|Everything I know I learned from placemats|
What does this have to do with beauty? Well, I really try not to allow myself to be victimized by marketing. But I was born in the Year of the Monkey, so it's going to be my year again for the first time in 12 years. And I love monkeys. So I'm enjoying drooling over these products. In the interest of equal time, I sneaked in a couple of European monkeys. See if you can spot them.
Guerlain Limited Edition KissKiss Lipstick - Lunar New Year, $37.00, at Neiman Marcus
|Estée Lauder powder compact, $150, available at Saks|
Advanced Night Repair $92.00, image courtesy of Nordstrom
|Connor hand-engraved Monkeys notecards, set of 12, $85.00, at Barney's|
'Scimmie - Segretto' Large Candle $525.00, at Nordstrom
|Yves St. Laurent "The Year of the Monkey" eye shadow palette, $60.00|
|Giorgio Armani 'Chinese New Year' Highlighting Palette, $88.00|
So there you go. You may shout "cultural appropriation!" and "marketing gimmick!" at me all you want. Because of my very clever wit, I am able to counter briefly, yet effectively, with "MONKEYS!"