The last time I left the house wearing eyeshadow, mascara and liner, but WITHOUT under-eye concealer, was probably 1998. Even if you don’t feel like you need concealer because you don’t have dark circles, apply at least a little bit anyway (or an eye brightener, at the very least) when you’re doing smoky eyes, because smokey eyes are one of those looks that can look incomplete without some brightening/concealing under the eyes. It’s one of those little touches that pulls the whole look together.
It’s like getting all gussied up and putting on a cute outfit…but then leaving the house without shoes.
There’s also an annoying side effect of wearing dark colors like gray, black and brown on your lids and lower lash lines. They can make your eyes look just plain tired.
But a brighter under-eye area counteracts the effect, and it also adds some nice contrast. You’ve got the dark eyeshadow contrasting with the brighter concealer under your eyes, and that makes your smoky eyes look even smokier. 🙂
Latest food obsession: The acai bowl
Fruits and vegetables? FORGET ABOUT IT. I’ve been surviving on French toast, sour candy, cereal and frozen waffles, more or less (it started with a stomach bug I had).
It’s just a phase, I guess…
But within the past couple weeks I’ve started to eat more normally again, and let me tell ya — it feels good!
Right now I’m lovin’ on these acai bowls, which are thick ice cream-like smoothies made from frozen acai berries, which taste a little like blueberries, that are topped with fresh fruit and granola.
Picture eating ice cream, but like…healthy ice cream.
They were all the rage in Hawaii a few years back, but I hadn’t had one in ages until yesterday. Turns out there’s a place here in Novato called Nekter Juice Bar that makes them, and I went yesterday for brunch with my friend Marisol.
Talk about tasty! Their acai bowls are the perfect balance between sweet and tart, and the granola has a good crunch to it. Everything was great (except for maybe they were a little chintzy with the strawberries). I’ll definitely be going back for more.
I also ordered a green juice called “The Sublime” with lime, orange, parsley, kale, spinach and cucumber.
Eh, it was alright. I could’ve done without the parsley… Dang stuff just took over (seriously, it was licking a freshly mowed lawn), but my body sure felt good after drinkin’ it!
Have you ever had an acai bowl before? What did you think of it?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,