{Lovely Finds} Latisse Lovely

My mom cracked me up on the phone

the other night (that scary day

she was barely alive,

couldn’t have chemo,

and needed a blood


With Gracie, the day before her surgery.

I asked if she had any of her

eyelashes left since I knew she

was dreading this side-effect.

“Welllllll….yes, I do.” she informed.

In fact, to prepare for chemo

earlier, she had made a stellar

effort with eyelash curler,

eyeliner, and mascara to make

sparse shrimpy stubs appear

as fierce as possible.

That is my mom.

These things scare the bajeezus outta me.

Without oxygen in her blood

and barely breathing, she took

the time to make her remaining lashes

look as lovely as possible

though they are barely

hanging on.

 I kinda get it.

I always took my eyelashes for granted

until a few years ago when they began
 to thin and then disappear (hello, hormones).

Recently,  I began to grieve the lashes

not because I think I should look like I’m 30, but because
with no lashes, it can look unnatural and otherwordly.
Sue me, I like a natural look.

I consulted aesthetician Deanna Stellato.

She recommends Latisse from her

fountain of medical and spa-grade
beauty in Chicago called

Deanna’s Beauty Bag.

After two months of using Latisse

(brushing on a drop

of the liquid before bed),
I look foxy as Brooke Shields!


Thank you, Latisse!

It’s very exciting, kittycats.

To be perfectly honest,

I was truly hoping Latisse

wouldn’t be worth the fuss

because I had no

intention of adding

the monthly expense.

Around a hundred bucks a bottle

(Deanna runs specials all the time).

However, I am still using my first bottle

after two months so the value is there.

Bonus Beauty from DBB to Share Because I Adore You:

Deanna’s Beauty Bag offers other highend

effective skincare lovelies of which I am a fan

since with age, the needs of my skin

have evolved.

Here’s what I use

(and no surprise, most of

my preferences are made in Paris):

GM Collin Bota-Peptide Eye Contour

After trying a ton of eye creams,

this lovely one delivers for me.

Also made by GM Collin,

H-50 Therapy Cream

 feels like a soothing dream

for my normal-to-dry-and-sensitive

skin…yo, the 50 means it is suitable for

skin that is a half-century old young.

Many of you have probably tried

retinol based products, but they

are new for me…the one I use

available from DBB is

SkinCeuticals Retinol.

It’s powerful collagen building voodoo,

and if your skin is sensitive,

make sure to go easy

and get smart advice

from a professional

like Deanna.


After a memorable facial here, the esthetician

smoothed my barely there lips with

GM Collin Lip Plumping Complex Gloss Rose,

and I have been sweet on it ever since.

You can even email Deanna for concerns or
advice about medical and spa-grade products
to set you up for success.


Peace to you right where you are.



  1. March 27, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    how sweet. Seriously, I get it. My eyelashes have started thinning and I totally understand how your mom felt about wanting to make the most of what she had left. I would love to try the lash stuff but not sure I want the added expense. Getting old isn't cheap! LOL!

  2. March 27, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    god bless your mom! I have been wanting to try latisse for a long time. Is it really worth it???

  3. March 28, 2013 / 12:15 am

    i know! the expense is what kept me, but as i mention in the post, a one month supply can last well beyond as i am still using the bottle starting my 3rd month! my thing was, if it really makes a difference, maybe i can cut something unnecessary from my monthly budget to balance it out. for now, i'm hooked, baby.


  4. March 28, 2013 / 12:39 am

    Oh Michelle! (: speaking of your retinol cream… I tried for the first time ever and used every night for 3 days and was not supposed to do that! I look like a lizard and fear going out(: as I scare people! But I hope it goes away… And will continue do as the doctor said instead my own ideas.

    Your mom is amazing, I wish you and her strength and better health soon, miracles perhaps, what ever it takes!

    Hugs z

  5. March 28, 2013 / 1:02 am

    I love reading about new to me beauty tips. Just love your Mom's spunk…a real inspiration!!

  6. March 28, 2013 / 2:07 am

    Wow… I so need help with my eyelashes!! Thanks for the amazing tips as always! Sorry I have been so distant, I'm pregnant and really sick!! Sometimes everyday seems like a week… yikes! I'm just trying to embrace everyday with gratitude!
    You look so beautiful!!! Keep the beauty tips coming this way; next time you need to fill me in on how you keep such a killer figure!

    much love pretty lady!

  7. March 28, 2013 / 9:54 am

    You all look beautiful and your mom is so cute and elegant!! I can see the goodness so clearly, wishing her well in these days ahead.
    I have heard so much about Lastisse, my friend swears by it. I am taking notes on all the products, love discovering something new and am in the market for a new eye cream. Thanks for the 411.
    Been away, home today but going again later for three days, next week everything gets back to normal. HAPPY EASTER!!

  8. March 28, 2013 / 10:13 am

    I am buying them all!! I am shocked about the 50 comment and would be even more so if I thought you were anywhere close to that number. Thinking about your sweet Mom!! Have a Happy Happy Easter!! xo Leslie

  9. March 28, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    I wish I could use these wonderful products…anything with natural plant oils block my medication from working…..its very frustrating…I guess all I can do is Botox! Hehe….

  10. March 28, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Good for your Mom! I love her attitude. And I totally get it. I need some of this lash stuff too, I'm on my way to check it out. 🙂
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  11. March 29, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    That'a so interesting. I've been curious about Latisse, but i heard it might change your eye color, so i haven't pursued it yet… well, and the budget thing… Still thinking about Botox too. That's so cute about your mom. Good for her!


  12. April 9, 2013 / 7:05 am

    Hmm… I'm also thinking to try Latisse, because Dr. Jerome Edelstein, who is a well known doctor recommend it and I think it's something really useful. I don't think that it might change our eye color… but I would love to have blue eyes instead of brown… just kidding 😀

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