I got more tan this summer than I have in years. I'm still fair, but I'm not as fair as usual. I wasn't trying to get a tan either; it just happened naturally because of coaching color guard. I enjoyed my tan for a while, but I'm completely over it now. I'm ready to get back to my normal foundations. I'm ready for my blushes to look the way I expect when I apply them. Does anyone else feel this way or am I an oddball on this one?
I had a Conair makeup mirror that I've used for the last year, and the bulb blew out last month. It was a specialized bulb that wasn't even listed on Conair's website, so I would have had to call in to reorder it. I didn't love the light the mirror gave anyway, so I used it as an excuse to upgrade. I picked up an Ottlite makeup mirror from a seller on Amazon for around $45. If you aren't familiar, Ottlite is known primiarly for crafting lamps, and they advertise giving true-to-life color. So far, I really like it. The lighting is definitely better than the old mirror I had. It's still not perfect, but it's probably the best I can do with the space I have available and for a reasonable price.
On my searching for the best deal for this mirror online, I also discovered that joann.com was having a 50% off sale on all of their Ottlite products. I jumped at the opportunity and ordered a lamp that I hoped would help me take better pictures for this blog. I'm still playing with it, so I haven't decided how much it helps or the best way to use it yet.
Here's a look at both the regular lamp and the makeup mirror. Please excuse the view of the bathroom counter and messy makeup table.
I hope you are all having a nice fall season! Feel free to share any of the random thoughts bouncing around in your heads. I love knowing I'm not the only one whose brain functions like a pinball machine on a regular basis.