Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Besame Cosmetics Review: Limited Edition chiffon scarf by Kenley Collins and Kenley Red lipstick

I received my limited-edition Besame Cosmetics designer collection Kenley Collins chiffon scarf and Kenly Red lipstick yesterday. Besame has a relationship with Amazon, so two day shipping was free. This limited edition chiffon scarf and lipstick set is of wonderful quality. The lipstick goes on like soft butter and has good staying power. The scarf is just as cute as can be. At 30ish dollars for the set I think this is a steal, as Besame Lipsticks by themselves cost around 22$. I've also worked with their customer service, and found them to be friendly and professional. I will absolutely purchase more from this great line of cosmetics.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove

I have been wanting this washing glove for a while, but kept putting it off for other things, thinking I didn't really need a dubus for cleaning my brushes - I'd been doing fine with the ol' soap and scrub for this long. Now that I have it, however, I cannot say enough good things about it. The first and maybe most important thing it does is it gives you much cleaner brushes in much less time than it would take with traditional routines. It is very comfortable as it has a terrycloth inset inside the gloves so you're not actually touching the plastic with your hand while wearing the glove.

Second, it has two sides: one for face brushes and one for your eye brushes. I find that lip brushes can be used on the eye brush side as well with good results.

How to use: it's a very simple process really. The instructions are clearly labeled on the glove itself. First you dampen your brush then use clock they brush cleanser and then you use the wash part of the glove discredit back-and-forth gently until I good amount of the pigment has come off your brush. You then use the rents part of your brush to do exactly as it sounds you rinse your brush under the water with the glove. The third part of the process is the Refine part of cleaning. This area of the brush has much smaller bristles. This really gets into the nooks and crannies of your brush and makes it very clean. One last rinse and then you pull it through the thumb and forefinger area to pull out as much water as possible and reshape your brush. And... you're done.

I found that most brushes that I clean once a week just for my personal use took only one wash to get clean. Some, like my foundation brushes, did take more than one cleaning and so did my blush brush.   All in all it took me about 20 minutes to wash all my Sigma brushes.

Keep an eye out for my next review: The Sigma Dry'N Shape, which promises to dry your brushes in a mere 4 - 6 hours!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sorry for my Absence

I know I only blog sporadically these days, but it's been nearly two months since my last entry.

Now, first and foremost is a tribute to my late father, who died far before his time.
 Ricky Joe Miller
October 25, 1955 - August 24, 2011

Next are the photos from my recent trips - to Paris, France and Nevis, West Indies. What a wonderful time we had - and oh how I needed that joy to remember in the days that followed our return and I learned of my father's passing.
Paris, France

Next we flew to Nevis, a wondrous tropical paradise:

We had an amazing six days, jet skiing, snorkeling, sun bathing, getting massages, eating wonderful food, and enjoying the delightful hospitality of the Nevis Four Seasons. 

That's all for now, but I'll get back to blogging my newly acquired fabulous hand-made dresses from my friends at Pinup Revival. What amazing ladies!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Le Frou Frog

Going out to my favorite restaurant with great friends; one oef which also happens to be a fashionista! Look for her in an upcoming post!

Outfit Details: 
Dress: Thrifted!!!
Shoes: Hot Topic
Stockings: Sazzy's Lingerie
Hair piece: Claire's Boutique

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gorgeous Blue Dress

I am so in love with this dress, created by the fabulous and talented designers at Pinup Revival on Etsy.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Birthday, 2012

So, as many of you may remember from years past, today is my birthday. Though I've spent the day lounging and watching football, I still like to look pretty, especially today. Here is what I've worn today:

New Year's Eve 2011

What a wonderful time we had celebrating the arrival of 2012 with good friends. My hair is turquoise. Surprised?
 Birthday Cupcakes and Booze
 The lovely ladies of the party
 Me, Sarah and Justin
 My wonderful husband
Me, Dana and David

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Out with the red, in with the blonde! But, I cannot promise that my hair will stay this way. I have something fun planned for our New Years Party....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

More photos!!

Christmas Day 2011

This is my beautiful Christmas dress. What a wonderful day this has been and promises to continue to be! Mr. Not-in-pajamas and I wish you and yours a very merry holiday season.

Outfit details
Dress: Pinup Revival
Rose clip: eBay
Hair bow: forever 21

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Party with Friends on 12/23/11

Here is my (not so) newly red hair, and my beautiful dress and shoes I wore to our friends holiday party. Unfortunately I didn't get any pics of my gorgeous sable coat or my black bustier shaped purse.

Outfit Details: 
Dress: Etsy
Shoes: Pinup Couture
Barrette: Claire's
Cuban Heel Stockings: Sazzy's Lingerie

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Here is what I wore to go to Thanksgiving dinner over at our neighbors house. I made this dress myself.

Dress: made by me
Shoes and Sweater: thrifted
Hose: Sazzy's Lingerie
Hair bow: Claire's Boutique

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Color Blocks

Just bought this dress yesterday. I just love this new mod look that accompanies my new hair.

Outfit Details
Dress: JC Penney
Stockings and earrings: Kohl's 
Shoes: Payless

Monday, October 10, 2011


This haircut gives me a subtle sinister air, if I wear the right clothes and makeup. I feel like an evil queen, or Morgana, or some powerful dark enchantress. I'm a wicked city woman to the hilt today.

Jamison better be on his game tonight when I pick him up at the airport - this kitty's got claws!

Outfit Details
Shirt, Thrifted
Jeans, Kohl's 
Shoes, Carlos Santana 
necklace, ring (on my right hand), and earrings all from Claire's Boutique
Purse, Buckle

Sunday, October 9, 2011

20's flapper ballerina

I love this outfit today. I fell very "elfish". I'm loving all the accessories I can use with my new hairstyle; it's so much fun!

Outfit Details
Dress; thrifted
Shrug: The Dance Shoppe
Tall Socks: Target
Headband: Forever 21