Middle Aged Beauty Queen

I Have Been Beyond Busy! What are You Up To?

Posted on: December 5, 2012

While commenting on one of my favorite blogs, BeautyObsessed tonight I realized there was quite a bit I needed to update here.

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First off, No Repeat November Challenge! Yes, I participated. The idea was to go for the month of November without repeating any make up products. Since I only have a couple mascara & foundations this applied mostly to blush, eyeshadow and lipstick, for me. And of course nail polish, that was not a problem.
Each day as I did my make up I would put what I used in an empty Glossybox on my counter. That’s the picture above. At the end of the month I had 2 boxes overflowing. I was glad to see this challenge come to an end because I did not like my make up in boxes, on the counter. I like it put away. So I was happy on Saturday morning December 1st to put everything away. Nice and neat, that’s how I like it.😘

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What I learned from this exercise is how much I love my Burberry eyeshadow in Rosewood,on the left, and my Dallas bronzer from Benefit. I found myself more than once wanting to reach for them again, but I was a good girl. Funny but I’ve hit pan on both of these items! The No Repeat November Challenge was the brain child of Lauren at Red Head PHD I want to thank Lauren for including me in this exercise. It was nice to have something different to do, and some of my friends participated as well, so it was a fun little challenge and I learned something, which is always a good thing.

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I did buy a ZoyaDream Box. This was on sale for $20, free shipping. I ordered one of their pre-made boxes which includes Edyta, Daul and Fei Fei. I am giving this box to my son’s girlfriend for Christmas. During Thanksgiving she pulled me aside and asked me to help her with her nails. I think she will love these colors and I think she will really appreciate this box.

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I’ve also gone a little Deborah Lippmann crazy! Nordstrom had a great special, buy 2 get 1 free for DL polish. I bought On the Beach, which I blogged yesterday and Mermaid’s Dream. For the free polish I picked up another Mermaid’s Dream for my beautiful friend Diana. I knew she didn’t have Mermaid’s Dream, and I honestly think we are the last 2 on the planet to have this polish. I see why everyone is crazy about it. It is so, so pretty!

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While surfing around the Internet I came across this Deborah Lippmann called Sweet Dreams. I fell in love with it and bought it from HSN. Not my most favorite place to shop but I felt the price was reasonable and shipping was fast.😄

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Then of course Julep has been having Great Flash Sales and One Day Only bargains. If you havent gone to their website to register, use the link and register, then you can be a part of these sales. I get an email from them every morning and they are pulling out all their best right now. I honestly think this is the best time to buy Julep nail polish. So I bought Alfre, a pretty purple-y metallic polish. I haven’t used it yet but I’ve been wanting this one for a while now. The real reason I bought the polish, along with some other goodies?

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This phone case was free with my order. My dad thinks I had it special made for me, it does fit me though! 💅 I love it and I’m loving my new phone. I got the phone for free when I extended my contract with Sprint.
Also, I participated in the Bloggers Secret Santa, which I will tell you more about, soon. AND, from BeautyObsessed I won a Make Up Forever Giveaway. I’ll definetly tell you about that when I receive.
I haven’t told you about the new Venique that was sent to me for review or the Rescue Beauty Lounge polish I purchased. I will, soon. There might also be some CHANEL involved. 😄
Shwooooo…. I think that’s all, let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to!
💅As always, thanks for stopping by.. ( I know there are typos, I promise to fix tomorrow )

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