Today I started the day with a long list of good intentions and tasks on my to-do list, but several other pressing matters needed attending to, like housework and these cute kittens at the Marin Humane Society.
The Society’s temporarily reduced their usual $100 adoption fee to $50. For a CCL (crazy cat lady) like me, that’s like a Feline Friends & Family Sale!
Gee, I can get two for the price of one!?
Kitten Quest 2010
Wisely, I fought the urge to splurge and came home kitten-free, but it was touch and go there for a while. The two brothers in first pic put me through a rigorous interview before suddenly stopping to nap.
I guess they’ll call me if I get the job…
In other news, I’ve been listening to a lot of Drake lately. Have you heard of this guy? I’ve had his new album, Thank Me Later, locked on repeat for days.
He’s a hip-hop artist who both sings and raps, and I love his wordplay and the storytelling in his lyrics. The beats are catchy, too, especially if you like Wale or Talib Kweli.
My two current favorite tracks — Miss Me and Unforgettable.
Do Squeeze The Charmin
I also spent an inordinate amount of time today contemplating toilet paper. Yes, that’s right. Last night I sent El Hub out for emergency TP, and he returned with the scratchiest, crunchiest, most effed-up toilet paper known to womankind.
He says it was cheaper than the other brands. Hmm… When it comes to toilet paper, I want that three-ply stuff that feels like fluffy clouds, please.
Kiss and Make-Up
After kittens, music and toilet paper time (WHEE!), I also swatched a few of the new Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Colors ($22 each).
The tubes are basically long-wearing liquid lipsticks with doe-foot applicators (and they’re not drying at all). I came across them at Sephora this week and brought home three of the six colors in Caprice (a matte hot pink), Patina (a matte rose) and Coral (a shimmery coral).
Once these unscented, unflavored lippies dry on my lips they last about four hours if eating and drinking are involved; if not, they last about six.
Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Caprice
Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Patina
Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Coral
Another plus? They deliver lots of rich color even if I use very little product. Over-apply, though, and they feel heavy, tight and waxy on my lips. With these, less is definitely more. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+/A-
So, despite the fact that I didn’t get very much done today, it was still a great Friday. How was yours?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,