Kristen of the ever-funny, always thought-provoking We are THAT Family suggested posing questions to our readers this week as part of her Works for Me Wednesday series. (If you have never checked our her Wednesday Works for Me, you totally should. People always link up with the BEST ideas!!!)
Thinking of ONE question to ask readers for feedback was difficult for me. I have LOTS of questions that I would be thrilled to hear your feedback about. Seriously--if you have ever chatted with me in person, I am pretty sure that I asked you questions. If I didn't, it was probably because I don't like you, and I don't really care for your opinion...Or perhaps you talk so much I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
Ba dum--ching! Cracking myself up over here. I'll be here all week, folks.
But, enough about my many, many questions in life, and my lifelong pursuit for ANSWERS! Since I am a rule follower, I did pick one question. BUT, since I also am a little chatty with the keyboard, I also will probably end up asking more than just one question... As hard as I try, I just cannot help myself. Also, because I am such a dork, I have some confessions to make about this question and topic.
Before we begin this Question Pop Quiz, and possibly humiliating confessions, I would like to present...
Of such staggering beauty and functionality, that it brings a little tear to my eye...
Moment of silence, please....
In Charlton Heston's voice: "BEHOLD THE MAKE-UP BAG!!!!"
Confession #1: I have had this make-up bag for at least 16 years. I think I originally found it at a Walgreens in San Antonio (for you locals...corner of Huebner and NW Military). Do you find it strange that I remember these crazy details? As you continue to read this post, you will find it less strange, and more in line with my OCD diagnosis.
This make-up bag for 14 years has been the perfect bag for me--perfect size, perfect configuration (I LOVE that it has two sides--one for my "dry" make-up, the other for my "wet" make-up, like foundation and concealer), and the perfect closure on top--the jewel clasp.
For the last 2 years, my make-up collection has grown just a bit, and I need a larger bag. Okay, also this bag has gotten kind of nas-tay, and I need either to take it to a car wash for a good power wash, or perhaps, I just need to purchase a new one.
But, therein lies the rub...
QUESTION #1: (I'm pleading here) Do any of you dear souls know where I can buy another 2-compartment make-up bag with a jewel clasp (and slightly larger in overall size than this)? Oh, how I would be forever indebted to you!
Confession #2: I have to tell you...I have searched every single "bag" website for the past 2 years, and have come up dry. I have been to Sephora, and those refined ladies did not seem to appreciate my attachment to the jewel clasp. I have been drawn in by the alluring make-up organizer aisles at Target and Wal-Mart, only to be disgusted by the utter lack of 2-compartment bags, and of course....the lack of the jewel clasp. We need to start an uprising--The Manufacturers of America seem to be discriminating against the Jewel Clasp Clubbers of America.
Question #2: (See? I told you I could not stick to the 1-question rule...) I feel that I am a fairly responsive person. So, I am opening up myself here, trying to get my chakras open and ready to hear some truth from you. (Okay, I don't have a clue what a "chakra" is...I just thought it made me sound real smart and modern-like there.) Here's the question: In love, maybe you could suggest a favorite make-up bag of yours...that just maybe, with enough deep breathing, I could learn to accept.
Confession #3: The make-up bag cannot be too large...because it needs to fit into my toiletry bag. You see--I also have toiletry bag issues. I LOVE the size, shape, and functionality of my bag. I used to carry the cutest hot pink Mary Kay one (get it?). When it wore out, ta da! my mom found a new black Mary Kay one. When that one finally wore out, I searched high and low (and low and high) until I found my current--and very cute--polka dot Modella one. It is similar to this one:
In conclusion, are you all googling "OCD signs and symptoms" about me yet? I know, I KNOW that I have make-up and travel bag issues... And, admitting is the first step, yes? I will honestly TRY to hear your answers with an open heart. (And PLEASE DO send me some answer-love!!!)
Oh, and I KNOW there is a white elephant in this blog post. I know that I showed you the embarrassing inside of my make-up bag, and you were (secretly) horrified on so many levels. So, let's just put it all out on the table, shall we? (Or, on the counter, as the case may be.)
I promise not to discuss it this post...because I'm plum worn out from the embarrassing confessions...but I will just show you a picture of my make-up. I even lined it all up in a row to illustrate my beauty "regimen." From the picture below, you will understand why I put the word regimen in "quotes."
Oh ye, without any Cover Girl, may cast the first stone...
P.S. I KNOW I didn't give you any measurements for finding me a new make-up bag...but, honestly? My little brain just can't be bothered with math things like measurements and numbers and liters and stuff.
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