The Eye of the Cat

Special Delivery

Image of a heart drawn with crayon
February is National Heart Healthy Month

What’s better than a FedEx or UPS delivery? It’s a personal delivery from my Mary Kay lady!!

Here’s the set up:

Phone: ring, ring.

Me: Hello?

Mary Kay Lady a.k.a. Jocelyn: Hi Steph I have your order.

Me: Screaming excitedly (I may have inadvertently caused her eardrum to burst).

Jocelyn: (Laughingly tells me) You’re so silly. So when would you like me to bring it over?

Me: Uh, now? I say without hesitation (as sort of a question because I need to be respectful of her time) after all it’s not always about me even though I really, really want need it now.

Jocelyn: Okay. I’ll see you in 20.

Apartment buzzer: buzz, buzz (Mollie is barking like a lunatic but she is safely ensconced in my bedroom; can’t have the dog attacking my Mary Kay representative).

Me: (in my best crème de la crème hostess voice) “who is it?” I say knowing full well it’s Jocelyn.

Jocelyn: It’s me Steph.

I open the apartment door anxiously listening for her footsteps on the stairs up to my floor. She opens the door to my floor (I’m trying to compose myself) but I think I was gushing. I do manage to give her a huge hug because I haven’t seen her in a while but she knows me a little too well and hands me the bag of goodies saying “I know this is what you really want.” Okay, so maybe I’m a little ashamed of my childish behavior…NOT!!

Mary Kay Lipstick Sienne Brûlée
Mary Kay Lipstick
Sienne Brûlée

I invite her in and as I’m pawing through the bag, I’m like “ooh what are these other things in here?” She responds “oh just a couple of little gifts.” This pushes me completely over the edge and I won’t bore you with my reaction but let’s just say that I’m probably on equal footing with Mollie in the excitement department, and I have the audacity to wonder where she gets it!!

Mary Kay Satin Hands
Mary Kay Satin Hands

So not only was my cleanser and moisturizer replenished, I got the lipstick I’ve been longing for and a Satin Hands set in a darling little bag along with mini replenishing serum/mini microdermabrasion set. I’ll go more in-depth on these items next week since I’ve not used them yet and I promised I talk about cat eyes today.

Mary Kay Mini Replenishing Serum Mini Microdermabrasion Set
Mary Kay Mini Replenishing Serum
Mini Microdermabrasion Set

When I was looking for eyebrow and liner stencils some time back I was thinking “hmmm, it’d be a great idea if someone could come up with a stencil for cat and/or smoky eyes. So after a little digging around I did find a website that carried both stencils.

Eyeliner Stencils a la Carte BethBenderBeauty.com
Eyeliner Stencils à la Carte
BethBenderBeauty

On the site, Beth Bender Beauty, there is a set of these stencils and a video explaining how to use them. Of course the video makes it look simple and I should make a disclaimer now to let you know that personally I’ve not been into the cat-eye look but the look achieved in the video is not overpowering and I will give it a go.

Smokey Eye & Cat Eyeliner Stencil Makeup Set BethBenderBeauty.com
Smokey Eye & Cat Eyeliner Stencil Makeup Set
BethBenderBeauty

Like I’ve said on previous occasions when learning to use makeup for the first time or even trying a new product there is a learning curve where one must take their time while exercising patience. It’s only makeup and as a friend of mine use to say “we’re not saving lives here.” Meaning, keep it in perspective and with a little sticktoitiveness cat eyes and/or smoky eyes can be achieved.

As proof of overcoming my cat eye look deficiency I will be the sacrificial lamb, order the set and become the subject matter expert in this area. This means of course that I can no longer delay uploading video to the blog (heaven help me, what was I thinking?).

I’ve placed my order hopefully it will arrive later this week so that I can post my results.

Let’s meet again tomorrow. Same place same time.

“Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.” ~Lady Gaga

Author: Steph McCoy

Hi, I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “Real Beauty Transcends Barriers”

4 thoughts on “The Eye of the Cat”

  1. Hi Stephanae, I need to learn how to do a better cat eye! I love it when I see them on others that are done well. Thanks for the tips. Don’t you hate when you see girls on youtube that shave their eyebrows off to use the stencils?

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