Heya, friend. I’m sitting here at my desk with a rumbly tumbly because I’m waiting on an air conditioning specialist to stop by for an estimate. (Side note: Phase one of Operation Casa Mini Remodel is officially underway.) Two things I’ve learned so far about home remodels and home repair projects:
- Anything that can break, will break, and surprise! — everything breaks at the same time.
- Waiting on the people who can fix those broken things wreaks havoc on your lunch plans, because when someone says, “I’ll be there between 10 a.m. and noon,” that’s code for “I’ll ring your doorbell at 12:15.”
Anyway, yeah, I’m waiting on someone right now, and I’m hungry, but I don’t want to start making food because then I’ll have to eat it really fast, or wait and have it get cold, or awkwardly shovel a frozen breakfast burrito down my gullet in front of a stranger…
This is probably a good time to distract myself with one of my favorite things in the whole wide world: mascara.
I’ll gleefully try each and every new mascara that promises lusciously long lashes, but the one I’ve been loving lately is Dimensions de Chanel Mascara.
I got hooked on it last spring when Chanel introduced the shade Nero Metallo, a smoldering deep onyx (take a breath, it’s still available!).
The bristle brush wand stretches the stubbiest strands up toward the sky, and one coat coaxes my skinny, straight lashes into a captivating curved fringe that could pass for a pair of falsies. And yes, it does all this without flakes, clumps, smudges or smears.
As for removal, an oil-based makeup remover takes it off in a snap.
I’ve been wearing it daily for a while (you may have noticed), and I can’t get enough.
I also can’t get enough of products that can be used for more than just one thing, because why not have an eyeshadow that doubles as an eyeliner? — which is exactly what you get with the Chanel Stylo Ombre et Contours. (I’m on a Chanel kick, as you can see.)
Twist-up cream shadows have been around forever, but it’s rare to find one that’s blend-adble enough to play with on your lids, and long-wearing enough to stay put on the waterline.
I’m all about Contour Graphique, a fully pigmented navy blue for tight lining the upper lash line. It’s limited edition (the good stuff always is, it seems), but there are lots of other colors to fall in love with, like Vague, Metallic Flash and Pure Flesh, the newest colors.
OK, that’s all. Now I gotta get a breakfast burrito in this tum ASAP!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,