I hope everyone's in the mood for more holiday items, because we've got some stunners in this roundup. But that's just a small part of what my friends and I have been testing lately. Here's this week's crop:
Charlstongirl and I have very different skin tones and eye colors (she's a fabulous cool blonde), but we share a love for khaki eye shadows. Check out her newest discovery from Bare Minerals, of all brands, at Best Things In Beauty.
I'll be turning 40 in three weeks, but Kari's blog has been a favorite for the last couple of years. She posted an interview with Sandy Linter on Fab Over Forty. The celebrity makeup artist shared her fall must-have beauty products for women over 40, but her recommendations are interesting for everyone.
Sabrina has the Holiday kits from Dior on the Beauty Look Book. It's impolite to drool so I need to have a word with the Jewish Santa.
Jane from Daly Beauty brings us The Dark Side Of The Moon, a vampy nail polish by Deborah Lippmann. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Lippmann's work and Jane's review makes me reconsider the exact number of dark purple nail polish bottles one really needs. Maybe one more...
Beginners and those who have yet to play with bold colors would appreciate Kelly's swatches and post about Stilla's Color Wheel on Gouldylox Reviews.
At BeautyXposé, Chelsea showed us how to stay within TSA's rules about carry-on liquids and keep our hair looking great at the same time.
Check out what the dueling bloggers have to say about LORAC this week at Beauty Info Zone Blog. Marcia and Lisa debated their favorite LORAC products. Personally, I love the original Croc and Snake Palettes.
For the love of shoes, DivaDebbi talks about Foot Petals. They are life savers.
Carla showed us a Beauty VIP of the Week: Sue Devitt's Lip Intensifier Pencil at Product Girl. I'm a fan of the Eye Intensifiers (watch this space for a review of an incredibly pretty one soon), so this was interesting.
Friends & Family sales are sort of a national holiday for some of us. Get the scoop on Sephora's from Elvira at Pink Sith. Saks is still having theirs, by the way. Use code Friend7 at checkout.
And what did I do this passing week? I saved a Nars brush from the cute paws of Sophie and Giselle, reviewed the newest L'Artisan vetiver perfume, felt disappointed with Cle de Peau's Malachite eye quad, opened my eyes with Le Metier de Beaute's eyelash curler and was surprised to see how few of my readers use primers.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay beautiful!
Image from Mademoiselle magazine, February 1967