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Our threads, "Paging PerriTwin1" and "Paging Bljed" have been poofed... so, I'm starting a new one, "Paging SilentDance".

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bljed1417090109.757216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

Hi SilentDance- Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! I'm soon off to where there are 10+" of snow on the ground! A white Thanksgiving this year!

The EL gloss set isn't terribly appealing to me because I have so much new stuff. However I do love those mini sizes and like their gloss formula a lot. As for Candy Clown we both know anything will compliment it as its the best 'goes with everything' type shade. LOL

I don't use a separate eye cream….I just use my spf PC moisturizer all over including under my eyes. I don't have trouble with under eye smudging. I do think it can be an issue for you because you have to figure if you are putting a cream onto the skin it can migrate to the liner. Perhaps its too emollient?

My issue has been the constant transferring of liner on the right eye only. Last week I used the Trish powder liner and it even did it then. I was shocked. Looks like gel or liquid would be the only formulas where I would not get that occurring BUT I have trouble applying them and they don't give me the softer look I prefer. I think I'm just going to have to live with it and wipe it off when it occurs. I find that if I wipe if off it doesn't re-occur. For some reason its that initial time when I think there is simply more liner (its thicker) to transfer.

Great with the Dolly palette. I also liked it and almost purchased. Forgot to check it in person but watched a video review. I think it has black eyeliner? I wish they would not do black liner in so many kits.

Ok, so I've been busy lately with purchases. I just received the BM TSV!!! I love the look of all of it. It was so overcast here the past 2 days I could not get a great idea of the lipstick but it seemed to be a nice everyday shade. I think there is enough pink in it for me. I need to look at it outside in full sun to be sure. Lighting with shades like that can be SO tricky. I'm going to wear the kit today. Actually really like the deep brown liner a lot too. I think the illuminator will be good. While its 'gold' its not the deeper really yellow gold….its softer and more a beige gold. I think….

Also purchased from Sephora the JM Argan Dreams color collection. I'm going to try mixing that illuminator with her body butter. The Rose gold shadow looks so pretty. The Inifinity lip tint is a nice pink. Somehow I feel the shadow and pink lip tint look more summery. I got this great bag of samples-a rare thing these days along with the JM 500 point kit. I had gone into the store but they were out of it and onto a Smashbox one so I went home and ordered what I wanted because it was still in stock online.

The last thing is the Clarins lip crayon in Plum. This is very nice. I really like their crayons. Feel so nice and the Plum is a pop of sheer color. My favorite look is some color but with a bit of sheen. Finding it more youthful.

Last week I ended up returning the Trish crayon kit. I tried working with them and it was NOT worth the $60 as I could only wear the Rose on the cheeks. It made a nice blush but was not the best look for my lips. I also did not care for the taste and feel of them on my lips. THere are many superior products out there. The other 2 shades I did not like at all.

Oh also got an Hourglass blush that I have yet to try. It doesn't seem to be one with shimmer in it. I am in need of a quick blush for work mornings. i love the Pink Escape gelee blush in the kit I got but the container is about the size of a nickel. I don't know how I'm going to apply this. I cannot get my stippling brush in it properly. Any ideas?

I hope you like the apple crisp. I made pumpkin pie which is simple. No Dutch oven yet. I put it on my wish list. I have a 4 quart but would love the 6 quart.

So you saw the auto deliveries for the latest BM TSV? I love the look of the next one. The July may be a pass for me and I'm not sure about the next Oct. I also have the auto delivery for the one provious with the foundation-which I am liking.

I will probably do some casual shopping tomorrow….little deals at Sephora don't interest me. I did see one with the JM hand cream that might be nice to have. For some odd reason I'm still drooling over the iT Cosmetics matte palette (the first one). I think slight shimmer/sheen might be prettier so I need to RESIST. LOL

SilentDance1417483160.08714867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 11/27/2014 bljed said:

Hi SilentDance- Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! I'm soon off to where there are 10+" of snow on the ground! A white Thanksgiving this year!

---Only 10"? I hope you had a great time. I hate the snow and the winter and I am dreading it.

The EL gloss set isn't terribly appealing to me because I have so much new stuff. However I do love those mini sizes and like their gloss formula a lot. As for Candy Clown we both know anything will compliment it as its the best 'goes with everything' type shade. LOL

--It doesn't have candy clown but still wasn't a sell for me.

I don't use a separate eye cream….I just use my spf PC moisturizer all over including under my eyes. I don't have trouble with under eye smudging. I do think it can be an issue for you because you have to figure if you are putting a cream onto the skin it can migrate to the liner. Perhaps its too emollient?

--That could definitely be a problem as I know it's for me. I use shiseido at night which is very emollient and nothing in morning otherwise my eyes are a mess.

My issue has been the constant transferring of liner on the right eye only. Last week I used the Trish powder liner and it even did it then. I was shocked. Looks like gel or liquid would be the only formulas where I would not get that occurring BUT I have trouble applying them and they don't give me the softer look I prefer. I think I'm just going to have to live with it and wipe it off when it occurs. I find that if I wipe if off it doesn't re-occur. For some reason its that initial time when I think there is simply more liner (its thicker) to transfer.

--Maybe application? I remember I had problem with tm liners until I applied differently. I am righty and my left eye always come out better.

Great with the Dolly palette. I also liked it and almost purchased. Forgot to check it in person but watched a video review. I think it has black eyeliner? I wish they would not do black liner in so many kits.

--It's $29.00 on sale at Sephora now. Wow better than my 20% off deal. I love it so I can forgive Sephora. lol

--Glad you like the BM TSV. It's really is very nice and the luminizer although beigey just doesn't show up that way. I will decide on the next three since I am building quite a collection now and not sure how much I need.

--I purchased BM The Big Top for only $49.00 ($79.00) and Star of the show for $38.00 ($54.00) and also got a LG Flawless in a flash kit for $19.00. Those were for me from black friday Macys on line. Purchased some Loccitane stuff and picked up the kits for $15.00 for kits.

Also purchased from Sephora the JM Argan Dreams color collection. I'm going to try mixing that illuminator with her body butter. The Rose gold shadow looks so pretty. The Inifinity lip tint is a nice pink. Somehow I feel the shadow and pink lip tint look more summery. I got this great bag of samples-a rare thing these days along with the JM 500 point kit. I had gone into the store but they were out of it and onto a Smashbox one so I went home and ordered what I wanted because it was still in stock online.

