Have I ever mentioned my Ivy League pants?
One of the colleges I applied to back in high school was Harvard. My parents made me do it (even though I didn’t feel like Ivy League material), but I went through the motions, sending off my application (this was pre-Internet) and waiting patiently for a reply.
Weeks passed, and then a letter came in the mail. The school wanted me to interview with a Bay Area Harvard alumni.
Less than an hour before leaving the house on the day of the interview, the unthinkable happened: I spilled a glass of water on my pants.
Panicked, with time running out, I tossed them in the dryer for 10 minutes. Sadly, I put the dryer on high heat and forgot to check the tags on the pants.
They shrank, horribly, but I was so spaced out, running late and nervous that I didn’t realize until it was too late. A block from the interview, without enough time to go home and change, it hit me.
Something’s wrong with my pants…
Too late to back out, I parked the car and hurried to my appointment, taking shallow breaths every step of the way.
What followed were 60 mortifying, oxygen-deprived minutes of gibberish and the end of my Ivy League career.
Which leads me to Bobbi Brown’s upcoming Ivy League collection of six Lip Crayons ($22), a Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21), two Eye Shadows ($20) and a new, improved line of Creamy Eye Pencils (nine of them, $20 each).
As usual, Bobbi’s colors are conservative and wearable for work (or a Harvard lecture), but a few of them pack some serious punch.
Here are some of my faves…
Metallic Shadow in Bash, $20
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Forest Shimmer Ink, $21
Creamy Eye Pencil in Jet, $20
Lip Crayon in Posey, $22
Swatches from left to right: Posey, Jet, Bash, Forest Shimmer Ink
What do you think of Forest Shimmer Ink (the dark green with golden shimmer)? That one really caught my eye.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you had a good day today. I’m a little tired right now and looking forward to a nice cup of tea.