This week is flying by and I have so much to blog about and little time in which to do it!
Here is a quick overview of good things in Beauty Professorland, from the discovery of a new cosmetics line to a major BP honor, July has been full of blessings in spades!
|Above: Marsha and the Beauty Professor.|
I was able to meet a lovely Beauty Professor reader, Marsha, who was visiting the west coast and happened to make a private appointment to see my brother’s bags (www.sethwegter.com). When I found out she was coming, I raced over (good thing we live nearby to one another) to say hello. It was fantastic to be able to make the connection and visit for the morning! Marsha…I hope you are enjoying your new bags…your taste is impeccable ; )
|Above (clockwise from top left): Cream foundation in a litany of shades and the summer lip color release…these are semi-sheer and ultra-hydrating.|
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Jouer (pronounced Shu-Way) Cosmetics Headquarters and was so impressed with the products in the line! Its natural and wearable aesthetic completely resonates with my personal beauty approach and I can’t wait to share an excess of product images, swatches, looks and tutorials with you in the coming weeks!
|Above: The sumptuous creamy-hued sitting room at the Jouer headquarters, powder blushes and eye shadows galore and quick visual of the products I am excited to properly test!|
|Above: Youngblood Fall 2013 Collection…gloss in Siren, eyeshadow quad in Glamour-Eyes (Enticing, Alluring, Stunning and Charming) and mineral blush in Temptress.|
Next, the Youngblood Fall 2013 Collection recently arrived on my doorstep and the swatching has begun! Lush blues, rich taupes and deep bordeaux punctuate this collection and make me yearn for cool evenings, sweaters and boots ; ) This collection will be available August 1st and I’ll be sharing my full report soon!
|Above: A snapshot of the email.|
I was recently honored to be invited to join the PopSugar Select blogger network (see badge on my blog off to the right); this opportunity connects beauty bloggers with relevant companies and also gives bloggers a chance to submit articles that have a chance to be published on the esteemed and ubiquitous PopSugar website. As if that isn’t enough, this morning, I awoke to the latest installment of the PopSugar Select Beauty Bloggers newsletter and much to my surprise, was delighted to discover that I was the featured blogger of the week! The link to the full post can be found HERE.
|Above (from bottom to top): Swatches of Saint Bare Nude (not in the new collection, just for reference), Hang Ten (creamy nude peach pink), Perfect Wave (bright fuchsia) and Stoked (bright coral) in direct sunlight.|
Being the nude lip color lover that I am, I was excited to hear that Poppy King of the venerable Lipstick Queen Line had released three new shades called, “Endless Summer,” inspired by one of the greatest surf movies of all times (I still remember being in high school and seeing a revival screening of this with my dad in Huntington Beach!). When I saw the lippies at Space NK, I did an ambush swatching session, with the intent of helping those of you who might want to order to see them in a couple of different lights. First impressions: these are lovely and summery, semi-sheer but completely buildable and have a light sheen (with no shimmer!). I ended up picking up the most nude color, Hang Ten, and cannot wait to feature it in an upcoming post.
|Above: The lovely Kimmie and the Beauty Professor at the Kanebo Sensai counter at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island.|
In the next week or so, I plan on posting a couple of new videos, an extensive overview of the Jouer line, a preview (with a ton of swatches) of the Youngblood Fall 2013 Collection and a review of some new beauty gadgets…ambitious, but entirely possible ; )
What is new for you this week?
XOXO and God Bless,
–The Beauty Professor