--Very Nice. There were some good kits this year.

The last thing is the Clarins lip crayon in Plum. This is very nice. I really like their crayons. Feel so nice and the Plum is a pop of sheer color. My favorite look is some color but with a bit of sheen. Finding it more youthful.

--I need to look at these. I am really liking lip crayons these days.

Last week I ended up returning the Trish crayon kit. I tried working with them and it was NOT worth the $60 as I could only wear the Rose on the cheeks. It made a nice blush but was not the best look for my lips. I also did not care for the taste and feel of them on my lips. THere are many superior products out there. The other 2 shades I did not like at all.

--I think the Perfect Pink shade would have been best for you. The nude is ok but you wouldn't like it and I didn't care for the other shades. I think its best to return then to keep stuff. I wish I would follow my own advice.

Oh also got an Hourglass blush that I have yet to try. It doesn't seem to be one with shimmer in it. I am in need of a quick blush for work mornings. i love the Pink Escape gelee blush in the kit I got but the container is about the size of a nickel. I don't know how I'm going to apply this. I cannot get my stippling brush in it properly. Any ideas?

--Let me know how you like the blush. I've only tried their luminizer products but didn't care for them. I saw a blogger with blush and it looked pretty. Can you remove it from the compact? I bought the Z thing from Sephora but yet to try. Maybe if you remove it and place it in another compact with a magnet or something else? Otherwise I guess a finger might be best?

I hope you like the apple crisp. I made pumpkin pie which is simple. No Dutch oven yet. I put it on my wish list. I have a 4 quart but would love the 6 quart.

--Never made it. A guest brought an apple pie so I decided to try it another time.

So you saw the auto deliveries for the latest BM TSV? I love the look of the next one. The July may be a pass for me and I'm not sure about the next Oct. I also have the auto delivery for the one provious with the foundation-which I am liking

--Briefly and I am loving the cases too.

I will probably do some casual shopping tomorrow….little deals at Sephora don't interest me. I did see one with the JM hand cream that might be nice to have. For some odd reason I'm still drooling over the iT Cosmetics matte palette (the first one). I think slight shimmer/sheen might be prettier so I need to RESIST. LOL

--I got the nest rollerballs and something else I can't remember. I have boxes from Macys sitting on floor and will get to them when I sign off.

---Saw this and copied it because I new it would be gone after GF posted:

Doll 10 4 Piece Lip Rouge Collection

Edited: It won't let me paste the picture. :(

Last edited on 12/1/2014


bljed1417566021.6577216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

Hi SilentDance- I got sick and could not BF shop. I did see online that EL had the glosses and quite frankly I did like the shades! Just did not feel like ordering them. I will check out the Dolly on sale. My only gripe is that darn cardboard box style packaging.

-I purchased BM The Big Top for only $49.00 ($79.00) and Star of the show for $38.00 ($54.00) and also got a LG Flawless in a flash kit for $19.00. Those were for me from black friday Macys on line. Purchased some Loccitane stuff and picked up the kits for $15.00 for kits.

Wow you're getting quite a BM stash. I really do like the last TSV. Haven't officially worn the lipstick or luminizer but loved the other products. The liner worked out ok and there was little transferring. I wish the kit was pressed but what can you do? I always thought the line had such gorgeous shades and the finished on those two shades is very pretty. Just hate the mess.

I gave the HourGlass blush a test run and it is nice. The only thing is that its looking at like my new BM blush. First impression anyhow. I will have to swatch them. Also had to be careful because its easy for me to overdo that shade. I have the Luminous Flush and I don't see any shimmer at all. It was my favorite shade.

http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/2014/03/hourglass-ambient-lighting-blush.html

As for the tiny JM cheek gelee I don't know about taking it out of the glass jar. When I tried to use my finger it all ended up under my finger nail. I will have to play with it because I think its my favorite shade.

--I got the nest rollerballs and something else I can't remember. I have boxes from Macys sitting on floor and will get to them when I sign off.

Sounds like you've done some good shopping! I was starting to feel like I should hold back on myself as I have gifts to purchase. The difficult thing is that there are just some good deals out there. I decided to order a JM argan milk from her website during the 25% off sale and the huge tub of argan body butter unscented from qvc. I am nearly out of the unscented large jar I bought last winter. These items are HG for me so I figured why not buy with the better prices.

I appreciate your attempt at posting the Doll 10 lipstick photo. I did happen to see it when it was posted. I'm going to hold off and use what I have. I bought quite a few new lipsticks this fall which I needed but feel its enough for now. My big regret was the Aerin lipstick. Ended up not especially liking the shade or taste/fragrance so much.

Have you seen any LG shows? Remember that large holiday makeup collection?

Edited to add. have the Dolly palette in my cart. Feeling a tad uncertain about the blush. Is it s deeper mauve shade? I'm wondering if it will be good for fair skin also? Would appreciate your thoughts.

Last edited on 12/2/2014

bljed1417997523.857216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

Hi SilentDance- just wanted to show you this pretty Spring (yes I said spring, LOL) collection. Love the shadows but am not sure how much use I'd get out of the greens. anyhow its already up for sale on the Macys website!

http://www.reallyree.com/2014/11/clarins-spring-2015-garden-escape-makeup.html

Hope you are enjoying the holidays and not getting too frantic.

SilentDance1418435869.37314867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 12/7/2014 bljed said:

Hi SilentDance- just wanted to show you this pretty Spring (yes I said spring, LOL) collection. Love the shadows but am not sure how much use I'd get out of the greens. anyhow its already up for sale on the Macys website!

http://www.reallyree.com/2014/11/clarins-spring-2015-garden-escape-makeup.html

Hope you are enjoying the holidays and not getting too frantic.

Hi bljed,

How are you? No, not frantic just exhausted from painting and clean up. Unfortunately, I have to do it when I get a break and the break is during the holidays. By 1/1 I should be able to sit back and relax. I do have my kitchen and the bathrooms to paint but those are weekend projects that don't take too much time.

I haven't been impressed with any makeup lately and still didn't try out my new BM stuff, but I have to say that the Clarins looks really nice especially those eye shadows---all wearable and so pretty.I can't believe it's up at Macys already. My bedroom is a mess with gifts to be wrapped. Well not wrapped because back in Xmas in July I purchased the collection of bags the Q offered and I am so glad I did since it will make my life easier. Anyway, my new BM makeup is sitting somewhere and I will eventually try it out.

