In high school I experimented a little more. Every morning I'd add a swipe of colour to my lids, always being sure to choose a shade that CosmoGIRL! or Seventeen advised me went well with my eye colour. When we started going to clubs, I became the unofficial makeup artist in my group of friends. At every pre-party I'd go from girl to girl, creating smoky eye after smoky eye. I still proudly play this role, but my own makeup routine has certainly been pared down. I think my fascination with paints and powders diminished when my interest in shoes began.
When I hit university, my boyfriend always told me that his sisters frequently got their nails done. Over time, I added manicures to my list of pick-me-ups (which already included DVDs and magazines). Today I test colours on my nails instead of my eyes. In second year I started Internship No. 1. One of my memorable duties was collecting cash at their hectic beauty sale. It was the day that all of our samples were up for grabs, and everyone on the floor was invited. There was a line that snaked around board rooms and down halls. I remember our sales coordinator was at the door, giving each small group five minutes to grab until they were kicked out for the next few bargain-hunters. At the end, we were left with a few remaining hair products and a nice sum to donate to charity. Recently I had another chance to scour products at discounted prices. I went in expecting to spend very little, but surprised myself by leaving with a little bag of new items.
The eyelash curler has always been my favourite tool. Since my sisters have recently been converted, mine seems to keep going missing, so I picked up this Revlon one. Roc Soleil Protexion spray with SPF 45, because I've suffered from too many unsightly burns. Clinque Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Nude-tritious for me, and a bright pink Smashbox gloss for a BFF (opposites attract, right?).
OPI Over the Taupe (my favourite colour since I first tried it earlier this year), OPI Tickle my France-y, OPI Otherwise Engaged, Essie Chinchilly, Gosh teal (it's no Nouvelle Vague but I've been searching for a green shade) and Avon Vintage Blue.