So the day before, I put out as many items ahead of time as I could, including the toothpaste and toothbrush, right through which shampoo and conditioner I would use, as well as the clothes and boots I'd wear. (I'll take a Christmas party in whatever shape I can find it in!) However, when it came to falling asleep that night, I was absolutely bound and determined to fall asleep. I really didn't think I had it in me to make it to the appointment without any sleep. By 1AM, I was in desperate straits and decided to sneak in an extra muscle relaxer capsule. Imagine my surprise when hubs woke me up at 6:30AM - as requested - in order to start the whole ordeal.
NOTHING helped hubs nor me in the getting-me-up-out-of-bed department. I was limp, dead. Worse, all sorts of crazy things were happening to me, including the fact that I was still fighting a bug. But the "best" part? Even my face was having a hard time waking up - not my legs, mind you, but my face! I got a bad case of pins and needles. What a dilemma! I thought back to what I usually do when I come down with pins and needles, but even with my mind definitely in fibro-form, jumping on my face didn't sound like a good option, nor doable when I thought about it. By 9AM, hubs was desperate to get me out of bed. Imagine the horror when he realized that I was bound and determined to do my hair and makeup, despite the fast-moving clock. It was time run amuck at its finest and I couldn't think straight: fibro-brain (and a bit more) at its finest.
But because of said fibro-brain, I ended up discovering that:
- Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 can stand alone without scaring too many people off. In fact, my skin was in good enough shape that I forgot to put on a proper foundation! I've now absolutely fallen in love with this tinted moisturizer which I'd always thought I could only use as a primer. Thank goodness for brushes: had I used my stippling brush (beautifully washed the night before) I'd have thought that I HAD used a foundation.
- Eyeliner Cream Shaper For Eyes: this goes on so "creamy-smoothly" (as the Clinque website describes it) that it took only a moment to put on my eyelids. And best of all, there was no smudging. I use the brown and it supposedly has a hint of shimmer but it's ever so slight which simply gives eyes a nice pop and definition.
- MAC Eyebrow pencil in "Fling": this has got to be the easiest eyebrow pencil around, small, and no need for a sharpener nor angled brush, which I'm always losing. I need to order a second one for my bag. It looked perfect after I got home when I got a good look at what others had seen.
Between these three bits of makeup, there was no sign of any hyperpigmention: what is there was deflected by the three products used.
Sometimes fibro-brain can work in your favor! Who knew? I have finally found the holy grail for a minimum when too exhausted and finding myself with no time or energy. Yes, I added a mascara and a quick blush, but the HERO products I used the other day were the ones I described above.
And yes, sweet daughter of mine: "Mumsy" DEFINITELY misspoke when telling you she needed an "autopsy" done. Sorry about the momentary scare I gave you! We'll have to let the world know about some of my other notable malapropisms, some real doozies! Yes, they are indeed almost up there with Yogi Berra's! (BFF: please do stop laughing! You know I've done MUCH worse!) I should give a prize to the big one I used in this blog - more than once! - a few months ago. I've not corrected it because I've been waiting a long time for someone to catch it and say something!
Anyway, as always, I hope all are doing their best, only better! (Fibro-logic at its best.) Ciao and paka.