Pixi Beauty Mattelustre Lipstick Quartette Holiday 2015 + Swatches

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Helllllo there and Happy Halloween! I was sent a lovely holiday gift from my friends at Pixi Beauty. The Mattelustre Lipstick Quartette is a set of four miniature lipsticks from their holiday collection. They glide on beautifully, are creamy, and comfortable on the lips. This holiday kit is described as:

  • four travel-sized demi-matte lipsticks to plump, condition, and protect while imparting intense color
  • the colors include Honey Bare, Petal Pink, Rose Naturelle, and Bitten Rose (swatches below)
  • $16 on the Pixi website or at Target stores


Xx, Gigi

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Here’s to Hedy, the Brilliant Bombshell

Micki Allen

I adore Beauty. Beautiful pictures, beautiful people, beautiful films, beautiful stories, beautiful clothes, beautiful music, beautiful anything.

I admire Brilliance. Brains, nerds, geeks, shrewd people, you name it. I admire bright ideas, sage wisdom, anyone who speaks fluent math, and even those who are just quick witted.

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I am in awe of Hedy Lamarr, actress, mathematician, and inventor. She was the entire package. She was the only actress to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fameand be inducted into America’s National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

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Married six times throughout the course of her life, her autobiography suggests she was flattered, but also frustrated, by the attention she received from the opposite sex.  Never content to be just a beautiful face, Ms. Lamarr insisted on being treated with the respect she was entitled to, no easy feat for a woman born ahead of her time.

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Further Reading

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Looking Slick

Glam Meets Girl

In a world that seems to have been taken over by piece-y long bobs and beachy waves, it’s refreshing to see a handful of my favourite girls step out with sleek, slicked-back hair. Whether it’s on the runway or the red carpet, you cant deny that the slicked back hairstyle trend is everywhere lately. It’s edgy and sleek, making it the perfect accessory for a special night out.

The trick for pulling off this hairstyle in real life, however, is managing to keep your slicked back hair still full of volume. That way, you get the best of both worlds. Walking this fine line between the two styles can be tricky, though. Any women can certainly pull of this look, however, you must wear it with confidence.

Be it wet look, swept back or precision styled into a glossy up-do, slicked hair is the hot red carpet hair trend.

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Nails Of The Day!

Polished by Amy

Hi loves!

I hope your Monday has been treating you well. It’s been super chilly and raining here in Georgia. It’s finally starting to feel like Fall! I recently changed my manicure to something more cold weather appropriate and I wanted to share.


I used tips and a gel overlay for this manicure. The black glitter polish is Butter London’s The Black Night, which I LOVE! It’s a black jelly base with blue, silver, and purple glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by guys! Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already for new posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Love and light! 🙂

XX, Amy

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Second Avenue Subway and the Politicians

See the empty tunnel. It is part of the Second Avenue Subway.

The problem is that financing this monster is bigger than New York City. It is bigger than the giant Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It even stresses the State of New York although Governor Cuomo has helped a lot. Well, there is always Washington.

NY Mayor is a pain in the tail. Hope his wonderful Presidential candidate looses, but not to a Republican.

Two members of Congress said they were “deeply concerned” this afternoon following the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to slash $1 billion in funding from the proposed Second Avenue subway.

Congressman Charles Rangel and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, two Democrats who represent Manhattan neighborhoods where the subway is being built or is supposed to eventually reach, said the authority was making a “huge mistake.”

“While we are delighted that the state and city were able to reach an agreement to move the MTA’s capital plan forward, we are deeply concerned that roughly one-half of the reduction in the cost of plan … is coming from the Second Avenue subway,” the veteran lawmakers said.

They pointed out the $26.1 billion MTA capital plan, formally passed yesterday, includes only $535 million for the Second Avenue subway, most of which will be spent for preliminary engineering and design, as opposed to the $1.5 billion originally proposed.

The first segment of the Second Avenue Subway, scheduled to open at the end of next year, will go from 63rd Street to 96th Street. The MTA had originally planned to pay for the tunneling north from 96th to 125th streets by 2019. But under the revised plan, that work will be deferred until 2020 or later.

Adam Lisberg, a spokesman for the MTA, told the Observer the authority is “full speed ahead” on the Second Avenue subway, and made the decision for practical and not financial reasons. “We eventually came to the realization we wouldn’t be able to get a tunnel boring machine at the end of 2019 and all the money in world wouldn’t get us to that point. It would be silly to keep a billion for tunneling when we wouldn’t be able to tunnel,” he said.

But this was little comfort to Mr. Rangel and Ms. Maloney. The East Side of Manhattan has been waiting for a new Second Avenue subway since the old elevated line was torn down a century ago. “Based on the current schedule, one hundred years will have passed and we will still be waiting. This ‘go slow’ approach to the Second Avenue subway is a huge mistake,” they said.

Oddly enough, another leading elected official in the area, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito of East Harlem, said at an unrelated City Hall press conference today that she was unaware the cuts had even taken place.

“I’m not aware of what you’re referencing,” she told a reporter. “I’ll look into that.”

Flora and the Spell Caster. Fantastic tale.

Joëlle Jean-Baptiste – Author

Dear readers,

Here’s the new written version of the fantastic tale, Flora Bytom and the Spell Caster. You will find extracts for a few weeks, until the next publication of the book. Wladyslaw Tepes, the Romanian prince of darkness of the land of Mount Moldoveanu will be ruthless and he uses all the evil spells, to extend its terrifying power.

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“In the hills of the Oberland, in the north-eastern of the Poland, lived Flora Bytom, a peasant than a dozen years. She lived with her parents in a wooden farmhouse, nestled in the countryside of Nidzica. (…)
In recent weeks, the region became the target of worrying phenomena. Indeed, during stormy nights, scary roars resounded in the hamlets.
In spring morning, as usual, the girl got up early to do his daily work. She opened the shutters wondering why she did not hear the cock singing.
She showered, put…

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