Technically, Mercury doesn’t enter retrograde until June 7 (I know this because I’m all over Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone like sweat on Daryl Dixon’s biceps), but man, oh man! — it feels like Mercury is already retrograding all over mah face!
I don’t know why, but for the past couple days, Murphy’s Law has ruled my makeup life with an iron fist. Anything that can go wrong with my eye makeup has gone wrong with my eye makeup. Uneven liner, botched blending, cray-cray clumpy lashes — you name it. It’s been a hot mess, so I’ve decided to stick to nudes and neutrals until whatever this is passes.
Until then, I’ll just chill with neutral palettes like the NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons.
This $15 cutie is one of three limited edition NYX Dream Catcher palettes released earlier this year. Each one comes with 10 baked eyeshadows and its own personal outlook on neutrals.
Compared to Dusk Til Dawn, the other Dream Catcher palette in my collection, Golden Horizons is heavier in the matte and satin departments, as opposed to shimmer.
I think it’s a little tamer because its shadows aren’t as pigmented as the ones in Dusk Til Dawn, but that could be a good thing if you don’t want to deal with blending drama, and/or have a legitimate fear of your lids looking like an unfinished painting from Picasso’s Cubism period (#thestruggleisreal).
I see this one being good for gals (or guys, of course) who just want a little definition on their lids without taking on too much pigment or veering outside the box.
It’s like the easy listening station of eye makeup palettes (KOIT… Light rock, less talk!), and wear time clocks in at around 6-7 hours for me.
If you’re interested, it’s BOGO right now at Ulta.
I’m just sayin’.
Finding beauty inspiration in unlikely places…
Like the local fishing shop.
Yup, El Hub is on a fishing kick, and he’s been trying to get me onboard. He even got me my own fishing pole last week, right before he took me to my very first bait and tackle store.
After shielding my eyes while I ran past the live bait containers (OMG, WORMS!), I ran into this really cool display with all kinds of bright colors and…GLITTER!
These color combos would make a really cool mani, wouldn’t they?
In sadder news, I’ve been rereading a lot of Maya Angelou quotes today (RIP). My favorite one: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
Be amazing, my friend.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,