Friday, August 10, 2012
I've been so proud of American women this week. Misty-Mae Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings proved that women can have it all - the subject of recent debates spurred by Anne-Marie Slaughter's controversial essay. It certainly didn't come easily for Misty-Mae and Kerri, but they proved a point that we all need to remember. Never let others' feelings of limitations burden you with the belief that you can't earn everything you want.
I was unable to see the final beach volleyball match, due to NBC's ridiculous policy of withholding popular events until way past my bedtime, but I saw other matches, including the semi-final against China. A sport that had no presence during my years in college is now an international hit, and I don't think it's solely because of the "uniforms." Anyone know how they keep them on? Hitting the ball over the net while diving under the net would have been the end of me - my beach bottom and my back.
Our gymnasts inspired me, and our swimmers were amazing. How 'bout 15-year-old Katie Ledecky? She has such a bright future still to come, even with a gold medal hanging from her neck. Darling kid!
The hunk of the games? Despite that ridiculous thing he likes to wear on his teeth (even men feel the need for adornment?), I think Ryan Lochte gets my vote. I read that he would prefer to be on Dancing with the Stars to the Bachelor. I don't watch either, but I would if he were to become a contestant.
OK, moving back to topic, there's a nice opportunity for DC gals coming up next week, a Bobbi Brown Master Class on August 17 and 18 at Nordstrom, Tysons Corner Center. My talented friend Sarah Lavache is teaching the class. There is a $50 reservation fee to hold a seat, but it's totally redeemable. Call the Bobbi counter at (703) 761-1121, extension 1086, to make an appointment. Sarah will do a makeup demonstration, and the Bobbi Brown experts will simultaneously walk you through the latest tips and techniques, offering customized recommendations. The Friday sessions will be held at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 4:00 pm. The Saturday sessions will be held at 10:00 am, 1:00pm, and 3:30 pm. I attended one of these classes about two years ago and had a blast. It's a nice opportunity to meet many of the regional Bobbi Brown artists too. Tell Diron (Bobbi Brown manager) I sent you for special care.
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 really enjoy giving away beauty products, the reason we have a weekly contest. This weekend, I'll post a contest for a different kind of beauty - gardening - and I hope you'll enter. For now, make sure to enter the contest for a Guerlain eye shadow. The deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, at midnight. If and when you win a contest, please tell me in your e-mail if you'd like to have once-used products. I buy way too much makeup, and I'd love to share. I can always throw a discarded product - a good one, promise - in your box if you don't mind having something I tried.
I was thrilled to receive this @iFabbo tweet this week. @BTiBeauty Congratulations! You've been featured on our 50 U.S. Fashion and Beauty blogs to watch and learn from list! http://bit.ly/NFHCmS Make sure to check out the other blogs listed. There are some great ones!
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