Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 28: Friendship and Makeup


My friend Lupita and I in my kitchen at one of my annual Teacher Christmas Parties.

I have loved makeup since my high school days at Saint Mary’s Hall.

I may have worn a uniform and saddle oxfords every school day for 4 years, but I usually had on Maybelline demi false eyelashes too.

I learned to master cake eyeliner and to this day, there is nothing better.

During trips to Fred’s Pharmacy in Falfurrias as a teenager,  I was mesmerized by the Revlon display.

Now jump ahead from that time in my life to November of around 1985.

It is a memory etched on my heart.

I am literally squealing in the faculty parking lot with my dear friend Lupita Ramirez.


We were oohing and aahing over the Borghese Christmas Eye Shadow Collection.

I lost that dear friend in August of this year to breast cancer.


So in looking to re-create that moment in 1985, because I miss my friend, I have been looking at every eye shadow palette I can find. 

This makes perfect sense to me.



NanaDiana said...

OH- I am so sorry, Laura. She was a beautiful woman and I know you must miss her with your whole heart and soul.

Grandmother Clara (hubby's grandmother that hyphenated her name in the 1920s!!!!!) had a personal letter from Charles Revlon that came with a box of his new "products" to try. I think it was from 1935 and came in a "hat box" sort of packaging. I still have the box and the letter.

I was never allowed to wear make up to school. You lucky thing you- xo Diana

Pura Vida said...

I love how she's clinging to you...and you to her

Theresa said...

It makes perfect sense to me too! Memories are precious, aren't they? Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A lovely way to remember your friend!

Stacey said...

And girlfriends understand that completely. I'm so sorry you lost your sweet friend.

trash talk said...

In the blink of an eye.
My heart to yours.

C-ingspots said...

Two beautiful women! I'm so sorry you've lost such a dear friend...

Brandee Shafer said...

Hi, Laura. I am happy we have found one another but sorry about your friend. One of my best friends passed in February, then my mother-in-law in May. What a year. I believe they look down, though; don't you?

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