I know it's been forever but I've been feeling the need for a brain dump lately and that combined with sleep deprivation has lead me back to my long lost blog...
I think what my problem is the "when it rains it pores" scenario. I have not been sleeping well for the last few weeks, no real clue as to why it's just reality. So I have been trying to keep things together in my head anyway and then this week it's gotten a bit worse; I was up way too late on Monday night and then last night L had an asthma problem and so I ended up taking him to the doctor and getting home WAY too late... I'm just now starting to feel awake and it's after 2 in the afternoon. There was a little voice in my head, as I was driving home this morning, that said 'this is rather poetic justice.' I have no idea how many times my poor Mother made that same drive too and from the ER at who knows what time of the morning because I couldn't stop coughing and wheezing. Needless to say I sent off a text to my Mom with a profuse and sleepy apology and explination. It weird to be on the other side of these ER visits, I know what it feels like to need the meds, but to be on the parent side it totally weird, and very disconcerting. I'd like to not do that again.
So back to the title- My secrets to looking awake when I'm almost too tired for words. I've been a nearly life long reader of Vogue magazine and I remember when my concealer came out, I was halfway through college. There was so much hype around the product that I thought there was no way it was going to be THAT good, especially considering the cost! I bought it on a whim with a birthday gift card, and it's been my go-to ever since. My FAVORITE concealer is YSL's Touche Eclat, www.yslbeautyus.com. It is pricy, but I swear it's the best one I've tried, it's what makes me look like I've slept since L was born. Another thing isn't as specific, a light colored shimmery eyeshadow. My favorite is MAC's Pigment Colour Powder in Melon, www.maccosmetics.com, it is light pink colored with gold shimmer and works with my very pale skin, they have lots of other pigment colors so I feel like most people can find one to work for them. Another plus is this stuff lasts FOREVER. The other essential is blush- repeat after me "a little blush is my friend, a little blush is my friend". It just helps everyone. Last, apply your favorite mascara. And to jump start my brain on those really bad days, like today, a fountain Coke from McDonald's. Normally I try to eat pretty healthy, but some days I just have to get by.
I hope anyone reading this is having a better day, or that I at least made someone laugh with this :)