I spent most of this morning in a super bad funkiness (and not in a fierce way) ’till I heard this Mary J. Blige song, Just Fine. The lyrics brought me so much happiness; it reminded me how powerful words can be when your spirit needs cheerleading.
Feels so good, when you’re doing all the things that you want to do
Get the best out of life, treat yourself to something new
Keep your head up high
In yourself, believe in you, believe in me
Having a really good time, I’m not complaining
And I’m a still wear a smile if it raining
This is my fight song for today.
Anyway, on rainy, gloomy days like this one I like to think about all of the warm places I want to visit some day, so I’ve been looking at pictures of tropical surf spots all morning. Just for fun I planned a surf trip hitting up Costa Rica, South Africa, Indonesia and Australia. A tropical trip needs some tropical makeup (of course!) so I wouldn’t leave home without some lipgloss, like Prescriptives Lip Strips lipgloss ($29.50 each) from their spring Technotropics collection. Each compact has five complimentary sheer glosses in cream, shimmer and sparkle finishes, which you can wear alone or blend together to create different looks. There are two shades, Tropical Warm (on the left) and Techo Cool (right).
The lipglosses are sheer and subtle, perfect for a tropical beach vacation. Calgon, take me AWAY!
Prescriptives Techno Cool Lip Strip Swatches
Prescriptives Tropical Warm Lip Strip Swatches
No tropical surf fantasy is complete without a few hot nights on the town, and because a girl cannot live on lipgloss alone (sorry, Lil’ Mama) I’d bring a few of my new favorite Shu Uemura shadows ($20). Finely milled with lots of color punch, these cute lil’ pans are an eyeshadow junkie’s dream come true. If you’re clumsy like me, be careful when you’re opening them up, otherwise you just might end up taking out a big chunk with your thumbnail like I did when I opened up the yellow shadow.
From left to right: Matte (M) Beige 800, Metallic (ME) Yellow 300, Metallic (ME) Blue 640
I never, ever thought I’d be able to rock the yellow shadow, but Yellow 300 is very wearable, not scary, and totally boss. I’ve been wearing Beige 800 on my browbone, Yellow 300 on my lid, and Blue 640 from the top lash barely into the crease. It’s colorful yet not over the top!
Are you feeling good today? I hope you are. If you need a lil’ lift gimme a shout; maybe we can help each other get through the funk with some Mary J. Blige and some girl talk!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,