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Thursday

Perfume is Powerful

I thought I would share a little story with all of you about the power that perfume has over people.  I have been wearing perfume since the Avon pins my sisters used to buy me with the perfume solid on the back.  I am sure many of you reading have absolutely no idea what I am talking about (see below for pic).   I can also remember going into my mother or sisters room and spraying theirs.  I  remember my sister's White Shoulders on her dresser.  I can recall my mother's Chanel No5 bottle sitting on hers.  I can even remember my dads Old Spice bottle sitting on his dresser.  I once went over my dads wearing Chanel No 5, and he told me that it reminded him of my mother. As he sat there I know he was remembering so many good memories from the past. This is exactly what perfume can do.  Perfume is very powerful and can invoke emotions in someone.  Perfume has the power to make someone feel a certain way, think of a certain place, or remember a certain time or person.  With that said, I would like to tell you what else a perfume can do for you.   

The other day at work I walked into another office.  One of the girls asked me what kind of perfume I was wearing, since I have moved on from the Avon pins and was not wearing my fragrance on my shirt, I immediately went to my purse and pulled out my half full bottle of Bond No9 Nuits De Noho.  This has been one of my favs for years.  She held it in her hand and asked if she could spray it.  I of course said yes and she did.  As soon as she put it on I could see a smile come to her face.  She looked at me and said these words, "I feel pretty."  That in turn put a smile on my face.  I too feel pretty when I spray a perfume, especially this one.  This made me so happy because I believe that every woman should feel pretty, not just some days, every single day of their lives. When I thought about this interaction, and even right now when I think about it, it puts a smile on my face.  Yesterday was this gorgeous girls birthday, and how I wish it could have been a bottle, I gave her some samples of Bond No9 which included a sample of Nuits De Noho. 

I guess my point is that I hope every woman who wears perfume or fragrance feels this exact same way.  I truly believe that every woman should feel pretty.  Perfume can invoke many feelings, memories, emotions, and also make someone feel good, I guess that perfume is pretty powerful!

So the next time you are in a department store and the fragrance model greets you asking, "Would you like to sample our new fragrance?"  The answer should be, without hesitation, YES I WOULD LOVE TOO!  It may remind you of something special, or just make you feel special yourself!  Not all perfumes are created equal, and not every perfume is for everyone.  If the perfume makes you feel pretty, no matter the price, BUY IT!  You will not be disappointed. 

In the case of spreading gorgeous fragrance all around - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy


http://www.bondno9.com/



Avon Vintage Pin - This one was always my fav!
Yes, I know I have come a long way throughout the years!!!!

Wednesday

The Soap Series Interview with Sharon Case

I just had to post this link for all of you that share my love for Sharon Case!  Last night thanks to Doug (@itsjustdouglas on Twitter) and Pam (@pam72210) from The Soap Series (@thesoapseries) many of Sharon's fans were able to listen live to an interview that Doug and Pam did with Sharon, and then they would be able to speak to her on the phone.  I could not believe that this was actually going to happen.  I called in and was actually the second person to speak with Sharon. My friend Bonnie from http://sharoncasefans.com/was the third person to chat with our friend.  I have to say that I was so nervous before getting on the phone.  My anxiety was so high I thought I was going to get so tongue tied.  Once I was on the phone with Sharon, that all changed.  Once again I felt as though I was chatting with an old friend.  Sharon is so genuine, down to earth, and an amazing woman.  I felt so honored that I actually was able to talk to her.  I was also so happy that I was able to hear the voices of some of my friends who I have met through her. 

The interview was Sharon talking about Y&R, POMP, and many other aspects of her life and career.  I wanted to post it here so all of you, in case you missed it, would have the chance to listen.  As for Doug and Pam, I think that it is amazing that they have interviews like this with the soap stars.  They are really trying to SAVE THE SOAPS, something that all of us soap fans would love to help do.  Unfortunately, soaps are not as popular as they were years ago.  I remember watching soaps, especially Y&R with my mom when I was 9 years old. I always remember Nikki and Victor.  I thought Nikki was so gorgeous, and she still looks the SAME!  I think if you are a daytime drama fan you probably do connect some of the stars and shows with your past growing up.  As for this point in my life today, I love getting home and settling in for the night watching Y&R.  The clothes, POMP jewelry, shoes, MAKEUP, men, and story lines are so fun to watch.  Now with being able to chat with Sharon on Twitter and also now on the phone, I feel like I am watching my friend. 

