Light and fluffy.
We are light and fluffy today because I still don’t quite know how to process my new blog design and I can’t go back to the old one because WordPress deleted it.
And please do not be wedded to the current design because I will be trying out new ones for the next few weeks until I find one I’m happy with. I realize this can be unsettling to people and let me say “I HEAR YOU” because while I am eminently flexible, I am also intractably routine and I do not like it when people move my cheese.
Or don’t sell it anymore.
So, we’re talking about make-up today since y’all arose a hue and cry yesterday over mascara. By the way, that mascara? It’s fresh on my cheeks because I wore it to the dentist’s office today and he caught me off guard when he mentioned that JJ has officially lost all of his baby teeth. My gut wrenched and my eyes welled and JJ choked back a sob or two when he realized the gravy train had left the station.
I stopped wearing mascara 5 years ago when I was spending all day in the pool teaching the boys how to swim and just never got back in the habit, but the other day I was thinking that I needed to focus attention away from my double chin my eyes needed a “pop” and I decided to get back into the habit. I have a pretty simple make-up routine and while I am deeply committed to my eyeliner and my gloss, I have no allegiance to foundation, eye shadow, powder, etc. and usually never buy the same thing twice because I only buy what Whimzie tells me to and she’s pretty fickle when it comes to product.
And I say that lovingly.
In case she’s reading today.
She and I shared make-up in college, mainly because I practically lived at her apartment even though I had a dorm room, and in the morning I’d just grab whatever she had laying out on the bathroom counter. Funny enough, when we get together now, we always go through our recent purchases and let each other try it out. Some habits never die.
Her latest recommendation that has been spot on is Stila’s One Step Foundation. It has primer, foundation AND powder built into it and it’s the first foundation that I’ve liked enough to buy a second bottle.
She also talked me into this Benefit Dandelion blush, and while I have liked it for spring and summer, I think it’s going to be too pinky for fall.
This is the new mascara (Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes) I bought. It’s not waterproof; I cried it off watching a YouTube video someone sent me about soldiers coming home from Iraq.
My gloss. It’s Philosophy’s Reflect a Little. Sometimes I wear it by itself or with some lip liner. I rarely wear lipstick.
I’ve saved my Mary Kay Deep Brown eyeliner for last because it is my constant friend and faithful companion, my American Express. I just don’t leave home without it.
I’ve used it for ten years and I hope and pray they don’t discontinue it.
Like they did my blog design.
Have a nice day.