One of the material constants that has brought me some excitement since my surgery are all the new makeup launches that have come out recently, the most heavily anticipated (for me, at least) being Pat McGrath Matte Trance Lipsticks.
I'm about two and a half weeks into my post-op recovery so far, but it feels like it's been a lot longer. I'm getting pretty tired of my view of white walls - of my apartment, of my surgeon's office, and unfortunately, of the emergency room, where I've been a more frequent visitor than I would have hoped.
As I slowly recoup from surgery, I thought I'd share this past makeup look that didn't make it on to my Instagram or blog yet. I call this look "Christmas in July" even though I did not intentionally set out to create a look that could be just as easily worn in December!
After feeling slowly better each day, today I woke up and absolutely did NOT. I'm feeling light-headed, dizzy, and weak, which was especially disappointing to my dog Moses who wanted to go to the park today and now will not be going.
Before I get started, I wanted to talk about my last post. I have been completely overwhelmed (in a good way) by all the feedback I received - I never imagined when writing it that I would receive the level of support that I have, and I can't tell you how inspiring and encouraging that has been.
But in some ways, the most significant choices one makes in life are done for reasons that are not all that dramatic, not earth-shaking at all; often enough, the choices we make are, for better or for worse, made by default. - Marya Hornbacher
With Coachella just around the corner, YouTube tutorials on "festival looks" are all the rage this week. Even though I'm not heading to Palm Springs, I didn't want to be left in the dust on this bright, fun makeup trend.