Wednesday, March 29, 2017

About 60% OFF Sale

above 2" Dangles
Chalcedony, Dyed Quartz on Top, 
Gold-Plated Earwires
originally price @ $125
NOW $45

below 1 3 /4" Dangles
Chalcedony with 3 Amethyst Dangles, Gold Plated Earwires
the Chalcedony is the same color as the pair above,
the Amethyst is sparkling & dazzling (looks darker in photo)
originally priced @ $145
NOW $45

payment link is at TOP LEFT SIDEBAR
make certain you choose which pair you want
ONLY 1 of each available !!!

my photography is not too good, however the earrings are

you may return within 30 days


Monday, March 27, 2017

I'm Selling Off Excess Inventory All This Week....

OK, ladies, my loss your gain

I have a storage unit costing me $225/month
filled with merchandise I overbought,
so we're having a warehouse SALE.

this lovely little reconstituted turquoise 16-18"
single strand necklace
with 2 gold/crystal pave balls

$25.00 each
3 available 1 available
originally just about $100.00 ea

this is less than the item cost me just fyi

this is the time when you buy for gift giving in the future & store away

to purchase click on the PAYMENT LINK
at top left of sidebar,
if sold out the payment link will not work.

2 different color-ways, semi precious stones
1 pair of the Turquoise one SOLD
2 pairs of the Black/Brown Smokey Quartz one
drop from earwire 3"
$ 20.00
originally $125.00
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Saturday, March 25, 2017


this photo was taken by me last week, I had to put my bifocals on just to see the image !!

now, OK, yes I did have make-up on.
however, I believe you can see that my skin is not too bad,

especially when one realizes there are no lines or wrinkles.

I'm going to go waaaay into detail about my skincare & makeup
applications, why I use what, etc.
this is the thing I'm most asked about when people meet me in person.  everyone comments on my skin.

when I was 18 years old, reading Harper's Bazaar,
there was an article telling us that how we looked at
30 depended on what we did between 20 & 30.
that hit home
& since then I've always taken care of my skin,
I've tanned everything else but never my face.
& during this long period of time I've tried everything
from luxury products to drugstore products.

& yes, there is a difference.

the latest  thing to emerge in skincare science is
stem cells.
we're now talking about women over 50,
but if you're younger & begin taking GOOD care of 
your skin all will not be lost and the benefits compound.

I had a friend, a very eminent physician, explain how this works
deep within. it seems as we age the receptors surrounding our cells shrink, and unless something stimulates these receptors to regrow nothing we apply to our skin will make a difference.


anyway, now for my makeup regimen

I only use water-based products so they can be applied as thickly or thinly
as I like.
I am simply IN LOVE with the foundation.*  I use Mont Blanc a fair shade,  but there are many to choose from.
I also use NARS TONER, which my daughter, the SPA DEVELOPER, says is the best toner
she as ever tried.  
Before anything though I apply NARS EYESHADOW BASE TO MY EYELIDS.
this stuff is like Elmer's Glue I think, it's white, drys clear, but has a slightly tacky feel to it.
no smudging, creasing or caking.  I guarantee !
Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

next comes the Jane Iredale Makeup Sponge, they cost $5.50 each
Jane Iredale Flocked Sponge
I rinse it under the faucet, then dry it in a washcloth so that it's not too wet. this is how I apply the foundation which is dispensed with a pump & a little goes a long way.
this product is so wonderful when you apply it under your eyes it eliminates the need for concealer,
and it's the SAME COLOR AS THE REST OF YOUR FACE, not OWL eyes like with a concealer.

once you've covered your entire face with the foundation, just leave it alone
& then begin on your eye shadows,
because I'm so fair I need a lot of eyeshadow, deep brown color called BENGALI
it's completely MATTE, HIGHLY PIGMENTED, easy to shade from dark to light
when applied with A WET EYESHADOW BRUSH.
again, it's water soluble so, again, you can put it on thick/dark or thin/light

Matte Eyeshadow
I wear a color called "Bengazi" a dark brown (not this blue)
the eyeshadow will stay on for 2 days, even sleep in it, because of the eyeshadow base
I use a very light shade of brown, almost beige, above the dark brown BENGALI to contour,
then I apply BLACK eyeliner very thinly right at my lashline

sometimes I even wear false eyelashes, the little clumpettes.

OK. next comes the BLUSH
again it's NARS because of it's high pigmentation a little goes a long long way, you will have to
test apply until you find the exact right amount for yourself.
  • this shade is called ORGASM, (I know!), but it is very special,
  • it has a bit of glistening to it, but I guarantee you it looks good on EVERYONE.
  • OR. you decide your shade

  • I love this stuff and I've never worn powder in my life.
  • but with foundation you need it, also it dims down the blusher shade a bit
  • apply over your entire face even under your eyes up next to your eyeliner on the bottom lashes.
  • Main Image - NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder
  • NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder sets foundation, controls oil and smoothes the texture of your skin while giving it a soft-focus finish. Infused with hyaluronic acid bonded powder, the non-drying, innovative formula visibly blurs the appearance of fine lines and pores while wearing comfortably all day. Photochromic technology keeps your skin looking naturally polished in every source of light.
    How to use: Use alone or to set foundation and concealer. If using a brush, dip into the powder then tap off the excess powder. Apply to the face using circular motions starting in the center of your face to absorb shine and working your way out until blended. If using a puff, dip it into the powder then tap off the excess powder. Apply by pressing and rolling the puff onto the skin.

