|Above: I started the day completely surprised by the arrival of a beautiful birthday bouquet from the RoC Skincare PR Team...I am thrilled to have been asked to be a RoC Ambassador again, this time for 2014!|
Ten days have rapidly passed since my birthday (1/4) and I figured I better finish this recap post before a new month is upon us!
Kindly scroll on for some images from my day...
|Above: I started with a spritz of my newly procured fragrance, Balenciaga's Rosabotanica. A full review on this intoxicating elixir live on the blog in a day or two!|
|Above: One birthday gift to myself was to reorganize my office (completed the day before!), which has yielded a new sense of sanity for my stash of makeup and skincare waiting to be reviewed. Ahh...the nuanced challenges of a beauty blogger!|
|Above: Birthday makeup involved tried and true favorites including Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation (this time, lightly applied over a IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Cream...review on this wonder soon!), By Terry Ombre Blackstar Bronze Moon + Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Initiation on the lids and Kanebo Sensai Ususakura lip color topped with a bit of Tom Ford gloss in Naked.|
|Above: One of my birthday gifts was this silver cuff from the 1940's...aesthetically, this totally reminds me of something straight from the movie "Leave Her to Heaven."|
|Above: An antique Art Deco glass tray from my brother. I suspect this will pop up in many of my cosmetics images ; )|
|Above: We went to the Getty Center in LA for a leisurely afternoon amongst stunning architecture and views.|
|Above: My dear family...arriving at the Getty Center|
|Above: Tyler and me ; )|
|Above: A view of the Hollywood Hills...the mansions below are insane.|
Some of my favorite pieces of art in the collection...can you name the artist?
|Above: Of course, Jethro came and the museum guards loved visiting with him!|
|Above: A view of Los Angeles from the heights of the Getty Center...the lighting actually makes traffic hauntingly lovely, no?|
|Above: My new birthday camera...this is utterly transforming my picture taking process!|
Bottom Line: I feel so blessed to have had a wonderful birthday with my family...a simple day in gorgeous surroundings...what else could a girl hope for? I have a plethora of new makeup and skincare posts in the works (Balenciaga fragrance, Surratt powder, Guerlain eye and lip cream, lip color galore, just to name a few)...can't wait for them to come to fruition in the coming weeks!
Also, I'll be attending IMATS LA this weekend (1/18-19) as press (any of my LA BP readers attending?!) and will be taking a host of pictures to properly document this premiere makeup event...a full overview on the horizon ; ) Read all about my experience at IMATS last year HERE!
--The Beauty Professor