I'm not really sure what to say lately. Because life right now? It's not my favorite.
So let's talk about eye makeup, shall we?
Today I was sitting on a bench at the track when OOPS! All the sudden the sprinklers accidentally turned on and I got NAILED in the face with a stream of water not unlike a firehose (did I mention life's not my favorite right now?). The fact that I had a mouthful of spicy chicken wrap was NOT helpful at that point in time. As I was choking on swampwater and chicken – and demanding that my track team give me hugs or do push-ups because THEY had a nice long laugh at my expense – I realized that the one nice thing about this whole crapfest is that my eye makeup was still in place. BONUS! I'm soaked straight through the bra but hey, there's a silver lining!
First off, I rarely leave the house without eye makeup anymore. My eyebrows are pretty much non-existent thanks to the constant sunshine where I live and the whole post-partum hair loss thing, so I must at the very least powder my brows every day. To avoid being asked if I'm sick nineteen times a day, I also go ahead and put on black waterproof mascara and smudgeproof eyeliner (both by Almay). Usually when I put on eyeliner I just smear it all over my top lids and then correct with 19 Q-tips that I've first wet with saliva. Yum, no? I skip eyeshadow all together because it usually just settles in the creases of my eyes and ends up smeared all over my face unless I use a very light-colored glittery gold one that I keep for special occasions (such as the Escape to Sacramento!! WOO-FRICKIN-HOO for the Costco version of BlogHer!!).
A while back I watched this video over at Girl's Gone Child (I think Rebecca is quite fascinating, don't you?) in the middle of the night and was all like "SHA-ZAM! This is what I've been looking for!!" If you end up watching it, pay close attention to the whole "Cleopatra eyeliner" section … I was totally guilty of this until I learned the trick about putting the eyeliner (I use a crayon eye pencil and she uses liquid) on the "wet" part of your eye. Now I do this almost every day and I look way less makeup-y and yet still awake. Even when I get nailed in the face with a sprinkler.
And that was my story for today.
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