Monday, June 16, 2014

“Wow, you look pretty.” #RetroGlam

Note: Horrid selfie taker! 

“Wow, you look pretty.”

It’s a compliment I don’t often get from my 7-year-old, especially when I’m wearing lounge-at-home clothes. But, on Saturday morning I put on extra special make-up, including a new sample mascara I received from Influenster – ScandalEyes Retro Glam by Rimmel.

Since the product advertised a “wide-eye” open look, and I’ve been going on four-to-five hours of sleep per night (deep into edits with upcoming releases), it sounded like a good try.

Now here’s where I disclose that I don’t really do make-up reviews. I’m a writer, and the past is filled with analysis about books and music and concerts and movies, but make-up? Nope. So what’s the connection?

It’s a guilty pleasure!

Oh, yes. If I’m feeling down there’s nothing like a new lip gloss from Sephora to make me feel better. Nail polish? Sure. Sparkly eye shadow in funky colors? Bring it on Urban Decay!

Seriously, when I’m feeling tired, sometimes I pay extra special attention to what I’m wearing and how the make-up looks (much different note than when I feel sick). On Saturday, I had to stand before a room of close of 75+ romance writers … and talk. I’m not the most gregarious person in the world but I serve as president for OCC/RWA as my way of giving back – helping other writers achieve their dreams.

Anyway, little sleep and public speaking? Yeah, I better at least look good. So I slid into a fav. new purple dress from New Orleans, dolled up the make-up and eyes, and swiped on three coats of ScandalEyes. And I bet you, no one looked at me and thought, “Wow, she looks tired!”

P.S. -- You REALLY don't want to see my before photo.
Louisa Bacio