Did you hear the news?? TMZ is reporting that pop princess/cat lady Katy Perry attended the SF Giants victory parade in San Francisco today. 🙂
And that’s not all. Surrounded by throngs of rowdy revelers, she threw an impromptu concert!
LOL! Yeah, that’s me hammin’ it up…
Dude! I have to tell you about a great product I used today, but before that, you ever play Where’s Waldo?
Or how about Where’s Marmalade? Can you spot him in the top pic? I figured that since Katy’s a cat lady, I ought to have at least one kitteh with me on tour.
Please, I implore you, don’t tell Tabs…
So, that blue wig? I LOVE IT! But too bad it hid my brows today, because I think they looked pretty darned fierce thanks to the new $32 Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil.
Surprise! — I was running late getting out of the house in Katy costume this morning and had a lot to do, but only 10 minutes to do it in, so I raced through everything. Quickly, I filled in my brows with Arch’s awesome twist-up triangle tip, using broad strokes with one of its longer edges to fatten the sparse spots.
After that, I sculpted the ends a little, sharpening them using the triangle’s tip. All told, it probably took about a minute.
Of course, the brows were concealed by my wig…but I knew they were there, looking all full and fabulous, as opposed to harsh, ala Cruella de Vil.
According to Hourglass, the Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil’s formula combines the benefits of a powder and a wax to create brows that look soft, natural and full. Not quite hard like a stiff eye liner, or soft like a creamy kohl, the consistency has a little give to it. It’s firm, but not too firm, and it feels almost powdery. Soft wax within the formula binds the powdery pigments to each individual hair, keeping the strays in line.
I’m sporting a pretty strong brow look in these before and after pics, but I could’ve toned it down by running the included brow brush, which is on the opposite end of the pencil, through my brows.
Arch comes in three shades — Blonde, Soft Brunette and Dark Brunette. That’s quite a limited selection (boo! — where’s the red?), and it’s not the cheapest brow product on the block, but I do like the soft look.
It also lasts a good, long while. All day, no problem.
Nice job, Hourglass. 🙂 Now how about a friends and family sale?
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And here’s where being short is a clear disadvantage…
Parades! And other big crowds.
At the World Series victory parade in the city today, this was pretty much my view the entire time:
Yeah…I didn’t really see much at all. A very helpful ninja turtle standing next to me, whose name I believe was Leonardo, offered to lift me up in the air so that I could see more of the action, but I declined…
I just didn’t want to take a chance being dropped by a turtle.
So I held my camera above my head and snapped as many pics as I could. A few of them even turned out alright (meaning I got something other than the back of someone’s head, haha).
I had a good time. It was neat kinda feeling like a part of Giants history.
Now I’m just hanging out at home and watching random horror movies on TV. It’s been raining all night long, so we only got a couple trick-or-treaters — the really diligent ones, who made out like candy bandits, LOL! 🙂
Hope you had a nice Halloween. See you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,