I worked out hard for an hour at the crack of dawn, then showered in water hot enough to melt bones, AND THEN I gallivanted for an entire day wearing black cat-colored PERVERSION Waterproof Fine-Point liquid liner Eye Pen by Urban Decay, and not once did I look in the mirror and think, “Ew, gross… I should probably take this off.”
I’m now 100% convinced that I could enter my final resting pyramid (with all of my kitty companions, of course), explore the afterworld for 2,000 years, and then be discovered with my cat eye flicks shiny, glossy, pitch black and totally intact. Yes, this liner is that serious.
First, I should say that I’m a Clinique liquid liner fan through and through because of how easy it is to draw crisp edges with their flexible pen tip. I also love that their formula isn’t too runny and goes exactly where I want it to go. IMO, it’s the overall best liquid liner around, but I think UD PERVERSION is very nearly equally great. It matches Clinique’s iconic status, and it’s just as easy to use, but the final look has even more oomph. It’s blacker than Clinique’s, too, with a high shine finish vs. Clinique’s demi-matte, so it draws attention in a way Clinique’s does not.
Interestingly, both of them are also $22.
UD’s dries quicker, so you don’t have quite as much time to fix wonky wings, although you can always correct them with a Q-tip dipped in an oil-based remover, of course, or do what I do, which is just say, “Eff it” and go with it, man. Not everything’s gotta be Insta-perfect, and most of the time nobody’s gonna notice anyway, unless your wings are, like, totally perpendicular, LOL!
All told, I’d recommend the Clinique one if you want a subtle black liquid liner that’s totally foolproof, and the UD one if you want to make a bolder statement.
Either way, though, you can’t go wrong.
BOMB bread at Trader Joe’s
Now that’s a phrase I never thought I’d type, since almost all of the sliced bread I’ve ever gotten from TJ’s (with the exception of the brioche) has been nothing short of tragic.
Their Organic Sliced Whole Wheat Bread is totally worth ALL THE CARBS. The thick, melt-in-your-mouth slices taste homemade and yeasty. No sad cardboard bread here. This bread is delicious right out of the bag or toasted.
This morning I toasted it and smeared it with creamy peanut butter and sliced bananas, and HOT DAYUM if my mouth isn’t watering just thinking about it…
Don’t forget to stretch!
I’m not naturally a bendy person, so I’ll happily skip stretching, but I’m trying to do it more often because when I force myself to stretch a few times a week, my back, booty and hips feel better and hurt less.
Anywho…one of my goals this week is to stretch for 20 minutes at least three times, and stretching videos like this one for tight hips make the time go by quickly. I did this video last night before bed and woke up feeling like an entirely new person.
Gonna do it again tonight!
Are you good about stretching?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,