“Aww, you’re not smiling in this pic. Get back there and take it again.”
— DMV Picture Lady
Nope, I wasn’t smiling. I was at the DMV this afternoon for what felt like ages, breathing in the scent of humanity — which, by the way, smelled like a mix of cigarettes, man funk, greasy roots and barbeque potato chips — and listening to teenagers fight with their mothers (was I ever that bratty? I’m pretty sure I was, sigh).
I was fussy because, you know, the DMV, and because I ended up not having enough time to put on false lashes before going (boo!).
When they finally called my number and I walked up to window No. 9 with my ticket, I was on the verge of going orange alert, but then the DMV Picture Lady who helped me was really, really sweet.
It reminded me that a little bit of kindness can totally turn things around. She was friendly and sweet, and even offered to retake my picture after the first one wasn’t my best.
This is a look I actually wear all the time. Golden brown eyes, black liner, bronzer, peach blush and a rosy lip.
Not a ton of color, but there’s enough for me to feel polished.
I think I’m gonna wear it to the movies tonight with El Hub (I want to see The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling), but I might switch out the lips with something brighter to give it more flair… Maybe a hot pink or coral, or the sparkly new Chanel Glossimer in Daydream.
How about you? What did you do for your makeup today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,