I’m terrrrrrrrible at throwing away old make-up, especially lipsticks. But it’s a Catch-22 because then they sit in a miserable little mess in some bag in a closet. Mostly forgotten. I’m motivated by all these people going minimal – or maybe I’m missing when I was living much more minimally in Japan a year ago – but I’m trying to clear out the clutter. Or just use what I have. Or just know what I have! I wasn’t going to post these pics, but haha – why not! I went through all of my tube lipsticks (not gloss, that’s another can of worms or bag of make-up) I have and tested them out to see what looked liked what on me.
*This was unplanned. My hair is dirty, and my make-up’s messy, and this is just a random lipstick selfie bathroom experiment before I wash my face and go to bed.
My natural lips. They disappear and my sisters like to make fun of me for it.
1. NARS Mitzi. ANCIENT, and almost gone. Laney told me about this shade.
2. NARS Schiap, a hot hot hot pink shade.
3. NARS Heat Wave, a very very very red shade. It’s my newest lipstick (like I need more!) and I’ve yet to wear it out in public.
4. MAC Vegas Volt, a pretty peach shade. My sister Allison worked for MAC for a little while after college and picked this out for me.
5. J. Crew’s Poppy King. Tempted by anything that someone wears in a J.Crew catalog.
6. L’Paige mood lipstick. I don’t know why I only got a pic with this face? I think I’m annoyed by my hair… My sisters and I all got this green lipstick that turns a pink shade one Christmas and it’s so fun!
7. Lancome Rose Petal. One of those free lipsticks from the gift bag.
8. Yojiya RD-1, all the way from Kyoto!
9. Lancome Perfect Fig. This is another free lipstick from a gift bag. In certain light, it looks almost gothic.
I think my favorite is the Yojiya from Japan – OF COURSE! Japan makes the best make-up.
Do you have a go-to lipstick? Do you horde lipsticks, too:)
I didn’t want to eat two whole cinnamon rolls before bed tonight, so I just ate one and 9/10 of a second one…..
Second round of apple picking this Sunday with my favorite family in Vermont. The orchards in the southern part of the state are – not surprising – so much cheaper. I picked a big bag of honeycrisps for a THIRD of the price!
….which makes me all excited to see my family (of course), eat amazing food (I heart Thanksgiving turkey and the million side dishes and PIE), but really I’m so stoked to see ALL THE BARN CATS at my great aunt & uncle’s farm! 3-2-1 cute kitten overload!
But, boy, I can’t wait.
My co-worker’s wife is very into astrology and yesterday told my co-worker to tell me that tomorrow (today) is a very important day for the Libra. The year’s only new moon in my sign is today, and the next corresponding full moon in Libra occurs on April 4, 2015, which is also a total eclipse. Whoa. So the next six months are very powerful; today is sort of my celestial New Year according to the Astrotwins (love this site).
Unfortunately, most people are super sick on campus, so today I’m armed with my homemade “spa” water (water with mint and lemon), Vitamin C, and echinacea.
In other random news, I’ve just started reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. It’s a young adult fantasy book – which I haven’t read in a while! -about a young assassin in some mythical kingdom. I work with a professor whose wife is a middle school librarian and she is currently reading this series. I usually love all of her book recommendations, so I checked it out of the library the other day.
The day started off gloomy and rainy, but by the time the students and I got to Shelburne Orchards it was – HELLO – so beautiful outside. We picked Fuji and McIntosh and ate our fair share off the trees (I eat like three apples a day during apple season, easily). The only downside was that they were out of apple cider doughnuts. Still. This is one of my favorite times of year in Vermont.