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Makeup lessons – Eye “Tightliner”

NY Magazine posted a really amazing GIF tutorial on “tightlining” your eyes. “Tightlining” is the art of applying eye liner so that it completely...
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Retro painted portraits

One of my prized possessions is an oil painting that an old boyfriend painted for me. It’s a replica of a painting that was...
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Fall Fashion!

It’s getting chilly here in New York…and that means that autumn is in the air! I’m excited to retire my summer sandals for boots,...
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Halloween Decor

My house doesn’t really need much help when it comes to decorating for Halloween, I’ve got lots of dust and probably a few spiderwebs....
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Fashionista Couples

Some couples…just look great together!  Separately they are unique but together…they are the perfect fashion union. via The Kooples via GQ.uk via Tommy Ton/Style.com...
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Cool idea – Painted Pumpkins!

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving anymore…why not pull out your paint brushes, channel your inner Picasso or Martha Stewart and PAINT them!  If you’re...
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Decorating with YELLOW accents

I have spent the last two years re-painting each room in my house. Somehow I thought it would be a brilliant idea to go in...
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Dream chambers

Bedrooms are retreats…retreats from your kids, retreats from the outside world and retreats from stress.  Once you shut that door behind you, you should...
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Cool idea – LEAVES!

I have a thing for leaves…every autumn, I run around like a squirrel, collecting unique specimens. I have a huge bowl in my living...
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Fall Fashion – Plaid 2017!

I always associate plaid with autumn. Plaid also reminds me of private school uniforms, horse carriage rides, hot cocoa, and Outlander! Here’s my annual...