:)


SilentDance1418437014.6614867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 12/2/2014 bljed said:

Hi SilentDance- I got sick and could not BF shop. I did see online that EL had the glosses and quite frankly I did like the shades! Just did not feel like ordering them. I will check out the Dolly on sale. My only gripe is that darn cardboard box style packaging.

-I purchased BM The Big Top for only $49.00 ($79.00) and Star of the show for $38.00 ($54.00) and also got a LG Flawless in a flash kit for $19.00. Those were for me from black friday Macys on line. Purchased some Loccitane stuff and picked up the kits for $15.00 for kits.

Wow you're getting quite a BM stash. I really do like the last TSV. Haven't officially worn the lipstick or luminizer but loved the other products. The liner worked out ok and there was little transferring. I wish the kit was pressed but what can you do? I always thought the line had such gorgeous shades and the finished on those two shades is very pretty. Just hate the mess.

-----Yes, accumulating too much. I'm not sure about the Big Top collection since it looks sort of bright to me. I may return without even trying.

I gave the HourGlass blush a test run and it is nice. The only thing is that its looking at like my new BM blush. First impression anyhow. I will have to swatch them. Also had to be careful because its easy for me to overdo that shade. I have the Luminous Flush and I don't see any shimmer at all. It was my favorite shade.

http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/2014/03/hourglass-ambient-lighting-blush.html

------Are you still liking it? It's so hard to find anything without shimmer and some that don't have shimmer are dull so having one without shimmer that you like is great.

As for the tiny JM cheek gelee I don't know about taking it out of the glass jar. When I tried to use my finger it all ended up under my finger nail. I will have to play with it because I think its my favorite shade.

-----okay, now I remember what it looks like. Shiseido supplies little plastic like spoons with their eye cream and that's what you can use. The sterile cotton applicators might be a good idea to take it out and then dot on cheeks.

Sounds like you've done some good shopping! I was starting to feel like I should hold back on myself as I have gifts to purchase. The difficult thing is that there are just some good deals out there. I decided to order a JM argan milk from her website during the 25% off sale and the huge tub of argan body butter unscented from qvc. I am nearly out of the unscented large jar I bought last winter. These items are HG for me so I figured why not buy with the better prices.

---I shopped but never got to play with anything. I agree that it's worth it to buy at the best sale. I make the same mistake every year and buy things and better things come along and I end up with an excess of small gifts I was planning to give. It pays to stock up on HG products.

I appreciate your attempt at posting the Doll 10 lipstick photo. I did happen to see it when it was posted. I'm going to hold off and use what I have. I bought quite a few new lipsticks this fall which I needed but feel its enough for now. My big regret was the Aerin lipstick. Ended up not especially liking the shade or taste/fragrance so much.

----I wonder if they were every shown? My big regret was the Too Faced Melteds...a lot of hype and the shades are ugly. I could have done without the purchas.

Have you seen any LG shows? Remember that large holiday makeup collection?

--I have barely watched any TV. I did see the TSV today and was underwhelmed by it. I have a blush in the small kit I got from Macys on BF. I have been wanting to try a blush from her line so I feel that is enough. The lipstick shade on the TSV is not good IMO.

Edited to add. have the Dolly palette in my cart. Feeling a tad uncertain about the blush. Is it s deeper mauve shade? I'm wondering if it will be good for fair skin also? Would appreciate your thoughts.

---Most of the best reviews are from fair tones. I love the shade and it's not dark. That's my favorite kit at the moment. and the makeup that I reach for most of the time. It's one stop shopping for me.

:)


bljed1418525659.7677216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

bljed,

How are you? No, not frantic just exhausted from painting and clean up. Unfortunately, I have to do it when I get a break and the break is during the holidays. By 1/1 I should be able to sit back and relax. I do have my kitchen and the bathrooms to paint but those are weekend projects that don't take too much time.

+++Eh, ok. My dog is been quite sick all week. I'm worried but we don't yet know what is wrong with him. {#emotions_dlg.crying}

++Paining is on my to do list for next spring. There is always a project around here. LOL

I haven't been impressed with any makeup lately and still didn't try out my new BM stuff, but I have to say that the Clarins looks really nice especially those eye shadows---all wearable and so pretty.I can't believe it's up at Macys already. My bedroom is a mess with gifts to be wrapped. Well not wrapped because back in Xmas in July I purchased the collection of bags the Q offered and I am so glad I did since it will make my life easier. Anyway, my new BM makeup is sitting somewhere and I will eventually try it out.

++I love that Clarins collection and will seriously consider it. Today I wore the 3 dot liner and like how it holds like iron all day. Its basically just liquid liner but goes on so thin that it doesn't give that more obvious line that can look a bit too much. Love the Pink Magnolia lipstick I bought!

-----Yes, accumulating too much. I'm not sure about the Big Top collection since it looks sort of bright to me. I may return without even trying.

The thing about BM is that its impossible to tell how the shades look on the skin vs in the pots.

------Are you still liking it? It's so hard to find anything without shimmer and some that don't have shimmer are dull so having one without shimmer that you like is great

In regard to the HG blush no I don't like it as much. I'm noticing that it looks sort of flat and pulling tannish on me. I first thought well it adds some warmth but its not looking as nice to me because of all the beige in it. I will probably send it back.

----I wonder if they were every shown? My big regret was the Too Faced Melteds...a lot of hype and the shades are ugly. I could have done without the purchas

Tough not to have a few duds throughout the year. I just received this week this Doll 10 3 piece holiday kit. A very pretty pink blush, lipstick and champagne gloss. THe blush looks a bit luminous which I prefer over the HG. It also brightens me up more. I'm looking SUPER white lately so I noticed I have to be super careful with blush.

For the holiday season I've done pretty good. Purchased 2 Doll 10 kits and then replenished my Argan Milk and Body Butter. For any holiday dressing up I've only been grabbing my shadow sticks. I have found them so quick and easy to apply with the right amount of shimmer. I've been trying to refrain from buying any large shadow palettes because I don't tend to wear the powders as much. Had my eye on the iT matte one for a long while. Perhaps I'll just go with a Clarins collection for spring. We'll have to see what comes along. They do make pretty makeup!


