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#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/

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#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.

Sephora’s crummy rewards program

Glossy posted an article on Sephora’s “upgrade” to its Beauty Insider program.  Whatever, it’s still the crummy program where you accumulate points to obtain samples that you’d otherwise should get for free.

Inside Sephora’s first major Beauty Insider upgrade in 5 years

Screen grab from Glossy

When Sephora, in its munificence, announced a limited time 10% off discount on products, beauty enthusiasts were indignant.   Just before that, Ulta had a 20% off sale, including prestige items.  Also, you earn cash back rewards with Ulta’s loyalty program.

On account of Ulta’s cash back rewards, I first visit Ulta to see if it carries a product.  If it doesn’t, then I go to Sephora.  Bonus: join Ebates for earning additional cash back points.  HT Marcia of Beauty Info Zone.

Sources:

[Screen grab from Glossy]. (n.d.). Retrieved August 22, 2018, from https://db.glossy.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/170330_Sephora_04-AZ.jpg
Sandler, E. (n.d.). Inside Sephora’s first major Beauty Insider upgrade in 5 years. Retrieved August 22, 2018, from https://www.glossy.co/ecommerce/inside-sephoras-first-major-beauty-insider-upgrade-in-5-years

#MusicMonday Erma Franklin – Piece of My Heart

The whole world knows by now that Aretha Franklin died last week of pancreatic cancer.  This is heresy, but I could not get into Aretha.  Is it a cultural thing?

You might remember that Starbucks sold compilation CDs at its counters.  Here’s a gem that I found through those compilation CDs:

You might associate Piece of My Heart with Janis Joplin, but Erma Franklin (Aretha’s sister) recorded it in 1967 before Janis. This video is a live performance from 1992.

#MusicMonday – Janet Jackson – Alright

This delightful 1990 Janet Jackson video features her idols Cyd Charisse, The Nicholas Brothers, and Cab Calloway

Speaking of The Nicholas Brothers, check out this awesome performance that Fred Astaire called “the greatest dance number ever filmed”: