Friday, August 3, 2012
Isn't it hard to believe it's August already? Old timers say that as the years go by, time passes more quickly. I'm beginning to appreciate their wisdom. I haven't shopped the clothing departments in the stores yet, but I'm sure they are featuring wool in fall colors. It's hard to get excited about that when temperatures are approaching 100 degrees.
I've enjoyed the snippets of the Olympics I've seen this week. I cannot stay up late enough at night to watch all the events NBC withholds until the last minutes of their nightly telecast. The schedule is definitely set to ensure viewers see every last advertisement and to influence ratings, not for viewer convenience. I guess in networking world, no one starts their day at 4:30 am. To me, prime time occurs between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
Anyhow, there have been some spectacular competitions, and I want to congratulate all the athletes (except for a few spoiled brats who were expelled for behaving badly during matches). Even those who don't medal are extremely talented and worked hard to get there. Perhaps since the weekend is starting, I'll get to see more of the events.
On the beauty front, I can't wait to get my hands on some of the arrivals planned for September - like Chantecaille's elephants. I'm currently waiting for my new Giorgio Armani Palettes to arrive via UPS. I've been having fun with Guerlain's new collection, and I am thrilled with the Fleur de Lotus Collection from Chanel. I have many new bottles of fragrance to feature, along with two dynamite skin care brands that are new to me. I must write 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 will have moved on.
This week, to celebrate Best Things in Beauty's three-year anniversary, I posted two giveaway contests. Make sure to enter them before tomorrow night, Saturday, August 4, at midnight. Bobbi Brown's Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick is as pretty as it gets - useful any time of year. Estée Lauder's new Violet Underground Pure Color 5-Color EyeShadow Palette is a stunner. There will be two lucky winners announced Sunday morning.
It's hard to believe I've been writing Best Things in Beauty for three years, which brings me back to the wisdom of old timers. It seems like only months ago when I decided to give beauty blogging a try. Since that time, I feel like I've made friends - friends I treasure - in all of you. Thank you for making this endeavor rewarding and am important part of my life.
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