Back from the hospital! The surgery went well (I had a bump on my elbow that had to be removed). I was in and out of there in about an hour, and everything went smoothly…except for the part where I freaked out a little right before it started. So what else is new?
Ah, it’s good to be home…
Now let’s talk awesome cheek combos while my sutures heal, shall we? Here’s one I wish I could take credit for because I love it so very much, but I owe it to someone else. I got it when I visited Hourglass Cosmetics headquarters in Venice Beach last summer.
One of the makeup artists I met while I was there grabbed the company’s Illume Creme-to-Powder Duo in Sunset ($40), defined my cheeks with the bronze shade and blended the rosy shade on the apples of my cheeks for color.
Then she dusted sheer lavender Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood ($45) on my upper cheekbones as a subtle highlighter.
I love this combo for “lit from within” cheeks. Here’s a shot of it in action last summer, and yes, I was super tan.
See how Mood Ambient Lighting Powder softly bounces light off my upper cheekbones without appearing frosty?
I love that. It’s très forgiving.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. So about that procedure, it was the very first surgical anything of any kind I’ve ever done. I wasn’t really scared until I had to actually climb onto the operating table, at which point something primal must have kicked in, and I just stood there for, I dunno, a good 30 seconds before I could get myself to lie down.
I think my brain was weighing its options, like, I was wondering if I could just make a break for it. What would happen if I just walked out the door? Would I lose my copay?
But seriously, I’m not a big fan of not being in control, and when it comes to medical things, that pretty much describes everything.
Even though it was a minor procedure, it’s still scary trusting your body to a stranger, you know? Or maybe I just think too much…
Anywho, now I’ll have a one-inch scar on my left forearm down by my elbow for the rest of my life. On the positive side, at least it’s not on a part of my arm where I swatch.
Always helps to look for silver linings.