It has been quite the busy week! In addition to our normal level of crazy, a pair of stomach bugs kept the kids out of daycare Tuesday and Wednesday. Thankfully, with some Pedialyte and a little TLC (and quite a bit of laundry...) the kids are back to normal.
Aside from all of that, I've been involved in the community production of The Vagina Monologues for the third year in a row. I love being part of this show! If you don't know much about it, check out the Wiki and associated websites such as V Day and One Billion Rising. Its an amazing opportunity to get involved and support fight against violence. Plus, the show is a hilarious, thoughtful, poignant, eye opening look into the experience and plight of women.
The scene I'm part of is called "Short Skirt," which as you can imagine requires me to wear a...short skirt. Well, I'm almost 30 - I'm pretty sure there is a rule somewhere against short skirts for women my age. Luckily, I found a black Adidas running skort that subbed nicely for a real short skirt. Paired with my lipstick red heels and the corset I bought as a graduate student (for some strange reason) and I'm good to go!
Can I just say how weird it is to write about myself in a blog post? I mean, to write about myself when its not really about a baby bump. To REALLY write about myself as an individual. Its weird. Its weird for it to be weird. It shouldn't be weird. This blog can have stuff about me on it. I suppose I just never stopped to consider it.
Along those lines, I bought new make up. I haven't bought new make up in a while and really needed something to even out this newly acne ridden crazy ass skin I've got. Oh, and can't forget to mention the bags under my eyes. I asked around and decided to try out Bare Minerals for concealer and foundation. I've been using Mary Kay and a mix of drug store stuff and it was getting so heavy and sticking to my pores and lines. I got a "make under," or so they call it, at the store and oh. my. goodness. I'm in love.
It covers, it's light, and it lasts. Yeah, it's on the expensive side, but what else do I splurge on? Cloth diapers? Yeah...I can buy myself some make up.
Here's an example of what it does for my skin. The left is freshly washed (notice the blotches and general awfulness), middle is with foundation and concealer, and right is with stage make up for the show tonight.
I don't normally wear that much eye make up, but ya know, stage make up and all. It takes all of 5 minutes to put it all on and it feels so light and nice.
So, I love it. I'm hoping to keep adding to my make up collection and treat myself to some nice skin care things too. Here's to doing stuff for me!