Below is the link and as I mentioned.  Doug and Pam had their chance first to talk to Sharon.  After that was the part where Sharon and her fans were able to chat.  When it was my turn, after I got over my initial shock and remembered the lamb's name which was FANNY,and asked Sharon to move to Upstate NY,  I did manage to ask her a question, and NO it was not about makeup!  Come on now you all know I already have the answers to those questions.  OK so she did make a shout out to her favorite PRETTY GIRL makeup.  Now you cant really talk to the Makeup Detective without mentioning some type of makeup product now can you?

Click below, listen, and enjoy getting to know this wonderful woman who is not only gorgeous outside, she is gorgeous inside as well! 

In the case of getting to know Ms. Sharon Case a little bit more - this case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

Special Guest Sharon Case 03/27 by thesoapseries | Blog Talk Radio

Saturday

Blog Contest Featuring POMP Earrings

Well, after careful consideration Detective Lynn and I have decided to run TWO blog contests. There will be this one featuring GORGEOUS PEARL EARRINGS from POMP by SHARON CASE, and another which will feature beauty products.

When I mentioned to Sharon that I was having a blog contest she graciously offered to send me a POMP prize. You all know how in LOVE with her jewelry I am so this is absolutely perfect. Sharon asked me what piece I wanted and I told her to choose. She chose to send the gorgeous and exquisite Pearl Earrings that she wears a lot both on Y&R and in her real life. These earrings are absolutely stunning! These are actually one piece that I don't already own. I will definitely have to change that! Don't worry, though I have been tempted to put them on, they are safe and secure in their little pink bag and POMP box! Well I did take them out for their photo shoot which I will show below -
This picture does not do these stunners justice so here is a photo of the gorgeous Sharon wearing these -
See how amazing they are! Just to let you know they are valued at $39.95 and can be seen by trotting on over to - http://shop.sharoncasejewelry.com/Pearl-Earring-0014.htm.

Here is the description taken from the website -
* Add some luster to your slink knits or something cocktail dressier. Our real freshwater pearl French wire earrings look effortless paired with our matching pearl ring. 14kt Gold plated/Rhodium plated/Real freshwater pearl. * The earrings for the contest are in gold.

So enough about the prize, lets hear the rules. In order to qualify for this contest you MUST be a Follower of this blog. All you have to do is go over to the side of this post where it says - Join This Site and follow the steps, painless right? The next step is one of two things, either follow me on Twitter @makeupdetective OR if you do not have a Twitter, like us on our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Makeup-Detectives/216228601737157. Ok so thats another painless step. Now for the final portion of this contest. OK so for this YOU will have to put your detective hat on, and do some investigating. I am going to test your knowledge of our favorite daytime diva Sharon and see just how well you know her! In case you don't know her as well as you would like too, you could follow her on Twitter @Sharonlcase or go to her fan site - http://sharoncasefans.com/. This site is where you will find the answer to this question and more interesting facts about Sharon. I will post the question and you can answer it through Twitter DM or through the email Makeupdetective@gmail.com. Obviously, there will be more than one person knowing the answer to this question, what I will do then is put the names into Random.org and the winner will be chosen. Sounds like fun right? Ok so lets recap -

We are giving away a gorgeous pair of POMP by Sharon Case Pearl Earrings valued at $39.95. These will be delivered to your door personally by Sharon! Well, alright that is not necessarily true, not for THIS contest at least. They will be sent to you in the mail! : )

1. To enter you MUST follow this blog, follow me on Twitter, and/or follow our Facebook page.
2. You must answer the question about Sharon Case correctly and sent to me on Twitter @makeupdetective through a DM, or through the email Makeupdetective@gmail.com
3. This contest will run from TODAY, March 24, 2012 - Saturday, April 7, 2012. The winner will be chosen on SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 and announced on Twitter, the Facebook page, and here on the blog in a separate post!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Makeupdetective@gmail.com

Here is the question -

Sharon likes to listen to audio books - What type of books are her favorite?
FYI - There are two types that she mentions!


