I can’t even begin to describe to you the chaos swirling around me right now. Almost every single one of the houses in my neighborhood is under some kind of construction — I am so not exaggerating — and behind the cacophony of hammering and sawing is poor Tabs pacing the house while adding his own mewling and grumbling (“Mrrroooow!”) to the symphony of sound.
I am *this close* to completely loosing my sh*t…
Safe place! Safe place!
The only thing preserving my sanity has been this song: Sail, by Awolnation, which I’ve been trying to play loud enough to drown out the noise outside.
That whole entire album (Megalithic Symphony) is my power jam right now. I listen to it and pretend that all of the banging going on outside is part of the song, haha.
The ruckus started right after dawn and hasn’t let up. By 11 I felt like I needed the makeup equivalent of a large vanilla shake and a basket of fries, also known as comfort food, so I fell back on a look I do all the time with some of my favorite things from MAC’s permanent line.
More classy than flashy (hopefully), it’s a softly smoky golden brown eye with black cat liner, pink, barely-there matte cheeks and glossy pinkish gold lips. I used to wear this look a lot when I worked in the city and still do whenever I want to look pulled together but not over the top.
It’s kind of a staple of mine in fall and winter when my tan has faded away. This time of year, I reach for MAC’s neutral and golden browns, like Cork (which I’m wearing in my crease) and Soba, a lot, and warmer orangey browns like Soft Brown, Saddle and Brownscript a little less.
I dunno… I feel like the orangey browns look better on me when I’m getting more sun and my skin tone has more reddish undertones.
Ohmigosh! Do you hear that…?
Silence. Wait! — there’s one lonely jackhammer in the distance. Other than that, though, I don’t hear anything, hooray!
I need to savor it while it lasts…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,