Playboy Miss Social December

 

I am in the running for Playboy Miss Social December and I NEED YOUR VOTE!!! If you have not voted already, please do so by clicking here.
Thank you so much!!!
 

Inspired by Peace, Love, Juicy Couture


This season's Juicy Couture ad campaign for their new fragrance totally has me inspired! I love the gilded butterflies, soft fur, wild hair, crisp, clean minimal makeup, and angel-eyed model that is the face of this campaign. So much beauty to take in! Makes me want to inhale deeply of this tantalizingly packaged fragrance!


Peace, Love and Juicy Couture is inspired by earthly beauty and far fetched things - and captured the free spirited, hippy vibe of Malibu. Inside, meyer lemon tree blossom, wild hyacinth, sweet apple accord, black currant bud absolute, sambac jasmine absolute, star magnolia, malibu poppy, honeysuckle, linden blossom, orris extract, sheer patchouli flower, and enveloping musks. All of this is bottled up with a turquoise gems adorned with bohemian charms and girl tassels.


It is every bit as good as it sounds... take my word for it! 

The Perfect Pink Pout


I have never been a huge lipstick wearer... I tend to opt for a chap-stick, preferably cherry flavored, with a tinted gloss applied atop. However, lately I have been rocking M.A.C.'s Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick with M.A.C. lip liner in Whirl. I am totally obsessed with this combo and have gotten so many complements on my lips- its insane! It totally does make my lips appear to be fuller... maybe because its a light color and light colors make areas appear larger (where as dark makes them look smaller).

This particular campaign strikes a chord in my heart because all proceeds go to those affected by HIV and AIDS. I have been closely affected by the suffering caused by HIV and AIDS, having worked as a volunteer for 6 months in the jungles of Cambodia. The particular orphanage I worked at had mostly AIDS or HIV positive children, and I saw ones in a great deal of pain and even die while I was there. If buying a lipstick means I can help buy medicine for a child - I'm all in! Give me 10!

The bonus to this great buy is that the shade is absolutely lusty. The perfect light blue-pink with a nice sheen, vanilla scent, and moisturizing properties that keep pouts supple and smooth for hours.

I wont leave home without this little autographed lipstick, and neither will you once you try it. The perfect pink addition to any lipstick collection!



The Falsies Mascara

 I am the most Mascara obsessed person I think I have ever met. Ever since I first started gobbing on mascara, I have been in search of the perfect one that will add length and volume and ultimately enhance my lashes to the point of false-lash status. This, as most girls probably know, is a near impossible feat considering that falsies add a drama to the eyes that is unmatched by any  mascara on the market today. However, I have found a close contender to the false lash, and it is called "The Falsies Mascara" by none other than the leading mascara brand, Maybelline. 
 I have been a bit of a snob when it comes to drug-store brands, but after being wowed by Maybelline's oh so convincing commercial advertising this new wonder product, I put my snobbishness on hold and rushed to the nearest CVS to pick up this little tube of "false eyelashes". Now this little tube holds something great inside. Let me expound:
Firstly you have this gorgous shiney containter in my favorite shade of purple; and the name "the falsies" is kind of brilliant, don't you think? Inside is a brush that looks full and promising on two sides. On the other two sides you will see a bit of a "hacked" bristle which somehow combs through the freshly mascaraed lashes, making them thicker and smoothing out clumped areas. This bristle placement makes the brush a bit "spoon shaped", which makes me think of spooning on mascara, which is appealing for some reason...
I like the little "flex point" on the wand, which allows the brush to be slightly moved when pressure is put on it, making the application seem more action packed. The mascara formula itself is non-flaking and waterproof, yet easily removed with my daily Facial Cleanser.
I still apply my real falsies, but consider this a great topper for them. On days when I don't have a strip lash, on I can be found beneath several heavy coats of this brilliant mascara, still feeling like my peepers are pretty : )
Happy lashing and let me know what your fav mascara is and why you love it!

Just a little obsessed with GAGA

So a few weeks ago I had to extreem thrill of soaking in some Lady Gaga in this two hour interview from showstudio. Now I know that this is a BEAUTY BLOG, and that everything you see up until this point has been all things make up & fashion; so this new post may seem as though it would better fit on another site or blog better than mine... but in all reality, what this encompasses is everything that this blog is about. BEAUTY. Everything about Gaga (to me) is beauty. She has a brilliant mind, and what could be more lovely than beauty that comes from the inward and transcends the physical body in such a spellbinding way?

Watch as Lady Gaga answers from her heart all the questions asked, and graciously endures the endless typing that her interviewer subjects her to.

This interview inspired me to pull out the red lipstick and black liquid liner and dance in the dark. Truly fabulous!

Enjoy and post your thought post viewing!

LOVE LOVE LOVE

For the perfect red lip go to M.A.C. and watch Fatima create a Red Lip to die for, in this step-by-step video.
Two of my favorite red shades by M.A.C are "Ruby Woo" (also a favorite of Dita Von Teese), a vivid bluish-red, and "Lady Danger" a bright matte coral-red.

Knock out the look with a solid black-lined cat-eye. I love Fluidline (also by M.A.C.) in "Blacktrack". This smudge-proof, long-wearing gel formula is so easy to apply (a simple dip and stroke action!) that you can't go wrong. This product has a super silky soft finish that its brand calls "foolproof" (and I agree!). I have used this one little pot for years for photoshoots, runway shows, whole bridal parties, friends and myself and I still have plenty left- it really does last forever. Watch the video on this page to learn how to do an eyeline with this product.

Smokey Eye


I am an absolute sucker for a hot smokey eye and when I saw this photograph of the lovely Kim Kardashian I was inspired!!!

When I have smudged smokey eye makeup I feel super sultry... like a sex-kitten, ready to pounce ;) 

There is absolutely no reason to be intimidated by the smokey-eye look, you can do it in minutes. Its really not that hard and the more you practice and play, the better you will get. I have found that the best smokey-eye applications I have done, were done when I wasnt trying hard and when I wasnt trying to get it super perfect. The whole idea of a smokey-eye is rock-and-roll glamour. That "I slept in my makeup and woke up looking this hot" look.

Some of my favorite smokey eye makeup products are:

Baked (rich bronze)


Gunmetal (grey with silver glitter)


Lounge (reddish brown with green pearl sheen)

Maui Wowie (Med Gold with silver glitter)

Smog (deep coppery bronze)

All of these shades are by Urban Decay and are super rich in pigment and demensional tone.

I love to first line my eyes with Aveda's Petal Essence Eye Definer in 920 Black Orchid. It is creamy and blendable and I like to use it to make a blotchy slightly messy line around my eyes which I smudge and blend in with my finger. It isnt a percise line near my lashes, but rather blends up into the lid and creates a creamy base for shadow. Your eyeshadow will meld into this liner and the staying power will be ten-fold! Plus the effect is total smokey-smudged-sexieness! (I almost like the look of just the liner smudged in so much that sometimes Im tempted for forgo the shadow alltogether!) Dont forget to line your water line (top and bottom) with this black liner as well, before applying your mascara. (Your water line is the wet line between your lashes and eyeball).

Follow with several coats of Zoom Lash Mascara by M.A.C. and then apply some individual or strip lashes for ultimate drama.

Remember: There are no rules to creating your glam smokey-eye look. If you want to pair dark grey and black shadows with dark lipstick... do it! (just keep your blush extreemly light!) If you want to keep your lips nude and go with dramatac dark shades on the eyes... do it! Give yourself bold brows to frame your smokey-eyes or keep the brows natural and bare. Either way can be beautiful. Use a light-ish hand when it comes to bronzing your face and go with dewy or matte finish on the skin. Either is really beautiful with dramatic eyes. Having smokey-eyes does not mean black or grey and silver. You can use any color and make it smokey with darker shades of the same color (and black liner) or accent your color with a black shadow. Have fun with it and allow for some mess to make this look sexy by letting your hair be a bit untaimed and your clothes a bit deconstructed! Loves it.

Here are some great images I found to spark your creativity and inspire your next smoked-out look!

This is a great example of a pale lip paired with a smokey eye and bronzed/blushed cheeks.
These smoked out brown peepers are to die for! Love the smokey bronze colors with the mega lashes.
Simply devine! This look is so sexy. Notice there is little or no blush on her cheeks and her lips and brows are quite natural. The eyes alone bring the intinsity and drama and really are the focal point of the face.

Here Jennifer Lopez shows off her pretty peepers with a smoked mossy green color which is electric! I love the soft peachy lips with the green shadow and the peach cheeks.

You dont have to go dark to have a smokey-eye as you see here in the picture of the beautiful Drew.

Notice what some lashes can do to sex up your eyes! Love this look for day-time glamour.

Whenever I see this add of Drew, I am breathless! Her makeup and hair is ravishing! I adore a warm reddish brown shadow palet on light blue or green eyes.

Use shimmery shadows that have warm undertones to create this look. Love Love Love!
Love the pinky purples. The shadows look like cream shadows - which are easy to blend. Just use a primer like Benefit's Stay Don't Stray to keep your shadow from migrating or creasing.

See what I mean about incorporating color? Pinks, Purples, Blues, Greens... there is no limit to what you can create with color. Love the white lined waterline in this picture. Makse the eyes appear wider yet the eye is defined with the lower lash liner.
Love the bright blue with the soft pink lip.
Saturate the lashes with coat after coat of mascara! Cake it on girl! Dont be shy of clumpy dramatic lashes when you are sporting the smokey-eye. Love the exaggerated liner in this pic and the brows are enhanced with dark color and the inner eye area/sides of nose are darkened with shadows. Sex Kitten to the max!!!
Last but not least is my most fav fav fav lady rocking the bold brow paired with a smokey-eye, pink cheeks and Barbie pink lips! I die. Absolutely glam-gasmic!

Here is fusha smokey eye that I created on myself using my Dinair Airbush kit.
 
Another shot of the same application. I just layered the dark atop the bright pink and exaggerated the "cat-eye" out past the end of the brows.
Here I used Urban Decay's "Gunmetal" and M.A.C. eyeshadow in "Greensmoke" with black liner and false lashes and tons of mascara! Darkened my brows with M.A.C.'s Quite Natural Paint Pot and angle brush #266 (also by M.A.C.) and used M.A.C blush in "Sunbasque" and "Viva Glam Gaga" Lipstick (M.A.C.) with M.A.C. liner in "Whirl".

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Here is what you will get if you win:


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Airbrush Tanning

So... here we are, back to talking about tanning! Really though, have you ever pondered why being tan is such a desirable feature to have?

I was recently in a Dinair class learning the techniques of airbrush makeup and air-tanning; and during the introduction, the husband of Dina (creator of Dinair) gave a bit of a talk about tanning. The perspective he gave to the idea was that of tanning being a desirable thing because it is like youth: it gives options.

When you are young, your options are endless... your dating potential and that "finding a mate" ability is higher, you are a desirable asset to many workforces and you have that YOUNG beauty, that innocence that is still on your side as well as the charming naivety of not knowing and of not being jaded yet by any number of life experiences.

Now I think that a whole new set of desirable qualities come in to play once you are more mature and "aged", but I understood the point the speaker was trying to make about options. Being tan is a "illusion" as he put it, of being youthful, thus making you have that "young appeal" which makes you feel as though your chances of success in any category of life have just been tripled.

After the introductory talk, Dina asked for a model for the spray tan demonstration. When I first sat down in the class I took a quick inventory of the students and estimated there were well near 30 students in the class... and none of them were jumping up for the chance of a spray tan - which surprised me! So... I volunteered myself! After all, who doesn’t want a free spray-tan, right? The thing I failed to consider in that moment was the possibility that I would have to stand naked for nearly an hour in front of everyone, and make-up-less at that (personally, the sans make-up part was more scary than the naked part)!

What I felt in that hour, wearing only a pair of paper panties (which were see-through) was quite interesting! I actually felt more naked before the tan than after. This proved the speakers point. Before being tan, I felt less attractive and more naked than I did after being sprayed down with the tanning formula. I probably could have gone through the whole day naked once I was tanned! I felt sexier, thinner, and more confident.
When I was told to expect my new air-tan to last a good 10 days, I laughed. No spray tan I have ever had lasted even HALF of that! But here I am, 11 days later with still a slight hint of Dinair tan. Best of all, my tan has not faded into what could be mistaken as a skin disease as all the other spray tans I have had do. Don’t you hate that patchy sun-damaged look that faux tans seem to turn into right before vanishing all together? I sure do!
Now, on to the actual tanning formula that I experienced... Dinair is a company that has been around since 1981 (born the same year I was!) and is a pioneer in the concept of airbrush makeup. With celebrity clients such as Tom Cruise and Pamela Anderson, it is no secret that their formulas are second to none, and the air-tan systems are no less amazing than their makeup!

I was astonished also to find that there was no less-than-appealing odor that developed as my tan deepened (something that you will find happens with most sunless tanning formulas!). Also, minutes after being air-tanned, my skin was smooth and soft and not in the least bit tacky. I actually went the rest of that day without feeling that "dirty" feeling that spray tans tend to give you. I also was particularly glad that my tan did not have the least bit of an orangey hue.... but rather was a true bronze, streak free and with a believable depth.

 
I have nothing but good things to report about this product and am happy to announce that I am now a certified air-tan artisan! I have yet to get my actual machine (but it’s on its way!) and will be making house calls very soon... making pale beauties into bronze goddesses...and white-skinned men into Greek gods! No more standing in a pod-like massive machine and getting an in-personal spray down from jets, (hello Mystic Tan!) while inhaling most of the solution! How unhealthy that is and what possible health risks are we putting ourselves in danger of by going that route!?! No thanks. Also, with air-tanning you can get muscle definition enhanced with tan contouring... something that fitness buffs LOVE.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tan on! You will love your Dinair tan, no question about it! (But of course if you were to have a question, you can post it in the comment box below and I will be happy to answer it!)

Shadow & Concelear Primer Confession

SO... I have tried them all! Primers that claim to keep eye-makeup in place... every makeup line has them, right? Well, I have finally found the perfect one and I am here to present it to you! Please welcome Stay Don't Stray by Benefit.

NOTE: I am not a huge Benefit user. In fact, I only use and love their lipsticks... untill now!

Last week I was in Sephora (my favorite store on earth!) and they were having an in-store event for the launch of Stay Don't Stray.  I decided to try it... why not right? I have done quite well (for the most part!) at resisting buying their products just cause they are in such cute wrappings. This time I was buying it for the sole purpose of getting a benefit!

For the past two days I have used this primer and have to say- this product works! It doesn't dry my skin out like other primers I have tried. Quite to opposite actually; It hydrates the skin with sodium hyaluronate and also fights signs of aging with Vitamins C & E.

My skin is far from perfect and on occasion I get a blemish... I actually had one this week so I decided to try using this primer on my blemish. It worked amazingly! No creases or funny looking circles around the blemish... it blends seamlessly in the skin. In the eye area I noticed an immediate brightened effect and my fine lines were minimized. After applying the primer, I layered three different shades of shadow and then set out to give the ultimate test to this little primer... 16 + hours of wear. I can honestly report that everything is in the same place I put it, and my eye-makeup still looks just as pretty and fresh as when I first applied it.
 
Watch this video to hear about the results other have gotten with Stay Don't Stray!

This product comes in only ONE universally flattering shade.

Buy it at Sephora or at Benefit.

Or buy it here! I only get credit for items purchased from these Amazon links that I place in my blog.

Botox Alternative Confession






 
Filling out paperwork post treatment

A girlfriend and I recently went in to see my go-to Plastic Surgeon for Injectables, Dr. Michael Pickart, to see what could be done about the line/wrinkle we both have between our brows. This furrow has bothered me for awhile now, and I notice it even when I'm relaxed, which is REALLY annoying. I don't want to look stressed or angry when I am not, but I have noticed that I do have that look because of this line.

 I have tried Botox before (when I was 23), but my line wasn't that bothersome back then so I didn't notice that big of a difference. At that time I only needed $50 worth of Botox which equaled about 5 units. Now that I am older and have more of an issue in this area, I knew I would need alot more than 5 units of anything to completely freeze my forehead. Unwilling to pay $10 a unit for Botox, I decided to research the new alternative, Dysport. I had already seen results first-hand from my sister who I took to see Dr. Pickart last Spring to address the line between her brows before her wedding. She was really happy with the results as well as the price... so Dysport was already forefront in my mind when it came to muscle freezing injectables. 

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Dysport was offering a special through April and May of $75 cash rebate as well as $75 credit towards your next Dysport appointment, AND Dr. Pickart was also taking $50 off the treatment. With savings like that can a girl really say no? I think not!

Dr. Pickart was on vacation during the time that we wanted to have our visit, so we agreed to allow his RN who is trained and licenced to do injecables perform our treatments. She was very nice and informative and totally fine with our picture snapping for my blog... which was super nice of her!

First she started by assessing the severity of our wrinkles and then prepped the skin with alcohol to kill bacteria on the skin and remove makeup.
Then came the marking of the injection sites which was done with a lip-liner type of pencil. She did this marking while I furrowed my brows as hard as I could so that she could see the muscles that worked to push my brows together.
Next came the numbing post injection which was done with a frozen encased cube of ice. It actually felt good, and took only about 30 seconds to numb the area.
Then came the anticipated needle, which I must note is extremely small. The point is actually so fine that it is dulled rather quickly just from puncturing the skin several times, so the nurse changed needles twice during my treatment to insure that there was no discomfort as a result of a dull-tipped needle.
The pain really was minor and the whole treatment was over so quickly that I wondered if there was even enough injected to do the trick! I was assured by the RN that 50 units were injected into 6 different points above and between my brows and that in about 12 days I would see the full results.
After the injections were finished there was a momentary "bubble" at the injection site between my brows. This disappeared within about 2 minutes as did the slight redness. The total cost after the discount and rebate was $100.00.

The next morning I woke up with a huge headache, but I don't know if the Dysport is to blame for that or the martinis that I consumed following my appointment! My girlfriend that also had the treatment with me said that she had read that headaches can be a side affect immediately following the treatment, so who knows, maybe it was the Dysport, maybe it was the martinis!

Over the next few days following the treatment I noticed that I was still able to push my brows together forming that dreaded line/wrinkle... but there was a little "heavy" feeling in that area when I tried do do it, as though I was pushing against something.

Now, 13 days later I am happy to report that any "pushing" of the brows together is completely impossible! There is NO wrinkle or line there whatsoever and my brows look as though I have had a slight brow-lift. They are higher and seem more arched and my forehead is incredibly smooth. I love it and am totally hooked!

My girlfriend on the other hand is slightly less thrilled. She likes that her line is less noticeable and that she can't make it deeper by furrowing her brows together, but she seems to think that more than 50 units of Dysport are needed and will probably get more on her next visit as to completely keep the muscles unmovable. She also isn't too keen on the slightly more arched brows and says that next time she will ask for that portion of the treatment to be skipped.

Another thing that she notes is that while moving her brows together is not easy, she is noticing that the effort to do that creates wrinkles in other areas that she never noticed before. This does make sense to me in a strange way, because the "frozen muscles" now cause other muscles to come into action which makes little lines in places that weren't affected before. I don't have this problem, but then again, I don't use my forehead in expression when talking nearly as much as my girlfriend does. She thinks that the solution to this would be to have more of the muscles injected with Dysport as to not have any functioning muscles in the forehead (now this is a VERY anti-injection friend that I have, so doing the whole forehead numbing thing probably isn't something she will ever do, and she states that she will only do Dysport "one more time").

Overall, my experience with Dysport was fantastic and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to rid their forehead of lines or created a bit of a lift effect to their brows.

If you are considering getting Dysport, do it this month so that you can get the fabulous savings they are offering through the end of May.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick Confession

Me wearing "Pink Melon"
I have a good friend Danielle, who is a rep for Mary Kay and who has insisted I try one of the new creme lipsticks. She told me they were long wearing lipsticks (which is major important!) and that they are stay true colors (meaning they wont look different shade-wise on you than they do on the stick). I thought - that's good, but what else? She went on to inform me that they are enhanced with vitamin c derivatives to help ward off wrinkle-causing free radicals, which ofcourse sold me!

The assortment of colors to choose form makes it nearly impossible to pick just one, so I had to go with three: "Pink Melon" and two others from the limited edition Beauty That Counts collection: "Inspiration" and "Compassion". Not only are these last two colors I chose beautiful, but they also are part of an effort in the United States by Mary Kay Inc. to end domestic violence. $1.00 will be donated from the each sale of limited-edition Beauty That Counts Mary Kay Creme Lipstick. Each lipstick is $13.00 and is worth every penny because they are rich, creamy, long-wearing, non-drying, great tasting and have so many gorgeous shades to choose from in 6 color palettes: Pinks, Metals, Neutrals, Chocolates, Berries and Tawnies. Sounds like a fruit salad to me!!! Yummy and oh so pretty!

