You didn't put this out there for me? It's delicious - thank you. Our neighborhood doesn't usually have such delicacies. The lesson? Never throw away a pumpkin - or what you carved out to make a jack-o'-lantern. It's much appreciated by the critters who share our world.
Today, it's gloomy. What I really want to do is pop over to Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie and watch Erin Lockard work her magic. Erin is a Le Métier de Beauté makeup artist extraordinaire, enormously talented, and one of the most delightful people on earth. Michael Reinhardt is taking appointments with Erin for today and tomorrow. Amazingly, there's space left in the schedule, so call (202) 966-9700, extension 2258 or 2236 if you live anywhere near the DC area.
The great news is that the Bauhaus Kaleidscope Eye Kit arrived. I would be showing swatch photos if it weren't raining. The new, drop-dead-gorgeous Bauhaus Kaleidoscope Lip Kit, which I featured Monday, arrived last week, as did the new skin-care duo to peel and condition your face. There's a lot to explore for the holidays.
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.
Make sure to enter this week's giveaway contests. 'Tis the season. The first, which anyone can enter is for Bobbi Brown's Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick. The second, a contest for those who have left BTiB comments in the last few months (excluding contest entry comments) is Urban Decay's Smoked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set. The deadline for entering these contests is Saturday, December 8, at midnight.
Update: You must go watch the film at Zuneta. Le Métier de Beauté's Mikey Castillo, Get The Look ¬ Bauhaus, demonstrates how you can apply Le Métier de Beauté's master products, including the new Bauhaus Kaleidoscope Eye Kit, for a stunning look. The model has to be "our Erin."
Update 2: I feel very badly about my failure to mention Pearl Harbor this morning. It's one of two days that will live on in infamy. We pause to remember.
Photo at top courtesy of gonewengland.about.com; other photo by Best Things in Beauty