Dear Facebook…if we are being real, you upset me a bit when you switch up your algorithm, yet I stick around because I am hooked on the endless opportunity for engagement with like-minded women on wellness, beauty, style, food, design, real estate and so much more! Whether its’s a question of “what do you think of this jacket?” to “what’s your thoughts on red lipstick” my Facebook peeps love to connect! As I tossed out a few topics this week on everything from the color of the year 2018 to brussels sprouts, I loved hearing your musings and thought you all might as well. Here you go!
Ultra Violet… After publishing my own take on Pantone’s pick for Color of the Year 2018 in Hello Ultra Violet! (HERE), I heard everything from “I hate purple!” to “I love purple, I’ve always worn it whether fashion dictates it or not”. Love or hate it, here’s some feedback from readers, on this year’s purple pick.
When I was a little girl around 1952 my beautiful stylish Mom bought a deep purple suit with a pleated skirt. She wore it with a little purple velvet half hat with a veil…she then added deep red (with blue undertones) shoes and bag She was stunning! Little wonder I became a model and fashion consultant when I grew up…Victoria Shields Allum
I love purple and went “in search of” a similar color for our master bedroom. Sadly when I found a similar shade and tried painting with a Behr sample on a wall…let’s just say it didn’t work. ? So instead we chose Behr “New Orleans” purple (more sedate, gray undertones) and we will be painting one wall of our room this weekend…David Andrew Peterson
I love it. It’s such a beautiful and deeply spiritual color. It represents the 7th chakra which is all about your connection to your higher power whatever that may be …Catherine Grace O’Connell
Purple seems to be popping up everywhere around me, from flowers at the market to new prints and cosmetics. While enjoying a cup of tea on the patio earlier this week, I decided I’ll be planting purple and orange pansies in my courtyard this spring…how fun is that?
Essie ‘Blue-tiful Horizon’… Like Ultra-Violet, this a cerulean blue glowing with amber shimmer from the Desert Mirage 2018 Collection was very well received. 1 in 15 gave this color a thumbs up! One it’s blue (would look great with denim or white). Two, it is easier to try a new color out on our nails vs. our body or home.
Ooo like it! Big fan of Essie, best quality nail polish imo. Usually prefer Opi or Chanel for more unusual colours, but liking this one! …Jacynth Bassett
Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts A favorite each week in our home, even with my veggie hating kid, I shared this easy healthy recipe on Pinterest and later on Facebook. Whether or not you love these smelly veggie nuggets, you thought this recipe looked yummy and wanted to give these little guys a second chance! Link to the Original Recipe and Image via Pinterst (HERE)
I never cared for Brussels sprouts, then a couple of years ago a friend suggested I try roasting them. I found a recipe on the WW site very similar to this, using olive oil and a bit more balsamic. All I can say is OMG! I could eat them once a week if not more now!…Janet Earling
I always thought I didn’t like them. But I realized I just didn’t like the slimy way they used to be cooked. Roasted is the way to go! We love them so much we’ve even grown them in the garden. They’re funny little things!…Andrea Lyons Schwartz
I have a few other polls circulating on Facebook including a post on Boots no 07 eyeliner pencil. I have heard it is fab (and certainly priced right) and will be trying it out myself, so stay tuned! Have any of your tried out Boots no07 eyeliner or other products for this matter? Available at Walgreens and Target.
I invite you to join the fun over on Facebook by following my Facebook Page @AskSuzanne (HERE). As you all know, I post twice a week here on AskSuzanneBell.com, but I post daily to Facebook, often on topics not covered here on the blog.
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