Enjoyed the 2014 Symposia at Concordia Theological Seminary, and it was nice to see some of my classmates from Irvine attending. Had two meals with them. Wore my Burberry Military Red as I want to convey a confident “aura”. Felt like I am blessed with a good career and a wonderful husband. My mind felt good, so I will report to my shrink about that. (This sounds like what Woody Allen would type in one of his screenplays.) Went back to work today, and when I got home, I found a package at the doorstep. It arrived earlier than usual, so it was a pleasant surprise.
For Valentine’s Day, the guys at LMdB sent us two polishes and a lipstick. The polishes are Red Lodge (classic berryish red) and Cocoa Cabana (light chocolate brown), and I received Captiva (pinky light brown) as the lipstick. Some ladies received lipsticks in Bali (burgundy) and Bondi Beach (rose). Other lip colors mentioned are Cannes, Riviera, and Ibiza.
My impression was that my set is the type of colors a professional working woman would wear: safe and classic. Bali would be good for after work. Captiva is for office ladies. I rarely wear nude-like pinky browns. I usually have crummy luck wearing nudes. The MAC counter assistants would tell me the colors would ‘wash me out’ and does not suit my NW40 skin. I need a third party, so I am going to the makeup counter at Sephora and try it on under bright light and get an opinion before wearing it on a regular basis.
I now have 5 LMdB polishes in my stash, and I have not worn polish for months. I need to get a good base and top coat, something very strong and durable.
I think I have a good box this month, and as usual, LMdB delivered high value. The polishes run $18 each, and the lipstick costs $32. I really enjoy getting these boxes because of the variety. I got blush/bronzer, eye makeup, and lipsticks– that’s a complete face, plus skincare and polish. I even got eye makeup remover, so it’s like getting the basics of makeup. If this year is a good year, I will resubscribe.
SKINCARE UPDATE: Oh, my burning eye area. I washed my face twice and my skin in my eye area burned. The In My Kit Facebook group suspected that the Clean & Clear is much too strong for my face and I got a recommendation for CeraVe foaming cleanser. It’s 11 bux with a coupon at CVS. I will try this tonight and see if that works.