I came home with the new Tina West Kaleidoscope - of course - and I will get swatch photos for you today. The photo of the tester above was taken in the store last night.
The audience was rapt as she talked about the most popular procedures, e.g., botox and fillers, but also as she introduced us to new procedures that can prevent skin cancer, firm skin, and take years off our appearance - all without the major surgery or ugly recovery periods we normally associate with cosmetic dermatology procedures. I'm seriously interested in a consultation. If you are too, you can find Dr. West in Chevy Chase at (301) 986-9378.
Jerry Mastellon, one of Le Métier de Beauté's three founders. I enjoyed having a chance to catch up with Jerry. I'll bet it's been over a year since I last saw him - at a Nordstrom Trend Show. I remember where, just not the date.
The beautiful new Lip Envy Kaleidocsope? Designed by Michael Reinhardt, in consultation with Dr. West, it's a stunner. There's one waiting for you at Neiman Marcus Mazza. Just call Michael Reinhardt at (202) 966-9700, extension 2258 or 2236, to place your order.
Now you know what I've been up to. 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. Have you selected your favorite holiday collection - and purchased a few new treasures? 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.
Here are a few tidbits for you.
- The Chantecaille Friends & Family sale ends today. Everything I'd like to have has sold out, so I fear I will miss this fabulous opportunity to stock up on one of my very favorite makeup and skin-care brands. I wish I had known it was coming. I would have purchased one of everything.
- The Guerlain Spring 2013 collection has, as always, some gorgeous colors. Even though I had already ordered them directly from Guerlain, I purchased seconds of the Shine Automatiques. They are exquisite.
- Chanel's 2013 Spring collection is now arriving at Chanel counters everywhere. Here's a quickly snapped photo of part of it at Neiman Marcus.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty