After the exploratory surgery had been completed, and we had the diagnosis, we had headed home to try and….hell, I don’t know – I guess live as normally as possible. My mother is a strong woman, and the idea that we treated her with any pity, seemed to bother her the most.
Its been 6 weeks – I can’t believe its been only 6 weeks – since we got the news that my mother probably had cancer. And for the most part, as callous as it is to say, I was able to forget about my fear and go about my normal life.
This month, I got home from a long week of camping to a surprise box at my door. Yes, thanks to the people at Influenster, I’ve been lucky enough to try Kat Von D’s latest two fragrances – “Saint” and “Sinner”. I hadn’t even realized I had been selected to sample these perfumes, and let me tell you, I was ridiculously excited when I opened the package to find them.
Yes, I’m not going to lie, it would be fantastic to own a high-end SLR camera with a 65x optical zoom lens, and state-of-the-art image capturing technology (hint, hint to my fairy godmother); but, for the average amateur photographer, carrying around a big, expensive camera all the time, wherever you go, is not exactly practical or affordable. For most of us, we tend to use the camera we have on hand. That camera is usually the one built into our smartphones.
Talk about confusing.
Just try looking up reviews on this brand and you’ll get anything from “it’s the most amazing lipstick ever” to “this brand is evil, and has to be stopped” (not an actual review BTW, I’m just summing up the overall opinions of the negative reviews). One things for sure, this brand has reputation. The question is, which reputation to believe. I was undecided.
So when Lime Crime recently had a 75% off sale, I decided to take advantage and see what all the hype was about for myself.
Before I begin, let me say that I will not be getting into any of the accusations that were directed at this brand. I haven’t done enough research to comfortably state whether the statements are true or just gossip. However, the information is easily found on the internet and around the beauty community, in case you wanted to read and form an opinion of your own.
These last four days haven’t been easy on her. She was putting on a brave face, smiling through terse lips. Her hazel eyes were glassy and tired – strained from holding back a flood of tears. I looked to her, trying to find a way to ease her anguish, but when she caught me searching, she’d turn a way from my gaze and bury her pain down deeper.