GOOD LUCK to everyone, and again thank you for supporting our blog the past year! Don't forget, the best is yet to come! Ok go on now and start investigating!

In the case of making one of our lucky followers feel like a daytime diva - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

* Since this is our first contest, there may be updates that come along. Here is the first, this contest IS OPEN to everyone even INTERNATIONAL! *

* Another update - I changed where to submit the answer to the ?, you wouldn't want to post it in the comments for everyone to see! Send it in an email or Twitter DM!

Blog Contest Featuring POMP Earrings

Well, after careful consideration Detective Lynn and I have decided to run TWO blog contests.  There will be this one featuring GORGEOUS PEARL EARRINGS from POMP by SHARON CASE, and another which will feature beauty products. 

When I mentioned to Sharon that I was having a blog contest she graciously offered to send me a POMP prize.  You all know how in LOVE with her jewelry I am so this is absolutely perfect.  Sharon asked me what piece I wanted and I told her to choose.  She chose to send the gorgeous and exquisite Pearl Earrings that she wears a lot both on Y&R and in her real life.  These earrings are absolutely stunning! These are actually one piece that I don't already own.  I will definitely have to change that!  Don't worry, though I have been tempted to put them on, they are safe and secure in their little pink bag and POMP box!  Well I did take them out for their photo shoot which I will show below -
This picture does not do these stunners justice so here is a photo of the gorgeous Sharon wearing these -
See how amazing they are! Just to let you know they are valued at $39.95 and can be seen by trotting on over to - http://shop.sharoncasejewelry.com/Pearl-Earring-0014.htm.

Here is the description taken from the website -
* Add some luster to your slink knits or something cocktail dressier. Our real freshwater pearl French wire earrings look effortless paired with our matching pearl ring. 14kt Gold plated/Rhodium plated/Real freshwater pearl. * The earrings for the contest are in gold. 

So enough about the prize, lets hear the rules.  In order to qualify for this contest you MUST be a Follower of this blog.  All you have to do is go over to the side of this post where it says - Join This Site and follow the steps, painless right?  The next step is one of two things, either follow me on Twitter @makeupdetective OR if you do not have a Twitter, like us on our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Makeup-Detectives/216228601737157.  Ok so thats another painless step.  Now for the final portion of this contest.  OK so for this YOU will have to put your detective hat on, and do some investigating.  I am going to test your knowledge of our favorite daytime diva Sharon and see just how well you know her!  In case you don't know her as well as you would like too, you could follow her on Twitter @Sharonlcase or go to her fan site - http://sharoncasefans.com/.  This site is where you will find the answer to this question and more interesting facts about Sharon.  I will post the question and you can answer it through Twitter DM or through the email Makeupdetective@gmail.com. Obviously, there will be more than one person knowing the answer to this question, what I will do then is put the names into Random.org and the winner will be chosen.  Sounds like fun right?  Ok so lets recap -

We are giving away a gorgeous pair of POMP by Sharon Case Pearl Earrings valued at $39.95.  These will be delivered to your door personally by Sharon! Well, alright that is not necessarily true, not for THIS contest at least.  They will be sent to you in the mail! : )

1.  To enter you MUST follow this blog, follow me on Twitter, and/or follow our Facebook page. 
2.  You must answer the question about Sharon Case correctly and sent to me on Twitter @makeupdetective through a DM, or through the email Makeupdetective@gmail.com
3.  This contest will run from TODAY, March 24, 2012 - Saturday, April 7, 2012.  The winner will be chosen on SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 and announced on Twitter, the Facebook page, and here on the blog in a separate post! 

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Makeupdetective@gmail.com

Here is the question -

Sharon likes to listen to audio books - What type of books are her favorite?
FYI - There are two types that she mentions!


