Happy, HAPPY Friday, my friend.
Right before I opened my eyes this morning, when I was still lying in bed, the mental fog started to clear, and I smiled.
It’s Friday! We made it through another week.
Sorry about not being around much the past couple of days. This week kind of kicked my butt. Nothing huge, but it seemed like every day one new, unexpected thing came up to throw me off my regular routine.
I’m a creature of habit, and sometimes all it takes is one extra hour I have to spend on something I didn’t plan for, and I’m a mess after that. It’s hard to get back on track.
Oh! Remember the Bobbi Brown Master Class I mentioned a couple weeks back? It was yesterday in SF, and I went. I’m putting together a post with the tips I picked up, but it’s not quite ready yet. For now, though, here’s a sneaky peaky…
Observe my terrified expression, haha! I was asked to be the class model, and it was…an experience. Really fun, but I completely underestimated how hard it would be to NOT make any funny faces for two hours.
In other news, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Heavy Metal Glitter Liners in Baked and Urban Cowboy.
You might be thinking, “Um…but I thought the only people who could get away with glitter were gymnasts and figure skaters? And I’m neither.”
Wait now! Come back here. Don’t run away just yet. Contrary to popular belief, gymnasts, figure skaters and Honey Boo Boo are not the only people who can pull off glitter. We can do it, too, and with Urban Decay’s gold and bronze glitter liners, we can look sassy and age-appropriate.
These long-lasting, clear liquid liners are filled with flecks of glitter so small that a Smurf could wear ‘em.
What I’ll usually do with these is draw a thin line along my upper or lower lash lines with the skinny brush (although for these pics, I’ve lined both my upper and lowers for emphasis), curl my lashes, and then coat them with mascara.
When I look in the mirror, it’s hard to even discern this glitter from more than a few feet away. All I see is a pair of bright, sparkling eyes!
It’s a fun, wearable effect — one that I think almost anyone can wear. I can see any of the gals in my family pulling it off, from my glam granny to my mom to my 18-year-old cousin. Either of these liners, or even a mix of both.
Urban Decay also sells these liners in flashier colors like magenta, teal and green, and while I also like those, there’s something special about this bronze and gold. With them, you get the bling without the extra bang from the colors. I think being neutral makes them easier to wear in a wider variety of situations.
As you can probably imagine, they aren’t complicated or tough to apply. If I’ve got a party or a special event, maybe one where I plan to dress up, I’ll rim my water lines with black liner, apply a pair of false lashes, run a thin line of either Baked or Urban Cowboy along my lower lash lines, and slick my lips with something bright, like a hot pink lipstick.
It’s a simple, quick way to make a big impact.
If you like the idea, and I hope you do, both Baked and Urban Cowboy are available now at Urban Decay counters and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,