Friday, December 30, 2011

New hires for Fox News?

Ann Romney, Anita Perry, and Callista Gingrich star in TV spots in advance of the January 3 Iowa caucus.
L to R: Ann Romney, Anita Perry, Callista Gingrich
Source: via STYLE on Pinterest

Fox News should hire these foxy blondes.  Else, their husbands can find work at Fox News: it's where washed-up Republican politicians go. :-)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Candles for the holidays

My husband and I spent a quiet Christmas at home.  The only decoration was the floral arrangement that he Photoshopped.  I pulled out my Christmas CDs for a listen.  I rarely burn candles, because of safety issues, but here are a couple that I burned on Christmas Eve:

Manuel Canovas Bois de Lune Candle

Manuel Canovas Bois de Lune Candle has a heady, smoky fragrance like burning wood.

What's even more fragrant than Manuel Canovas Bois de Lune Candle?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture by Young Living

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture by Young Living

I still have the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture kit by Young Living that I purchased from a friend at church 4 years ago.  Since then, she's retired and relocated to Asheville, North Carolina.  I use the oils as inhalants (no, I don't get high!) and keep the kit in the night stand to enjoy the resinous fragrances wafting from the kit as I lie in bed.

Now comes news that frankincense could be on the verge of extinction, due to a number of factors.  All the more reason to cherish the bottle of essence of frankincense in the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture kit.

Frankincense in The Bible:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth and goodwill to all from The Style Page.

Christmas floral arrangment

My husband took this photo of a floral arrangement and enhanced it with Photoshop.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hannukah to readers of The Style Page who celebrate the holiday:

The Style Page is (belatedly) aware that Hanukkah began Tuesday, December 20; nonetheless, it didn't want the holiday go by without our greetings!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Vatican certifies miracle ascribed to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, who should be elevated to sainthood next year.
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Source: via Julie on Pinterest

Does this mean that Leonard Cohen will have to rewrite his novel Beautiful Losers :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sue Devitt Beauty Defining Eyeliner Pencil

Sue Devitt Beauty’s Eye Intensifier Pencil is one of the best products I’ve ever received. I've never had much luck with eyeliner pencils, but Sue Devitt Beauty’s Eye Intensifier Pencil doesn’t need “priming” and goes on smoothly and easily. With smudging, Sue Devitt Beauty’s Eye Intensifier Pencil in Pointe-Noire is great for recreating the sooty kajal-rimmed eye that I so admire on Indian women.

Now Sue Devitt Beauty has come out with the fine-tipped Defining Eyeliner pencil, which complements the jumbo Eye Intensifier Pencil. Like the Eye Intensifier pencil, the Defining Eyeliner pencil goes on very smoothly and easily. I received the Defining Eyeliner pencil in Hvita, a shiny silver that looks like Christmas tree tinsel. It is great for rimming the lower eyelids and illumining the inner corner of the eye. Sue Devitt Beauty Defining Eyeliner pencil in Hvita would be great applied over black eyeliner and smudged. For holiday parties, wear a simple LBD and complement the look with sparkly earrings and hair accessories.

Sue Devitt Beauty Defining Eyeliner Pencil in Hvita
Items in Sue Devitt Beauty’s holiday makeup look (her products, of course!) are:

Thursday, December 15, 2011



Did I repress grieving when my mother died?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More klassy than Kardashian

Have the Kardashians made animal prints déclassé?

Here are more elegant ways to wear animal prints:

Pippa Middleton

Friday, December 09, 2011

He has the best eyebrows ...

and his latest hairstyle makes him look less effeminate.

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

Justin Bieber pitching his celebrity fragrance

Is he finally getting pubes?

Thursday, December 08, 2011

CoverFX NaturalFX Water-Based Foundation

Ever since I finished my bottle of MAC Satin Foundation and the MAC salesgirl tried to sell me on a peach-toned foundation (that was years ago), I've been on a quest for the perfect foundation: one that feels good on the skin, evens out my complexion, and matches my skin tone.

I went to Sephora to find a new foundation.  I was interested in MUFE’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation for its wide variety of shades and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation as I thought that a crème foundation would be good for my dry, maturing skin, but the salesgirl sold me on Cover FX Natural FX Water-Based Foundation.

Cover FX Natural FX Water-Based Foundation
Sephora’s website says that Cover FX Natural FX Water-Based Foundation provides “sheer to medium coverage” and “a natural-looking, satin finish.”   I had to spread it very thin to obtain sheer coverage, and it did not provide a satin finish.  Cover FX Natural FX Water-Based Foundation can double as a concealer: I wonder if the thickness has something to do with Cover FX founder Lee Graff’s background as a corrective MUA .    As I moisturize nightly, I have some sheen on my forehead, and the foundation’s finish did not match the finish of my forehead.

CoverFX Natural FX Water-Based Foundation is rated SPF 15, which suggests that you should apply it fairly thickly.  Its active sunscreen ingredients are octinoxate, octocrylene, and oxybenzone.

One good thing about Cover FX Natural FX Water-Based Foundation is the wide variety of shades for various skin tones:

  • B Series: Golden brown to ebony undertones
  • C Series: Primarily pink undertones
  • E Series: Pink and yellow undertones 
  • M Series: Yellow and olive undertones

The salesgirl selected E10 Warm Ivory for me, which seemed to be a good match for my skin tone.

To quote U2, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.

CoverFX is available at Sephora stores and

The fine print: this article contains links for the Sephora affiliate program, through which I can earn nominal commissions.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Carmen fantasy #MusicMonday Carmen Jones

Another in my biweekly series on adaptations of Carmen.  This scene is from the 1954 film Carmen Jones, which resets the Carmen story in North Carolina during WWII.  Oscar Hammerstein II created a new book for Georges Bizet's music: brilliant.  It's darker than his work with Richard Rodgers.  Here Dorothy Dandridge sings "Dat's Love" (actually dubbed by Marilyn Horne) to the tune of Bizet's Habanera.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Elvis Costello: he's still sticking it to the powers that be

Elvis Costello
I'm definitely having my late 70s/80s moment.  Elvis Costello tells fans not to buy his $225 set.  He tried to get the recording company reduce the price, but was unsuccessful. He used to be disgusted, but now he's amused:

'"Unfortunately, we at find ourselves unable to recommend this lovely item to you as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire," Costello wrote on his website.'

HT Aly Walansky

This isn't the first time that Elvis Costello has stuck it to the powers that be.  Thirty years ago, when he performed in St. Louis, he gave a shoutout to the rival radio station of the one that sponsored his concert.

His aim is true.