Kindly allow me to introduce you to Office Hours…these posts will be sporadically scheduled between conventional Beauty Professor reviews and tutorials and will feature a succinct round of BP-related news, events, products in the midst of being tested (yet not quite ready for a final review) and a preview of what is to come!
I have been mulling this term over for a while and am happy to finally be able to incorporate it into the blog on a regular basis. Perhaps you remember your own office hours with a favorite professor? I recall that while I might have initially arranged an appointment to discuss a project or paper, the conversation often segued to the here and now, making for much more riveting communication! Since becoming a professor and began maintaining my own office hours, I always make sure to try to bring a human element to the experience…yes, the “business” must be discussed, but I never want my students to leave without feeling like they had a meaningful exchange and made a personal connection.
|Above: PopSugar sweatshirt and pen.|
|Above: Glam Glow Supermud Mask…I love the sparkling and pristine packaging…so chic.|
|Above: One might be compelled to ask, how many bloggers can you fit into a single cabana?!|
Late last week, my mom and I attended a little roof top blogger gathering at the sleek London Hotel in West Hollywood, hosted by my friend and fellow blogger, Dawn McCoy of Beauty Frosting. The weather was warm, the food and drink plentiful and the sunset, gorgeous. It was a fun evening of mingling and conversation, all the while enjoying a beautiful summer night!
|Above: Dawn McCoy and the Beauty Professor.|
|Above: That’s me on the left, fully engrossed in my interview with Napoleon Perdis.|
The following day, I had the privilege of interviewing Napoleon Perdis, the genius behind the Napoleon cosmetics line. He was at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills to introduce his new collection (which focuses on nudes tones…full review soon!) and I was honored to be a part of his schedule during his visit to LA. His energy and warmth were palpable and I am so excited to feature our interview (as well as a myriad of pictures from our time together…so happy my mom was there to thoroughly document the event) in the very near future. I then caught up with the kind and knowledgeable Le Metier de Beaute Global Artist Ivan Castro at the LMdB counter and he mentioned there are many new releases on the horizon (including 15 new lipsticks!!). Thrilling indeed.
|Above: BP with LMdB Global Artist Ivan Castro.|
|Above: Four new lippies, resplendent in a dish.|
I’ve been on a bit of a pinky nude lip color buying binge lately (admittedly not healthy, but awfully pretty, no?!). Above are four new acquisitions (Ususakura, Charmed, Native and Celebutard) that I wanted to share briefly (will do full reviews of each one soon). In the meanwhile, enjoy the view ; )
|Above: They may look similar in the tube, but once swatched, their unique and individual beauty comes to life!|
A high tech beauty gadget with which I’ve been experimenting lately is the Quasar MD Plus (Neiman Marcus has been keeping me busy in this department!). This medical grade tool emits beneficial red light, scientifically proven to combat lines, wrinkles and discoloration and also stimulates collagen production with regular use. I have been using it nightly (the warmth is utterly relaxing) and I’m fairly certain Jethro finds it only slightly troubling…”why is mommy’s face glowing?” All joking aside, I love how soft and smooth my face feels in the morning, even after only a few nights of use. These results have me extremely excited for the future; I will weigh in with a full review after proper month of usage has transpired! Have YOU tried a Quasar product? Thoughts?
|Above: I haven’t been this thrilled to wear a backpack since my first day of high school…back then it was Quiksilver and made of magenta plaid fabric. The above is definitely an upgrade.|
|Above: My pinky nude lipsticks threw a little party to cordially welcome the MacBook Air.|
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