There's been lots of interesting things going on at Modesty HQ this week. I've recovered from the shocking face swelling episode, mostly stuck to the diet and had a visit from my parents. There's been a fair bit going on in the beauty department too!
I rediscovered my neglected MAC Dirty Greaspaint stick and I'm reminded that oldies can be goodies too.
I managed to get my hands on two Kevyn Aucoin books to further my cosmetics education.
My lovely sampler set from For Strange women arrived. I can report that Decadence & Debauchery is just as lovely as Londonmakeupgirl promised.
I also have some new pretties from Le Metier de Beaute* to review...
and I finally caved and made a Hakuhodo brush order. Phew!
Let's have a look now at what my Beauty Spotlight friends have been up to...
This week, the Beauty Spotlight Team shines the light on Le Metier de Beaute, helps us get our glow on, keeps us smelling great and has some awesome beauty goodies to giveaway!
Get your glow on! Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her top self-tanning tips & tricks.
Over at Lipstick Musings, Shannon's got a sweet tooth...and she's craving more of Laura Mercier's Luster Eye Shadow in Chocolate!
Visionary Beauty checks out the Mediterranean inspired Penelope Kaleidoscope from Le Metier de Beaute.
This week Modesty Brown goes nude with Kevyn Aucoin's Expert Lip Tint in ThelmaDora.
Cindy over at Prime Beauty shows you five must-have pink blushes for a fresh summer sun-kissed glow.
Makeup Merriment shares a great summer eyeshadow, Chanel Ombre d'Eau eyeshadow in Delta, with us. Check your stash to see if you have this too.
Find out what animal Marcia from Beauty Info Zone compares Napoleon Perdis lipsticks to and see if this is something that you do too.
Styrch at Pretty in Dayton gets frisky with her little bottle of LP No. 9 for Women by Penhaligons, LTD.
Perilously Pale gives us sneak peek swatches and a review of the Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit from the upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 Collection.
The nut jobs at Beauty Crazed have obviously been addled by the heat and are giving away a crazy amount of makeup - go enter before they come to their senses!
Londonmakeupgirl got a sneak peek at what you can expect to see from Selfridges for Holiday 2011. There's another beauty advent calendar, and some beautiful palettes from Bobbi Brown and Suqqu. Have a look here: Selfridges Christmas in July.
Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, wants to tell you about the Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing brush head and give one of them to you (*and your BFF!). She'll even throw in a Mia to use it with, too!
Zuzu's Petals at Everyday Beauty reevaluates what beauty represents for her and wonders what it means to you and how your views have evolved over the years.