SilentDance1419030003.24714867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 12/13/2014 bljed said:

bljed,

+++Eh, ok. My dog is been quite sick all week. I'm worried but we don't yet know what is wrong with him. {#emotions_dlg.crying}

--hi bljed. I hope the dog is okay. I know how worried you must be.

++Paining is on my to do list for next spring. There is always a project around here. LOL

---I'm sick of it now and will do the doors after christmas. I still need to hang curtains. There is not enough time in a night and weekend for what needs to be done.

In regard to the HG blush no I don't like it as much. I'm noticing that it looks sort of flat and pulling tannish on me. I first thought well it adds some warmth but its not looking as nice to me because of all the beige in it. I will probably send it back.

--Honestly, I was never impressed with any of the HG blushes. Three strikes and it was out for the line.

Tough not to have a few duds throughout the year. I just received this week this Doll 10 3 piece holiday kit. A very pretty pink blush, lipstick and champagne gloss. THe blush looks a bit luminous which I prefer over the HG. It also brightens me up more. I'm looking SUPER white lately so I noticed I have to be super careful with blush.

--Yes, I feel the same but if I don't wear enough I look washed out. The BM Dolly blush seems to be doing the trick for me. I've been wearing that kit every day for about two weeks. I feel like I never have time and it seems to be the easiest makeup to apply. I'm still loving the buxom eyeliner that came with it.

For the holiday season I've done pretty good. Purchased 2 Doll 10 kits and then replenished my Argan Milk and Body Butter. For any holiday dressing up I've only been grabbing my shadow sticks. I have found them so quick and easy to apply with the right amount of shimmer. I've been trying to refrain from buying any large shadow palettes because I don't tend to wear the powders as much. Had my eye on the iT matte one for a long while. Perhaps I'll just go with a Clarins collection for spring. We'll have to see what comes along. They do make pretty makeup!

--I think if you can get through the winter with what you have a nice purchase would be the Clarins. I haven't seen a palette with all wearable colors like that one in a while. Even though I love the BM Dolly it has one shade - gray in the shadow palette and it won't get used. Not bad since everything else is a hit.

--Haven't looked at anything but stuff for the house. I look at the make up I have and know its enough. I haven't touched any of the BM glosses I bought that I arranged in the Ulta train case. lol I reach for what is close. Not caring as much about makeup these days is a good and bad thing. Saving money on stuff I don't need is good, but I feel I am not as concerned as the appearance as I use to be which is not good. Not looking like a rag or anything, but there is room for improvement....

--I hope everything is okay and will check back soon for a reply.

:)



bljed1419043159.6837216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

--hi bljed. I hope the dog is okay. I know how worried you must be.

Hi, thanks. The dog seems to be back to himself but was ill for a good 1 1/2 weeks. Still not sure what caused it but I'm a bit worried it could happen again. The vet ran some tests and treated the symptoms but I have no idea what was wrong.

---I'm sick of it now and will do the doors after christmas. I still need to hang curtains. There is not enough time in a night and weekend for what needs to be done.

If you are doing your entire house, no that amount of time is not enough. I ned a full repaint here along with some new flooring in a couple of rooms and want to redo a bathroom. Its a list and I suppose things will eventually get done. I have also been waiting for the kids to get older before redoing some things.

--Honestly, I was never impressed with any of the HG blushes. Three strikes and it was out for the line.

The blush looks flat on me which is the opposite of what it is supposed to do. THe pink in it is too intense for my skin tone and then if I try to pick up less of the pink and more beige its flat. I am returning it tomorrow. Love the Doll 10 blush much more. Plus those JM cheek gelees look so natural and pretty.

All week I skipped my pm skincare. Skin looks/feels drier. I need to buckle down. Like yourself there is room for improvement and I need to step it up. I went through a spell of being extra busy for about 1 1/2 months and you just get tired.

I tried to purchase the Dolly palette after your last post but it was sold out. Today I bought the iT Naturally Pretty palette. I really like it. I hope I can work with it. This morning I watched a couple of youtube videos on eyeshadow application for hooded eyes. I really liked the look but then when I watched a second video this makeup artist did I was so overwhelmed by the enormous amount of makeup she was using not to mention TIME that I did not even finish it. I was feeling the need to rethink my application. I've been wearing the shadow stick with shimmer on the lid and a very soft matte shade under the brow. You cannot see the shimmer unless my eyes are closed I guess. I'm going to try her way and play with mattes. I can add a touch of the shimmer on the lid if I need. Here is the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDHsv6Fgies

I think she does a good job of showing what looks better on one eye than the other. I have so much less space between my brows and lid than she does but I'm finding the eye makeup continues to be a challenge.

-Haven't looked at anything but stuff for the house. I look at the make up I have and know its enough. I haven't touched any of the BM glosses I bought that I arranged in the Ulta train case. lol I reach for what is close. Not caring as much about makeup these days is a good and bad thing. Saving money on stuff I don't need is good, but I feel I am not as concerned as the appearance as I use to be which is not good. Not looking like a rag or anything, but there is room for improvement....

Sounds like the house and that work is keeping you occupied. I know you have a lot of nice makeup so its like taking a break from more purchases. You can enjoy what you have. I'm looking for a nice way to store my lip products. They are all in a large gwp bag on my vanity. I have to dig through it and of course forget what ends up on the bottom!!

I also received a nice LM holiday palette. Soft daytime shades.

For some reason I've been drooling over this palette of cool neutrals by Kat Von D.

http://www.sephora.com/innerstellar-eyeshadow-palette-P391755?icid2=homepage_editorspicks_121614_carousel_P391755_link

One of the reviews provides swatches and they look prettier than the Sephora photo. I kept telling myself if I just get it I won't buy another palette for a least a year. {#emotions_dlg.lol} Just wondering if the finishes and shades would truly be flattering enough and work for me with some of the hooded eye techniques I've seen.

Would love to try the Clarins lip oil. The Fresh totally is drying my lips out. I need to give it up and move on.

Nice to hear from you!

SilentDance1420242171.48314867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 12/19/2014 bljed said:

Hi, thanks. The dog seems to be back to himself but was ill for a good 1 1/2 weeks. Still not sure what caused it but I'm a bit worried it could happen again. The vet ran some tests and treated the symptoms but I have no idea what was wrong.

--Hi bljed, Happy New year! Good news about your pup, I hope he is still doing well. Maybe something he ate?

