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In college, my BFF and I had a rather unfortunate experience involving a microwavable self waxing kit and our bikini lines. People are just not made to inflict that kind of pain on themselves. And I attempted it twice!

Until recently, that was my only waxing experience, and I was pretty happy that way. Then I realized that I just do.not. have the energy to shave my legs on any sort of regular basis. I’m already married! Who cares what my legs look like! And THEN I realized that my leg hair is pretty sparse, so that even when I haven’t shaved for awhile, you really have to look to notice the hairiness. That’s what I tell myself, at least. But I had the genius idea that I should try waxing my legs because it surely won’t be as bad as waxing my bikini line, and eventually, the hair will just more and more fine and eventually, hopefully, stop growing all together.

And I convinced myself that doing it at home wouldn’t be so bad. Hey, at least it’s not my sensitive lady bits, right? I bought a kit from Sally’s, which thankfully, was on sale for $30. I got all my shit and excitedly went home to get down to business. About halfway through my first leg, Feller walked into the now wax covered bathroom and asked how much it would cost for a professional to do it. So that tells you how that experience went. My legs were smooth and bruised as shit, and when I tried to do it a second time, I couldn’t bring myself to actually rip the wax off my legs. Which basically defeats the purpose.

So it might surprise you to hear that I willingly allowed a stranger to rip all the hair out of my sensitive lady bits this week. And it wasn’t horrible! I mean, it wasn’t fun, but, as I always tell myself before potential painful experiences, I’ve sat through hours and hours and HOURS of painful tattoos, so THIS experience should be cake. It’s a pretty strange sensation to be completely hair free, and I sort of want to touch myself all the time. I definitely don’t think I’ll be going back to shaving anytime soon, and I’m looking forward to getting my legs waxed next time I go.


Yesterday, UPS brought my Resolutions Chart for tracking Amy’s 2012 Awesomeness Project. I haven’t filled it out yet, as yesterday evening was fulling of cooking. I know, right? I COOKED. For the first time since Feller and I moved in together. But it was for a good cause; we visited some new parents for dinner, and it was fun to feed them.

Anyways, I’m done with work at 1030 tomorrow morning, and after that, it’s chart filling out time! My resolutions range from firm, precise things, such as gym and running three times a week and having a weekly game night with Feller, to more nebulous ideas, like “make time for music”, as I adore listening to it but haven’t been, and “be a better girlfriend.”

I also want to spend this year focusing on friendships and new experiences and meeting people. I want to spend my time doing more interesting, fun things than just sitting around watching tv all the time. I want to finish lingering knitting projects and work on my spinning. I’m going to blog regularly and send mail to friends and family.

I’m going to be a better student and a better housekeeper and stay on top of the dishes by washing them as we use them. Imagine that! It’s FASTER that way. And easier. And my kitchen stays CLEAN.

I’m going to find little ways to make my life easier and better and more full.

I am a complete eye makeup WHORE. I LOVE IT. The feller I’m seeing commented that it must suck being a girl & having to do makeup, but the truth is I enjoy it. I have fun figuring out the colors I’m going to use and how I’m going to put them together, and I have so much makeup, I need to justify owning it. And I haven’t been wearing it as much as I used to (there’s just no point in getting dolled up for a bunch of married construction workers), so it makes those days when I do make the effort even more enjoyable.

Last week, the Sephora blog posted about the 80’s bold eye, which is a look I can get behind, because if there’s anything I love more than eye makeup, it’s bold colors, and especially bold colors in my eye makeup. Now, normally, I like fashioning my look with contrasting colors: gold & blue, green & purple, purple & teal, teal & brown/bronze, but tonight, I thought I’d try out the 80’s look with purples.

Eyes Closeup, originally uploaded by Being a Dilettante.

I know you can’t tell in the picture, but I used three different shades of purple on my eyes tonight (I guess that’s the point of blending, huh?). I used an old Lancome purple on my lids with the Victoria’s Secret Exclusive purple (it has more red in it than the Lancome) in my crease & the Victoria’s Secret Exclusive lavender as a highlighter. I LOOOOOVE the way it turned out, and I will definitely be trying it again (and again and again and AGAIN). I’m always happy to add a new skill to my repertoire; this will look great with greens, and I wanna see it with metallics.