Wearing makeup

I remember being a tween and eager to try makeup. It was the Age of Aquarius and I admired the beautiful hippy chicks and flower children with their daisy chains, Love’s Fresh Lemon cologne mist, white lipstick and eyeshadow in various shades of blue.

Most girls experiment with makeup. After a while I gave it up in frustration and was quite the minimalist for years and years. Recently when the concept of mineral makeup surfaced, I started wearing Bare Escentuals and am now comfortable in this subtly camouflaged skin of mine. Part of it is to protect myself from the sun, part of it is to hide. Such is life.

Colorful eyeshadows at Bare Escentuals

Friday I went to the Bare Escentuals store at Ala Moana Center to get some new stuff. There were two women working there, and a guy, who was clearly into makeup and probably not into girls. So that’s cool, right? I was in awe of the way the powdered products are displayed, especially the eye shadows. My favorite colors were always greens and sands and browns and purples. I don’t wear them much anymore. Some of these colors looked amazingly rich and I felt they would probably be wrong for me. But I took a photo because it was so pretty.

After that I hoofed it to the food court to get a gyros and salad at The Fat Greek kiosk. Get the hot sauce, too. Good stuff. Not cheap. But nothing I like is. The sashimi salad at the neighboring kiosk, Bangga Bangga, is also dear, but mmmmmm!

While waiting I saw a young man, a slip of a thing, wearing this T-shirt.

Just because we wear makeup don't mean we can't kick your ass. (sic)

Ultimately cocky. Grammatically incorrect. Telling.  I guess when you’re young, smallish, living with your parents, you’ve gotta wear statements that enhance your intimidation factor. But think about it. With his friend standing right there, I stepped up to him and took this picture.

And I was wearing my I LOVE MY BICYCLE T-shirt. Heh.

Really. That's what it says.

@postaday #postaday2011

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

1 comment

  1. New idea for a t-shirt: “Just because I love my bicycle doesn’t mean I can’t kick your a** for wearing such an annoying shirt.”

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