If you are doing your entire house, no that amount of time is not enough. I ned a full repaint here along with some new flooring in a couple of rooms and want to redo a bathroom. Its a list and I suppose things will eventually get done. I have also been waiting for the kids to get older before redoing some things.

--I am still not done but I am not going to get stressed by it. I haven't watched tv except some hallmark movies that I used for back noise. lol Either way it was a nice Christmas and I hope you had a nice one too! Any beauty products as gifts?

The blush looks flat on me which is the opposite of what it is supposed to do. THe pink in it is too intense for my skin tone and then if I try to pick up less of the pink and more beige its flat. I am returning it tomorrow. Love the Doll 10 blush much more. Plus those JM cheek gelees look so natural and pretty.

---The HG blush was flat on me too. I couldn't find one good thing to say about it and I tried 3 of them. When I get to a sephora I am going to look into the cheek gelees. I've been using the Buxom kit mostly every day since I received it--go figure. What I love in the kit most is the buxom liner. It doesn't smudge even though it's creamy. I was not going to make any more beauty purchases but Sephora had a kit with 3 of the liners and t mascaras for $29.00 and I picked it up. I am tossing all my liners except a few. They're old and some are new but dried out. Those lasting lines we purchased last year are a big disappointment for me. They're dried out and drag across my lid and I am getting rid of them. I have a drawer full of UDs that are going and anything over 2 years. I have been simplifying my life in other areas and the same will occur for makeup. Since I've gained weight and have just enough clothes to keep me going, I realized how i've cluttered my closets for no reason. I wear the same two or three pair of shoes due to comfort. Less is better and it took me many years to figure it out. Oh well.

All week I skipped my pm skincare. Skin looks/feels drier. I need to buckle down. Like yourself there is room for improvement and I need to step it up. I went through a spell of being extra busy for about 1 1/2 months and you just get tired.

---What is skincare? lol I've been using purity and that's it. I had no time for fussing but I do need to get into a routine. My nails are ruined from all the work I did and haven't seen polish for a while. I did get my haircut today, went much shorter and different style. I needed a change because I feel like a hot mess lately.

I tried to purchase the Dolly palette after your last post but it was sold out. Today I bought the iT Naturally Pretty palette. I really like it. I hope I can work with it. This morning I watched a couple of youtube videos on eyeshadow application for hooded eyes. I really liked the look but then when I watched a second video this makeup artist did I was so overwhelmed by the enormous amount of makeup she was using not to mention TIME that I did not even finish it.

---Too bad, I think you may have liked it, but I am glad you finally got the It palette and like it. I think the best bet is to avoid dark shades and the less shadow is better. I personally think the more makeup applied brings more attention to the issue. I also apply the liner as close to the lash line as possible. I also avoid shadow under the brow which tends to close up the eye more. Sometimes if I need a more finished look I will sweep a little highlighter under the brow but that's it. Sometimes when I am tired or feeling blah I feel my eyes look more hooded than usual. I got bangs today since it was going to be bangs or botox and bangs won out. lol http://www.listal.com/viewimage/422803h

I was feeling the need to rethink my application. I've been wearing the shadow stick with shimmer on the lid and a very soft matte shade under the brow. You cannot see the shimmer unless my eyes are closed I guess. I'm going to try her way and play with mattes. I can add a touch of the shimmer on the lid if I need. Here is the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDHsv6Fgies

---Yes, If I was to apply under the brow I would do it just like she did. The more shadow you bring toward the nose accentuates the hooded lid.

I think she does a good job of showing what looks better on one eye than the other. I have so much less space between my brows and lid than she does but I'm finding the eye makeup continues to be a challenge.

--I do too. I just find that less shadow is better and eyeliner is a must. lol I really love the Dolly blush for some reason it's like an instant lift for my face. Maybe they will sell it separately one day.

Sounds like the house and that work is keeping you occupied. I know you have a lot of nice makeup so its like taking a break from more purchases. You can enjoy what you have. I'm looking for a nice way to store my lip products. They are all in a large gwp bag on my vanity. I have to dig through it and of course forget what ends up on the bottom!!

--I purchased a few things for myself after christmas. The buxom "dare to stare" kit for $29.00. buxom 2 of a kind lipsticks and some Nest body lotions all with 20% off from the after xmas sale at Sephora. I have nest candles and received some for xmas and they are great so I wanted to try the body lotions.

I also received a nice LM holiday palette. Soft daytime shades.

--Sounds nice. She had some nice kits out this year and I was looking at a few.

For some reason I've been drooling over this palette of cool neutrals by Kat Von D.

http://www.sephora.com/innerstellar-eyeshadow-palette-P391755?icid2=homepage_editorspicks_121614_carousel_P391755_link

--That looks nice. The only thing about her palettes and it may have been corrected since I last bought is that her creams tend to be dry. Not sure if that kit has cream shadows but I would check it out in person. Otherwise that palette almost has a 5 star rating. Her shadows are really nice and never regretted purchasing her palettes.

One of the reviews provides swatches and they look prettier than the Sephora photo. I kept telling myself if I just get it I won't buy another palette for a least a year. {#emotions_dlg.lol} Just wondering if the finishes and shades would truly be flattering enough and work for me with some of the hooded eye techniques I've seen.

---They look on the shimmery side, you may want to check it out in person.

Would love to try the Clarins lip oil. The Fresh totally is drying my lips out. I need to give it up and move on.

--Cannot wear the Fresh too often and that is what happened to me last year when I started using it a lot. I have the same problem with Eos. Everyone raves about it but if used too often has the drying effect. I will check out the Clarins lip oil, it sounds like a good product for dryness. How are you making out with the clarins purchases you made a while back. Oh, I almost forgot, the Spring palettes that are available now-did you see them in person?

Nice to hear from you!

---Thanks and I hope all is well with you. I miss talking beauty with you. No one I know has this interest like we do.

:)


bljed1420247467.997216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

--Hi bljed, Happy New year! Good news about your pup, I hope he is still doing well. Maybe something he ate?

Hi SilentDance- Happy New year to you as well! My pup is still fine. Not sure what made him so sick.

I did get some Clarins lip products for gifts. I got the lip oil and really like it. I wish the bottle was bigger!! I also was given the set of 3 tube glosses which are really nice and I am using.

