I had a blind date sprung on me recently and I found myself in an unenviable position of going “Uh oh… what do I wear? How do I look?” Since it was dinner on a weekend, I found myself with time to work out my look and I thought I’d share my thoughts based on this and other previous experiences. Keep reading because there’s also a Giveaway at the end of this post! icon smile Getting ready for a Blind Date or First Date + A Giveaway!

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Where to go?

If its dinner that’s planned, try to arrange for a restaurant that you have been to. There is nothing more stressful than wondering what to eat at a new restaurant with someone you barely know! Try to aim also for a restaurant with slightly dimmer lighting (but not so dim you can barely see) and one that’s popular but not overcrowded so you don’t feel rushed, yet if the date isn’t up to par, you aren’t caught in an awkward situation with only 2 of you present. Dimmer lighting is also more flattering icon razz Getting ready for a Blind Date or First Date + A Giveaway! Continue Reading ►


I usually avoid the mall on a weekend because I hate having to crush with crowds. But yesterday was a little different because I had to hit the bookstore to grab some books on sale. After that, I had a bit of a loose end so I popped down to see what was happening at the beauty counters.

cec7b945 Some thoughts on Chanel Fall 2008 Joues Contraste

Chanel Fall 2008 Joues Contrast blushes

My first stop was Chanel because it was empty. I had spotted the Fall 2008 collection and wanted to check out the Rose Dust Joues Contraste blush. I had enthused about Chanel Joues Contraste blushes in a previous post and I had mentioned that I wanted to check out Rose Dust because it looks so pretty in the pictures.

Well, Rose Dust is just as lovely in person! Continue Reading ►


I don’t usually do much writing on a weekend, it being a time to rest and recover from the week. So, to keep everyone in the loop, how about checking out some sites from the Splendicity network? You might just find a new blog to haunt! icon smile Watch out for a giveaway happening next week!

Happy Weekend everyone and come back on Monday for a GIVEAWAY contest! icon biggrin Watch out for a giveaway happening next week!


Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at everything you need for a perfect brow from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Viva Woman
finds out the types of Vitamin C in skincare products and what works for our skin.

Beauty Bento Box
offers her first impressions on the OLAY White Radiance Foaming Cleanser.

My Women Stuff
discusses what are chemical sunscreens and physical sunscreens.

Beauty Blogging Junkie
shows you how you can channel a Mad Men character at various price points.

Cinnamon Kitten
forsakes her M.A.C. brushes for a few weeks to try out a couple of eco-friendly ecoTools.

Beauty Match
has a video review: Should you buy Cover Girl Lash Blast or Maybelline Collosal Mascara?

Beauty Secrets Revealed is Giving Away AminoGenesis Anti-aging Skin Care Products Worth $119

Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you details on how to attend a free Chanel master makeup class.


Shopalicious wants to share the wonderful jewelry concoctions of Amy of the B-Line, chemistry teacher by day, jewelry designer for fun!

loves the scent of Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka.

Laya’s EYE
has fallen in love with the prettiest cupcake wrappers she has ever seen.

Shoe Blitz
talks about the hottest shoe trends for fall.

Glamour Gift Guide
loves the look of Lori Bonn jewelry, including coordinating necklaces, bracelets and more.


Style…a work in progress
is looking forward to a Gothic-Victorian-cowgirl style Fall and tells us about it when she says “Real cowboys never run, they just ride away

Style Manila
invites all to support the Style Manila Page on Facebook!

Tops 2 Bottoms
shares some shirred and bubble style ideas for your work wear.

Just A Formality talks about trends in bridal shoes.

The Space Between My Peers
wonders if long floral dresses are hopelessly dated.

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Jojoba asked in a comment on a previous post how the Vitamin C Skin Boost compared to Vitamin E oil for the skin since I use both items regularly. My short answer is that I use both the Vitamin C and pure Vitamin E together and I find both products beneficial for my skin so I’m not really in a position to compare the two save to say that they are both very good products. However, her question got me thinking about each of the vitamins C and E and their uses.

vitamin Vitamin C and Vitamin E for healthy young looking skin

Colonial Dames Vitamin E Oil and The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a known antioxidant. It helps rid the body and skin of free radicals and helps boost the immune system. Vitamin E for the skin is also well known in its uses for helping to reduce scarring and to lighten existing scar tissue. Continue Reading ►


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