Friday, May 10, 2013
What a miraculous week in Cleveland! Three women and a child, kidnapped, tortured, and violated for 10 or more years, gained their freedom. I've been glued to the news - simultaneously elated and disgusted. I don't think there is a legal punishment horrible enough for men who are as evil as the accused. I hope the best for those three woman and young girl. I know they are drawing strength from their families and medical professionals. They have a long recovery ahead of them.
This morning, there was news of another miracle. A woman was pulled alive from the rubble in Bangladesh - after 17 days. While her rescue doesn't temper the horrible tragedy of the loss of over 1,000 lives due to negligence, it does - along with the situation in Cleveland - remind us that we should never give up hope.
I must offer an apology for the Clinique feature I published this week and subsequently deleted. When I went to the Clinique press site, the most recent upload was about a bronzing powder, posted in May. I made the assumption that Clinique was maintaining its site. The other Estée Lauder brands do. Silly me. They haven't updated it for a year (seriously pitiful). That powder was launched in May 2012 and has subsequently disappeared from existence. If you are interested in a great bronzing powder, you should be able to find what you want from Guerlain. With the addition of new shades this year, Guerlain covers the full range of skin tones pretty well.
Once again, we seem to be in between cosmetic launches. Every few weeks, those of us haunting the stores are finding nothing brand new. That's probably a good thing for me. My wallet is strained, although I'd be thrilled if Tom Ford would introduce another summer collection. I am so stoked by his new colors.
I'm still expecting Chantecaille Summer, but no inquiries over the last week have gone unanswered. As an aside, if you go to the Chantecaille Web site, you will see three Cheek Crèmes displayed as new. They aren't. I had a Chantecaille disaster last weekend when I accidentally knocked the glass bottle of Eau de Rose de Mai onto the tile floor of my bathroom. I had quite a job cleaning all the shards of glass off the floor. My bathroom certainly smelled good that day, though.
As most of you already know from my Tweets, Le Métier de Beauté has been running a Lids for Lou Gehrig's Disease philanthropic auction every day this week to benefit the ALS Foundation. Shoppers are able to bid on the last of selected Kaleidoscopes and other items by visiting the company's site. All proceeds are being donated to the ALS Foundation. There is also a Sample Saturday promotion you can enter to win Le Métier de Beauté samples. Like LMdB's Facebook page and enter to win at this link.
It's time for the Friday Forum. 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.
I will probably slip in a flash giveaway this weekend, so make sure to check back. In the meantime, don't forget to enter this week's giveaway for the gorgeous Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye & Cheek Palette. I'm excited about this one. The deadline for entries is tomorrow, Saturday, May 11, at midnight. Good luck!
Update #2: I am useless today. I meant to ask a question. You know how you get those little poll pop-ups when you buy something online? You are promised a chance to win $50, right? I never answer them. I think it's a ruse. Have you EVER won anything after filling one out?
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