Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mascara and Men

The other night, I was heading out with a friend and because we were rushing (I'm always rushing) I had to put on my make-up in the cab. Make-up for me consist of lip gloss, a little blush that reads like bronzer/highlighter on my dark skin and mascara. Oh and I have to fill-in my brows as well because they're so sparse. So I save the mascara application for last since I know it will be the most challenging to apply due to our cabby's defensive driving. Although I dig and dig through my huge purse, I can't find my mascara at all. I'm annoyed. Very annoyed. My friend offers me hers with this disclaimer: "I know you're one of those people who doesn't share mascara but if you don't mind you're free to use mine. It's really good." [PPT NOTE: It is so unsanitary to use someone else's mascara.] I say, it's cool (said friend is my authority on all things beauty) as I reach for her bottle. Hey, I'm not perfect and it's not like I'm making a habit of doing such things. Sue me.

Anyway, I quickly realize that it was destiny for me not to find my mascara. As soon as I brush on her Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara, I know my life has changed. Ladies, this stuff is the truth. My lashes were immediately transformed into long, thick extentions of my eyelids and actually made me reminisce on the time I had my individual lashes done by some fancy smancy make-up artist for a beauty story. I think it has something to do with the round brush. Whatever it is, I'm telling ya, this stuff is worth every bit of the 14 bucks it costs. I couldn't wait to bat my eyes! What is crazier is they sorta reminded me of my brother's eyelashes. Confession: I've always been jealous of my brother's teeth (they're perfect), eyebrows and eyelashes. Mr. TK's lashes are pretty long and full too. It's like a gender role reversal or something... Anyway, I have learned that a lot of women pine over the lashes of the men in their lives and say things like, "It's not fair! I should have those." Well, after investing in this Clinique mascara chicas, you won't have to utter such words again.

On a totally different note, I know many of you are heading to D.C. this weekend/next week for Obama's coming out party. I'm also looking forward to it as a good riddens fiesta for Bush. Anyhoo, I will be posting on the people, places and things to do off the beaten path in the District on Friday so be sure to check back for that. In the meantime, if you or someone you know still wants to attend this historic event but doesn't have a place to stay (I have friends that booked rooms in July!) don't fret. Read the info below and make it happen. (When calling, mention that you were referred by Bsquared.)

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