One Month

A very important anniversary to teenagers the world over.

And to this place…The Everywhere Place

I am going to commemorate this long-term relationship with a foray into the superficial.

I do live in Asheville and I do love dogs, beer, hiking and jorts.

But I also love makeup.  Just call me Sybil.

My love of makeup is shared by my older (only) sister.  We both attribute this affinity for goopy, powdery, shiny pots and pans of makeup to our grandmother.  If Nana was wearing a pink plaid skirt, Nana was also wearing pink clip on earrings, pink espadrilles, a wide pink belt around her tiny little waist and pink beads around her neck.  Nana was classy.  Every summer when we would make the trek from Pennsylvania to Tennessee to visit my dad’s parents, Nana would have one of those “gift with purchase” makeup bags full of samples for me and my sister.  And every summer I would dig through her makeup, slapping on pink lipstick and night cream and purple sparkling eyeshadow.  I still have those little nylon bags from Nana stashed in my bathroom.

It’s always been fascinating to me how we can change our appearances with makeup.  This has nothing to do with how I feel about my looks, it never actually occurred to me to have negative thoughts about my appearance until college.  Some days I wear zero makeup and some days I wear an inappropriate-for-work smokey eye ala Big Ange.   I just love the chance to manipulate shapes, highlights, shadows and to choose what I want to hide or accentuate.  It can be a powerful tool if you choose to use it that way.

So all of this is to tell you that I do love makeup.  I love talking about it, sharing tips and playing drag queen when I am bored.  There is a thing that I learned called Face of the Day (#FOTD).  I honestly can’t believe I typed that but I will admit that my guilty pleasure is watching Tanya Burr on YouTube.  I promise this #FOTD will not include any duck faced selfies.  There are those who are quite good at that like Laura, but I am not one of them.

So here is where I tell you about all the crap I put on my face today.  Here is a visual:

Links to products

Impressed, horrified?  Can’t decide?  Me either.

We will leave it that.

Happy (very important) Anniversary to The Everywhere Place!


  1. Courtney Masters
    July 25, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    Hahaha you'll have to teach me makeup in Asheville

  2. Michelle
    August 2, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    I remember your senior year at the hot spot in Carlisle, when you couldn't find your powder foundation, and we had no other choice but to drive to Walmart and buy a new one. As soon as we got back to the condo, you found it immediately; "The Adventures of Anna and Michelle."I have to tell you that, I love this blog. It helps me feel closer to you, even when we're states apart. Keep on keeping on, if not for your sake, for mine!

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