  • then do your eyebrows AFTER THE POWDER
NEXT, dot a tiny bit of eye creme IF YOU NEED IT under your eye on top of the powder.

then SPRAY ROSE WATER lightly on your face.
this is what I use, it's totally awesome
it gives you the most stunning finish you've ever seen,
& believe me, it lasts ALL  DAY,  ALL DAY !!!

use makeup brushes for all of this, 
except the foundation - 
that's the moist sponge you

with brushes you get a beautiful finish that is easily blended.
wet sponge, wet brushes, water soluble NARS PRODUCTS

a small spray bottle is under $10

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, 4 oz.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Family Portrait

my daughter, Vanessa, just sent me this pic of my little 3 1/2 year old grandson,
as he walks the path around the little pond.

she was out for the day photographing the Texas Bluebonnet fields
& stopped in one of our parks so Colt could run around a bit.

he's blond, blue-eyed, fair skinned = just like ME
& a little rascal X10.

I love love love him so much.

couldn't wait to share.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Worth New York - I'm IN !!

this beautiful montage was posted to InstaGram by the President of Worth NY
Kelly Collins
whom I had the pleasure of meeting in person week before last.
she's pretty awesome, her personality is like a firecracker - 
she presented the summer collection to all of us stylists, holding up everything on herself like paperdolls, trying on a dress over HER dress.
so cute, and she is FAST FAST FAST

this is just to tell anyone out there if you want anything from Worth NY, and you don't have a stylist, please let me know.
the collections are beautiful, fashion forward apparel with a lot of good vibe,
in about the price point of Lafayette...

anything you order will be shipped the next business day and, guess what, 
you're not charged until the shipping department has your garments packaged up.

Some Enchanted Evening ❤️ (at Uptown Houston)

just FYI, that sequined skirt is wonderful X10


Monday, March 20, 2017


“  Château de Courances

part of my holiday this year will be to visit this beautiful, historical chateau not too far from Paris.

the spectacular Chateau de Courances 
& the gardens.

this has been on The Bucket List for quite a while and when travelling with my late husband,
though he wanted to see it too, with his schedule and appointments for fine dining we
didn't make it.

now is the perfect time as there will be ladies who appreciate the architecture, built in the 1600's
(amazing, isn't it !!! ),
& the pools & gardens.
& we'll be able to dilly-dally, no rush, no hurry, just studying at our leisure.

the final destination is, of course, Italy.

but Chateau de Courances, the Texas Ladies are coming for a visit and we are thrilled.

please let me know if you've been there ????

yes yes yes, I've been MIA in the blog world for awhile,
lots of new stuff going on in Houston
& I've decided it's time to go out again (with a gentleman).
time to get back in it !!

to all my readers

Monday, March 13, 2017

LAST CALL for the Chloe "Faye" Lookalike Bag wiith LOGO

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the last one
the Chloe "Faye" Handbag is identical to this one

about 8" x 10"
beautiful chain loop, snap closure, shoulder strap
this bag can go anywhere 

to purchase, go to left sidebar and look for payment link
which says "Suede/Leather Handbag"

a STEAL, believe me.

we have a purple without LOGO

but all the other colors are SOLD OUT




above, CHANEL RESORT 2017

below, WORTH New York Summer 2017
the same fabric mill in Italy made both.

This jacket is a show-stopper, no question. It has the iconic lines of the open-front, no-collar style. So it's the fabric that's game-changing. Varied yarns are interwoven with chiffon to create a textural stripe. And the edges are trimmed in a multi-color braid. Fabulous.

cotton with poly


above, WORTH New York Jacket
pink or yellow
This is how you give the classic-chic collarless jacket a modern update: do it in a gutsy tweed boucle that's as soft as a sweater, and trim it with tufted fringe in a contrasting color. Flat, shiny buttons complete the effect.
wool & polyamide

above, Chanel Resort 2017
cannot even imagine the price
below, WORTH New York's Black Sequin Skirt
Sequins on Silk, lined 
Sizes 4, 6 , 8 available ships 3/31
the garment will be recut as it was a best seller
looks like 1 Million $

let me know if you're interested in ANYTHING FROM WORTH,
as I've joined their group of excited to be able to work with such
a great organization making beautiful apparel.
met the President, Kelly Collins, last week - she is a ball of energy and inspiration.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In LOVE with this skirt !!!

OK, guys, you know when you find something you cannot live without?

well, for me, right's this skirt !!

WORTH New York
my new position as a Worth Stylist !!!!

the skirt also comes in a coffee color, it's just as beautiful
ships May 31st
your credit card is not charged until item ships.

let me know what size & I'll let you know if it's available,
size 0 already SOLD OUT.
Worth New York: