Here’s what three things I’m obsessed with this week:
1. Karl Lagerfeld Does it His Way Many of you know that Karl Lagerfeld sketches with Shu Uemura eyeshadows:
Now he’s sketched out designs for a series of pens and lighters for S.T. Dupont using Shu Uemura nail polish to show the burgundy lacquer for an elegant fan-shaped writing instrument.
I have to love a designer who isn’t constrained by convention. He is a true original in every sense of the word.
2. Cleaning House This week Liz and I started a cleaning campaign. We noticed that we rarely reach for our MAC items, and so that it is time to put several items up on the auction block. Most of these are Liz’s, so she spent much of last evening photographing them for sale.
Because we rarely use our eBay accounts, we are limited to selling only 5 MAC items per 30 day period, at least until we build up some positive feedback. If anyone has any suggestions for an alternative high-volume auction site, would you let us know? We’re also thinking of putting up a sale page on Cafe Makeup instead. Specktra.com is another great site for selling MAC. What would you do?
3. Vogue.com Australia recommends Cafe Makeup: This week, Vogue.com Australia recommended Cafe Makeup’s review of Chanel’s Khaki Platine pencil in a feature for Favorite Blog Posts of the Week.
This is truly a dream come true for Cafe Makeup. I’m so honored. Liz and I spent most of Thursday texting each other “Vogue!” ”Cafe Makeup’s linked by Vogue!” and smiling.
Here’s what my beauty blogging BFF’s are obsessed with this week:
Karla Sugar fell hard for Le Métier de Beauté’s Rock ‘n’ Romance nail polish set (a Nordstrom Anniversary exclusive).
Café Makeup showed us Chanel’s Joues Contraste in Rose Tourbillon, another Nordstrom Anniversary special.
The Non-Blonde continued her makeup brush series with Le Métier de Beauté’s Blush Brush.
Fab over Forty featured Blue Tie, the lovely new Dior Collection for Fall 2011.
Best Things in Beauty had a sneak peek at Giorgio Armani Beauty’s unique jacquard palettes for Fall 2011.
Daly Beauty compared a few beautiful bronzers with self-tanners for summer.
The Beauty Look Book reminisced about Chanel’s timeless Autumn Les Vernis Nail Colours.
Product Girl showed us Zoya’s gorgeous new Smoke & Mirrors Collection for Fall 2011.
DivaDebbi featured a retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty.”
Gouldylox Reviews deconstructed Mila Kunis’ amazingly lush hair style.
BeautyXposé showed us how to apply feather extensions, the trend of the moment.
Have a beautiful summer weekend!