Hi. I have been missing for a bit. I guess I got a little too smug about not getting sick while everyone around me fell like dominoes, cuz then I got the crud. It’s been just over a week now, and each day I feel better, but I still have gooey stuff in my sinuses and a lingering cough. Thank goodness for the codeine-laced cough syrup. That stuff puts me into a deep, peaceful sleep, and often I dream of crystal blue, clear waters and sun.
And now for something completely different, I got myself a mascara guard. I have resisted mascara for decades. I felt like it made no difference if I wore it, plus it felt weird and made my lashes bash into my glasses. In the past year, though, I discovered the Japanese fiber mascaras, like Fiberwig and Opera MyLash, and miracle of miracles, I can wear those with no discomfort! I also got a battery operated eyelash curler that works (the manual ones always pinch my eyelids). So, more days than not, I now sport mascara (it’s part of my new “daily makeup”routine, ha ha). The only problem is, I have sparse and stubby eyelashes (dang Asian genes), which, coupled with my general lack of hand coordination, makes applying mascara a bit dangerous. I always think I am going to poke myself in the eye with the wand or just smear the mascara all over my eyelid. Well, this mascara guard should protect against such mishaps! I haven’t tried it yet, but I will today. I will let you know if it’s worth the $4 I paid at Uwajimaya.