Friday, July 13, 2012
Are you superstitious? It's Friday the 13th. It's a good thing I'm not superstitious. Otherwise, I'd have to stay home. I do remember that old "thing" about stepping on a sidewalk crack and dire consequences for your mother. As kids, we'd avoided the cracks. Now we avoid cracks to keep from damaging our shoes!
I'd toast to a return to simpler times - the days when the news was about news and not celebrities and sex. Today, the headlines were about Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and the criminal case that will never go away, giving us graphic reminders of how evil perverts can be.
This week, it was announced that Sony Electronics, in conjunction with media research company Nielsen Research, unveiled the results of a survey that identified the top 20 television moments in collective American TV consciousness. The most impactful television moment was the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (as it should have been), followed by the devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the OJ Simpson verdict in 1995, the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986, and the death of Osama Bin Laden last year. Seriously, OJ Simpson's verdict was in the same range of importance to the American psyche as the other events at the top of the list? Had someone asked me, OJ Simpson would never have occurred to me! Perhaps I'm living in the wrong era. The fact that Kate Middleton beat out John F. Kennedy tells me plainly that the sample was heavily weighted toward the young (no offense to Kate, who fascinates me).
I'm eagerly awaiting several Fall 2012 makeup collections, including Chantecaille's. I know Le Métier de Beauté and Giorgio Armani Beauty have some blockbusters to launch. Fall makeup is always fun!
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.
If you'd like to enter to win Bobbi Brown's Party Shimmer Brick, this week's giveaway contest, make sure to enter my the Saturday deadline. It's hard for me to believe that there are only 75 entries so far (I haven't counted the extra entries yet). Each week, I try to find something that you will like. I hope that eventually I'll be able to send something to everyone who reads Best Things in Beauty. As you know, random.org selects our winners. Just keep plugging. Eventually your number will come up.
Photo at top by Best Things in Beauty; CREED photo courtesy of CREED