What lasting lines are you referring to that we purchased last year? I cannot recall. I too have been using my BM liners lately. I also have come to love the Clarins 3 dot liner. It gives me a similar look to the Trish gel liner but its much easier to apply and I think a bit more definition. Haven't seen the Clarins spring line in the store because I haven't been shopping. I am very interested in it. I also noticed a couple of other lines including Lancomes new spring palette are featuring a green shade. It seems like green will be one of the shadow shades for the spring.

Good idea for you to check out the cheek gelees in store. You really need to swatch them because they go on more sheer than in the pots. A stippling brush is the way to go to apply them.

Today I received a JM order. Got the Model Citizen duo on sale/ body butter and oil. Also got a little travel size duo of the radiance hair serum and oil which I LOVE. Oh for Christmas I was also given her argan dreams skincare kit. I think the creamy infinity oil is working well for chapped lips.

--I do too. I just find that less shadow is better and eyeliner is a must. lol I really love the Dolly blush for some reason it's like an instant lift for my face. Maybe they will sell it separately one day.

I don't ever like to wear eyeliner without eyeshadow so I'm always thinking I need to put a little something on. I guess that the crease shade should be more mid tone rather than too light because it will make the hooded area appear to recede. I've seen some women with hooded, puffy eyes that area wearing light shimmery shades all over to the brow and it really brings attention to the puffiness etc. I agree about the liner and I'm big into experimenting with mascara. Lately I've been wearing one in Sapphire blue by Almay for blue eyes. It gives me some decent lashes that don't smudge. It doesn't look 'blue' but softer than black.

Looks like iT cosmetics is going to have a new mascara out 1/4. Saw it in an Ulta ad. Might like to try that along with their brow pencil at some point. Still working on ybf. The Stila turned out to be awful.

Talked myself out of the KVD palette. Probably more colorful that I would feel comfortable wearing. Also liking Clarins makeup right now.

Getting a hair cut can feel so good and a nice change. I like the long bangs. Do you have that entire layered cut or were you just showing me the bangs you got?

My haircut is like this. A long bob, a bit longer in the front with a bit of a side bang, similar length.

Second photo down...

http://www.beautylish.com/t/gmjma/ideas-for-a-new-hairstyle

--Thanks and I hope all is well with you. I miss talking beauty with you. No one I know has this interest like we do

yes, all is well thanks. Do you use your Vitamix much yet? I added chia seeds this morning to my kale smoothie. lol Oh I finally ordered my dutch oven with Christmas money. Spice Island red and I hope to be cooking in it next week!!!

Missed you for a while and was wondering if you would disappear like Perritwin did. {#emotions_dlg.crying} I'll always think of her when I see a mini frig!!!

SilentDance1420250847.44314867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 1/2/2015 bljed said:

Hi SilentDance- Happy New year to you as well! My pup is still fine. Not sure what made him so sick.

---Good news! I'm sure dogs get viruses like people do and maybe that was it. It's funny how you can tell right away with the little dogs when they are not feeling well. Mine are hyper and I know right away when they are not feeling well or tired. lol

I did get some Clarins lip products for gifts. I got the lip oil and really like it. I wish the bottle was bigger!! I also was given the set of 3 tube glosses which are really nice and I am using.

---How is the lip oil? Is there a noticeable difference with dryness? I want to try it.

What lasting lines are you referring to that we purchased last year? I cannot recall.

--Eternal bronze, lasting brown, endless orchid and something charcoal. I have 4 of them and although I've only tried the brown and black, both were dried out. :(

I too have been using my BM liners lately.

--Those are the ones I am referring to?

I also have come to love the Clarins 3 dot liner. It gives me a similar look to the Trish gel liner but its much easier to apply and I think a bit more definition. Haven't seen the Clarins spring line in the store because I haven't been shopping. I am very interested in it. I also noticed a couple of other lines including Lancomes new spring palette are featuring a green shade. It seems like green will be one of the shadow shades for the spring.

--I need easy and I really need to check it out. I also need to use my planners. Good to know about green because I've only been reading about the Marsala shade for 2015. That is one shade I won't be wearing any where on my face.

Good idea for you to check out the cheek gelees in store. You really need to swatch them because they go on more sheer than in the pots. A stippling brush is the way to go to apply them.

--I would like something very natural for the no makeup days and it sounds like it may work.

Today I received a JM order. Got the Model Citizen duo on sale/ body butter and oil. Also got a little travel size duo of the radiance hair serum and oil which I LOVE. Oh for Christmas I was also given her argan dreams skincare kit. I think the creamy infinity oil is working well for chapped lips.

---I thought the infinity oil was good for the lips. Unfortunately, that was one of the first things the dogs got their mouths on when they first got here. I found it chewed up on the floor. lol I never replaced it because it got liquidy in the end which means that I should have used it faster.

--I do too. I just find that less shadow is better and eyeliner is a must. lol I really love the Dolly blush for some reason it's like an instant lift for my face. Maybe they will sell it separately one day.

I don't ever like to wear eyeliner without eyeshadow so I'm always thinking I need to put a little something on. I guess that the crease shade should be more mid tone rather than too light because it will make the hooded area appear to recede. I've seen some women with hooded, puffy eyes that area wearing light shimmery shades all over to the brow and it really brings attention to the puffiness etc. I agree about the liner and I'm big into experimenting with mascara. Lately I've been wearing one in Sapphire blue by Almay for blue eyes. It gives me some decent lashes that don't smudge. It doesn't look 'blue' but softer than black.

---I never wear liner without shadow and that is why I find the dolly shades nice because they are very sheer but buildable if needed. I just do a light swipe with the pink shade and then the liner close to the last and it looks natural but not barefaced.

Looks like iT cosmetics is going to have a new mascara out 1/4. Saw it in an Ulta ad. Might like to try that along with their brow pencil at some point. Still working on ybf. The Stila turned out to be awful.

---I didn't like the brow pencil. I found the shading very inconsistent, but it gets good reviews and maybe didn't mix well with my brow chemistry.

Talked myself out of the KVD palette. Probably more colorful that I would feel comfortable wearing. Also liking Clarins makeup right now.

Getting a hair cut can feel so good and a nice change. I like the long bangs. Do you have that entire layered cut or were you just showing me the bangs you got?

My haircut is like this. A long bob, a bit longer in the front with a bit of a side bang, similar length.

