The Gilded Aesthetic

The Gilded Aesthetic : March 2011

The Gilded Aesthetic

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Goodbye, Liz

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Beauty Obsessions for March

What I'm loving:

Urban Decay Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion. I've never had much luck with eyeliner, as my eyelids produce oil and they are shaped so that they rub against my lower brow bone, resulting in unsightly smudging. On a recent trip to Sephora, however, I decided to seek the advice of a makeup artist. He recommended the Urban Decay liner and I must say, I'm very pleased. My hand is not the steadiest, so I have to wipe and retry, but the line is beautiful and bold. This liner stays on for hours, despite my oily lids. Now if I can only master the wing, I'll be set.

Sweet Blessed Bee Magic Miracle Healing Cream. I was searching for Egyptian Magic Cream at a local health food store and found this instead. Luckily, I'd researched the former cream's ingredients and this bee cream is basically the same recipe. It's a wham-bam recipe for BEAUTIFUL skin, and I've certainly enjoyed some luminous skin since using it. It contains olive oil, beeswax, honey, propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly. I put it on at night when my hair is pulled back and wake up to find my skin is soft, plump, and glowing. It doesn't clog my pores at all, and the frequent little blemishes I get on my chin are going away. It's marvelous and rich. A tiny bit goes a long way.

Weleda Wild Rose Moisturizing Cream. This is a delicately scented cream. It makes your skin soft and lovely. I use this in the day sometimes, and it keeps me nicely hydrated.

Pacifica Persian Rose. Rose has become my favorite scent. I absolutely love it. Pacifica has an intoxicating line of rose products, like soap, body butter, and perfume. The perfume is too pricey for me to put money on, but I got the soap on discount. It smells exotic and feminine.

Classic Glamour Chic

This is a marvelous blog about Rudolph Valentino. The writer has many interesting, obscure tidbits about Rudy, not to mention a variety of gorgeous photographs. Please check it out. It's well-done and quite informative. How wonderful to come across another Rudy lover!

True Corset

Imagine my delight when I was contacted by a genuine corsetiereTrue Corset, and given the opportunity to own and review a corset of my choice! Mon dieu! I had a terrible time deciding which corset I wanted because their collection is limitless and there were so many beautiful, varied colors and styles from which to choose. What did I want? Did I want something exotic and colorful, or something mysterious and understated? I couldn't make the choice by myself, my brain was too overwhelmed at the possibilities.

After consulting an expert, I made the nearly impossible decision... The Steel Boned Velvet Corset!

This corset is absolutely gorgeous. It's the most sumptuous, soft black velvet, and I was amazed at both how snug and comfortable I felt when I tried it on. I can only compare it to having a suave, beautiful lover's arms around me. In fact, inspired by the secret passions it stirs in me, I've named my corset. Don't laugh, but I thought the only name fitting would be Rudolph Valentino. The quality and beauty, not to mention the fit, is that excellent.

I have no words for how much I love my corset. I keep it in a special drawer all to itself. There are days I like to stroke it. True Corset has given me a masterpiece, a wonderful opportunity to possess something feminine and lovely. There were times in the past I examined corsets on a whim, never expecting to possess one, and found many to be of a cheap, vulgar quality. Now, not only do I have my own, but it's a corset of true craftsmanship and beauty. The best I could ever hope for, and I am so honored to have it all to myself.

After this experience, I would never go anywhere else for a corset. I would recommend this wonderful company to anyone, from queens to courtesans. After all, who doesn't need a little beauty in their life? This company offers beauty in spades. If nothing else, visit and feast your eyes on all the finery they offer.