Pupdate: Volume 10

Parker

Age 6-7 months

I cannot believe it’s been one year today since we adopted Parker! And LOOK HOW LITTLE he was!! He is like horse-sized now. :D

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Pixi Nail Color of the Month: Caliente Coral

Pixi Nail Colour Caliente Coral

The August Pixi Nail Colour of the Month is called Caliente Coral.

As one might suspect, it’s named for the normally super sizzling month of August. Weirdly August in the Bay Area has been really mild. Usually at my house (I live in the East Bay, across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco) it’s in the mid 80′s to mid 90′s this month. But we’ve been keeping it more in the low 70′s so far. I hope it starts getting warmer!

This is a limited edition shade, and available only at PixiBeauty.

Pixi Nail Colour Caliente Coral-2

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Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection

Crebtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection

This afternoon I have something I’ll wager you haven’t heard of – The Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection.

Yep it’s true, the 40 year old skincare brand now has nail lacquer! This collection, as the name implies, is all about pale nudes. Their lacquer is 4-free and (I believe) cruelty-free. They currently have about 30 shades in their new line as well as a base/top coat. And here’s the other good news. They are only $6.00! That’s pretty darn good I think.

One of these bottles arrived to me completely broken but I actually managed to swatch it before I tossed it, so I have swatches but no bottle shots.

Crabtree & Evelyn The Nud-est Collection

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If Sammy Ran a Personal Ad, This Is What It Would Say

Sammy Prowling-4

Good afternoon,

My name is King Samuel I of Wickinghamshire, but pretty much everyone just calls me Sammy or Sam.

Some background about me: In my past 8 lives I was a powerful King in England, but now I’m just an ordinary American house-cat. *Shudder*. I still feel and look aristocratic though, and I don’t understand many of the American ways. People can be so uncivilised here.

I am about 10 years old now, but certainly not an old man by any means. My keepers tell me all the time I still have a “kitten-face” but that just belittles me. I’ve got major spunk and personality and I am looking for someone with those same traits. I am built much like King Henry VIII was. Strong, powerful and yes, maybe I carry a bit of weight around my midsection. I do tend to gorge, purge and gorge, much like my Kingly predecessors, because that is our way!

Sammy Christmas 2013

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Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Emerald Gold

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Emerald Gold

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Emerald Gold isn’t a new palette per se, but it’s one worth checking out if you haven’t yet.

Actually there are two new palettes in this eye shadow line for fall 2014 and they are Rich Gold (gold, khaki and green shades) and Silver Sky (cream, silver and blue shades). Each of these palettes include six color-coordinated mineral eye shadows and a dual-ended sponge applicator.

The colors in this palette are on the lighter, less pigmented side. Expect more of a wash of color rather than serious color payoff.

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Emerald Gold-2

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