Working it Out, Ya Mon!

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

So today was kind of disappointing in possibly the best way possible. I know that’s an incongruent statement but legitimately it was.

I had my first mixing session with one of my good friends from university and it didn’t go exactly the way I had wanted. We sat down, and I started mixing her foundation, but unfortunately it didn’t quite match at the end of our session. Which may make a lot of sense considering that like a lot of black women her skin is varied. It was an ambitious first attempt to say the least and thankfully I can see the bright side here.

It’s this. That even when you set an intention to do something and it doesn’t turn out exactly the way you wanted, you’re always given the chance to take notes and make a second attempt. This is punctuated but one awesome maxim I got from her, courtesy of her Jamaican gramma.

“If you want good, your nose has to run.”

Essentially, if you want something to be amazing you have to work hard and there may even be tears in the process, kind of like icing on the cake. This is some serious old school logic but it makes sense. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.

And so I’m going to do just that. Go back to the drawing board, refine my process from here with the notes I took and make it work next time.

Makes sense to me. I want my foundations to be top notch, and where’s the fun if there’s no elbow grease?

As always if you have a suggestion hit me up on twitter @Urban_Minerals. I bet you have a comment or two for me on working it out ;)

Have a great night guys!