During the past week, my star magnolia started to burst into bloom. I took this photo late Thursday, right before we had 70-degree weather on Friday, when the rest of the buds opened. I wanted a photo that portrayed the hope and anticipation of spring. We've been talking spring beauty for months. Now, we are eager for the real thing!
A friend at work told me this week she was ready to buy her spring makeup. Each season, she buys a new theme, and she wanted corals and peaches for spring. Good choice! Let's see what our beauty mavens chose to feature this week.
Gaia gave us a sneak peek and color swatches of the new Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colours at The Non Blonde. I have been trying to get my hands on these for weeks! There was only one available in a set, but all of them should arrive at my local Neiman Marcus soon.
Need a little blue for your nails? W magazine reported that cool blue is spring's hottest polish shade. Sabrina compared Dior's and Chanel's iconic blue shades of nail lacquers at The Beauty Look Book.
While in Paris, Amy from Café Makeup is showing us some European-only beauty finds. One of the pieces she featured last week was Chanel's Vitalumiere Eclat compact.
Until she can get her hands on the Chanel European foundation brush, Kari at Fab over Forty found an inexpensive subsititute from Sonia Kashuk for Target. Can't beat the price!
Home beauty tools are becoming more popular than ever. Kelly showed us the latest in beauty gadgets with Micro Needling. Head over to Gouldylox Reviews to find out whether this technique hurts.
No one can deny Cate Blanchett's amazing (and gorgeous) skin. DivaDebbi reviewed some of the SK-II products that Cate uses. Did it do wonders for Debbi's skin, too?
What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on them. We know that, although many of us prefer denial (do I look like pepperoni?). Jennifer from BeautyXposé told us about five important foods we should add to our diets.
Want to learn how to get sexy hair with beachy waves? Who doesn't? Laurie from Product Girl tried out the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray with excellent results. I'm intrigued.
Here at Best Things in Beauty, last week's superstar was Le Métier de Beauté. Dustin Lujan showed me his signature eye shadow application technique, Couches de Couleur. I also got my hands on all three new Crème Fresh Tints for Lips and Cheeks, and they are exquisite. In another feature, I showed everyone the lip colors Dustin and I selected together for my look last weekend. Tomorrow, I hope to show you all of my new Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème glosses. It has been an exciting LMdB week here!
Photo by BTiB