My fav this week: RED LIPSTICK!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Do I start talking about lipstick or complaining about my week?

Okay, lipstick it is! This way you can read the fun and skip the grumpy part. I'm thoughtful like that.

Here's the thing, I've always been weird about lipstick. I feel younger than I am and whenever I think about lipstick I feel like by wearing it I look like I'm trying to look older than I am. Except I'm not as young as I think I am feel.

I have always LOVED the way other people looked in red lipstick but never felt I could pull it off. So one day, I ventured into MAC (which I also love) and said that I love red lipstick but wasn't sure it was for me. The (very kind) MAC lady said that she had the perfect shade (and in my head I thought: of course you do, you'd let me wear blue lipstick if it meant I bought a bunch of stuff). She put it on me and said it actually was perfect. I looked in the mirror and felt a little like I looked like I was playing dress-up. Her advice: step back, look at it from far away (apparently people aren't going to be standing within a foot of me - good, I like my personal space). It wasn't too bad. I bought the lipstick and the "must-have" liner (because no one wants smudged red lipstick all over their face).

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I forget I have it so I don't wear it as much as I could/should BUT I definitely busted it out last weekend AND previously rocked it at my brother's wedding.




My color in particular is the Rhianna of the MAC Viva Glam. If you're sketchy about red lipstick, give this one a try. Seriously.

Alright, now that my favs are out of the way (and yes, I'm copping out by only posting one item, but after you read the next rant you'll understand why - unless you don't want to read a rant, then click 'x' now).

Teething, the canines in particular, is the DEVIL. FOR REAL. My sweet, happy, gorgeous baby girl has been taken over by a miserable teething heathen. Thankfully, she's still happy most of the time until about 3am then look the F out.

I'm also wondering why no one told me about this? Perhaps I blocked it out of fear. That would make sense.

The week has kinda blurred together but one morning we were up from 3-6am with NONstop screaming (advil didn't even work). This morning she woke up at 4:30 and went back to sleep from 6-7:15 (at least she was happy, I'll take it). And another morning she was up at 5:30. for. the. day. Yes, I know some people get up at 5:30 on purpose. I am NOT one of those people.

I miss sleep. I miss the me I am when I have sleep.

Mr. B has worked late almost every night too, so for the 'witching hour' (which is actually about 2 hours), I am on my own. It's not super fun.

At this point it's important I make a HUGE shout-out to ALL the single moms or anyone who has had to single parent for any period of time. You're all rockstars and I seriously mean that. AND with more than one child? WHOA, mind-blowing to me right now.

Remember me being all positive earlier this week? Clearly I had more sleep then.
For real though, I know I'm lucky, it's just a stage and we WILL (must) get through it.

I'll end this on a positive note - pictures! Here's what's been happening on my phone this week (funny, I don't take pics when all hell is breaking loose. Probably for the best):









happy Friday (send me sleepy baby vibes if you don't mind)

12 comments:

  1. I hope teething gets better for you both! It has gotten a lot better with Gabriel,now. I also love MAC lipsticks! I have the Riri collection but haven't tried it yet, you rocked that color! I am not sure if it's the same in Canada but save all of you containers. They have a program called back to MAC and if your return 6 empties you get a free lipstick! Just in case you didn't already know ;)

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    1. we do have the same thing but I've never brought them in because I never think I'll want lipstick! at this rate I'm gonna have a few free ones :)

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  2. Never stop wearing that lipstick - it is FANTASTIC on you! Hmm....teething. I have no words of wisdom for you. I will say that the kiddos do seem to get used to it, so it won't be so bad for ALL her teeth. She's really cute though! Sorry you had such a rough week - hope you get some sleep this weekend.

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    1. thanks Lana!! I feel weird about wearing it to work so I guess that means I need to get out more as an excuse to wear it!!!
      These teeth are the worst BY FAR!! She already has 12 and these 4 need to just hurry and come in!

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  3. I used to wear MAC lipsticks all of the time but have not in years. I love the color on you and I think I'll stop in MAC sometime soon and see if they have a fab color for me too! Hope you are getting some rest this weekend!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. You'd look GREAT in this shade!!! Go and get some and post on your blog ;)

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  4. Yep! You look great in red lipstick. I love red lipstick too! Discovered it a few years ago and have been using it since. It's been so long since teething episodes that I have no wisdom but I might have been a single mom at that time. :) The pic with mini-me and Mr. B! LOVE it!

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    1. thanks!! You look great in lipstick in general... I need to wear it more often, it makes me feel a little more dressed up!
      Single mom? You're one of those women I admire. I honestly don't know how people do it.

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  5. Babe!! The red lipstick looks BOMB on you! I wish I could pull it off but I'm convinced that I wasn't made for lipstick :(
    The canine demon has stopped by our house and it's been hell for the last 3 weeks! Today is the first day that Mia has totally been acting like herself again, AH! She still sleeps through the night (except for on the exceptionally painful nights when she wakes up for tylonel) but the days have been SO hard! Always needy, screaming over every little thing, sooooo tired, and she even had diarrhea for a few days. These canines are a beast and STILL haven't cut through. We are dyyyyying over here :(

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    1. thanks Courtney!! You can pull it off, trust me! Go in to MAC or Sephora and get some!!!
      haha our girls must be on the same schedule. ITS AWFUL!!!! I miss sleep.

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  6. I love red lipstick. It just makes me feel so much more fashionable and chic than any other color. And you look great with that shade!!

    I hope there was lots of sleep involved in your weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Leeann, I need to make a point to wear more lipstick because you're right, it feels like it ups the fashion immediately!!

      Sadly, I'm still running on very little sleep.

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