Happy Friday, lovelies! It's been a crazy past few weeks at Beauty Professor HQ. In late-October, I accidentally spilled an entire bottle of water in my work bag on while driving to do an afternoon lecture. This calamity destroyed the hard-drive--and subsequently all of my files and images--on my trusty MacBook Air and left me reeling. Fortunately, a home back up of most of my documents allowed me to recover the necessities (after about a week of serious stress and relative helplessness) and I should get the last of my pictures from the computer shop later on today. In the interim, I have learned a lot--both about technology and about myself--during this uncomfortable process.
First, it is absolutely terrifying to think about how much of one's life can be invested in an inanimate object; from syllabi and projects to blog posts and images, a profound sector of my day to day existence was invested in my now-defunct machine. Next, it is amazing how resilient one can be in the face of serious frustration; don't get me wrong, I had a few moments of sincere panic and shed some authentic tears over the whole debacle, but in the end, I realized that, in order to move forward, I had to let go of the information lost (in case it wasn't recovered...and some of it wasn't) and live on, continuing to uphold my commitments and create content for Beauty Professor and the other outlets for which I write. It's been tough, indeed, but I feel stronger coming out the other side! Oh, and I'll be backing up every document I create from this point forth in three different ways ; )
Between the computer issue, a few unexpected camera problems, a fall cold and a host of meetings (both for the blog and for my tenure process at the college), it's been a wild ride as of late. That being said, I wanted to share my most recent story for the Neiman Marcus blog, all about how to indulge in luxury during this busy season--you can read the full post HERE (please comment if you swing by!) and I've linked the products to my respective reviews on BP below.
Kindly scroll on for more details as well as the Bottom Line...
|Le Metier de Beaute Ricochet on the lips.|
Products include (as aforementioned, visit the full post--with descriptions for usage--HERE):
- *La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift (reviewed HERE)
- *Cle de Peau Beaute LE La Creme
- *Estee Lauder Re-Nutrive Ultimate Youth Regenerating Eye Cream
- Giorgio Armai Crema Nuda (reviewed HERE and HERE)
- *Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer (reviewed HERE)
- *Sisley-Paris L'Orchidee Highlighter Blush (reviewed HERE)
- *La Mer Illuminating Powder (reviewed HERE)
- *Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Tralfagar (also featured HERE)
- *Lancome Paris Grandiose Eyeliner
- *Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel (reviewed HERE)
- *Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara (reviewed HERE)
- *Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lip Creme in Ricochet (reviewed HERE)
- *Sisley-Paris Photo-Lip Twist Matte (reviewed HERE)
- *Edward Bess Genre
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this life update and quick overview of my latest Neiman Marcus blog story and would love to hear what is going on in your life! Have YOU ever lost the data from your computer or phone? How did you deal with it? Do please share...
As I continue to catch up from the challenges of this past month, I will be working on addressing each of your latest emails and comments, both here and on Instagram...please know I read each and every one and am consistently heartened by your support!
xx and have a beautiful weekend,
--The Beauty Professor
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