Ok, this is only the ninth July since I started blogging, but I like that line. I was digging for something in the blog's archives and as usual got distracted. It was fun to look and see what I was up to around this time in previous years. Up to my eyeballs in fall collections, obviously, but there were also perfumes, funny stories, and a premonition about Henri Bendel.
I finally embraced my gourmand fetish and bought bottles of Lea St. Barth and Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum. I still adore them. In fact, I think I know what I'm wearing to bed tonight.
I was part of the Great Eyeliner Hunt, a joint blogging project that involved several bloggers who've since quit the scene. I think that in the end I remained loyal to Lancome's Artliner, a staple then and now.
Spent many a hot summer night in Goutal's Les Nuits d'Hadrien (where is my bottle, actually?), gave a few suggestions about beating the heat, and felt utterly unimpressed with a Benefit mascara (what else is new?).
Considering the recent going ons at Henri Bendel, I can't keep from saying: I told you so.
I was back from Paris with many stories to tell, like my first visit to Serge Luten's mothership. My mother shared a stinky DIY beauty story, and I had an eBay fiasco.
Chanel fall collection got the better of my credit card, I wore a yellow nail polish, and got seriously cranky with Chanel's perfume creative minds.
Guerlain released their most beautiful palettes ever, I got a gorgeous new purse, felt nostalgic for Safari perfume, and Rihanna looked like a clown (some things never change).
Laura Mercier released the now-classic Caviar Sticks, I started buying them like it's my job (well, it kind of is), Fan di Fendi failed to impress, and Carine Roitfeld amused me more than usual.
I lamented all the perfumes I've never smelled, discovered what I still consider my best skincare asset, and bought yet another red lipstick. YSL kept releasing these gorgeous eyeliners, and the Duchess of Cambridge put her hair up. Both are still on my favorite list.
Kate Walsh annoyed the snot out of me, I fell head over hills for Sideris (finally got a bottle during the Bendel clearance), the husband and I were interviewed, and used lots of body powders. Oh, and added the second most beautiful palette in the universe to my collection.