This last weekend definitely had its highs and lows. Saturday afternoon I was finally able to squeeze in a manicure after weeks of trying to make the time, and that night we had a lovely dinner at Akasha with family to celebrate le monsieur's birthday. Everything we ordered was just amazing, and we all enjoyed the opportunity for a leisurely meal with some fantastic wines. Sunday, however, was an incredibly stressful day; trying to keep a developmentally disabled but energetic thirteen year old entertained on a grey and drizzly day takes every ounce of energy we have. We're talking seventy pounds of almost pure Id. One can only visit the indoor mall and Target for so long. The attention span is very short, and the day is very long. (We're trying to find some structured weekend activities like special needs social skills groups, but in the meantime we're on our own.)
Add in laundry, grocery shopping, and the usual weekend chores, and by Sunday night, I was in serious need of some rescue! Fortunately I'd picked up a tube of Eve Lom Rescue Mask last week based on a recommendation by maquillage maven Donna Artz in this video. I've always been more than a bit skeptical when it comes to claims about do-it-yourself masks based on previous lackluster results, but this one delivers. Just taking a few q u i e t minutes after le garçon had gone to bed to pamper myself a bit was a heavenly sanity-saver, but even better were the results. When the mask came off, none of the day's stresses showed on my skin, which now looks smooth, soft, refreshed and revived. Rescue Mask is a winner!
And if you love makeup and haven't yet checked out Donna's video tutorials, go now and have a look. She's gorgeous and funny, honest and real, and incredibly talented. I've been inspired again to step up my routines (both skin care and maquillage) and am very pleased with results so far (more in upcoming posts).