Oh yes my darlings, today I actually sat down with makeup. I also had a long and very detailed conversation with my mother about bionic hands. She has two options she is trying to choose between. One is an 8-12 hour surgery that might or might not get all of the cancer. It involves a bone graft with a bone taken from her leg along with tendons and a skin graft from her thigh. In addition to possibly not getting all of the cancer, given her age there is a possibility the bone won’t graft. which means potential future surgeries on her hand , a return of the cancer and possible permanent damage to her leg.
The other option is amputation.
She was worried about becoming Captain Hook. However she loves the bionic hands and because of them she is now considering amputation. she is still contemplating buying the pirate hat with the large feather adornment, she just won’t have the old fashioned steel hook to go with it. She needed to talk it through with someone so we spent two hours discussing things and looking up websites. She hasn’t made her final choice yet but she felt better for having someone to talk it out with. Her doctors are all very careful to lay out all of the options and make an effort to not influence her in any way, which is good and I know she appreciates but it leads to very careful responses to her questions. The careful responses answer her questions but leave her somewhat unsatisfied so I was a sounding wall while she figured it out.
Which I don’t mind.
After the conversation I had the mental release of putting on my makeup for the day, which was a nice break from heavy duty thinking. I also went for easy options that didn’t take a lot of time. Let’s get into that now then shall we? Lighten things up a bit.
Primer: Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas Primer
Foundation: NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil
Bronzer/Blush/highlight/powder: Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Perfecting Powders Face palette
Eyeshadow: Bellapierre Cosmetics Peach Blossom Palette
Mascara: Milk Makeup Rise Mascara
Today I did choose products that were quick and easy. While I like the Liquid Silk Canvas primer from Tatcha, I think I do prefer the formula of the balm version better. I really like both, but to be honest I can’t really afford to buy both at the same time. So while I wouldn’t mind keeping both around, I think that when I do reorder i will be getting a full size of the Balm version of this primer and maybe another travel size of the liquid version to have on hand. It is good, it is quick and it works as well as the other version, I just have a formula preference.
Today I wanted a light foundation product and with my recent expired product debacle I wanted to make sure nothing else was. This NYX was not expired. In fact I hadn’t opened it yet. I used up the last one and repurchased but hadn’t gotten around to using it yet. I always forget how much I like this until I use it. The bare with me blends out well and gives a great light coverage for the day.
This Pur palette is easy to grab and I am trying to decide if I want to take it with me as my travel palette when I head down to my Mom’s or if I want separate products. So I don’t mind using it, plus it is quick and easy.
I am still trying out the bellapierre palette. The shadow formula is nice but with only one matte shade it does get repetitive. The matte is a bit powdery. You can see a little peach dust on my nose. (I took care of it post photo but I wanted to show it) But over all it isn’t bad. With one matte and three shimmers, it is just very limited.
The Milk Mascara is in all ways fabulous. I am already regretting that this is a sample size and I will put this on my next mascara purchase list. It is really nice. It is a lengthening and lifting mascara and that is exactly what it does. I am a fan.
the balm liquid lip is nice as well. The color is not my favorite but I do like the formula. last time I didn’t wear it long enough to get a true feel for it. It is a bit sticky and it doesn’t dry down completely, but it is a comfortable formula to wear and it has great color saturation. I just wish it was in a different color. Still good formula.
And that was me today. To be honest I didn’t get a lot done and will probably be working late tonight, but sometimes productivity has to be sacrificed to life. Today was just one of those days. It happens, that’s just life. And I know that my mother feels calmer about the decision she has to make. I may still get her a feathered pirate’s hat for Christmas, but I’ll make that decision after I see how everything shakes out and how she feels about it when the dust settles.
For now, it is back to work for me.