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Gaia Fishler
Beauty blogger- author and editor of The Non-Blonde
Beauty blogger- author and editor of The Non-Blonde

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Currently- February 2017
I've taken up genealogy research for both sides of the family, mine and the husband's, pondering the neverending and utterly confusing ways of spelling common names like Isaac, Rebecca, Esther, and Maurice, both populating every branch of the family tree.  ...

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Butter London Sheer Wisdom Serum Shadow Review & Swatches
I have a couple of new eye shadow loves that have won me over not because of some unique color but thanks to innovative and beautiful texture. Today we're looking at the Sheer Wisdom Serum Shadows from Butter London, a product I bought out of pure curiosity...

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Happy President's Day
Happy President's Day. I've marked the day by sending Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) an email of encouragement. Later there might be some shopping. Image: George Washington, Engraved by Edward Savage, after a painting by him. Mezzotint. London, 1793

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My Valentine's Day (Night) Makeup Look
The one above was an outtake, since Gloria was there helping me get ready (meaning: reaching for brushes, dipping her paws in powder, headbutting, singing about the glorious life of being Gloria the kitten, and taking off with stuff that will never be seen ...

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Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is full of sweetness and warm fuzzies. Illustration: Eric Fraser, 1936.

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Oriza L. Legrand- Rêve d'Ossian
I n this still place, remote from men, Sleeps Ossian, in the Narrow Glen; In this still place, where murmurs on But one meek streamlet, only one: He sang of battles, and the breath Of stormy war, and violent death; And should, methinks, when all was past, H...

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La Prairie Eye Shadows: Les Cristals Palette & Quartz Single
La Prairie makeup is a pure indulgence. You can tell that from the second you open the box and look at the packaging, to the way it feels to dip your brushes in the colors and apply them gently, hoping to create the most elegant ladylike look. La Prairie co...

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Kiko Milano Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow
Back in August 2015 I declared my eternal love for Kiko Milano's Long Lasting Shadow Sticks : " I'm not sure I'd be able to tell them apart from my beloved Caviar Sticks by Laura Mercier if they came as identical colors in non-marked packaging (both product...

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Edward Bess- Spanish Veil
The name Edward Bess is probably familiar to those interested in elegant makeup. In the early days of his eponymous line Edward himself used to man the Bergdorf Goodman counter and help his customers and admirers choose the right colors. If you were lucky h...

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Atelier des Ors- Iris Fauve
When it comes to iris perfumes my opinion is that more is more, and even that is barely enough. I've already told you that I've been hoarding the last of my Iris Fauve sample so I can drench myself and get the full experience. It was worth it. It's also a v...
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