The Daily: June 10th, 2021

I have the power! Of electricity that is. We had a line of storms roll through and it knocked out electricity for a while on Tuesday Night/wednesday morning. When we got up Wednesday it looked like the power was back, but it was apparently just teasing us. It was actually kind of strange There were little bursts of power throughout the day. we’d have it come on for about twenty minutes and then just when you were confident that the power was back POOF it disappeared.

On the plus side, we how have a very clean fridge and freezer.

Along with a long grocery list for the weekend.

Things have also been interesting from a family perspective. My mother had a growth removed from her arm. She came through surgery fine, but it was worse than they thought. They sent the growth off for biopsy and it came back as cancer. Yesterday was her catscan to make sure it hadn’t spread to her lungs and other internal systems. Today the results came back and while she does need a second more extensive surgery on her arm, there is no spreading of cancer.

There is also a lot less stress and a lot more familial rejoicing.

And the world can get back to a little more normality. Part of my crazed schedule was getting things to a place where if I did need go for an emergency visit home I could. It’s part of the reason things have been a little scattered lately. Hopefully that can die down and focus can return.

Now there is a relief and a happy dance.

There was also a lot less working out this week and a bit of stress eating. I tried not to get too crazy with it, but it was there. But all we can do is move on. And be happy the stress is fading.

And now you know what has been going on with me lately in case you were wondering why things seemed a little off kilter.

So, Today’s Look:

Primer: Huda Beauty Complexion Perfection Pre-Makeup Base

Foundation: Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

Bronzer: Ace Beaute Bronzed in Paradise

Blush: Benefit Cosmetics Gold Rush Blush

Highlighter: Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG

Powder: Ciate London Extraordinary Translucent setting powder

Eyeshadow: Lime Crime Prelude Exposed

NEW Lime Crime Venus Vivid Palette – intensely bold shadow hues in 8 shades & 4 finishes for your eyes and face.

Mascara: Ciate London Triple Shot XXL Mascara

Lips: OFRA in Pasadena

The HUDA Beauty Really grabs the foundation and locks it into place. It is a really good primer for that and it is thick enough that there is smoothing action going on. Sort of like spackling a wall. Which sounds odd, but I actually like. The Primer is a black tube with a pump on it so I can’t be certain how much product is left, but I think it feels a bit like it is half empty.

Almost completely empty is the Ciate London Triple Shot Mascara. I’m keeping it out to use up but i don’t think it will last more than a day or two before heading off to the recycling bin. The OFRA Lipstick is also starting to reach the end of it’s life. I love the shade Pasadena and I really like the formula. Before I repurchase it though I am going to have to do a serious lipstick declutter. I also need to shuffle them around. I tend to keep the same lipsticks out and because I see them, those are the ones I reach for. What I really need is some sort of display carousel for lipsticks so I can see them all and just rotate through usage instead of just reaching for the same few each time. Of course if I don’t declutter them then the carousel would be far too large for practicality and I’d get overwhelmed by the number of products. That might be my weekend project.

The decluttering, not the building of an enormous lipstick carousel.

Because I wanted to keep things simple today I just reached for the Lime Crime Palette. Abyss went all over the lits and I lightened the inner corner with Virgin. Then I just called it good and went off to get some things done. All of the other products were easy to work with favorites so getting ready was easy peasy.

Its kind of nice when somethings are actually easy.

But my personal stress-o-meter is out of the red for the moment so it is back to work for me. I hope everyone has a great day.


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