This review is for my fellow fans of The Walking Dead. If you’re unfamiliar with the show and/or otherwise averse to zombies, skip down to the subheading titled “The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks ($35 each)” for the scoop on Dior’s new line of liquid lipstick-lipgloss hybrids coming this spring to Dior counters and online.
Hard to believe there was a time when I wrote every day. That world seems so far away right now, like a hazy, wonderful dream.
To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I wrote. I think it might’ve been a few days before The Turn.
Can you believe it? There was a time when I updated MBB every. single. day. That all stopped when the Internet went down for good. Crazy pants. Well, at least I can say that I wrote hard until the end. *Raises dirty fist with broken, janky nails half-heartedly in the air.*
But seriously, talk about a career that leaves you ill-equipped for the zombie apocalypse! I mean, really now, who has the time and energy to write these days!? Dude, not getting eaten by flesh eaters is hard enough as it is. Sh*t is not easy!
LOL… Well, at least I haven’t completely lost my sense of humor.
Thank you, universe, for letting me find this empty notebook while out scavenging this morning. Who knows? Maybe it’ll somehow keep me alive one more day.
Sigh… I still can’t believe this is the world now.
I used to spend my days in front of a keyboard, drinking coffee, writing about eyeshadow and lipstick and chatting online with friends all over the world. I wonder what happened to all those girls (and the five boys). I hope they survived. I hope they’re ok.
My heart aches… I miss my family. My husband. My cat.
Good grief, I am still really, REALLY p*ssed off at that man for leaving me! See, Karen, that’s what you get for marrying someone who will sacrifice himself to keep you alive. I hate him for that!
I love him for that. Loved him… Can’t keep my tenses right. Can’t think about this right now. Lock it up in a box, Karen. Keep it there for a rainy day. You have to do like he told you to do. Can’t fall apart. Must stay strong. Keep going.
Deep breath… Need to think about things that make you happy. Kittens! Chocolate! Makeup! Oh, gosh, I found some Dior the other day, believe it or not. Two Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. Still in their boxes! They were inside a shopping bag in an empty car on the side of the road.
Leave it to the ex-beauty blogger to grab the lipgloss/liquid lipstick hybrids, haha. At least I didn’t overlook the crowbar in the trunk. (El Hub always said, “Don’t forget to grab a weapon. Ideally one with some length.”)
It was like Christmas! There was a lighter shade, 338 Mirage. It’s a light peachy coral. And also 551 Aventure, a reddish coral. I couldn’t resist applying Mirage right then and there. I looked in the car’s rear view mirror and couldn’t help but laugh. My lips looked glossy for the first time in weeks. Months? But hello, dark circles and upper lip hair like whoa!
As I rubbed my lips together and admired my Ron Burgundy mustache (as you can probably imagine, body hair removal isn’t a high priority these days), bits and pieces of my former life came flooding back. The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks…
The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks ($35 each)
I remember… These were released in the spring of 2014. Liquid lipstick-gloss hybrids. They feel creamy and slick like liquid lipsticks but have the shiny finish of a gloss, and they leave my lips with a delicate stain that fades over the course of 2-3 hours.
They’re available (were available, back before The Turn) in 17 shades and have a doe-foot applicator and a non-sticky, lightweight formula that’s shiny but not too shiny.
They remind me a lot of the YSL Glossy Stains, except slightly thicker and less aqueous and with a shorter wear time (2-3 hours versus 3-4).
Thankfully, they’re super hydrating and great for dry lips…
Speaking of dry lips, I can’t believe I considered my lips dry before The Turn, because they are A LOT drier now. News flash: post-apocalypse, YOUR LIPS GET REALLY, REALLY DRY, MA. #justsayin
Pre- and post-zombie MBB Rating: B+
Today I’m wearing Mirage, the lighter shade, and I like it. Not that there are any real makeup rules now (or rules of any kind, for that matter), but I feel like wearing bright lips while offing zombies is kind of tacky. Call me crazy.
Both Fluid Sticks are in my backpack now, right next to the half-empty jar of Nutella I’m saving for “a special occasion,” whenever that is.
Gonna keep them there ’til I make it to Terminus. Judging by the map, I have about one day of walking to go.
Who knows? Maybe I’ll make a home there. Maybe I’ll meet a makeup-loving kindred spirit. Maybe someday I’ll be able to think about my husband and my cat without falling apart. Maybe I’ll make it another day without getting eaten.
Maybe, maybe, maybe…
Your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic beauty addict,