oh! for those of you who asked, yes - the teen does, indeed, use all TEN mascaras in the picture i posted. she's a nut, but i can remember having my own weird little quirks and routines when it came to getting ready for school back in the day. and now i look back on those pictures with the oh-so-carefully-applied lavender eye shadow, black eyeliner (remember those little red eyeliner pencils that you had to warm up with a lighter?), and big ass hair with half a can of aqua net and laugh my ass off. i wonder if the teen will do the same in the years to come when she sees pictures like this (which i took just for you folks, to get a close-up view of the end result):
i don't know what she was thinking, but that boredom i told you about drove her into the bathroom for a solid half hour, playing with her makeup stash, and came out looking like this:
to give her something to do, i finally busted out the tripod and remote i'd bought from amazon for my camera. that kept her occupied for another, oh, 15ish minutes.
i mixed up the baking soda bath, divided my dough into three portions, and rolled them into long ropes.
i zested and juiced my two lemons, mixed it all up with sugar and water, and boiled the syrup in a saucepan.