A Post of All the Things

I’ve got a few updates I suppose, and I am going to put them all in one post.

First of all, I am going to do a VERY quick review of my feelings about my one week with Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette. Here’s the photo from the shop my stash post:

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I think it’ll be pretty easy to sum up my feelings about this palette, which is basically “meh.” I really thought I’d feel more positively about this palette, as I do think it’s rather pretty. On the other hand, I knew that the cooler tones were more suited to Miss Butterfly, and I was kind of looking to pick up something on sale that she’d look great in for when she wanted to experiment. First of all, I do believe I like a bolder eye look. If I am going to play with makeup and color, I want to play with makeup an color. Bold color. This is not that. I also think that the season is entirely wrong, this is more suited to winter months in my opinion.

In addition to these basic though processes on this palette, I can’t say it performed all that well either. Blending was a real problem, I struggled to get the lighter colors to show at all, though it could just be that I am too tanned right now. The darker colors which did show were patchy and hard to blend. I really struggled, and it took me a lot more time in the morning to get an eye look done than any of the other shadows I’ve spent time with. So it really was frustrating for me. That being said, Miss Butterfly took my one traditional eye primer with her on her trip, so I can only hope that’s the key. I tried different combinations of concealer and a mac paint pot, alternating between setting the base and not setting the base, hoping to get better results but really the results remained the same either way. So, I can’t say I am overly upset to be done with my palette week this week. Ultimately I did have pretty eye looks, they just weren’t the looks for me and they were more trouble than they were worth. It’s a good palette to have on hand for simple looks, but I am not sure it’s one I’ll be grabbing regularly.

Now on to spinning and TdF. I finished a skein of red mohair!

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I have 495 yards of this, and it really is the loudest red. It turned out pretty nicely! I was waiting to continue this project until I had a fully plied, washed, and dried skein because I wanted to know what I was working with. And, I think I’ve made a decision. I am going to keep on making red 2 ply yarn out of this fiber. I am pleased with the outcome, and while the process may be somewhat boring, it’ll yield quite a large amount of yardage for my stash, maybe it can even be made into some sort of large lace lap blanket or something. I won’t be able to wear it on my skin, unfortunately.

Right now, my work week has been absolutely brutal with little end in sight. A situation has come up that has doubled my workload for the foreseeable future, I’ve got two team members out on vacation this week, and one of the two remaining team members gave me her two weeks notice this week. While I am happy for her and the steps she’s taking to go where her heart leads, the timing is utter crap for me. Thankfully she’s attempting to make the transition as easy as possible, I spent this week working on a coverage plan and she spent that time filling me in on where she is with her projects. And we’ve also got a game plan to get that job posted just as soon as possible. That being said, even my paragraph on my week seems like I am allowing you to view this week through rose colored glasses for me, when in reality, it’s been extremely taxing.

And, you know how when you are really stressed, and those are the times you desperately need sleep, but you are less likely to GET sleep because your mind is racing? That’s me right now. I am utterly exhausted, and not sleeping. I am really hoping I’ll be able to unwind properly this weekend. And also hoping to be making a lot of yarn.

Have a great weekend!

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