2015-03-29 12.54.52Lacoste Live (Lacoste 2014) is sexy, sharp and very masculine.  With woody and herbal notes it has some depth too… Longevity and sillage are moderate.  Notes are listed as: watery notes, green notes, lime, licorice and Guaiac Wood. 

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Skin Medica Vitamin C & E Complex is much better than I thought it would be…  It’s one of those products that flies under the radar and isn’t in fancy packaging, but really works.  I used it primarily as an under-eye anti-aging product, but it can and should be used elsewhere too.  It lightened the darkeness around my eyes, tightened the skin and reduced my fine lines. This product is worth it…

2015-04-04 12.37.42 (3)Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil is FANTASTIC!  Wow…  I am in love with this stuff.  It really is the best of both lip gloss and lipstick.  The colors are flattering (I tried Cherry My Cherie) and perfectly rich, the consistency is dreamy and the shine is beguiling (although the shine does eventually wear off and leave just a pretty stain behind).  This is going to become a beauty staple for me.  It’s youthful but refined.  It’s fantastic.


This weekend had it’s share of ugly moments, but it had nice ones too.   It was pleasant to see a few cousins I haven’t seen in much too long, to meet spouses of cousins who recently joined the family and to see other cousins and uncles and aunts who are all good people.  But, on the less than pleasant side, my son got into my perfume collection and broke a vintage bottle that was almost full right before we were supposed to leave for the wedding.  It shattered into pieces and the contents were all over the place.  Now, the hallway near the collection smells powdery, sweet and balsamic, and to be honest, it does actually make walking down the hall much more enjoyable.


I hope you’re having a nice start to your week dear reader. 🙂

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Atreyu Crimmins says:

    Volupté Tint-In-Oil does sound rather delicious. I’ll have to keep my eye open for it. Shame about the perfume bottle, I’m sure the little nipper learnt his lesson!

    1. karrielinn says:

      It really is nice. 🙂 It seems to be pretty popular right now – many shades are on back order everywhere online here in the US. I hope he has… Although, our entire place smells faintly like vintage Shalimar today and that’s rather pleasant actually. Haha! 🙂

      1. Atreyu Crimmins says:

        Shalimar! Goodness… What a cheeky lad 😉

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