So I confess last week I had one of those days. It started off with shattering my brand new pretty much out of the box pressed BareMinerals foundation. As I stared at the complete dust all over the floor Mark made the mistake of saying “I mean can’t you scoop it back in there?”
Now at any other given moment……perfectly logical question. However at that exact moment I then felt like/proceeded to do this.
Back story. I only have one bathroom in my condo. Therefore when one person is um let’s call it occupying it……so where do I end up doing my makeup most mornings? Pretty much in my kitchen in my tiny compact mirror.
I mean let’s be honest, Mon-Friday if I can get a bronzer swipe and some mascara on in the parking lot of my office before I walk in I’m pretty much golden. However this morning apparently I was feeling a little adventurous and decided I need to put on some foundation. I was fine until the OCD/Type A person in me was trying to put the compact back into the original box nicely when my non-caffienated yet hands slipped and the compact came crashing down onto my wood floors.
Mark then did what any smart man would do……he then ran away from me and once the dust cleared (literally) and I gave a SOS out to my Twitter which my lovely girl Joey immediately emailed me how to remedy the situation. Side note, my homegirl just wrote a book. You totally need to peep it here then give her an amazing review because that’s how us blogger gals do to support each other. How amazing is she right??
Then once my thoughts started becoming more rational again I remembered that I had done a post about this very same compact prior to this brand spanking new one. The problem was half of the contents were now scattered around my kitchen floor. No worries I scooped up as much as I could and added a few stray fragments of an old broken bronzer smushed it in with some alcohol and spatula (full instructions here). I then marched myself back to Sephora with receipt from pretty much 2 weeks ago and they once again confirmed why I only buy my makeup from them. Let’s relive this role play shall we?
“Do you have your beauty Insiders card“?
“Okay thank you so much I see you have…..oh over 1500 points available” (I haven’t been tempted by their witchcraft sample point bonuses yet well besides this one recently). “What can I help you with today?”
To which I pull out my compact like a teenager who just got caught trying to sneak out adult bevs from their house. I placed it on the counter and quickly rambled out how my compact suddenly got wings and thought it could fly but that was not in fact the case. I tried to salvage it but it was literally brand new.
Her eyes got big (I mean as far as I could tell there was a lot of green eyeshadow she was working with) and her next words. “You poor thing go and grab another one“! While I was at it I grabbed this as well. I wanted to do a compare and contrast for y’all.
Later that day I spilled an entire Tervis tumbler of water across my table, narrowly missing my computer. I’m telling you I had a day. Oh and of course on both of these genius occasions Mark was front and center for both displays of utter grace. With this look……naturally.
I think the moral to this story is I should start doing my makeup on the floor….like sitting. Way less chance of flying objects.
This post was brought to you by a few adult libations courtesy of my bestie and Bridesmaid Felicity who is one of the first people I met when I moved down to Florida. I mean who knew we had to move down to Florida to meet each other when we grew up like 20 minutes away from each other in Massachusetts?
Have y’all ever had a day like this?? Have you tried that compact life hack before? It totally works I swear! What little tricks have saved you from days like this?
Also have you entered yet to win a pair of Tieks ballet flats yet? What color would you get?? xoxoxo