- Most holiday 2013 collections aren't out yet, but we're already seeing spring 2014 makeup trends via NY Fashion Week. I'm excited because the season is shaping up to be very mermaid-inspired, as evidenced by the beauty looks at Badgely Mischka and Ohne Titel.
- Snail slime has made an appearance in some beauty products before, but now the trend is going a step further with the snail facial (ugh!). In other odd beauty ingredient news, for something slightly less gross but possibly painful, a new bee venom-based skincare line is set to debut at Sephora.
- Rouge Deluxe gives us a sneak peek of LUSH Christmas goodies. I can't wait for the penguin bubble bars!!
- If I had money to burn I'd totally buy this new beauty history book by L'Oreal. Too bad it's currently only available in France and costs approximately $372.
- In '90s nostalgia, Swagger New York crossed classic cartoon characters from the decade with collections from NYFW, ending up with such remarkable creations as Lisa Simpson in Marc Jacobs and Beavis and Butthead in Jeremy Scott. Personally, I would have loved to have seen Dr. Katz rocking some Thom Browne (which would be especially fitting given Browne's "asylum" theme for his women's collection.) (via Refinery29)
- Exciting news in the art world: not only was a new Van Gogh discovered, a previously unknown newspaper article about the infamous ear-slicing was unearthed. What's most interesting to me is that it references Van Gogh's attachment to his depictions of sunflowers, as the article reports he told Gauguin, "The sunflower is mine." I've always felt the same way regarding sunflowers. ;)
- Finally, the pumpkin spice trend is taking over the world. And since I gulp down Pumpkin Spice lattes pretty much non-stop every fall, I couldn't be happier.What were you reading/interested in this week?