Anyway, one of the ideas is a series of things I love. I know, no one really cares, but that's what personal blogging's all about, right? hehe. I tried to come up with some witty phrase, like "Wordless Wednesday", except I'm all about the words and there's nothing that comes to mind for Tuesday.
But everyone's Tuesday could use a little happy, right? It's the second day of the work week, the long days stretching ahead, and nothing fun is ever scheduled on this day. Perfect for a little shot of awesome. This idea started with Cloud, who posted about things her family is into right now.
One of the things I've discovered recently is mascara. I know, it's nothing new or exciting, but I've never worn it regularly until now. I'm lucky to have black eyelashes, so there was never a need to make my lashes more visible, like my friends with light hair had to do.
The woman who did my wedding makeup told me I should always wear it to make my eyes "pop", whatever that means, but it seemed like a lot of work. And mascara is one of those things you really need to toss after a few months - it gets gooey and clumpy, harbors bacteria, and c'mon people, you're putting it on your EYE.
So the pattern was: I'd buy a really expensive tube of MAC or Lancome mascara, wear it a few times, and then throw it away a year later, horrified that I still had it.
I recently flipped through How Not to Look Old because apparently at 36 I'm supposed to start caring about that. I don't really, but the author is way into wearing mascara. So I figured I'd give it a try (again).
This time I wised up. I bought a $7 tube of Cover Girl water-resistant mascara at Target. And OMG, I love it. I love it more than the expensive ones. It's crazy how it makes my lashes look LONGER and doesn't get weird clumpy bits. I can skip both eye shadow and liner with it, and still look good. It doesn't bother my eyes when I'm wearing contacts or get streaky when my eyes water. I finally GET what people mean about eye-popping.
I *LOVE* it when the cheap product is BETTER than more expensive ones. I'm totally hooked now. I even took it with me to Mama Weekend Away.
|Really cool mascara art by catchydesign on Flickr|
Are you pro- or anti-mascara? Do you have a brand that you swear by?