Brit’s shaved head…. WTF? Brit, babe, rehab, stay more than a day, chain yourself to the toilet if you have to this time. It won’t be fun at first, but surely… surely it will be worth not losing custody of your boys. I’ve gone through a divorce, and I know it’s a killer feeling that you failed at something you had so much hope for, but you need grow up, lose the selfish crap, quit wallowing in pity and pull yourself together. Easier said than done when you seem to be losing your damn mind in such a public way. But trust me, we are all out here pulling for you and want to see you back healthy and happy.
American Idol — who watches, and do you have a favorite? I’m going for the bank teller that belts out a song like Etta James. She may not win, but I’d buy her albums.
Anyone watch About a Boy? That movie with Hugh Grant and the goofy looking kid? You can see him in the inset photo on the right to nudge your memory. That bigger picture is what he looks like now. Yeah, exactly. It was a great movie, one of my favorites, despite having Hugh Grant in it.
So those mornings you wake up, look in the mirror and think…. ugh…makeup may make a difference, but I just don’t want to even make the attempt on this fug (extra points for any who knows the origin of this word, which is different by about 10 years from the place I first heard it). Because, sometimes, trying to make it better makes it look a lot worse. I used to do stained glass, and I’d sometimes (often?) make a boo-boo with my soldering gun or with the foil, and then I’d try to fix it. The longer I tried to fix it, the worse it looked. This rule applies to tired faces too, and the older you get, the more it applies. Sorry, Pam, you just do no makeup so well.
These are my favorite products for those days when you have to put on something, but you just can’t do a full face because you’ll be risking the “I have a Mask instead of a Face” look, which also serves well in the dog days of summer. Becca shimmering skin perfector in opal — makes you look like you have a glow when your face-bulb has gone dim or out. Beauty Addict pointed this amazing product out a couple of weeks ago, and it is perfection. It is even more amazing if you dust some Caron La Poudre in Radieuse over it. Caron’s powders are simply the best thing in the world –finely milled, they make your face ultra smooth and NOT powdery. The powder starts out light, but just melts into your skin and gives you a great glow and smooths out your complexion. I don’t even like face powders and wear none, and I adore this. Then I go directly to the Chanel Winter Nights quad, which is quite simply the best eyeshadow quad ever made, the colors are perfect and can go from subtle to smoky, and it’s a complete shame that they did this as an LE, it should be a staple in the line. You can do this as light or as heavy as you want. On the crap-face days, take a really light hand there, Astro. Finish it all off with the YSL gold tube mascara in the color green. I have lots and lots of mascaras that I love and use for different reasons, but I adore the YSL mascaras, and the colors they make them in are just perfect if you want to make sure to avoid raccoon eyes. Now you can head out the door without worry.
Drawing for this Friday — I have been remiss and not expressed my deep love, affection, admiration and lust for the House of Caron this month, so let me do it in a drawing. I have most of the Caron urn parfums. So (my most overused word, Lee) drop a comment that you would like in the drawing, and the TWO winners can choose two Caron samples each they would like sent to them.
What is/are the product(s) or fragrance you use on those days when any attempt to make you look better has a 75% failure rate?