GOOD LUCK to everyone, and again thank you for supporting our blog the past year!  Don't forget, the best is yet to come!  Ok go on now and start investigating!

In the case of making one of our lucky followers feel like a daytime diva - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy

* Since this is our first contest, there may be updates that come along.  Here is the first, this contest IS OPEN to everyone even INTERNATIONAL!  *

* Another update - I changed where to submit the answer to the ?, you wouldn't want to post it in the comments for everyone to see! Send it in an email or Twitter DM! 

Sunday

Our One Year Anniversary Blog Contest Featuring POMP!

Detective Lynn and I were chatting about our upcoming trip to IMATS in a few weeks.  Our hotel is all booked and we have our plan of attack ready.  We were also discussing the fact that it will be our  one year blog anniversary!  We thought, what better way to celebrate than to do a BLOG CONTEST!  We are still gathering up our goodies for the contest so the prize will be announced very soon.  I did want to give you a sneak peek of a few items that are up for grabs! 

As you all know my favorite jewelry line is by Sharon Case and its called POMP!  Sharon has graciously offered to send me a piece to add to the contest!  Can you believe it?  A gorgeous piece of POMP, Sharon's choice is going to be up for grabs.  I will be talking to her to confirm the piece she is sending and then make the announcement.  Not that it really matters, I mean come on now, each piece is a stunner!  There will also be some MAC limited edition makeup products up for grabs, thanks to Detective Lynn.  I am also going to add some more of my favorite makeup products. The more we discuss it, the more we want to add!   This really could turn into two contests! 

I will give you a heads up on some of the rules.  First, you MUST be a member of our blog.  For those of you who don't know how to do this, you can just go to the right side of the page where it says MEMBERS and add yourself and your email.  One other MUST is that you have to be a follower of mine on Twitter, as you know I (Detective Kathy) am a HUGE Tweeter!  You can follow me @Makeupdetective.   Those are the only two rules for now.  There will be one more that will involve commenting below the post where we show the prizes.  We will pick the winner randomly through an online service.

Again, this is just a quick introduction to the contest so you can get a head's start!  More information will follow in the next week! 

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK each and every one of our readers.  We have had the opportunity to interact, and get to know such wonderful people both on the blog and on Twitter.  We are so happy that you like what we write about.

Please stay tuned as we are going to be expanding our blog to YouTube videos and makeup tutorials in the coming year.  We are going to start at IMATS NYC 2012 next month!  If you are attending, please comment below or tell me on Twitter.  We are planning a meet up with girls from Twitter and we couldn't be more excited! 

Thanks again and stay tuned....the best is yet to come!

In the case of showing our appreciation for your love and support this past year - This case is SOLVED!

Detective Kathy & Detective Lynn

Burberry Makeup - Yes Please!

If you follow my posts you are probably thinking that Detective Kathy must be too busy spending her money on POMP Jewelry to purchase any cosmetics.  Well let me clear something up right here and now, the answer to that is that there is no way in H### I will ever stop purchasing cosmetics.  I have just been a little lax blogging about them!  So here I go with two of my new favs. 
I found another fab girly on YouTube a few weeks ago.  I started watching one video, which soon led to two, which soon led too, well lets just say every single one.  Here name is TaylieTot on YouTube, and Tayler in real life and she is amazing!  Here is a link to her beauty videos if you would like to check her out yourself - http://www.youtube.com/user/taylietot?ob=0  Just to let you know, Tayler also has a fitness YouTube Channel as well - http://www.youtube.com/user/TaylieTotGetsFIt  This is right up Detective Lynn's fit and trim alley, so I know she will be checking that out! 

I came across Tayler's review and tutorial on Burberry Makeup and was completely intrigued.  I decided that I would make a Burberry purchase.  The two items that I ordered were Lip Glow in #14, Nude Rose, and Lip Cover in #1 Nude Beige.  She described the formulas as moisturizing and she was totally correct.  With a lot of nude lipsticks my lips tend to dry out and look cracked.  This lipstick does not do that.  I have been wearing it everyday since I got it and totally love it.  The colors are the most amazing nudes that I have ever been able to wear.  For me, nudes are either way too light, or they just look chalky.  They are never something that I can just throw on my lips straight out of the tube and be done with.  This is exactly what I do with these new beauties below -


These are absolutely gorgeous and compliment each other perfectly.  The packaging on Burberry Makeup is extremely bold and classy.  They feel like luxury products.  The slight scent of the lipstick is that wonderful light scent that is never offensive in any way.  As you can see the Burberry pattern is on the lipstick itself, and also on the tubes. 