Second photo down...

http://www.beautylish.com/t/gmjma/ideas-for-a-new-hairstyle

---I got the whole cut and it's a huge change for me. My hair was at the waist and mostly one length. I like the lightness and my head isn't hurting from the weight and clips. I love your hairstyle, it has a nice edge to it. I like the shade a lot too in the pic. I would like to get some highlights next time. I had one color process done today. I hadn't dyed my hair in a very long time and the gray was making my hair look dry. Not a good look for me.

--Thanks and I hope all is well with you. I miss talking beauty with you. No one I know has this interest like we do

yes, all is well thanks. Do you use your Vitamix much yet? I added chia seeds this morning to my kale smoothie. lol Oh I finally ordered my dutch oven with Christmas money. Spice Island red and I hope to be cooking in it next week!!!

--Just used it tonight. I have not used it since last time I told you I did. I decided it's perfect for my new nutrition plan. I did almond milk, blueberries, apple, banana, honey and spinach. It didn't look appetizing but it actually tasted good. I purchased a container of Lessman's whey protein a way back and plan to start adding that to my smoothies. I don't like really cold drinks so the frozen bananas and blueberries were enough to make it cold instead of adding ice.

Missed you for a while and was wondering if you would disappear like Perritwin did. {#emotions_dlg.crying} I'll always think of her when I see a mini frig!!!

---It's funny you should say that because I thought to myself "I hope bljed doesn't think I disappeared like PT did." I hope she is doing well and I wonder too if she is still storing skincare? lol I can't see Perricone products or read about them without thinking about her.

:)


bljed1420324253.687216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

--How is the lip oil? Is there a noticeable difference with dryness? I want to try it.

The lip oil is nice. DH loved the berry shade on me, I was surprised by his very positive compliment. Anyhow not sure if its amazing for dryness because I've only worn it a couple of times. My lips got BAD for a few days this week. Painful!!! I had not used my humidifier for several nights and all of a sudden my lips were a mess. I've been also using the argan balm a lot and I believe that has been most helpful. The Clarins products is too 'pretty' to use at night. I also was not using the balm at night like I had been. I had been neglectful I guess.

--Eternal bronze, lasting brown, endless orchid and something charcoal. I have 4 of them and although I've only tried the brown and black, both were dried out. :(

I too have been using my BM liners lately.

--Those are the ones I am referring to?

Gosh you were loving those too!! Mine are just fine and I've been using them more. I've been trying really hard to line as tight to the lashes as possible. Today I wore the 3 dot liner with the EL Fiery Saffron palette and I just love it. Those are some seriously nice shadows. Every shade is beautiful, they coordinate so well together and the finishes are great for my age I and taste. I use the deeper brown to line as well.

The Dolly palette you have got amazing reviews. Perhaps based on that they will offer the blush shade as a stand alone product. I'm not thrilled with the lines blush shades so it would be good. Sephora has a nice looking 3-peice kit with a blush, brush and highlighter that gets great reviews. Although I'm tempted I know I shouldn't purchase it.

Ok, I'm amazed at anyone that can wear waist length hair!! I'm glad you like the new cut because I think its very pretty. You will be able to change up your look much more. More versatility with a style like that. I have small facial features and get lost in too much hair. My hair is probably 1-2" shorter in the front than the photo but the rest looks spot on. I'm finding that anything longer is starting to drag my face down a bit. Hair can make such a wonderful difference and I don't want it aging me at this point. lol

--Just used it tonight. I have not used it since last time I told you I did. I decided it's perfect for my new nutrition plan. I did almond milk, blueberries, apple, banana, honey and spinach. It didn't look appetizing but it actually tasted good. I purchased a container of Lessman's whey protein a way back and plan to start adding that to my smoothies. I don't like really cold drinks so the frozen bananas and blueberries were enough to make it cold instead of adding ice.

I've also made some smoothies that taste nice but look unappealing. Today I bought some things to make this strawberry shortcake smoothie I have a recipe for. Also bought maca powder and hemp protein powder to add. I just finished a couple of 'nutrition books'. LOL Obviously I want/need to lose some weight and am trying to come up with a plan as I am someone that requires structure and accountability for success. Are you just cutting back and trying to eat better? This time of year smoothies for breakfast and salads for lunch as less appealing. Its cold and dark more often and people tend to want warmer foods. This fall I discovered the glories of roasting veggies in the oven and I cannot believe how much I like them that way!

---It's funny you should say that because I thought to myself "I hope bljed doesn't think I disappeared like PT did." I hope she is doing well and I wonder too if she is still storing skincare? lol I can't see Perricone products or read about them without thinking about her.

I was a tad worried you might disappear. I would hope that if you decided to not post anymore for whatever reason you'd at least say goodbye. I would worry and wonder if you just vanished. I also thought perhaps you were taking a break from the boards. Interests for us come and go and it would not be unreasonable for a person to grow tired of posting about beauty products.


SilentDance1420397642.28714867 PostsRegistered 10/20/2008Location, location, location!
On 1/3/2015 bljed said:

The lip oil is nice. DH loved the berry shade on me, I was surprised by his very positive compliment. Anyhow not sure if its amazing for dryness because I've only worn it a couple of times. My lips got BAD for a few days this week. Painful!!! I had not used my humidifier for several nights and all of a sudden my lips were a mess. I've been also using the argan balm a lot and I believe that has been most helpful. The Clarins products is too 'pretty' to use at night. I also was not using the balm at night like I had been. I had been neglectful I guess.

--I didn't realize it was a color product. It sounds really nice and I will check them out. I thought it was just a balm type product. The heat dries me out so bad during the winter.


Gosh you were loving those too!! Mine are just fine and I've been using them more. I've been trying really hard to line as tight to the lashes as possible. Today I wore the 3 dot liner with the EL Fiery Saffron palette and I just love it. Those are some seriously nice shadows. Every shade is beautiful, they coordinate so well together and the finishes are great for my age I and taste. I use the deeper brown to line as well.

--Yes, I was loving them especially since they don't smudge on me. In all fairness I will pull out all the shades. I think I have 4 but two of them are very dry and I hate using them. I have been wearing more black liners than brown because I feel like the brown is washing my eyes out, but I do prefer brown for those no makeup makeup days.

The Dolly palette you have got amazing reviews. Perhaps based on that they will offer the blush shade as a stand alone product. I'm not thrilled with the lines blush shades so it would be good. Sephora has a nice looking 3-peice kit with a blush, brush and highlighter that gets great reviews. Although I'm tempted I know I shouldn't purchase it.

