Taking A Minute

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to write a quick post and let you know that I am taking a small break for myself following the passing of my beautiful Mother, Nadine on Tuesday November 5th.

She had been battling cancer, and during this battle she experienced a neurological event that brought about a very unexpected and swift decline.  She was surrounded by family, and I was holding her hand tight at the time of her passing.

I am broken :(  I am devastated to be without my Mother. So you can probably understand why I've been so quiet lately.  It has been my top priority to be with her as much as I could, and I am so grateful for the time we shared prior to her passing.

I know that my Mom would kick my ass if I blubbered on for too long here.  She was a fabulous woman who loved fashion and makeup, and she knew how passionate I am about my blog and makeup. I can sense that she would want me to get back to it as soon as I can.

I just need a minute.

I want to thank everyone that has been sending love and prayers.  I appreciate each and every one of you, and I send the love right back.

Thank you again ♥
You will see me real soon.


 I love you, Mom.


  1. So sorry to hear that Colleen. I believe that your mother is in a better place now, not in pain and is watching over you. Take as many time as you need to.
    I'm sorry for your loss. Sending you love.

  2. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry for your loss. I have no idea what that feels like, but I am so sure that it could be unbearable. Sending love and prayers your way dear. I definitely miss your posts and looks that you come up with but take as much time as you need.

    Ash | ciaobella0816.blogspot.com

  3. I'm so sorry to hear this Colleen, I went though something similar earlier this year, its a horrible thing to have to go through.
    Your mother will be at peace and free from any pain and illness, she would want you to continue to do what you love.
    I hope you will be ok, if you ever need to chat just let me know xx Lori

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss, Colleen. Take all the time you need. Sending you warm hugs and lots of love ♥

  5. so so sorry for your loss Colleen! I can't imagine losing a mother so I understand how devastated you must be, sending lots of love and prayers from Canada! take as much time to heal, we'll be waiting! <333

    -ariel* xoxo

  6. Heart breaking, I wish I had something to say to make it all a little less painful. Take care of yourself.



  7. So sorry for your loss. I know she is proud of you and I know she would want you to be strong now. Take all the time you need.

  8. So very sorry for your loss. I'm sure she is very proud of her beautiful daughter.