Tonight is my last “dark night”, which means we hit the stage again tomorrow. On a positive note, we only do two week runs here in town, so this weekend will close off this show and I can move swiftly into Post-Show Depression. HUZZAH.
(Except that I won’t. Dude, we went swimming last night for 1.5 hours and then came home and had homecooked soup and it was glorious, like a Norman Rockwell painting.)
But! Here’s some stuff I’ve been depending on while I’ve been in the show:
So I picked this up because I saw keratin in the title. I did not, however, notice that it’s to straighten your hair. Which, I guess, makes sense when you consider that people pay for a “Brazillian blowout”, but still. I’m illiterate. (Which many of you readers will agree with.)(Sorry: WITH WHICH MANY OF YOU READERS WILL AGREE.) Anyway, so I got this shampoo, but it’s not really good if you have curly hair. BUT! For the show, I end up curling my hair into big ole waves, so this has been fantastic for that. Smells good, doesn’t have a big lather (but is sulfate-free, so..), but gentle gentle gentle on my hair.
I have sworn by my Boots No7 Wipes for years, but when my skin went through its weird little second-puberty phase, I realized that the wipes were .. well, not exactly 100% guilty, but at least an accomplice. So for a long time I stopped using makeup-removing wipes altogether, instead using only my trusted Mary Kay cleanser. (LOVE.) But when the show rolled around, I needed some for the theatre so I stole Bryan’s Neutrogena Makeup-Removing Wipes (shut UP, he does theatre too), and MAN. LOVE THEM. Don’t irritate my eyes at all, and they get so much gunk out. Huge fan.
I tend to shy away from Bare Escentials stuff because it makes my skin scaly. Yes, I’ve tried that one. And that method. And that one. Look, my skin is just allergic to it. I’m SORRY, that has no bearing on you and how amazing it works for you. But the reality is – it’s been worth avoiding. Since Buxom is a branch-off from the brand, I’ve kind of avoided it too. I ended up with a “deluxe-size sample” of Buxom Mascara and for the show? I thought I’d try it. MAN. If you want the look of false lashes, this is it. (Remember to blow dry your curler for ten seconds before curling.)
OH JUST KIDDING, THOSE WERE BOUGHT FOR ME BY MY HUSBAND FOR MY OPENING NIGHT. Aren’t they gorgeous? There’s just nothing in the world as lovely and vibrant as gerber(a) daisies, and he snuck in there before anyone else (having keys is a godsend) and had these waiting for me. IT WAS SO SWEET.
Also, cause you should know, here’s a picture of a scene in the show. (Photo by Jeff White Photography.)
1) I am wearing a preggo belly. As I am pregnant in the show. It is the coolest thing in the world to be able to take that sucker off after the show. 2) That floor is LUAN. Bryan is a miracle-worker. 3) THE SET IS FREAKING AWESOME.