--I hope so, since I feel it's perfect for me. I feel like all those loose powder blush shades are the same-just lighter or darker than others. What 3 piece set is it, I may have it and could give an opinion?

Ok, I'm amazed at anyone that can wear waist length hair!! I'm glad you like the new cut because I think its very pretty. You will be able to change up your look much more. More versatility with a style like that. I have small facial features and get lost in too much hair. My hair is probably 1-2" shorter in the front than the photo but the rest looks spot on. I'm finding that anything longer is starting to drag my face down a bit. Hair can make such a wonderful difference and I don't want it aging me at this point. lol

---It amazed me too! lol Actually, it was up a lot more than down last year and all I ever heard how much better I looked with it up so I figured it was no loss to lose it. I had scalp pain and headaches a lot from hair clips and pony tails. Enough was enough!!! It was dragging me down too. I have oval shape face and although it can be accommodating to many styles, it can also look drawn out with wrong styles. Your style is very attractive. Do you have highlights? If so, how do you feel about the look and maintenance? I went one color process this time, but she said I can start adding highlights next time. I had quite a bit of gray to color on top. I think I may like some highlights next time.

I've also made some smoothies that taste nice but look unappealing. Today I bought some things to make this strawberry shortcake smoothie I have a recipe for. Also bought maca powder and hemp protein powder to add. I just finished a couple of 'nutrition books'. LOL Obviously I want/need to lose some weight and am trying to come up with a plan as I am someone that requires structure and accountability for success. Are you just cutting back and trying to eat better? This time of year smoothies for breakfast and salads for lunch as less appealing. Its cold and dark more often and people tend to want warmer foods. This fall I discovered the glories of roasting veggies in the oven and I cannot believe how much I like them that way!

--I purchased some good traveling type containers that were recommended on sites for smoothies on the go. Have you ever taken them on the go? I wonder how it would hold up. I would love to supplement lunch with one. Aside from soup, I am not much of a hot person food. I have no problem eating my food cold. lol What I don't like is ice cold drinks-sensitive teeth and brain freeze. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

--Yes, I need to eat better. Honestly, I've been eating like c*ap. Doing so much work here and then work, I was too tired to cook properly, but that will change. I need to eat right and lose weight, so if you would like maybe we can exchange ideas for better eating and help each other along the way.

---It's funny you should say that because I thought to myself "I hope bljed doesn't think I disappeared like PT did." I hope she is doing well and I wonder too if she is still storing skincare? lol I can't see Perricone products or read about them without thinking about her.

I was a tad worried you might disappear. I would hope that if you decided to not post anymore for whatever reason you'd at least say goodbye. I would worry and wonder if you just vanished. I also thought perhaps you were taking a break from the boards. Interests for us come and go and it would not be unreasonable for a person to grow tired of posting about beauty products.

--I thought of that too. How many people on these boards have just disappeared leave me wondering if they fell ill or something else? There were nights that I sat down with the intention of visiting here, only to start looking for drapes, etc. and got so tired from staring at PC that I ended shutting it down and going to sleep. We've been posting together for a long time and I wouldn't do that to you.

--So, what are you making in the Dutch Oven? Are you roasting you veggies in it?

:)



bljed1420407705.8737216 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008

--I didn't realize it was a color product. It sounds really nice and I will check them out. I thought it was just a balm type product. The heat dries me out so bad during the winter.

They are offering it in a Honey and Berry shade. I have the Berry and its very sheer. The heat dries me out terribly as well. The JM infinity cream and argan balm have been lip savers for me. I have 2 mini infinity creams from kits and I just love the size. Perhaps it will be a good size so I can get through it before it separates a lot or something….

Last summer or fall I cleaned out all my liners. I was motivated by all the transferring I was experiencing. I saw that EL has a lot of new DoubleWear shades out and the smugger end is different. I really like the Bronze and Onyx shades but found some other shades such as the grey to get very dry fast and be hard with application. At any rate some of the shades are very pretty. They also have out these new Envy Sculpting shine lipsticks. Have you seen them? I'm wondering if I may prefer that formula as I like a lighter lip? IF I pick one up it will be for spring and as a 'reward' for a goal such as weight loss or healthy eating. Need some extra motivation here. LOL

Yes, I do have highlights. I get them done about 2x/year. They are very low maintenance for me but I have to be careful because double processing gray hair can make it rather dry. I do the base color myself, dark blonde and then my hairdresser does the highlights. I found that when I was going with just the box color it was looking a bit bland after a while. For some reason my hair just naturally lightens and looks lighter than the box. Oh well!

This is my hair color.

http://glambistro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/jennifer-aniston1.jpg

Personally I love highlights. They brighten my face up and I just think they are pretty. I also love dark hair but at my age with so much gray I feel its no longer a good option-way too much high maintenance.

--I purchased some good traveling type containers that were recommended on sites for smoothies on the go. Have you ever taken them on the go? I wonder how it would hold up. I would love to supplement lunch with one. Aside from soup, I am not much of a hot person food. I have no problem eating my food cold. lol What I don't like is ice cold drinks-sensitive teeth and brain freeze.

I have often taken my smoothies to go to work in the morning. DH was grossed out by my bottle with straw (it turned green, lol) that he bought me this.

#2

http://www.brit.co/15-stylish-savvy-and-eco-friendly-ways-to-get-your-h2o-on/

-Yes, I need to eat better. Honestly, I've been eating like c*ap. Doing so much work here and then work, I was too tired to cook properly, but that will change. I need to eat right and lose weight, so if you would like maybe we can exchange ideas for better eating and help each other along the way.

Sounds good. No I haven't used a dutch oven to roast veggies. It is good for those 'one pot' meals, pot roasts, soups, stews. I was totally shocked that my new oven landed on my doorstep today!!!! Its very nice and I'm so excited to use it. This recipe is very delicious and healthy. You might like to try it. I will be making it this week in the new oven. I will say that I do add extra diced tomatoes because I don't like super thick chili.

https://recipecenter.stopandshop.com/recipes/33103/turkey-squash-and-black-bean-chili

Hmm it sounds like you like warm drinks and cold foods? My problem is I like it all.

This looks good. I have her latest book and will be making her chocolate almond butter protein bomb smoothie tomorrow. I find that if you google that specific recipe a bunch of nice ones from her book come right up.

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