Have I ever mentioned to you that I have no concept of time? Really, I don’t. It annoys the heck out of people – even people who have known and loved me since I was a child want to shake me over this ridiculous lack of time-consciousness. I’ll say I’ll be right back and I show up 4 hours later – tell you I’ll call you in 10 minutes and call you in 10 days. I’m not denying that it’s annoying. I live in Erika world, on Erika time. It’s not one of my more charming qualities.
Speaking of never doing things on time – this brings me back to why I’m here. Remember back in September I went to NYC to attend this little thing called Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week? Well, while I was there I was invited to the CVS Reinventing Beauty Lounge – a pop-up spa like experience where I was basically pampered by having my nails, makeup, and hair all done. While I was there, I was able to hang out with both Robert Verdi and Nigel Barker. If it sounds like heaven…well, that’s because it is.
The highlight of the event was having my makeup done by Cover Girl Makeup Artist Jake Bailey. He explained all of the different Cover Girl products to me, and gave me a rather stunning makeover with all of the products. My absolute favorite of the bunch, which I have now incorporated into my daily routine, is the Outlast Lipstain. It looks and works much like a marker — just paint it on your lips and go! Jake also showed me a technique using a lip brush to get a lighter color from the lipstain that just made me look like I had these fantastic, naturally flushed lips. I also fell in love with the Simply Ageless Foundation – and I am very loyal to my Clinique foundation, so that was a big jump for me!
Not that you are at all surprised, but I also made this video of my experience at the CVS Reinventing Beauty Lounge – it’s a lot of fun, and a little of me being silly (imagine that!) so enjoy!