The Beauty Spotlight Team: My Guilty Pleasures

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It’s my turn to let you all in on my guilty pleasures. Some are beauty related, some not.

You may not be aware that I am a perfume junkie as well as a makeup addict. I don’t write about fragrance much because it’s SO dang hard to convey a scent. I don’t have a sophisticated nose which doesn’t help in describing fragrance.  That said, I LOVE fragrance and like to change it up often, wearing a different scent each day. This isn’t my entire collection; I have given lots away to my hair stylist who shares my love of perfume.

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I tend to gravitate to light, fruity and floral scents but I am stretching my wings and have started to try deeper,  darker scents. TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love has been a fabulous transition scent for me. The fusion of dark vanilla bean, orchid, white tea and sandalwood is much warmer than I’m used to and it has quickly become a favorite. The fragrance is long lasting  (important to me) giving me a whiff of it throughout the day. It is a very sensual and enticing scent that makes me feel sexy in a classy way. I can’t stop smelling myself! For my best summer fragrances, read my review here. 2015-08-12 23.08.34 (480x434)

A guilty pleasure that I hate to admit is my love of reality TV, or as I call it–trash TV. I’m hooked on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Orange County, New York  and Atlanta. Even though all they do is fight and scream at each other, I still keep tuning in. I mean really ladies, I have NEVER behaved that way with my group of girlfriends. I’m beginning to think a lot of the fighting is staged. but still I watch: it’s like a bad accident you tear your eyes from.

Who could possibly live WITHOUT these words of wisdom from Countess Luann de Lessepes?

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I also love cooking shows like Chopped, Food Network Star and  Dinner at Tiffani’s. Dinner at Tiffani’s is interesting because she invites her celebrity friends over and that’s fun to watch, plus her recipes are fairly easy. Why I watch cooking shows is beyond me since I don’t cook. Other reality shows you need to be watching: Project Runway, The Property Bros–this is a guilty pleasure because I have a HUGE crush on Jonathan, I even had a dream that I was his girlfriend even though I could be his mother  older sister.  Say Yes to the Dress, The Voice and Below Deck are good too. Gimme a break, at least I have never watched Bad Girls Club or Dating Naked!

The two loves of my life:

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The one that lives with me–Addy the dog

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Although my usual makeup of choice is eyeshadow, when I started this post, I decided to count my lippies: lipsticks and glosses. I was blown away with how many I have and I know I missed quite a few!

 

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A whopping 227!! I may have a problem. Finally, I have a terrible sweet tooth. Cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, CHEESECAKE! My current love is Sea Salt Caramel Truffle ice cream–I’m on my third tub this summer. It has ribbons of caramel running through and tiny chocolate cups….wait for it…filled with caramel!!! You can even taste the sea salt–it’s amazing!

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Then there is my favorite candy EVER–gummy bears. To get the full experience of the gummy bear you MUST eat them in the following order: white, yellow, green and orange saving red for LAST because it’s the BEST!

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There you have it, a partial list of my guilty pleasures. A full list would take days! What are some of your guilty pleasures?

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Comments

  1. I have a lipstick problem too, and I love your instructions on eating gummy bears! haha!

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says:

    Loved seeing your perfume collection. Such pretty bottles. I’ve gotta sniff Tainted Love. I just tried Excess but unfortunately it ended up smelling like a cedar closet on me, boo. That is quite a lipstick collection, but at least you know what you’ve got and where it is, unlike mine which is all over the place!

  3. I love this. You have a thing about seashells etc too. I knew you loved gummy bears but I didn’t know you had to eat them in a certain order. I’ll have to try that myself. Your daughter is a beauty and Addy is a cutie. You’ve got some good stuff going on in your life.

  4. Dorothy Abernathy says:

    Tokyo Milk Dark, Tainted Love was a transition scent for me also. I also have La Vie La Mort and Everything & Nothing. The I also go Nest Amazon Lily which is like nothing else I own. I’ll let you check it out on the Sephora website because explaining a fragrance is beyond me. I also love Dalhia & Vines and Midnight Fleur. I also picked up the Aerin collection. I love trying small bottles of different scents. If you’re looking for a good vanilla you might try Trish McEvoy 9, a mix of blackberry and Vanilla Musk. It may be my favorite cold weather scent. My other pleasure is nail polish. I don’t count them because then I’d really need to feel guilty. I justify by reminding myself of how much I save not buying and smoking cigarettes anymore. Nail polish and perfum has to be better than smoking tobacco. Right?

    • Absolutely! I have two Nest fragrances but neither are Amazon Lily, I will definitely check it out along with your other recommendations! That Trish McEvoy #9 sounds amazing!

  5. Fun post! The two Loves of your life are beautiful! The gummy bear tip is mind boggling, what will I learn next from your beauty blog?

  6. OMG SEA SALT CARAMEL!!! You can put that on virtually everything and I’d eat it! <3

  7. This may seem crazy (or not), but if you haven’t tried the chocolate covered gummy bears you must! MUST! Over 20 years ago I had a friend who owned a candy store and she got those in and I thought ECK. Then I tried them… heaven, purely. Unfortunately it was far too easy to eat a pound so I had to divorce them 😉 But if you’ve never tried them, you seriously have to buy a bag. Trust me. noooooommmmmmm noooommm

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