Does anyone remember that Gloria Estefan song? My friends and I developed a dance to it in 5th grade and spent many a night eating pizza while choreographing our moves. We never actually performed it for anyone, but it was important work nonetheless.
(1) I'm so glad that many of you enjoyed the makeup post! After I published it I thought it might go way beyond navel gazing to burn several hundred words on my makeup routine followed by pictures of myself with my eyes closed. I mean, I love a good how to/product review post, but I've also read every eyeshadow review on the internet in the last 3 months, so I might not be the best judge.
I did get a few follow-up questions on step 6, so I took a few freaky pictures of my eyes open really wide to show you where the black liquid eyeliner goes, but they looked like the cover of a horror movie, so here's this one, recreating how I use the fan brush to push the gel eyeliner up and under my upper lashes (yep, under).
Basically just fill in that skin-colored line between your eyeball and your eyelashes. It looks amazing. Brightens the whites of the eyes and gives you a gorgeous line without making your eyelids look heavy or small because it's under the lashes instead of on top.
(2) Are you watching Daredevil on Netflix? You should be (TLo says so too). It is absolutely fantastic. Great writing, great casting, great acting, great story arc... it is so deeply enjoyable. JP and I are on episode 11 of 13 and we can't stop watching it. The only thing that almost makes me want to slow down is knowing season 2 (due out in 2016) hasn't even started filming yet. JP and I enjoy adventure and comic book-type movies because it's the rare cross-section of our interests. I like action and fiction (rom coms included); he likes action and war biopic boring and depressing non-fiction (rom coms for sure not included). But JP also used to read comic books. I didn't, so each story is a brand new world for me, and given the books I read, supernatural powers and enhanced abilities seem normal.
My favorite things about Daredevil so far, besides the fantastic writing, casting, and acting, is the story-building, the non-stylized violence (I mean, there's violence and fighting, but I like that it's more real, people rarely drop out after one punch, and you see the after-effects of it. If someone is in a fight, they're hurting worse for it the next day, as they would be.). I don't know anything about Daredevil in the comic book world, so it's all new to me, and I'm enjoying the heck out of watching the first episode unfold. (And if you're a review-nut like me, the TLo reviews are great.)
(3) Sometimes Claire asks me to take pictures of her. Like tonight before bed. I always comply.
I love that her high heels never match.
(4) Cora turned 18 months old yesterday. We're halfway to 2. I have a lot of feelings about that.
Rather than indulge in them, let me tell you about her. At 18 months, she fears nothing and regrets less.
She loves fiercely; lives loudly; yells louder.
She is strongly (STRONGLY) opinionated and surprisingly sweet.
She is bald and tall with rapid land speed.
She loves danger, her big kids, toothbrushes, purses, dancing, kisses, books (VERY specific books), and breaking rules. Also, butternut squash, and throwing all foods that aren't butternut squash on the ground.
She does not love age guidelines, safety measures, and rules. Fruit (weird). People who are in her way.
Good gracious we love her so.