All in all I am extremely happy with my lip products.  Tayler also recommends Burberry eyeshadows.  If you watch her tutorial you will see how gorgeous they look on her.  This will definitely not be my last Burberry purchase.  With that said, I will update you and tell you that I did indeed order more POMP jewelry.  I can have more than one addiction at a time.  Well, for as long as my wallet allows!

In the case of finding, yet another, fab brand of cosmetics and a fab girly on YouTube - This case is always OPEN for investigation!

Detective Kathy

Friday

Sneek Peek of a NEW POMP Piece!

Yesterday when I made my daily mail call to my son, to see if the mailman had delivered any packages addressed to me, his reply of "Yes" took me a little by surprise.  I for once was not waiting for any packages to arrive.  I asked if he knew where it was from and he said, "Its more of that jewelry!"  This actually had me a little baffled.  The last POMP piece I had ordered were my earrings and I already received them.  What oh what could this possibly be.  The whole way home I was trying to figure out the mystery of what could be in the POMP box?  Thank goodness it is only about an 8 minute drive because I could not wait a second longer.  As soon as I got in the door I immediately opened up the package.  The first thing that came out was a card with my name on it.  I opened the card and to my surprise it was a hand written card from none other than SHARON CASE herself!  OK so if me receiving a hand written card from Sharon wasn't a gift in itself, there was a POMP box enclosed.  I opened the box and there was the POMP signature pink drawstring bag.  I opened the bag and THERE IT WAS in all its gorgeousness.  She sent me the large disk pendant with the multi colored stones that she told me was coming out.  I actually saw this last week when Sharon had it on in an episode of Y&R.  I told her how absolutely gorgeous it was and now it is mine.  This piece is absolutely breathtaking.  This piece has a ton of sparkle and the size is absolutely perfect for someone who likes to wear a larger amount of bling!  I wore it to work today and EVERYONE commented on how gorgeous the piece is.  It sparkled in every light!  As you can see below it has sapphire, diamond, and citrine stones!  I cannot wait any longer I have to show it -

Ok really, come on now, isn't that one of the most gorgeous pieces you have ever seen?  I know your answer is the same as mine, YES!  The colors of the stones work so well together.  I actually wore it to work today with a black blazer and black tank top.  I came home to change before I went shopping with my sister and left it on with a jean jacket and white tank.  This piece looks gorgeous with anything.  It gave my jean jacket and white tank a little sophistication.  I know this will be a piece that I will reach for all of the time.  I told Sharon that this was going to be a huge hit once it is available on the website.  We all know that pictures of jewelry are great but seeing something in person really just makes it even more gorgeous. 

I am honored that Sharon sent me this piece.  As I said above, the hand written card was a wonderful surprise, this necklace really is so special.  Sharon said that more pieces would be coming out soon.  If this piece is any indication of what the rest of the new pieces will be like, there are going to be a lot of sell outs! 

While I am on a POMP role, I thought I would post a photo of the gorgeous silver hoop earrings that I bought last week as well.  Sharon actually had these on in yesterdays episode.  Haven't watched today's yet so I don't know if they were on again.
Ok so I couldn't resist, I put my POMP collection in a photo together.  The new earrings are the hoops on the bottom.  I think I need them in gold now to match my new necklace.  Oh and btw Sharon had on the cord bracelet yesterday on Y&R as well.  After seeing that on her wrist, I couldn't help but order two of them, one in each color.  Here is the website in case there is some crazy reason that you don't already know it  - http://www.sharoncasejewelry.com/

In the case of receiving a gift that made me feel so special - This case is SOLVED! 

THANK YOU SHARON! xoxoxoxoxox

Detective Kathy