Gimme Gimme (Eye Make-Up)

I love make-up. I always have. I wore lipstick from the time my grandmother first let me have hers and never looked back. Some choices were questionable – I wore silver lipstick more or less every day of 5th grade. Some were good – I look really good in purple eye shadow. 

Two years ago I got my hands on the Electric Palette from Urban Decay and used that like it was going out of style. I mixed colors and I was good at it, but I also liked just using the hot pink by itself, as well as the deep purple on it’s own. I can’t stress it enough: It’s an amazing palette.

Then I had to job hunt again that fall and I thought it was best to tone it down, to a light and shimmery gold. Then I grew bored of the gold and threw that out, too, opting for only eye liner and mascara. Then… yup, I threw out (not literally) the eye liner (I use some $3 POS from Walgreens which could be the problem) and only wore mascara for a while.

Now, since it’s spring, I’m bringing back the eye shadow. I’ve started wearing eye liner again with my mascara, and I’m thinking about starting to slowly introduce some pale pink color back into my routine, something with a tiny bit of shimmer in it. I have two colors to mess around with: one from Bare Escentuals and another one that’s a bit darker (but still light) from MAC

So, I’m going to start playing with those. And I’m going to see how the dark purple from the Urban Decay palette looks. Unfortunately, pale pink lipstick, as much as I love it, makes me look ill, so that’s a no-go, sadly.

I’ll probably never get back to wearing green and blue eye shadow again, but I’m all about the pinks and purples and I’m excited to get back into them as I get back into my spring wardrobe. 

I went through one of my wardrobes this week to see what I’ve worn and what I haven’t since I did that whole turning-your-hangers-the-wrong-way experiment a couple of months ago. I was happy and surprised to see that I’ve worn over half of my wardrobe in the last few months (worn stuff is on the left, and unworn stuff is on the right – you can kind of see the divide). 

I knew exactly what I probably haven’t worn: Cardigans. Wraps. Things you wear over tank tops and t-shirts. I’m not wearing ANY of that during winter because all I want to wear when it’s cold are sweaters. Those couple of plaid shirts hiding? I’m probably never going to wear those either. I always intend to wear them because they look super cute on other people but then I’m always like: “eh, sweater.” Because it’s still cold. Really, really fucking cold.

I’m definitely feeling the need to go all Marie Kondo Method again to get rid of even more clothing. Specifically my jean collection. I believe I’ve worn all of two, possibly three, pairs of jeans since I started this experiment. I even found (and immediately discarded) a pair of skinny jeans from probably 6 years ago with a huge hole on the inner thigh of one of the legs (chaffing from when I was 40lbs heavier). I think I’ve worn my black skinny jeans, my blue skinny jeans, and maybe a regular pair of flare jeans. Maybe. (Though probably not, let’s be honest.)

So, I’m feeling the need to purge again. I’ll probably do it this weekend. I wore a sweater from the right side of the closet today and it was actually kind of cute, but it was super itchy, too. 

I’ll just file this under “First World Problems” and call it a day.