It's time for a Seven Things on Sunday post once again. When I posted my first "Seven Things on Sunday" post, I explained that this is a way for me to present you with a current list of things I'm loving, liking or (very rarely) disliking.
One - The 19th century "curio" collections. Every now and then I become fascinated with various idiosyncratic aspects of history. At the moment, for whatever reason, 19th century curio cabinets have really captivated my attention. There is something beautiful but a little macabre about these collections, and I think we see many of the colors featured in modern makeup. Expect to see a reinterpretation of this theme on Getting Cheeky in the not too distant future ...
Two - "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." Lately I've been captivated by this depression era motto that epitomized frugality and economy. Earlier this year my mentality about purchasing cosmetics and things in general has changed a bit. I've long emphasized quality over quantity in terms of clothing and I finally applied the same logic to cosmetics and skincare. I'm in the process of organizing and consolidating my collection, and I truly feel as though I could benefit from the lesson embedded in the popular saying.
Three - Having a twin in Paris. My family is currently making an exciting whirlwind tour of Europe and started by visiting my favorite city. I've been wonderfully excited for them, but a bit sad that I can't be there to join in on the fun and show them my favorite spots. Apparently I really am there in spirit, because they discovered an uncanny cartoon likeness of myself in a window on Rue de Rivoli.
(Photo credit, my father-in-law)
Four - Wish List II. Despite my change in purchasing habits, or perhaps due to it, my wish list is never ending. Though I've attempted to switch to a strict one in, one out policy the life of a makeup lover can never be that tidy ... now can it? I've been drawn in by Dior's New World Purple and Orchid polishes along with several Le Métier de Beauté items and many upcoming pieces from autumn collections.
Five - Designer toothbrushes. Much like my infatuation with Band Aid's Cynthia Rowley collection, I'm head over heels for Reach's new trendy new toothbrushes*. Though I don't think adults should need incentive to brush their teeth, these patterned brushes certainly sweeten the deal and bring style to the vanity cabinet! To create the graphic patterns, Reach collaborated with fashion designer Shoshanna Gruss and "Flipping Out" star, designer Jeff Lewis. My personal favorite (and current toothbrush of choice) is the gold and teal patterned brush third from the top.
Six - Anticipating Autumn. As frustrating as it may be for summer lovers out there, I find myself waiting for autumn almost the instant the summer begins. With the autumn collections just on the horizon it's hard for me not to long for crisp wind, apple cider, falling leaves and cuddly cashmere sweaters.
Seven - A few magnificent blog posts, as always ...
The talented Little Brown Pen makes me miss the beautiful details that make Paris special.
The Beauty Look Book hypnotizes us with Dior's beautiful Les Violets Hypnotiques polish collection.
Café Makeup brings us with her to Rue Cambon to take a peek at Chanel's Paris-Bombay windows.
What are your seven things this Sunday?
*This item was provided by PR for consideration. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. Do not hesitate to reference my policies in the event that you have any questions.