Friday, July 18, 2008

5AM and Brow Gel - FAIL!

I normally wake around 5 in the morning. I have a 17 month old who likes to wake up around 6:30 and I need time to shower, get dressed, PUT ON MAKEUP and do my hair. So 5am is enough time to do all that and still get my dear son dressed, fed and off to daycare by 6:45. This gives me 15 minutes to get to work and start the day at 7AM.
OK. so some days I fall asleep and have no problem sleeping through the night. But my Dear Husband went to a midnight showing of the Dark Knight (new Batman movie) with the guys and came home around 3am. He just had to wake me up and tell me it was "the best movie of all time.". I smiled and nodded as he relayed details of the movie to me and told him that I would go see it next weekend with him. I finally fell back to sleep at 3:45AM, and in what seemed like a nano-second, my alarm started blaring it's annoying BLAAP BLAAP BLAAP buzzer at 5AM. I only his the snooze once. so at 5:09am I was up and getting ready.
So you ask yourself. "Why the hell should I care?"
Well I'll tell you why: a) You are reading this and b) Because.
My routine for makeup is normally Foundation, Concealer, Blot Powder, Blush, Eye Brows, Eyeshadow/Liner, Finishing Powder, Mascara and Highlighter. It's a lot I know, but it's a ritual I enjoy every morning and I don't care how long it takes me. Well, this morning instead of reaching for the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel...(This stuff is fantastic. It holds all day and no flaking or wear until I take it off at the end of the day. I have rather unruly brows - Thanks Dad - and this stuff is a godsend) I picked up my L'Oreal Voluminous Full Definition Mascara in Black and applied it to my eyebrow. For a second I was "Oh SH*#!%*T" then I just laughed as I saw the start of a Groucho Marx look. I had to run and get the camera and document it for you all. ("you all" = the 2 people that actually read this blog.) It was just too funny and sooo "me" to do something like this.

Lessons learned.
a) LOOK before applying brow gel.

So as you can see the Brow gel and mascara not only LOOK different they are different sizes and Hellooo, one is pitch black! Guess Which One!

Thankfully I was able to clean it up and finish my eye of the day.

I'm wearing:
MAC Painterly paint pot as a base. MAC Mercurial mineralized eyeshadow all over lid, BECCA Shantung in the crease and Lurex on the brow bone. I have lined with MAC Liquidlast Liner in Dress Khaki on top and Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Bourbon on the bottom lashes. Mac Graphic Brown Fludline is on my lover waterline. Please note that Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Golden Blonde and Clear Brow Gel is used on my EYEBROWS and Cover Girl Lash Blast in black and L'Oreal Voluminous Full Definition Mascara in Black are used on my EYELASHES.


  1. Oh that's hilarious! I love that you took a picture for us. Your lashes are looking fabulous and I lurve that Dress Khaki liner. Happy Friday!

  2. I Valerie! Thanks. I'm such a dork. :-) Have a super weekend! Miss ya!

  3. Ok, honey, COFFEE first, THEN MU. The pic is hilarious tho'. The second is what I remember from you!
    Get one of those coffee makers that you can set to have the coffee ready when you wake up (or tea if you prefer).
    Although, truth be told, I think we have all had those moments and went ACK! WTF?!!?

  4. Oh my god. I love you so much for this post.

  5. Janine - I think that is my problem. I gave up coffee :-/ and I'm weaning myself off of tea...egads. I believe more mistakes to happen in the future.

    Aly - I *had to* post this. It's so ME! If I didn't I would have been mad at myself! lol

  6. Believe it or not, I have actually done the exact same thing...and I'd already had my coffee!! Of course, I was trying to hold a serious discussion with a 4-yo at the time, so that's the excuse I gave myself.

    Know that you are not alone in your absentmindedness and tendency for distractability! (that's a word I made up for myself).


  7. Omg you are me. I am up at 6:30 to get ready for my 17 month old who wakes up at 7:00. I am a SPEED DEMON in the morning...we're on the bus to daycare at 7:30. HOW DO WE DO IT?

  8. Your braveness in showing this is to be commended. That is the Picture of the Day!


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