5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 06

The Holidays are when I like to break out the sparkles!  This month, the 5 things in my beauty bag include my favorite sparkle eye shadow.  I was turned on to it by my niece, it looked so great shimmering on her eye lids, I had to try it!  I also like this creme stick in goldstone – it goes on really easily and you can blend it with your fingertip. Another new find was from my friend Adrienne, she introduced me to this Chanel Lip Color, one side is a lipstick and the other a gloss. It stays on and lasts a long time, which is so much better than losing your lip color right as you start sipping your first cocktail! I like to wear my hair up and think it would be nice to add a little sparkle with one of the hairpins.  I normally wear a nude nail color, buy  am thinking of giving these colors a try even if they only last one night! And lastly, this spray powder for your body and hair is so cool! It reminds me of bottles I saw on my Grandmother’s dressing table and I love how it puffs out, a perfect way to feel glamorous while getting ready and then later showing of a little glimmer on your decolletage. How’s that for fabulous!


Each month, Ridgely Brode post 5 things in her beauty bag on her blog, Ridgely's Radar. Things she loves to use and others that she can't wait to try.


to buy: 1. JINSOON Nail Polish   /  2. Guerlain Limited Edition Souffle d’Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder for Hair & Body  /  3. Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow   /   4. Tasha Crystal Flower Barrette  /  5. Fernada Hairpin  /  6. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color  /  7. Cara 4-pack Crystal Bobby Pins  /  8. Tory Burch Metallic Mini Cosmetic Case

5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 05

It isn’t even Thanksgiving and everywhere I look, Christmas is in full swing (case in point.. did you see this?). With that in mind, I started looking for all the beauty items to give and receive that could be stocking stuffers, present for your best gal pal or maybe a little re-fresher for your own travel case.  How fabulous is the Deborah Lippmann Come Fly with Me Manicure Set?  Love that! I have always wanted a very nice set of makeup brushes in a case of their own and I have to say the Charlotte Tilbury Magical Mini Brush Set is right on point.  So many fun, useful items that come in their own travel case.  What’s not to love about getting a beauty gift set?

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to buy: 1. Bobbi Brown City Collection  /  2. Charlotte Tilbury Magical Mini Brush Set  /  3. Oribe Traveling Essentials Set  /  4. Jo Malone Christmas Cracker Set  /  5. Deborah Lippmann Come Fly with Me Manicure Set


5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 04

I can’t remember the last time we dressed up for Halloween, there was a time when we would get invited to a costume party every year, but it has been a while since then. It was stressful to figure out what to wear and then run around getting all the right pieces for the outfit. I definitely preferred the prettier costumes to the really gruesome ones and if I could glam it up, that was much more fun.  We have no concrete plans for this year and if something comes up last minute, we have a bin of years gone by costumes we can drag out and hope for something passable.  When in doubt a little Kitten is always easy and I already have everything in my beauty bag to get the look.  One of the most important items being a really good liquid black eyeliner which you can use to make cat eyes, a little black nose and whiskers.  Add some fabulous lashes, some delicate cat ears and a lip that looks spooky in the tube but goes on in the most gorgeous bitten lip color.  Viola!  Don’t forget to wash it all off when you get home and slather on a revitalizing sleeping cream to wake up refreshed the next day.  Happy Cat-ing Around!


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to buy: 1. H&M Eyelashes in Hypnotise  /  2. Guerlain ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ Lipstick in Black Perfecto (007)  /  3. Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick Liquid Pen Eyeliner in Panther  /  4. Cat Ears Headband  /  5. OILS OF LIFE™ Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping cream  /  6. Kitty Cat Halloween Candy Bag



5 Things in My Beauty Bag | 03

I am having so much fun pulling together the monthly ‘5 things in my beauty bag’ and it makes me realize how much of a product junkie I really am. I have some products that I have been using for years and do not plan on changing them out any time soon. I have put two of them here, the first is the Diamancel Foot Buffer #10 which I use before I get in the shower a few times a week. I sit in my bathroom with a hand towel under my feet and rub the buffer along my heels and bottom of my feet.  It gently smooths any rough, dry and cracked skin. I use the hand towel to catch any “dust” and then use it to wipe off my feet before getting in the shower. I then toss the hand towel in the wash bin. My second all time favorite is Curel Daily Moisture Lotion which I put all over my body every single time I towel off after a bath or shower. I do not use any other body lotion and swear that it has kept my skin super soft for years. I have three new products I have been using this month, The Body Shop Honey Bronze™ Highlighting Dome is a new trick I learned from the beauty girls in the office. I swipe it along the top of my cheek bones as a highlighter. It looks great on them, so I hope it looks just as good on me! I recently bought two Make Up Forever Artist-Plexi-Gloss and am loving the wand and how they feel and look on my lips. If you have not tried them, I highly recommend them. Lastly, I have been using the VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment right before bed. I will do anything to avoid getting those little lines around my lips! So far so good, I like how it feels and I can’t really tell if it has done anything yet but I am willing to stick with it. What’s new in your beauty bag that you would like to share with me?

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to buy: 1. The Body Shop Honey Bronze™ Highlighting Dome  /  2. VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment  /  3. Diamancel Foot Buffer #10  /  4. Make Up Forever Artist-Plexi-Gloss (my favorites 103 Beige Pink  & 203p Pearly Gold Pink)  /  5. Curel Daily Moisture Lotion  /  6. Tonic Australia Signature Small Makeup Bag



5 Things In My Beauty Bag | 02

I’m back with this months beauty items that I am using on repeat (see last months list here).  I have been a huge fan of Diptyque for as many years as I can remember.  My current favorite is Olène Eau de Toilette, it makes me happy when I smell it and love spritzing it when I get dressed.  A new discovery is the Guerlain “Midnight Secret’ Late Night Recovery it is one of several Supertips from Guerlain to give overnight results. I want to give the Radiance in a Flash a go. I have been using the Pureology Super Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner since February and love it. It is very concentrated so start with no more than a pea size of conditioner at first so you can see what works best for your hair type. I have really thick, dry hair and that’s all I need.  I only put it on the ends of my hair and never on the roots or it gets to weighed down and greasy.  Not to be missed is Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, I am a big fan of the nude but you can chose from other colors or just the clear. What I  do not currently own is the Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer.  It is a best seller and on every must have beauty list.  I think it is time I gave it a try!  What are your favorite beauty products?

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to buy: 1. Diptyque Olène Eau de Toilette  /  2.  Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment  /  3. Guerlain “Midnight Secret’ Late Night Recovery  /  4. Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer  /    5. Pureology Super Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner  /  6. Stash canvas cosmetic case


The Latest Greatest Makeup Brushes

Recently, I feel like every time I put on my makeup, I am left with a trail of little makeup brush ‘hairs’ all over my face. I don’t think my brushes are too old, but they seem to be falling out and I spend more time trying to clean them off my face than actually applying my makeup.  It is getting exasperating! Which brings me to the topic of making an investment in new brushes.  I have been hearing a lot of talk about Artis Makeup Brushes. Supposedly, they are wonderful at blending and applying everything from liners, blush to concealer.  Have you used them?  I may need to give them a try….

Artis Makeup Brushes

Artis Makeup Brushes

to buy: Artis Makeup Brushes