overcast natural light
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even more partial sun
I was going to do clean-up and then I didn't. So, I suck/am lazy.
Here, friends, is Sinful Colors Beau Khaki. Do I even need to address the name? I don't think so. So let's all expel a hearty guffaw and move on. It's a muted olive creme. I bought it out of habit. My mind goes LOOK OLIVE GREEN NEED IT WANT IT OKAY GOT IT NOW PHEW. But then after I buy them it takes me forever to wear them because I forget how much I really love them. That is what happened with this little guy. I got it in January and didn't put it out until the other day. I found the formula difficult to work with and very thick. But this is two coats. The idea of a creme olive seemed boring to me, so I made plans to jazz it up a little. As it turned out, I liked the color so much all alone-y on its own-y on my nails that I considered not jazzing it up. But that would have meant foregoing dots, so, as you can see, I caved. The Bobby Pin Dots© are OPI Tickle My France-y, my OG favorite nude. I think these two polishes look nice together, and I appreciate the subtlety of the cute dots in such a murky palette.
So, I had a really nice weekend. As you all know I have been feeling irretrievably lost lately, and my mom offered (after I told her I wanted to be invited) to fly me to Chicago for an already-planned girls' weekend for my cousin Mattie's 10th birthday. At first I thought it would be silly to go to Chicago for only about 36 hours, but after talking to my dad he convinced me that it would be good for me. I got into the city around 8 on Friday night and flew back to NYC around 11 on Sunday morning. But I'm so glad I went.
The theme of the weekend was AMERICAN GIRL. The hotel we stayed at catered to Mattie's doll, giving her her own little bed and turn-down service. It was very cute. Here we are on Saturday morning about to head to the store at Water Tower Place.
Mattie's doll got her hair done. That's my mom there on the left and my Aunt Michele on the right. It was just the four of us for the weekend. Plus Mattie's doll, whose name changes seasonally. As it is February, she is currently called Winter (so cute).
I was holding onto Winter for Mattie while my mom and I took a much-needed coffee break before lunch.
And here we are at lunch. Apparently I was looking at my mom's camera and Mattie was looking at her mom's camera. C'est la vie. Anyway, Mattie's dolls (she got a new one, who you see here; Saige) got to sit at the table with us. It's a little girl's dream. And it was fun for us adults too (ohmygodi'manadult)
So yes, it was a very nice weekend. After the American Girl Doll store we went back to the suburb of Chicago where my aunt and uncle live and spent the night with the rest of the family (my uncle and Mattie's brother). That was so nice. Just to talk to people, sit with people. Also I hadn't been back to Chicago since I graduated from The University of Chicago in 2009. Now that I live in New York...Chicago looks so little! It was such a strange feeling.
After I got back to New York I decided to buy myself a little pick-me-up to get me through the coming weeks until I can go home for spring break. I don't buy myself anything anymore, but I knew that as soon as I saw the Urban Decay Oz palette in Glinda (available here) that I needed to have it. I took the subway to Sephora as soon as I got home and snagged the last one in the store. Very exciting. I am in love with it. I played with it for the first time yesterday.
I plan to do a ton of things with it, so I'm very happy that I was able to find one in stock. Also, I have to pause to tell you that the day I was wearing this makeup I sent a picture of myself to Ben. Just like, a normal picture where I am looking at the camera. My bangs are kind of unruly so they were in my face and my eyelids weren't even visible because, well, my eyes were open. Later he texted me back and said, "I like your eyeshadow." I didn't even TELL HIM that I got a NEW THING that I am EXCITED ABOUT. And he noticed anyway. And that, ladies, is one of the many reasons why I have the best man (but I'm pretty sure I'm biased).
That's all for today. Here's hoping you all get through your weeks intact. This one's gonna be a doozy for me.