Good afternoon my darlings. You have no idea how happy I was this morning when I turned on the computer and had internet. The internet here went down late last thursday. The company got everything running about eight thirty Friday morning, but around noon it went down again and stayed down most of the weekend. It was kind of funny actually (mostly because we more or less accepted that the internet was down and found other things to do) but we would be connected for an hour or two here and there and then it would go out again.There were utility vans crawling through our neighborhood on every street. It was like we were all being watched by the Feds in some sort of police procedural.
As the worst thing that happened this weekend is one of my neighbors’ dogs getting loose and her running down the street after them, I imagine it would make a pretty boring drama. By about three on Sunday everything was fixed and my neighbor got her dog under control (he’s an 8 month old Boxer puppy so control is more of a relative term – temporarily corralled might be a better description).
And then everyone left the neighborhood. I have no idea what was actually wrong with the internet and to be honest, I’m not entirely sure they knew either.
But it is fixed so I can’t complain.
I didn’t get much done in the way of exercise this weekend, but I did get a good long walk in today so I feel less like a dedicated editing lump. I am so close to the final edits of my latest novel that I can taste it. Soon SOOOOOOn it will be done and dusted. The Annual Smashwords Read and E-book Week sale started Sunday and runs through March 13th. The link will take you to my books but there are literally thousands of authors to choose from and nearly every topic represented. My books are 50% off. Even if my books aren’t to your tastes there are deep discounts and it is a great way to not only find a great read and a new favorite author, but but a way to support independent authors in general.
Once change that I am making to my site is that I am going to post a what I’m wearing today makeup post rather than the weekly makeup bag. Don’t worry I’ll try to keep it short. The reason is that I want a little less constriction in my makeup. I want to be able to pick something out and just play with it because that day i felt like playing with that particular makeup. For new items I’ll still give them a week of trial before I actually post my full feelings about them so somethings will still last a week.
Today I started with the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Primer. it is a great formula and I felt in need of a little brightening. I then used the Becca Luminous Aqua Foundation. It is one of my favorite primers but with Becca closing up shop it will soon be no more. I was trying to decide if I wanted to pick up one more bottle before it is gone for good or not. I think what I am going to try to do is just use this bottle up and then bid it a fond farewell. That is the plan at least. It is a great foundation though. As the bottle reaches its end there is always the possibility I’ll decide to pick up another bottle. I have a while before I get there as the bottle is about half full at the moment. If I reach the end of the bottle before September when they are scheduled to close I may pick up a bottle, I may not. The foundation was excellent though.
Bronzer was the Nars Laguna. I am trying to use the sample up so you may be seeing it relatively frequently in these daily posts for a while. The bluesh was the Patrick Ta Blush. It was new last week (it came in the IPSY Glam Bag X and I couldn’t resist using it again this morning. it was just so shiny. I added the Wanderess Glow Highlighter from Wander Beauty which paired well with it. It is such a soft and subtly highlighter and I really prefer that sort of look to the blinding bling of many other highlighters. Not that there isn’t space for that, I just wasn’t feeling it today. This suit my mood a lot better.
My eyeshadow Palette was the Little Briar Rose palette from Storybook Cosmetics. I used the shade Woodlands as a base, the mauvy tone of Grimm and then topped it with Talia. The mattes performed beautifully as always, the shimmers were fine for about an hour and then I noticed a trail of glitter descending down the side of my nose and edging my under eyes.
The mattes are still fantastic. The pale pink of Thorn is my favorite and a color I would reach for continuously. This palette is so bulky that for a while it got shoved to the back of my drawer and lost. I am so happy I found it when I reordered again. I skipped the eyeliner today but topped my eyes with the Wet ‘n Wild Big Poppa Mascara, which I am liking more and more with each use. The liquid lip was from NARS but to be honest I can’t tell you what shade. It is old enough that the shade name has worn off the bottom. It is also starting to get clumpy so this will be my last use of this Nars Lip. It is sadly time to bid it farewell. Have no fear though, NARS lip products will return. I adore NARS so there is no fear the brand itself won’t make many returns in many forms. I set everything in place with the Pore Professional Supper Setter. I will probably be using this continuously for a while because it is both a good spray and it leaks when I lay it on it’s side in the drawer. So I will use it and then work on another setting spray to avoid making a mess.
I was very happy with my hair today actually. You may remember that last week I opened the Bad Attitude Hair mask from The Mane Club. For the test I used it alone to see how it performed. There are however three uses per packet and I used it again this weekend. This time I Also added the One Hit Wonder spray as a heat protectant and used the hair dryer. SO much more volume. I’m still glad I tested it on it’s own the first time, but this works wonders when you add a blow dryer with it. So that is today’s look. I hope you like the altered format of the daily rather than weekly makeup post. Please let me know your feelings. I really like that it allows me the chance to play around a bit more.
So today is pretty much on a roll. I got my workout in and am watching my calories. The internet is working and the editing continues. Over all, not too bad a Monday.