Friday, March 22, 2013

Too Faced Spring 2013 Boudoir Beauty

Love the newest makeup for spring from Too Faced.  All the packaging is pink and gold and looks like Laduree confections are contained within.  The No Makeup Makeup is mainly creams that rub into the skin and look more natural than powders.  Ultra girly and a little naughty on the makeup names, Too Faced always delivers great packaging and a decent performance on their products. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Floral Door Knockers and Stoppers

Over the years I have collected a couple of antique cast iron floral door knockers and stoppers.  The pictures above are some beauties I found on ebay and added to my wish list.  My interest in them stems from my love of Quelques Fleurs perfume.  If you look at my previous post you will see the Houbigant logo is a small basket of flowers.  When Houbigant first set up shop in Paris in 1775, his sign was painted with a basket of flowers.  That became his official symbol and was used on many compacts, powder boxes and perfume labels.  The door knocker on my own front door is from Paris.  It stands as a reminder to fill my home with the lovely frangrance of flowers as often as I can.