Is it any wonder that sunrises and sunsets have inspired so many artists? On Leap Day, I couldn't resist running outside with my camera. The sun had just a few moments to rise below the clouds, which brought torrential rain. I was able to capture the glorious view we had on Wednesday before the rains came.
I don't have any "stories" for the week. Things here have been "normal" here - so far. I've managed to avoid Neiman Marcus, after spending way too much money there last weekend. I've been testing new skin care (and loving it) and playing with all my Beauty Event goodies.
As I write this morning, the sun has brightened the window in front of me. Charlie was bathing a foot away, taking advantage of a sun spot on top of the printer. My "togetherness cat" was happy, until I reached up to pet him and accidentally hit the "Wake Up" button on the printer. There's something about the printer motor he doesn't like, so now he's in my lap. It's not always easy to type with a Bengal who comes between you and your keyboard.
I have most of the day off from work, so I'm happy too - even though I have a lot of life management chores to accomplish (Costco, Post Office, swatch photos, and more). I need to straighten up my house, but I'm sure I'll find some justification for procrastinating, a nap maybe.
I'm in Tom Ford fragrance nirvana this week. A friend, a Tom Ford representative in our area, made me samples of each of the fragrances currently available. I feel like the luckiest gal on earth as I flit from one to another. I'm having a blast. If you'd like to read a "day in the life" of Tom Ford, international creative genius and celebrity, check out this link at Harper's BAZAAR.
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 will have moved on.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway contest for Le Métier de Beauté's Red Velvet Lip Crème. It's the Beauty Event gift with a Le Métier de Beauté purchase at Neiman Marcus ($125, I think). I was pleased to be able to offer one here.
News flash! Sisley's Palette Orchidée for Spring Summer 2012 just arrived at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria. If you've been waiting for this beauty, you'll want to give Loula Ayoub a call at (703) 761-1600, extension 3230. All stores are receiving limited quantities of Palette Orchidée.
Photo by Best Things in Beauty