I think I've put off replenishing my beauty supplies a bit too long. I don't like buying makeup and I especially don't like those mirrors at makeup counters that magnify your face 10,000 times. TMI. Ulta (that beauty store) overwhelms me, so I put off buying new stuff as long as I can. Plus, I like to wait for a '20% off the entire purchase' coupon because life is expensive and we need to put kids through college.
I like Bare Minerals as a base, but the brush I use to swipe it on somehow got wet when we shared a bathroom on our road trip and now it smells like a horse. So I'm using a tiny brush I found in the back of a drawer - I'm not sure if it was from a sample or if it came with a doll (possibly in a Happy Meal?), but it's all I have at this point. My blush consists of four pink pebbles - very small pebbles. Each time I use it, one of the precious clumps falls out so I'm left with pale cheeks and a hot pink polka-dotted rug. And I don't know if my mascara runs out so fast because it's vegan and is evaporating or what, but for the last several days when I pull out the wand, after twisting it so vigorously I'm surprised it hasn't broken off, I get just a puff of air and a few bits of black dust falling on the counter.
So I'm headed in today. I will inevitably get sucked into the vortex that is Ulta and emerge (hopefully) with what I came in to purchase, but likely with a pocket full of paper fragrance strips, some sample "guaranteed" to make my curly hair look fabulous, and a raging headache. All this in the name of beauty.
I'm wearing this today.
The look is inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She sported a similar style walking through the streets of Greece, whereas I'll be rocking my ensemble through the aisles of Whole Foods. And at the gas station.
gratitude: evenings where the temperature isn't either hot or cold, Boulder potato chips, deposits, pumpkin vines
thanks and love.