I like to think that right now in an alternate universe “Alternate Universe Karen” is sitting and typing at her desk with a cup of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies next to her keyboard.
And, also on that parallel plane, Alternate Universe Karen is having a kick-@ss hair day, and she does NOT have a chocolate stain on the left thigh of her stretchy pants. While we’re at it, let’s dial down the intensity of her dark circles a few notches, ya know? Just because we can.
Here in this universe, however, earlier today, I did have a cup of Annie’s bunnies next to my keyboard. In fact, I planned to eat them after finishing this post, but then a cat (let’s call him Tabs) covertly consumed most of them before I could intervene.
Here in this universe today, my hair is also frizzy, and I do have a chocolate stain on my stretchy pants. Thankfully, it’s from See’s, and not some nasty, two-bit, bottom-of-the-barrel chocolate, because if I’m gonna be walking around the house with chocolate on my pants, at the very least it should be good.
Oh, and per usual, my dark under-eye circles are the deep hue of a ripe eggplant.
Alternate Universe Karen has had it much better today…
She eats her cup of Cheddar Bunnies and whips her Victoria’s Secret hair while her well-behaved cat marvels at her pristine, chocolate-free pants.
And since her dark circles only require minimal coverage, she uses Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer ($32) and sees spectacular results.
Previously only available in three shades, Hourglass recently added three more for spring (in Fair, Natural and Tan).
Alternate Universe Karen wears the one called Sand.
Swatch of Sand
Creamy and moisturizing, these cover-up sticks are designed to conceal minor blemishes and under-eye discoloration, and they have a faint sheen that I think makes them look lively and natural on the skin (versus dull and flat).
And they’re a cinch to use. Just swipe on the culprit or area to be covered, and blend out the edges with a finger.
That’s it. Good for 4-5 hours.
Since Alternate Universe Karen only needs minimal coverage for her barely-there dark circles, she only uses one, or sometimes two layers at the most…which she applies before buying a winning multi-million-dollar lottery ticket tonight.
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The other night when I had Vietnamese food for dinner, I had it with an avocado shake with tapioca pearls.
I wish I would’ve taken a picture of it because it was a very pretty shade of light green, but I downed it before it occurred to me (hate it when that happens).
Have you ever had a tapioca pearl drink before? I like ‘em, but only when the tapioca pearls are just slightly sweet and a little chewy.
I’m tempted to stop by and get another one tonight after hatha yoga. Mmm…
Which reminds me, in my class last Saturday, I touched my toes for the very first time (you know what I mean)!
I’m hoping it wasn’t just a freak accident or a one-shot deal, but I guess I’ll find out soon.
What are you up to tonight? I hope you had a good day.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,