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Midweek Favorite Things - Fall & Winter Makeup

  The World of Confidence "Get your game face on!"  "There are no ugly women, just lazy ones." -  Helena Rubinstein, Founder of Helena Rubinstein Incorporated If you are like me, you love to wear makeup no matter what you are doing daily.   A dusting of eyeshadow, liner, foundation, eyebrow pencil, mascara and a strong lip always commands attention.  In the days of Zoom , MS Teams, the power effect from taking more time with your makeup is essential. After all, it is "lights, camera and action" for many these days when the cameras are on.   Do you not want to appear confident, fresh and in control?   Yes, it is easy to abstain from applying makeup, in our current land, but are not you worth it to focus on your assets for YOU!  I guarantee you will feel better about yourself, self-confident and ready to take on any task.  It is fascinating that those who stand out these days are the ones making the effort.  It is okay to be a woman and highlight attribute

Monday's Favorite Things - Lip Stain

  What I Love This Monday? YSL - Tattoo Lip Stain The end of October is finally here with Halloween as the finale to this month.  Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful season filled with pumpkins, beauty outside, fireplaces going, warm clothes and so much more.  Halloween will be different this year, but we can still celebrate in our own unique way.  Lately, I have been thinking about lipstick and how I love to wear color daily.  Masks have prevented us to see our beautiful smiles though the eyes do give you away when you grin with enthusiasm.   Thus, lipstick may not be something you are wearing.  What if you love to wear lipstick?  In thinking about masks and lipsticks, we need a solution that does not stain.  I have found that YSL has a terrific lip stain that lasts and does not rub off onto your mask.  As you all know, regular lipstick rubs off and suddenly you are dealing with a mess.   I like to drive without a mask and then put it on when going into public arenas.  I need a

Midweek Favorite Things- The Must Have Coat

  Fall Beauty - Barbour Lightening, rain, cold, wind and hail came down today.  However, following with blue skies, sunshine and roadsides lined with glorious trees that are filled with sublime yellow, red, and gold leaves.  Fall is simply mind blowing in the Pacific Northwest.  The awe moments are memorable and make fall one of the best seasons.  We need these magnificent breaks in the weather to remind how spectacular and blessed we are to be alive.  Even watching "Charlottes" maintain their webs throughout the changing weather is divine.  Charlotte's are of course spiders that flourish during the change in weather patterns.  There is nothing better to see raindrops sparkling on webs spread randomly between the fading plants.  Enough about the weather.  Instead we need to think about being warm.   My new favorite brand is Barbour which has been around since 1894 and are based in the South Shields, England.  The brand is known for their classic waxed jackets created by h

Monday's Favorite Things - The Bootie

  What I love this Week? - Bootie by Aquatalia "A woman with good shoes is never ugly." Coco Chanel Rain, cold, wind and breezy days has spread across the Pacific Northwest.  Thus, sweaters, jeans, wool coats, leather gloves, boots and booties are making a fast entrance to daily life.   It is an exciting time of the year when the world changes to the glorious colors of fall ending the days of sun and warmth.  We eagerly pull out beautiful fabrics and exquisite apparel slated for the cold fronts on the horizon.  My favorite boot brand is Aquatalia.   I love their tall boots and booties for the rain infused months that lay ahead.   The company is based in San Francisco, California.  All the boots are crafted in Italy, with meticulous care towards Italian shoemaking.  The fit is superb and comfort exceptional right out of the box.  Additionally, Aquatalia is waterproof and stain resistant even in suede.   Now, I would not wear these beautiful numbers during a snowstorm or on a d

Monday's Favorite Things - The Blazer

  Classic is Key L'Agence Recently, I cleaned out my closet and donated seven bags of apparel.   The items ranged from high quality constructed blazers that I have owned over a decade along with other clothes that no longer fit.  It was difficult to let go of so many beautiful and well cherished pieces.  However, I know someone out there will love the blazers, skirts and suits that were donated.  They will be used rather than languishing in my closet and collecting dust.  At the end of Finding Nemo (2003) .   Nemo and his pals state, "Now What?"   When you are done purging the aftermath in a wardrobe can be unnerving.  You may find yourself in Nemo's predicament and think  "Now What?"   "Where are my blazers for those occasions I need them?" Of course, over the last 8 months we have been primarily house bound and without need of fancy apparel.  For me, I have lived in shorts, tees, jeans, cashmere pullovers, tennis shoes and boots.  My lovely blaz

Monday's Favorite Things - Red Lips

  What I love this Week? - Red Lips for Fall & Winter I have been remiss in writing for the last several weeks.   A holiday writing break for me.  I enjoyed a spell in Lake Chelan with friends, walks with my husband, time with dear friends (masked) and reveled in the change from summer to fall. Moreover, the beautiful trees with orange, gold and red, along with brisk air and many Charlotte's intricate spun webs in the garden filled my heart and mind with happiness.  How can one not see the beauty in the world?    Now, I am back and ready to share my favorite things once again to my readers.    There is so much to be grateful for every day.  Don't you think?   It is easy to get caught up in the ugly and hate that unfurls like wildfire in our country.  Isn't it better to fill our minds with love, hope and kindness?  Everyone seems on edge perhaps from the lengthy uncertainty of Covid 19 or the increasingly ugliness of our country's election.  Both have created a myria