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Category: K-Beauty

Beauty for Babes Over 40 - Pt 1, Makeup for Your Face

March 28, 2018
Be Warned - EPICALLY VERBOSE POST Ok, first of all, i use the term "Lady" in relation to myself very liberally - i swear like a sailor when i drink, and i haven't read Emily Post. But, you get my meaning. I AM, however, a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn - so maybe that counts for something. ANYWAY, the main point of...
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Two K-Beauty Toners I Love For Stressed Out Skin - and a Moisturizer, Too

February 26, 2018
Happy Monday, Kumquats! I know, i've been quite lax in my postings of late - i haven't been feeling my best, so i've been quietly testing out a couple new products while my skin and I are trying to get back into shape.  The one good thing about testing out products when i'm ill and struggling with autoimmune...
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Monday Blues (and pinks) in Review - Dior Electrify 5 Couleurs Palette

February 5, 2018
Sometimes, i am compelled to buy an eyeshadow palette because the colour combo is so outlandish. Take the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Quint Electrify; with the baby-pink and duck-egg blue combo as the focus of this palette, it's kind of like putting a co-ed nursery circa 1955 on your eyelids.  Both are colours i...
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Marilyn Monroe FoTD with a little makeup history; Plus Tom Ford Ruby Rush Review and More

January 25, 2018
Inarguably one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood was the late Marilyn Monroe.  In the 1950's, she represented an ideal of beauty that people aspire to even today; with her seemingly effortless sex-appeal that somehow still maintained an aura of innocence which nobody has been able to emulate since. A...
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Monday’s Sick Day - Hydrators for the Face, Chanel Les 9 Ombres for the Eyes, and Chicken Soup for the Soul

January 23, 2018
Oh, please - this was me yesterday, trying out the new Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette (notice how my pink eyeshadow matches my pillowcase?) and Charlotte Tilbury lip. Today, you don't even want to know how i look...but you will. Keep reading. Well, it’s finally hit me – whatever this nasty bug that’s been...
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What Big Eyes You Have...Friday FoTD! NARS, UD, Tom Ford, Perfume, and More

January 19, 2018
It's come around again, my little Kumquats - Friday!  I like Fridays, because it marks the beginning of the three day stretch when i become inspired to do something with my makeup other than my usual cat-eye and bright red or pink lip. Today, i got pretty complicated - for me, anyway.  I kind of went with fall...
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My Special Snowflake Skin - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Product Reviews, Pt 2

January 17, 2018
I hope you've popped some popcorn, poured yourself a nice, big, goblet of wine (notice i said GOBLET, not glass), and are ready to settle down to an incredibly verbose and image-heavy post by Moi - your resident Special Snowflake-Skinned Sick Chick of a Certain Age. As you may know, if you've been reading, i've...
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What's In My Bag? And Easy FoTD for Liver Function Test Day!

January 16, 2018
Today is "What's In My Bag" day for the blogging challenge - which i never would have dared to agree to, say, five years ago - when i never cleaned out my purse - and half the contents would have been dried out Gummi Bears and 8 month-old receipts, a lipstick i haven't worn since 1997, about $50 in pennies, all...
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My Special Snowflake Skin - Products I've Tried (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) Pt 1

January 11, 2018
My skin has been both the bane of my existence, and a source of weird pride to me throughout my life.  Back in my teens and early twenties, it was nothing but trouble; cystic acne, weird sensitivities, hormonal breakouts, oily as a bus window slicked with Jerry-Curl circa 1986. At one point, in my late...
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