Conversations with my cat, January 19, 2012
Tabs: It’s cold and yucky outside today, Mom.
Karen: I know, Tabby.
Tabs: I miss the sunshine.
Karen: Me too, lovebug.
Tabs: When it’s warm again, will we go outside?
Karen: Of course. We’ll put your leash on and walk down the hill and explore. Maybe we’ll even see turkeys.
Tabs: Those birds are big, but I could take ‘em.
Karen: You sure could. It’s one of the pros of being a big-boned boy.
Tabs: Will we ever see blue sky again?
Karen: I know it feels like we won’t right now, but be patient. It’s like this every year. It gets cold and gray for a little bit, but then the sun comes back again.
Hey, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we take out the new Clarins eyeshadow quad from the spring 2012 collection? It’s called Colour Breeze Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Blue Sky ($40), and the colors look exactly like the sky on a sunny day.
Tabs: Okay. Maybe I can sit on your desk and look outside for a bit while you do your makeup?
Karen: That sounds good. Since the shadows are so easy to blend, it’ll take less than 10 minutes to do a bright, glowy blue eye look. I will have to do a little layering, but not too much.
Oh, see that light blue in the upper left of the pan? How it flashes gold at certain angles? So pretty. It reminds me of the ocean in Hawaii when I go surfing. And the dark gray in the lower left has flecks of silver glitter in it that –
Tabs: Match my coat! It should look really pretty as a liner. You should blend it softly along your upper and lower lash lines…
Karen: See, I can tell you’re feeling better already.
Tabs: Maybe we should take a few pictures of it to show our friends on MBB.
Karen: Good idea!
Tabs: Mom, are you gonna take this quad with you the next time you and Dad take a trip?
Karen: Hmm… Maybe. It does have a lot of nice things going for it, and it’s not every day that we come across a palette this wearable with blue eyeshadows in it. Clarins gave the colors a soft, glowy shimmer that really helps them work, but they do display some fallout…
Tabs: Hate fallout!
Karen: Yeah, but it’s not like the Style Files fallout. Just a tiny bit.
Hey, why are you asking about trips? You better not be thinking about throwing another rager the next time Dad and I head out of town.
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