Mascara Monday - Lancome Courbe Virtuose.


Sorry about last week. Mascara Monday completely slipped my mind. I think it was more the case of Monday slipping my mind. Where do the weeks go?

Today I want to talk about the ultimate curling mascara, Lancome Courbe Virtuose. Courbe Virtuose is their Divine Lasting Curves Mascara.

The ultimate curling mascara because simply put, there is no need to pre-curl your lashes with an eyelash curler when using Courbe Virtuose. At least for me anyway.

Courbe Virtuose is formulated with CurlGuard™. This is a unique formula that no only lengthens and helps to curl lashes, but it holds your lash curve for an unprecented 12 hours.

The brush has a slight curve to it, which they call it's KeepCurl™ brush. The bristles are close together and tight around the curve, helping to curl lashes as you apply. This is why I don't have the need to use my eyelash curler prior to using.


And as with all of Lancome's mascaras, there is no clumping, flaking, or smudging. Just beautiful rich color, with the ultimate curl hold.

My only gripe I have with this mascara, and it is a small one, is with the handle design. The tube is glossy and the handle has a strange curve to it. When I first tried the mascara, my hand slipped down the handle a few times. I have learned to use it, and the handle is no longer a bother to me. But it did take a few tries to get used to it. I just hold it tighter and I am used to the curve.

Courbe Virtuose comes in your basic brown and black , and sells for $23 at your local Lancome counter or


Bare Escentuals Made with Gold.


In the background this afternoon, I noticed that Leslie Blodgett was on the air quite a bit on QVC.  I quickly realized that she was there with a Today's Special Value.

bareMinerals bareGold Pure Luxury 10 pc Color Collection




For $44.98 plus shipping handling, look what you get:

Mineral Veil in sheer translucent
Gold Gossamer face/body powder in sheer golden shimmer
Riches blush in warm earth pink
Gilded Taupe Glimpse eye shadow in gilded taupe
Golden Earth Glimmer eye shadow in cinnamon toast
Gold Mine eyeliner shadow in brown
100% natural mineral-infused Truffle lip color in sunset brown
Full flawless face brush
Eye-shaping brush
Heavenly eyeliner blending brush
Vanity gift box 

I really wish these minerals didn't make me itch. I so want to be able to use these, especially all these made with gold. Real gold! 


My Beauties!

What did you get?

I shopped on earlier today (see post below) because of the great 20% off deal, one that I could simply not pass up. 


First, I had to get NARS The Multiple. I have yet to use anything from NARS (I know, I must be living under a rock) and I can not wait to try this. I picked up Cannes, which is said to be a coppery pink. Seems like it would be perfect for my fair skin tone and to use in a hurry on my cheeks, eyes, and lips. Also, for myself, I could not pass up the Kinerase Lip Treatment as I have recently fallen for their facial products. And I have been really wanting to try the Seikisho White Mask, so that made it's way into my shopping cart as well.

I picked up the CARGO Smoky Eye Kit for my sister-in-law. She is always wondering how I achieve the smoky eye look (which I have gotten pretty good at perfecting, by the way) so I thought this would be perfect for her.

I purchased the LORAC Mini Mocktail Bar for my niece who is obsessed with all things makeup, especially lip glosses, and as she just turned 21, I thought it was pretty fitting.

Lastly, I picked up the Bliss Lemon + Sage "Merry Citrus" Set for a special friend, who reads this blog, so I cannot mention who exactly it is. But she is a Bliss Spa devotee (probably just gave it away to her), so I am sure she will love this set.

I think I did pretty good, seeing as I spent $163.60 for 6 great gifts, yeah, yeah, a few were gifts for myself, but they would have cost me $204.50 any other day. I somehow managed to get free shipping too, though I do not know how that happened.

Remember that the 20% off sale at is only for today, November 7th, ending at 11:59 P.M.