I was looking for a nice image for this week's edition of the beauty roundup, but felt a bit funny with all the gorgeous beachy photos as we're having a serious torrential rain. Looking at my backyard through the window has a weird underwater feel, only with trees and hostas. Still, it is summer, which means makeup is all about fall collections (beauty bloggers lead strange lives).
I had something to say about scents and perfumes, but I no longer remember what it was as my hands smell strongly of the chocolate-scented shower gel the husband and I used to bathe Buffy. Yes, she's a cat, but requires semi-frequent grooming. She loves chocolate-scented stuff, so it was kind of an aromatherapy experience for her. Now I smell distractingly like pudding, as does Buffy.
Let's look at my friends' weekly adventures:
Gouldylox Reviews will not show us her feet but she shares with us her at-home foot smoothing gadget (and a cute photo).
BeautyXposé goes shopping in Miami and finds gold. Rose gold, that is.
The Beauty Look Book shows us the latest in stunning nude shades with the Fall 2011 Burberry Beauty Collection.
Fab Over Forty gives us beauty tips and product must-haves from Dior National Artist, Jeffrey Sanchez.
Daly Beauty got beautiful lashes with Urban Decay Cannonball.
Best Things in Beauty showed us Tom Pecheux's innovative Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée from Estée Lauder's Fall 2011 Collection. Don't miss her other Estée Lauder fall collection reviews.
DivaDebbi was able to lighten dark spots with a non-toxic four step product system called Lumixyl.
Product Girl shows us what "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" TV star Taylor Armstrong keeps in her makeup bag. Do we want to know?
Café Makeup reviews the newest lipstick formula and Feather Pink shade from the Burberry Lip Mist collection.
Karla Sugar gives us a lesson on Creed fragrances. There are three new fragrance releases. The guys at Basenotes will start fighting about them any second now.
And even more to love:
Zuzu's Petals is having tea with the Queen on Everyday Beauty.
Xiao of Messy Wands almost sold me on another Cle de Peau palette.
Mylinda has some injured but still beautiful Laura Mercier eye shadows on Pondering Beauty.
Dovey had a wonderful NARS makeover. See her face chart and a lot more on Cute and Mundane.
Enjoy your weekend and indulge in something beautiful!
Art by Nicholas Duers from trendland.net.