Beautiful Life

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Gothic Romances and New Skin Care

Hi readers. I have some time to post. The past few days have been hectic and I’ve been quite tired. Let’s see…what has happened? I finally finished “The Reader” and saw the film as well. Both are really good and I recommend you read or watch the film. Right now, I am reading a 1966 Gothic romance a friend loaned me titled “The Mists of Mourning”. I do love Gothic stories. My favorite is actually Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. “Mists of Mourning” is short, only 150 pages but it’s interesting. There’s something interesting about the unknown and love. I’m going to begin V.C. Andrews “Delia’s Heart” sometime this week. If others are interested in talking about it or if you’ve already read it and want to recommend others, please leave a comment.
So I’ve started a new skin care routine and am absolutely LOVING it. I started using some Mario Badesco products and they are wonderful. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel goes on smooth and it hydrates my skin. I can feel it. The Cucumber Lotion is not harsh and feels moisturizing as well. My oily skin is not as shiny by mid day as before. I really think the products I’ve used are really good. I haven’t had to worry about my skin since I began using it. I really am thinking of getting the Drying Lotion for future blemishes, just in case. But hopefully I won’t have any anymore.


June 2, 2009 Posted by | Beauty, Books and Literature, skincare | Leave a comment

Book Reviews and Classic Movie Sundays

Openbk1I’m going to be finishing up “The Reader” sometime today. Sundays are wonderful for relaxing. I got all my household stuff done yesterday and the work week was busy but doesn’t start up again until Tuesday because of the holiday. So I wanted to review books I have already read and loved. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” was heartbreaking but definitely worth the read. It really makes you understand the difficulties of being a woman in different parts of the world. It’s the kind of book you want to talk to others about, just to get their ideas and reactions. I look forward to another by Khaled Hosseini. I read the V.C. Andrews book “Delia’s Crossing” and was impressed. It had been a long time since I’d picked up a V.C. Andrews novel but was happy I did. It’s about a young woman’s new life in California after crossing over from Mexico and becoming part of her rich aunt’s family. Pick these up and give them a try.
HIBISCUSClassic movies are something else I favor. “Dishonored Lady” starring Hedy Lamarr is wonderful. It’s about a successful magazine editor who gives up everything to become an unknown artist and is accused of a crime she didn’t commit.Other favorites of mine is “Mildred Pierce”, “Alice Adams” and “Casablanca”. Check these out if you can.

May 24, 2009 Posted by | Books and Literature | Leave a comment

Summer Reading List

I am so ready for all summer has to offer. Great makeup colors. Great light fashions and summer reading. I’m almost finished with “The Reader” and already have a few books to add to my summer list. books3Here they are.
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Delia’s Heart by V.C. Andrews
To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Five Complete Novels by Agatha Christie
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

I’m not sure if I will get to all of them but I hope to get to many of them. What do you think of the list? Do you have any great titles on your summer reading list? Share them here.

IDNTKNW2I just wrote an article on the perfect job interview outfit.

May 17, 2009 Posted by | Books and Literature, Fun | , , , , | Leave a comment