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No, I WON’T Give Up My Baseball Caps

So I have a copy of this book. In this book, if you look at page 225 you will see the most hilarious eye mask that I bought in the Portobello Road after having seen it on “Absolutely Fabulous.”

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Trinny and Susannah say there is no reason a woman should wear a baseball cap.

I beg to differ.

I usually wear one when I’m headed over to see my stylist. Why do my hair when I’m going to get my hair done?

I (most times) wear one when I go grocery shopping.

And it’s pretty much de rigueur at ball games.

And with that, I will leave you with this:

princess di ball cap

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And Here We Are, AGAIN

Well, it’s 0443 and I am awake WAY earlier than I need to be. Unfortunately, the creative juices decided to get flowing so I figured it would be best to just stay up, check my email, check Facebook, and make a final list of what I’d like to get ready to post on etsy.com. I have a ton of the cloth bowls made, mainly Halloween- and football-themed, with some fun and fabulous ones to boot, and have holiday-themed ones ready to be assembled.

I also decided to make some really sweet team headbands. By the end of the week, I’ll have (drum roll please) …

  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • New England Patriots
  • Miami Dolphins

along with some cute quirky prints. If these do well (fingers crossed they do), there will be baseball headbands shortly after the New Year. (Photos to follow, BTW.)

Once I have prices figured out, it’ll be off to the races! As always, watch this space!

I managed to see Tulip Fever when it was in my neck of the woods. Dame Judi Dench and Christoph Waltz amazingly excellent as usual (tho’ Ms. Dench was on screen for maybe a total of 15 minutes) and Alicia Vikander (who is getting married to Michael Fassbender of Inglourious Basterds fame) is a stunningly gorgeous talent. Looking forward to seeing Victoria and Abdul (again with The Dame, there is nothing like a dame) and maybe going on a haunted house tour in anticipation of Halloween.

Finally, Pinky the bear is ready to go to her new home. Sarge is sad to see her go, but he has found a new friend in Gingham the cat. Only in this house do the cats get homemade toys. (Again, photos to follow.)

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Vanity, Thy Name Is BeeKay

“Where in the hell did that hemorrhoid cream go?”  Words I NEVER thought I’d ever utter in my entire lifetime … but I read somewhere it does wonders for puffy eyes, so thought I’d give it a shot.

Now I can’t find it.

And my undereyes are puffy as all get out.  The medical term is “periorbital edema” and is a side effect of chemotherapy, among other things (getting older probably being one of those other things).  NO, I am not currently undergoing treatment for cancer so please just calm down.  I just remembered that term from my days in oncology medical communications.

I am just a vain, vain broad.  You should see my bathroom.  I’m a sucker for every lotion, potion and concoction that is said to combat under-eye circles/laugh lines/red skin/dry skin.  I have mascaras that are supposed to lengthen, thicken, chub-up, or darken my eyelashes, and lipglosses to make my teeth look whiter.  Whitening pre-brush rinse?  Check.  Whitening toothpaste?  Check.  Whitening BOOSTER?  Check.  There’s also a “pulse machine” (shut up) that you are supposed to use under your eyes to “massage” dark circles and under-eye puffiness away.  I have yet to see if it works.

My bathroom is chock full of various cellulite treatments (hardly used), blackhead removal strips (never used), tubes and tubs and bottles and boxes of facial products (many of which have expired).  I have tons and tons and TONS of makeup that I received from Clinique giveaways (spend $35 and get a cosmetic bag full of goodies – oh, yeah, I have tons of empty cosmetic bags too), as well as makeup that I tried owing to excellent reviews in beauty and fashion magazines (curse you, Allure magazine, for this and having Kim Kardashian on your cover at least TWICE now).

In my shower, and in a rack by my shower, you will find shampoos, conditioners, mousses, gels and hairsprays promising to thicken baby-fine hair (which I have) or make color-treated hair glossy …  Suave just came out with a line of product containing Moroccan argan oil and trust me when I tell you IT FREAKING WORKS: http://www.suave.com/moroccan-infusion/argan-oil-products/default.aspx – I’ve had it for a week and already notice a difference – let’s just say that the glare of sunshine off my hair would be enough to blind you, and my split ends seem to have bid me adieu.

I have an online friend who uses old cosmetics in her artwork … she’s about to receive one hell of a care package in the days to come!  Jerri, keep an eye out on your mail (that is, if the USPS doesn’t “misdirect” it.  But that’s another story for another time …).

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