… about the animal prints right now. I’m pretty sure I “hated” them the last time they were all the rage, but I already have four pieces in my wardrobe that immediately come to mind, and I am sure I need more.
Okay. So much for being unable to care about fall fashion. Inundate me with 278 email ads, Pinterest folks pinning, and add a grey morning, and I’m there. Doesn’t hurt at all that the Loft has lumped dots in with their “spot on” campaign. I also happen to already own three dotted items and might have ordered a fourth yesterday. Hem.
Then, in a “my thoughts to mass market” moment, I was just internally griping yesterday because being ridiculously fair and yet outdoorsy, plus having sensitive skin and liking a faux “even” skin tone, I REALLY want a good, higher than 20 SPF tinted moisturizer. I wouldn’t wear it every day… except when we’re at the beach… Enter my inbox, Bobbi Brown. I’ll be ordering some BB Cream SPF 35 just as soon as I figure out which shade I need.
In other news, I’m on day #3 of the too good to be true Wake-up Makeup trial. I went with the ivory powder foundation, because of course, podunk doesn’t seem to have the “new” liquid yet. I’m pretty sure the formula doesn’t make a big difference in effect. It has a cooling sensation as it leaves its powdery state and blends with the oils on my face. But Marjie? Skip it. Not only does it fail to make me or my skin look or feel like we’re 18 again, the ivory is too dark for my never-sees sun forehead, and barely works on my sun-kissed cheeks and nose. I’ll use it ’til my summer “tan” fades just because I’m thrifty like that, but it doesn’t have the real perk me up impact that Mary Kay’s Indulge Soothing Eye Gel has.
For what it’s worth, I’ve been using THAT product for over 15 years, and maybe it’s why I don’t have significant crows feet. I can also tell you it will fight a good fight against puffy eyes from a crying jag, allergies, lack of sleep, etc. Sometimes, technology and cosmetics do have a good, successful, long-lasting marriage. Doesn’t hurt any that I love the color too.
What trends and/or gimmicks are you feeling right now?
PS – Go Sanya and Lolo!! As a former sprinter, Sanya is the reason my eyes needed a double-dose of that eye gel this morning. I had to stay up and watch. See… even with two of the best coaches to EVER grace high school track & field (seriously!), I wasn’t able to compete successfully in the 400M. Pacing yourself and giving it all you have for a quarter mile… they’re mutually exclusive in my book. … and I always wanted to be a hurdler, but my one attempt led to knee surgery, a bone chip still moving out from hiding once in a while in my wrist, so…