The blockbuster September fashion magazines have arrived, so I've been busy reading. The mags seem to have returned to their pre-recession size: huge. Since I enjoy the ads as much as the editorial content, I've been having a blast making my way through them, one by one. That doesn't mean I neglected blog reading! As usual, there were great features on my favorite beauty blogs. Here's your weekend reading assignment.
Tragedy struck the fashion world this spring with the news of Alexander McQueen's death. Butter London payed homage to him with the new must-have nail polish shade All Hail McQueen in today's hot color: beige. Gaia shared her thoughts on this honorary shade at The Non-Blonde. Like me, Gaia was smitten with Giorgio Armani's new Eyes to Kill Mascara in Blue Grey Night. Check out that feature too.
What are some of the hot color trends this fall? Purple is one of them, and Kari from Fab over Forty showed us some of her favorite purple beauty products. Could there be a new purple treasure in your future? While you are there, Kari has a new giveaway contest you must enter. Cold Plasma Eye is ensconced at the top of my must-have product list. You could win one at Fab over Forty!
Are you ready for the Emmy Awards this weekend? Anne at BeautyXposé gave us easy-to-use tips for getting a gorgeous white smile (in the convenience of your home), just like the ones we'll see on the red carpet.
Do you want to make your pores and fine lines disappear? We all want a flawless face before applying makeup. Drop by Gouldylox Reviews to find a Jouer product that gives Kelly her flawless look.
Speaking of flawless faces, we need to learn how to use skin and makeup products to get the look we crave. Makeup artist Victoria Stiles will be presenting a "Flawless Faces Web Series." Head over to Makeup Artist Backstage to learn about the series.
The economy may be putting us in a grey mood, but Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book showed us all things beautiful in grey. From nail polish to handbags and everything in between, there's a grey that will capture you!
Sadly, there have been times when we've all overdone it in the sun - however unintentionally. Product Girl Carla tested a Caudalie product for her sunburn. Did she get the relief she needed?
Hard to believe, but Lisa found a thigh reducer! If you go to Beauty Info Zone Blog, you'll find out how Nude Skincare's Smoothing Body Refiner took an inch off Lisa's thighs in two months. Amazing! I wonder if it would work on my waist.
You know I've had a run on "all things Bobbi Brown" here at Best Things in Beauty. Last weekend, I attended a Bobbi Brown Master Class, led by the incomparable Tia Hebron. Hopefully, you read Tia's beauty tips - and saw the latest Bobbi products too! Just scroll down if you didn't.
This week's giveaway contest for a Giorgio Armani Beauty Crema Nera OMC3 Obsidian Mineral Restoring Cream, a $185 product, ends tonight at midnight. Did you enter? I'm really surprised that there aren't more entries for this amazing anti-aging moisturizer. Is it an "August thing"? If you want a chance to win, just go to this link to comment.
Take a little time out from those mega-magazines and join us this weekend. Have a good one!