Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Perfect Brush Set!

Now I'm sure there are some brush sets I have never met. But Chanel brushes are my favorite!! I've had the brush set below (not the exact set) for over 3 years and it's still just as perfect as the day it arrived on my door step...and they've served their time, not to mention, I'm not the best at following cleaning orders. But, I will post helpful tips below from so you can take special care of yours:).

Although there are many warnings about purchasing on ebay regarding authenticity, I purchased my entire original set for about $90.00 after shipping! I even went to Neiman Marcus to check out their brushes and mine were identical. But as usual, buyer beware, plus you can always pick them up the old fashioned way over the counter:) Well, here are the beauties bellow with their Pony Hair, Fine Squirrel Bristles, Sable, Nylon, and Taklon each for their own perfect use. Enjoy! 

Chanel Brush Set 16pce

Use good quality shampoo, always keep it at a slight angle (almost perpendicular) with the hair tips facing downwards, NEVER UPWARDS!, first, carefully wet the makeup brush hair. Place some shampoo on your fingertips and gently shampoo the hair. Shampoo in the direction of the hair. Pay special attention to the hair near the ferrule. Rinse it under gentle running water, thoroughly. Gently press it flat in a towel to dry. It is also a good idea to lightly press it back into shape. You can then leave it to dry flat on a dry towel or HANG it up (suspended) with the hair tip facing down. REMEMBER, never ever leave it to dry with the hair facing down or up, in a glass or container! The hair should not come into contact with any surface whatsoever while drying! Makeup brushes that dry upright (with hair pointing or facing upwards) will begin to cause particles to collect in, and water to run into, the ferrule and will soon begin to cause the hair on the makeup brush to fan out or shed and can even cause the handle to come loose or wobbly.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Great for Valentines Day but even better for Halloween"

Well, lets just say my intention was to lead you to a beautiful yet edgy confectionery who offered hand made Valentine sweets for your sweetie, all wrapped with elegant and unique packaging. YET, when I happened across this Etsy store, I broke out in hysterics and felt I would be doing you a disservice not to share.

I give you the "Ghostie's" with designers own descriptions :) The first being my favorite. And who knows it might be just what your looking for for Valentines Day!
Kilted Drunkenness is Good - St. Paddy's Day Ghosties
With a mug of green beer, and his kilt, somehow this Ghostie found him self on the floor. And you know what? He's quite content with it.Great for Valentines Day and but even better for Halloween.
Bring this little one home and let him light up your life.
Hey, Look Here for Love - Valentine Ghostie
This happily enlightened ghostie wants to tempt you with some heart shaped bling. The look on his face says he knows you'll fall for him in a heartbeat. Ok, so he seems a bit cocky but still cute.
Sweet Serenade and Roses - Valentine Ghostie
With a cute and sweet face, this little Ghostie thinks you'd really like this hand painted rose that he picked just for you. With his little smirk and puppy dog eyes how could you not want to add him to your collections.
Sweet Serenade and Roses - Valentine Ghostie
Maybe his voice is as sweet as his face, if not he's hoping you'll like the bling or even the bouquet of roses he has to offer. He did pick them just for you. Covered with hearts he's full of love.

I hope you found some creative inspiration with these little Ghosties...I know I did! It's never too early to prepare for Valentines Day! ;)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bright Light!

Since were going to be friends I thought I should share. I don't like light. Not in a freakish way...but florescent, first step out of the apartment, sun shining straight at me light. So I'm married to sun glasses, even been known to wear them at home. And no, I am not wearing them in doors because I think I'm too cool...but the shades, well they're cool. Too many to chose from and the worst of it glasses broke! ...isn't Audrey always a beauty.

Now for just a little education on me you might find it entertaining, if not, I tried.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunglasses or sun glasses are a form of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the eye pupil in order to prevent strong light, ultraviolet (UV) rays, and increasingly, blue light ("blue blocking") from penetrating. They can sometimes also function as a visual aid, as variously termed spectacles or glasses exist which feature lenses that are colored, polarized or darkened. In the early 20th century they were also known as sun cheaters (cheaters being an American slang term for glasses).[1]

Many people find direct sunlight too bright for comfort. During outdoor activities, the human eye can receive more light than usual. Healthcare professionals recommend eye protection whenever outside to protect the eyes from ultraviolet radiation and blue light, which can cause several serious eye problems. Sunglasses have long been associated with celebrities and film actors primarily from a desire to hide or mask their identity. Since the 1940s sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory, especially on the beach.

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