Friday, June 15, 2007

Reading List

I have a stack of books that is about a foot tall sitting next to my bed...

I have really gotten into Peter Mayle. He wrote A Good Year, which was turned into a movie (look it up. :) ). I loved it so much that I read the first memoir he wrote, titled A Year in Provence. It is found in the travel section of any book store and chronicles the year that he and his wife decided to buy a 200 year old farm house in Provence and move there. It is fascinating and it will make you hungry. I can't wait to read his follow-up to that one and also the rest of his work.

Also sitting is the half-finished Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire, who also wrote Wicked, which I loved.

To be read:
The Other Bolyn Girl by Philipa Gregory

And... Well... I'd have to go back home to look at the rest of the books sitting there. I swear that there are at least 10 books.

What is on your summer reading list?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stating the Obvious

No matter how tall or short you may be, if you wear high heels, please don't walk with permanently bent knees. It's not attractive and it makes you look self-conscious about your height.
It is my personal contention that all young women should take a modeling class just to learn how to walk with confidence.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Way to go, Sak's!*

*And the lovely, lovely La Mer representative.

Question: What happens when you walk up to the La Mer counter, tell the representative what you want, and also that it is your first ever purchase of their product line?

Answer: You get set up with samples of the entire La Mer skincare line, including the wondermous, fabulous, cult and celebrity favorite Creme de la Mer.

I think I'm going to be in a LOT of trouble if this kind of treatment keeps up. ;-)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I finally *get* the hype...

I received a sample of the La Mer SPF 18 Fluid Tint prior to my trip to Mexico this year. Being a doubter, I pretty much scoffed at it, but went ahead and threw it into my bag at the last minute.
I'm not a summer foundation wearer. My skin, even though I wear sun block all the time, does get darker in the summer, so my regular tint never looks right and my face always ends up looking strangely white. At least it does to me.
I found myself needing some coverage last week, though, so I tried some of my sample and... I have few words other than Amazing. Incredible. Wonderful. and other hyperbolic, and yet totally true adjectives.
This stuff goes on smooth, provides light moisture, sun protection, and the perfect amount of coverage. I could not ask for more. And while I am a notorious about not being able to let go of money if it's for something for myself, I find that I simply MUST shell out $65 for a full-sized tube. It is WORTH it. Plus, a tiny drop the size of a pea is all you need!