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Randomocities: This Makes Me Happy . . .

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I’ve never been one for wearing much make up. On a good day, I typically wear foundation, blush and lip balm. But I do keep 3 go-to lipstick shades with me in case I find myself needing a pick-me-up. Lately, I have begun regularly wearing mascara and eyeliner. As I am getting my skin in better shape, I am opting for less foundation. I love playing up my eyes and leaving everything else bare. I’m not a fan of the caked and baked look that make-up can sometimes have. I believe less is more, and that make-up shouldn’t really be “seen” or “noticed” it should just be something that is there to enhance what you already have. I have a memory from high school that kind of set my view on make-up early on. I remember getting ready for a party with a group of friends and one of the girls removed her make-up from the day in order to apply a fresh “coat” if you will. Well, when she removed her make-up she looked like a completely different person! It wasn’t that she looked bad, she just didn’t look like her. Because of that, I never wanted to look that different without my make up, so I never really delved into the possibilities of what make-up can do.  My wedding was the first time I ever had a full face of make up. I thought it made me look like a cross between my mother and a somewhat friendly drag queen that could be related to my family. Nevertheless, I was told it was important for the pictures, so I went with it.   Even though I am not a make-up connoisseur, I am a lover of beautiful things as well as things that have the potential to make you look beautiful!! Hence the reason for this post. What I love about make-up is it’s potential for creating something different. . . and a little bit of pretty packaging doesn’t hurt either!

Liquid Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere; Translucent Powder: Chanel; Lip Balm + Cuticle Creme: Burt’s Bees; Eyeliner: Loreal Pencil Perfect in Espresso; Lipsticks: NP Set in Washington, Sephora Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia, Shisheido Make up Perfecting Lipstick in Real Red; Blush: Bobbi Brown in Pale Pink; Tortoise Shell Headband: Goody; Make-up bag: Cathexis

What are some of your favorite go-to cosmetics?

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Making a List and Checking it Twice . . .

So, I really feel strongly about focusing on the fact that Christmas is actually the celebration of Jesus’ birth. I won’t go all into my thoughts on the overmaterialization of Christmas… (is that a word? You know I love making up words…) But I do love the idea of giving as a way of celebrating. Rob and I usually don’t exchange Christmas gifts because we tend to put our focus on giving to the kiddies and the rest of the family, but that never stops me from keeping a wish list. It’s pretty tame this year, but here are a few things I’m looking to add to my stash in the near future . . .

  1. Souchi madame butterfly cashmere sweater . . . yep, uh huh . . .
  2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Metallic Zip Infinity Scarf . . .oh yea
  3. A pretty new lipstick . . . I’m loving poppy & orange colors right now. . . not so sure how that will look with braces tho, so I may have to hold off a bit . . .
  4. Sylva & Cie 18k Emerald Slice Drop Earrings . . . yummy ear candy . . .
  5. New black booties . . . I love the ones I found for the collage above, but forgot to take note who made them. If anyone knows, LMK!
  6. Bottega Veneta By Thomas Maier (one of my fav design houses, great coffee table book. Yep, desired.)
  7. Philip Lim 31 Hour Fold Over Bag . . . the weekender version of this will be my carry on for my next trip overseas . . .
  8. Chance Eau Tendre by Chanel . . . my supply is gettin’ low, I refuse to step toe to pavement without her!
  9. Handmade hammered gold stacking rings . . . I love these rings so much. Another pic from my files, I can’t remember where I found it ugh!
  10. Anything in a little box, wrapped up all pretty and tied with a bow. . . well, almost anything!

What goodies are on your wish list?