Friday, June 1, 2012
With a short work week after Memorial Day, I've done little but work - and make doctors' appointments for my mother. I did get over to Neiman Marcus this week to pick up my new Le Métier de Beauté colors. I also had fun talking to a reporter from the Washington Post who is writing an article on beauty shopping.
With the Neiman Marcus Camp Gorgeous event starting this weekend (June 3-10), there's plenty of shopping to do! There are many gifts with purchase available. I'm looking forward to checking them out. Much of the time, the price of admission to "earn" the gift is extremely high, and I doubt I'll be spending much. Unless a new collection arrives, I've got everything I want - for now. Plus, there was that shopping trip to New York that left me with the I-wants for more Claudio Riaz color and more fragrance (dying for a few Frederic Malle things, plus more Xerjoff from MiN), but with little money.
Make sure to check out your local Neiman Marcus schedule for special makeup artist appearances and other events during Camp Gorgeous. There are some great ones! Here's the line-up for Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie in DC. Eddie Hernandez from Chantecaille will be there tomorrow. For a reservation if you are local, call (202) 966-9700, extension 2240. Erin Lockard, one of my favorites from Le Métier de Beauté will be there for two days! You really need that gorgeous bronze set GWP too. If you are a DC local, call (202) 966-9700, ask for Michael at extension 2258 or 2236, and book your appointment. A Laura Mercier Face event runs from June 8-9. The YSL Summer Beauty event is June 9-10. Plus there are trunk shows: Konstantino, Rena Lange, and Jason Wu. The latter may draw me in! With Father's Day coming up, which I try to ignore since I lost mine to lymphoma, there will also be gifts with purchase.
I'm sure all the stores have a line-up of events. I received event notices for Mazza and King of Prussia, so if you're a good customer, you might have too. Otherwise, call your favorite store.
I'm in the middle of placing an order at Zuneta for new Rouge Bunny Rouge colors. I'll tell you about the new introductions in a feature later today. Why do I always want everything they make? Rouge Bunny Rouge is one of my favorite brands. Since they don't introduce many new products each year, I get revved when a new collection notice arrives.
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.
I loved last week's forum. I took off for New York, and you wonderful ladies carried on, providing information, answering questions, chatting about colors. You made me smile. Thank you.
I have a question for you. Each week, I get many e-mails about contests, promotions, and new beauty releases. Do you want to see short blurbs on any of them? I don't want to become a contest site (I get so many notices), but I could select the best of the week to share with you.
Don't forget this week's giveaway contest. That limited-edition Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick is extraordinary (I bought two for myself). The deadline is tomorrow, June 2, at midnight. Make sure to enter now. You never know what number random.org will call.
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