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Today’s top is sheer black with shimmery black threads. These make the top look almost gunmetal grey with silver shimmers, so it’s a great way to get away with wearing all black without causing people to ask why I’m wearing all black.
I bought this skirt at Ross for $10. This one is very similar in style to another I have from Forever 21, but this fabric is nicer for work and it’s far more cat hair resistant! It also has four buttons sewn on the front, which you can see one of in the detail below. I thought these were a nice touch.
Today I tried a new lip gloss from Bare Minerals. The line is called Pretty Amazing. I’m not crazy about the color (it’s too soft for my taste) but it was a free gift so I wanted to try the texture and staying power. It’s not at all sticky, lasts a couple of hours, and fades evenly without getting chunky. I’m looking forward to trying it in a richer shade.
I also did eyeliner all the way around, which is more than I usually do for work. Lining the bottom lid is tricky when you are starting to develop more fine lines, as the color always wants to bleed. I only recently realized (yeah, I’m an idiot) that I could use my eyelid primer along the bottom lash line… I’d say that helped about 50%, so it would probably work for an evening out with just a bit of maintenance every couple of hours.
Ooh, and I finally tried my black crackly nail polish. This is the Ulta brand, over a sparkly magenta (something by OPI; can’t remember exactly what color). I actually bought the black crackle months ago but was saving it for the end of the year, as I can’t stand wearing black polish too close to Halloween. Now that it’s safely past Valentine’s Day, I’ll gladly rock the black nails. 😉
Have you tried the crackle polishes? How about the magnetic ones? What do you think of them?