This month I have been sincerely unappreciative of the entire klutz in me, the uncanny ‘unco” moments that cause minute destruction and bust joy. Sometimes what can just ruin your day are just spatters of mental vacancy really that cause you to do half-second mistakes that will annoy you for months to come. In many cases for me, this last month, I’d try to be careful then it would all backfire because of something I could never ever foresee. For example, half-wittingly setting down a cleaning basin on my new marble-top dining table, the basin was unknowingly contaminated underneath by the bleach used to disinfect the countertop it rested on previously causing an odd- colored ring to form on the dining top it was transferred to. I whined and nearly played dead on the dining table when the rings formed. However, in this first case, miraculously, the rings disappeared after half an hour, after a wipe down with hot water, and a quick desperate prayer on my part. Or for seconds, in another instance, my setting down our new Crate & Barrel stoneware/pottery/clay dining plates on my glass work desk in our parents’ southern home, thinking all was well…until I saw that 4-inch petite but obvious scratch trail on my desk after my blog shoot, caused when I lightly slid a bowl across the surface to position it.
- HOLIKA HOLIA Aqua Petit Jelly Foundation (Shade 02 Natural, two shades available) Php755.00 at SM Makati
- (MUFE Step 1 Primer, yellow, “serving suggestion” only…for girls with warm skin.)
Finally, yesterday I had come across a water-based Korean foundation that flitted in and out of my mind for a little over two years since I saw Michelle Phan use it (we’re the same skin shade so that always helps). When I picked it up I felt like I picked up a Wonka bar from a cosmetic candy shop. I got it gleefully for myself from SM Makati, all shiny and new in its pretty package (the MUFE yellow primer is just a serving suggestion because the foundation’s shade isn’t warm enough for me, but I didn’t use the primer in this post). I got Holika Holika’s Aqua Petit Jelly Foundation which feels basically like a drugstore version off MUFE’s jelly-esque Face & Body foundation…coverage is medium. How did this fit into the klutz saga? On my way up the stairs at home while carrying an armful of bags the box of this newly purchased foundation fell out and onto the stairs. “Nothing happened” I thought. I picked the box up thinking no big deal, no harm done until I opened it this morning highly annoyed to discover that… (Click to continue reading)