Tap, tap, tap...
is this thing on?
I promise I did not intentionally abandon my blog for over a week.
Well, there may have been a bit of avoidance and lack of blog worthy material (as if!) followed by a road trip to Oklahoma with my girls for a long weekend of loud laughter, eating like truck drivers, pedicures, being silly (who? us?) and shopping.
You know, the essentials.
It's worthy of its own post, so stay tuned.
Yesterday, in an attempt to work off 1/16th of the calories I consumed over the past four days, I was in the middle of getting my TurboFire on with plans to add on abs and some weights when the phone rang. It was Annelise's school telling me that she was in the office with a stomachache, no fever, but general malaise and drama (this I discovered when I talked with her a few minutes later).
I am not a fan of faking sickness but I am even less a fan of puke (not that she did that or anything). She had approximately 1.5 hours left in her school day and did everything she could to convince me she could not bear to soldier through the rest of it, the key parts included using her most pitiful voice ever and vague descriptions of random stomach pain along with the inability of a peppermint to cure her.
I even told her that if she came home she wasn't allowed to have any fun and she still wanted me to pick her up.
(I'm not totally unsympathetic and cold-hearted, but I don't want this to become a thing, you know?)
So I picked her up.
And approximately 20 minutes later, after...you know, a longer visit to the loo, she was feeling like a new person.
I must admit, I was irked.
This photo shows my left eye done and my right eye jealous.
I alternate between this Rimmel Scandaleyes, L'oreal Double Extend Tubes (love, love, love, but it takes a bit longer to put on the two different tubes) and Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express, which I think they lied about the whole mega and plush thing happening.
So I'm wondering...what's your go to, always fabulous, lengthening, thickening, crazy good mascara?
Do tell. Please.
(Preferably drugstore brands because I don't usually shell out too much dough for mascara since I change it often and while I'll pay $15 - $34 for lipsticks, I won't for mascara. I can't really explain that.)
It also shows my slightly chipped thumbnail (several of my other nails are also in the same boat which makes me question my commitment to painting my nails since it never seems to last very long). I painted my nails last Wednesday with a base coat of Sally Hanson hardener (my nails are thin and very peel-y lately and not only does this frustrate me, it worries me that I'm lacking some vital nutrient or have a thyroid condition or terrible disease, followed by two coats of Chinchilly by Essie, a fun grey color and finished with a Sally Hansen top coat. And they started to chip, like, by Saturday. Ugh.
So I'm also wondering...what's your best no-chip (is that possible?), longer lasting polish routine? Any advice for thin, peeling nails?
Do tell. Please.