Sunday, March 3, 2013

Illamasqua Superstition - Sephora Exclusive

Hi everyone! Today, miraculously, I'm managing to be super productive... despite this being my only day off this week. Get this, I worked almost 70 hours last week and I'm lined up for another 70 starting Monday morning bright and early. And for the next few weeks after that too. No, it isn't the best kind of fun a girl can have but it sure does pad the bank account nicely!

Today I have the pleasure of showing you one of my retail therapy purchases, a spectacularly gorgeous Sephora Exclusive Illamasqua, Superstition. OMG are you ready for this!? Not only is this a neon fuchsia, it has a creme/jelly (crelly if you will) finish that is to die for at two luscious coats. le sigh. There is a special place in my heart for fuchsia. 

As you can see, I did a simple stamp on two of my fingers just for fun using Konad Special White and stamping plate BM-322. Just because I could, I added a little something extra before I stamped that's hard to see in these outdoor photos, a thin coat of butterLONDON Disco Biscuit. I bought Disco Biscuit forever ago but never had the inclination to layer and layer and layer to get it to opacity. Layering it over a similar shade was perfect and I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. It darkened Superstition only in the slightest. If you squint maybe you can see a tiny blue iridescent microglitter peeking through my stamping!

On my right hand I left Illimasqua Superstition alone so I could gawk at its beauty all on its own. Oh, except my thumb. On my thumb I added butterLONDON Disco Biscuit as well. It really is the perfect combo.

In other news, I'm doing remarkably well for working two full weeks worth in the last 6 days. It has kept me busy and my mind occupied so I don't feel so spaced out and zombified with sadness in my free time. There is no free time. Overall, that's improving but the slightest errant though will put a tear in my eye. Everything running through my mind is a contradiction. One moment I'm angry and feeling betrayed or sad that things transpired the way they did... but always I miss him. I miss the life that I had with him. I wish it didn't sound so damn cliche to say it, but Adele really hits it on the head with Rolling In The Deep. "The scars of your love remind me of us/They keep me thinking that we almost had it all." 

So this post doesn't end quite so depressingly, how about some good news? I'm getting a dog of my very own since I lost my two boys in the split (they were his when we met). I did a lot of research and soul searching, contacted a breeder and somehow charmed them (simply by being me) into bumping me to the front of the wait list. My pretty Weimaraner pup was born on February 11th and I've named her Bette. She comes home to her antsy pants mamma April 5th. You better believe you'll be seeing pictures. Lots and lots of them. Now, I'm off to finish my taxes. FUN!


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