering Beauty Barriers.” The Neue, 22 Mar. 2018,

“Fisk Industries Acquires Zuri Cosmetics.” Beauty Store Business,

Nittle, Nadra. “Before Fenty: Over 100 Years of Black Makeup Brands.” Racked, 23 Jan. 2018,

“ZuriFlawless.” Fisk Brands,

Leapin’ Lepus! COVERGIRL awarded Leaping Bunny certification

Cruelty Free International awards COVERGIRL its cruelty free certification, thereby making COVERGIRL the biggest makeup brand to earn the Leaping Bunny certification.


#Leftist #politics are the latest #fashion


InStyle EIC Laura Brown blocked Cold Cream ‘n’ Roses on Twitter

Women’s magazines are one of my biggest pet peeves. I want to read about fashion and makeup: I don’t want leftist politics shoved down my throat. I canceled my subscription to Allure when it became politicized: sad, as I was a charter subscriber.  Likewise, I didn’t re-subscribe to InStyle, as it became politicized under EIC Laura Brown.  Here’s a letter that I sent to InStyle:

When my subscription to InStyle expired, I chose not to re-subscribe. I did not re-subscribe, as the magazine had become politicized under the leadership of Laura Brown; moreover, I do not share her leftist politics.

While I was at the airport, I came across the Bada** Women Issue. First, why do you need to use coarse terms such as Bada**? Secondly, the issue did not feature any conservative women.

Why not Rep. Martha McSally (R, AZ-2)? She is a 2018 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate. She became a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She was the first American woman to fly in combat and the first female commander of a USAF fighter squadron. She successfully challenged military policy that required servicewomen stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the abaya when they are off base. If that isn’t bada**, I don’t know what is.

Why not Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN? Why not any of the numerous outspoken conservative female commentators (Dana Loesch, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, among others)?

I subscribed to InStyle for fashion, beauty, and style. I do not want to have Laura Brown’s leftist politics shoved down my throat.

If women’s magazines won’t feature conservative women, then I will.  I’ve added a widget #Leftist #politics are the latest #fashion to the sidebar that will feature tweets criticizing women’s magazines.

Another letter to InStyle:

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