Can I just tell you how glad I am that it was 91degrees yesterday? It means that Spring is finally here and I shouldn’t have any more snow days. *(note that I said “shouldn’t” – you never know what you are going to get around here.) And Spring means lightening up on everything from clothes to makeup to fragrances.
I tend to wear a little heavier and warmer scent in the winter, but I can be very picky in what I wear. I can NOT stand something that is too musky in the Winter or too flowery or powdery in the Spring – I prefer a clean fresh smell. (Oh, this is where I remind you I don’t know too much about “topnotes”, “layers” or “drydown”. I just know what I like or don’t like and what it smells like to me.)
This year I found a new fragrance, from Banana Republic of all places. I have actually been familiar with the Men’s line of scents, but I didn’t pay much attention to the Ladies line – my loss till now. It’s called Rosewood and according to it’s description it has “top notes of bergamot champagne, white tea leaves, and white amber”. Got that? I just know that it’s not too light and floral, and the amber still gives it some warmth to the scent.
The only thing that I love/hate about it is that the bottle is short and round and comes in a gorg wooden case, that I actually still store it in. Well, BR has just made things much better for me – they have come out with Mini’s – 7.5mL minature bottles of the bestsellers of their “Discover” fragrances – “Alabaster”, “Malachite” and my “Rosewood” for the ladies, and “Slate”, “Black Walnut” (yum!) and “Cordovan” for the men. Now, I can just throw a little bottle in my purse and freshen up when ever I want to, instead of only spraying as I am heading out the door. They are priced at 1 for $10 and 2 for $15, but are limited edition’s and only in stores, so hurry over to the mall and pick up one (or two) quick.
After checking out the pic of my lipstick yesterday, Melissa from InMyProfessionalOpinion blog said she thought that there had been an article about how a lovelies lipstick shape reflected her personality – so I went to hunting it down. It looks like it might have come from a Glamour Magazine in the 70′s.
So, I wasn’t able to come up with the original article. However, I did find a couple of references to what I was looking for. The first one references the Glamour article and shows some great personality traits. It shows that I would be:
SHARP-ANGLED, WITH CURVED TIP
- Loves attention
- Falls in love easily
- Needs schedule
- Likes to help others
*Okay, I can agree with several of those (I’ll let you figure out which ones – Ha!).
I found the second one over at Girl Woman Beauty Brains blog, who sources it from the book Lipstick by Jessica Pallingston. That one gives names to the shapes/personalities. In that one, I would be:
The Reclining Chair
The Reclining Chair is most known for their friendliness – they love their friends and making new ones. They can make a dull party a blast. They tend to be unique and are prone to change their ways often. Their lipsticks tend to have higher backs on their work lippies and shorter backs on their going out ones – the higher the back tends to mean the higher the stress.
*Yeah, this one is so me, too.
All that said, there *might* be a smidge of something to this. So, lovelies, take a look at your own lippies and tell me what they say you are – I’d love to know.
(Let’s try this emailing blogger post thing, shall we?) *(didn’t work the first time – everything I typed *after* the picture disappeared, and the previous parentheses were above the pic in the email….hmm).
I pulled out my traincase this morning, looking for a blush brush. (don’t even ask why I don’t have one in my brush holder on the counter-I have no answer.) Anyway, look what jumped out at me – my very well used/loved American Beauty lippie in Sweetart, a cool mauvey slighty shimmery lipcolor. I loved this and don’t really know how it got stored away. Apparently I had a particular way of putting it on, wouldn’t you say? I think I had gotten to the point of seeing how long I could keep putting it on until it broke off.
I don’t have a long memory with makeup, but I am certain this us the only lippie that I ever used this far down invthe tube. I like the scent and didn’t mind the taste. I know I picked it up over at Kohl’s, the exclusive carrier of the “American Beauty” line, and am now certain I’mma gonna have to go over there soon and get another one of these, as it has made its way back in my purse. I’ll let you know when it tips over.
Testing out a new way to post.
Blogger now has a way to post "On the Go". I can send posts via text (but without links or a subject line – boo!). There is also a way to send a pic straight to blogger and post that way (looks like I can put a subject line in that way, tho).
I may try these ways of posting here as a way to get my random thought on here, in addition to my longer posts, too.
I mean, my twitter lovelies shouldn't be the only ones enjoying my randomness, now, should they?