Today, I'm headed over to Neiman Marcus early for a special event, but the event continues all day. Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria and David Yurman invite you to a day of restyling and gift giving. All day, you can enjoy Bobbi Brown makeovers. There's an enticing session on jewelry styling from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, followed by exclusive sessions with a David Yurman representative, who will be available from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Designer Jewelry to help you select the perfect gift, for yourself or your special friend. Consider yourself invited. You can RSVP by calling (703) 761-1600, extension 3021.
The hastily shot photo at the top of this feature is the tester of the Bobbi Brown gift with purchase for InCircle, and it's a nice one. You get an eye palette, lip palette, an empty dual pan that you can fill with your favorite shades, and two more pieces! It's one of the most generous GWPs I've seen lately.
I'd be really happy with the lovely David Yurman blue topaz necklace at right, but something tells me my friends won't be spending this kind of money on me during the holidays. I can always dream.
We had days of clouds and rain this week, which interfered with taking swatch photos. Fortunately, the sun has returned, and I'll be able to feature the rest of Chanel's spring collection later today and over the weekend. I have some other new beauties from Zuneta to show you, so I'm excited.
I can't begin to figure out when I'm going to have enough time to describe all the new fragrances that have arrived. I had a Caron fest during the 20% discount event at the New York boutique. Now, I'm on the hunt for an exclusive CREED scent that was created for a menswear shop in Amsterdam. I fear I'm going to fail, but I was challenged yesterday when I had the opportunity to visit with Roberto Ferreira, National CREED Educator and Curator of the CREED Collection. Incidentally, if you live anywhere near DC, you could see him Saturday at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie. Just call to make an appointment. He's that popular!
Here are a few things from Chanel to savor while you think spring. We'll chat about the eye shadows and a few of the lipsticks next.
I know some of you have been dismayed by the duplicates or near-duplicates in Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscopes. I've been e-mailing with the company, and I want to share with you the philosophy on the colors and their selection. Here are Mikey Castillo's thoughts. Mikey is Le Métier de Beauté's Director of Makeup.
A Kaleidoscope achieves its beauty not through its singular colors, but through the interactions between them. A kaleidoscope may contain four individual colors, but through reflection and light, each combination always looks fresh and distinctive. This same principle is at the core of Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope collections. Of course, each shadow or gloss can be worn alone, but it’s how the shades interact and play upon each other that yields an incomparable result. This is why Le Métier de Beauté's signature layering technique, “Couche de Couleur,” is such a vital part of each Kaleidoscope; the shades in each collection are chosen to convey the artist’s vision. Changing one shade impacts the prismatic end-result achieved through layering, and yields entirely new range of color possibilities - and yet, not the artist's intended result. With a few exceptions with our very early palettes, no shade that appears in a Kaleidoscope can be found in our permanent line of singles. And, although Kaleidoscopes may contain similarities, each shade is hand-picked by the artist to communicate their inspired vision. Staying true to our artists' vision and maintaining the integrity of their inspiration is critical to Le Métier de Beauté.
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.
Don't forget this week's giveaway. You can enter to win Sephora's Glitz & Glam deluxe sampler set here. Just make sure to comment before tomorrow's deadline, midnight, November 10.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty or courtesy of Neiman Marcus