Friday, November 19, 2010

Smith's Rosebud Salve

This balm has been around since 1892. It's made from Cotton Seed Oil and a secret blend of essential oils including rose. It goes on like a sheer barely rose colored lip gloss. Not much fragrance, a little rosy. I keep it in my desk drawer for dry cuticles, scratches, and lips- I wear it to bed. Great for travel (0.5 oz) and to have on-hand in your purse. I'm sure that there are 100 uses for it!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I could spend days at this site...

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Perfume Oils: Welcome to the Lab

DuWop Private Lipstick Collection

DuWop has released a set of 3 lip colors: Private Red, Private Plum, and Private Nude. Each is made to "adjust" to your skin tone, creating a custom, private color.
They feel incredible, very moist with a creamy texture.
The RED is my favorite, a perfect classic color. Not too orange, not too blue- Really brightens up the face for a quick, polished look. The PLUM is a little deep, and for someone fair like me, it's nice for night time. It would be a great every day color for someone with more golden skin. Finally, the NUDE is a little disappointing. It is truly NUDE- You can't see it at all! If I wanted something this nude, I would have just put on a minty Burt's Bees Lip Balm or Cover Girl's Wetslicks Amazemint (in Red Riot or Blue).
DuWop is available at
Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


So here we go...

With dry winter weather coming, I recently stocked up on L'Occitane 20% Percent Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream. Check it out at or It is super thick, but melts right in to hands, arms and elbows. On very dry nights it makes a great face cream. Anything left over gets raked through my hair to condition and tame frizz. It is not "unscented" but really doesn't have any smell at all! Even my construction worker Husband puts it on before going to bed - it heals and soothes his cracked, dry hands. Everyone I have given it to as a gift has loved it, which is why I stock up every time I buy it.
Shea butter is from a nut grown in Africa. It has been used by Africans as a healing cream and sunscreen for thousands of years. This hand cream also contains honey, almond and coconut oil. Yummy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

From my Garden

My New Foster Puppy

Last Wednesday, I picked up "Frankie" from OC Poundhounds to foster for a month. Well, 5 days later and we are all in LOVE with this tiny 3 lb, 3 month old Chihuahua/Terrier mix. He makes the cutest "honking" noise when he's happy, and he just wants to cuddle. I hope that they haven't found a home for him yet because I want him!
ps: This is my first post, expect to hear about my pets (2 cats, 2 dogs), my garden, and my obsession with cosmetics.