Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 20

We have reached the 20th CF post! Hooray!

I can’t believe I didn’t write a CF post for March. That was my birthday month!

I will talk about some of my favorite things from my birthday month, as well as some more recent loves.

1) Afternoon tea at The Russian Tea Room:  This gorgeous restaurant is world famous and absolutely exquisite. My friend and I went for afternoon tea on my birthday. We were served small sandwiches, sweets and our own pots of delicious hot tea.





2) Birthday Gift of Purple Amethyst and Pearl Earrings:  My afternoon tea-sharer friend Janna gifted me these gorgeous earrings! She knows how much I love jewelry, especially amethyst and pearls. They are made of 14k gold, freshwater pearls and genuine amethyst.



3) The Kind Gift I Received at Sephora:   After our tea, Janna left to go do her own thing and I went to Sephora to treat myself to a new blush palette. I had already received my annual birthday gift, so the cashier who rang up my purchase couldn’t give me another one. She did slip a Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat into my shopping bag. I think it was a returned item/damaged item that couldn’t be resold. I looked up the price of it when I got home and I learned that it costs $30! It was so nice of her to give it to me, knowing it was my birthday! Wow! I want to make it clear that as I list this as a Current Favorite, I really love her kind deed more than I love the item I got. 🙂

4) BBC’s Merlin: I enjoy marathon watching this show on Netflix. It’s fun, action-packed, well-acted, and the dynamic between Arthur and Merlin is adorable and hilarious. It’s great to see Anthony Head play someone who isn’t a tweed-clad librarian/Watcher (still love you, Giles!) and I love the strong portrayals of Guinevere and Morgana.

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5) ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick:  I will be reviewing this shade soon. It’s a stunning rich berry-plum with a smooth satin finish. I have been wearing it to work everyday since I got it.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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8 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 20

  1. Lupe says:

    The liquid lipstick looks gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to go to a tea room! That was so nice of the Sephora cashier!

  2. I’ve never been to an afternoon tea or high tea but I already KNOW I’d love it.

  3. Sangeeta G says:

    The amethyst and pearl earrings are gorgeous.

  4. I would LOVE afternoon tea at the Russian Tea Room! So cool! And that was a kind gesture. I also can’t wait for your review. That lipstick is so pretty!

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