Today was the first day of summer vacation! Wait... did the kids have school last Friday? No, I don't think so. Okay, today was the SECOND day of summer vacation. The temp hit 94 degrees yesterday -- almost the same today. Thankfully, the humidity wasn't stifling. See -- there are reasons to live in Buffalo, NY!
Okay, I lied yesterday. I did get ONE pic of the yellow-robed graduate before the camera battery conked out. Here she is, descending the auditorium steps during the processional at the start of the ceremony.
Grainy and nasty. Sorry. Here's a pretty nice picture that J-Daughter took of me while we were waiting to enter the auditorium.
I bought that dress at Talbots and I just love it! So fresh, so classic. The watch and bracelet are very special to me... the watch was my grandfather's, received on the 20th anniversary of his employment. Can you imagine that today -- an employee receiving a gold, seriously, a fine gold watch, on an employment milestone? Its even engraved on the back with his name and the date and the name of the compay, which was Cavendish Trading. And the gold bracelet was my grandmother's. So, I wear them together on important, sentimental, family occasions. As I did yesterday. My Mom loved seeing them together. And I'm not wearing ANY knitting. It was freakin' 94 degrees!
So... today I had an appointment late in the afternoon with this Chanel makeup artist from NYC, who was visiting our local Kaufmann's department store. His name was Anthony something that started with an L. They all called him "Tony." Very sweet, cute, bald, gay, and extremely talented! Take a look and see for yourself. (Credit for the pics goes to J-Daughter, who took them afterwards at home.)
This one is goofing around, per J-Daughter's instructions.
This is my sexy pose.
This is just sorta normal, I suppose.
And this is...
HEY! How did that picture get on here?
Even though he used a can of concealer, foundation, and powder, I clearly have a problem with sweating. But, he did an amazing job on my eyes -- although wearing eyeliner on the inside rim of my eyelid freaks me out a little. He did that and then he used two really nice eyeshadows, and put the same bronzer that he lightly brushed over my forehead and cheeks and chin on the crease of my eyelid. And used a deep blue mascara, that I thought would look weird, but actually was terrific. The first lipcolor that he used was too bright pink for my comfort. This one is more cocoa-y.
Did I buy some of the stuff? Well, sure. But, not nearly everything. What's cool is that they sent me home with a diagram (like paint-by-numbers for my face) and they now have a file of everything he used on me. I liked his approach much, much better than the ladies who work at the counter regularly. They're happy to glop on ANYTHING. He was an artist, who had a very soft touch and a good eye. Thanks Tony!