Check out all of the beautiful shades at Mary Kay. There are LOTS of other fun lip products at Mary Kay, so take a look-see at the whole line of lip treatments, colors and glosses. Once you see a shade you like, jot down the name of it and call Danielle at: 805-665-8451 or e-mail her at: danibryngelson@yahoo.com
She will hook you up with the colors of your choice as well as lots of other goodies for FREE just for placing your order with her! She sent me home with tons of deluxe samples of shadows and lipsticks as well as blushes, eyecreams and facial cleansing and moisturizer samples.
Me wearing "Pink Melon"
 
 

May's Muse Confession



Have you ever seen a beauty so unconventional that you wonder if you even dare call it beautiful? Have you ever been shocked by a fashion statement, obviously made with blatant disregard or concern for what others may think? Have you ever heard of Isabella Blow?

I sat down some time ago to write a blog about the late Isabella blow, who took her own life three years ago today... but I was overwhelmed with the amount of material I found to draw from. Her life seemed so full (too full to condense) and so I have to just give you a link... lame I know, but its a good read, worthy of any beauty addict or fashion slave's time. Please read about this unforgettable icon, Isabella Blow.

Isabella Blow may not be a household name, but in the world of fashion, she was and is a name that brings to mind a free spirit with gall, passion and an eccentric eye to boot. Her closest friends were famous designers, many of which were discovered by Isabella herself.
Blow was not, by any conventional measure, a beautiful woman. She was jolie laide, maybe, but not pretty. “It pains me to say so,” she once said, “but I’m ugly. I know that’s subjective, so perhaps I should say instead that I’m striking. My face is like a Plantagenet portrait.” But Isabella dressed her way around her less than attractive features, in cinched waists and heels, cleavage, lipstick and hats that were more like sculptural art pieces. She once stated “Tracksuit bottoms for lunch, dinner, or in fact any time except for sport are completely unacceptable," and “There’s no point clomping around like a duck in flat shoes,” or “I simply can’t look at you without lipstick,” or “I do just love breasts. They’re so old-fashioned.”
It is said that her feet were always in Manolos, sometimes matching, sometimes not. I find that to be so deliciously odd and completely fantastic that it makes me wanna do it! Just think of the last time you pondered two pair's of simply fabulous shoes and found it nearly impossible to make a decision on which to wear. Well Isabella had the perfect solution: wear them both. And in doing so she made a fashion statement worthy of branding in my opinion!
Isabella is credited for the beginning of Philip Treacy, a famous hat designer who she discovered and hired to create a hat for her wedding in 1989. Seeing Treacy's talent, Blow situatedTreacy in her London flat, where he worked on his collections. She religiously wore Treacy's hats, making them a signature part of her outlandish style. In a 2002 interview with Tamsin Blanchard, Blow declared that she wore extravagant hats for a practical reason:
"...to keep everyone away from me. They say, Oh, can I kiss you? I say, No, thank you very much. That's why I've worn the hat. Goodbye. I don't want to be kissed by all and sundry. I want to be kissed by the people I love."
Isabella Blow with Philip Treacy
In 1992, Isabella Blow went to St. Martin's fashion college to watch the graduating seniors' projects, and fell head-over-Manolos for the work of the now past Alexander McQueen. It is a know fact that after the show, she called him up and said, "I know this sounds weird, but I'd like to buy the whole thing." Which she did. Alexander McQueen took his own life on Feb 11, 2010. So sad, it pains me just to type it. Such talent and such a mind... creative genius can be crushing I suppose, and such immense burden it must be to portray in real form when the imagination is in such a spin... I cant even fathom what frustrations and depressions must result from such  a brilliant and creative mind...
Blow and McQueen
There is something so fascinating about these sort of rare breeds... It just makes me want to delve into a rich memoir or biography about one of them, so as to try to find reason for their madness... but how can it be possible to understand though unless you share the madness, right?
I hope you enjoyed reading about Isabella Blow as much as I did! Please post your thoughts on her life and death... would love to hear what you think and what you loved most about her.