Cat’s Caboodle ~ Jewelry by Alice Woodside Lynch

Everybody!  Look at this fabulous Braille necklace my friend Alice made for me! Alice makes a lovely array of jewelry, including Braille pieces, Fallen Angel couture chocolate brass jewelry, lightweight aluminum earrings, and Swarovski crystal designs. Nouveau Posey necklace Love Birds necklace In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that the Braille necklace she made for me was a gift.  She wanted to make something for me, so I requested a piece in memory of my brother, {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle ~ Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream

There are a few things you should know about me: I love a good multitasking product, I adore Josie Maran’s argan oil line, and I am obsessed with keeping my skin and hair well-moisturized. If you’ve ever spent half an hour or more with me in person, you’ve seen me digging my lip balm and/or hand cream out of my purse at least once for a quick application. So when I received Sephora’s promotional email letting me know Josie Maran’s {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle ~ Chantecaille Lip Chic

Meet my latest lip product obsession: Chantecaille Lip Chic. Really, it’s more of a revived obsession, since I cycle through lip products like whoa and I already went through a Lip Chic phase a few years back, but the point is, I have been buying up all the Lip Chics lately.  One for every day of the week. The shades are so gorgeous that I can’t help myself. Bottom to top: Rose Delice, Tea Rose, Bourbon Rose, Heirloom, Violetta, Damask, {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle ~ Grey Matters

We don’t get much of a winter here in Central Texas, but from about December through February the mornings can be awfully chilly and I usually need to bundle up pretty well when I take my dog out for his walk.  A good winter hat is a must. Oh, look!  Here is a very good winter hat! Not only is it a very nice, very warm, handmade hat, but it also supports a very good cause. Gus is a four-year-old {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle ~ Kissing the Frog

I’m a big fan of online shopping.  I’m also a big fan of tote bags and an even bigger fan of the t.v. show Fringe and all of its stars, including Jasika Nicole, who plays the delightful Agent Astrid Farnsworth. All of these things collided when I learned that Jasika Nicole, who is also a talented artist, had designed THIS TOTE BAG, which was featured in the Fringe episode “Back to Where You’ve Never Been.” Getting a screen cap was {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle: A Tale of Two Fragrances

Last year I began the hunt for the perfect floral fragrance.  I wanted something sweet but not overwhelming, not too green, and not counterbalanced with some rancid base note like civet or musk.  I found pretty much everything I was looking for in Child and called off my search, but then I received a sample of Cartier’s Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum Spray and I decided I may not be ready to commit to just one floral.     Cartier {Read More}

Cat’s Caboodle ~ Stocking Stuffers

Searching for some last-minute stocking-stuffer ideas for the beauty buffs on your list?  I’ve got you covered!   Suvana Beauty – Certified Organic Paw Paw and Honey Balm Suvana’s Certified Organic Paw Paw and Honey Balm ($14) makes a fabulous natural, organic, good-for-you lip balm, as well as soothing any other areas of dry skin you may have.  It comes in a generously-sized (.88 oz) recyclable tube and is not tested on animals. I use it mainly as a lip {Read More}

The Lazy Vegetarian ~ A Day of Meals

Just so we’re clear, I’m not kidding about being lazy when it comes to cooking. I am usually cooking only for myself, and I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up for a meal that I’m probably going to eat on the couch in my pajamas while I watch tv.  I actually love to cook for other people, but when I’m cooking for just myself, I want to do something quick and {Read More}

Chicken Poo Redo

The Scoop on Chicken Poop. Chicken Poop Lip Junk, that is. As faithful little blog readers will recall, our lovely blog hostess Jennifer recently sponsored a Chicken Poop giveaway contest and I was the lucky winner. “Hey! You won the Chicken Poop!” will go down in history as my favorite Twitter direct message ever. And as faithful Dangerously Luxe readers are well aware, I am something of a lip balm addict. So, despite having a good laugh over the fact {Read More}

The Lazy Vegetarian

I first became a vegetarian at the age of seventeen.  Initially I cut red meat and pork from my diet and within a couple of months I gave up poultry, as well.  Fish was never an issue because I didn’t eat in in the first place — I never could stand seafood because I cannot abide the smell. One might think this meant that I had a pretty healthful diet, but sadly, no.  I was a “vegetarian” because I didn’t {Read More}