Friday, September 7, 2012
The New York Times published a piece in yesterday's Thursday Styles section that suggested there were fewer events this year. I think that was true from my perspective. There were definitely fewer beauty specials. The events in my area, DC, were much more low key than they have been in prior years. I did a last-minute switcheroo, going over to Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria rather than Mazza Gallerie, where I really wanted to be. It was very tired and knew I'd be at Mazza today. I found a lackluster, sparsely attended event. The beauty department was buzzing, but only because of Beauty Event. The action was in New York.
I've got so much to show you and tell you. I will catch up over the weekend. After work today, I'm headed over to Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie to see Erin Lockard from Le Métier de Beauté. I'm very excited about that.
Today at work will be busy. I hate having back-to-back meetings, and I'll be in them from 9:00 am to noon. Meetings make up hard to get "real work," production of documents, for example, completed and off the to-do list. I will - no matter what - slip out early and head for Mazza. It's not every day I get to see Erin.
This week, my new treasures included a lot of fragrance and skin care. I needed the skin care. I didn't "need" the fragrance, but it was all so tempting. I'm going to have to have a marathon writing spree and tell you about some of the new introductions. Naturally, some makeup snuck into my bags. I purchased two of the new Dior Nude lipsticks. I'll show those to you as soon as I can get some sunshine this weekend. I also received a box from Tarte yesterday. It sits unopened downstairs. I had to collapse last night long before I finished with the mail.
Can you believe that the Chantecaille counter at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria had already sold out of the Elephant Palette by last night? I know they will restock, but that proves that it's the super-hit of the season.
Let's talk about your week of beauty. 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 have two giveaway contests underway. The new Chanel Sky Line Les Vernis from the Blue Illusion de Chanel Collection, was a spur-of-the-moment post. I love to share. The other, for Bobbi Brown's gorgeous pink Cheek Tint in Sheer Coral, along with a Le Métier de Beauté cleanser that is not for sale, is a great prize.
Photo courtesy of the New York Daily News