Checking In: First Week, First Deadline and Fun Makeup “Lewks”

Hello, my friend! Good morning. 🤗 I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday so far. This was my first week at my new gig, and it’s been great. I’ve already had a few assignments and even turned in my first deliverable this week. Oh, and if I could toot my own horn a little bit, I turned it in early. TOOT-TOOT!

It’s been a while since I’ve started a new job, and I’m only just now remembering how low-key terrifying it is! You don’t know anything or anybody, what people have been working on, and, of course, there are those moments when you wonder, “Am I going to be able to do this?”

I try to remind myself that it’s like this for everyone (unless you’re Superwoman?). I just have to hang in there. It’s definitely been good for my soul.

It has been quite an adjustment not being able to hang out with my sidekick as much lately, because before I started the gig, I had more time with Coywolf after I picked her up from school in the afternoons. Sometimes we’d go to the bakery to get a cookie and talk about her day, or we’d swing by the library, or run a few errands at Target. I mean, we still hang out, and she usually plays right next to the door to my office. She has a little desk and likes to keep herself busy there, especially with Lego, crayons and makeup (often all at the same time).

Can you believe she did all of these looks on her own without any direction from me? My favorite, of course, is the smokey eye-inspired princess panda.

Oh, and speaking of makeup, I don’t know what I was thinking because I thought I would have all the time in the world to put on face paint before video meetings, but that has so not been the case this past week. I saw myself doing a cool daytime friendly smokey lid or a super sharp cat eyes.

If I’m lucky, I get maybe 10 or 15 minutes to get ready. Yesterday morning I only had five.

Seriously, the pieces I bought from Ilia have been saving my butt, though. No joke. Oh, and the Chanel brow pencil of course. Maybe next week will be the week I do something fun like glitter on my lids? I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

ilia the necessary eyeshadow palette cool nude
The Ilia Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Nude
ilia saie september 2021
Out with the old, in with the new!

How are things on your end of the keyboard? What’s the funniest thing that happened to you this week? How about the weirdest thing somebody said to you? Did you meet any new friends this week, human or feline?

Talk to you soon!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. TGIF!

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