Monday, July 07, 2008

Time for a beauty break

My order from just arrived and I confess -- I'M IN LOVE! Behold my new philosophy® Supernatural Retractable Blush Brush. A natural hair* brush that folds down to a little over 4" long and fits beautifully in my makeup bag.

Earlier this year, when I was on my fantabulous spa vacation, I got not so much a makeover as a makeup refresher. The way I had been doing my face was a bit dated, and esthetician Lauryn laid down the law: no more mascara on my lower lashes and blush is mandatory. I've been trying to follow her edicts, but the brushes that come with powder blushes are so uniformly crappy that I haven't been able to touch it up during the day.

No more. From here on out, this ol' Gal will be as pink-cheeked as she was in her long-ago, dewy youth.

* I can't help but notice they don't specify what kind of "natural hair." I'm trying not to dwell on this.

Manic Monday #15

Who would you like to see on a new banknote (dollar bill, etc.)? Eisenhower. No special historical reason. It's just last time I was in DC I noticed he's really not on anything. No museum, no memorial. There's a little bust of him in the Kennedy Center, but that's all I saw. So I say, "Let's give Ike his due!" After all, he has a very kind face and would be a worthy addition to any wallet or billfold.

If you were reincarnated as some other plant or animal, what would it be? A cat who lives like my cats. I wouldn't want to be a stray, trying to stay warm and dry and fed on the streets, dodging cars and predators. I'd want to be a cat like my Joey, who was laying in the middle of the living room, sound asleep, looking downright beatific, when I had to leave for work.

If you owned your own restaurant, what would you call it? The Gal's Greasy Spoon Grub. I believe in truth in advertising.

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