Yes. That weekend is coming up. Labor Day weekend! It’s going to be a busy one. Roman is going to be visiting before returning to work on the set of Fallon and the new season of SNL will be upon us soon—his visit will be a relaxing one for him and I will be doing a lot of cooking.
Three-day weekend and one of my kids is visiting! It’s gonna be great!
Bonaparte’s daughter, husband and, granddaughter will be joining us for dinner on Saturday, and so I’m trying to plan our feast!
So far, I do know that I’ll make a lemon tart for dessert. For appetizers, it’s my go-to that everyone loves—deviled eggs. Did I ever tell you my secret ingredient for my deviled eggs is anchovy paste? Yeah. Every home should have a tube of anchovy paste in the pantry. It adds depth to many recipes.
I think a lemon tart is a great and refreshing dessert to say goodbye to the summer with-don’t you?
I’ll also do some Salmon Rillettes to start.
Salmon Rillettes is turning into a very regular food item in Chateau Bonaparte and are the perfect appetizer!
The pondering is what I’ll make for the main plate. I’m thinking something to transition from summer to fall. Maybe some sort of pork with apples. I need to do some detective work on this
Lemons and apples at the ready. Good bye summer fruit. Hello autumn fruit!
Oh. Back to white. I’ve rediscovered white eyeliner. When I was cleaning last weekend, I came across not one, but two white eyeliners that I forgot about.
NYX Liquid Eyeliner. It was difficult to get a photo of the brush, but you can see the stray bristles if you look close enough. Just like those pesky lady whiskers on the chin!
The first one by NYX is liquid and in a tube. The applicator brush is housed in the liquid portion. I can’t remember what I paid for it but I’m sure it wasn’t that much. This needs to be applied with a very light touch—I’m not good at light touches and I need to practice more with this. The brush, although thin, which is an important thing, has a couple of wild bristles that stick out. This isn’t a good thing and I need to cut them off. The liner is akin to white out, but with a bit of practice, I’ll be sure to go lighter.
I have some close-ups and the liner looks like shit because I can’t seem to draw a nice white line over my wrinkly eyes. But from far away it looks great.
It’s so not perfect–in fact, close up it looks ghastly..
This was the look I was going for. (Not ever gonna happen)
The second liner, by Stila had been discontinued a couple of years back, but the protests of fans had Stila bringing this great liner back. It’s “Snow” and I love this liner. It is a liquid but is in a one-unit tube. The marker tip, very thin is great and draws a nice line.
Stila “Snow”. Much easier to work with!
Close up with the Stila Snow. I added a blue-green liner on top of the white as an experiment. The liner is also by Stila but is so old that the printing is worn off so I don’t know the color.
I wore the NYX eyeliner yesterday. My skills need to be a bit better. Obviously white liner isn’t as forgiving as black eyeliner..
But from farther away, it looks much better!
I will say, though, the NYX eyeliner stays put ALL day. I don’t wear eye primer and this photo was taken when I arrived home from work. It didn’t move!!
Today’s eyeliner. I do have the blue-green above the white but my old lady eyes are creasing. Anyway, the white liner really does brighten up the eyes. It’s a fun change up from the black eyeliner. I wouldn’t do this look every day because I love my dark eyes but every now and then it’s worth it!
Ladies. Give white liner a try. It brightens up the eyes.
Based on the review of a makeup vlogger, I tried Hard Candy Brows Now. One end is a nice highlighter that looks lovely under the brows. The other end is what I would call brow mascara. They are fibers for the brows but boy, was this an absolute miss for me. You have to be a professional to use this stuff! I’ll stick to my brow pencil and powders. I can’t even with this.
The brow fiber gel is absolutely awful. It’s sticky and gloppy but the highlighter is great!
I think I paid about six bucks for this. Don’t waste your money. Seriously.
This is a very scary photo and you can see the fright in my eye when I got a glance of the Hard Candy brow gel on my brows. I washed it right off and went back to the pencil. Don’t bother.
Oh. And I took an old lipstick out today. It’s a Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick in the color “Pushy Pink”. I love this color but more than that—I love the tube because there is sentimental value to it. A couple of years ago, Bonaparte’s aunt, Daniele, took me on a shopping to the Guerlain Boutique in Paris. I felt like Cinderella. She told me to pick out whatever I wanted. Yes. She did!
I love this color! It is not harsh. It is soft and flattering. So why is it discontinued?
Among the items was this lipstick. And the color is a very subtle pink with a coral blend. And I was thinking of getting another one but guess what? It’s been discontinued. Why would a color that is so pretty and flattering be discontinued? I’m hoping that it is still available in Paris because, on our next trip, I’m heading back to that Guerlain shop to see if they might have one floating around.
Isn’t it pretty? I love Pushy Pink!
As an aside, I purchased a new toothbrush. I love these motorized brushes because when the battery wears down, it’s time to replace. I’m a bit of a toothbrush fanatic. And I don’t use toothpaste. I brush my teeth with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide!!
I’ll be busy this weekend so you won’t hear from me until Sunday evening or Monday morning. Here’s a bit of what I wore this week so far. No weight loss and no weight gain. That’s a plus.
Monday was my homage to Dany and Jacques-Henri Lartigue. I wore Dany’s favorite style shirt–a striped Breton-inspired shirt and the classy lady in the photo? She’s a wealthy Parisian that B’s. grandfather snapped in the early 1900’s. The Dinky Soleil sign was at JHL’s home in Opio, France. Now it’s in Phoenixville, PA!
More Pixie pants and old Cole-Haan Air Nike Ballet Flats that just don’t wear down. The tee was bought at J. Crew Factory for twelve bucks!
Yesterday was tunic time and That Girl hair!! I LOVE this wig. Konis by It’s a Wig! It’s a great unit!
And today was another casual look with a pair of years-old patterned pants from J. Crew. Wow. I’m REALLY cross-eyed today! Maybe white liner makes my eyes cross more!!
But the major surprise is that I got Bonaparte to pose in his OOTD yesterday!!
Manchic!! Or is it Man Candy? The very bashful and handsome Bonaparte. He will be so surprised when he sees this!! He should be a model!
Have a great, great weekend and I’ll see ya next week!
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