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Fit for a goddess: A holiday odyssey with Clarins

Curator's Corner, 11/24/2012

CC logoHello!  Is everyone sufficiently stuffed and overspent from the one-two punch of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping?  I know I am.  Nevertheless I'm excited the holiday season is officially here.

- MAC introduced a super exclusive Grey Friday lipstick and nail polish for Black Friday.  I was intrigued by the stock photos, and after seeing real-life pictures of the lipstick I knew I had to have it.  I also knew I'd have to be very quick to order online, with MAC's tendency to sell out.  So I told my dear husband to remind me at midnight on Thanksgiving to place the order.  Well, come midnight we both forgot and I was completely passed out in a food/prosecco coma, but around 1:30am the husband remembered!  He apparently tried to wake me up, but I was unresponsive so he went ahead and placed the order himself.  Now that's love.  :D  Can't wait to get it!  It's a good thing he ordered too, because by 8am on Friday it was sold out.

- In other beauty news, Makeup Minute provided a very interesting history of an old beauty implement known as a strigil.

- Design Crush brought my attention to Much-Loved, a photo series capturing well-worn plushies!  I wish I had known about it - I have two that are so old and falling apart they can only be honorary Museum staff members.  I would have loved to have them photographed.

- Gawker asks the age-old question of what one would buy for someone who lives to remember the '90s (*cough like me cough cough*).  A good gift:  this '90s edition of Trivial Pursuit.

- Now that it's the holiday season, I went a little crazy ordering stationery from Hello! Lucky, but in my defense they were offering 20% off and free shipping.   Here are a few highlights from my order.

I simply can't resist those sock monkeys!

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I love how the little fish next to the penguin on the card on the right is just sitting there chilling out with his hot cocoa.

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Here's a pretty holiday scene and another one of my favorite things - anthropomorphic food.  Awesome.

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- It seems everyone is getting into the holiday spirit.  You may know the Museum has a Domo who is one of the security guards.  He was very jealous when he saw this picture of some of his buddies at local store Atomic Books.

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(image from atomicbooks.tumblr.com)

Now he wants a reindeer/Santa costume too!

What was your favorite Thanksgiving dish this year?  Have you started your holiday shopping?  Did you have any Black Friday mishaps?

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