I haven't been very motivated to do anything lately (other than work, of course), especially since my husband is gone. I normally put in crazy hours while he's away, but this time around I've actually managed to get in some late spring cleaning. Otherwise, my life is pretty dull, and I'm a total hermit.
Well, last night a friend of mine had a "victory party". He was running for local office (justice of the peace) and invited everyone out to the bar to watch the polls, have some snacks, sing a little karaoke, etc. I almost didn't go, but I decided that I really needed some time away from the kids, and I had donated a considerable amount of funding to his campaign, so it would probably be decent of me to at least show my face.
He didn't win, but it was close!
I live in a tiny town in the middle of B.F.E. Arkansas, so most of the people there were dressed...hmm..."normally"??? (What is "normal" anyway?) In this area of the state (which is MUCH different from the northwestern corner where I used to live), the women are a lot more conservative and "classic", I suppose. You know, they aren't really "in style", but they aren't really "out of style" either... Basic jeans and t-shirt most of the time.
I obviously don't fit in here.
Anyway...I always stick out like a sore thumb. I grew up in B.F.E. Alabama, so I'm totally NOT hating on rural folk (I am one!)... I've just come to realize that everyone here thinks I'm from New York City or something. (Which I find hilarious, by the way...since I've never been any farther north than North Carolina! LOL!) Whatever. The community I grew up in (yeah, it wasn't even big enough to be considered a town) was WAY smaller than here... But I don't think I've EVER fit in anywhere. No matter where I am on this side of the Bible Belt, I always seem to have the brightest makeup, craziest hair (which is, oddly, a "normal" color right now), most visible skin/tattoos, and sparkliest clothes/shoes. I always feel over-dressed, and I'm often stared at like I'm an alien or something...but whateva.
It works for me, though. As Mena Suvari said in the movie American Beauty... "There's nothing worse than being ordinary."
Here's the look I did...
I used the following:
Hi Fi Shadow in Polka Dot Bikini (VERY light application in inner corner)
Hi Fi Shadow in Epidemic (inner half of main lid area)
Hi Fi Shadow in Crazy Little Thing (outer half of main lid area)
Rockstar Loose Eyeshadow in Backstage (outer corner and crease)
Hi Fi Shadow in Lullaby (as highlight and lightly applied over Polka Dot Bikini)
Other products used:
Hard Candy Take Me Out liner in Ahi
Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
Kiss Me liquid liner in Black
Lashes from eBay
Finally, a *real* smile for you!
I also used Hard Candy Painted Lady lipstick in Perfect 10 and NYX blush in Red...oh yeah...and a cream highlighter than I randomly decided to mix one day. I might have some of these up in my shop soon if there's an interest.
AND...for once...I wore a tinted moisturizer (e.l.f.) and *gasp!* powder (something I custom mixed for myself)!!! Most of you know that I rarely ever wear anything other than blush or concealer on my face, so this is a date to remember! LOL! And I apologize for the craptastic hair... I had to make the kids dinner before I left, so I ran out of time.
Anyhow... Did anyone else do anything fun last night?