Archive | December 2014

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.



I have thoroughly enjoyed having the past five days in a row off.  It was nice spending quality time with the family, cleaning the basement, watching too much HGTV, you get the picture. I was looking for some websites to try on a different hair color and came across  OMG! I must have wasted over two hours tweaking myself. Let me rephrase that last statement, I downloaded a head shot and played with make up for two hours.  Of course I noticed I now have a dent on my forehead. Yikes! I opened my car door and smacked the crap out of my head a few weeks ago.  It barely bled, so I was surprised to see a scar. Oh well, scars add character right???? It’s a good thing I wear bangs.

The really cool thing about this site is that it has an anti-aging tab along with the usual hair and make-up colors.  You could alter your appearance via a virtual nose job, jaw contouring, face lift, etc.  It was way cool.  I kept showing my husband “look, here’s me at 35” I’m 55 so it was really cool seeing my younger self.  Check out the link below.  Have fun!

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil-Review

I received a full size Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil in one of my packages.  This is the best all-around highlighting product I have ever used.  I’ve been wearing make up for ages, and am always on the lookout for a great highlighter.  The Chella pencil I received in Ivory is for fair skin. It’s a matte finish and works great on concealing blemishes. I use it above my eyes and also as a highlight color under my brows.

Chella Ivory Lace-highlighter-pencilAs I’ve gotten older my nose has gotten bigger, along with my ears, which blows. I put a thin line down the center of my nose, and blend to make it look thinner.  It works great. The Chella website is not up, but you can buy the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil at and  I’ve put links below. I’ve also included a short tutorial on the pencil that shows you ten different ways to use it.  The cost is $18, but well worth the price. I’ve used mine every day for the past few months, and still have half of it left.  The pencil is a creamy consistency, but stays put once you have it on.


A Little Christmas Cheer

Happy holidays to everyone!  Christmas is less than one week away.  Here is what I am hoping for Christmas this year.  Can people just stop with the daily “selfies” already.  We have become such a narcissistic society.  Do people forget what they look like from day to day?  Do their looks change every day? I don’t get it.  Maybe I’m just too old school, or wait not insanely vain.  I use to laugh when I would get my mother’s annual Christmas card with a photo of herself inside.  I would call her up to ask her if she thought I had forgotten what she looked like.  Needless to say, mom was very vain.

Politics have gotten so ugly lately.  I don’t have the same political views as some of my siblings, and my brother is going off the deep end with his.  I may not like his views, but I don’t rant and rave whenever I talk to him on the phone like he does with me. I just tell him we’ll agree to disagree, I think he just likes to argue, which is kind of sad.

I think deep down we all want the same things.  A decent job, good schools, healthy children and a planet that will be here for years to come.  I wish big money would get the hell out of politics.  Women’s rights are being trampled day by day.  I hope in my lifetime I will earn the same as a man for doing the same job.  Is that too much to ask?  I do wish people would take responsibility for their own actions.  I get so sick of people whining about everything being someone else’s fault.  Here’s a news flash for you, get up off your ass and change your life.  No one is going to do it for you.

I’ve decided that 2015 is going to be a great year for me and my family.  2014 was pretty good, but I’m going to be a better wife, mother and friend going forward.  Life is too short to not be happy.Christmas 2014

You know I hate to brag, but……….

I must be doing something right if someone 10 years younger than me is asking for anti-aging advice. I do love helping others.  It’s all about good skin care, and in my case getting rid of some of my massive inventory of Ipsy goodies! How many primers do I need anyway?Republican vice presidential candidate Palin blows a kiss to her family during her address at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul Oh and don’t be too skinny, it really ages you.

P.S. I’m not a fan of Sarah Palin, but I thought this was funny.

Galaxy Chic Baked Eye shadow by Cosmetics in Asteroid-Review

Having had an subscription for over two years, I’ve gotten a ton of stuff.  I got the above referenced eye shadow last year.  I only use it on the weekends when I really want my blue eyes to stand out.  I wear glasses so every little bit helps. It is the most beautiful bronzy shade I have ever seen.  It has flecks of blue in a bronze base.  I went to the company website today to get pricing, and they only sell it in a palette of 18 shades.  The price is right, at only $7.95 for the palette.  Well I don’t need 18 more eye shadows, so I found it on EBay, and I’m bidding on it right now. Dang, if I had only known I wouldn’t be able to find it again I would have bought more last year. This is what happens when you have so much flipping make up like me.  I can’t help it.  I love trying new things, and hate to throw stuff out in case I might use it someday.  That was how I discovered Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil.  I had gotten it in one of my Ipsy bags, and used it for a rash I had on my face.  Not only did the Argan Oil clear up my rash, but my skin looks amazing now.

I think I need to start using all of the Ipsy stuff more often. Here are some photos of how awesome this eye shadow color is. If anyone knows of a similar color, please comment below.  Oh and I know my brows need some help.  They are blonde, and a bit sparse, but I’m working what I got. Galaxy Chic Baked Eye Shadow 12-14-14 Galaxy Chic Baked Eye Shadow 12-14-14.jpg-AsteroidHopefully I’m not heading to Joan Crawford town with my brows.  Plus I’m basically blind without my glasses, so I’m thinking it may be time for one of those handy dandy magnifying mirrors. Man it’s hell getting old. Thanks!Galaxy Chic Baked Eye Shadow 12-14-14.jpg-Eyes open