This was the view over my neighbor's house this morning when I stepped outside to feed the birds and squirrels. What a glorious sunrise! It was fleeting, as the moon lost its audience to the sun. The photos I snapped just seconds later weren't nearly as colorful. Is it any wonder so many artists are inspired by sunrises?
I got a call this morning from a long-time friend who told me her husband has cancer. I fear the outcome (pancreatic cancer is hard to survive), but the call made me think about the highs and lows of our lives - from a glorious show by nature to a reminder of our mortality, all in the space of an hour. It was jarring.
So let's turn to happier news. This was an exciting week for spring collections. I haven't shown you half of what I discovered, but I hope to get more photos today. For once this week, I think we have a sunny day on tap.
I'm trying to be selective with my spring makeup purchases. That's hard for me because traditional spring shades look good on me. I have been able to resist a few palettes that are gorgeous in the compact - little statements - but offer shades that aren't "practical," such as the new Dior "Garden" eye shadow palettes. You can see them at Fab over Forty and Café Makeup. While I was eager to see those embossed rose beauties, I was able to walk away too. I'm working on my willpower! Plus, where am I going to wear pastel green and pink? I don't lead that kind of life. Were you swept away by Dior's Spring 2012 collection? Confession: I did purchase one very pretty pink lipstick that I hope to show you this weekend.
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.
The deadline for this week's giveaway contest is tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, at midnight. If you'd like to win the La Laque Fever Gloss Collection, make sure to leave a comment.
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