Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me...

Today I turn 37 and I'm still trying to get use to saying that because I think 36 sounds much better than saying, "I'm 37" then again saying "I'm 35" sounds even better than that. But I'm a good sport, I will play along and age just like everyone else. For the past year I have been really diligent with wearing sunscreen, applying under eye cream at all times and applying firming lotions to my neck and I've been doing this daily. At the moment, I am trying to find the best anti-wrinkling serums for under $100 and it's a challenge.

Now I just need to remember to take that daily multi-vitamin!

I like to buy birthday treats for myself and of course it's in the form of makeup. Last year I was in NYC so I blew $200 at the Edward Bess counter at Bergdorf Goodman but the best part was Edward did my makeup personally for my birthday dinner that night at Balthazar. It was truly an awesome birthday. Edward taught me how to use his products properly - I love using his Daydream bronzer as an everyday powder - right on top of my tinted moisturizer.

(Edward is SERVIN it up!)

This year I opted for a STAY-CATION because it's been a tough year and our pockets are a bit thin. Plus,  not being at work for a week is like a great birthday gift from my work! We'll have lunch today, somewhere outdoors to celebrate the arrival of Indian Summer here in SF - the best time here, in my opinion. I'll try to fit in a manicure/pedicure today. Tonight will be drinks with my husband, sister and our good friend - expect pics!

On to my birthday treats:

My first LMdB products - an eye shadow and lip gloss. The Nordstrom counter was a bit slim in the Lip Cream department but I will be back for that! Yes, another glossimer because they are awesome and I am an extremely weak, WEAK girl when it comes to Chanel.

Shadow - Alexandrite (Joey - Corinthian and JoJo were both sold out! BOO!!!), Gloss - La Belle, Glossimer - Pagoda

I cannot wait to play with these babies!

I  look forward to this day - as a little girl, I knew it meant new Barbie dolls and as an adult it means celebrating with my girls and my husband with a fabulous dinner and cocktails. The greatest gifts have been my daughter, my husband, my family and friends. I try to wake-up everyday with a smile on my face honoring these people. It's hard to do most days but once I am up and think about them, I know everything will be okay.

And I am wonderfully blessed by you, the readers, for just stopping by and reading my thoughts, looking at my not so greatly lit photos and leaving wonderful comments.

Thank you for making it my birthday everyday!

However, I think if my husband surprised me with this BARBIE doll I would squeal with delight like a 5yr. old!

She would also need a collection of shoes since my biggest pet peeve was losing a shoe!

Images courteousy of Barbiecollector.com


  1. Happy Birthday!
    You now have me wondering if I should start wearing neck cream ;)
    You picked up some lovely looking items there, Le Metier is always going to be a good bet:)

  2. Thank you Replica!

    I am doing this now because I just fear of waking up with a turkey waddle! hahaha

  3. I hope you have a lovely birthday!! In my opinion, you don't look a day over 20 ;) Super gorgeous!

  4. Shucks! Thank you so much for your kind words!

  5. Happy birthday! You look so pretty in your photo next to Edward :) Have fun with the new makeup -- Alexandrite is a great color. :)

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope you had a really wonderful day filled with cake (or other yummies) and family and friends. You look so young (no joke) in your picture with Edward Bess. Not to mention...you guys both have matching golden flowy hair. Hehe =)

    I remember birthdays as barbie days too =)

  7. Thanks Makeup Magpie - I did try out Alexandrite and I guess I'm not use to the sheerness. I'm not saying I do not like it but I guess it takes some getting use to when you are use to so much pigment. I am having fun playing with it.

    Thank you so much! Edward is even more stunning in person. You can tell that he's a former model!

    Ha - I might buy that Louboutin Barbie for myself!