Friday, October 26, 2018

FMM - Kind of Girly Edition

Oh how the mighty have fallen.  I'm not quite sure how this happened, but somehow Paco ended up on the floor while Henry was sleeping on Jeff the other night:
This is so unusual, not only for floor Paco but also because Henry almost never lays with us on the couch.  On the bed, yes - but normally he's too skittish when he's out in the open like this.  Either he was bold, tired, or a combination of both, but it was funny to see Paco on the floor like that.

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I've been going great guns with my knitting and finally got those ding dang socks cast on.  I ended up using a size 3 needle for the cast on and then switched to my usual size 1.5 for the rest of the socks.  I've also had a couple of hats commissioned by my friend Erica - I made her one a couple of years ago and she's requested two more, in different colors.  I am so glad she liked the original hat enough to want more!

I also knit myself a hat:
 
Pattern is Wurm, yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo in Azules colorway.  

I wanted a slouchy hat for times when I'll be wearing it all day - hopefully it won't completely smash my hair flat.  It's slouchy in these pictures but I was conservative when I blocked it; I'm considering reblocking it and getting a little more slouch out of it (the magic of wool is, well, magical).  It was an easy pattern to follow, however each band has five purl rows and purling isn't my favorite thing to do - but it was worth it in the end.

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I think I've finally come up with some eyeshadow colors that work nicely with my skin tone and eye color:
Left to right:  Strawberry macaroon, Sweet candy, Lazy afternoon - all by Sephora at a reasonable price of $8 each.

I kept trying purples and blues and grays and tans and never had an easy time getting them to look nice without being too heavy and dark - I'm so pale that anything with pigment really intensifies on me.  But these work and I don't have to be super careful or precise about the application; despite watching many make up tutorials on You Tube, the truth is that I am more of a slap it on and call it finished person.
 See?  It works nicely for a subtle, everyday look.  

Also, you're welcome for the lovely flat hair shot - I'd already run that morning and showered, but didn't do my hair because I was going to my workout group that afternoon, so it was a why bother situation.  But hey, how fun is that dramatic background?  Studio light in selfie portrait mode...I get a lot of entertainment out of my iPhone camera, that's for sure.

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Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

  1. I am definitely a slap it on and go person! I just don't have the patience for makeup. I'm struggling to find brown eyeshadow (just one shade) that doesn't have sparkle/frosted. Do they sell matte eyeshadow? The frosted really brings out my eye bags...

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    1. I feel the same way about sparkle eyeshadow - two of these are matte and the other one (the brighter pink) has a little shimmer. I mainly use that one in the crease so it's not covering the entire lid - eye bagged women over 50, unite! ;)

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  2. I have absolutely no time for make up...I am definitely a no frills girl!!! So much so that I have no clue HOW to put on makeup! Hahaha

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    1. Well if you ever need to use make up, there are some fascinating tutorials on You Tube...let me just say that doing 28 steps for foundation is a bit much, LOL, but they sure like to demonstrate that.

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  3. My favorite "neutral" eyeshadow is a pinkish one called Angel Eyes by Clinique. It's pretty much all I wear - and even when I do some corner of the eye shading for evening wear, I still tend to wear that one as a base. I also think that as women age, more neutral eye makeup for every day looks so much better - though the 1970's me will always love Max Factor Pot 'o Blue!

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    1. I just looked up Angel Eyes - it's pretty! I don't know why I never considered pink in my quest for eye shadow, but it's so nice...and I agree about it being a great base if you wanted to go a little dramatic.

      Ahhh, the blue eyeshadow of the 1970s - that pull is still a strong one for me too!

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  4. Poor floor Paco! I love your yarn assortment in that picture :) I love your slouchy hat. I want to knit one too. Maybe if I finish one or two of these scarves I've got on the needles. I used to wear a lot of makeup. But I got so allergic to it, I've given it up. Pink was one of my favorite eye colors!

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    1. You know how people style their coffee table for decor? Yarn is my decor style, LOL.

      You purl fast so that hat will work up quickly!

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  5. Love the slouchy hat! That’s a cute color, too! The eye shadow colors are great as well and look really nice on you! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Do slouchy hats relax over time? Like the one you made, will it "settle" in after a few wearings? I have a slouchy beret style that I just love to wear and it has relaxed over the last couple of years. Your hat is very cute!

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