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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

10 Minutes in Washington

Opening a can of rambutan on my kitchen counter, I look outside to see accumulating fog on the thinly snow covered ground.  Grabbed the Nikon and managed to get some snow in my Sperry's (totally inappropriate shoe, I know) but I do like these ghostly shots of the North.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sister Blog: Swig & Tipple

I'm beginning a new blog with more of a central focus: perfume.

It's long been something I've loved and been fascinated with, but I never really felt like I knew as much about perfume as I should...and didn't really have a medium/outlet to hone my olfactory skills, you know?

Well here it is: Swig & Tipple

Of course everything is still in the works, but it would be awful sweet of you to stop by.

I'll be keeping my day to day things posted here, but I feel I'll be transferring a lot of my attention towards Swig & Tipple because..well...I'm feeling good about it.

Much love.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Touch of Mink by Sally Hansen Swatch

I've always found it unspeakably helpful when bloggers swatch and review products of the cosmetic persuasion, so I think I'll return the favor from here on out.  Here is Sally Hansen's "Touch of Mink" in cool natural lighting, I would describe it as a fully opaque dark chocolate brown...quite a bit darker than in the bottle.  It's witchy and glossy and looks particularly tar-like with a top coat.  As always, Sally Hansen's salon line delivers great coverage because of the thick flat brush and a formula that isn't to runny or to thick (example: Hard-As-Wraps). I'm loving all the subtle nail colors cosmetic lines have been coming out with...something a little more risqué than mauve.  I have three shades from this particular line (Evening Fog, Wet Clay, and Touch of Mink) that I hope to swatch soon. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tiny Swag

A taste of the tiny swag I added to my store.

Monday, December 20, 2010


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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Wishlist No. {I}

I'm finally back to posting again, thanks in part to Christmas break and a fresh new look for the blog to ring in the season.  Here are just a few things I've hunted down recently--many of which I've already acquired or intend to.  

{1} Silver Kit Fox Tail: Not to be mistaken for a fox kit, the Kit Fox is a unique breed of small fox with a bushy full tail and my knicknamesake. Purchased mine on Ebay for about $15.  Between $10 - $50
{2}Phillip Lim Bra: I love soft lingerie with a few structural earmarks leftover.  The Corner: $88 Now $44
{3}Stanley 16 oz. Thermos in Hammertone Green    $25 at
{4}Kiehl's Roller Ball Essence Oil in Musk: Some may recall the origins of Kiehl's Musk as a 1920's "Love Oil" represented in the Smithsonian collection of American Pharmacological products.  Intended as a replacement for my dwindling bottle of the EDT, it's said to have more animalistic qualities in the oil form.   $26 at
{5}Amethyst Crystal Necklace - Bids starting at $34 on Ebay
{6}Vintage Brass Cat Pill Box - I purchased this on Etsy. This is the sort of thing I want to leave my kids.
{7}Sliced Amethyst Pendants - $12 on Ebay
{8}Gold Stacked Armor Ring - Very similar to a Pamela Love creation.  Found this one on Ebay for $15
{9} Citrine Pendant - Found this on Ebay for about $10
{10}The Giulia Studded Oxford -$32 at Karmaloop

Listen to "That Old Black Magic" by Louis Prima and Keely Smith here.