Autumn has arrived! These dogwood leaves caught my eye this week, so I snapped a portrait while I was outdoors swatching. With the shortened days (it's getting dark at 5:00 pm) and even a few frosty nights, it's clear that winter's on the way. Today, it's cold and windy. I can deal with the cold; it's snow that makes winter so miserable. Can it be pretty? Yes, if you never need to go anywhere. Even trudging out to the back yard to fill the bird feeder can be tough going in knee-high snow. Fortunately, that doesn't happen here often.
We've got sunshine, even if it is cold. I'll be able to get photos today. I still have a lot of new treasures to show you. My left arm may have goosebumps, but I'll be able to swatch today. That makes me happy.
I'm also happily anticipating a fun weekend. Tomorrow, I have two events to attend. In the morning, I'm attending a breakfast with Tim Quinn. He'll be presenting the new Giorgio Armani Beauty holiday collection (most of which I have) and the new foundation (which I also have and must feature very soon). Tim is always great fun, so I'm looking forward to seeing him.
I'm also going to visit with Ivan Castro from Le Métier de Beauté. I interviewed Ivan on the phone in June, and I'm looking forward to meeting him in person. I'm curious to see what colors he'll select for my face.
This is the day my CREED Royal Service is scheduled to arrive. Usually the things I'm dying to have don't arrive on time. Could this be a first? I'm so excited about the commemorative fragrance. Along with being a beautiful scent, it's special - and very limited.
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It's time for The Friday Forum, our open chat. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? 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? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers have moved on.
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