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#thejanuarycure Day 1 – declutter a drawer

I’m undertaking the January Cure from Apartment Therapy.  Day 1’s task was to declutter a drawer.  I chose my socks and underwear drawer.

Socks and underwear drawer

Socks and underwear drawer

and yes, those are my pink socks.

I used sock organizer boxes and spring-loaded drawer dividers from The Container Store to organize my socks and underwear.


Source:

Williford, T. (2019, January 02). This is the Year for Your Best Home Yet-And it Starts Today! Retrieved January 18, 2019, from https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/drawer-organizer-task-january-cure-2019-265497 Assignment: declutter a drawer

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Say what?

Does this tweet make any sense?

What does Holly Dunsworth mean by the statement “Karlie Kloss is short, even if only in her essence, naturally”?

Now I’m obsessed with Karlie Kloss, as she and I both come from Webster Groves, MO.  Apparently, Holly Dunsworth doesn’t have any understanding about statistical distribution of men and women’s heights.

Famed MUA Lisa Eldridge to launch three limited edition red lipsticks

Lisa Eldridge is a British makeup artist who had served as creative director for Lancôme. As you can see from the photo below, she’s her own best model.

MUA Lisa Eldridge applying lipstick

Lisa Eldridge – Image: Mateusz Sitek

Now comes the exciting news that she’s launching three velvet lipsticks on November 19.  The lipsticks are various shades of red.  According to Get The Gloss:

There’s Velvet Morning, a Berocca orange-red that’ll wake you up in every sense, Velvet Jazz, a brick red, and Velvet Ribbon, a filmstarry blue-red.

 

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The Ultimate True Velvet Collection

The lipsticks cost £26 (around USD 33.43) each.   The three lipstick set (including velvet bag) costs £75.00(around USD 96.43).  Pre-orders will start shipping on November 22.

Sources:
Hunter, A. (2018, November 14). Lisa Eldridge’s first ever beauty product is landing. Retrieved November 15, 2018, from https://www.getthegloss.com/news/lisa-eldridge-s-first-ever-beauty-product-is-landing

Lisa Eldridge. (2018, November 19). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://www.lisaeldridge.com/shop/beauty/#.W_MfbehKhPY Plush Velvet lipsticks

#wunder2 Caviar Illuminator

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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 wunder2.com 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

Source:
CAVIAR ILLUMINATOR | WUNDER2. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2018, from https://www.wunder2.com/product/caviar-illuminator/

#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.

Source:

Topping, R. R. (2018, September 05). What the GOP Really Needs – Iron Ladies – Medium. Retrieved November 11, 2018, from https://medium.com/iron-ladies/what-the-gop-really-needs-e44e0fdac184 a sexy power couple

Our 24th wedding anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. We wed on October 23, 1994 at the Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, near Washington, DC.

Happy Anniversary

Our 24th wedding anniversary

 To create this virtual card, I used a picture that Amit’s cousin took at our nephew’s wedding reception, added elements from Pixabay (great source for public domain elements BTW) in PowerPoint, and then exported the virtual card to PNG.