Post #45- coming back ‘round

Hello Love,

It’s been a while and I’ve seemed to just make it in to wish you a Happy Black History month (Black history can be celebrated every month) and to hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. It’s been quite the time since I last posted here, but I’m determined to get this one out before March 2023 officially rolls around. I’ve been noticing somethings and I thought I’d share them with you and hopefully encourage you too.

For example, The 90s came back into fashion without mercy. Denim overalls, skinny penciled on eyebrows 🙄, dark lined lips (this one is a good one), mid and low-rise jeans😩, and a host of many other things.

It’s funny because when I was being raised in the 90s I thought it was all new and I can see this generation in their platform shoes walking as if it’s fresh…they’ll learn soon enough that there is nothing new under the sun, maybe just new ways of looking at the same old same old.

Luckily for lip wear it can feel fresh and new even if it’s not. Although I am a bold any colour kind of lip wear girl, I am also loving this dark lined lip and nude situation. What’s great about a dark nude like brown and a nude base is that it works glossy and matte. I remember lining my lips with a dark brown liner in middle school and then putting an exorbitant amount of lipgloss on top. It’s a little classier now, but we’re back to this great combination.

I’ve always been a lover of Matte lipsticks, especially liquid lipsticks, but gloss has been working its way back into my purses and routine. It isn’t any wonder that a lot of companies are and have been exploring colours that glide on with a satin finish but happen to be longer lasting than they were in previous years. So below are a couple pictures from the last couple of months where I discovered a few new old tricks and welcomed some glossy and satin finish for my lips.

Looks above used The Lip Bar Lip Liner and lipgloss in First Lady, MAC lipgloss in clear or a light pink gloss, Maybelline’s new Super Stay Vinyl line in Cheeky.

I don’t know if you’re like me and you are getting a chance to do leather pants and lipgloss correctly this time, but I hope you get a chance to breathe and love you for where you are at in life right now. It’s so easy to get caught up in the latest trends and find yourself barely keeping up or comparing yourself to others. Something about being in my mid thirties has freed me to be myself in a way none of those twenty something ever could. I am the size I am right now, no I don’t want broccoli ever, and yes lipgloss and leather pants are my current thing and all of this is OK. Thank God for moments clarity when we can look around and know that even though we haven’t seen this day before, it all comes back around and the future is securely in God’s hands. So find your new old thing and wear it like you mean it. 💋

Published by Temeka W.

Temeka Williams is a Toronto based 30-something-year-old Musician, Singer-Songwriter. She loves Jesus, Cheese, her friends and family, Aunty time with her niece and nephews, and colour in any form. If she’s not teaching ESL, she’s probably playing her guitar , writing a new song, or testing out some new lip-wear.

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