It has been another hectic week so I have been busy making all sorts of new items including these earrings. I love these magenta colored pearls! Available at Miss Val’s Creations.
It was time to update my spring/summer handbag collection. I found 2 great pre-owned, but in perfect condition Kathy Van Zeeland handbags on eBay!
This one is great in that it can be worn cross body or as a clutch. Both straps are removeable!
Then this little bag is so me! I love buying used since it is a green thing to do! Of course it is much less expensive too...bonus.
Southern Magnolia Minerals
Years ago I discovered SouthernMagnolia Minerals on eBay. This was at a time after intently watching mineral makeup infomercials with utter fascination and finally deciding to give it a try!
I use a primer, then a foundation and finish with the primer as the veil. I love that primers and veils can be used interchangeably since it is one less product needed.
Some of the reasons I am in love with this makeup are that:
- It looks great on the skin
- It is totally lightweight on the skin
- is natural
- cruelty free
- acts as a sunscreen protecting the skin
- made in the USA
- the product lasts a super long time
- it is much less costly than the national brands
Refills can be purchased instead of purchasing another filled plastic container. I simply purchase the refill and add them to containers I own! A little green thing I feel good about.
It is also wonderful to be able to contact the owner, Barb, directly! This cannot be done with Bare Minerals or Revlon or any other large manufacturer. It feels great to support a family owned business in the States.
I love this blush aptly named “magnolia”. It is perfect for my light Irish/Scottish skin!
If you use mineral makeup or have been thinking about it, check out SMM Cosmetics for your next purchase! Other product items include eye shadow, correctors, tools and more.
More Tasty Wines
Jim and I tasted these 2 wines at our favorite wine store, the Wine Connextion and decided to pick up a bottle of each. I should have taken the photo before opening the bottles. The purple wine stain is not part of the label!
The Uppercut Cabernet (2009 from Napa Valley) is absolutely delicious, however at $18.99 we have other wines we like just as much that cost significantly less so we likely will not purchase this one again. However we love a change from time to time.
The Zenato Valpolicella (2009) is fabulous at $11.99. This Italian wine is aged in a stainless steel tank for 6 months, then moved to an oak barrel for 6 to 8 months…interesting. This makes for a mouth watering wine full of wild berries, black cherry, spice and chocolate! I would buy this one again. It is a terrific bottle to bring to a host/hostess.
Pretty Spring Tree
This tree is on my neighbors property but hovers over mine, covering my driveway with its fuchsia pink flowers in the spring!
Have a wonderful week everyone! Enjoy Easter Sunday if you are celebrating. :)