Good afternoon my darlings, I hope you are doing well and staying dry. I spent a large part of my day dealing with the flood waters of doom. Yesterday around four in the afternoon it started raining and quite frankly hasn’t stopped since. Its the sort of rain that makes you think that maybe you should have started building your own Ark. Sure the neighbors might complain and you’d have to spend some time figuring out how long a cubit actually is, but at the moment starting construction just seems sensible.
While our house is high and dry the street has turned to a river. Needless to say there will be no walking trail today as the streets turned River all empty into the park turned lake. Because there was also the potential for hail I ended up erecting a lean to defense for my newly planted seedlings. I was so proud to have finally gotten them into the garden this past weekend that letting the hail flatten them wasn’t an option. Our garden now boasts old woolen army blankets supported by tomato trellises. I’d feel odd about it if on of my neighbors wasn’t using a giant tarp to protect their garden and another turned one of those round plastic dog houses into a plant shelter.
We also had a drain pipe come loose in the night so I spent time on a ladder reattaching it so that water didn’t fall directly down to the foundation. And yes, today I am calling that my exercise. Climbing a ladder is like a stair climber and as I still had to work over my head to reattach the down pout I know my upper arms will be sore. Then there was the running through the yard and the hauling of plant protection equipment. I’m pretty sure i can call that some sort of workout circuit. At least that is how I am marking it down. And once it was complete I got to come back into the house dry off and actually put on my makeup for the day. which was kind of relaxing.
- Marc Jacobs is still having a sale currently this primer which normally retails for $39 is on sale for $27.30. Its a 30% off sitewide sale.
Foundation: Kosas Tinted Face oil
Bronzer: Marc Jacobs HI FI Filter
- usually $49 but currently $29 with the sale
Blush: Ciate London Marbled Light
Highlighter: Illamasqua Beyond Powder in OMG
- This Highlighter is currently on sale. Usually it is $45 but at the moment it is $36
Eyeshadow Palette: Wet ‘n Wild My Glamour Squad
- while this palette (retail $5.99) is not on sale Wet ‘n Wild has a pretty big sale going on on their site now. This link will take you to their sales page. Their 10 piece pro brush set with the really nice traveling case is only $35.75 (usually $54.99). There are other deals too that was just the one that struck me.
I am still testing out the Marc Jacobs Primer and seeing how it performs with foundations. Today’s foundation was the Kosas Tinted face oil. I tend to go light when applying it and since right now I don’t have a lot of blemishes going on, I was fine with it. It is a foundation I choose when i want a light covering. As always I loved using the Marc Jacobs Hi Fi Filter as my bronzer. I will use that until I hit pan and then I will repurchase it. I might pick it up as just a bronzer next time as I don’t really do a lot of heavy contouring so the lighter shade just occasionally gets used to mellow out over enthusiastic blush. I do like having the option of the lighter contour though. well, either way it isn’t a decision I have to make today as there is still plenty of product.
Today’s blush was the Marbled light from Ciate london and I really like it. It is buildable rather than in your face pink so I don’t worry about applying too much too fast. I also ended up reaching for my Illamasqua highlighter again today. I think I might have overdone it a little on one side because the sun played peek a boo for a minute before the storm clouds rolled back in so the light had a strange shift to it. I’ll have to go into the artificial light of the bathroom to balance everything out in a bit.
I did reach for my Wet ‘n Wild My Glamour Squad palette. It may be one of the least expensive palettes I own, but it always performs so well for me. The colors blend out fairly easily and they are relatively well pigmented. I just find them easy to work with and I like the variation of the shades in this palette as well.
I used the Sugar Coat by Sugar Rush Liquid Lipstick today. It is in the shade Sprinkle which is a nice neutral color. Since I had so much going on with the eyes I didn’t want to go too poppy with the lips. This is an interesting formula. It never dries down all of the way so my lips don’t get super dry however after it sets even though it feels a little wet to my lips, it doesn’t leave any lip prints which I really like. I know that Sugar Rush is a sister brand to Tarte. i don’t actually think I’ve tried any tart lipsticks though so I am not sure how the formula compares. I’ve tried many other Tarte products, but somehow the lips escaped me. I may have to correct that. Not that I need an excuse to pick up another lippie. But I will take the excuse.
And so that was me today. I ran around the yard like a crazy person trying to keep plants safe and hopefully burned off a few calories doing so. I watched my nabors go crazy for the same reason as well as exercise their creativity and I made sure the water sheeting off ouf out roof goes into the yard instead of into the foundation. Not quite what i had planned when i woke up today, but I am still going to call it a successful day nonetheless. I hope wherever you are, your day is as successful and fabulous.