Hey, my friend. How’s it going? 🤗❤️ Check this out…
This is called the “Lady Sanctuary” — a.k.a. the deck off my bedroom. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s quiet, soothing, has some plants, and it’s protected in the shade of a tall, old oak tree.
It’s a good place to have a cup of coffee or tea and read a book. It’s one of my favorite spots right now, and I’m happy to share it with you.
Even though it’s technically only for the ladies (hence the name), if you’re a makeup-and/or-cat-loving dude, you’re still welcome (I’m talking to you, Efrain!).
Connor and I were out there this morning. She read a stack of Disney princess books, and I willed myself into putting on 10-minute makeup.
Question for ya… Have you been wearing makeup regularly? If so, are you sticking to your pre-Corona makeup routine? It’s been touch-and-go for me. I’ll go for stretches where I’ll happily wear a full face, but then — BAM! No makeup for a week.
I’m cool with going bare-faced, but I definitely feel more mentally “on” when I wear at least mascara or gloss, which is why I put on some makeup today. I’ve been feeling kinda lonely this week, so I told myself, “Self, you have 10 minutes. That’s it. Doesn’t have to be perfect. Just do a little.”
I think this helps. —-> Give yourself permission to skip things, like today I didn’t want to fill in my brows (just used a clear brow gel), and I didn’t do pencil eyeliner. But I still had it in me to apply some eyeshadow, mascara, a little sheer foundation and a lipstick (which I also used as a cream blush).
Definitely felt more like myself when I finished. 😊 I even put on earrings and a necklace, too, and spritzed a body splash.
Makeup worn in this look
- Base: MAC Fix+, MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite and MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance (to prep skin), MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour in Medium Deep (buffed on with a flat foundation brush)
- Eyes: MAC Selena La Reina eyeshadow palette in the shades Me Siento Muy Excited (lids), Como Te Extrano mixed with Los Dinos (crease), Live In Concert (upper lash line); La Leyenda highlighter (inner corner); Laura Mercier Caviar Mascara (lashes); MAC Brow Set in Clear (brows)
- Lips: Entre A Mi Mundo Lip Pencil (outer edge of lips), Selena Vive and La Reina Lipsticks (mixed together)
- Cheeks: La Reina Lipstick (worn as blush)
Take care of yourself, OK? Let me know what you’re up to, and have a great Thursday.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,