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Things I Covet: The Clarisonic

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
By Glinda

When the Sonicare toothbrush first came out, I poo-pooed the raves.  Good lord, people, I would think, it’s just a toothbrush.

Then I got one, and understood what everyone was talking about.  Whenever I use a regular toothbrush now, my teeth just don’t feel clean.  Whether there truly is a big difference, I’m not sure, and I’m too lazy to do the research on it right now.  But it certainly FEELS like a big difference to me.

So when the makers of the Sonicare came out with the Clarisonic, which is the skin version of the toothbrush, I really wanted one.

I’m big on exfoliating, or at least thinking that I’m exfoliating, and this thing sounds right up my alley.

But for whatever reason, I’ve yet to purchase one, probably because there are too many expensive lipsticks out there calling my name seductively.

However, that would officially make me an idiot because if your skin doesn’t look decent, then no amount of lipstick is gonna save you.  Not even forty dollar lipstick.

One day, Clarisonic, you will be mine.

Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Things I Covet: Dior Rouge Dior Holiday Collection

Friday, October 21st, 2011
By Glinda

I have already admitted to being a complete lipstick whore, and one of my favorite brands ever is Dior.  I’ve been wearing Dior lipsticks for close to twenty years.  While I don’t ALWAYS put on a Dior every time I go out of the house, there is always at least one in my current rotation.

Dior is coming out with a 2011 Holiday Rouge (and Vernis, but those I’m not discussing today) collection.

Apparently the lipstick is infused with a gold dust that sort of melts on contact and gives a lovely sheen.


I am a complete sucker for shiny (but not too shiny!) lips.  I don’t think I currently own any truly matte shades and it’s been a preference of mine for quite a long time.

I find myself wanting to spend some money on at least one of the limited edition shades.  Even though, you know, I’ve got stuff like Christmas and my daughter’s birthday and other things that are calling out to my credit card.



Things I Covet: Violent Lips

Friday, September 30th, 2011
By Glinda

Given a rare 4.9 out of 5.0 rating on Sephora, these glittery temporary lip tattoos ensure that the glitter stays on your lips.  They come in five different colors and last four to eight hours.

I have to say that I adore this type of look, but for some reason, the glitter has a tendency to migrate off my lips, creating an unflattering smattering of tiny glitter particles around my mouth.   Especially if I’ve been dumb enough to eat a sandwich or bread.  Hellooo glitter chin!  And trust me when I say nobody wants to see a glitter chin.

These tattoos from Violent Lips look to be a bit high on the glittery scale, though, perhaps a bit too much for someone whose club days are long behind her.

But, that doesn’t mean I can’t like them.  And then be jealous of the people who DO wear them.  Don’t tell me ladies, I don’t want to know who you are.

Things I Covet: Paperself Lashes

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
By Glinda

Oh, why can’t I just turn back the clock twenty years or so?

As a forty year old mother of two, I just can’t imagine myself actually needing to buy these for pretty much any reason.

Made by a company based in London, these paper lashes were inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cuttng.  They can be used as-is, or cut up and used in parts as big or small as you would like.

Not only are there peacocks, there are peach blossoms, sea creatures, and of all things, deer and butterflies.

Things I Covet: 2011 Lady Dior Palette

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
By Glinda

Well, well, Dior is certainly coming out gangbusters this year with the collectible palettes, are they not? 

As a tribute to the Lady Dior bag, as modeled with the beautiful Marion Cotillard, Dior is releasing a beyond-exclusive palette.

Of course, methinks nobody in their right mind would actually use this palette, as one tiny swipe would likely ruin the whole thing.  But, I appreciate the workmanship and artistry that went into the making of each palette, which was all done by hand.

What do you think of “collectible” palettes?  A really cruddy investment? Fine if you’ve got the money to burn? 

And, I wonder exactly how long a makeup palette would last, anyway.  I’m guessing that to keep it in prime condition, you wouldn’t open it if you could help it.   Otherwise, I would be afraid of something happening to it.  If I spent that much money, I’d be paranoid that even a tiny bit of exposure to oxygen would hasten its demise.

Things I Covet: Bobbi Brown Tortoiseshell Palette

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
By Glinda



I love everything about this color palette from Bobbi Brown, from the packaging to the colors. It will be part of a tortoiseshell collection, including a palette with lighter colors, lipstick, and some tortoiseshell brushes coming out in July for fall 2011.


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