October has always been a busy month. Busy and fun and my absolute favorite. The weather changes, there’s plenty of birthdays and reasons to get together. And it’s the opening act for November – my next absolute favorite time of year.
I say all this as a massive excuse to why my last post was so long ago. What happened to daily posts you ask? Same thing that happened to my diet – it went off a cliff. Actually, I may have pushed it off a cliff. I’m tired!
Let me catch you up. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
- Went to La Jolla, CA and fell madly, deeply in love with San Diego. I think I’m really a surfer dude inside (without all the physical activity)
- Although I was there for work – I had a life changing make-up/product experience. More below. Thank you Kathy the make-up artist!
- I’ve decided that living next to the ocean needs to be in my future. I’ll have to clue my husband in on this plan.
- Came home and swiftly over decorated for Halloween. I need help.
This should be everyone’s view from work…
When not staring at the ocean, I was staring at all the goodies our make-up artist brought. Her name was Kathy. She set me straight.
For the majority of my life I’ve been searching for the perfect lip color. In high school I wore a bright red lipstick every day – cause I was cool like that. Then I moved to a more bronzy brown for most of my 20′s. My 30′s were obsessed with finding the perfect nude lipstick (damn you Jennifer Lopez). In my 40′s I’ve given up and gone with chapstick. And then Kathy walked into my life. Or I ran into her make-up bag – whatever.
In one quick minute she told me,”you can’t wear a nude shade on your lips. It doesn’t look good. You need a plum. Let me help you.” What followed is tears, joy, and triumph. Too much?
Here’s my perfect color. I would never ever have guessed it.
Although these pictures are blurry – I told you I was excited – it was important to show you. This lip liner went on like butter and stayed on all day. I’ve already bought some. Thank you Sephora and Lisa Watier.
Here’s some other random stuff in her bag that was genius. Yes, I went through her bag.
To the left, antiperspirant for your face. Even in full on humidity and heat – your face stays completely matte and dry. To the right, the reason everyone on TV looks like they have perfect hair. Sigh.
So that’s it. That’s what I’ve been up to, in to, at. That and you know, work, motherhood, wifedom, etc.
And here’s a look at our front door. Christmas sweaters here I come!