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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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Yellow Eye Shadow FotD- The Middle-Aged Version of Lisa Eldridge's Look
The mega eye shadow palette I had in high school included a wonderful canary yellow color that had one of the best textures in the set (the navy blue and deep purple were horribly stiff and unblendable, while one of the greens developed a hard surface almos...

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Glossier- Cloud Paint in Dusk & Haze
I have no problem admitting that it was Lisa Eldridge's fault. The moment I finished watching her "Illuminated Blush Glow" video three weeks ago I immediately clicked to Glossier's website and ordered two tubes of the new Cloud Paint. While Lisa chose the c...

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Moresque- Aristoqrati
I've mentioned Aristoqrati by Moresque as one of my top perfume picks this spring, and true to that it's the perfume I've been wearing the most over the last couple of months. In another life I might have picked it as my signature scent for the time being, ...

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Perfumes for an Italian Spring
We usually go to Italy in the early fall around our anniversary, because that's where the Blond and I have spent our honeymoon . Three years ago we went in early April, and it was decidedly different . The light, the taste of the air, they were abuzz in ant...

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Face Oil Comparison: Vintner's Daughter VS. Best Face Forward
One of the most requested posts lately have been a comparison between my old standby, Best Face Forward Serum Oil to the much-hyped Vintner's Daughter Oil (it was buzzing even before Gwyneth Paltrow Gooped about it). Beauty oils have become very popular and...

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Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays & Clay Smudge Brush
The best thing a cosmetics brand can do to get me interested in the gazillionth launch of the month is to actually offer something new. New to me, but also new to the brand, a product that's not a recycled idea from seasons ago, because guess what? I was he...

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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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