My joy is not supposed to come from a number on the scale.
The bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes. - Roxane Gay
What better way to kick off a New Year on a beauty blog than with my favorite products of 2017! Some of these were new launches and some of these were old favorites, but I decided to go through every category from primer to mascara to highlight the products I reached for more than any others.
Because love is the most beautiful of all, and the only thing that gets us through in the end.
I tell everyone that my surgery was for PCOS, unable to admit that while this is most certainly true, I am omitting the fact that it is, also, a bariatric surgery. This is embarrassing, shameful - that I allowed my body, myself, to become so out of control that an operation was my only way out.
Today is the 16 year anniversary of September 11. This year, officially more time has passed since September 11 than the age I was when it happened (15.) But I still remember it, as most probably do, like it was yesterday.
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!