Friday, September 21, 2012
Thank you to everyone who noticed on Facebook (or here in comments) that I had a birthday this week. Yes, I got officially older on Tuesday, September 18. I can finally say that while I don't feel my age (who are those old people on TV who claim to be my age?), I do feel my decade.
The one remaining God-given knee is ready to go - it was ready years ago, but I'm holding out. I can't face the long recovery or loss of work I experienced last time. Consultants don't get paid when we don't work - an incentive to keep rolling (or limping). The back is so bad my interventional radiologist (we have a relationship) walks into the room, looks at the flouroscope, and says, "I'd recognize that spine anywhere." I laughingly asked if that was good or bad. He laughed and said, "It's not good." I love that guy - seriously, one of the most humorous and practical docs I have. He's also a problem solver, so the next time I get cortisone shot into my spine, he's going to try a new approach.
Despite my age, I still love my makeup, and I don't mind being called the "mature blogger" or the "aging blogger." You won't see many close-up photos here, but I can enjoy makeup with the youngest of you, and I appreciate the concerns of my age peers.
I can't wait to get my Le Métier de Beauté Eagles Envy Kaleidoscope from Saks Philly. I think Tanya Smith still has the Eye Kit available. I chatted with her briefly yesterday. You can reach her at (610) 667-1550, extension 368. She is absolutely delightful.
This week, my Bergdorf Goodman gift card purchases came rolling in. Great fragrances! I ordered Claudio Riaz from Barneys to get the GWP. I hope they send me a complete bag this year. Last year, I got one that had been depleted, which was a total disappointment. I can't wait to show you my purchases. I bought that incredible green eye shadow my friend Gaia at The Non-Blonde purchased when we shopped together there in May. I have also pre-ordered from Saks to ensure I get that green tote. Crazy me, but I love dark green.
I got some cool Chanel news in the last week, so I want to share it with my best friends here. There will be four new eye quads introduced for Black Friday. That's not all, but my aging brain forgets the other item. You might want to call your favorite Chanel counter to pre-order. I expect them to be popular on the craziest shopping day of the year.
Let's talk about your week of beauty. It's time for the Friday Forum, our open chat. I love this part of our week. 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.
The deadline for this week's giveaway contest for Laura Mercier's gorgeous Signature Colour Essentials for Face, Eyes & Lips is tomorrow, Saturday, September 22. If you don't enter, you can't win. I find it kind of hard to believe I'm giving this Nordstrom Anniversary set away, but I want one of you to have it. Speaking of Laura Mercier, there is a pretty Laura Mercier Artist Palette exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue. Check it out online. That will earn you the beauty event tote if you purchase between September 27 and October 6. I want the dark green one - and the dark blue one. May have to buy at two different Saks.
Update 10:00 am: I will get to leave early. Meetings were cancelled. Also, I remembered I have an appointment this afternoon with Sisley's national makeup artist. Fun way to start the weekend!
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