Happy Caturday, sweets! Please excuse me while I slam this cup of coffee that my body desperately needs…
Ah… Now can we talk about shoes for a second?
Yes, “OF COURSE WE CAN” is the only acceptable answer here. You know this, right? 🙂
Damn, these Chinese Laundry sequined flats? Freakin’ DSW taunting me and playing games with my 💗 heart…
You know, I’ve owned two or three pairs of Chinese Laundry shoes over the years, and all of them were terribly uncomfortable. And I don’t even think one of them lasted more than a year. So why — WHY?! — am I having lusty thoughts about these sequined rainbow flats?
In my mind I’m like, “Karen, they’re flats. Flats are usually pretty comfy… You could also stick some arch supports in ’em, and and they’re rainbow, so they’ll go with everything. Even your black stretchy pants! And look at the toe — it’s pointy, but not witchy pointy. You could TOTALLY wear these shoes…”
This is the power of persuasion that sequins hold over me!
I might have to pop in and try them on…
Yeah, I’ll just try them on, and if they happen to be comfortable (*crossing fingers*), maybe they’ll come home with me.
Wow, my bad. That was a lot of rambling about 👠 shoes.
How about some light reading now? Here are some articles I liked this week…
- One awesomely ironic thing about makeup is when the technical skills are so remarkable that you can’t even tell there’s any makeup being used, like in movies sometimes. Basically, I get distracted easily, dude, and if there’s anything “off” about a character’s face or hair, poor El Hub ends up hearing about it through the ENTIRE film (“OMG, that guy’s brows! They’re so uneven. I can’t take it, babe!”).
In the films nominated for this year’s Best Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award — Victoria & Abdul, Darkest Hour and Wonder — NONE of which I’ve had a chance to see yet, a wide range of skills are repped, from prosthetic to old-school color, light and shading.
- Makeup is literally freezing on the faces of reporters at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang .
As a California girl, THIS BLOWS MY MIND. Apparently, if you don’t want your war paint to freeze, avoid water-based creams and foundations. Opt for oil-based products instead.
- I’ve never even read the comic, but I really want to see Black Panther because of the hair, makeup and costumes! According to this Fashionista piece, which goes behind the scenes with Camille Friend, Black Panther Hair Department Head, Emmy-nominee and Marvel vet, and Joel Harlow, Makeup Designer, Oscar winner and Buffy alum, “…creating the supersuits is a team effort, starting with the talented illustrators at Marvel Visual Studios, including Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development and Anthony Francisco, Senior Visual Development Illustrator. They designed the costume concept art for the hero (and villain) suits, which were then given to Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter to bring to life — along with upwards of 1000 costumes for the royals, warriors and citizens of Wakanda, plus additional baddies, bystanders and background players.”
- I love
snoopinglooking inside houses. I mean, it’s not like I go around peering into my neighbor’s windows on my tiptoes or anything (often, haha!), but when famous people put their places up for sale online, I’m like, “Lemme see those bathroom fixtures, girl. 🙂 You got hardwood in the hallway? Coo’.”
On that note, Jerrod Blandino, founder of Too Faced Cosmetics, is selling his LA home for $3 million buckaroos. It’s a 1930s English traditional-style home with lots of marble, stylish wallpaper, and, well…less kitchen counter space than I’d expect for that price.
Still a cute house, though!
- Lipstick fortune telling. It’s totally a thing. Beth Bongar says that she gains karmic insight by analyzing your facial features and reading the pattern of your lipstick kiss.
Here’s how it works: 1) You put on lipstick. 2) You kiss a piece of paper. 3) Beth tells you wassup.
I would go for the future details myself, as I don’t need someone to tell me that I’m an exhausted crazy cat lady… That much I already know!
In other news, I’m going to a yoga retreat/class this afternoon with the local mom’s group, so I hope to be ohm-ing and ooh-ing at some point today, which I’m very excited about because I haven’t been to a yoga class in ages.
What are you up to. Hope you have a good one, OK? Talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,