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Laura Geller Baked Blush N Brighten Dupe

Happy Sunday! Being a snowy day today, I went shopping. I had to make my second Ulta trip this week because I needed to pick up something for my co-worker. Months ago I got a Laura Gellar Baked Blush N Brighten in Tropic Hues from Ipsy.  I really like the color and was contemplating buying a full size which is $28.  I have a 20% off coupon for my entire purchase that I’m holding out buying anything until I have a ton of stuff to buy. Since I’m a platinum rewards member at Ulta, my 20% off coupon works for prestige brands.  Anywho, I was looking at some clearance items and found the almost exact color by Palladio. I’m guessing Ulta won’t be carrying this line any longer since everything was on clearance.  I do see they carry this at Sally Beauty Palladio Herbal Baked Blush in Blushin’ for $6.99.  I paid $1.79 at Ulta.  I was able to compare the two colors at the store.

Holy cow!  They are almost identical. The swatch looks a wee bit different, but they look the same on.

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Such a pretty peachy color

This is such a nice color on my pasty white skin.

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Still have Bell’s palsy so no smile and a half assed make up job.

 

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Bell’s Palsy Update

Well it’s been a week since I came down with Bell’s palsy. It sucks big time.  My eye will barely close and I’m having a hard time eating.

I found out you really don’t want to eat caramel when half your face is paralyzed. Damn you vendors for bringing in Christmas goodies.

On the up side, I now know what I would look like if I got Botox, uh, give me back my wrinkles and my smile please.palsy-12-1-16

Thanksgiving-Mine sucked

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of my American friends. Mine was not good.  Thirty minutes before our guests arrived, I came down with Bell’s Palsy.  I had this 12 years ago.   The left side of my face is paralyzed.  There is no known cause, and I’m on medication that will help it to get better. The last time I had this it took over a month to get back to normal.

My wonderful husband made such a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, and I couldn’t hardly taste any of it.  We called my doctor three times, but he had his phone turned off. Luckily the emergency room at the local hospital wasn’t crowded, and we were out within a half hour after arriving.

The worst thing is my left eye doesn’t really blink, so my eye is super dry.  I’m putting eye drops in constantly. I have to tape my eye shut at night to keep it from drying out.  While it doesn’t hurt, it’s difficult to eat and drink. Plus my vision in my left eye is blurry.

The chocolate shake did help a bit.