Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekly Roundup- Oscar Weekend

I dearly hope everyone had a better week than mine. This flu thing has made me lose several days in a haze of drowsiness and snot and I'm still coughing up a storm (as do The Blond and many of his co-workers and clients. I wonder if its all my fault). I have less energy than Buffy (my 21 lbs cat, not the Vampire Slayer) and that should say something. But this dreary month is nearly over, today's rain has finally cleared the deck from the remaining snow (1/3 of the yard is still covered but not for long) and this Sunday is the Oscars. Pretty gowns and Colin Firth, what's better than that?

And, we have many beauty goodies to share and occupy us until James Franco sings:

The quest for finding the perfect  foundation never ends. Really. Tim Quinn, Giorgio Armani makeup artist to the stars, discussed this with Kari. You can read all about it at Fab over Forty.

Are you curious about La Prairie? I know I was (the result is a bunch of reviews of La Prairie items coming soon to this blog). Charlestongirl got a preview of La Prairie's summer makeup collection at a Neiman Marcus party. Check out Best Things in Beauty to see what's coming.

The new NARS Illuminators shades are getting a lot of blogger attention. I have yet to do anything with my samples, but Amy's impressions at Café Makeup are a good reason to get on with it.

Jo Malone has launched a new line of Tea Fragrance Blends, and Sabrina tried them all. Head over to The Beauty Look Book to find out how she feels about them.

Skin care, anyone? Jane can give you the 411 on Derma at Daly Beauty.

Bare Escentuals has introduced Buxom Smoky Eye Sticks. Jennifer had the scoop at BeautyXposé. Is there one in your future?

Are you starting to look pasty, winter white? Laurie has been loving L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes. Want to learn more? Head over to Product Girl.

Do we need a bottom lash mascara? Debbi gave us her opinion of the new Clinique mascara at DivaDebbi.

Kelly has a new obsession: Konad nail art. See what she's been doing with it (and how) at Gouldylox Reviews.

An interesting feature on Yesterday's Perfume about vintage perfume bottles and their modern copycats, including the possible influence for Katy Perry's Purr cat bottle.

Makeup Magpie brings us photos and review of Bobbi Brown's Rich Lip Color. There's also some Mad Men musing and vintage photos to make things interesting. I promise to post my own review of the lipstick in the coming week, I just need more quality time playing with it.

Stay happy and beautiful!



  1. Not a pleasant opening to this daily post.

    I do hope you are feeling better however.

  2. Look forward to your review of the Bobbi Brown lipsticks. I'm waiting to try the Sweet Nectar shade, which is still out of stock in all my local stores. Wishing you a speedy recovery from the flu! :)


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