Purple lashes and pizza are NOT mutually exclusive.
You learn something new every day!
I finally made pizza 🍕 for the very first time using raw pizza dough, which I got from Trader Joe’s, and lemme tell ya — I’m not going to be winning any Beautiful Pizzas of Instagram Awards anytime soon.
My goodness, that’s a hideous crust…
Allegedly, El Hub knows how to make pizza dough from scratch (allegedly). Although I’ve yet to witness this phenomenon in person, he still poked fun at me for the raggedy edges.
I tried to make it cute, though! I really did!
Ultimately, the hideousness didn’t matter because the pizza was SO good (as was the purple mascara, by the way).
GAH! Purple lashes! When was the last time I applied a purple tinted mascara and actually saw the color on my lashes? Um, like never?! Miraculously, I can actually see the purple from Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Mascara in Vice, and it’s IN-YOUR-FACE PURPLE, which is awesome.
So, I thought the pizza was gonna be easy, right? I thought I’d just bust out my rolling pin, roll out a perfect crust of yeasty deliciousness, and toss it up in the air a few times while instrumental polka music played in the background, but noooooo.
The instructions say that you have to let the dough rest for 30 minutes before you actually start doing the thing — rolling it out, stretching it, putting stuff on it — and then it’s like 10 to 15 minutes in the oven.
I must have missed a step, because when I tried rolling it out, the dough kept sticking to the pin…
And when I stretched it out, that really didn’t go any better. By that point I was just like, “Accept your fate, Karen. This is going to be the world’s ugliest pizza dough crust.”
So I just went with it from there, haha!
I used TJ’s pizza sauce, mozzarella, a mix of prosciutto and salami (of course, when you say those words you have to use an Italian accent), and…what else? Oh! — some chopped artichoke hearts and sliced black olives, which I sprinkled on top.
I inhaled my first slice, and Connor, who likes pizza but doesn’t usually get *that* excited about it, was shoving it into her mouth, even the funky-looking crust.
It was fun, and the pizza was tasty. We’ll definitely be doing it again. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,