It's that crepe myrtle time of year, when our world is brightened by these beautiful ornamental trees. I love everything about them, from their bark to the lacy, colorful blooms. They add a feminine touch to the summer garden.
This has been an eventful week at Best Things in Beauty. We have two contests underway. There's the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Giveaway of three fabulous Aloe Fresh body lotions and gels, along with Benefit's Stay Put Set to help your makeup adhere in our hot and humid weather. Make sure to enter the Vaseline summer contest before Saturday night's deadline!
Our second contest is only for followers - a thank you for reading. There are four prizes, and if you were a follower on Wednesday when the contest was published and haven't entered yet, make sure to leave a comment here by the Monday, July 19, deadline.
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale starts today! There are great specials in every department in the store. I received some of my Beauty Exclusives, and the rest were sent to me earlier in the week via UPS. I wish I didn't have so much to do at work today. I'd be at Nordstrom! I hear that when the stores open, there may be a few surprises.
It's time for The Friday Forum! Most of you know, we share information in The Friday Forum. Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Tell us about it! Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Tell us why! Do you have questions others might be able to answer? We can help! Want to talk about skin care? I'm game! Just use the comments. We have busy weekends and slow ones on the forum. Either way, I always enjoy hearing from you. Definitely let us know if you pick up any beauty goodies at the Nordstrom sale.
As usual, I will share the best beauty bits (noteworthy sales and special offers) with you over the weekend. I'll put them in the comments.
The microphone is yours!