10. Wear eyeliner
This weekend was my 5-year wedding anniversary. We’re celebrating with a big trip this summer, but in the meantime, a nice dinner out (sans child) was just perfect. I wanted to roll one of my list items into this somehow, so I thought:
“Ah, of course, I could wear eyeliner.”
I am 29 and I’ve never worn any eyeliner, at least not that anyone could actually see. Thus #10 on my list. But my next thought was:
“Eek, I’ll end up at a nice dinner with my husband looking like a 6th grader who got into mama’s makeup drawer.”
I have a sense that proper eyeliner application requires some practice. Next thought:
“I’ll just get someone at my hair salon to do it for me.”
“oooh.. but then my professional makeup will look bad with my unprofessional hair.”
And the obvious solution to that problem is:
So, I got my hair AND makeup done at the salon. Wahoo! The hair part was a first as well. I’ve never before paid someone to fix my hair – not for prom, never as a bridesmaid or even my own wedding.
Honestly the makeup part probably wasn’t really worth the $25. But the hair part was. My hair’s been awesome since Saturday. Although I guess I’ll have to wash it tomorrow. (YES, DISCLOSURE TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB: I wash my hair as infrequently as possible.) And the eyeliner? Dang, it was some little tub of stuff applied with a brush and I bet it took 2 minutes per eye. So yes, practice required. And I found it to be slightly itchy. But #10 is done and done.
#10. Wear eyeliner.
Let’s go ahead and claim this one too:
#XX. Have great hair for 4 days straight.
I can’t say I’ll make the eyeliner a regular habit. I am trying to be more conscious of wearing a little blush or lipgloss here and there, but this mostly manifests itself in me realizing I forgot about it when I’m already halfway to work.
ps. The next day I had a minor allergic reaction after putting my contacts in, so I guess I was allergic to either the eyeliner or the mascara. No biggie. Real allergic reactions land me at urgent care getting cortizone shots.