September 2010


Makeup by Pamela Lesch


I was standing in the shower this morning, getting ready to loofah my newest fave, clean scent, Philosophy’s Amazing Grace, when I read the entire script on this bottle.  I thought it was outstanding.  Having been an English teacher, I really appreciated the analogy to a classroom.  
I thought I’d share with you:
philosophy:  life is a classroom.  we are both student
and teacher.  each day is a test.  and each day we receive
a passing or failing grade in one particular subject:
grace.  grace is compassion, gratitude, surrender, faith
forgiveness, good manners, reverence and the list goes
on.  it’s something money can’t buy and credentials
rarely produce.  being the smartest, the prettiest, the
most talented, the richest or even the poorest can’t
help.  being a humble person can, and being a helpful
person can guide you through your days with grace
and gratitude.


That Last Little Somethin’-Somethin’

September 27, 2010

Brides, brides, brides!  I love them, and I adore doing their makeup on Wedding Day! Because it’s high bridal season here in Charleston, I’m in a groove, and I’ve been thinking about my process when I apply a bride’s makeup.  It comes down to those final touches that put a makeup application over the top. […]

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An Oldie. . . A Goodie. . . A Splurge!

September 22, 2010

Christian Dior’s DIORSHOW Mascara in Noir/Black is my new favorite.  At $25, it was a splurge, but well worth it.  It’s one of those must-have mascaras that is a beauty luxury.  Not only do I get great volume and length, but this is a delicious rose-scented mascara. . . that unexpected fragrance made it even […]

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Pretty Preservationist, Perry

September 13, 2010

The girl’s got style, vision, panache, and moxie!  All this, plus she’s a BLUSH girl. . . as in “I need more blush!” Perry is one of those brides who has made a lasting impression, much like the old architecture, books, and mementos she studies and helps preserve.  This phenomenal bridal session, by the amazing […]

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Sun Spot Fix-It Time

September 10, 2010

I went against my own good advice: this summer, I spent time at the beach during high-peak sun hours, without enough sun screen. I also spent a lot of time driving in the car, and my left side always seems to get beat up the most by the sun.  Sure enough, those little brown sunspots have reappeared […]

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A Necessary Attachment

September 1, 2010

This is not a brag; it’s a truth:  I love my stuff.  I love all the palettes of color, the creamy concoctions, the silky powders, the wonderful-smelling spritzers and toners, the fluffy brushes.  I love my kit which is the unit that carries all my products.  Between my kit and what my eye and mind […]

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