Product Review: Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights (Baked Starblush)


As I’ve probably mentioned before, I don’t indulge in every cosmetics category as deeply as I do in lipstick. I own just two blushes, for example, and a few single-serving samples of bronzer and highlighter, and I usually find that’s enough for me to have on hand.

However, when I received an offer of this combination blush-highlighter from Smashbox, I was so taken by its rose-y colors and its fun pinwheel effect that I had to accept.

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Passing Fancies: October 2015


My favorite month of the year!

Video: Mr. TC and I are glued to our weekly viewings of “Home Fires” and “Indian Summers” on PBS. Yes, we are old folks.

Audio: The Replacements (Tim is 30 years old?!)

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, thanks to my friend C. who loaned me her copy

Art: “Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” at the Brooklyn Museum

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Covet: Cynthia Rowley Office Products at Staples

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 4.04.45 PMAfter my long-overdue cleaning and organizing of my home “office” space, I made a trip to Staples to pick up some new folders for my file cabinet. While I was there, I spotted these desk supplies designed by Cynthia Rowley.

I could always use a new notebook for any of my various projects, and I love this urban floral motif…not to mention the positive affirmation on the cover.

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