The day I discovered Clelone, or turtlehead, I was a happy girl. The pink flowers are shaped like a turtle's head - supposedly - and bloom in September. I have this one massed in my garden, and the flowers brighten up the view from my kitchen windows.
What a week! I am still unwrapping all my Neiman Marcus Beauty Event purchases, and I'm thinking about zooming back over to Mazza Gallerie today or tomorrow. They were so sweet to offer the special gifts and drawing to my readers, and it's not too late to take advantage of their generosity! Just scroll down or go to this link to find out how you can treat yourself. A $500 drawing is something that's irresistible - particularly since I don't have many DC-area readers. Your odds have to be good! You can visit or call, just spend at least $100 and mention Best Things in Beauty. Even though I can't enter, I am delighted by how good they have been to you! Some of my work colleagues plan to go, although I didn't tell many of them. Most of my colleagues don't even know I write a blog.
I'll be swatching, applying, taking photos, and writing over the weekend so that I can continue to share with you my world of new discoveries. We have to finish fall cosmetics as holiday approaches! I've got photos of some of what's coming, and you are going to be very tempted.
I hope that all of you in New York City are safe and sound. A fast-moving storm, much like a few we had this summer in DC, hit NYC at evening rush hour yesterday, uprooting trees and disrupting power, crushing cars and homes, and taking one precious life. So unexpected - so scary. As I write this, I'm thinking about Pale Male and Lola. I hope they are safe.
It's time for The Friday Forum! We use The Friday Forum to share information. Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? Just use the comments. Don't be shy.
We have busy weekends and slow ones on the forum. I'm happy if even one reader stops by. Leave a comment, and say hello - even if you don't want to comment on beauty products. As I always do, I'll leave news of some great beauty offers (great, not just good) in the comments of this post. If you want to know where to find nice gifts with purchase, free shipping, and other deals this weekend, make sure to check the comments.
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