During the first half of my day, I pretty much forget that I’m a beauty blogger. Sure, it’s always in the back of my head, but it’s not the first thing I’m thinking about while trying to absorb pages of Art History reading. And because I do try to keep my blogging life (when you refer to your blog as your baby, I think it’s safe to tack ‘life’ onto the end) reasonably separate from my personal life, it hardly ever intrudes on my school day.
There are, however, those golden moments when you realize that it is not, in fact, normal to own an entire arsenal of makeup. Or those stares people give you, after you’ve taken precisely one look at their nails, and excitedly identified the brand and shade.
If you’re a longtime Makeup Morsels reader, you might remember the last time this happened to me (July 9, 2011, to be precise. I can’t believe I’m linking this because the polish application was just so dang bad). I saw Chanel Black Pearl gleaming merrily on my classmate’s nails (she knows me as high school student by day, not beauty blogger by night), pointed dramatically, and gasped is that Chanel Black Pearl?
Looking back, I definitely should have been prepared for the what is the matter with you look she leveled my way. What I was not expecting was that today, half a year later, she still remembers.
As I was sitting in math class this afternoon, a couple of my friends remarked that they really liked my nails (ironically, I was bored of this manicure as of 7:00 this morning. I think it needs a design or some rhinestones to spice it up a bit). Classmate-Chanel-Black-Pearl asked what color it was, and I said it started off as an attempt to imitate Chanel Graphite (notice the emphasis on attempt, as I fully admit this is a pathetic excuse for a dupe), and she brought up the incident! Complete with nervous laughter and a sketched-out expression.
I must have really weird-ed her out that day *gleeful chuckling*
Terrible lighting, but gives you an idea of the khaki/gold undertones. Also, this is what my life looks like 24/7 right now. Yes, that’s the Common App home page in the background. I live it. I breathe it. I even fall asleep mumbling about it sometimes. Just kidding. Halfway.
In case you’re wondering what I have on my nails, this is one coat of China Glaze 5 Golden Rings over 2 coats of Revlon Carbonite. Carbonite is similar to Chanel Graphite from about 50 miles away, which means it’s not. It lacks that trademark Chanel shimmer, and has more of a warm khaki base than Chanel’s cool grey one. That being said, it’s still a pretty color, so I added a some gold glitter on top to further bring out the warm tones.
Do you ever have ‘intersecting spheres’ between beauty blogging and real life? How did you handle it? With more grace than me, I hope.